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Lost? Confused? Frustrated? Navigating the investment landscape as a new tech start-up can be a big challenge for budding entrepreneurs. For investors, evaluating start-ups is often considered more of an art than a pure science.

However, that said there are a number of relatively concrete criteria that need to be in place first for an investor to take your start-up seriously.

This blog post was written for and edited by the Development Bank of Wales and can be found on their website, here.

As a successful tech investor in Wales, we’ve put together some guidance on the matter to help. This list is by no means exhaustive, nor a list of requirements but rather serves to help guide entrepreneurs on what investors think about when assessing a tech…

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I feel very fortunate to have experienced a live talk from the motivational speaker, Rob Moore. Rob’s speech stands as one of the most inspiring and educational speeches I have heard to date and I suspect will continue to do so for a long time.

As Rob taught me, when you share your knowledge with others, magical things happen, so here you go. P.S. It turns out, there is a formula for success…

What makes Rob different is that, like many greats, he shares abundantly and willingly wants others to succeed. …

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In the blog post on Finding Business Ideas we said that buying a business is often the quickest and easiest way to become an entrepreneur. Well, like buying a house, you don’t want to pay for fancy fixtures or a fresh lick of paint. You want the cheapest house in the best area. This typically means you’ll buy something beaten up that needs loads of TLC. The same goes for businesses and so being able to execute a turnaround is a key skill.

Back to our house analogy, be very careful what you buy. A few superficial cracks are okay but you need to ensure that the house is structurally sound. With established companies, you need to ensure that the fundamentals are still solid and then find out why it failed. …


Alexander Leigh

The Tippy Top Blog: Technology VC Investor — Helping entrepreneurs through mentoring, advice and money.

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