What is R&D? When a business sees a challenge or a gap in the market and starts investigating different ways to fill it, they could end up trying to create a new product, change a process – or simply extend the knowledge within a certain field. This is Research and Development (R&D) and this activity […]
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This tweet thread possessed me this morning – not just because it was based in science fiction and in the conceit that fiction allows us to try things out before we actually have to do them, but in the current trend to find a way to “uber” everything. After Riker delivers a devastating presentation that […]
It’s Friday morning, it’s breakfast time, you think it’ll just take 2 minutes to see what’s happening in the news, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin then 15 minutes later you’re rushing out the door late for work. It’s 9.10am in work, you’re checking the calendar for the day getting ready to make the to do […]
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 […]
The European Commission announced that it has awarded over €278M to 75 startups and SMEs through its accelerator pilot. @EUScienceInnovwas founded in JN to help entrepreneurs, #SMB, innovators and scientists scale their organisations internationally. Read More Worth noting there were three in Ireland and none in the UK.
(In the previous posting, Michael describes the first part of the investment process to give an indication of the timescales involved and how it can be difficult and frustrating for founders – but equally how this must be understood.) Stage 2 (10 weeks) – Promoting your Raise The best analogy for this is dating. Work […]
(This post was originally sent out to the Digital Circle Mailing List on 26th November but is included here for completeness). Timely to have this in the week of AICon – the inaugural convention on artificial intelligence and machine learning in Northern Ireland. But it’s too late to get a ticket as it’s completely sold […]
(This article is in three parts for ease of reading. Subscribe to the blog or to our mailing list if you don’t want to miss them) The timescales involved in raising investment are different for every business and every round they complete. It is also very difficult to control the timescales because power and influence […]
The decision by a startup founder to raise investment is one with a wide range of ramifications. The positive outcomes are cash to build a team, develop product, implement a marketing strategy and introducing some new voices around the founder. There are also potential negative consequences as the founder no longer has 100% ownership, the […]
The question of who holds the power comes up in every day life. Where there is power there is change. Is the power coming from the electricity companies, well literally! But it also comes from the politicians, the parents, the teachers, the business people, the civil service or is it from the community? The hardest […]
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