We set up Duet Partners in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. It was clear that the funding world had been turned on its head, bringing with it immense challenges - but also opportunity, as the new order emerged.
With first hand experience of managing high growth Tech businesses in the UK and Silicon Valley for over two decades, we could immediately relate to the uncertainty CEO’s were facing in this increasingly risk-averse investment climate. It was clear that the process of raising early stage capital needed rethinking, both for the funds as well as for investee companies.
Right from the start, we invested heavily in the most advanced investment research – a product itself of the Big Data revolution then occurring. This in-depth market intelligence has become a cornerstone of our unique approach, enabling clients to rapidly analyse investment comparators, hone investor propositions, and unearth some unusual sources of global capital for the new era.
We have maintained strong links with the US as we believed cross-border funding and M&A activity would be of increasing importance to UK Tech companies. Very early on we established an important relationship with Harvest Management Partners a Silicon Valley based M&A advisor, and this provides a unique bridge into the North American market.