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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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 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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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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