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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’s also worth pointing out […]

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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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You’ve Got a Bad Case of Acute Digital Syllogomania

Once upon a time, Dear Mobilist, in an age we’ve almost forgotten, there were no Smartphones, no Tablets and not even any Computers – it’s hard to believe now, isn’t it? In those days, there was a price for keeping all our photos, documents, energy bills, letters (what they used to call email), music collections […]

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Advice About Which University to Choose

A few weeks ago, I did a short speech at “Yes we can! US Uni Advisor Training Conference”. In my usual style, my slides are image-based and don’t make any sense at all unless you hear the speech. The organisers therefore asked me to provide some notes and I thought someone might find them useful […]

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FT Forecasts 60% Readership Mobile by 2020 – Why They Are Wrong

Ronan Shields, New Media Age’s tireless correspondent, writes today that the FT are forecasting that 60% of their readership will be via mobile by 2020. However, I believe that they’re almost certainly wrong about this. What, is Buckley getting cold feet about the rise and rise of mobile? No, not at all – they’re under-estimating […]

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