Armed with some data from our friends at CrunchBase, I broke down the largest startup funding rounds globally during the month of July. I have included some additional information such as industry, round type, a brief description of the company, and total equity funding raised for the company to further the analysis. To maintain a focus on tech-enabled startups, […]
When I heard a friend and business mentor say, “Your startup won’t fail if you don’t quit,” I realized that every entrepreneur should adopt “never give up” as their mantra. Rather than quitting, there are always alternatives, like pivoting the business model or merging with new partners for support. Either could improve the statistic that […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for London startups for 15/8/18. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
I have often said that entrepreneurism is a socially acceptable form of mania. By that, I meant that entrepreneurs, by definition, see themselves as standing apart from the crowd. They take on risks that cause other to quail, drive themselves and their teams to peak levels of performance, and sometimes over believe in themselves and […]
When the chips are down and your business isn’t moving inventory, it can be incredibly frustrating and confusing. It’s tempting to look at flashy marketing efforts, gimmicks, “growth hacks” or other quick fixes and feel like your business isn’t harnessing the newest marketing tools available. Being the founder of a digital marketing agency with more 100 clients […]
The reigning theory in business has long been that “alpha” leaders make the best entrepreneurs. These are aggressive, results-driven achievers who assert control, and insist on a hierarchical organizational model.
Blockchain is a promising technology that many believe will widen the access to capital, and Globacap is the London startup founded on that belief. It provides end-to-end capital raising and it’s the first regulated asset tokenization platform in the UK. This blockchain startup intends to initially target the SME sector – specifically firms trying to […]
I’ve noticed that many first time founders and/or first-time fundraisers set milestones, metrics and speculative traction based on what they want but not what the next round of investors might want.
According to the entrepreneurs I advise, the biggest challenge they typically face in starting a new business is funding. It consistently takes a huge amount of time and effort to find an investor you can trust, and that constrains your efforts in developing the solution you envision. People always expect that it should be easy […]