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So meta: Crowdcube breaks crowdfunding record by raising money for itself

So meta: Crowdcube breaks crowdfunding record by raising money for itself

LAUNCHPAD: The crowdfunding site raised £1.2m in 16 minutes, after Balderton Capital invested £3.8m just last week.

 

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Scottish government sulks over Osborne's 18 million pound Glasgow science investment

Scottish government sulks over Osborne's 18 million pound Glasgow science investment

22 July 2014

The Scottish government looks surly ahead of George Osborne's announcement, but both are playing politics before the referendum.

 
 
Faisal Butt: How to create an ideas factory

Faisal Butt: How to create an ideas factory

21 July 2014

Since Bill Gross pioneered the concept in 1996, business incubators have been hotbeds for innovation, explains James Caan's right-hand man.

 
 
Cheapflights' owner flies in a £150m sale

Cheapflights' owner flies in a £150m sale

18 July 2014

The flight search website started out life in an attic and is now reported to be fielding six offers, including from Expedia.

 
 
'Putting on an ill-fitting black suit is my idea of hell' - Poppy Mardall, Poppy's Funerals

'Putting on an ill-fitting black suit is my idea of hell' - Poppy Mardall, Poppy's Funerals

17 July 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The entrepreneur and 35 Under 35-er talks about employing poets and fire fighters and why she only has one app on her phone.

 
 
Hong Kong: Has Uber finally met its match?

Hong Kong: Has Uber finally met its match?

17 July 2014

Cheap, decent taxis in Hong Kong means Uber is having to go upmarket.

 
 
Hurrah for democracy - Ineos gets Grangemouth referendum windfall

Hurrah for democracy - Ineos gets Grangemouth referendum windfall

17 July 2014

The government has announced a 230m pound loan guarantee for Ineos's Grangemouth chemical complex - only two months ahead of the referendum. What a coincidence!

 
 
Peer-to-peer lending hits the big time as Funding Circle raises $65m

Peer-to-peer lending hits the big time as Funding Circle raises $65m

17 July 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Peer-to-peer business lending is going mainstream as the crowfunding site targets US expansion.

 
 
Has a UK startup finally cracked how to make money from mobile gaming?

Has a UK startup finally cracked how to make money from mobile gaming?

15 July 2014

LAUNCHPAD: GiftGaming wants to solve the problem that only 1.5% players make in-app purchases by getting brands to do it for them.

 
 
Ocado duo: There's no bad will between us and Waitrose

Ocado duo: There's no bad will between us and Waitrose

14 July 2014

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Since the Morrisons deal, Ocado's two remaining founders, Jason Gissing & Tim Steiner, have left behind the ill-fated IPO in 2010.

 
 
Raspberry Pi has launched a new microcomputer

Raspberry Pi has launched a new microcomputer

14 July 2014

It's a berry good day in UK tech, as Raspberry Pi launches the latest version of the $35 credit card-sized computer.

 
 

The MT interview: Gareth Penny

The boss of the world's dominant diamond business

Gareth Penny, De Beers Group CEO, predicts a sparkling return to form

 
 

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