Gousto, a UK meal kit delivery service, has secured £18m in funding from Instagram health influencer Joe Wicks — and a coterie of existing and more conventional investors.
Last year saw US VC funding reach $99.5bn, reflecting a market in which capital is flocking from early stage investing towards fewer, larger assets.
A survey by First Round Capital has found that 37 per cent of technology start-up founders believe age is the strongest bias against them.
One of the most vaunted tech unicorns in the UK, Blippar, fell into the hands of administrators. But its intellectual property may live on.
The year has seen a record sum of $23bn invested into technology start-ups on the continent. That's more than four times the $5bn put to work five years ago.
With Theresa May facing a parliamentary showdown next week over her Brexit deal, the jury is still out over whether UK start-ups will suffer.
More than 500 entrepreneurs, investors and employees of European start-ups have called for reforms of stock option rules in a bid to plug a perceived talent gap.
Floom is a start-up hoping to reverse the fortunes of indie florists. The company has just raised $2.5m in a seed funding round led by Firstminute Capital.
One of Facebook's early backers, billionaire investor Jim Breyer, has said he believes cryptocurrencies are approaching a “nuclear winter”.
A post-mortem analysis by CB Insights from earlier this year sheds light on the reasons why nascent businesses meet their demise.