This week we talk to Cian Hughes, Partner at Sure Valley Ventures to find out about the inner workings of a VC – of course it’s about providing money to startups, but also about providing a platform to access other investors, partners, and experts. Investing predominantly at mid-seed stage, Sure Valley Ventures helps to identify gaps and fill them at acritical stage of development.
We talk about
the different between the tech ecosystem in Silicon valley to Cambridge
the importance of Universities in tech ecosystems – ideas and spinout
access to talent
a can-do mindset
access to customers
Cian showcases some of their portfolio companies including VividQ (see Aleksandra Pedraszewska in episode 53), whilst also giving a quick 101 on how to approach investors.
In this week's Tech News we have Eagle Labs, ideaSpace, #21toWatch, SkyTech Cambridge, Nordic Semiconductor, Riverlane, and the Impulse Programme.
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