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It is a truth universally acknowledged (as Jane Austen once wrote), that VCs prefer to work with Founders as CEOs, and not hired hands. To the uninitiated, that might...

Have you heard the one about the two tall Lithuanians who walk into a venture capital fund? The first tall Lithuanian gestures to the other and says…..well, I’m going...

We were fortunate to have Ben run a sales strategy workshop for us last month, where he presented the Category King concept, an extremely compelling approach to strategic positioning....

Just back from an event about Visas. Good speakers, and entertaining panel discussion and thanks to Tech City UK for organizing it. A common observation from attendees was that...

We hold a dinner for all of our CEOs three times a year (and for our CTOs twice a year).  To these dinners we sometimes invite a speaker to...

For me the best of the Christmas or New Year Messages by far was Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas message from Brendan Cox – husband of MP Jo Cox who...

    Slush is a big deal in Helsinki. The population of the city grows by 5% for a few days – quite a big deal! It’s amazing how...

The last of the current series of blog posts on themes we use, for which at least one person involved in this process (me) is grateful! As always, these...

  Ash Puri, our inimitable and much loved Investment Manager has taken an exciting new role as Investment Partner at Tempo Capital.  Ash has known Olav Ostin, the founding...

    We continue our series on market themes we like, a combination of bottoms up observations and best practice from portfolio companies and the broader ecosystem, combined with...

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