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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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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e-invoicing vendor, CloudTrade closes £2m investment round from Calculus Capital

I was surprised to see an email from CloudTrade this morning announcing their latest funding round. There was two reasons for my surprise: This was the first time a company has sent a press release to us. This means our weekly investment newsletter is already making an impact after 5 editions. I’ve never heard of […]

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Will North regain its voice after the demise of TechNorth

After attending the London Tech Week, Jonathan Lowe of RSM has raised the issue of North loosing its tech voice as a result of the demise of TechNorth. Whilst I joked with Jonathan on Linkedin, the topic required a well thought out response. Here goes.. enjoy! Before I get going, articles of this nature (Jonathan’s) […]

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Hottest 25 VCs in Europe

According to an analysis by Dealroom.co, below are the 25 most successful venture capitalists of Europe today. It’s good to see six of the top 10 have a significant presence in the UK. Thanks to Balderton Capital’s early investment into The Hut Group, at least the North West is represented as far as the portfolio […]

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Where does Manchester fit into UK and European funding markets?

According to research undertaken by London & Partners, UK captured more funding than any other European country since Brexit vote with London attracting 80% of that funding and topping other European cities with ease. Based on data taken from PitchBook from 24th June 2016 to end of May 2018, the following graph captures the level […]

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Learning from mistakes

I am learning from a mistake I made and instead of hiding under the carpet, thought of sharing it and the actions I plan to take to avoid such in the future. The mistake involved two parts.   Working with My interpretation of “working with” was not interpreted by my friend the same way, even […]

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Manchester is the best UK city for Freelancers

A thriving Freelance community is vital for the sustainability of a tech ecosystem. It allows tech companies to easily source talent for short-term projects without being burdened by heavy recruitment costs. I came to know the freelancer community of Manchester through Andrew Disley due to his efforts in bringing the community through GeekUp Events in […]

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Fact finding mission to Sri Lanka

I visited Sri Lanka for a week in January 2018 in order to understand better the Sri Lankan tech ecosystem with the intention of developing UK Sri Lanka Tech Partnership, where Techcelerate Ventures would deliver a number of services in collaboration with Sri Lankan partners. The visit included meeting a number of potential partners and […]

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