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Getting fit for fundraising

Peter Higgins on 2019-09-20

A recent blog by Fred Wilson resonated with me and motivated me to write my next blog. In his blog, Fred reflects on the decision by WeWork to postpone their listing and uses the term “hair on a deal” to describe when a deal has too many issues which ultimately kill the investment. The critical lesson for entrepreneurs he highlights is the importance of having your house in order before starting to raise capital.  ...

First week at my RIG internship

Maisie Pedder on 2019-09-18

  After reading these intern blogs singing RIG’s praises on the website myself, my first week at RIG has luckily completely lived up to expectations. It’s been full-on in the best way possible, in a blur of learning about everything from how 3D printing is used for gas turbine parts, to how to take meeting notes and research potential clients,  to how to set up a laptop and even (importantly) being taught how to use a...

Competition: a missed opportunity to be embraced

Peter Higgins on 2019-08-07

Who is your competition and how are you differentiated? This is a critical component of both commercialisation and fundraising, around which technology developers have significant scope to improve their current approach. Too often, companies are unwilling to tackle this topic in the depth it deserves. Whether this is due to fear, naivety, arrogance, ‘blissful ignorance’, or inexperience is not always evident. Competition is often seen...

Borrowing economics to save the world?

Ffion Rolph on 2019-06-20

  It is hard to ignore the noise currently being made about climate change. Be it Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg, or Michael Bloomberg, it is certainly a topic that has made its way into the public consciousness this year and let’s hope that it stays there.  ...

Setting sail to decarbonisation

Ellie Wolverson on 2019-04-29

Shipping touches pervasively but unobtrusively on every aspect of our daily lives; from the clothes we wear, to the food we eat, to the goods we order online. But rarely do we think about the negative environmental ramifications caused by it. These environmental impacts include air pollution, water pollution, noise, and oil pollution. Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping currently represent 2.6% of total global emissions, equivalent...