As an investor, I am often asked for my opinion on a startup idea. The truth is, my opinion actually doesn't matter. My opinion is not going to be the reason why a startup succeeds or fails. My opinion is just that, an opinion. In the grand sche…

150 years ago, British Mountaineer Edward Whymper led a party of 6 climbers to the summit of the Matterhorn in Switzerland. At 4,478m, the Matterhorn is not the highest mountain in the Alps, or indeed in Switzerland, but it's distinctive shape (foun…

When I say phone hacking I don't mean the scandal that's hit the UK tabloid press in the last few years, tapping celebrity phones. Although there's probably a great startup opportunity for someone who can stop phone spam. So what has the telephone…

I consider myself lucky. I went to a decent school and had a good education. As I look now at how I see the world versus how it was explained to me - there's a big difference. In a secondary comprehensive school in Sheffield in the 1980's, I was i…

How a job role is defined The job description: what the hiring manager thinks they want. The candidate sees it, says, "I could do that". The candidate manages to get an interview. The interviews go well. The hiring manager says, "I want to hire thi…

Any new investment that we make at Forward Partners needs to go through an approval process. No matter who first met the entrepreneur or who did the subsequent analysis and due diligence, any investment decision requires the consideration of our In…

It all changes when you get to 50 people said Alicia Navarro, CEO of Skimlinks at the #FPlive event that we held last week. She's right - what you do to manage a team of 30 people is very different to what you do when you manage a team of 60. An…

Blog articles  ·