Thoughts and insights from our investment team & strategic partners

VPE vs CTO – who does what?

July 30, 2015 |

This post was produced in partnership with James Goodrich at Albany Partners. 

The rapid development of the UK tech industry over the last three years has created some ambiguity over the roles of CTO and VP of Engineering (VPE): who does what, and … Read More

The problem with startup PR

July 28, 2015 |

Post produced in partnership with Max Tatton-Brown at Augur. 

Getting your story started is arguably one of the most challenging and frustrating exercises in your company’s marketing lifetime. When you’re a startup, there are a dozen other concerns, you know … Read More

Building Europe’s next category-leading SaaS companies

July 23, 2015 |

by Stephen Chandler, Managing Partner, Notion Capital

Today, I’m delighted to announce the $120m first close of Notion’s third fund. We expect this to exceed $150m at final close later this year. This is our biggest fund yet, and we … Read More

The rise of the CRO

July 22, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Michelle Williamson at Kommol.

One of the biggest trends we have observed over the last two years is the amount of CRO, Chief Revenue Officer, positions that are being created by SaaS companies across … Read More

The successful characteristics of a high-performing startup CFO

July 16, 2015 |

It goes without saying that a CFO should have proven success and appropriate experience in a mid- to high-level financial role within a VC-backed company. But there are several other seemingly ‘soft’ skills and traits that shouldn’t be underestimated.

The … Read More

Building a High-Performance Engineering Team

July 13, 2015 |

This post was produced in partnership with James Goodrich at Albany Partners. 

Building a high-performance software engineering team is the greatest challenge for every tech company in London at the moment. The demand for talent far exceeds the supply, so … Read More

Ashfords practical tips on share option schemes: Part 4 – EMI schemes & exit events

July 6, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Angus Bauer and Rory Suggett at Ashfords.

In this series we have considered what EMI options are and what issues companies should consider before entering into a scheme.  We have also discussed what is available if … Read More

When should a startup hire a CFO?

June 30, 2015 |

Post produced in partnership with Altima

Author: John Watkins

Hiring a CFO is one of the most critical decisions a CEO will ever make for the future of their company. The role of finance chief has evolved with … Read More

Who should Product really be reporting into in tech start-ups?

June 23, 2015 |

Post produced in partnership with Albany

Author: James Goodrich

In our experience, there’s a fairly clear-cut answer to this question: it has to be the CEO. And while it’s inevitable that organisational structure will evolve as … Read More

The top 25 best-funded B2B Commerce Enablers in Europe

June 18, 2015 |

Post produced in partnership with Eccomplished

Author: Stephen Millard

We’ve been digging around in Crunchbase – as well as our own ecosystem – to identify the top funded retail technology B2B start-ups in Europe.

Our top 25 includes companies from … Read More

How To Help Your Board Help You: Founders’ Syndrome

June 5, 2015 |

Blog produced in partnership with Tall Cedar Consulting Author: Mark Ellison

We all have a picture in our heads of what the model founder looks like: they have bags of energy, are super-confident and have strong ideas about where they … Read More

Dan O’ Toole joins the Notion Capital team!

June 4, 2015 |

We’re excited to announce that Dan O’ Toole has joined the Notion investment team as an Associate.

Notion invests in and supports the growth of the very best B2B SaaS companies across Europe and as our portfolio grows we’re looking … Read More