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How the Internet will Empower New Entrepreneurs Worldwide

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Today, the internet connects millions of entrepreneurs with billions of buyers. But the hidden stories that might be even more important in the long run are the countless micro-businesses that could survive and thrive in the technology-enabled global market.

via World Economic Forum

European Unicorns – the Billion-Dollar Valued Tech Companies

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Europe now has 40 Unicorns, compared to 30 this time last year. This is put into context against the long term average of three Unicorns per year. The average valuation of these tech companies is now $3 billion.

via GP Bullhound

U.S. Needs More Collaborative Innovation to Boost Growth

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The U.S. has undergone a profound shift in how it develops, adopts and capitalizes on innovation. Today, our highly optimized, venture-capital-driven innovation system is simply not structured to support complex, slower-growing concepts that could end up being hugely significant.

via World Economic Forum

Harnessing Digital Infrastructure for Global Trade Development

Monopolies in the telecom industry can push up the cost of internet access by stifling competition. In its funding of undersea internet backbone cable around Africa, the World Bank Group has insisted on multiple interconnections to facilitate competition.

via The Trade Post

European Venture Capital Funding Reached $8.9 Billion

Equity financing for European venture-backed companies reached €7.9 billion ($8.9 billion) last year, that’s up from €6.3 billion in 2013 – the biggest amount invested since 2001 when companies secured €10.6 billion, according to data provider Dow Jones VentureSource.

via WSJ

Why European Digital Start-Ups need a Bigger Single Market

Innovation isn’t easy. It takes courage to experiment and advance a new idea. Europe has always excelled at this. Radio, television, and mobile communications advances all originated in Europe. But past success won’t ensure Europe’s long tradition of innovation continues. New technologies require more risk-taking and the ability to launch new products with speed and scale.

via World Economic Forum

TechUK Wants Government to Lead a New Digital Revolution

In its manifesto for growth and jobs 2015-2020, TechUK sets out what the government must do to build on the progress already achieved to secure Britain’s digital potential. This includes the appointment of dedicated digital ministers in every department, a new chief privacy officer, and a new Foreign and Commonwealth Office ‘digital trade tsar’ to be a leading voice in Europe.

via Content Loop