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What I have learned about investing in startups

The last 18 months have been great for our accelerator (http://www.acceleratr.co) with our portfolio boasting one successful round of crowdfunding, two going into Series A funding, and good levels of real bonafide profitability in half our invested companies. We’ve also had a few disappointing failures which have taught us a monumental amount about the anatomy of…

How I’ll be voting in tomorrow’s EU Referendum

I’ve spent a lot of time angry at the EU. In particular its treatment of Greece and its people, through malice or incompetence, was and will be remembered a disgrace. In its fervour to grow and become a major trading bloc it let in nations that it knew were not ready for currency union and…

£1.35m in value growth in just 18 months, and climbing.

It is with great pride that RICHARD and I wanted to update everyone on our first 18 months running our very own startup accelerator, aptly named ACCELERATR.CO.   To catch everyone up – we wanted to run a boutique accelerator that invested and mentored a manageable number of startups each year, putting them front, first…

Business tips: Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is the first and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She imposes her will on other athletes in a cage until they voluntarily / involuntarily yield or the referee does it for them. She is undefeated having won all her 12 professional fights, 9 of which she has ended in the first round. She…

The Immigrant Paradox: Why Immigrants are wealthier than you.

  This is not a political article. The merits of a nation state opening its borders to migrants and to what degree and whether this has a positive or negative affect on a macro-economy or on the lives of a nation’s home-born locals is not a topic this post is concerned with. Instead, this is an…

The Penalty of Leadership

  The above essay was produced as an advertisement for Cadillac Automobiles in 1915. It is widely believed to have reversed the company’s fortunes when it ran (and it only ran once). It served as the identity for the brand for many years thereafter. Elvis Presley was so inspired by this text that he had it…