Duet Partners
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7416 6630 / Email: partners@duetpartners.com

Startup to Scaleup Advisory

We help early stage Tech companies raise capital and grow

The Chasm




Duet Partners is a startup to scaleup advisor with over 10 years of experience. We help early stage Tech companies cross the chasm from late Seed into the early stages of Growth. We have advised dozens of startups and helped raise £100M’s of investment.

The chasm is where over 80% of early stage businesses fail, yet many more have the potential to succeed. Our focus is to help founders beat the odds by using a unique approach to investment preparation and execution at Seed, Series A and Series B.

Our work is based on proven lean startup methods in business model and financial model development. We combine this with extensive private market research to enable the creation of innovative funding strategies.

We provide close support to founders through a highly collaborative engagement model. Every project is undertaken personally by one of our partners and this has enabled us to become trusted advisors to some of the UK’s most exciting scaleups.




We have helped dozens of companies transition to the scaleup phase

Who We Are

The founders have over 30 years' experience working in the Tech sector, from Silicon Valley corporates to UK startups.

We are business builders that have raised many rounds of finance during our careers and have deep insights into the global funding market.

What We Do

We help early stage Tech companies develop and test business models, raise capital and grow. Our focus is late Seed to early Growth.

We have worked with dozens of entrepreneurs, building and executing roadmaps for funding success and value creation.

How We Do It

We use highly proven 'lean startup' methods to prepare businesses for the funding challenge. We then network them into the funding ecosystem.  

We provide close support to founders through the entire process and develop long term relationships as trusted advisors.

Services

We engage as early as possible in the new funding cycle to ensure alignment between the funding strategy and the business strategy.

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Funding Strategy

Identifying target investors, optimising the investment proposition, and developing the funding strategy.

"The investment analysis work that Duet does is first class, invaluable and worth every penny."
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Capital Raising

Supporting or managing fundraising projects from materials development to money in the bank.

"The process was managed in a highly effective, professional way and we achieved all of the targets we had set.."
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Corporate Advisory

All aspects of strategy development, business model creation, pivoting, financial modelling, and more.

"...a clear and insightful analysis of where our business was, and what we needed to do to deliver value and grow."
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Clients

  • "The investment analysis work that Duet does is first class, invaluable and worth every penny. I’d recommend it to any business looking to scale-up and seize every growth opportunity along the way. I also love the fact that they’ve very selective about the businesses with whom they choose to work. You know once they’re on your side, that you’re in the best hands and that they’re putting their ‘might’ behind you."

    Merlie Calvert, Founder & CEO, Farillio

  • "I engaged Duet Partners to run an ‘A' round funding process for the company. They helped us engage with a high quality syndicate combining both financial and strategic VC’s. The process was managed in a highly effective, professional way and we achieved all of the targets we had set for ourselves at the beginning of the project. I would highly recommend John and the team to other organisations looking for VC funding."

    Steve Kelly, CEO/Founder, SmartKem

  • “The Duet team brings a real depth of experience to early stage company building and this was immediately apparent in the funding preparation stage. A well managed capital raise was then successfully undertaken syndicating both VC and strategic investors. We really enjoyed working with John and Jonathan and look forward to further engagements in the future.”

    Andy Heaton, Founder & CEO, enModus Ltd

  • "Duet Partners are the very best at assessing and then delivering the best financing solution available. They have an extensive range of contacts throughout the industry both in the UK, the US and Europe. In my experience, this resulted in investments that supported our long term objectives whilst meeting immediate term needs. A great team to work with and would use them again."

    Mike LeGoff, former CEO, Plessey Semiconductors Limited

  • "Duet provided a clear and insightful analysis of where our business was, and what we needed to do to deliver value, and grow. Those priorities are on my desk and the focus of my activities every week. We much appreciated their work and hope to engage them further in the next round of fundraising."

    Chris Smith, Managing Director, G-Volution Ltd

  • "The Investment Analysis process provided great insight into the current funding market and an excellent critique of our investment proposition. We have since retained Duet to assist in the further development of the funding strategy for the next round and to help ensure our state of readiness. Their advice has been highly valued.”

    Andy Travers, CEO, Ceres Holographics Ltd.

 
 
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