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Why we invested in AImotive (and why there has never been a more exciting time for autonomous vehicles

From Nick Kalliagkopoulos – Prime Ventures (@kalliagk) Last week we announced our investment in AImotive, a leading provider of Camera-first Autonomous driving technology. The total size of the round was $38 million, led by Prime Ventures and B Capital Group, with participation form Cisco Investments, Samsung Catalyst fund and Series A and B...


The Wolfpack: Why Following Your Tribe is so Important

From Olivier Verhage – Kennet Partners (@olivierverhage) Following on to my last blog on hiring I thought it would be fun to talk about tribes – the “wolfpack” – and why bringing in your former team is crucial to the success of your new venture. Investors often talk about backing serial entrepreneurs, however if you’ve started 5...


Forecasting: Why you need to hire ahead of the curve and plan on doubling your sales hiring?

From Olivier Verhage - Kennet Partners (@olivierverhage) It’s been a while since my last blog, but now 2018 is approaching quickly and companies are prepping their budgets I thought it would be helpful to talk about forecasting or more importantly: sales hiring. When putting the budget together for next year, CEOs often underestimate sales ramp...


Revenue Run-Rates: Get it Right.

From Pieter Welten - Prime Ventures (@pieterwelten) We all know that recurring revenue business models are (much) better than non-recurring business models for obvious reasons. Recurring revenues are special. They are important to potential acquirers, investors, (potential) customers, but also for budgeting purposes, risk / reward analysis,...


Creating a Tech Ecosystem is like Building a Company.

From Pieter Welten - Prime Ventures (@pieterwelten) Last week I went to the South Summit in Madrid and where I moderated a panel about ‘building cutting edge tech ecosystems’. It was a lovely discussion, with great, experienced panellists and obviously the audience was awesome! Fortunately, at a tech conference everybody is familiar with the...