Telecoms updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Telecoms news. A newly formed transatlantic telecoms company is planning a “substantial” investment in expanding its network across Europe after completing a $2.2bn acquisition of assets owned by a struggling rival. EXA Infrastructure has been established in London by I … Read more
Claire Diaz-Ortiz Contributor Claire Diaz-Ortiz is a venture capitalist and author of nine books that have been translated into 11 languages. Her next book is on women founders and funders. An early employee at Twitter, Wired once called her “The Woman Who Got the Pope on Twitter.” More posts by this contributor The rise of … Read more
Too often, meeting participants do the difficult work of diagnosing issues and brainstorming new ideas but don’t reap the fruits of their labor because they fail to translate insights into action. To avoid this scenario, leaders need to be thoughtful and deliberate about how they end meetings–ensuring the team walks away with clear decisions and shared commitment to implementing the next steps.
Infrastructure investment updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Infrastructure investment news. Build it and they will come. Or invest, would say Antin, Europe’s largest dedicated private infrastructure fund manager. Public investors will now have the chance to access a slice of infrastructure funding fees. The French group … Read more
The ability to offer stock options is utterly essential to startups. They convince talented people to join when the startup is unlikely to be capable of matching the high salaries that larger, established tech firms can offer. However, it’s a complex business developing a competitive stock option plan. Luckily, London-based VC Index Ventures today launches … Read more
Pressure can drive outsized results, but when the stakes are particularly high, it can also become an insurmountable obstacle to performance and achievement. The best way to overcome this hurdle, according to Dane Jensen, CEO of performance consulting firm Third Factor and author of The Power of Pressure, is to lower it by stepping back and analyzing what’s actually at stake.
Private equity updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Private equity news. The fair and efficient functioning of markets is achieved through transparency. A basic tenet of capitalism is that shareholders make informed decisions about the true performance of a public company, and the incentives of its executives, … Read more
Sesie Bonsi Contributor Sesie Bonsi is the founder and CEO of Bleu, a financial technology platform focused on enabling touchless payment experiences. Funding for Black entrepreneurs in the U.S. hit nearly $1.8 billion in the first half of 2021 — a fourfold increase from the previous year. But most venture-backed startups are “still overwhelmingly white, … Read more