Response by Sri Lankan Tech Community on Easter Sunday Attacks in Sri Lanka

Below is the statement prepared by the Sri Lankan startup community in response to the attack took place on the innocent on 21st April 2019. On 23rd April, the same community, now referred to as “Sri Lanka United” started a campaign to raise funds to support the needy.     Many of us in the […]

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Q1 2019 UK Investment Landscape

Based on the data we collected, UK tech companies raised £3.2 billion in investment during the first three months of 2019. This is significantly higher than the data we extracted for the same quarter last year, i.e 3.4x more.

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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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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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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 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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