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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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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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