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Startup Founders and CEO’s – March 2020 Advisory Note

Startup Founders and CEO’s – March 2020 Advisory Note

Dear Startup Founders and CEO’s

Most of you are across the current environment and may be considering the impact on your businesses. We at WNT Ventures have seen these scenarios play out before, usually with different characteristics of how they begin; but how they play out has similarities.

Startup Folk # 3 and Other WNT News

Startup Folk # 3 and Other WNT News

WNT Update

The end of October always brings a long weekend and a feeling of big things to come here at WNT. We held our AGM on the 29th October, and it’s always a good opportunity to bring our Limited Partners and Shareholders together with the Board and WNT team.

Why We Did it That Way – TDRI

Why We Did it That Way – TDRI

Written by Jon Sandbrook

One of our recent investments – TDRI Limited (www.tdrisolutions.com) – was a little different for us. For a start it’s the only company in our current portfolio that is 100% owned by WNT Ventures. Like most investors, we’re usually backing existing founders and teams.

How to Discuss Valuations with Seed Investors

How to Discuss Valuations with Seed Investors

Written by Dr Laura Faulconer

Early Stage Company Valuations for Founders Crafting a ‘Round Comparables’ Analysis Valuation forms the basis for determining the value of the shares, or equity, in a company. There are many valuation methods and investors typically apply several in order to…

Sales Projection Guide for Startups

Sales Projection Guide for Startups

Written by Michael Nguyen

As many startups nowadays focus on market penetration and revenue growth as a core driver of their value proposition for investors, sales projections become more and more important for budgeting, valuation and cap raise. There are essentially two approaches to…

WNT has had a busy start to the year

WNT has had a busy start to the year

WNT Update

WNT has had an exceptionally busy year, so getting to newsletters has been difficult to say the least. As well as running Market Validation Workshops and planning for the launch of Fund III, we are pleased to announce a number of…

The Foundry Lab and WNT Story

The Foundry Lab and WNT Story

Written by Dr Laura Faulconer

One of the latest investments at WNT Ventures is in Foundry Lab – an advanced manufacturing startup company. I’d like to share some of the reasons why we invested in this opportunity to help other founders better understand how WNT approaches…

Pitch Too Polished?

Pitch Too Polished?

Written by Dr Laura Faulconer

There is Such a Thing as a Too Polished Startup Pitch – Most people seeking advice on how to pitch their startup to investors are encouraged to be well-prepared. They are not necessarily wrong, but there is such a thing as a pitch that is too polished.