Smedvig insights

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

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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Gender diversity in the UK Venture Capital Industry: what we now know

Diversity.VC recently published a report on the state of gender diversity in the UK Venture Capital industry. As part of the team that worked to produce the report, I want to highlight some key statistics and offer my view on what we can do next, both to improve gender diversity and diversity more broadly in the venture / tech ecosystem.

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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.

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.

Read More

Gender diversity in the UK Venture Capital Industry: what we now know

Diversity.VC recently published a report on the state of gender diversity in the UK Venture Capital industry. As part of the team that worked to produce the report, I want to highlight some key statistics and offer my view on what we can do next, both to improve gender diversity and diversity more broadly in the venture / tech ecosystem.

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