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Or, why one is four times more likely to succeed over its’ first 4-5 years than the other!

When you consider that start-up Angel Investing carries a failure rate of up to 3 in 4 new companies, you would expect Angel Investors to seek out opportunities that improve their chance of success by 400%!

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What connects these four, very well known, very successful businesses….apart from them all being from the US?

Europe as a region, has not produced a Microsoft, Google, Apple or Facebook and over the last few years has not been the hotbed of the so called ‘unicorn’ business, even with the many €bil...

Or, if you show me yours, I’ll show you mine!

When an academic produces research and develops a proposition, there comes a time when the commercialisation of that work needs to be considered. At this point, the academic may seek support from their university Technology Transfer or Licensing Offic...

Or why a bird in the hand is worth less than two in the bush….

In Part I of this blog, we suggested that academics, universities and TTO’s may see licensing a project as the easier route to commercialisation versus spinning out a new company. In this follow up, we point out the differences as we...

Or why a bird in the hand is worth less than two in the bush….

Unconventional wisdom of technology transfer suggests projects are easier, cheaper, quicker and less risky if in part or whole, they are licensed to a 3rd party rather than becoming a spin-out company. This is akin to the early days...