Some news & views

Investors:

Reading pitch decks, business cases or investment proposals is energising. It doesn’t matter what they are called, or if they are poorly articulated, poorly presented or expressing a truly rubbish idea – I’ll still see something stimulating. And it’s just as well, as I see......

Every other month, we sit down as a team for a day to review each of our portfolio of investments – 23 businesses now. It’s a chance for the Investor Director in each business to gather some views from the rest of the team that......

Our approach to EIS & SEIS investing is different to other investors. It’s been very deliberately designed by my business partner Paul Soanes & I, based on insight from 14 years of angel investing together and our experience from entrepreneurial, corporate and consulting careers in......

Entrepreneurs:

New Year. Often the time we take stock of our lives. When we think about what we value and whether our current career paths are leading us to where we ultimately want to be. For many it’s when our dreams of creating a business take......

When I chat to leaders of large companies (amongst others, I help IKEA and AB InBev with innovation) the thing they most envy about start-ups it the ability to move fast. But that is a generalisation. It is not all small businesses that move fast.......

Creating a useful product or service is only part of the challenge for a growing business. To get customers to try your offer you are going to have attract the attention of potential customers with a well thought-out approach to marketing. Despite not being a......

News:

Thanks to everyone that hung out with us last night at our Celebration of Innovation at the iconic Globe Theatre on London’s Southbank. We felt the huge energy created when clashing together talented entrepreneurs, strong propositions and impassioned investors. For many of the group it......

Last night, Matthew Cushen joined a panel of Fund Managers at the February Fund In Focus showcase hosted by Kuber Ventures. He sat with a panel of Managers including our friends over at Deepridge, Velocity, Vala & Symvan Cpaital, speaking to a room full of......

Company: Five Dot Botanics Description: High performance, semi premium, skincare – bang on trend, with only five ingredients in each product, minimal & sustainable packaging and a gender-neutral brand and target audience. Founders: Zaffrin & Brian O’Sullivan Website: fivedotbotanics.com Can you tell me a bit about......