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Insight Guide: The startup funding landscape explained

The startup funding landscape has changed significantly
over the past few years. While five to ten years ago
the options available to startups were few, lately we’ve
witnessed an important surge in Venture Capital available
for startups at all stages. From seed to growth, from
Series A to Series C.

With this guide we’ll look at what types of fundraising vehicles are being used at the different stages of a startup’s life. At Tern PLC we define five main funding stages…

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Insight Guide: Monetising the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) landscape is awash with dramatic statistics. Gartner suggests that IoT product and service suppliers alone will bring in $300 billion in revenue in 2020. The overall message to organisations is clear. The IoT era is here – why wouldn’t you want to be part of it? However, to be worthwhile, you need to understand how to monetise the IoT – how to create an IoT ecosystem within your organisation that adds real, tangible value. Download our guide and find out how to monetise the IoT.

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Insight Guide: Realising the true value of the IoT

The IoT is set to be more disruptive and far reaching than many realise. If approached correctly, it can transform entire business models and lead to unprecedented competitive advantage. It can revolutionise customer experience, streamline operations, completely alter product and service design and deliver new business models and revenue streams. In this guide we'll cover the essential enablers that will maximise IoT impact.

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Insight Guide: Technology for SMEs

Technology plays a huge role in how business is done today. From actual product development and manufacture, through marketing and sales, to internal processes like HR and finance – there is technology available to streamline and innovate in every aspect of business you can think of. Here are the technology challenges that small businesses should be aware of – and the opportunities they should seek to harness.

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Video: Frequently Asked Questions

Watch our video to find out more about Tern. Here we answer the questions we get asked most frequently from both investors and potential investment companies.

 

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Video: An introduction to Tern

Find out more about Tern, our current portfolio, our investment philosophy and how we help and nurture our investments.

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Insight Guide: Aligning sales and marketing

Sales and marketing are two clearly interrelated business functions. A simplified view of each would state that the major function of marketing is to generate leads, while the major function of sales is to turn those leads into customers. In our insight guide find out how you can align your functions to deliver healthy business bottom lines.

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Presentation: Tern PLC Plenary Presentation from UK Investor Show

This presentation was delivered by Al Sisto, Tern PLC Chief Executive Officer.

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Insight Guide: 10 things to increase employee productivity

Download our insight guide to discover the 10 things you should consider implementing across your organisation to increase employee efficiency; some very easy to action.

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Presentation: Tern PLC Annual General Meeting 

This presentation covers highlights of Tern's performance in the year ending 2016. It includes:

  • 2016 highlights
  • IoT market overview
  • Recent activity

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Insight Guide: Becoming a better business leader

Great leaders come in all shapes and sizes, and they certainly aren’t limited to a particular industry or to Fortune 500 companies. In this guide find out what makes a good leader and how you can become a better one. 

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Insight Guide:
Building the right employer brand

In this guide find out how to build the right employer brand to ensure you attract and retain the right talent to build an effective, engaged workforce.

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Business Plan Series Part 1: How to write a business plan

In this guide discover what you need to do before you start writing your business plan – the questions you need to ask and the information you need to gather.

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Business Plan Series Part 2: Writing a business plan

This guide covers the business plan writing process itself. We discuss what your writing style should be like and what key materials you should make sure you include.

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Business Plan Series Part 3: Once it's complete

This guide looks at the third stage in the business planning process – what to do with your business plan document once it’s complete including who to share the plan with and perfecting your pitch.

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Investment Focus: Device Authority

Device Authority introduces a new paradigm of IoT Security. It helps customers simplify the process of establishing robust, end-to-end security architecture within the IoT and deliver efficiencies at scale through security automation.

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Investment Focus: flexiOPS

Formed in 2010, flexiOPS is one of Scotland’s most successful providers of innovative infrastructure and software technology solutions within the European Commission funded FP7 and Horizon 2020 research programmes.

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Investment Focus: Push Technology

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in London, Push Technology, a provider of enterprise messaging and Internet communication solutions, is leading the market in the delivery of real-time push engine solutions.

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Investment Focus:
Seal Software

Seal Software enables companies to effectively manage their contract portfolio by understanding exactly where their contracts are and what is buried within them, in order to maximise revenue opportunities, mitigate risk, and reduce expenses.

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