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April 30, 2018

We know that the number of early stage rounds are rapidly reducing – down from over 13,000 in 2014 to under 6,000 in 2017. At the same time private fundraising amounts are increasing as investors gravitate towards later rounds resulting in more headlines about mega-rounds.

Given this context it’s easy to forget that the milestones required for early stage institutional funding are as demanding as ever. I like this table that sums up part of the equation in terms of pure benchmark levels for different types of firms here, but the levels of themselves are not sufficient to provide any kind of assurance of success post seed capital, breakout growth is also essential with growth levels of at least 100% p.a critical until you reach about £5m of revenue for B2B businesses and considerably more for consum...

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