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New Retail Fund from Russia That Plans To Invest $3bn In The Retail Stars Of Tomorrow Will Be Headquartered In London

Letter One, an investment company who describe themselves as “a partnership of successful entrepreneurs and international businesspeople” has launched a new investment vehicle, L1 Retail, which consists of a $3 billion dollar fund to back “a small number of retailers that have the potential to become market leaders in their segments and markets”,

Social Impact To The Fore As Legatum Center Holds Its First UK Conference At Level 39

The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT in Boston was set up as a fellowship program to help MIT students build and scale their ventures through “principled, entrepreneurial leadership”. The center also provides seed grants and travel expenses for “students looking to explore and experience global innovation-driven entrepreneurship (IDE) opportunities”,

New EU Data Privacy Legislation Set To Be Introduced In 2018 EU Is Worrying British Business Leaders, Survey Confirms

Britain may no longer be part of the EU by 2018 but that will not exonerate businesses from having to comply with onerous new data-privacy laws when dealing with consumers and businesses in EU member countries.

According to a survey conducted by KPMG of 100 UK CEO’s, nearly 60% believe that a new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to be introduced in May 2018 will hinder their ability to do business with EU clients post-Brexit,

3 Emerging Crowdfunding Platforms Join Forces To Create New Crowd Match Fund Under Auspices Of Big Society Capital

Three emerging crowdfunding platforms, Ethex, ThinCats & Crowdfunder are joining forces to create a new entity, Big Society Capital, which will allow members of the public to invest directly in charitable causes and social enterprises.

Big Society Capital have secured a £10 million pound fund to match crowdfunded investments made by individuals into charities and social enterprises eligible for Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR),