Latest electronics industry views about Start-Ups

Baines Heads Up UltraSOC

Rupert Baines, formerly vp at picoChip and MindSpeed, has become CEO of UltraSOC which sells debug and analysis IP for IC design…

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European VC Investments Sharply Up

€7.9 billion of VC money was invested in Europe last year, up from €6.3 billion in 2013 but down from the record-breaking €10.6 billion of 2001, says Dow Jones VentureSource…

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Tech VC Growing

While start-up tech companies in Silicon Valley, London, New York and Berlin saw a 10% plus growth in VC money this year, the discrepancies between the four centres were large, reports the New York Times…

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Being Obnoxious

You don’t have to be obnoxious to be a mega-successful techie, but it helps.

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Life's Better On The Side Of The Angels

UK tech execs who raised money last year are a chirpier bunch than their US counterparts because UK execs rely more on angels whereas the Americans rely more on VCs…

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The Democratisation Of Funding

The democratisation of funding means that entrepreneurs can pitch for funds to a wider variety of potential backers than ever before, writes Linda Bernardi in the Washington Post…

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Huge Q1 Rise In UK VC Investment

There was a massive rise in venture capital investment in the UK and Ireland in Q1, says Ascendant, the technology-focused investment house…

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Personal Drone

A personal drone controlled by your phone sounds tempting. It could tell you what the neighbours are up to, show you who’s in the pub, give you a heads up on traffic conditions, deliver stuff and loads of other useful things…

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Software Grabs Start-Up Cash

In Q3, £178m was invested in 54 technology deals (vs 48 in Q3 2012) of over £0.5m by 61 investors (75), according to the technology-focussed investment house Ascendant.   This is a big drop in money invested compared to Q1 (£287m) and Q2 (£192m) but not so far…

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