One of Europe’s most active VC investors, DN Capital has made more than 100 investments into 60+ early stage start-ups through seed or growth stage rounds, often to enable start-ups to scale internationally. The firm prides itself on its “start-up mentality” and are searching for the next Google,
TruRating, a start-up which captures real-time ratings from point-of-sale customers in the UK and Australia, has raised £9.5m in a Series A funding led by international investment office for families and foundations Sandaire.
An ActiveWear clothing brand led by a successful entrepreneur and design graduate, and with a founding team that includes designers who have worked with household names like LuluLemon and Sweaty Betty,
There’s been good news for maturing early stage startup’s based in London in the past week.
It’s good to see the seed / Angel / VC model working just like it’s supposed to.
They are the ultimate captive audience, sitting on board one of mankind’s greatest inventions, but in a strangely anachronistic twist if a passenger on a flight requires food, drink, entertainment or assistance they must run the gauntlet of the food trolley, sharp edged metal doors flapping,
They’re studying your metrics; they’re holding a red pen and occasionally making notes. You’re sweating. They’re asking how long will it be until you start to deliver real, tangible returns?
It may be of some considerable comfort to startup founders everywhere they they are not the only ones who have to endure a quarterly grilling from the money men.