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Artificial Intelligence | Entrepreneurship | Reports | Scaleup | Startup
What we learnt from analysing 6 years of startups at Slush
January 31, 2020
Soaked by Slush and Slush’s Research Team shredded data from 15,000 Slush startup applications into keywords and analysed them. Here’s what they learned: AI and ML are soaring, API is a growing trend, the age of apps is coming to an end, and more!
How To | People & Culture | Scaleup | Startup
How to hire when you’re a cash-strapped startup
January 27, 2020
Raising investment and scaling your startup can be something of a chicken and egg conundrum; you need money to scale, and you need to demonstrate growth in order to raise. But how can you start growing your headcount when funds are still in short supply? Talent Works International put together the ultimate guide of how to hire quality candidates on a limited budget.
Articles | Entrepreneurship | Funding | Scaleup | Startup
What I learnt from raising £1m
January 22, 2020
In the summer of 2018, the UK experienced a heatwave with temperatures soaring as high as 35ºC. This happened to coincide with Klydo’s first proper fundraise at Klydo. Founder Nick Schweitzer spent two very hot months cycling across London pitching to over 30 institutional investors. Finally, in September 2018, they closed a £1m round led by Episode 1, one of the most highly regarded Seed-stage VCs in London. Apart from learning how to rapidly
Funding | How To | Scaleup
How to speak with investors, a VC glossary
January 8, 2020
If you associate dilution with chemistry class, cliffs with mountain walks, pitching with baseball and liquidation with your morning smoothie – you may need some help speaking the language of your investors. Sifted is here to help with their VC glossary, helping you understand how to talk to the money-people.
How To | Podcasts | Scaleup | Startup
Why every business should have a podcast and how to start
December 30, 2019
One of the big problems facing businesses is the struggle to be heard in a crowded marketplace. There’s a medium out there that excels at this, and it’s called podcasting. Let’s see if it would work for you!
Articles | Funding | Scaleup | Startup | Tech
How Biotech Startup Funding Will Change in the Next 10 Years
December 29, 2019
Back when Y Combinator was getting started about 10 years ago, Paul Graham wrote some essays that predicted the way startup fundraising would change in the next decade – accurately, it turns out. Jared Friedman, Partner at YC, noticed that raising money for a biotech or other life science company in 2019 looks a lot like raising money for a tech company 10 years ago. Since then, fundamental forces caused fundraising for tech companies to change dramatically and he believes that they
Economy | How To | Scaleup | Startup | Sustainability
Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme
December 23, 2019
Scotland is getting ready to transform the way we recycle. Deposit return schemes are already established in many countries where they are helping to tackle climate change and reduce litter. Scotland is joining them, with a scheme designed to meet the country’s unique needs, to tackle the throwaway culture and help protect our environment for generations to come.
How To | Scaleup | Startup | Sustainability | Tech
Coping with Massive Growth
December 20, 2019
Massive growth is the dream of almost every startup, but it can be a nightmare if you’re not anticipating it. Recently, Ian McDonald (CTO in Residence at Microsoft) had a CTO call him and tell him that they were about to go from 2 million users to over 200 million users with a recently signed contract. They rang him as they were worried about the potential cost. Ian asked a couple of questions, and they both quickly realised that cost
Articles | Funding | Scaleup | Startup
I just shut down my startup. Here’s what I learned.
December 15, 2019
“Most startups fail. I’ve seen some statistics that show a 60% failure rate, others a 90% failure rate. The exact number doesn’t matter — what matters is that most startups fail, it’s the norm, the expected outcome. But surely it wouldn’t be my outcome, right? I’d beat the odds, my startup would succeed and, better yet, I’d succeed on the first startup I founded — I’d beat the odds and then beat the odds again. Two years later, it turns
Business Development | How To | Marketing | Scaleup | Startup
When to send your surveys for the best results
December 14, 2019
So much of the success of your survey depends on getting enough responses—and the right responses. Sending a survey that gets overlooked is like cooking a delicious, elaborate meal that no one is hungry enough to try. It turns out that getting enough survey responses —like dining—often comes down to catching people at the right time. So what’s the best time to send your survey so that you get the most responses?
Articles | Economy | Scaleup | Startup
It takes an ecosystem to raise a successful start-up
December 5, 2019
Michaela Hruskova and Professor Colin Mason (The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School) published this think piece on Entrepreneurial Support Organisations (ESOs) and their role in startups’ growth. They argue that it takes an ecosystem to raise a startup.
Funding | How To | Scaleup | Startup
How to Attract Investment & Approach a Fundraise
December 1, 2019
Do you think you’re ready for investment – but you don’t know where to start? In his blog, Rob Halliday, Lead Fund Manager at Social Investment Scotland (SIS), reflects on what makes an excellent investment as young companies look for the funds they need to go from startup to scaleup.