It’s currently a sellers’ market for founders and management teams of growth companies in the Technology sector. With the number of private equity funds in the UK at an all-time high, the opportunity for a sale and roll-over to create a PE-backed platform company has never been better.
Essential reading to keep you informed
In the library you will find news, information and guides from Spectrum. Also our Board Chair Report, based on Spectrum’s research of the views and experiences of board chairs, investors and CEOs in fast growth, privately held businesses.
We have also included published information from other organisations which we found to be particularly interesting and relevant, and that we hope you enjoy reading.
A data-driven look at global financial technology investment trends, top deals, active investors, and corporate activity.
As the England football team progress to the World Cup quarter-finals this Saturday, fans will be dreading the threat of another penalty shoot-out.
Welcome to the Summer 2018 issue of the Spectrum Quarterly. Stay up-to-date with Spectrum’s latest news and views here: Quarterly Update. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive future Quarterly…
Employees who take vacations show higher levels of productivity, increased morale, and improved job satisfaction.
Companies can determine whether they should invest in blockchain by focusing on specific use cases and their market position.
Spectrum are currently researching the role of the Non-Executive Chair in fast-growth, privately-held tech businesses – and would really appreciate your perspective as an investor.
We are currently drafting a guide for Non-Executive Chairmen of growing, privately-held technology ventures and canvassing valued opinions from those with relevant experience.
Anand Sanwal, CEO/Co-founder/Customer Service at CB Insights, shares his informative list: 54 mistakes of a Startup CEO.
“Hire a chief innovation officer.” “Change the culture.” “Look outside your industry.” There’s no shortage of advice about how companies can become more innovative. The catch is that most of that advice is based on anecdotal evidence. But there’s one step companies can take that does have some data behind it.
The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence concludes that the UK is in a strong position to be among the world leaders in the development of artificial intelligence during the 21st Century.
Getting the best people into the most important roles does not happen by chance; it requires a disciplined look at where the organization really creates value and how top talent contributes.
Creating unique and emotive experiences that resonate on a human level is what Studio Ghibli does best – a concept every company should aspire to.
Welcome to the Spring issue of the Spectrum Quarterly – the season of vigorous growth. Read Spectrum’s latest news and views:
Every few decades a new technology emerges that really does have the potential to reshape the world around us — like the combustion engine, the computer or the internet.
When it looks like one of those paradigm shifts is on the verge of happening, it’s definitely worth taking a closer look — because the real-world consequences could affect all of us. Today, we do seem to be on the verge of a paradigm shift — and it’s all to do with a branch of computer science known as artificial intelligence.
A new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) using data from recruiting site Glassdoor has for the first time revealed a strong link between a satisfied workforce – in the form of higher Glassdoor company ratings – and the financial performance of UK companies.
Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform. It is one of the platforms around which the online fashion sector has coalesced. Part of the Zalando strategy is to digitize fashion, moving the organization from a digital store to an online platform.
Four companies dominate our daily lives unlike any other in human history: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. We love our nifty phones and just-a-click-away services, but these behemoths enjoy unfettered economic domination and hoard riches on a scale not seen since the monopolies of the gilded age.
Tech companies put a lot of work into designing their products to be “sticky.” That’s investor deck speak, but everyone knows what sticky really means: addictive.
Internet-enabled devices are so common, and so vulnerable, that hackers recently broke into a casino through its fish tank. The tank had internet-connected sensors measuring its temperature and cleanliness. The hackers got into the fish tank’s sensors and then to the computer used to control them, and from there to other parts of the casino’s network. The intruders were able to copy 10 gigabytes of data to somewhere in Finland.