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March 18, 2021

How to Prepare Your B2B Software Startup for a Bumpy Ride

Over the past week, there are a wide range of reactions from founders and investors alike, few optimistic with most anticipating that the worst is yet to come. With a…
Insights
March 18, 2021

The Science of Financing a Software Startup (Part 2 of 2)

Last week, I shared operational tips on How to Prepare Your B2B Software Startup for a Bumpy Ride. As the world settles into ‘a new normal’ of uncertainty and active planning,…
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March 18, 2021

How to Due Diligence VCs

There are now almost 430 European VCs which can make it tricky and time consuming to differentiate the best from the rest. Inspired by recent articles which address innovation to the venture…
February 18, 2021 in Insights

Survival Checklist for B2B Software Startups

March has not been an easy month — to say that is an understatement. I have had several close friends become ill though thankfully all, except one, have fully recovered. What is…
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February 18, 2021 in Insights

Pulse and Predictions: Venture Debt

It was June 2007 and I was a wide-eyed 19 year old summer intern working in Toronto at GE Commercial Finance*. In hindsight, the world was also naive at the…
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November 14, 2020 in Insights

Startup Operating Models: The Secret behind Growth Companies

There has been a noticeable shift in venture capital and financial markets more broadly. In speaking with investors across Europe and the US this year, it is apparent that investment…
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October 14, 2020 in Insights

Enabling Startup Agility and Predictable Growth using Financial Sprints

Startups by their very nature are designed for growth, but a series of recent high profile startup failures has demonstrated the perils of a “growth at all costs” mentality and…
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July 23, 2020 in Insights

So what are you fundraising for?

The last article discussed how a B2B software startup could build relationships with potential investors by emphasizing in the same manner it would with prospective customers. Make their jobs easier to win them…
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June 15, 2020 in Insights

Key Tips for a Successful Fundraise

There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to raising external capital: “Always be raising” or “heads down” focus on growth and execution. I lean towards the latter.…
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June 14, 2020 in Insights

Pegafund: Financial Roadmap to Scale and Predictable Growth

I am very excited to share with you Pegafund which provides a strategic growth CFO to seed to pre-Series B European B2B software startups varying in size from 20 to 100 FTEs. Our mission…
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May 13, 2020 in Insights

The Inherent Friction between Founders, VCs, and Venture Debt

In the world of venture and B2B software startups, we often hear or read about a company raising “X” million at “Y” million valuation which is “Z” multiple of ARR.…
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