‘Guys ask for more money’: why female-led startups underperform

Male culture and lack of role models are stopping female academics from launching companies based on their researchThe first time Olivia Champion pitched a business idea based on her academic research was so disheartening she nearly gave up. The 10-str…

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How successful was Britain’s plan for its own Silicon Valley? | Torsten Bell

Policymakers might learn from London’s Silicon Roundabout experienceEvery city wants a cluster, a concentration of high-productivity firms and workers beavering away in a particular industry in a particular place. Proximity means ideas and productivity…

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Sweden’s Klarna becomes biggest fintech firm in Europe

‘Shop now, pay later’ payments operator valued at $5.5bn after fresh round of investor fundingKlarna, the Swedish payments company with a “shop now, pay later” model, has become the largest private fintech firm in Europe after a fresh round of investor…

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