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Nuts and bolts#1 – 8 things about Term Sheets

Yes – fundraising and Term Sheets. Something many founders have to deal with. We often get asked about this. And we find ourselves saying to founders more often than not … Continue Reading


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Getting ready for scale-up

We look to make Series A and Series B investments into companies, and so we find ourselves often asking the question: is this company ready to scale up? Perhaps one … Continue Reading


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What an investment decision mean to us

As venture capitalists, we are in the business of seeing and reviewing hundreds and thousands of business plans of young tech companies looking for their first or second round of … Continue Reading


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Dear Founder #2

Dear Founder: You have invested some of your own money (and much “sweat equity”) into the company you founded, taken some seed or angel money as the initial funding, and … Continue Reading


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Dear Founder #1

Dear Founder, First, congratulations on achieving the milestone of having completed a few pilots and securing a sales pipeline waiting on you to be executed.  Well, congratulations because the reward … Continue Reading


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The Internet of Energy Things (and Services) is taking shape

The world is moving towards an “internet of energy things”, and it is bringing new players as well as changing the nature of the energy, energy efficiency and smart energy … Continue Reading


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Thoughts from the trenches: being long on innovation

Why I am long on innovation – 5 considerations: #1. A big, digital and disruptive change is underway.  We are going through a second wave of internet transformation: the first … Continue Reading


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Great founding teams

I am always asked: what do I look for in founding teams? Well, this is a summary of what I have learned from meeting and getting to know hundreds of … Continue Reading


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Efficiency is becoming an increasingly broad theme

We have noticed a new “efficiency revolution” around us. The concept of efficiency is not new and we use it often.  But one could say that there are “good” efficiency … Continue Reading


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Creating the clean and smart world

2 powerful underlying themes: clean and smart The year 2015 in the venture capital business may be remembered by the word “unicorn”.   Apparently there are now over 130 of these.  … Continue Reading