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...
Investor insights: Director’s service contracts – part six

Investor insights: Director’s service contracts – part six

“How a night in a five star hotel room cost me my company” Well, I guess there are lots of stories that could flow from a headline like that. Most would be a lot more interesting than the post below. So I’ll keep it short. The point is that founders can get themselves...
Investor insights: Director’s service contracts – part five

Investor insights: Director’s service contracts – part five

“Thou shalt not compete with SaaSco” So sayeth the venture investor. Not quite the 11th commandment, but a fair position for venture investors to take. So what does compete look like, and how in practice are these clauses drafted in the director’s service...
Investor insights: Director’s service contracts – part four

Investor insights: Director’s service contracts – part four

The eternal triangle: company – founder – investor A misleadingly intriguing subtitle for an article on enforceability of director’s service contracts, you might say: simple click-bait. And you would be right. Still, it’s something that investors in particular do need...