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Thrive was set up by Funding London, a venture capital company bridging the finance gap for early stage businesses based in London. With over a decade’s experience in supporting the startups of London through a variety of funding vehicles, Funding London sensed a need to illuminate the ever-evolving scenario of London’s early stage businesses.

Thrive features interviews with and opinion from budding entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. A mix of contributors from all areas of the industry is desired in order to spark genuine discussion about ongoing critical issues. While it showcases the effectiveness of successful ventures, it also encourages sharing lessons learned from missteps and unsuccessful projects.

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Understand how your business model will scale ‘capitally efficiently’

How big is your Total Addressable Market in value and number of customers? How much of that market can you capture with the money you are raising?

The key point in working out your sales forecast is the level of predictability and certainty. If you have existing customers, a proven method to acquire and retain new customers and good working hypothesis on how you can scale fast, then all the better. It will cost investors less money to fund the growth of the company that know exactly how the business will scale.

John Spindler

Founder, Capital Enterprise

When asked what the advantage of being in London is? This is one them – access to an international pool of talent.

Nitzan Yudan

Founder, Flatclub

Understand how your business model will scale ‘capitally efficiently’

How big is your Total Addressable Market in value and number of customers? How much of that market can you capture with the money you are raising?

The key point in working out your sales forecast is the level of predictability and certainty. If you have existing customers, a proven method to acquire and retain new customers and good working hypothesis on how you can scale fast, then all the better. It will cost investors less money to fund the growth of the company that know exactly how the business will scale.

Nitzan Yudan

Founder, Flatclub

Be the experts on the topic of your target customers and market segment.

John Spindler

Founder, Capital Enterprise

Understand how your business model will scale ‘capitally efficiently’

How big is your Total Addressable Market in value and number of customers? How much of that market can you capture with the money you are raising?

The key point in working out your sales forecast is the level of predictability and certainty. If you have existing customers, a proven method to acquire and retain new customers and good working hypothesis on how you can scale fast, then all the better. It will cost investors less money to fund the growth of the company that know exactly how the business will scale.

John Spindler

Founder, Capital Enterprise

“Technology is a key ingredient for growth, disruption needs to be anticipated. New entrants into different markets are destabilising the traditional approaches and radically influencing the market dynamics.”

Ben McDonald

Partner, KPMG Enterprise

Understand how your business model will scale ‘capitally efficiently’

How big is your Total Addressable Market in value and number of customers? How much of that market can you capture with the money you are raising?

The key point in working out your sales forecast is the level of predictability and certainty. If you have existing customers, a proven method to acquire and retain new customers and good working hypothesis on how you can scale fast, then all the better. It will cost investors less money to fund the growth of the company that know exactly how the business will scale.

Ben McDonald

Partner, KPMG Enterprise

Funding capital

“London has an amazing pool of Venture Capitalists, Angels and other funding initiatives/schemes. We’ve had the pleasure of being able to be pretty selective with our investors, choosing to work with people that can really add value with knowledge and experience, share our vision and understand the competitive landscape we sit in.”

Devran Karaca

COO and co-founder, Dojo App

Understand how your business model will scale ‘capitally efficiently’

How big is your Total Addressable Market in value and number of customers? How much of that market can you capture with the money you are raising?

The key point in working out your sales forecast is the level of predictability and certainty. If you have existing customers, a proven method to acquire and retain new customers and good working hypothesis on how you can scale fast, then all the better. It will cost investors less money to fund the growth of the company that know exactly how the business will scale.

Devran Karaca

COO and co-founder, Dojo App

“. . . the team is paramount in most investors’ minds because the product will evolve, the business plan will evolve, but it’s about people executing that business plan especially in the beginning.”

Riley Doyle

CEO and Technical lead, Desktop Genetics

Understand how your business model will scale ‘capitally efficiently’

How big is your Total Addressable Market in value and number of customers? How much of that market can you capture with the money you are raising?

The key point in working out your sales forecast is the level of predictability and certainty. If you have existing customers, a proven method to acquire and retain new customers and good working hypothesis on how you can scale fast, then all the better. It will cost investors less money to fund the growth of the company that know exactly how the business will scale.

Riley Doyle

CEO and Technical lead, Desktop Genetics

Early-stage investment under EIS

“It is no surprise that the ‘explosion’ in early-stage investment entities has coincided with significant increase in the limits to EIS investment for both individuals and companies from April 2012. HMRC has reported a 40% increase in the amount of funds raised by companies under EIS in 2014 versus 2013.”

Maggie Rodriguez-Piza

CEO, Funding London

Understand how your business model will scale ‘capitally efficiently’

How big is your Total Addressable Market in value and number of customers? How much of that market can you capture with the money you are raising?

The key point in working out your sales forecast is the level of predictability and certainty. If you have existing customers, a proven method to acquire and retain new customers and good working hypothesis on how you can scale fast, then all the better. It will cost investors less money to fund the growth of the company that know exactly how the business will scale.

Maggie Rodriguez-Piza

CEO, Funding London

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