Technology startups

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Cambridge firm targets medical robots boom – but will it stay British?
CMR Surgical aims to get into the top tier of the global medical devices industry – if it’s not snapped up first

Julia Kollewe

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK government fund invests in Kombucha and luxury ship builder
Taxpayer-backed Future Fund was pitched by Rishi Sunak as support for startups during Covid pandemic

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

13, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Government sets up £375m fund for ‘gamechanging’ UK tech firms
Future fund scheme will see the Treasury co-invest with private enterprise in bid to make UK a ‘science superpower’

Rob Davies

19, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘The start of the post-Tinder era’: female tech entrepreneurs shake up online dating
From apps that make matches based on personality, to those that blur unsolicited explicit pictures – women are at the forefront of developing new dating tech

Tina Walsh

29, Jun, 2021 @7:20 AM

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The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam review – a deft take on tech times
A witty investigation into the misogyny and bro culture of the world of startups and social media apps

Sam Baker

11, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Losing Depop to US ownership makes the British tech sector look secondhand
The fashion resale app and its young users represents the likely future of retail: more online, more sustainable, and more social

06, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘An architectural fashion show’: Greenwich peninsula’s Design District
From a rooftop basketball court to a caterpillar-shaped food hall, the souk-like London development is architecture at its trendiest. Can its eye-popping buildings lure young creatives – and bring the buzz?

Oliver Wainwright

02, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘The diversity of the industry will be hit’: NextUp founder on the impact of Covid on comedy
With comedy venues reopening in England and Scotland, Sarah Henley discusses the effect of the pandemic, online audiences and being a woman in male-dominated sectors

Anne Cassidy

14, May, 2021 @7:17 AM

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How past tech floats fared, and upcoming IPOs in London
Even Facebook and Google had their troubles when they first went public, so Deliveroo’s bad experience is far from unique

Julia Kollewe

03, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Why the wheels came off Deliveroo’s overheated stock market flotation
Controversial share structures, employment conditions and ambitious valuations made the delivery company’s listing a flop. But all may not be lost…

Rob Davies and Kalyeena Makortoff

03, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Oxford Nanopore float offers London a proper tech future
Planned IPO of life science group will test LSE’s appetite for funding high-growth tech

Nils Pratley

30, Mar, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Prince Harry joins $1bn Silicon Valley startup as senior executive
Duke of Sussex’s first formal role since ending royal duties involves ‘meaty role’ as chief impact officer at BetterUp

Rupert Neate

23, Mar, 2021 @1:59 PM

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