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Despite tighter restrictions, opportunities to back growth companies abound within venture capital trusts (VCTs), according to the latest research from our sister magazine, Business XL. VCTs are designed to encourage the provision of risk capital towards UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), by offering a range of tax reliefs to investors (see box on page 25). These funds have to invest at least 70 per cent of their cash within three years of launching so, while they hunt for suitable targets, they keep much of their funds sitting in non-qualifying assets, such as other investment funds or money market instruments. Such ...
sometimes 'J-V') is a legal entity formed between two or more parties to undertake an economic activity together. It is a term more restricted to the US and the 'new' countries on the world map such as India and China. The JV parties agree to create, for a finite time, a new entity and new assets by contributing equity . They then share in the revenues, expenses, and assets and "control" of the enterprise. In European law, the term 'joint-venture' is an elusive legal concept, better defined under the rules of company law. In France, the term 'joint venture' is variously ...
“Foursquare” the Cyber-Stalker Sensation
I had to hear about our  latest  Silicon Valley “social media” wunderkind from….yep, the British media. Though I use Facebook and Twitter and  find them chock-full of privacy invasion possibilities on any given day…this new “FourSquare” service is downright freaky. The whole basis of FourSquare is for you to constantly be reporting to all of cyberspace where you are, through your computer or through your phone, and to be going around like a sheeple buying stuff that advertisers induce you to buy.  Though I appreciate young Crowley is a heckuva lot richer than I am, and thus instantly more ... market research, surveys and trends
So who won the TechCrunch Europe Summer Pitch Battle?
on Twitter) was a new kind of event for us. Over 40 different pitches where heard from people ranging from tiny one-person startups to much more developed entities. In the past we’ve run more formal events where startups have to apply to pitch prior to the event and slide presentations are pre-loaded. With this we literally flew by the seat of our pants and packed in as many pitches as we could. With Pitch Battle we threw open the doors. Anyone who had bought a ticket could submit a 1-2 line description of their startup (or idea). In total almost 200 people came. The judging panel was: Katy Turner and Ben Tompkins of Eden ... market research, surveys and trends


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Atlanta (October 21, 2009) - Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire IXI Corporation, a leader in collecting, analyzing and delivering consumer wealth and asset data. Equifax will pay $124 million in cash for the company. With its proprietary measures of wealth, assets, income, spending and other data, IXI helps its clients better segment households, resulting in improved marketing and customer management. IXI’s client base includes leading companies in the financial services industry such as banks and brokerage firms and emerging opportunities in the insurance and healthcare ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
AWEA Says Small Wind Market Grew 15 Percent in 2009 | Jeanne Roberts
Sales of small wind turbines in 2009 topped US$82 million and 20.3 megawatts, which the AWEA said was equivalent to about 10,000 new units, or a total U.S.-installed rating of 100 megawatts. This phenomenal growth, which manufacturers say is a result of federal, state and local incentives, venture capital (VC) enthusiasm, and persistent consumer demand, is a reflection of the growth of the industry, particularly over the last three years. Incentives range from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which expanded the federal tax credit for small wind to allow buyers to recover 30 percent of their investment as a tax ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
LBS Smacks of dot-com Era Hype
Foursquare, a location-based social network startup, is all the rage at the moment. Valued at $95 million before the latest $20 million infusion from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Foursquare appears to be slated for super stardom in the combo social media and location-based services (LBS) arena. But not all that glitters is painted in gold or banked in silver. The year-old Foursquare has yet to show any visible means of generating serious revenue. Given its soaring popularity and its pitiful profit record, this begs the question of whether Foursquare may turn out to be the MySpace-flash in the location ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Suicide lines: Celtics 'have a lot to do'; McGrady to the Clippers?
checked on the NBA's free agent circus, all he saw was Eastern Conference teams adding on. Miami made the biggest splash by bringing in and to join The Chicago Bulls improved, adding and and making an offer to Orlando's The Knicks added The Magic added And while watching it all, a part of Pierce wondered why the Celtics weren't in the mix. "Sometimes, I'm sitting here and I'm looking at all these players sign and I wish we'd get on the ball a little bit,'' Pierce said. 'But I trust in Danny. He's done a good job putting a good team around us.' The Celtics have a lot left to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Close Brothers Venture Capital Trust PLC
The Company offers tax-paying investors substantial tax benefits at the time of investment, on payment of dividends .... Venture Capital Trust PLC in the spring of 1996. He is a ..... Latest audited results – year to 30 September 2006 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
regions of Ethiopia to offer family planning services within HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) centers. It was thought that these health facilities ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
In with the “In” Crowd - In venture capital, high school rules prevail
The social life of the American teenager is not where you would expect to find venture capitalists looking for inspiration on how to enter new markets. But much like the cool kids in high school discourage those who “don’t belong” from getting too close to their “turf,” Yael Hochberg (Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management) and her colleagues Alexander Ljungqvist (Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Stern School of Business, New York University) and Yang Lu (Assistant VP at Barclays Capital) show that venture capitalists in tightly networked geographic markets ...
Google Answers: Who are's major competitors?
Hello hehappycoupleco1-ga, I've taken a look at your question and I've been hesitant about trying to answer it because it's too broad and too vague to be able to figure out what would constitute a good answer. Since you don't provide a list of competitors, the researcher will first have to define the category of websites/industry citysearch fits and then make a list of competitors. Next, the researcher will have to develop criteria for comparison and then conduct the research to find out what citysearch is doing and how its competitors compare regarding "advantages and disadvantages." These ...
What would you consider the proper tools for a telecommuting ...
-fast internet connection that allows for stable connection to company VPN or for corporate presentations via online conferencing tool. -own space within home (den, small bedroom) -Smartphone posted 3 months ago Senior Architect at Brytech Inc. see all my answers Ricardo has a good list, to which I would like to add: a telephone headset. I love talking hands-free (but not with a speaker phone). posted 3 months ago someone who is prepared to find the solution one way or another posted 3 months ago I know this isn't the answer you were asking for, but I sincerely believe that the single most important factor in a successful ...