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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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How To…..Write a Request for an Introduction

I was doing some mentoring this week at Springboard’s Internet of Things Accelerator and was talking to the legendary Bindi Karia on the train home. Bindi has been the go-to person at Microsoft for the last 8 years and has now taken over as a VP at Silicon Valley Bank in London. She came up […]

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Should You Pay Your Advisors and Non-Execs?

Much of my work these days is in the form of advising relatively early stage companies. I have four models I use: 1. Free For very early startup companies (pre-funding) I work for free. Mainly (but not exclusively – sometimes it’s with friends, or friends of friends) I do this via Springboard, the London-based Accelerator […]

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