Isosceles partner with Incubyte to provide growth mentoring

Posted on: 01 August 2018

We are delighted to announce that Isosceles Cambridge has partnered with Incubyte to provide Incubyte companies with growth mentoring and finance and accounting support. Who are Incubyte? Incubyte is the brainchild of Rob Precious who in his capacity as a serial tech investor and mentor has seen several successful exits and is currently invested in a number of exciting new opportunities. From their incubator in the Cambridge Innovation Park, Incubyte provides … Continue reading

Will Accounting AI transform the finance function?

Posted on: 26 July 2018

As we move into an age where artificial intelligence is less like something from a science fiction novel and more like a viable means to improve business, the time of calculations carried out laboriously using pen and paper is thankfully well and truly gone. Starting with the introduction of software applications like VisiCalc in 1978 and QuickBooks in 1998, the finance function has gradually moved away from manually calculated spreadsheets … Continue reading

DEAL ALERT Isosceles Investment Client MetaPack Acquired

Posted on: 25 July 2018

We are delighted to announce that our investment client MetaPack, the global leader in e-commerce delivery technology, has been acquired by Stamps.com Inc., the leading provider of postage online and shipping software solutions, in a deal worth approximately £175 million. Isosceles has been a director of MetaPack for over 11 years during which time it has grown from a business turning over £1m and employing 15 people to becoming a … Continue reading

When should I outsource accounting?

Posted on: 17 July 2018

I am often asked, “how will I know if now is the right time to outsource accounting?” This question is akin to “how long is a piece of string?” – there are no hard and fast rules because of the variables of each individual business. There are however tangible business drivers and it will be one of these which, probably subconsciously, has provoked the questioner to ask this question in the first place. … Continue reading

DEAL ALERT Isosceles helps ERP client insightsoftware.com to successful exit

Posted on: 14 July 2018

DEAL ALERT Isosceles client insightsoftware acquired by TA Associates to revolutionize ERP reporting and enterprise performance management We are delighted to announce that our client insightsoftware.com has been acquired by TA Associates (TA Associates announces acquisition and combination of Global Software, Inc and insightsoftware.com International to create market-leading ERP reporting platform). From infancy, through maturity to a successful exit Insightsoftware has been a client of Isosceles for 18 years and … Continue reading

Business intelligence dashboard turning data into decisions

Posted on: 10 July 2018

Case Study Eating Europe choose Isosceles to provide operational insight with their business intelligence dashboard Eating Europe offer #1 rated Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rome, Florence, London, Amsterdam and Prague. They believe there is no better way to experience a city than through its food. All their tours not only feed you the best each city has to offer, but also immerse you in the local culture, authentic … Continue reading

Setting up in the UK? How to Choose a Branch or a Subsidiary

Posted on: 01 July 2018

For good reason, the UK is the No.1 destination in Europe for overseas companies to set up their European subsidiary.  In an earlier blog why growing US technology companies choose the UK, we highlighted the major reasons for this. Initially, an overseas company may ‘test the waters’ in the UK by operating from its home country, without taxable ramifications, but if successful a point will come when a more structured … Continue reading

Selling a business? Share sale or asset sale?

Posted on: 01 July 2018

(Updated 4th February 2019) So, you’ve made what is probably the most difficult decision a business owner has to make – to exit the business.  Now what?  There is honestly no substitute for early, pragmatic, professional advice but before taking that step it is worth understanding and considering all the variables: Is the sale going to be of the shares in the company that owns the business or just the … Continue reading

Isosceles Finance 2018 Cup Match Report

Posted on: 01 July 2018

The 2018 Isosceles Cup had already thrown up surprises before we had even reached the finals.  Just as Italy and Holland had failed to qualify for Moscow, so teams such as BackOffice and Insight had not made it to the Isosceles finals.  Just as Panama, Japan and Iceland were relative newcomers to Moscow, so Ceramex and Pelipod were attending their first Isosceles Cup. As is usual,  Isosceles arranged for a … Continue reading

What exactly does an Interim FD do?

Posted on: 30 June 2018

The hired gun An Interim FD relishes a challenge and thrives on goal-orientated projects across a diverse range of companies and situations.  He or she is under significant pressure to deliver within weeks rather than months.  They are a hired gun, engaged for a short period to sort out a specific problem or situation that the businesses’ existing finance team are unable, for whatever reason, to address.  This could be: Leading a turnaround … Continue reading