The benefits of crowdfunding and corporate venture funds: Interview with Gary Dushnitsky

Editor’s note: This interview has been recorded and published as part of a content project in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Gary Dushnitsky is an associate professor at London Business School who researches and teaches entrepreneurship, with a focus on early-stage startup funding models. He described his job as trying “to bring in […]

Two private equity firms team up to buy Linxens, the French maker of smart card connectors

Two private equity investment firms, CVC Capital Partners and Astorg, today announced that they have entered into exclusive discussions regarding the acquisition of Linxens. No word on price, though. Headquartered in Guyancourt, France, Linxens designs and manufactures smart card connectors. That means its products are central to a wide range of consumer, financial and public […]