Monday, 1 September 2014

Amoo proud to co-host a FinTech Pitching event at the BVI London Office

Introduction

Amoo is proud to have organised and co-hosted an exclusive FinTech focused Pitching Session at the British Virgin Islands London Office last Wednesday 27th of August. The day's programme was centred around three exceptional FinTech growth companies (FollowThatFund, Liquity & M-Changa) and a panel of credible investors and FinTech experts.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Big Data - New Rules of the Game

Big Data is like water, fire and earth. Just like water, Big Data is continuously flowing, but if mismanaged, it can burn you like fire. And just like earth, it provides a platform for prosperity and growth. But as more and more personal data is being circulated, stored and disseminated, the risk of privacy breach is becoming a global issue.

I recently met a friend who talked about an interesting incident:

I do not use Whatsapp, and I have not even downloaded it nor tried it. However, one day I got a text message from my wife saying that I should download Whatsapp. Later that day I mention the text message to my wife, and she claims never to have sent that message. I got really curious about what had happened and felt perplexed about the whole situation.’

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Calling all Startups! Enter the Tech Trailblazers Awards Programme - Deadline is August 29th


There are just a few weeks to enter the Tech Trailblazers Awards. Enterprise IT startups that are younger than 6 years old, privately owned and privately funded (including Angel, Seed and VC — up to and including C-series) should enter now for a chance to win at www.techtrailblazers.com.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Sustainability: a Venture Capitalist’s Perspective

by Eric Choi, Analyst at Amoo Venture Capital Advisory

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in sustainability, especially in the private equity and venture capital network. Sustainability by definition has multiple dimensions, namely Economic, Social and Environmental (so-called ‘Triple Bottom Line’). From an investor’s perspective, sustainability encompasses investing in technologies and ventures that allow us to optimise the use of scarce resources. Most times, these transform the way we work and live and hence why it is commonly known as “impact investing or conscious

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

We ❤ Feedback

Last week I received an email from a former colleague that inspired this post. From clients to colleagues, we strive for mutual (commercial) terms of engagement at Amoo; we love adding value to partnerships we commit to.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Growth Vouchers

With the start-up scene now widely recognised as a fundamental part of the UK’s economic recovery and future growth, the government continues to put their weight behind small businesses. Lord Young recently announced a £30m allocation for small firms seeking professional advice, aptly named 'Growth Vouchers'.