Oxford scientists raise VC investment to create variant-proof vaccines

Baseimmune, an early-stage UK biotech startup, is combining big data and biological expertise to predict how viruses will change and identify ‘future-proof’ antigens that will form the crucial elements of the next generation of vaccines.  In order to further the development of its platform and start pre-clinical development in the lab, Baseimmune has secured a […]

‘We’ll emerge leaner and more efficient’: Covid’s impact on business

In spring 2020, we asked four bosses how the coronavirus crisis had hit them – how have they fared since then? The year 2020 was tumultuous for businesses of all sizes, and companies from FTSE giants to sole traders have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In the spring, the Observer spoke to four bosses […]

Shadow capital stabilised South-east Asia private equity in 2020: report

SOUTH-EAST Asian private equity (PE) deal value fell by over 50 per cent year on year in the first three quarters of 2020 and the brakes were slammed on exits, amid Covid-19 uncertainty. This comes on the back of a thriving 2019 for the region’s PE and venture capital (VC) scene, which clocked US$12 billion […]