For companies reluctant to commit heavy resources to an unknown CTO or partner with a short-term dev shop, venture services
provide an excellent middle solution. Through venture partners, firms can get the long-term commitment of an in-house team without the challenges of attracting and retaining individual contributors.
Recognizing that capital is no longer as scarce as the ability to create great software products, venture services firms offer a hybrid of investment and software services that helps non-technical founders accelerate their product at a crucial phase of their trajectory.
There's never been a better time to start a company in London. Thanks to government incentives such as the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS
) in particular, it's comparatively straightforward to attract early-stage investment from a growing cohort of angel investors, many of whom are gravitating toward technology after decades spent in the City or the hedge funds of Mayfair.
The United Kingdom government also offers favorable Research and Development Tax Credits
to young companies solving problems with software. Unlike
SEIS, this government scheme is little known and frequently overlooked, leaving millions of pounds of annual credits unclaimed.
We all know that software is eating the world. Which means that managing technology teams is now a high priority for every founder and CEO. But, if you're not technical, it can be a challenge knowing where to start and who to trust.
In addition to capital partners, many companies in London now need 'digital partners' too. And, thanks to the investment they make in their clients, venture services firm are committed to helping you create long term value not short term fees.