Scaling a business requires walking the line between risk, bravery and stupidity.

In today’s technological climate, most people can copy your tech within 6 months. To scale up, getting lost in the weeds must be avoided, but this can only be done by understanding the CRUX of what it means to scale.   Not just to scale but to scale in a focussed, pointed and deliberate manner.…

WHY DUE DILIGENCE IS UNDER-LEVERAGED & GIVING YOU ONLY 50% OF THE ANSWER YOU NEED

Globally, in Q2’17, VC-backed companies raised $40.1b across 2985 deals. Due diligence was a layer implemented in every single one of those deals. Due Diligence is the lifting of the hood – a chance for Investors to look around inside, poke, challenge & see whether the business they perceived from a deck & set of…

What SaaS companies are doing wrong…

Emerge from the weeds ‘Are we all in the weeds right now?’. This opening question sent shockwaves round the audience. Nearly everyone is culpable of meandering away from their point of focus, paying attention to the shiny opportunities but not the gritty, often tough, delineated course to achieving their vision. Many SaaS businesses are too…

Hype or revolution? The VC’s take on ICOs

ICOs are disrupting the classic VC model, and have raised more than $350M in each of the last five months. Here are 3 things CRUXY learned from listening at WebSummit about ICO’s from the investor’s point of view. Regulation will stagnate the benefits of ICOs From an investor’s point of view, ICOs allow more fluidity,…