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What Impact Can an Investor Have on a New Venture?

According to Prof. Elisa Alvarez-Garrido from Georgia State University, even ventures who know a lot about where they’re heading can still benefit much from investors. “They also need a lot of help with other things. Corporate Venture Capitalists do not only lend them the money but also help them figure out the issues about their regulation, for instance.” Prof. Alvarez-Garrido …

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Watch our New Video on Brexit and the London Tech Ecosystem

With Brexit looming, the uncertainty about London’s economic future is at its peak. What happens next? Can London survive the separation from the European Union? This video is our take on the impact of Brexit on the London venture ecosystem, summarized from Issue 5 of Coller Venture Review.

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The “Tech” Of Two Cities Why Hong Kong failed where Shenzhen succeeded

Hong Kong and Shenzhen are located side by side geographically but have a very different history, grounded in two radically different socio-political systems. Hong Kong used to be an economic superstar in the region, while Shenzhen was described as a “sleepy border town” in southern China. The story is entirely different now when Shenzhen is comparable to, if it has not already outshone, its once proud neighbor. This surprising development begs an explanation, and this new article seeks to provide it.

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