Plynk Plynk cofounders Charles Dowd, left, and Clive Foley. Dublin-based Money messaging app Plynk has raised €25 million (£21.7 million) from a Swiss investment trust, in what it claims is the biggest ever “Series A” investment for an Irish startup. Plynk says in a release that it is building an app which links to people’s […]

Faraday Future Stefan Krause Faraday Future, the startup vying to put its electric vehicles on the road in the next two years, has a new plan. The company was founded in 2014 and has faced money troubles, supplier lawsuits, and high-profile executive departures ever since. Earlier this year executives told Business Insider that it’s in […]

LinkedIn Ben Harknett. A San Franscicso software startup founded by alumni from the world’s largest hedge fund is expanding into London. Domino Data Lab, a software company for data science teams, has hired Ben Harknett, who previously worked for Google, to lead the move.  Harknett previously headed the Europe, Middle East and Asia division for Wildfire, a […]

Symphony Symphony CEO David Gurle. Symphony, the secure chat app backed by some of Wall Street’s biggest banks, has raised $ 63 million (£48.8 million). Palo Alto-based Symphony announced on Tuesday that it has raised the sum from French bank BNP Paribas and its existing shareholders, which include Goldman Sachs and Google. Olivier Osty, BNP […]

Thomson Reuters People gather at the booth of Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio as it unveils its ES8 SUV at the Shanghai auto show, in Shanghai Electric car startup Nio just made a huge move to challenge Tesla in China, which is rapidly becoming the most important market for companies pursuing battery-powered vehicles. Nio unveiled […]

Alignment Healthcare Alignment Healthcare CEO John Kao. John Kao’s mother was having a heart attack. The now-84-year-old called her son on a Sunday two years ago, Kao recalls, telling him to come over. By the time he made the 15-minute drive, the paramedics were there to take her to the hospital. From there, she was […]

LONDON — Google’s venture capital arm has taken part in a £4 million investment round in a startup spun out of Oxford University that is trying to use “biotech superglue” to create new vaccines. GV, formerly Google Ventures, is backing SpyBiotech, which is trying to commercialise a biological discovery that it believes can be used […]