is a Technologically-Leveraged Venture
Capital (TLVC) fund manager for New-Technology- Based Firms (NTBF). Being
part of a forward-thinking and enterprising technology group, both the
entrepreneur and the financier are intellectually sophisticated and well
acquainted with the technology at hand.
As an incubator, Cubes provides:
usual financing and management advisory, as well as an extensive
range of technical (In-house or outsourced Engineering and IT services and facilities)
and centralised managerial (Legal, specialised HR, Marketing, Networking/PR, premises, etc) business necessities
whilst adopting a think tank approach for all incubators, thus maintaining a
highly cost effective structure.
Decision-makers at Cubes are well established and
broadly exposed industrial researchers and academics who have proven their
worthiness in the entrepreneurial coliseum, supported by
and backed by solid finances.
Cubes caters for two types of
1) Un-institutionalised academics: PhD and MSc holders
(possibly with one/two years work experience) with well-identified
and researched ideas of promising growth potentials. To these young
entrepreneurs— who are rather motivated, still very energetic and passionate
about their ideas—our model offers an attractive employment package as well as
equity partnership, which is the rightful claim to the entrepreneur’s baby.
Being an employee in a technology group, the entrepreneur is afforded the
all-important training and social working environment alongside immediate access to
technical, managerial, and financial expertise, as well as encouraged to
collaborate with other technical entrepreneurs and business gurus.
2) Seasoned academics: Professors and/or Research associates with a commercially viable
proposal, and requiring further
intra-/inter-disciplinary technical support as well as most of our extended
incubation scenarios alleviate cultural barriers between the
entrepreneur and the financier, as both parties have common backgrounds, mutual
respect and speak the same techno-language. Thus, despite the may-be inherent
cognitive diversity that evidently provides a larger matrix of problems and
potential solutions during the decision making process, weighing the
alternatives leads to effective brain storming and the construction of more
obvious and numerous benefits for entrepreneurs who would like to feel part of a
supportive and well established group, not least of which are:
The technical entrepreneur focuses totally on R&D and plays a major role in
formulating strategy on account of mental freedom from day-to-day burdens.
Cubes provides all necessities at incomparable value.
Security: Cubes will establish vital strategic partnerships as well as
secure long-term clients, both drawn from
strong relations with major organisations.
Longevity: Contrary to most VCs,
exit strategies are not our concern from the outset. We are in partnership for the long run, nurturing
growth from incubator concepts to IPO and beyond.
Light structure without compromise: NTBFs run on skeleton structures
whilst drawing on
facilities and people at in-house engineering and academic research rates,
without the usual high initial expense nor need for further equity release to
Specialised HR sourcing: Cubes provides the suitable highly-technical
sales and other personnel, which are at best difficult to source and rather
costly for NTBFs.
We are interested
in NTBF within our fields of expertise and influence, where we can deliver
exceptional support and drives for growth, be they technical, managerial, PR or