Smedvig insights

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

An Interview with Dean Sellis, CTO of Antidote

Antidote is a digital health company on a mission to accelerate breakthroughs in potentially life-saving treatments by bridging the gap between medical research and the people who need it. Check out their interview below with CTO, Dean Sellis, discussing two-sided marketplaces, platform expansion and top challenges in adopting digital technologies in recruitment.

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Navigating the funnel: a guide to our deal process

We often get asked by founders how our process works internally: how many deals we see and close in a year, how long a deal takes and what the best way to get in touch with us is. I’ll aim to cover all this off in this article and hopefully give some further insight into how we work with entrepreneurs throughout the deal process.

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Setting yourself up for fundraising success

So, you’ve worked out when to raise and how much you would like to raise (which in itself is not easy) and now it’s time to get out there and raise the cash — but where to start?

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Profile Pensions: Why is a pension calculator so important?

How much do I need in retirement? A question millions of people in the UK have. It’s a big question. And it deserves a proper answer. Helping people to answer this question is important for us at Profile Pensions. Making this seem less daunting through a simple and easy to understand retirement calculator has huge customer and commercial benefit.

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How much and when should I raise?

The second article of our Navigating VC Series aims to help CEO’s answer the tough question of when and how much capital to raise. Firstly, congratulations! If you’re thinking about raising a Series A, B, or C you are already in an elite group of high performing companies. In 2018, 288, 100, and 40 UK companies raised a Series A, B, or C respectively (Crunchbase).

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An Interview with Dean Sellis, CTO of Antidote

Antidote is a digital health company on a mission to accelerate breakthroughs in potentially life-saving treatments by bridging the gap between medical research and the people who need it. Check out their interview below with CTO, Dean Sellis, discussing two-sided marketplaces, platform expansion and top challenges in adopting digital technologies in recruitment.

Read More

Navigating the funnel: a guide to our deal process

We often get asked by founders how our process works internally: how many deals we see and close in a year, how long a deal takes and what the best way to get in touch with us is. I’ll aim to cover all this off in this article and hopefully give some further insight into how we work with entrepreneurs throughout the deal process.

Read More

Profile Pensions: Why is a pension calculator so important?

How much do I need in retirement? A question millions of people in the UK have. It’s a big question. And it deserves a proper answer. Helping people to answer this question is important for us at Profile Pensions. Making this seem less daunting through a simple and easy to understand retirement calculator has huge customer and commercial benefit.

Read More

Setting yourself up for fundraising success

So, you’ve worked out when to raise and how much you would like to raise (which in itself is not easy) and now it’s time to get out there and raise the cash — but where to start?

Read More

How much and when should I raise?

The second article of our Navigating VC Series aims to help CEO’s answer the tough question of when and how much capital to raise. Firstly, congratulations! If you’re thinking about raising a Series A, B, or C you are already in an elite group of high performing companies. In 2018, 288, 100, and 40 UK companies raised a Series A, B, or C respectively (Crunchbase).

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