Slicing The Pie

When it comes to your start-up, you want to ensure complete equality of equity. Finances are of the utmost importance, and it’s essential you find a way of fairly and impartially determining the stakes in your business.

Creative Destruction

Creative destruction feels like an oxymoron… However, it’s a method companies have used for years, combining ideas of innovation with disruption to build something new. We’re going to take a look at creative destruction, how it operates in practice, and how you can implement it in your business.

Due Diligence Checklist

You have found a few potential investors: they’ve told you they will invest but subject to Due Diligence. What can you expect from this process?

You Can Get It If You Really Want

This tune is not just fun to listen too – it also contains an inspirational message for any entrepreneur. But how does a song about overcoming all odds link to the start-up world?

Multipotentialites

Do you have multiple interests, passions and wide-ranging abilities? If so, you could be a multipotentialite.

The Crowdfunding Video

Crowdfunding: you put together a video, ready to let your idea off into the investment stratosphere. But what goes in the video?

Being A Rebel

Being a rebel isn’t generally considered to be a positive way to live your life. However, in business, being a rebel can often work in your favour

Getting To Philosophy

Here is an experiment that you can conduct, right now. Open any Wikipedia page, on any topic of your choosing. Click on the first hyperlink in the main text of the article…

The Ideal Co-Founder

“Get yourself a co-founder!” routinely tops lists of the best business advice from successful entrepreneurs.

The Funding Dictionary

Here you can find a short summary of the specific vocabulary of the funding process. This is a list we share with our founders before diving into negotiations. You can download our Founders’ Prep Meeting Pdf here.

Ideas Are In The Air

Successful businesses are usually borne out of one simple thing: a fantastic idea. But ideas belong to everyone. When the ground is ready for new ideas…

Impact Investing

In this guide, we cover everything you need to know about impact investing. From what impact investing is to why it is beneficial and important.

Our Futures – The Game

‘Our Future’ is a game to imagine new ways to involve people in thinking about the future. It was created by Nesta, together with John Sweeney and Jose Ramos, to address 21st century problems and push thinkers to come out with new and innovative ideas in order to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.

The Optimist/Pessimist Founder

If you are embarking on a new start-up project, one of the most useful things you can do is trying to control your positive/negative outlook on the world. Both attitudes can help you along the way…

Info Memo Checklist

The key to successfully securing investments for a business is a strong information memorandum, also referred to as an info memo

9 Negotiating Principles for Investment Success

What are the underlying principles that you should be using in a negotiation? It doesn’t matter whether you’re the one looking to make the investments or the business looking to attract investors because these principles and techniques will always work – whichever side of the negotiating table you happen to be sat on.

A Call For Logical Thinking

REDISCOVER SCIENCE Please let’s start behaving rationally, people. The strain that this coronavirus pandemic is having on our social behaviour, coupled with the velocity and accessibility of social media is fuelling a rampage of disinformation that may end up hurting real people.

Lehman Scale

LEHMAN FORMULA
So, let’s address the elephant in the room first: the Lehman Scale takes its name from the infamous Lehman Brothers that developed this method in the late 1960s to bring under control and standardise the market of private bankers’ finders fee.

Funders’ Dilution

It’s important to plan ahead and have your exit strategy clear from the start. What do you want to do with your life and your company? And how much of it should you give to investors in order to see new equity flowing into the business, propelling you towards the next stage of expansion?

The Trinity of Management

WE ARE MAKERS, MARKETERS AND MANAGERS
We believe that in order to deliver amazing results a company must excel at 3 things

DCF Valuation Template

This Discounted Cash Flows technique involves deriving the value of a business by calculating the present value of its expected future cash flows. Projected cash flows, inferred from the Business Plan, are used for the five years ahead while the Terminal Value is adopted for the remaining foreseeable future.

Valuation

How to value my company? Sure, you want to minimize the number of shares you will eventually give to investors, but you don’t want to scare them off as well. Above all being reasonable is the key when it comes to valuing your own company…
But first, let’s talk about the theories behind assets valuation.

What Really Matters

OUR MANIFESTO: The world advances thanks to the effort of single brave individuals that innovate starting from zero. All successful companies become institutions sooner or later, and loose the ability to change and fuel progress. And the advancement of our human race is left in the capable hands of Founders and Entrepreneurs.

European Fashion Capitals

Dusseldorf Number 1?! While the heatwave envelops Europe, brave tourists march towards the discovery of capital cities and famous landmarks all over the Old Continent.