Smedvig insights

A selection of thoughts, news & insights from the Smedvig team and our portfolio.

Smedvig Capital invests £8m in job search engine Adzuna

Job search engine, Adzuna, has announced that it has raised £8m from Smedvig Capital. The Series C funding round sees Smedvig join backers Index Ventures, Passion Capital, Local Globe and over 400 Crowdcube investors and takes the company’s total funding to £12m.

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Don’t waste a board meeting on reporting!

The term ‘board meeting’ often carries with it a serious image of thick wads of reports and hours spent presenting materials out loud unnecessarily. In this article, CEO of Smedvig Capital, Johnny Hewett, discusses how a well-structured board pack, the right KPI’s and maximising the input of NEDs and VCs can help make board meetings more focussed, insightful and productive.

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Leaving VC - George Thomas

Some news: I’m moving to Norway. After two years as a strategy consultant at Monitor Group and five and half years in VC with Smedvig Capital (a Series A/B investor), I’m joining Xeneta as Chief Strategy Officer at their Oslo HQ.

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Smedvig Capital invests £8m in job search engine Adzuna

Job search engine, Adzuna, has announced that it has raised £8m from Smedvig Capital. The Series C funding round sees Smedvig join backers Index Ventures, Passion Capital, Local Globe and over 400 Crowdcube investors and takes the company’s total funding to £12m.

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Leaving VC - George Thomas

Some news: I’m moving to Norway. After two years as a strategy consultant at Monitor Group and five and half years in VC with Smedvig Capital (a Series A/B investor), I’m joining Xeneta as Chief Strategy Officer at their Oslo HQ.

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Don’t waste a board meeting on reporting!

The term ‘board meeting’ often carries with it a serious image of thick wads of reports and hours spent presenting materials out loud unnecessarily. In this article, CEO of Smedvig Capital, Johnny Hewett, discusses how a well-structured board pack, the right KPI’s and maximising the input of NEDs and VCs can help make board meetings more focussed, insightful and productive.

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