Latest electronics industry views about Start-Ups

Imec Sets Up €60m Company To Commercialise Lab-On-A-Chip

Imec and John Hopkins University of Baltimore have delivered a “game-changer in healthcare” with a chip-based technology called Milab which analyses molecules or cells in bodily fluids, such as DNA, proteins, viruses, and blood cells…

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The Heroes From Xero

It is an unfortunate truism that many start-ups fail because they don’t pay attention to the cash-flow. Big organisations can reconcile their outflows and inflows daily, even hourly. Small companies couldn’t until a Kiwi software outfit called Xero came up with a package that connects your…

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US VC Funding Still Way Below Q4 2000

US VC investment was $15.72 billion in Q1 – the highest quarterly figure since the $19.7 billion of Q4 2000, reports Dow Jones VentureSource…

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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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