Blogs for Startups

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…

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.

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.