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The UK start-up revolution shows no sign of ending. Last year nearly 660,000 companies were established, up from 608,000 in 2015, according to the Centre for Entrepreneurs, a think-tank. This year it looks likely that the record will be broken again, according to the CfE’s Startup Tracker.
A leading European venture capital investor has warned that his industry must wake up to the potential of “initial coin offerings” or it will find itself sidelined as the most promising start-ups fund themselves by issuing cryptocurrency tokens.
2017 is a time of serious political upheaval — but in the startup world, life must go on.Like the US, Europe has been shaken by populism over the past year, with Britain voting to leave the European Union in June 2016.