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Raising VC is a long tail marketing game…

Congratulations for another excellent survey of technology and healthcare executives by SVB (with over 900 respondents).   It (http://www.svb.com/innovation-economy-outlook/startup-outlook/uk/) is full of interesting commentary on topics such as how innovation companies are faring, hiring projections and how government policies are affecting business […]

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UK Fintech – getting to facts behind the hype

Nearly every week in the papers, twitter, Linkedin, etc we hear that Fintech is the “big thing” and the UK is leading the world in this area. We have all heard of fantastic success stories of Funding Circle, World Remit, […]

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Need an exit from your investment in a tech company or your shareholders want out?

At the start of every year, the minds of investors, management and their advisers of many tech companies often wonder if this is the year that the company will deliver an exit for their shareholders. Ascendant, like most other corporate […]

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Exits – Unicorns and Everyone Else

2015 is nearly done and we thought we would review some of the M&A stats that we collect in the tech sector. With two weeks to go, in 2015 in the UK and Ireland there have been: 16 Unicorn sized […]

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