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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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LoopMe Unveils

Another of the companies in my loose affiliation of a portfolio is LoopMe, which has just emerged from stealth mode to take on some of the challenges we face in mobile advertising. My role is currently a Board Advisor along with the excellent Kate Burns – the first employee of Google outside the US back [...]

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Tadaa Hits 1,000,000 Downloads

It’s been a busy time since we started Ballpark Ventures earlier this year, so I thought I’d update you on some of the companies I’ve been involved with recently, either as an investor, mentor, advisor or Non-Exec Director (or a combination of any of these roles). First up is Tadaa.net, who topically enjoyed their millionth [...]

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Tweetless in Shanghai

I’m currently in China on a bit of an exploratory trip, meeting various VCs, entrepreneurs, government and academic people. It’s too early to get much of an impression – I’m jetlagged and in a hotel in the western suburbs of Shanghai and about half an hour’s drive through mad traffic from the famous Bund and [...]

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Mobile Vouchers – The Next Billion Dollar Market?

You may have read in the news over last few weeks that I’ve taken the decision to return to a full time role in the mobile marketing scene, as Chief Marketing Officer of Eagle Eye Solutions in the UK. I thought I’d take the opportunity here to explain my thinking a little and why I [...]

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