Thoughts and Insights from the team, our strategic partners and experts

Screening Candidates: 4 Methods of Technical Testing

Technical testing has a role to play in any screening process for technology staff. Hiring someone under-qualified will be as damaging to that person’s career and confidence as it will be for the business appointing, so for most … Read More

The UK Startup’s Guide to US Trademarks

UK startups and scale-ups considering US expansion often ask us about using and protecting their brand in the States.

Certain questions arise consistently, so for easy reference we’ve prepared the FAQ below. Of course, check with … Read More

Virtualstock raises $6m to unlock digital supply chains in retail & health

We are announcing today a $6m (£4.5m) investment in UK headquartered supply chain automation company Virtualstock. This investment represents the latest development in a theme we have long followed at Notion. Digital disruption in commerce is having a … Read More

MOVE Guides raises a further $48m to power the mobile workforce

Whenever you hear anyone talk about the fundamental building blocks of a successful company the phrase ‘getting the right people in the right places’ will always be close to the top of the list.  

You … Read More

The UK Startup’s Guide to US Employment

US employment is a business topic that is truly foreign to many UK entrepreneurs.

Employment matters in the States are best addressed by proactively seeking to avoid problems, and a careful and competent setup can mitigate … Read More

Good vs. Bad Company Culture

In part 2 of our podcast with Abbie Pugh, Partner at Multiple, we discuss why you should train your company so you’re harder to kill, why fitness is a great metaphor for considering culture, and how to hone a vision and … Read More

New European Data Protection Laws. What are they and how do I prepare?

With less than 12 months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect (from 25 May 2018) we caught up with Chris Coughlan from Ashfords who shared an outline of some of the key changes and … Read More

Why we actively embrace unconventional entrepreneurial characteristics

As investors we talk a lot about the importance of people in our decisions; yet how much do we understand about the largely intuitive decisions we make about the people and teams we invest in?

In some areas … Read More

Culture Fitness: train your company so you’re harder to kill

In this episode, Abbie Pugh, Partner at Multiple, shares why you should train your company so you’re harder to kill, why fitness is a great metaphor for considering culture, and how to hone a vision and develop a company’s culture.

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“Do I need a Chairperson?” High-performing boards in early-stage startups

Notion invests exclusively in early-stage enterprise software companies, with the ambition to build global category leaders. We have 35 companies in our portfolio; while each is unique, they also have much in common.

In particular, they … Read More

Why every startup needs a purpose

The strongest business ideas are rooted in a purpose that promises to change society, a category or take on an apathetic market leader, says Paul Cash, CEO of Rooster Punk…

Entrepreneurs, more than anyone else, share a common desire to … Read More

Getting the product validation process right in your delivery program

In this episode Taylor Wescoatt, EIR at SeedCamp and tech investor via ConcreteVC, shares how to get the validation process right in your delivery program. Taylor helps startups refine their process and get ‘Product Thinking’ going in their minds at the earliest … Read More