DropJaw invests in project to revolutionise UK schools

DropJaw Ventures Group has made a significant equity investment into emerging edtech leader GLUU to help disrupt the edtech industry and bring its vision of a ‘blended’ learning experience to the market. The level of investment remains confidential but has been complemented by securing additional fundraising from various private investors and ongoing non-executive director support from DropJaw Managing Partner Roy…

Podcast: So what happens when lockdown ends?

Episode Five: As the UK gets ready to come out of lockdown, what dangers do business leaders expect to encounter? DropJaw Managing Partner Roy Shelton explains.

Podcast: Technology is going to change everything

Episode Four: Technology has played an important part in the sudden move to remote working across the world. But what can we expect once lockdown has lifted? What’s going to happen to this new relationship with telecoms tech? DropJaw Managing Partner Roy Shelton gives us a glimpse into the future.

Podcast: Are SMEs getting government funds?

Episode Three: After another week of often confusing information about Government Funds available to SMEs, DropJaw Managing Partner Roy Shelton brings us the view from out there in the field, and tells us how this is playing out in the real world.

Podcast: How are SMEs faring during lockdown?

Episode Two: Like everyone else in the UK, the DropJaw team is now working remotely. Meanwhile, the wheels of business and industry have to keep turning, so DropJaw continues to work with its broad network of clients, contacts and financial sources. Which means DropJaw is perfectly placed to give us an overview of the environment in which UK SMEs find…

Expansion for Connectus following second NPIF loan

Superfast broadband and cybersecurity provider and DropJaw Ventures portfolio company Connectus has received a second round of funding from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and FW Capital Debt Finance. Connectus provides full fibre optic connectivity and end user managed services including VOIP, data storage and cyber security. The company works from offices in Doncaster and Salford with a host…

Podcast: SMEs must survive and thrive during Covid-19

Like everyone else in the UK, the DropJaw team is now working remotely. Meanwhile, the wheels of business and industry have to keep turning, so DropJaw continues to work with its broad network of clients, contacts and financial sources. Which means DropJaw is perfectly placed to give us an overview of the environment in which UK SMEs find themselves during…

Six of the best tips for business during Covid-19

While the world goes into lockdown, it’s down to resourceful and capable SMEs to stay focused on a speedy return to business once Covid-19 social distancing measures can be relaxed. Until then, #StayHomeSaveLives. But that doesn’t necessarily mean binge-watching every minute of Netflix. The most forward-thinking companies and executives will use this unique (we hope) time to do all they…

UK Budget 2020: Entrepreneur highlights

Last week's UK budget was a dramatic occasion, with a brand-new Chancellor of the Exchequer faced with the world's biggest global challenge since the Second World War just weeks into his new post. There was a lot to digest, so we've flagged up a few points which may be of particular interest to the SME and entrepreneur communities. Budget 2020:…

Remote work can get us through the pandemic

Scott Taylor, Group Chief Information Security Officer of DropJaw portfolio company Connectus Business Solutions, offers some useful advice to companies faced with the challenge of business continuity during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. This week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recommended all UK companies that can send their staff home to work should do so in order to minimise the economic…