Founders Fund co-founder Peter Thiel.

Founders Fund will give dough to early-stage science startups

Founders Fund already stands out for backing startups with radical ideas, including Counsyl, Hampton Creek, Planet Labs, and SpaceX. Now the venture firm is making a formal commitment to funding startups in aeronautics, life sciences, nanotechnology, and other geeky realms.

Entrepreneurs working at White Bear Yard, an East London coworking space .

The 6 hottest startups in London in 2014

During a recent trip to East London, I caught up with two of the city’s most active seed firms Passion Capital and Index Ventures. Here are the startups that they predict may break through in 2014.