Don’t take anything for granted

What I learned today was that you cannot take a break and expect things to just happen. We had a low number of attendees at Techcelerate Coffees Manchester #TCMCR11 as we did not promote it. As we have already built awareness, I thought it would work by itself, i.e. people will discover the event, sign […]

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Developing our first SaaS light weight tool – Techcelerate Deal Lite

In June 2018, we started collecting and sharing Investment Deal News of UK Tech Companies. In 2019, we decided to split this into FREE and PAID Editions. FREE goes out on every Tuesday with a limited number of Investment News, now at an all-time low of 5 Deals. PAID goes out every Monday, ideally at […]

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The Prolific North Tech Awards are debuting in 2019!

I am delighted to announce that Alexandra Morris and I will be judging the Prolific North Tech Awards, an event taking place at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on 8 May 2019.                   The Prolific North Tech Awards celebrate and reward the very best Tech Companies, Applications, […]

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3 Strands of Techcelerate

Data We collect investment data of UK tech companies every day in order to provide insights to our Members during fundraisings. New data is shared weekly through a newsletter. The FREE newsletter shares 5 investment deals. The PAID (£5.32 per month) newsletter shares all.  We are currently in the process of developing a web application […]

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Feb 2019 Progress Report – Foundation laid

What was your performance last month? Fancy sharing it publicly? Hell No! That’s all fine. But here is ours.   We are building a dynamic fully manual market place where startups meet investors with Techcelerate actively helping our Startup members to progress. Growing Techcelerate Specialists will ensure our Startups have the right know-how at the […]

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Techcelerate Launch with Partners on 5th Feb

On 5th Feb, we launched Techcelerate with partners, SeedLegals (Anthony Rose, CEO) and RDVault (Shoayb Patel, CEO) supported by Barclays (Matthew Priestly and Michael Holligan). It was co-hosted by Alexandra Morris, CEO of MakeUrMove and Head of Techcelerate Network and Manoj Ranaweera, Founder of Techcelerate.     Alexandra Morris kickstarted the event by introducing the programme.  Matthew Priestly, Ecosystem Manager of […]

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Techcelerate Weekly Tech Investment News gets a much needed update

We started capturing and reporting investment deals of UK tech companies on 18th June 2018. The first edition captured a total of £82.05 million investment raised by 13 companies. Today we issued the 32nd edition reporting 21 investment deals totalling £195.05 million. There is a considerable cost involved in capturing as well as sharing. The time […]

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Planning tool for Tech Founders

Over the years, I have tried many planning tools. I have never found one I liked. There’s nothing wrong with any of them. Yet I struggled to stay with any for a longer time. I keep switching back and forth. At present, I use a combination of tools from Asana to Trello. Yet, I keep […]

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5 Tech Company Investment Stages

Having classified the investment rounds last month for our own sanity, I have been thinking further about the key investment stages of a tech product company from inception to its eventual exit. I believe there are four key stages with the fifth being acquired, which of course does not result in raising investment: Seed – […]

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Tech Companies: Is it ok to get it spectacularly wrong?

I have grown up in business, and I have ‘grown up’ in business. Throughout my childhood, I moved around with my parents as they explored and often succeeded in their business ventures, from pubs to cafes, an off-licence to a deli and sandwich shop, it was my education to a degree. Now it’s fair to […]

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