It has been a couple of months since posted on this blog. I have been really busy with all the things that are exciting when you run a company; developing and delivering services, working with customers and celebrating successes with colleagues.
However, I have some exciting news to share with any readers that are still occasionally checking the blog: We have external investors!
This news marks an important milestone in the company’s history.
In the last few years I have had an increasing number of organisations and individuals approach me with an interest to discuss either investing in Onalytica or simply buying the business outright.
I have not spent much time pursuing these approaches because I didn’t want to take time and attention away from the company’s existing funding source: its customers.
Being funded exclusively through sales is an approach that has worked well for us, because it has forced us to pay very close attention to what customers really want to pay for. It has also ensured that we have not gone completely off on to many tangents that eventually turned out to be less aligned with the needs of customers.
However, I have come to the conclusion that we are now at a growth stage where external funding, together with the experience and attention of external investors, can help us better seize the great opportunities that lies ahead.
I am therefore immensely proud to announce that Onalytica has been offered and has accepted an investment of £5 million from a small group of private individuals.
Although there are likely to be many areas where we will benefit from this investment, I am especially focused on 4 areas:
Firstly, it will help us create an employee share scheme whereby existing and the many new employees we will be recruiting can share in the company’s future successes in a whole new way.
Secondly, it will help us commit more resources to accelerate our product development and to offer our customers even more jaw-dropping insight and competitive advantage.
Thirdly, it will help us service our customers, many of whom have global requirements, in more and eventually all the markets where they operate and are demanding our services.
And last, but not least, the extension of the company’s board of directors will add proven experience, fresh perspectives and personal networks that will be beneficial to all the company’s stakeholders.
So, if you are dreaming of working for a successful, growing, exciting, ambitious and well-funded company; with a stellar client list, have great colleagues and be part of a new and exciting industry, then you should check regularly our jobs section. Alternatively you should simply declare your interest, along with a motivated covering letter (important!) and your CV (also important), in an email to ‘work’ at Onalytica dot com. We are looking forward to hearing from you.