London tech start-ups explore new opportunity in China

Eight of London’s fastest-growing tech companies are in China this week in a drive to forge stronger trade links, win new business opportunities and show that London is open for business, London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency, said on Tuesday. The eight entrepreneurs are visiting Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong as […]

Lab-grown meat startup gets $17m boost from Bill Gates, Richard Branson

Meat grown from animal cells in a laboratory could be on our dinner plates before the end of the decade, as one pioneering startup has just received a $17m (£13m) investment from Bill Gates and Richard Branson, plus backers of Tesla and SpaceX, IBTimes reports. San Francisco-based Memphis Meats is developing a way to produce […]

Digital start-up Starling taking financial services by storm

Starling taking financial services

The financial crisis was not just a wake-up call for the world’s biggest banks – for some, it was a sign of opportunity. For Anne Boden, the CEO of British mobile-only challenger bank Starling, it was a time to totally rethink the financial services. Speaking with CNBC at her London office, Boden looked back to […]

MTN partners US-based startup to expand solar power systems in Africa

Fenix International, a US-based startup making solar-power systems for people with no access to an electricity grid, has inked a partnership deal with MTN Group for expansion into Africa, according to Bloomberg. The company is extending its partnership with MTN Zambia, targeting close to 1 million new users in the country over the next three […]

Women’s underwear startup Thinx replaces embattled ‘She-E-O’

Thinx co-founder Miki Agrawal

Thinx, a women’s underwear designer that became a symbol of startup dysfunction, is trying to overcome scandals with direction from a new leader. The New York company had been without a chief executive officer since March, when co-founder Miki Agrawal left amid allegations that she sexually harassed her employees and that the company’s human-resources policies […]

Nasdaq to acquire UK market surveillance startup

Adena Friedman, Nasdaq Chief Executive Officer #Businessamlive

Nasdaq Inc has agreed to acquire Sybenetix, a London-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to help compliance officers at asset management firms analyse the behaviour of their traders in order to prevent market abuse. Sybenetix will enable the exchange group to expand its current market surveillance technology offering to service buy-side firms, Nasdaq said on […]