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Often there is a large difference in world view of the people with the ideas and technologies and the people with the money.

At 1st Mile we believe this is perhaps the largest single factor stopping new ideas and technologies from becoming reality. As such, this is a major motivation for our company: To make these ends meet.

Many researchers tend to see the world of new technology development as "technology push". You have a great idea, you do research, and perhaps you build a prototype. The process is illustrated below.

Venture capitalists and other investors usually see the world from a different perspective, as illustrated below. They view not only the technology, but also focus on the commercial side. Usually, the technology that is so important to the researcher or inventor is not really important for the investor. It is all about the markets the product based on the technology is able to serve, the economy and the management.

In other words, the technology is a prerequisite for the investor who focuses on markets, money and management.

1st Mile is specialised in creating business on technology. We offer:

  • Screening of research and development projects for business potentials. Our typical customers are organisations responsible for R&D programs and companies with R&D portfolios.
  • Evaluation of investment opportunities. Our typical customer are venture capitalists who seek industry knowledge, network, operational experience from the cleantech sector.
  • CEO services and board representation for start-up companies. Our typical customers are venture capital investors and other investors who needs to speed up the development of an acquired company.
  • Portfolio value maximisation through stage-gate processes and clear kill-decisions

Søren Houmøllers presentation on climate and CSR in Reykjavik

Søren Houmøller to talk about CSR on Iceland on May 8th

Søren Houmøller of 1st Mile panelist

1st chosen as advisor by Danish cleantech company with IPO ambitions

1st Mile consultant on the Gjøl gasification project

1st Mile awarded project to develop new energy source

Videcrantz joins 1st Mile as senior consultant

1st Mile develops commercial criteria for the Danish EUDP demo program

Søren Houmøller presents visions and financial framework at Bioenergydagen 2007
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New course: Business plans for project applicants
Projects must now contain business plans. 1st Mile teaches how.

October, 2007
Massive press coverage for 1st Mile views on cleantech

Søren Houmøllers panelist speech at Copenhagen Climate Solutions

Another new contract for 1st Mile

New contract for 1st Mile

1st Mile has struck a nerve
Lots of press coverage for 1st Mile on implementation on clean energy

Invitation: Opening reception
"Investor's Corner" hope to see many guests on May 31st.

1st Mile moves to Scion-DTU
Forms "Investor's Corner" with other companies

Houmøller joins Advisory Board
New Energy Forum plans conference in December '07

Houmøller appointed chairman
Søren Houmøller chairman of the energy innovation and research committee under the Confederation of Danish Industries

1st Mile wins contract
1st Mile to help Energinet.dk create business on R&D

Frost joins 1st Mile
Frida Frost adds implementation and people skills to 1st Mile

1st Mile Fund
1st Mile to establish new VC fund for early stage investments.

New blog by Søren Houmøller on innovation launched at Engineering Weekly.

Silicon Valley pick-ups
Lots of lessons to be learned on cleantech innovation in the Valley.

1st Mile founded
1st Mile is to bring clean technologies to life.


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