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How do successful Angel Investors pick their deals

We all know the probability of a startup becoming a Unicorn or having an amazing exit is quite low. Well below 0.1% actually. When the startup manages to get seed money, the probability increases, but only to about 1%. This essentially means that there are not that many good companies to invest in, or that it’s really hard to select which ones to invest in.

Digging into the future of proptech with Gleensite

Today we talk to Alejandro Garcia Manic, cofounder of Gleensite.com, an up and coming proptech startup based in London

TPD: How did you meet your cofounder?

We met years ago while we were both doing our study exchange programs. I remember we would discuss about the different start-ups that were being developed and the latest tech innovations and how we would like to make a positive impact on society. We discussed many ideas at the time and we discarded many of them too.

Starting your fintech with no money – extract from interview with Sam Graziano from Fundation

This is an extract from the Fintech Founders book, find out more about it here

Fundation is a credit solutions company that enables banks and other financial institutions to modernize the way they deliver credit to small businesses. Fundation also acts as an originator of small business credit through a network of partnerships. It has modernized the way small business credit is delivered in the market. Its technology helps top regional and community banks develop a great experience for their customers and employees who serve small business customers.

How to Organise your fundraising process

Fundraising is a lengthy and tedious process for most startups. It requires a lot of admin and can take a long time. Investors will want to talk to founders before giving their hard-earned money. It can take from a few weeks, to 6 months. As you talk to a lot of investors, you will need to follow a process to be in touch with investors, as you may forget details that can become really important. Most founders do not know the fundamentals of raising and their implications, so I’ve decided to create an easy guide for you.

Deep diving into Tymit’s pitch deck and plans

On this occasion, we interview Robustiano Tubio, CFO of Tymit, the London based company that is trying to reinvent credit cards. Tymit is a provider of credit cards intended to offer better of financing purchases overtime and manage the monthly budget. The company’s card are made by leveraging latest technology that offers financial flexibility to …

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Get the content of your pitch deck right first time

When creating your pitch deck ensure you avoid the following mistakes 1) Failing to articulate the big market opportunity The purpose of designing a pitch deck is to convince prospective investors about the existence of a significant market for a designed product or solution. If you fail to explain the market opportunity and your approach …

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The 5 biggest mistakes startups make when formatting and distributing their investor pitch decks

1) Failing to prepare the pitch deck with the necessary content and format  The topics and order that most investors expect to see in a pitch deck are the following ones. Ensure you include these in your pack. Company Overview Mission/Vision of the Company The Team The Problem The Solution The Market Opportunity The Product …

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