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Hermann Hauser is one of the founding partners at Amadeus Capital Partners

Hermann Hauser tasked by government to examine Catapult innovation centres

A new review of the government's network of technology and innovation centres has been commissioned and will be headed up by Hermann Hauser.

The seven representatives of the Alternative Business Funding portal

Alternative funders including Funding Circle, Seedrs and Zopa unite to create business referral network

Platforms from across the alternative funding market are coming together to form a new web portal.

The government and Michael Fallon want to see business involvement

Government calls on businesses to drive regulation change

A new organisation called the Business Focus on Enforcement has been proposed by business minister Michael Fallon to bring companies into the fold when it comes to regulation.

Kamm & Sons founder Alex Kammerling has crowdfunding twice to raise funds

Crowdfunding now subject to new FCA regulations following growth surge

The FCA has released new rules outlining how consumers who engage with crowdfunding will be protected.

Finding the right team balance is one of the most important issues for start-ups

Start-ups finding it hard to secure the right hires

The majority of start-ups in the UK do not have any formal training for new hires and are finding that staff do not have the skills to succeed.

Mobile platforms are becoming more a part of consumer browsing

Businesses failing to create mobile-optimised websites

Small and medium-sized businesses are not paying enough attention to the need for websites which can be viewed in a mobile capacity, new research shows.

Funding Circle and its founders pair businesses with those wishing to lend

Funding Circle gets £40 million more British business bank cash

Peer-to-peer finance platform Funding Circle has built upon the £20 million it was initially charged with lending to small businesses by securing an additional £40 million.

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have added a large chunk of the value

Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp pushes technology M&A levels to dotcom boom level

On the back of the 5th largest technology acquisition of all time, worldwide announced mergers and acquisitions in the sector have hit $42.4 billion during 2014.

Harnessing the dry powder held by corporates is key says the BVCA

BVCA calls on government to incentivise corporate venturing through tax and loss relief

Despite acknowledging that the government has done much to stimulate the success of SMEs in the UK, the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has set out a number of new recommendations.

The ASOS board, led by Nick Robertson, is one of the highest paid on AIM

AIM CEOs see wage growth below national average

The median basic salary for a CEO of a business listed on London's Alternative Investment Market now stands at £202,000, according to new statistics.

Debu Purkayastha led a number of acquisitions while at Google

Former Google principal Debu Purkayastha becomes entrepreneur-in-residence at Octopus

Octopus Investments has followed a growing trend of hiring an entrepreneur-in-residence by securing its own from Google for its ventures team.

An ageing workforce is one of the big concerns for SMEs in the coming year

Growth up while risk down as SMEs face challenges of 2014

British businesses are experiencing the lowest level of recorded risk in 18 months, new figures reveal.

The ASOS team pick up their Company of the Year award

ASOS lauded for growth efforts alongside Vin Murria and GB Group

Fashion e-commerce business ASOS walked off with Company of the Decade at the 10th annual Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards.

Darren Westlake and Luke Lang set up Crowdcube in early 2011

Crowdcube teams up with Braveheart to launch crowdfunding investment fund

The first investment fund dedicated to investing in start-ups engaging in crowdfunding has been set up with a target of £5 million.

Boticca.com co-founder Avid Larizadeh spoke at the launch of the fund

MMC Ventures launches new fund aimed at young generation of EIS investors

The venture capital firm behind companies such as LoveHomeSwap, Masabi and NewVoiceMedia has reopened its Growth Generation Fund.

M&A is increasingly on the table for business executives the world over

Half of global business executives would consider selling up

A new survey compiled by EY has found that 80 per cent of executives around the world would be open to acquisition offers.

Joanna Shields will be joining Sherry Coutu in a new role at the LSE

Blackberry's Gerard Grech takes over from Joanna Shields as Tech City CEO

Former head of Europe for Facebook Joanna Shields has stepped down as CEO of Tech City UK but will continue to serve as chairman.

Suranga Chandratillake oversaw a number of venture capital rounds at blinkx

Blinkx founder Suranga Chandratillake takes up venture capital role

Balderton Capital has recruited technology entrepreneur Suranga Chandratillake as a new partner at the venture capital firm.

Alex van Someren will be leading the new early-stage fund's investing

Boost for UK tech start-ups following first close of Amadeus IV Early Stage Funds

Venture capital firm Amadeus Capital Partners has achieved a first close of its latest Enterprise Capital Fund aimed at backing early-stage technology businesses.

A listing can bring an injection of capital as well as increased visibility

Joining the public market and making the most out of a listing

Companies pursuing growth on the ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange will be outlining the benefits of a listing during the first IPO Seminar of the Year in February.

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