This is profiles of portfolio companies and success stories

5 Tips on How Not to Sink Your Start-up

This probably won’t be the first time you hear the depressing statistics that four out of ten start-ups reportedly don’t make it to their fifth birthday. However, failure is not always a catastrophe – you can learn from your mistakes, if nothing else.  In a recent report by CBInsights ‘298 Start-up Failure Post-Mortems’, founders –…

Antaco: Clean Waste, Clean Energy, a Clean World

ANTACO’s technology converts any type of organic waste into a solid biofuel, termed biocoal. This process known as hydrothermal carbonization, or HTC, naturally occurs, but takes millennia. In 1913, the Nobel Laureate Friedrich Bergius discovered a way to achieve this process within hours, rather than millennia.  Incredibly, there was little interest in 1913; it was only in…

Alvant: The Market is Ready for High Performing AMC Material

With the increasing prominence of ‘green tech’ goals in environmental, sustainability and governance statements, the design of innovative, energy-efficient products has become ever more crucial. The automotive and aerospace sectors, as well as industrial processes and high-end consumer products, are constantly seeking new ways to increase the performance, fuel efficiency, longevity and recyclability of their…

365 Talent Portal: Specialist Technology Recruitment

Technology is advancing at such a rate that it is hard for even experts to stay up-to-date.  The enterprise systems we are using are now very clever and give such a competitive edge, so much so that their customisation for a business must be conducted by highly skilled technology consultants.  However, the inevitable enormous demand…

Fantoo: Prioritizing Productivity

The average office worker tends to have an idea how their day will pan out (in my case, with the help of post-its and scraps of paper.  Not ideal).  However, the best laid plans…  a call from a client, a complaint or anything that is unexpected, can lead to a confusing myriad of emails, phone…