Pragmatic advice, insights and frameworks for founders to help solve the most common early-stage challenges.
How to engage with online influencers.
Influencer marketing can be hugely beneficial to your brand, if done correctly. Here are our top tips to help you put together an effective strategy and avoid common pitfalls.
How to achieve product market fit.
Achieving product-market fit is essential to scale your business. Dharmesh shows why it’s the number-one concept for startups and how it can boost your brand.
Getting to a first meeting with VCs.
Getting your first meeting with a VC can be challenging. We’ve put together a guide to help you get your foot in the door.
What to file at Companies House and how.
All UK Companies have to be registered at Companies House. Find out what information you need to file with them, and how to do it.
What does a good startup board pack look like?
Before meeting with your board, you need to put together a board pack. We’ve put together a list of key documents to include and our top tips to help you prepare for your meeting.
8 top tips to evaluate a startup business idea.
Looking to validate your startup idea? Dharmesh explains our process with some helpful tips to keep you focussed.
Laying the foundations for your business.
Starting a business? Follow these steps to ensure you have the proper infrastructure in place.
Why an investment narrative is critical for your fundraise.
A key part of your investment story is why an investor might want to allocate capital to that general area. This is your investment narrative and it’s crucial to get investors excited about your business.
How to use the Lean Canvas.
The Lean Canvas is a critical tool for startup founders to help them understand their customers and achieve product-market fit.
5 ways to make your pre-boarding candidate experience a 10/10
You could argue that the pre-boarding experience is more crucial than the onboarding experience. Why? The market has never been hotter, and while your perfect match has said yes right now, other companies could be putting very interesting offers in front of them before their start date, which could lead them going elsewhere.
What a strong startup really looks like.
Delve into what constitutes a strong startup in today's dynamic market, considering factors like customer spending habits, marketing channel sustainability, and efficient financial management.
Discover how the principle of One-Metric-That-Matters can help keep your startup focused, aligned, and growing at an optimal pace.
The metrics that VCs REALLY care about.
Uncover the key metrics that VCs focus on while evaluating startups and understand how these metrics can guide your growth strategy and fundraising efforts.
Why is AI is such a strong bet for investors?
Discover why AI has such great investment potential for VC Investors. From its scalable nature, unique challenges, and why deep market understanding is essential for success.
Applying platform business models
Dive into the world of platform businesses and learn how startups like Koru Kids, Gravity Sketch, and Makers have leveraged this approach for success.
Startup growth and sustainability.
Explore the key factors that contribute to sustainable growth in startups. Learn about the role of aiming for a higher purpose, fostering a growth mindset, and cultivating inclusive leadership for success.
The power of niching down.
Uncover insights into niches and platform plays, understand the challenges of building a platform business model, and learn how to compete with giants like Amazon. Discover the importance of identifying if your business is a platform or a marketplace.
Building a growth ready startup.
Discover the keys to successful business growth - resilience, empowered teams, diversity, and a growth-centric mindset. Learn to navigate the challenges of scaling while preserving your startup's innovative spirit, leading to sustainable, long-term success.
Raising VC investment: how to beat the odds.
The chances of raising VC investment are usually very low. In this article, we outline why founders aren’t usually successful, so you know what to improve on in order to successfully raise VC investment.