KPIs (key performance indicators) are a crucial tool for investors assessing any business – but what are investors really looking for? From annual recurring revenue (ARR) and net revenue retention (NRR) to customer acquisition costs (CAC) this video breaks through the jargon to explain which KPIs really matter, and why.
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. Attracting and retaining the top talent your business needs can be a challenge as well as the key to its success. In this video, two fund managers from Octopus Ventures share their best advice for founders thinking about talent in their start-up business.
In this video, Maria Rotilu and Kamran Adle from Octopus Ventures unpack how the investment process works, from pre-seed funding to seed and Series A.
When it comes to raising funds, founders who have a clear understanding of investors’ legal expectations have an advantage. This video covers what to expect from due diligence and the importance of clearly defined reporting obligations.
The right financial model can be one of the most important steps in building a successful start up, since it can act as a long-term guide for the founder as they start and grow their business.
Everything founders need to know to secure sound legal advice ahead of fundraising for their start up.
The total addressable market, or TAM, is important – but it’s something investors and founders often get wrong. Investors want to see it because it tells them just how big a business can grow, and founders are understandably keen to make it seem as big as possible. As Octopus Ventures investor, Edward Keelan, explains, calculating…
The right fundraising pitch deck can be a game-changer for your start up. It’s an opportunity to share your mission with investors, capture their imagination – and give them all the information they need to believe in you. But in pitch meetings, time is tight. In this video, experienced Octopus Ventures investors, Lucy Clarke and…