The 10x return model of VC funding

General Rule of Thumb If you plan to raise investment from Venture Capitalists (VCs) for your tech company, you need to understand the 10x return model practised by most of the VCs. As you very well know, tech startup investing is inherently risky. The general rule of thumb for early-stage investment is that: 1/3rd of […]

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Northern Tech Awards 2019 is open for entries

Northern Tech Awards (NTA) was founded in 2011 by Techcelerate to celebrate tech entrepreneurship in style. It was acquired by GP Bullhound in 2013 and continues to be the major tech event in the North. Having toured Liverpool (2014), Leeds (2015), Newcastle (2016) and Edinburgh (2017),  NTA is back in Manchester for 2019.   A […]

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Report on Techcelerate Coffees London #1

Joan Lockwood, Stewart Townsend and I hosted our first ever Techcelerate Coffees London (TCLDN) meetup on 6th November 2018 at White Collar Factory of London. It was attended by seasoned tech entrepreneurs to newbies. Even a family office dropped in.   Mini Reunion TCLDN provided the ideal opportunity for some of my old fellow tech […]

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The birth of #NanoInvestor aka the #PuntInvestor

Over a month ago, I wrote the following post on Linkedin (slightly modified for this blog post): Is Crowdcube the greatest market intelligence platform? How many of you take tiny punts (from £10 onwards) on Crowdcube simply to get insights?  It’s a great resource to understand new entrants, as well as easily reuse market analysis done by […]

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Manchester Angel Investor Volker Hirsch joins Amadeus Capital

I’ve known Volker Hirsch for many years since he was part of the Techcelerate Network during our previous tenure from 2006 to 2013. In February 2010, Volker spoke eloquently at Techcelerate Event on Mobile Social, Advertising, Shopping, Payments, Application Development and Acquisitions (what a title!) with Keith Curran, Charles Weir and Barry Sharples. Volker started out as a corporate […]

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Do you like what we do? #Sponsorship

Techcelerate is at a very early stage of our 5-year operational plan. Everyone wants to wait until a business matures before spending money on the business. What they do not realise is that those who engage with a young business at early stages has an opportunity to build a special relationship that a mature business […]

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The Secret Sauce that gives your Startup the Stamina and Vision to Succeed

This guest blog post is written by Neil Lewis, an International Coach working with Technology Startup and Scaleup leaders in Manchester, London, Valencia and across Europe. I run Media Modo and we develop tools and workshops as well as deliver group and one to one coaching.  I’ve known Neil for many years and Neil was part […]

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Report on Techcelerate Coffees Manchester #6

Date: 10th October 2018 Location: Benugo, XYZ Building, Spinningfields, Manchester The monthly Techcelerate Coffees meet took place on Wednesday at the fantastic open space in Benugo, Spinningfields, Manchester. Attendees from a wide range of tech sectors all discussing various ideas and businesses. From start ups to early stage Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and established businesses, we […]

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Few thoughts on Manchester’s latest social network #Padoq

I love trialling new products, especially those built in my home town Manchester, UK. This used to be part of my job over the last five years to discover new products, increase my knowledge and explore partnership opportunities for UnifiedVU. When it comes to social, I spent two days solid when Google+ was first introduced. […]

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Event Report on Techcelerate Coffees #5

The fourth Techcelerate Coffees meet took place on Wednesday at the fantastic open space in Benugo, XYZ Building, Spinningfields, Manchester. Another well attended event which is presently capped at 25 attendees. A wide variety of topics up for discussion from the many tech entrepreneurs and founders. A common theme was the difficulties facing more established business […]

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