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Accelerating the regulatory approval of autonomous vehicles

January 18, 2017 |

Presentation by Alex Flamant at Transpolitica 2016.

There are currently 3500 auto related deaths a day globally. Smart, connected, autonomous vehicles could significantly reduce that number. That’s a compelling reason to accelerate the regulatory approval of autonomous vehicles.

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2016 was a transformational year for this VC, but it’s not what you think

January 17, 2017 |

I was reminded of one of my late 80’s, in recession, mantras from Winston Churchill this year – “never give up”. In Q2 a number of my investments got blown off course and I needed to contend with bad news … Read More

The Language Engineering Startup that will Overtake Translation

January 11, 2017 |

In this episode, Chris Tottman, partner at Notion Capital, discusses why he invested in Unbabel, the translation layer for the internet.

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5 Steps to Create a Growth Culture in your Tech Startup

January 5, 2017 |

While many technology start ups embody the characteristics of lean or ‘black box thinking’ in their R&D strategies, how many are creating growth cultures that learn from success and mistakes in equal measure, seeking constant improvements and marginal gains across … Read More

How to Build a Sales & Marketing Function for a Digital World

December 12, 2016 |

Last week Notion House hosted Digital Sales and Marketing expert Grant Leboff, who joined a group of marketing leaders from across our portfolio to discuss digital selling.

As sales and Marketing functions continue to converge, digital is becoming the major … Read More

Raising US Venture Capital as a Non-US Startup – Part 2

December 7, 2016 |

Our last article set out our first five tips for how non-US emerging companies can attract potential US investors. For the next five, read on…

6.  Know Your Financing Needs

Many founders fail to thoroughly assess how much … Read More

Building a Venture Platform for Success

December 6, 2016 |

There’s something truly unique about being part of a fast growing startup from the early days. The journey from problem discovery and product development through to mastering product market fit, growth and scaling – and the ups, downs and pivots … Read More

Leadership, Corporate Venturing & Investing

December 5, 2016 |

In this episode of the Seedcamp Podcast learn about Corporate Development from a strategic buyer and aquihires with Chrys Chrysanthou from Notion Capital and Carlos Espinal.

Tune in and listen to Chrys share how going through the military and managing 70 … Read More

Smartpipe Secures $18.75m to Monetise Mobile Network Data Around the World

December 2, 2016 |

London, UK – November 29, 2016 — Smartpipe has closed an $18.75 Series A million funding round to drive the continued expansion of its privacy-first mobile network data monetisation platform in key global markets.

The Series A round was led by … Read More

Why I’m Excited about FiveAI’s Autonomous Cars of the Future

December 1, 2016 |

In this episode, Jos White, Partner at Notion Capital, discusses his recent investment into FiveAI and why he’s so excited about autonomous vehicles.

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Raising US Venture Capital as a Non-US Startup – Part 1

November 29, 2016 |

We focused in a recent article on key terms and concepts of which to be aware when negotiating US term sheets. Frequently, however, we’re asked for general advice on how non-US emerging companies initially can attract potential US investors.

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The 5 Pillars of Customer Success

November 29, 2016 |

More than anything Customer Success is a philosophy. Of course, there is an organisational element to it; real disciplines, applications, platforms, career paths. But more than anything else Customer Success is a mindset that focuses on ensuring customers achieve the … Read More