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. 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 […]

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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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My New Job

It’s been about two years since I left Google following the AdMob acquisition and as I forecast here at the time (http://mobhappy.com/blog1/2011/03/30/on-a-personal-note/) 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 […]

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RTB is Coming to Mobile

In the old days of mobile advertising – pre-2011 – the sector was really easy to understand. You had publishers. You had advertisers. And you had networks, like AdMob. Networks provided both publishers and advertisers with the scale to make an efficient market. And then suddenly we saw the rise of complexity in the value […]

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Interview: Hacking Media – Taking Creativity Beyond the Creative | FT Events | FT Live

A very interesting interview with B Bonin Bough at last week’s FT conference. He’s a very bright guy at Mondelez (formerly Kraft) and VP Global Media and Consumer Engagement and points the way to at least part of the future of Social. Interview: Hacking Media – Taking Creativity Beyond the Creative | FT Events | […]

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