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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Classifying investment rounds

There are so many words used to describe investment rounds and it’s just getting crazy, especially if you are trying to understand the venture capital investment market for the first time. Given that we have now released 26 weekly editions of Techcelerte Investment Deal News of UK technology companies, it makes sense to rationalise the […]

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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 the Punt Investor #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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