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Five things B2B marketers can learn from B2C

August 9, 2016 |

Post produced in partnership with Allison+Partners.

Following the publication of a recent Forrester report which evaluated how B2C companies have been quicker than B2B to engage the digital consumer, I wondered, what are those successful B2C strategies that B2B marketers can draw … Read More

Key lessons from taking a European tech company into the US

August 9, 2016 |

I gave a talk to our portfolio companies on expanding into the US and I thought it would also be worth turning into a blog post.

Background

I co-founded MessageLabs in 2000 in the UK with my brother Ben. In 2002 … Read More

Brexit; FCA Passporting, Digital Single Market & Grant Funding

August 6, 2016 |

We are convinced the UK remains the best place in Europe to build a global B2B software business despite the recent vote to leave the EU, indeed there is much to be confident about and a quote from Russ Shaw … Read More

How to optimise an R&D tax credit claim

August 2, 2016 |

Post produced in partnership with ForrestBrown.

Behind the scenes: How to turn a ‘good’ R&D tax credit claim into a great one

R&D tax credits are a funny part of the tax system.

Normally, tax is … Read More

The Notion Capital “Ideal Founder Profile”

July 26, 2016 | | 1 Comment

In our world of early stage of B2B tech investment we are obsessed with the hunt for the ICP – the ideal customer profile – the customers our portcos are laser-focused on. The identification of the ICP is the foundation … Read More

Selling public cloud SaaS solutions to the world’s leading financial services

July 21, 2016 |

Many tech companies build their solutions on topic of cloud services from Amazon, Google and Microsoft and encounter resistance when selling into banks and other regulated financial services organisations.

We were fortunate to bring specialists from Amazon Web Services team … Read More

NC16 — Scott Allison, Chairman and CEO of Allison+Partners

July 19, 2016 |

In this episode, Scott Allison, Chairman and CEO at Allison & Partners, on crafting a story that builds momentum for an organization.

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How B2B SaaS companies can prepare for Series A funding

July 19, 2016 | | 1 Comment

The typical failure rates for venture funded companies are high – 94% of companies who raise seed investment fail to reach Series A, only 23% of Series A companies achieve series B and approximately ⅓ of those go on to … Read More

Communication in Tech Hiring Part 1

July 13, 2016 |

Post produced in partnership with Talent Point.

It would probably be a huge shock to most CTOs and People Teams that the business concept they believe in so passionately and the truths that they know about their … Read More

NC15 — Dimitar Stanimiroff, Founder at Heresy

July 12, 2016 |

In this episode, Dimitar Stanimiroff, Founder at Heresy, on using an agile framework to building and scaling a sales organization.

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What’s your story: A dive into critical communications strategy planning

July 12, 2016 |

Post produced in partnership with Allison+Partners.

Just as a good general wouldn’t go into battle without a battle plan, a map, or a rough idea of who he/she’s engaging, the same is true for a good communicator. Dedicating time to your communications … Read More

Brexit and US Expansion

July 7, 2016 |

Post produced in partnership with Daniel Glazer, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

The recent “Brexit” vote doesn’t alter the view that there’s no better place than London to start a tech business and no better place to expand than to … Read More