This Much I Know: Davor Hebel, Managing Partner at Eight Roads Ventures, on entrepreneurial ambition & scaling up

“Being a good consultant, being able to problem solve in a room with a whiteboard, is not the same as being able to get things done,” argues Davor Hebel, managing partner for Europe at Eight Roads ventures (and previous consultant). Davor’s area of focus at Eight Roads includes consumer and enterprise technology – with Innogames […]

This Much I Know: Alex Macpherson, Managing Director of Octopus Ventures, on backing exceptional founders

Sharing his story with us this week is Alex Macpherson, Managing Director of Octopus Ventures. With 53 companies in its portfolio (including successes like Zoopla, Swiftkey and Graze.com) Octopus is one of the European ecosystem’s leading players, backing teams across multiple stages and sectors. Alex transitioned into venture after 11 years as a derivatives trader […]

10 things for tomorrow from the Seedcamp COO/CFO summit

Earlier this month we partnered with PwC for the inaugural Seedcamp COO/CFO summit, bringing together leading voices in the COO and CFO community from our portfolio. Speakers included Will Herman (COO @ MyRecovery) talking about his journey at Hassle.com, Phill Burton (COO @ Bloom & Wild) on how to negotiate with suppliers, Pleo and Ben Gateley […]

Breaking into the Piggy Bank: Focus on FinTech

As there is not much time left to apply for Seedcamp Week London (applications close 17th August) we’ve decided to take stock and look at our current Seedcamp family. We gave an overview of the numbers behind Seedcamp in our most recent infographic but this time we wanted to focus on a few areas in particular. Let’s crunch […]