Investor Klaus Hommels at his venture capital firm, Lakestar, in Berlin: “We won’t be afraid to back start-ups with high valuations if we can accelerate their growth.” Photograph: Robbie Lawrence/ The New York Times

Klaus Hommels has invested in some of Europe’s most successful start-ups. That includes the music-streaming service Spotify and Klarna, a Swedish onli(...)

On-demand cleaning start-up, co-founded by Irish woman Jules Coleman, has been acquired by German rival Helpling.

On-demand cleaning start-up Hassle. com, co-founded by Irish woman Jules Coleman, has been acquired by German rival Helpling for a reported €32 millio(...)

Music-streaming service Spotify is one of the few European tech companies which has become a global name – now a series of new venture funds has sprouted up in search of the next generation of European start-ups

As Europe’s tech companies such as Spotify, the music-streaming service, and King Digital, the maker of the Candy Crush franchise, have become global (...)

A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber  app. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

At some point in the future, the current generation of 30-somethings will be able to regale their children with tales of times gone by, when trying to(...)

 A worker of Indian e-commerce company scans barcode on a box after it was packed at the company’s warehouse in New Delhi – after losing top talent to Silicon Valley, an e-commerce boom is sparking a thriving start-up culture in India. Photograph: REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Intense interest from prominent investors is helping drive eye-popping valuations among Indian tech startups.Venture capital firms, hedge funds and th(...)

Carluccio’s, one of the restaurants that has signed up with Deliveroo, which will  bring food from more than 40 Dublin restaurants direct to customers.

Delivery service Deliveroo has officially launched in Dublin, bringing food from more than 40 of the city’s restaurants direct to your doorstep. The m(...)

Investment in European technology companies reached a four-year high in 2014

Investment in European technology companies reached a four-year high in 2014, with $5.7 billion going to 855 deals, a 78 per cent rise in funding on t(...)

 Uber may possibly end up justifying its huge valuation but the same “ubernomics” is being applied across the board, even though many start-ups will not succeed. (Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

The $41 billion valuation for the car-sharing service Uber may or may not be a bubblicious number, but it certainly shows that the venture capital ind(...)

Hoxton Ventures, which has $40 million  in total venture capital funding, was founded by Hussein Kanji (above), who formerly worked with Accel and Microsoft, and Rob Kniaz

Hoxton Ventures, a European micro-cap venture capital fund, has launched a new €6 million early-stage venture capital fund for Irish firms, in partner(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Qualtrics chief executive  Ryan Smith at the opening of the company’s Irish headquarters last year.

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDYBusiness software firm Qualtrics is to create an additional 95 jobs at its Irish operation over the next two years.The Utah-based st(...)