Our process for investing in idea stage companies. No product, no team, no traction? No problem. At Forward Partners about half of the investments we make are with solo entrepreneurs at idea stage. We do at least one of these a quarter. We’re ofte…

Some start ups become scale ups. There's good scaling and bad scaling. What is scaling? In today's language it means investing for growth. By investing for growth the company gets to "scale", i.e. becomes larger. This scale up phase typically i…

Here we are in 2014 and London has a thriving startup scene boasting some of the best digital tech talent on the planet. It wasn't always that way. To do is to learn If I look back to my first startup job in 2000, the fact was that almost all of us …

There's a large pike swimming in the lily pond. It's hungry and it likes eating frogs. A frog wants to cross the lily pond. It wants to do so without being eaten by the pike. So, it jumps from pad to pad. It helps if it can see the other side of…

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