Ubiquisys: big exit for wireless firm

1stNov 2013
"The co-founders all came from a large company background, so one of the biggest worries for our investors was the transition from a big corporate to being self-sufficient entrepreneurs and our openness building the right management team. We had to prove we could make this change, and SETsquared helped us position ourselves successfully to achieve it."
 
Pete Keevil, Founder and VP Engineering
 

TVS: export growth backed by mentoring

1stNov 2013
"If you ask me for one piece of advice to anyone setting up a business, I would say join an organisation like SETsquared. As a technical specialist I needed guidance on how to grow a business and SETsquared has provided this."
 
Dr Mike Bartley, founder and CEO, TVS 
 

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  • Start date: 2008

Thoughtified: Tiger tracking on the web

1stNov 2013
"There is a constant effort from every single person in SETsquared to help. In other organisations, you find people cannot afford the time to help everyone, but SETsquared is unique in what they do, and they're a great group of people."
 
Georgios Michalakidis, managing director, Thoughtified
Aaron Mason, managing director, Thoughtified
 

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The Retention People - fit for business

1stNov 2013
“When we started, we were still in university and naïve about the challenges ahead. We definitely benefited from having SETsquared’s people around to advise us and to help support us as a new business.”
 
Alister Rollins, founder, The Retention People and MoveGB
 

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Symetrica: secure progress

1stNov 2013
"SETsquared provides a supportive but challenging environment to somebody starting a small business. It makes the management of the company think carefully about what they're going to do and how they're going to do it, and enables them to have that critiqued by experienced mentors."
 
Heddwyn Davies, CEO, Symetrica 
 

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  • Start date: 2002 

RedLux: measuring growth

1stNov 2013
"SETsquared have been an invaluable source of information, networking and problem solving, not only at the beginning, but on an ongoing basis. They will find someone to listen and advise, making no issue insurmountable."
 
Christian Maul, CEO, RedLux
 

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  • Start date: 2005

Power Oasis: building a global telecoms business

1stNov 2013
“While we might have got the same angel funding without SETsquared, it would have taken longer to find investors, and SETsquared gave us an acceleration factor. We already knew some people, but others in the Bath VC community came via SETsquared – by reaching more people, it becomes about critical mass.”
 
Pete Bishop, founder and chief technology officer, PowerOasis
 

ModMyPi: a case for success

1stNov 2013
“One of the most important things I got from SETsquared was knowledge, and having someone that I could ask questions. I wasn’t a business person, I was a student civil engineer, and at the start I didn’t have the first clue of how to run a business.”
 
Jacob Marsh, CEO, ModMyPi
 

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Lightflows: self-funded growth for digital content company

1stNov 2013
“Due to SETsquared, we’ve grown more quickly than we would have done otherwise. Without SETsquared’s advice and introductions, we’d have been at least a year behind where we are now. SETsquared is an accelerator, and it’s the fast track to the insight needed to run a business.”
 
Matt Hicks, founder, Lightflows 
 

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  • Start date: 2008

iGeolise: searching by minutes not miles

1stNov 2013
“I can’t see why anyone would want to start a high tech business without the services of SETsquared. Most importantly, there’s the credibility of saying you’re a SETsquared company and the access to so many valuable contacts, as well as high quality advice. Then there are also fantastic facilities on tap and good value accommodation.”
 
Peter Lilley, co-founder and CEO, iGeolise
 

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