Venture Capital 2020: UK vs US

Venture Capital 2020: UK vs US

This is based on data analysis we did at Beacon Capital (see acknowledgements at the end of this post) and it was first presented by Chris Mairs, CBE, FREng, and Beacon Capital Venture Partner, in his keynote speech at our event “London Tech Venture Capital: An Asset Class for Global Investors”, on November 18th 2015. […]

Portugal Ventures partners with Beacon Capital for London launch

Portugal Ventures partners with Beacon Capital for London launch

Portugal’s largest technology investor today announced it has opened an office in London to help its portfolio companies expand and internationalise. Portugal Ventures, a Lisbon-based VC with €400 million in assets, said it has entered into a strategic partnership with London-based VC, Beacon Capital. Beacon Capital will advise Portugal Ventures’ companies on strategy to scale […]

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 […]

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 […]

Investors Allstars 2015: AngelLab in shortlist

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Investors Allstars 2015: AngelLab in shortlist

AngelLab is pleased to be shortlisted for the “Seed Fund of the Year” award at the Investor Allstars 2015, organised by GP.Bullhound.

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