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…

(The importance of entrepreneurs understanding the problem before defining the solution). If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem, and only five minutes finding the solution. Albert Einstein (…

Unlike most VC firms, we invest in companies at the idea stage. One of the first things we encourage idea stage entrepreneurs to do is to talk with customers to explore the assumptions around their business model. This process of customer discove…

At a traffic junction, traffic rules give one vehicle priority over the other. It's black and white. You either have priority or you don't. If you have priority, it's your turn to go first. Priority, not priorities When people talk about their "p…

Valfredo Pareto in 1895 observed that distribution of income showed a lot of poor people, very few super rich and a wide range in the middle. I hope that since 1895 the range in the middle has become larger but we still do see extremes, as highlig…

I play a little guitar. (Not very well). Why do I play? It's not to entertain others. It's not to be part of a band. Maybe it's because it's a way to relax. It's can be a sense of achievement. It's about enjoying learning something new. I used…

Well funded tech start-ups have the potential to grow fast, very fast. They can grow every month more than most businesses expect to grow in a year. Partly because they are not constrained by physical locations and can reach customers quickly anyw…

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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…