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David Pemsel, chief executive of Guardian Media Group, pictured in 2014.

The Guardian is launching a £42 million venture capital fund to invest in startups

The 196-year-old newspaper lost £42 million last year, and now it's looking to alternative sources for funding.
Professional investors are increasingly taking an interest in the cryptocurrency space, which has been fuelled by the rise in ICOs.

No wonder investors are rushing into cryptocurrencies — average ICO returns are 1,320%

A blind investment in every ICO to date, including those that failed, would have generated an average return of 1,320%, says Mangrove Capital.

Venture Capital spending is on track to be higher than it has been in years, but fewer companies are getting funded

One chart shows venture capital firms spending more on startups but funding far fewer deals than in the past.

A $5 billion Silicon Valley VC is getting back into biotech and looking to back ‘iconic entrepreneurs’

Menlo Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture firm, just hired Greg Yap, a life science veteran who has spent 20 years in the industry.

A venture capitalist says he’s so afraid for his reputation that he’s canceling meetings with women

Women in Silicon Valley are facing unintended backlash from efforts to shine light on discriminatory practices in the tech world.

Snoop Dogg’s venture capital firm is leading an investment in a cannabis tech company

Snoop's fund, called Casa Verde, led a $2 million round in Trellis, a cannabis inventory management software startup.
Uber founder Travis Kalanick

Benchmark may have found a new way to ban Travis Kalanick from Uber

Uber may be bringing in Softbank as a major investor at last, with the stipulation that it agrees to never allow Kalanick to become CEO again, sources say.

One chart shows the European fintech investment boom: But there may soon be ‘more supply than is comfortable’

A new report on the state of European fintech shows the number of high value rounds and corporate investors have increased.

A VC named in Uber’s boardroom drama is leaving Benchmark

Kris Fredrickson is leaving his job as an investor at Benchmark to take a promotion at hedge fund Coatue Management.

Nestle just spent $500 million for a coffee chain — and made Instagram’s CEO, Bono, Tony Hawk, and Jared Leto a lot of money

Nestle is buying a majority take in Blue Bottle Coffee, and a lot of tech superstars and Hollywood A-listers are getting richer.