News & Insights

Uncovering the truth about value-add

The UK's startup ecosystem is more competitive than ever before. It means that VCs have had to adapt. Many offer ‘value-add services’ …

Nic Brisbourne

Nic Brisbourne

CEO

We are excited to announce our 3rd Female Founder Office Hours edition.

The event will take place on May 19th and applications are now open! Read more about our Office Hours events here or …

Katie Kim

Katie Kim

Investor

Key insights from our More Than Money Report launch panel.

Last week, we launched The More Than Money Report 2021. The launch event brought together insights from the report and an expert …

Liina Lopp

Liina Lopp

Marketing Associate

Getting Ready to Raise Your First Round: Here Are 16 Top Tips To Help You Along The Way

Last week, we held our power hour, where our investors offered fully transparent advice on all you need to know about approaching …

Liina Lopp

Liina Lopp

Marketing Associate

Mind the gap - how VCs and operators think

I recently joined Forward Partners as an Investment Associate making the jump from startups to VC via an MBA. After a few …

Tom Lovelace

Tom Lovelace

Investment Associate

Recovery Loan Scheme & Budget Briefing

At the beginning of the month, Rishi Sunak announced the launch of the Recovery Loan Scheme, which will replace the CBILS and …

Katie Kim

Katie Kim

Investor

Expanding to US: The need-to-know guide

We got together with expert Daniel Glazer to discuss the most important considerations in expanding a startup business to the US market.

Liina Lopp

Liina Lopp

Marketing Associate

Raising your first VC round: The Top 14 Things You’ll Need To Know

We held a power hour where our investors offered 100% transparency about how to successfully raise VC capital.

Liina Lopp

Liina Lopp

Marketing Associate

Founders Programme Edition 5 - March 2021: Applications Now Open

Applications for our 5th Founders Programme - and the first of 2021 are now open. The 5-week course is designed to help …

Jared Ruddy

VC Fundraising: 22 Frequently Asked Founder Questions (and Answers)

Let's not sugar-coat it: for many founders, VC fundraising can be a bit of a black box. Do I need a co-founder? …

James Garnier

James Garnier

Brand & Content Associate

Digital transformation has sped up - and we have a choice. Reskill or get left behind?

The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way businesses operate across all industries. And it's about much more than remote working - or …

Luke Smith

Luke Smith

Investor

Conversational Commerce: Making shopping human again

Online dialogue between brands and their customers had a rocky start. We’ve all experienced bots in messaging apps getting the tone wrong, …

Katie Kim

Katie Kim

Investor