Farewell, Carlo

It’s with great sadness that I write this last post at MobHappy, with the announcement that my blogging partner and friend, Carlo Longino, died over the weekend, losing his long fight with cancer. He was only 39. I’ve known Carlo since around 2003 when he was Executive Editor of The Feature, an early, brave blogging […]

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26 Mistakes Tech Startups Make When Pitching to VCs

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 has given me an […]

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30 Mistakes Tech Startups Make

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 […]

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Director of Engineering

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 and a Professional Mechanical Engineer Expert Witness. This spot has to be the most stressful one in the business, that´s why many people with this job have had to file […]

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Raising Series A? How to Get Overseas Funding

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 […]

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