Category Archives: Operations

Sweat Equity – Blog Series Episode 2

In the world of startups there is literally nothing better than equity. With equity, even a tiny bit, you will literally could one day become a millionaire. Colin Mitchell is the CEO of Sixty 5 Technologies and has expertise in tech, business, sales and marketing. Colin’s new blog series showcases the startup tech journey focusing…

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The Raise Programme – Possibility and Probability

What is your motivation for success? The thing about “incentives” is that they have to actually incentivise. How you incentivise is first by measuring and then by rewarding. You don’t get performance by watching (measuring) and you definitely don’t get it by rewarding alone. Phase I of the Spring Cohort of the Raise programme is…

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CAC…CLTV…MRR….SAAS…B2B buzzword bingo

CAC: Customer Acquisition Costs (also known as COCA in some places) CLTV: Customer Life Time Value MRR: Monthly Returning Revenue CAC is usually associated with SAAS (Software as a Service) and B2B (Business to Business) software sales and especially startups. Knowing about CAC and your ratios (CAC:MRR) will be important when trying to raise finance…

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EVENT: RAISE the Question – Legals for Startups

EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO BEREAVEMENT Our panel of Legal experts will be answering questions from startups, entrepreneurs and new founders on what Legal considerations they should be making to ensure security in their business. Startups can be especially vulnerable to legal matters such as protecting their Intellectual Property or getting the right Terms & Conditions.…

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A Five-Year Revenue Forecast in 30 Seconds or Less

After a few spits and spats on the Twittersphere recently around five year revenue projections, I had a BFHHM (big Ha-Ha moment). Startups in Northern Ireland and Ireland are confusing budgets with plans. Why? Probably because the main source of investment advice is a government agency. These public servants are well-meaning but inexperienced* and risk-averse…

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For Startups

Raise Ventures help early tech startups to reach their full potential through expert advice and education from people who have been there and done it. We are based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and works with 6 startups across UK and Ireland every 6 months. Why Raise? Develop the foundations of your startup, innovate, validate, accelerate and…

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