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News highlights – 9 November 2017

News highlights – 9 November 2017

Written by on November 10, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 9 November 2017 AT&T ready to litigate over Time Warner deal (Reuters) – AT&T Inc is ready to litigate if the U.S. Department of Justice blocks its $85.4 billion Time Warner Inc deal, Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said on Thursday. Read more… Asia fintech start ups wow investors in Hong Kong A […]

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Investment funds find rich pickings as industrial giants go digital

Investment funds find rich pickings as industrial giants go digital

Written by on October 25, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Investment funds seeking to invest at the intersection of Europe and technology are finding rich pickings in places that some may find surprising: sprawling industrials like trains-to-turbines Siemens and engineering group ABB. Building on their traditional expertise in factory automation, the conglomerates’ digital divisions are adding cutting-edge software and systems that help […]

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Softbank Vision Fund – how to employ the cash quickly

Softbank Vision Fund – how to employ the cash quickly

Written by on May 30, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Pressure to employ capital is the biggest risk. SoftBank has announced that the first round of its $100bn Vision fund has closed with $93bn in committed capital but the problem now is going to be how to quickly put this huge amount of money to work. At $93bn, the SoftBank Vision Fund ranks as the third […]

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Behind the scenes, FinTech is transforming investments

Behind the scenes, FinTech is transforming investments

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Crowdfunding emerged a few years ago with many promises  to help to raise capital for startups, make the investment market more democratic, and make the whole market more effective. It has created a new market, not only for startup funding, but for real estate and later-phase private companies. At the same time, FinTech might have […]

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Global fund launches to invest in digital currency solutions

Global fund launches to invest in digital currency solutions

Written by on April 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabit, a global fund that invests in digital currencies, has been launched with a target of $300 million, co-founder Liam Robertson said in an interview, as managers seek to tap growing demand for virtual assets that allow for instant, borderless transactions. Digital currencies such as bitcoin are issued and usually controlled […]

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Chinese government calls for private investment in telecoms

Chinese government calls for private investment in telecoms

Written by on January 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese government has renewed calls for private investment in the country’s telecommunication firms as it encourages them to cut fees and other costs and become more competitive in offering internet-related services. The country’s big telecoms firms, China Telecom Corp Ltd, China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd and China Mobile Ltd, are all […]

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Europe’s tech sector has record year for investment, but no ‘gorillas’

Europe’s tech sector has record year for investment, but no ‘gorillas’

Written by on November 30, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

HELSINKI/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Europe’s tech sector is on track for a record level of investments this year but poor access to late-stage capital is keeping it from creating independent tech “gorillas”, one of the region’s most active investors said. Europe is expected to hit $13.6 billion in tech investments in 2016, up from $12.6 billion […]

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Brexit poses an opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs

Brexit poses an opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs

Written by on August 16, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

On the 23rd June 2016, the UK voted ‘leave’, surprising UK overseas investors which wiped billions off the FTSE 100, heavily devaluing the pound sterling seeing record lows since 1985, followed by a radical shake-up in UK government, interest rate cuts to boost lending and encourage spending, and a sharp drop in SME confidence. But […]

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Investment, start ups and tech spending will be victims of Brexit

Investment, start ups and tech spending will be victims of Brexit

Written by on June 28, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Britain’s tech start-up scene was having a bumper year in terms of new company creation, fresh funding and acquisitions by global tech players before voters decided to leave the European Union in Thursday’s referendum. Now high-profile companies are threatening to pull out or slow down plans to enter the UK market, international […]

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To IPO or not to IPO – that is the question of 2016

To IPO or not to IPO – that is the question of 2016

Written by on June 23, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Last fall, Jessica Mah, the founder and chief executive of San Francisco-based inDinero, was deluged with calls from investors wanting to know when the accounting software maker would go public. The conversation has changed dramatically since. “My investors are now pushing for not wanting to go public anytime soon,” said Mah, who started […]

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