How to turn your GREAT IDEA into a BUSINESS

I was speaking to a local entrepreneur this week who asked me about how to put a business plan together. He had seen a market opportunity but did not know how to translate this into a form which he could then take to investors. We spoke for around half an hour and at the end he told me he had learned more in that time than with three major sessions with his accountant.

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6MS – VC Insights: Why VC investing is like Horse Racing

This is a new brief series of brief insights from the Six Minute Strategist Blog which aims to give you an under the skin understanding of Venture Capital Finance. This is about listening to what the VCs are NOT saying and learning to think the way they think. I shall publish these periodically and would be interested to get feed back as to whether these insights are helpful.

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Silicon Roundabout – who’s investing in what?

Wired Magazine’s February 2011 edition has an interesting article on Silicon Roundabout. This nexus of technology and new media startups around Old Street, just to the North of the City of London, has been attracting increasing attention from the media and investors. The essential proposition is that this is a mini-silicon valley start-up hub.

This got me thinking…

Using the list from Wired Magazine’s (have a look here) I thought it would be interesting to see who is investing in what types of companies.

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