Having spent the last few years striving to accelerate the commercialisation of promising deep tech ecosystems, we have built a community of deep tech business and investors striving to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. We are deeply integrated into AI, quantum, space tech, and metaverse/spatial computing; and we have a broader network across nano-tech, HPC, green-tech, robotics and bio-tech.
The team is led by our deep tech due diligence specialist with extensive experience of leading successful due diligence engagements.
After taking the time to understand the investment thesis, the scientific/engineering background, and any areas of specific concern or focus for the investment committee, we create a clear scope, timeline and set of deliverables to ensure alignment across all parties.
Our extensive experience allows us to minimise the intrusion of the due diligence process on their business, and our clear and transparent process helps them make the most effective and efficient use of their time.
This allows us to probe the challenges which could arise in the next 3 to 5-years, as well as the likelihood of overcoming those challenges within predicted timelines. We analyse product differentiation and defensibility, governance, team organisation, technical infrastructure and architecture.
Depending on the scope, we often consider data strategy, cyber security, intellectual property, product delivery and IT spend/budget too.
We provide you with an interim report and debrief immediately after our experts have reviewed any available documentation and interviewed the key members of the target business team. This gives you early visibility of any red flags and allows us to tweak the scope or redirect the focus of the due diligence if required.
On completion of the due diligence, not only do we provide you with a comprehensive debrief to support your investment thesis, but we also work with you to identify how you and could work with the founder(s) post transaction to mitigate risks and add further value to the business. Where relevant, we provide independent assessments of costs and timelines for all recommendations.
Typically, we provide a high-level summary report useful for the investment committee in reaching a decision, and a more detailed and comprehensive report for reference pre-and post-transaction in planning mitigating activities, resource plans and value creation initiatives.
Where required, we also debrief the target business on our findings post-transaction, and we provide workshops and discussions to support them in next steps.