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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

Retail must think digital first to meet the needs of the next generation of shoppers

May 28, 2015 |

Post produced in partnership with Eccomplished Author: Stephen Millard

The fundamentals of retail haven’t changed, selling a product to a shopper at a markup  makes it worthwhile to do so. However, in every other regard the retail industry has witnessed incredible change … Read More

How To Help Your Board Help You Part 2: Running an effective Board Meeting

May 14, 2015 |

Blog produced in partnership with Tall Cedar Consulting

Author: Mark Ellison

In the first blog in this series we looked at Board Reports and how Founders can leverage their Board with a well structured, focused report that helps them to … Read More

Why retail tech is one of the most exciting areas for investment in 2015

May 11, 2015 |

Blog produced in partnership with Eccomplished Authors: Stephen Millard and Matt James

We are witnessing an incredible transformation of the world economy, with China predicted to overtake USA by 2030. Billions of people are coming out of poverty, populations around the … Read More

How To Help Your Board Help You: The Board Report 

May 7, 2015 |

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

When talking to early stage Founders (mainly Seed and A Round), one of the subjects that comes up regularly is how to get the most from their Board. As … Read More

How do I Raise Money from a Cross-Border Investor Group?

April 20, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Fried Frank Technology Authors – Daniel Glazer and Robert Mollen

Recently, the founder of a US early stage company (previously London-based) described various problems he experienced in trying to implement a UK-US cross-border equity financing. Ultimately, he … Read More

Adam Shepherd joins the Notion Capital team!

April 17, 2015 |

We’re excited to announce that Adam Shepherd has joined the Notion investment team as 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 to bring on exceptional … Read More

Convertible loan notes and bridging rounds: what are they are and why do VCs and companies use them?  

April 14, 2015 |

Article produced in partnership with Robert Wood & Mathias Loertscher at Osborne Clarke

Raising venture capital finance is challenging at the best of times and most venture capital backed companies require several rounds of equity financing before they reach sustained profitably or exit.

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Ashfords practical tips on share option schemes: Part 3 – the alternatives

April 2, 2015 |

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

So far in our series on employee incentives, we have focussed on EMI options and  some of the key considerations companies should make prior to entering into an EMI scheme. This … Read More