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Startup Digest London - Landscape, Playfair's Female Founders Office Hours, Fantastic Beasts TV and more

Hi there Startup Digester, Will keep this one short :) If you haven't yet, you have a few more days t
Issue #10  •  October 16  •  View online  •  Suggest a link
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Hi there Startup Digester,
Will keep this one short :)
If you haven’t yet, you have a few more days to apply for Playfair Capital’s Female Founder Office Hours taking place in November. Get the chance to meet over 60 leading investors in Europe’s ecosystem.
Applications are open for Angel Academe’s November pitch event until end of play October 16th.
Fantastic Beasts TV has published a two-part showcase of 40 BAME-founded businesses seeking angel and VC investment, which members can sign up for here.
Creandum’s hypothesis is that most impact can be achieved in B2B.
Read more about how to attract talent when you’re an early stage startup.
“If you see an opportunity that has asymmetric returns, you can start to work out the investment needed, and start to educate and quantify the upside (return profile) and time period needed” - great read from Andrew Poesaste on the startup evolution loop.
“Over the past two quarters, we have witnessed an accelerated shift to cloud-based services that has been both dramatic and likely persistent, as many of these new behaviors seem poised to endure post pandemic”. Check out the Q3 2020 Global Venture Report from Crunchbase.
A framework to understand customer love:
  • Revenue and growth
  • The “pain-killing” power of the product
  • Organic referrals
  • Retention
Until next week,
[New post] “Choosing a VC: The stuff people don't talk about” 🤫
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I’ve discussed fundraising with 100s of founders and there’s a bunch of topics that often come up in 1-to-1s but still seem opaque.

What’s covered :👇
Featured startup of the week
Landscape - Glassdoor for VC

Featured event of the week
The Seed Stage: Pitch your startup to the UK's leading VCs and angels
The Seed Stage is where the most ambitious and talented founders come to raise funding for their early-stage startups.
Open calls
The Debut Sessions

5G Accelerator Opportunity for SMEs

 The Impact Accelerator is dedicated to taking impact driven ventures to the next level, in order to address long standing economic and social issues that have been exacerbated by COVID-19. Applications close on the 11th of October.

Next Generation Thinking

Rising Stars - UK pitch competition for early-stage tech startups

Female Founder Pitch Event with NorthInvest & GC Angels - NorthInvest

Playfair Capital presents Female Founders Office Hours | Thursday 5th & 12th November

Future Fifty - Growth Programmes

Foundervine | Barclays
We are offering 25 Black-founder led pre-seed businesses the opportunity to participate in this 12-week immersive accelerator programme to help them to grow and scale. 
Upcoming Events
JAM 2020 | October 12-17th

Tuesday Talks : "Ecosystem Giants" with Jean-Marc Patouillaud | October 20th

Building a strong company culture is becoming increasingly important in the battle to hire and retain the top technical talent. This can be a difficult task in the best of times, especially for rapidly growing companies but this year has been one like no other with the transition for many companies to an increasingly distributed workforce.

Angular Insights: Hyper Growth | October 21st

Crossing the pond: stories from fintechs in North America and London | October 21st

Seven Secrets to Scaling Success - From Zero to $1B in Sales at Tableau by Sales Impact Academy | October 22nd

NorthInvest and Growth Capital Angels welcome Angels to a virtual pitch event to discover exciting female-owned start-ups. This event will involve up to six investor-ready start-ups founded by women entrepreneurs from across the North of England.

Strategic recovery for founders | October 27th

Join an interactive webinar exploring the approach that organizations could take towards building their long-term strategy in light of the ongoing social, health and economic disruptions. 

Angular Insights: The Blazemeter Story - Navigating to an Exit | October 28th

What is my customer’s biggest problem? What features do I need to build? Are they willing to pay for my solution The answers to these questions can drastically affect the course of your business, and until you hear it from your customer’s mouths - it’s all an assumption!

Online Marketplaces Virtual Conference | October 29th

How to Build a Performance-Driven Culture Amidst a Pandemic | October 30th

At the lecture Professor Leyser will discuss the future direction of the relationship between science and society. We look forward to Professor Leyser’s insight into how science, research and innovation can contribute to the Government’s R&D agenda, and how the UK’s research and innovation system could be better positioned to fuel a more inclusive society and economy.
Techstars Startup Digest London is curated by:
Iulia Tudor Iulia Tudor - Investor Engagement @Digital Catapult
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