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Creative Industries Seed Fund Launch

Last week saw the launch of the Creative Industries Seed Fund in Northern Ireland. Obviously a direct descendent of the Innovation Fund it’s not quite as open as the predecessor because it’s definitely aimed at Digital. If you recall, 40% of the Innovation Fund was dedicated to Digital previously – this will be close to […]

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Culture … War

X : In a company, what really matters for culture is having the right purpose.Me: In a car, what really matters for efficiency is having the right direction.X : That doesn't make sense, it's orthogonal, almost independent of direction.Me : Car or company? — Simon Wardley (@swardley) January 7, 2020 We discuss culture a lot. […]

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Venture Capital and Control

A podcast with DHH and Dave Teare about the possible changes in taking investment. It’s possible to build a company by building and selling products and services. But there’s also a lot of pressure to talk about investment and specifically to talk about exits. This podcast is very informative. It’s about how would you keep […]

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Ada Ventures closes a $34M fund for overlooked founders

Francesca (Check) Warner writes: The mission of the fund is to open access to venture capital funding for people building businesses serving customers who are underserved by venture-backed companies, products and services. These ‘overlooked’ people include women, black, Asian and other founders from minority ethnic groups in the UK, the over 50s population, founders from […]

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Other views on Venture Capital

Hank Williams on “Why does everything suck” writes: “VCs generally don’t add that much value beyond cash. They will try to say otherwise. Unless they are famous for adding such value (check Google) they are probably lying. Aside from the fact that they are probably incapable of adding much value, even if they could, VCs […]

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