Martin Coyle

Startup school: Raising capital, rapid expansion, and how to navigate business challenges

Martin Coyle
4 minute Read

There is no doubt that the tech industry has become an increasingly competitive space. Now more than ever, securing funding for a startup company takes more than just a tech-savvy entrepreneur with a good idea. You need to attract investor attention with a loyal customer base, a strong business model and a realistic plan for growth.

With that in mind, this five-part series — published each Wednesday for the next five weeks — aims to explain the life cycle of a tech business from forming a startup idea to creating its exit strategy in the current market.

This first article provides some helpful advice on what to consider when starting a tech business.

Tech business startups

Today, the tech industry is a booming space full of innovation and investor potential. According to a Gartner forecast, global spending on information technology (IT) is expected to reach $4.4 trillion by the end of the year. With so many lucrative opportunities, countless entrepreneurs want to bring their tech business ideas to a potential customer base. But how do they get started? 

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