Entrepreneurs - their vision, energy and drive - are the
source of value creation.
love supporting entrepreneurs driven to deliver better solutions and in the process
build industry transforming companies.
of the challenges in this “journey” of building and scaling
companies is in putting together the right team, attracting great people and
keeping them. Other common
"growth challenges" come as a company further grows, when it is
often necessary to "change gears": upgrade talent and systems, and
in parallel ensuring the right information flow to the right people so good
decisions can be made in a timely manner and the right culture is sustained
even as the company grows in size and complexity.
are in the company building business, not in the "deal" or
"capital" business. We
leverage our relationships to help build teams, attract partners and help
companies realise their vision.
We do everything we can for our companies as we are "on the same
boat" as soon as we invest.
give entrepreneurs a kick-start, here below is some of our favourite stuff:
makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial"
entrepreneurs don't scale"
you too can be an unstoppable entrepreneur"
as a tool" (video)
things every entrepreneur must know"
is the most difficult CEO skill"
on 'The hard things about hard things'"
"Do things that don't scale"
Growing, growing up and scaling
questions every entrepreneur must answer"
hire the best people you have ever worked with" (from Marc
initial traction to initial scale: the hardest phase"
the second job of a startup CEO?
revenue is not created equal" (from Bill Gurley)
is the single metric that determines the success of your subscription service”
is the most difficult CEO skill"
at the top"
a better board"
Financing and getting funded
How to raise money
What to know about due diligence
advice for entrepreneurs" / "What I wish I knew before pitching
linkedin to VCs" (link to LinkedIn's Series B pitch deck)
Founder Reid Hoffman’s Advice for Entrepreneurs
"Note on private equity deal structures"
International VC and private equity
it over, and over, and over" (an interesting and short take on how
to deal with investors)
of private equity ownership
“Clean, efficient and smart”
cost curve for greenhouse gas reductions
you ready for the resource revolution
smart, connected products are transforming competition
Internet of Things
of things: which things really should phone home
moment in IOT
data: the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity
Greentech Media report on "Intelligent Efficiency"
assets: unlocking the circular economy potential
future of employment: how susceptible are jobs to computerisation (the
famous "are robots leaving us out of jobs" study)
carbon: are the world's financial markets carrying a carbon bubble?
technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources
Others – innovation, emerging markets, China,
important it is to be clear about assumptions
companies with long-term view outperform their peers (a McKinsey-led
project, with a write-up of the results in the HBR here)
high-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them (a McKinsey
Global Institute project)
fast or die slow
China's US$5 trillion productivity opportunity
vortex: how digital disruption is redefining industries (Cisco / IMD)
tech-enabled business trends for the decade ahead (and
an earlier version discussing "smart assets")