Sliding Down the Deal Funnel

Sliding Down the Deal Funnel

and catching a glimpse of the chequered flag. Most, if not all, VCs optimize their deal funnel for (their own) efficiency. The objective is to quickly identify the “NOs”, track the progress of the “MAYBEs”, and focus on the “LIKELYs” to decide whether to issue a term sheet or not. How do our numbers break […]

Jumping into the Top of the Deal Funnel

Jumping into the Top of the Deal Funnel

And how to work your way around the guillotine Last week we kicked off with a blog post on the cyclicality of the 1600 investment opportunities that we received in 2015 and, amongst other things, we challenged the myth that August is a ‘dormant month’ for VCs and entrepreneurs. Your feedback was a mixture of […]

Ometria: On the Challenges of Entering the Age-Old Retail Industry

Ometria: On the Challenges of Entering the Age-Old Retail Industry

The way in which retailers take consumers to the point of sale continues to evolve. Real Business spoke with rising UK SMEs with innovative ideas to discuss the challenges of entering an age-old industry with a new proposition. Beacon Capital portfolio company, Ometria, is one such retail innovation out to change the industry. A customer insight […]

Adbrain Raises New Round of Funding

Adbrain Raises New Round of Funding

Adbrain, a Beacon Capital portfolio company, has raised $7.5m in a new investment round, which it will use for further international expansion. The firm has also appointed Jason Atlas as Chief Technology Officer. Adbrain’s new funding comes from existing investors Notion Capital and Octopus Ventures, with participation from Cisco Investments. CEO, Gareth Davies comments: ‘This latest […]

Getting on Your Fundraising Bike

Getting on Your Fundraising Bike

And keeping your balance. This is a “Hello World!” blog post from the analyst team here at Beacon Capital. One of the things we do is look at some of the new opportunities that come in, and make sure we get these in front of the Partners at Beacon to be discussed at our weekly […]

Michael Kent Discusses the Adoption of Online Remittance Platforms

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Michael Kent Discusses the Adoption of Online Remittance Platforms

The way we send and receive money has changed significantly over the past few years – with an increasing number of people now choosing online platforms over more traditional methods. Michael Kent, CEO and founder of Azimo, joined Voxafrica to discuss this shift.   Azimo, founded in 2012, is a London based digital money transfer […]

Chaser named Xero Add-on Partner of the Year for 2016

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Chaser named Xero Add-on Partner of the Year for 2016

Beacon Capital portfolio company Chaser were this week named as Xero’s Add-on Partner of the Year for 2016 from across the 500+ add-ons in their ecosystem. Chaser, who were exhibiting at Xerocon (Xero’s annual conference) this week, are transforming how Xero users chase up their customers to pay their invoices on time; saving them from the scourge of […]

Neighbourly recognised by Bloomberg as one of the UK’s most disruptive companies

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Neighbourly recognised by Bloomberg as one of the UK’s most disruptive companies

Beacon Capital portfolio company Neighbourly.com – the social platform that connects local community projects with companies that want to make a difference – has today been named as one of the UK’s most innovative companies. It is one of 50 disruptive businesses named in the inaugural Bloomberg Business Innovators list. Neighbourly is among a select group […]

Neighbourly strikes deal with OVO Energy

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Neighbourly strikes deal with OVO Energy

Last month, Neighbourly – one of our Beacon Capital portfolio companies – announced that Bristol-based OVO Energy is the latest business to join the platform. The energy company will now use Neighbourly to facilitate its contributions to community causes, and manage corporate volunteering among its 750-strong workforce in the UK’s South West.

Looking back to the Beacon Capital and London & Partners event

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Looking back to the Beacon Capital and London & Partners event

On November 18th, 2015 we had the honor to welcome 60+ Alt Asset Investors and Beacon Capital Venture Partners to discuss the current state of the UK and London Tech VC funds. The evening was long with interesting encounters, conversations and possibly triggers for future collaborations. Thank you all for joining and looking forward to seeing you in the […]

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