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Greg Rice (Activate Media): We’re kind of unique since we run a startup studio, or incubator whenever you want to call it.

Greg Rice (Activate Media): We’re kind of unique since we run a startup studio, or incubator whenever you want to call it.

Greg Rice is Co-founding Partner at Activate Media. He spent the first 10 years of his working life in Silicon Valley, and then extend his carrier to dispense Silicon Valley ways in Europe. He has been involved in many start-ups in various capacities. He likes working with companies to develop solutions and help them realise their goals. How it all started? How did you decide to enter the venture investment business? I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life. I’m not one of these people that just skipped University and went straight to business, creating the first one in a dorm room. Essentially I started early in the business, working all the way through my high school and university. Two and a half years after graduating from the university I’ve started my first business – I kind of had this type of blood flowing in my veins anyway. And after 40 […]

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VC co-investment syndication: how to use and understand

VC co-investment syndication: how to use and understand

UN already published research about VC syndication, so it is time to go deeper and understand key features in syndicates co-investment. This type of investment is a quite common process for VC deals; however, their structure is very diverse: it depends on investor type, startup specialization, geography, stage of development, and many other factors. To make a deal, both the startup and the fund must understand what side encouraged to join the syndicate, what part will be covered by the lead investor, and the reasons forcing the funds to join the syndicate. UN research team asked those questions to 210 foundations worldwide and found a lot of outstanding insights that describe in depth the behavior of investors in the syndicate, its context of geography, industries and investment stages. Would you like to know more?  A close look at respondents  Among the 210 funds UN decided to ask, 56% comes from […]

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Nick Kingsbury (Amadeus Capital Partners): We are a DeepTech investor, so we do like things with solid IP and outstanding technical teams behind the product.

Nick Kingsbury (Amadeus Capital Partners): We are a DeepTech investor, so we do like things with solid IP and outstanding technical teams behind the product.

Nick Kingsbury is Partner at Amadeus Capital Partners since 2018. His current investment focus is on cyber security, artificial intelligence and B2B software businesses. Nick started his career with a UK software house before setting up his own software and consultancy company sold to Staffware in 1996. From 1999 to 2007 he moved to the investor side of the table as Global Sector Head for Software for 3i plc. Since 2007 he has advised and invested in several technology companies including two public companies, Accumuli and Objective Corporation where he remains a director. How it all started? How did you decide to enter the venture investment business? I spent most of my career actually on the other side of fence: I was a software engineer when I left University. Then I set up my own company and I run it for about 12 years. It was a software and consulting […]

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