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Russell Buckley and Carlo Longino on mobile technology.

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26 Mistakes Tech Startups Make When Pitching to VCs

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:43:53 +0000

Following on from last week’s post about the 30 Mistakes Tech Starts Make, I’ve followed this up with the mistakes that they make specifically when pitching to VCs. Again this is based on many years of working with startups and seeing hundreds of pitches – many successful, but mostly not. It’s also worth pointing out […]

30 Mistakes Tech Startups Make

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:24:31 +0000

In my experience of mentoring, investing in, fundraising for, working with and for tech startups (probably 200 or so in total), here are 30 mistakes that I see repeated all the time. While it’s famously hard to learn from other people’s experiences, it saves an awful lot of teeth gnashing if you can. It’s also […]

Director of Engineering

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:33:39 +0000

One of my deeply respected old AdMob colleagues – so respected I’m investing in his startup – is looking for a UK-based Director of Engineering. Topline spec is: – Build the team – grow/lead a team of 5 awesome developers and designers. – Own the tech – responsible for technical decisions, and will get your […]

Raising Series A? How to Get Overseas Funding

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:18:28 +0000

My UK Government role is to help the best UK Tech startups supplement their funding with overseas investment. It’s a free service and I’m often asked what criteria we apply when assessing who we can help and this blog post gives a broad answer to that question. Generally, the kinds of companies we can help […]

My New Job

Fri, 10 May 2013 11:21:00 +0000

It’s been about two years since I left Google following the AdMob acquisition and as I forecast here at the time ( I’ve been practicing a portfolio career of being a very active angel investor (Ballpark Ventures has about 25 investments), mentoring at Springboard (soon to be TechStars), doing various Speaking gigs and being a […]