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Articles | Business Development | Funding | Startup
Not All Gross Margin Is The Same
February 11, 2021
Gross margins can be tricky to compare: in some cases, a software business is in the middle of the revenue flow, takes the revenue, and then passes on a lot of it, and is left with what looks like a low margin, but is in fact a high margin. That’s because you also need to take into consideration working capital and operating expenses, among other things.
Articles | Funding | Innovation | Startup | Tech
February 9, 2021
Uncertainty is what we should be looking out for: uncertainty, not new technology, is a key factor in lifting up tech startups.
Articles | Entrepreneurship | People & Culture | Scaleup | Startup
Dear Founders: HR & Recruitment are not the same thing
February 6, 2021
Why startups that hire one person for both roles might be doing themselves a disservice — and the solution.
Articles | Funding | Scaleup | Startup
What you need to know as founder before raising your next round
February 2, 2021
First, a word of caution. Raising your Series A from a venture capitalist is complex, time-consuming and tends to depend on who you know. Plenty of businesses succeed without founders selling their shares to institutional investors. Raising funds is essentially a sign of a founder’s ability to convince investors that their vision will be expected to reap more than 10-20x returns. At a very basic level, you should only consider this path if you’ve created something that works, and cash
Funding | How To | Scaleup | Startup
A seed investing framework
January 22, 2021
Well-designed checklists (or frameworks) can improve decision making outcomes. They have also been shown to help reduce unconscious bias and level the playing field for underrepresented founders. So here are listed the 10 key areas that VC Francesca Warner focuses on in seed stage businesses.
Economy | Funding | Podcasts | Scaleup | Startup
Jamming on The State of European Tech with Erika Batista
January 21, 2021
Erika Batista (On Deck) and Gonz Sanchez (Seedtable) jam on Atomico’s State of European Tech report.
Funding | How To | Scaleup | Startup
How to pitch your startup remotely to investors
January 19, 2021
What founders need to know before pitching their startup remotely to venture capital investors.
Economy | How To | People & Culture | Purpose-Driven Business | Scaleup | Startup | Videos
People and Planet before Profit? A framework to compare the big ideas
January 16, 2021
A fundamental change is sweeping across the business world. Big ideas are spreading, new slogans being echoed, and the very purpose of business being questioned. A host of concepts and initiatives are driving this conversation, but how do these enterprise design ideas compare? Here’s an attempt to compare their essential structural features and assess the extent to which shareholder dominance and profit primacy remain embedded in enterprise design. In other words, the framework below compares the minimum in structural design
Books | Future of Work | Innovation | Leadership | People & Culture
📚 Humanocracy by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini
January 14, 2021
Great jobs, resilient organizations, zero bureaucracy. From Gary Hamel, Wall Street Journal’s #1 business thinker, and noted consultant Michele Zanini, a revolutionary manifesto and practical manual for freeing the human spirit at work.
Articles | Covid-19 | Funding | Scaleup | Startup
280 European VCs with fresh capital in the last 18 months
January 12, 2021
Which funds are most likely to to be deploying capital currently? Quickest answer: those who have made recent investments, and those who have announced a new fund in the last 18 months. Despite COVID, the majority of venture capital funds continue to remain ‘open for business’, but does this mean they are all continuing to deploy capital into new opportunities?
Economy | Reports | Sustainability
Britain Talks Climate – Climate Outreach
January 11, 2021
An evidence-based toolkit designed to support any organisation that wants to engage the British public on climate change. It makes clear that there is currently no ‘culture war’ on climate change in Britain.
Articles | Branding | Entrepreneurship | Innovation | Marketing | Purpose-Driven Business
Why your brand doesn’t need a purpose (but your company really does)
January 8, 2021
Purpose: it’s all the rage these days. Whether it’s the headline-grabbing efforts of companies like Patagonia and Toms, the rise of community membership groups such as B-Corp and Business for Good, or the recent statement by the influential Business Roundtable that business is about more than shareholder value – it seems purpose is the talk of the town. By all accounts, purpose is here to stay – and looks set to play an increasingly important role in how brands relate to their
Covid-19 | Future of Work | How To | People & Culture | Wellbeing
How to support staff who are experiencing a mental health problem
January 6, 2021
Right now 1 in 6 workers is dealing with a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or stress. This can stop people performing at their best. Organisations perform better when their staff are healthy, motivated and focused. Smart employers support employees who are experiencing mental health problems to cope and recover. This guide sets out simple, practical and inexpensive steps that any organisation can take to support staff at every stage of the mental health spectrum – whether they’re
Articles | Future of Work | Innovation | People & Culture
If Your Innovation Effort Isn’t Working, Look at Who’s on the Team
January 4, 2021
Top performing employees aren’t necessarily going to give you innovation results. What you actually need for the team is a very unique set of personalities (some of whom are not always highly rated in companies), according to this article in Harvard Business Review.
Economy | Funding | Innovation | Reports | Scaleup | Startup
State of the Markets Report Q4 2020
December 29, 2020
Some people expected that corporate venturing capital firms might be less active as a result of the Covid crisis, but quite the opposite. CVC funds are more active than they were in 2015. But they have shifted what they will invest in. Investment in seed and early-stage deals has dropped, while more money is going into late-stage investments. Silicon Valley Bank has crunched the numbers in its latest report.