Blogs for Startups

Market Validation and Deep Tech Investment Readiness

Market Validation and Deep Tech Investment Readiness

Written by Dr Laura Faulconer

Increased Relevancy, Increased Complexity Market Validation Process for Deep Tech
Market Validation – A Critical Component of Investment Readiness
Market validation is a method of learning about a customer problem to inform…

Communicating Risk to Investors

Communicating Risk to Investors

Written by Dr Laura Faulconer

There are some universal startup risks, like problem-solution fit, product-market fit, and the channel to reach customers. Early-stage startups seeking investment funding …

Going Back to the Well Too Soon

Going Back to the Well Too Soon

Written by Dr laura Faulconer

Undercapitalising your seed-stage startup. Founders are typically in a careful balancing act between operating lean and being undercapitalised.

Co-founders and Why you Might Need Them – Or Not

Co-founders and Why you Might Need Them – Or Not

Written by Carl Jones

The pros and cons of having co-founders We often see single founders slogging it out on their own. While this isn’t necessarily a “problem” that needs solving…

Market Size Estimates

Market Size Estimates

Written by Dr Laura Faulconer

Big Enough to be Interesting, Small Enough to be Realisti. Market opportunity is generally high up on an investor’s list

Value Inflection Milestones

Value Inflection Milestones

Written by Dr Laura Faulconer

Setting milestones that create value Not all milestones, or achievements, will create value for a company.

Alternate Sources of Capital

Alternate Sources of Capital

Written by Carl Jones

Callaghan Innovation Grants Startups are hungry beasts. And the food they eat is cash (