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ICO investors lose more than 10 percent of funds to hackers

According to the latest research published by Ernst & Young, more than 10 percent of the funds raised by initial coin offerings have been lost or stolen by cyber criminals

Tencent ramps up Alibaba competition with Vipshop investment

Tencent and e-commerce firm JD.com have announced a joint investment of $863m into online retailer Vipshop as part of efforts to take on rival company Alibaba

Bitcoin futures experience price surge on Cboe exchange debut

Bitcoin has achieved further mainstream acceptance after its debut on the Cboe Futures Exchange, but critics still believe the cryptocurrency is heading for a crash

LG invests $13.5bn in OLED screen technology as demand soars

As production improvements make OLED screen manufacture more cost effective, LG is investing heavily in order to benefit from the growing popularity of the technology outside of the high-end TV market

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Ride-hailing app Grab attracts record $2.5bn investment as Uber falters

Substantial investments from Softbank and Didi are set to propel Grab towards record levels of funding

Micro-investing app Stash secures $40m in investments

In a nod towards the growing popularity of non-traditional investment platforms, start-up firm Stash raises $40m

Alphabet throws weight behind $300m European biotech fund

Deepening its investments in healthcare, Google’s parent company has joined the backers of the Medicxi-run fund

Higher R&D spending doesn’t mean greater innovation

Companies are investing ever-greater sums into research and development, but throwing money at the problem will never supersede a coherent strategy

Softbank raises $1bn from Sharp for $100bn Vision Fund

Electronic hardware firm Sharp has become the latest investor to join the world’s largest private equity fund

Atomico raises $765m to invest in European tech start-ups

London-based investment firm Atomico has now raised a total of $1.5bn in funding, somewhat allaying fears of a post-Brexit slowdown in the tech sector

Argentina joins oil and gas companies to invest in multi-billion-dollar shale bounty

Argentina has agreed a $15bn investment deal with companies to boost production in Vaca Muerta, in return for lower labour costs and greater subsidies

After the deluge, venture capital funding has dried up

Encouraged by runaway successes, investment has been easy to come by for tech start-ups, But the party might now be over

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