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- British Business Bank seeds new £2.5bn patient capital investment fund with £400m (CityAM)
- Home Office to launch ‘startup visas’ for entrepreneurs looking to come to UK (Independent)
- Foreign investment in UK technology firms doubles in just one year(Telegraph covers Deal Room and Tech nation research)
- Young entrepreneurs choose social impact as their top business priority(London Loves Business covers HSBC research)
- Pimlico Plumbers loses landmark employment case (Economia)
- Lloyds of London is launching a global insur-tech sandbox in the name of reinvention (CityAM)
- Refugee Week shows that not all companies think only about profits(Rohan Silva, co-founder, Second Home)
- A shot in the arm for the UK’s unicorns (Simon Cook, chief executive and co-founder, Draper Esprit)
- Bridging the tech skills gap: How London can gain 1m tech workers by 2023 (Russ Shaw, founder, Tech London Advocates)
- Beyond the bank: Are we asking the right finance questions for SMEs?(Sam Smith, chief executive, FinnCap)
- The open secret to Canada’s tech boom (Jack Graham, lead writer, Apolitical)
- FT: Special report: Understanding entrepreneurs
Featuring CFE commentary on millennial entrepreneurs, the CFE 2017 business startup index, and a profile of Faith Gakanje, the face of our refugee entrepreneurs report.
- QZ: Startups have spun an incomplete narrative about the future of work
An extract from ‘Gigged: The end of the job and the future of work’, written by QZ deputy editor, Sarah Kessler.
- Guardian: Tech leaders say visa cap removal may not solve UK skills shortage