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Value of labs and campuses soar after pandemic sparked greater interest in sector
Plus, a failed takeover attempt leaves two airlines charting their next moves, and an online gambling group hits a jackpot deal
A growing ecosystem is attracting international investment, though local funding sources are limited
Funding for next-generation air mobility soars 83% over five years but market exuberance may be waning
Contrary to popular belief, not all of the world’s fastest-growing companies are American
Lenders cut prices and offer easier terms as VC money floods into Silicon Valley equity
Venture debt providers struggle to strike deals in bumper year for selling equity
Funds target semiconductors and biotech groups following regulatory assault on tech sector
Collaboration between academia, government and the private sector is key, but current plans are too modest
Jeff Housenbold aims to win deals by providing counsel to consumer tech start-ups
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Plus, the complex financial structure investors may regret using, and an activist takes on Just Eat Takeaway
The firm’s swift decisions, high valuations and backing of rival start-ups sets it apart from typical venture capitalists
Partnerships and acquisitions are needed to keep up with technological innovation, says Sheila Patel
Outsized gains from venture capital are shared among a small group of really big winners
Young entrepreneurs are stepping into a void left by unimaginative public policies and shoddy infrastructure
Paris on the march as a European hub for sector start-ups
Businesses with a strong online presence have been turbocharged by pandemic-led digitalisation
Economists worry the spread of the Delta coronavirus variant could undermine the EU recovery
New rules have left field open for US and European venture capitalists
Plus, a $30bn M&A courtroom drama signs on for another season
Traditional model of private finance for start-ups overtaken by rush of new investors
Private companies worth more than $1bn proliferate with US groups leading the way
Experts warn that the sector should be ranked with other alternatives
The Enterprise Investment Scheme and venture capital trusts come with a string of tax breaks — and social benefits