Smedvig insights

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

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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Quill: How to build an inspirational workplace culture

In the famous words of Peter Drucker: “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. The benefits of a positive, strong and aligned company culture have been proven time and again, from improved employee retention to boosted productivity and performance. With the right strategy but a poor team culture, outcomes are often negative — but a team with a strong culture is better equipped to overcome the challenges that spring from a faulty strategy, and ultimately prevail.

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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.

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

Quill: How to build an inspirational workplace culture

In the famous words of Peter Drucker: “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. The benefits of a positive, strong and aligned company culture have been proven time and again, from improved employee retention to boosted productivity and performance. With the right strategy but a poor team culture, outcomes are often negative — but a team with a strong culture is better equipped to overcome the challenges that spring from a faulty strategy, and ultimately prevail.

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