24/04/2020 in Designed to Scale

Pulse and Predictions: Venture Debt

"The only true voyage would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes."  —  Marcel Proust   It was June 2007 and I was a wide-eyed 19…
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05/04/2020 in Designed to Scale

Survival Checklist for B2B Software Startups

"Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular."  —  Roy T. Bennett   March has not been an easy month — to say that is an understatement. I…
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31/03/2020 in Designed to Scale

State of European Venture and B2B Software

"Our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow."  —  Gautama Buddha   In recent weeks, the founders, operators, and investors I have spoken with tend to fall into one of…
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18/03/2020 in Designed to Scale

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

"Action expresses priorities."  —  Mahatma Gandhi   Last week, I shared operational tips on How to Prepare Your B2B Software Startup for a Bumpy Ride. As the world settles into…
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12/03/2020 in Designed to Scale

How to Prepare Your B2B Software Startup for a Bumpy Ride

"In a crisis, be aware of the danger, but recognize the opportunity."  —  John F. Kennedy   Over the past week, there are a wide range of reactions from founders…
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18/02/2020 in Designed to Scale

How to Due Diligence VCs

"It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change."  —  Charles Darwin   There are now almost 430 European VCs which can…
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