Smedvig insights

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

So, you think you want to raise? Navigating VC: A Series by Smedvig Capital

Attend a start-up event and you probably wouldn’t have to look too hard to find one entrepreneur that will tell you raising money from VCs is a critical enabler to success and another who would rather stick red hot needles in their eyes than have a VC involved in their business. What is it really like? How much should you raise? Do the VCs differ much? What is the secret to an enjoyable and lucrative relationship?

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Building an effective B2B go to market organisation

Last month Erevena and Smedvig Capital co-hosted a breakfast discussion on the successful transition of organisations from SMB to enterprise, focusing on elements such as how to support sales with an effective marketing infrastructure, expanding into new geographies and the value of partnerships. The morning brought together leaders from a variety of B2B environments to share their experiences and we heard interesting insights from three guest speakers,

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My Home Move acquired by Palamon-backed Simplify Group to create the largest conveyancer in the UK

Smedvig Capital are delighted to announce that My Home Move has been acquired by Palamon Capital Partners-backed Simplify Group. The businesses will be combined under the group name Simplify to become the largest conveyancing services business in the UK. Together the two groups will leverage their complementary strengths to build on the services they currently provide to customers and partners.

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Profile Pensions: Why customer reviews matter

Improving trust, credibility and transparency in an industry often surrounded in mistrust and scepticism is one of the biggest challenges many companies involved in financial services face. It can be particularly difficult for start-ups which are relatively unknown and so may have little brand awareness.

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Internationalising your business: How, When & Where?

On 2nd October Cruxy & Company, Smedvig Capital and Silicon Valley Bank co-hosted an event delving into international expansion, with a focus on the US market. Opinions came from a diverse panel consisting of an investor, lawyer, strategist and Tech CEO with recent US expansion experience. In a morning full of punchy opinions and in-depth insight, here are some of the key takeaways.

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So, you think you want to raise? Navigating VC: A Series by Smedvig Capital

Attend a start-up event and you probably wouldn’t have to look too hard to find one entrepreneur that will tell you raising money from VCs is a critical enabler to success and another who would rather stick red hot needles in their eyes than have a VC involved in their business. What is it really like? How much should you raise? Do the VCs differ much? What is the secret to an enjoyable and lucrative relationship?

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My Home Move acquired by Palamon-backed Simplify Group to create the largest conveyancer in the UK

Smedvig Capital are delighted to announce that My Home Move has been acquired by Palamon Capital Partners-backed Simplify Group. The businesses will be combined under the group name Simplify to become the largest conveyancing services business in the UK. Together the two groups will leverage their complementary strengths to build on the services they currently provide to customers and partners.

Read More

Building an effective B2B go to market organisation

Last month Erevena and Smedvig Capital co-hosted a breakfast discussion on the successful transition of organisations from SMB to enterprise, focusing on elements such as how to support sales with an effective marketing infrastructure, expanding into new geographies and the value of partnerships. The morning brought together leaders from a variety of B2B environments to share their experiences and we heard interesting insights from three guest speakers,

Read More

Profile Pensions: Why customer reviews matter

Improving trust, credibility and transparency in an industry often surrounded in mistrust and scepticism is one of the biggest challenges many companies involved in financial services face. It can be particularly difficult for start-ups which are relatively unknown and so may have little brand awareness.

Read More

Internationalising your business: How, When & Where?

On 2nd October Cruxy & Company, Smedvig Capital and Silicon Valley Bank co-hosted an event delving into international expansion, with a focus on the US market. Opinions came from a diverse panel consisting of an investor, lawyer, strategist and Tech CEO with recent US expansion experience. In a morning full of punchy opinions and in-depth insight, here are some of the key takeaways.

Read More