Smedvig insights

A selection of thoughts, news & insights from the Smedvig team and our portfolio.

Decoding Diligence: how to get a deal over the line

No entrepreneurs like the thought of (and often not the reality of…) Due Diligence. VC’s asking lots of questions that probably seem irrelevant and worse still entrepreneurs get the sense that they are looking for reasons to chip the valuation you’ve agreed...

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Picking a Partner: The Value of a VC

So it’s happened, all that work outside your already busy day job to help VCs get through the 7 or otherwise key steps has been productive and you are in the fortunate position of having multiple parties keen to invest...

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Bristol Tech Festival & Smedvig Capital: Raising Series A

On Wednesday 11th November, as part of Bristol Tech Festival, Smedvig’s Freddie Kalfayan led a webinar on Raising Series A. The session was split into two sections looking at the fundraising process itself and how to get in touch with VCs...

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Debunking investor myths: what happens behind closed doors?

Previously in our Navigating VC Series, my colleague Joe Knowles discussed the way we structure our thinking on a new investment. In this post, I will provide an overview of the 7 key steps of the deal process as a company progresses from first meeting to term sheet.

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Decoding Diligence: how to get a deal over the line

No entrepreneurs like the thought of (and often not the reality of…) Due Diligence. VC’s asking lots of questions that probably seem irrelevant and worse still entrepreneurs get the sense that they are looking for reasons to chip the valuation you’ve agreed...

Read More

Bristol Tech Festival & Smedvig Capital: Raising Series A

On Wednesday 11th November, as part of Bristol Tech Festival, Smedvig’s Freddie Kalfayan led a webinar on Raising Series A. The session was split into two sections looking at the fundraising process itself and how to get in touch with VCs...

Read More

Picking a Partner: The Value of a VC

So it’s happened, all that work outside your already busy day job to help VCs get through the 7 or otherwise key steps has been productive and you are in the fortunate position of having multiple parties keen to invest...

Read More

Debunking investor myths: what happens behind closed doors?

Previously in our Navigating VC Series, my colleague Joe Knowles discussed the way we structure our thinking on a new investment. In this post, I will provide an overview of the 7 key steps of the deal process as a company progresses from first meeting to term sheet.

Read More