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Expressing their opinion

Two Cambridge MBA students, Charles Heller and Paiak Vaid, have letters to the editor published in the Financial Times newspaper less than a week apart, on mobile infrastructure and tech hubs. Charles Heller (MBA 2018) Two current MBA students at…

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A female founder’s story

Female founder and entrepreneur Ashwini Anburajan (Cambridge MBA 2009) outlines her journey to startup 22xFund in New York, USA, disrupting and re-inventing the venture capital landscape along the way. "When I started as a female founder of an ad tech…

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Tips for ventures

Experts discuss how startup ventures can avoid fundraising pitfalls at Enterprise Tuesday event at Cambridge Judge Business School. Entrepreneurship has always been about trial and error, so learning from mistakes is a key part of the journey – and raising…

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A time to venture?

High risk and a leap in the dark - venture capital isn't for everyone. How can anyone seeking to invest in it gain a better understanding of the risks and potential rewards? For the investor who wants to add a…

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leaping into the unknown

VC and patents

Venture capital investment does not boost patents by technology firms, finds new study at University of Cambridge Judge Business School. 'Patenting has much sharper effects on VC investments than the other way around'. Venture capital firms are successful by picking…

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Do it with Gousto

Gousto, the food company co-founded by Executive MBA participant Timo Schmidt, wins award at UK Business Angels Association Awards. Gousto, the specialist food company co-founded by Cambridge Judge Executive MBA participant Timo Schmidt, won the "Angel-VC Deal of the Year"…

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Do it with Gousto

Dodging the “academic valley of death”

Universities can help academic discoveries avoid venture capital pitfalls, says research at Cambridge Judge Business School Universities can play a big role in helping scientific advances attract venture capital and avoid the “academic valley of death” that often defeats discoveries,…

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Valley of Death

Global Banking and Finance Review: Venture capital firms see more investment opportunities

The new research shows that Venture Capital (VC) firms are seeing three times more investment opportunities than Private Equity (PE) firms, but despite this, PE firms are twice as likely to invest as VCs. The research was carried out by…

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Nature: Corporate venture capital and Cambridge

The challenge today is that traditional venture capital has largely moved away from early stage innovations, seeking the safety of more developed, de-risked technologies for their portfolio pipeline. By contrast, the pharmaceutical industry has demonstrated a growing interest in this…

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Jack Lang, Andy Richards and Laurence Garrett: Better, faster, cheaper – entrepreneurship and early stage investors

Cambridge Angels Jack Lang and Dr Andy Richards, along with venture capitalist Laurence Garrett, talk about why the current economic gloom is in fact a great opportunity for start-ups, especially for those whose products will immediately satisfy customer needs as…

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