Start-up insights: Warranties in Venture Capital

Start-up insights: Warranties in Venture Capital

We focus a lot in this series on the tougher aspects of a venture investment. You might think this reflects deep negativity or anxiety. It is absolutely the opposite. Scope out any problems at the start. Then fix them. Move on. Succeed.  Warranties are...
VC Insights: The re-up

VC Insights: The re-up

Managers in a scale-up business need to be incentivised by having a meaningful stake in the company they run. Often they don’t. This is a big problem which may well be a serious long-term valuation drag. But it can be fixed… A recurring theme in our series is that...
Investor Insights: The Regional Angels Programme – our first year

Investor Insights: The Regional Angels Programme – our first year

DSW Ventures became the first partner in British Business Investments’ Regional Angels Programme a year ago – elevating our investment capability and reach. This post looks at how the Programme is working for DSW Ventures, and the progress we’ve made in delivering...
Investor Insights: Nick Woodrow November 2020

Investor Insights: Nick Woodrow November 2020

We first met Nick Woodrow as a potential investor in late 2019 following him achieving an exit and leaving executive life to focus on non-exec work and investing. Nick has participated in our three EIS investments since (soon to be four) and works closely with us as...