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Raise Ventures Accelerator review with Jason McDevitt, startup founder at Aeroblue Software

Today we speak to Jason McDevitt, startup founder at Aeroblue Software to hear his thoughts, review and testimonial about Raise Accelerator programme that he successfully took part in during 2021. How has your team grown since joining the Raise accelerator? Jason: “We have recently Hired 2 Part-time developers to start working on our prototype and…

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Raise Ventures Accelerator review with Raj Agarwal, startup founder at tisec.io

Today we speak to Raj Aharwal, startup founder at Tisec to hear his thoughts, review and testimonial about Raise Accelerator programme that he successfully took part in during 2021. How have you found the post-course support after completing the Raise accelerator programme. Raj: “It was an unexpected experience post-programme support, even till today TISEC don’t feel…

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The Five Ps of Startups

As we start to sift through a new round of startups looking for guidance on their road, it’s worth going over again the challenges that every startup faces. This isn’t to say that all founders need guidance – some people are extremely capable of navigating their way. Those folks are rare enough and opportunities are…

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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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Timescale of an Investment Round – Part III

(In Part I and Part II, Michael explains the investment process in an attempt to give a realistic depiction of the time it takes to get an investment round through – in this list it’s all about getting it over the final hurdle.) Stage 3 (6 weeks) – Due Diligence and close – dragging deal…

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Timescale of an Investment Round – Part II

(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…

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Timescale of an Investment Round – Part I

(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…

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