July, 2019

A lesson from America

Director_Aug-Sep_Conversation The “can-do” attitude, energy and positive approach referred to in the article on California in the June/July issue of “Director” magazine, published by the Institute of Directors in the UK, are all features of this US state, and in particular its Silicon Valley area, that were mirrored in my recent research into the investment practices [...]

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Different strokes: US and European Venture (Article in Real Deals magazine)

  Real Deals article – July 2019 Real Deals magazine interviewed me recently on my research into venture capital investment practices in Europe and US and other factors that might have given rise to the historic difference in performance between European and US VC funds. The above is a copy of the article by the Editor which appeared [...]

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FinTech and Venture Capital Forum (CISI)

Last week I was invited to participate in a forum on FinTech and VC by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). It was a good discussion and, from the feedback, was well received. In addition to myself, the other panel members (all VCs) were: Dan Chaplin, Associate, Dawn Capital (B2B FinTech and enterprise software) [...]

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An outsider’s inside view of Pittsburgh

The following appeared in “Letter to the Editor” in the Pittsburgh Business Times on 3 July 2019 at: https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2019/07/03/letter-to-the-editor-an-outsider-s-inside-view-of.html  “I have been coming over to Pittsburgh from the UK for 35 years ever since I met my future wife whilst I was working at Price Waterhouse in the 1980’s whilst on tour from the London office. [...]

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