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What UK tech investors look for in founding teams

If you’re a founder looking for funding to grow your tech business, you’ll likely have wondered about what investors look for in management teams before investing.

With this in mind, we spoke to some of the most prominent investors in the UK.

This is what they’ve had to say:

The why

Tom Bradley, a partner at Oxford Capital, which has to date backed companies including Moneybox, Attest and Curve, told us:

“We love teams who are really strong on the ‘why’ of their business. Founders with a powerful mission tend to do better in riding the emotional roller coaster of ‘doing a startup’, and tend to be more flexible in their tactics.

Founders who focus on the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ tend to find their thinking challenged, and often struggle to adapt to what the market is telling them.”...