Investor insights: University spinouts – part one

Investor insights: University spinouts – part one

“More is less” We’ve been busy these last few months, and temporarily off the airwaves (for the younger reader, this is a reference to broadcast radio and TV: ask your parents or try Wikipedia for more information, if you can tear yourself from your latest TikTok...
Investor insights: Why scale-ups need an FD

Investor insights: Why scale-ups need an FD

“We haven’t got any sales. Why should I waste my money on a finance director?” There’s a pre-conception common among founders that a finance director just counts the monies. No revenues equals no monies. Combined, that equals no need for a finance director. But – and...
VC Insights: How to build a useful board pack

VC Insights: How to build a useful board pack

Focusing on a good monthly board pack is a task that can be easily pushed down the priority list, but it’s a key part of making sure a board operates effectively as a business looks to grow and scale. A strong pack both helps founders get as much value out of their...
DSW Ventures opens new office in Manchester city centre

DSW Ventures opens new office in Manchester city centre

DSW Ventures, the venture capital business which is part of the Dow Schofield Watts network, has opened a new office in Manchester to consolidate its presence as one of the UK’s leading regional VCs. The firm has taken space in the city’s historic Bonded Warehouse...