“The three big bits in our mind that you’ve got to get right are: the market, the team, and then the economics of the thing — does it all stack up? If you don’t have one of those, then you probably don’t have an investable proposition.”
– Henry Alty, Investment Director, Gresham Ventures
Welcome to OneTAKE Live! In this episode, join host Ian Barkin as he sits down with Henry Alty, investment director at Gresham Ventures, to talk about the rapidly accelerated marketplace of today, the role of automation in the future of work, and what it truly means to make a smart investment in an organization.
It can be hard to predict the future of work — but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Investment firms and venture capitalists make their living on their uncanny ability to see the future, and sometimes their predictions can be incredibly accurate even after a chaotic year like 2020. So, what do these modern-day fortune-tellers think is coming next now that everything has changed so dramatically?
“Everything’s kind of been dragged forward by two years, three years, five years in the course of 12 to 18 months,” Henry says, referencing the large-scale digital acceleration efforts that many companies have embarked on since the onset of COVID-19. “I think, in a way, it’s just pulled everything forward. It’s accelerated everything. And if you think about the kind of areas that we were already looking at — which is process automation, intelligent automation, workflow management — all of that stuff is so much more important now than it’s ever been.”
An expert at investment and strategy, Henry possesses a unique understanding of what it takes to survive in the hyper-competitive marketplace of today. Now the investment director at Gresham House Ventures, he manages a £10 million investment portfolio, funding businesses focused on tech and financial services sectors in the U.K.
Join us and find out what’s likely coming next in the future of work and how you can best position your organization to be prepared on OneTAKE Live!