Category: Investment

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Love: the most important thing about startup founder matching 

What will hold startup founders together through those ‘sense of impending doom’ moments? The fact that the business idea is great? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham thinks not: the relationship between founders has to be more important than the venture.

Entrepreneur's Briefcase, Europe, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Perspective, Private Equity & Venture Capital, ...

Dragging small traditional businesses into the startup innovation ecosystem 

Small traditional businesses? They’re already ‘inside’ the startup world, aren’t they? No. They typically know nothing about such things as Lean Startup, Startup Weekend or Y Combinator, and even when they do, they think it has nothing to do with them. Are they right?

Business Angels, Education, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Startups, ...

Should the UK government convert student debt into startup equity? 

If much higher-than-expected numbers of students join the ranks of the long-term unemployed, most student loans are going to remain unpaid indefinitely. Is the risk of student unemployment higher than the risk of failure for a startup accelerator-boosted founder?

'How to', Entrepreneur's Briefcase, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Marketing, Private Equity & Venture Capital, ...

What’s it like when outside the box is inside the box? 

Intrapreneurship is not for the fainthearted. Inside established organisations, officially-sanctioned bastions of executive dragon slaying can sometimes be found, filled with fearless risk-takers discretely licensed to systematically shred the company rulebook in their tireless search for innovation