Words of Encouragement for European Startups

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The Eurozone is in crisis – GDP numbers point to the worst recession since 1999 and major economies are shrinking. That said, the startup ecosystems are growing and have lot to be optimistic about. I urge founders to also consider the good news and take on a more positive outlook based on “this is water”‘ by David Foster Wallace. Continue Reading

BVCA Report: The Global State of the IPO Market

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The latest Global Trends in Venture Capital report, compiled by the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and Deloitte, asks the question: “Is a an active IPO market in your home country essential for the success of the venture capital industry in that market?” Continue Reading

An Industry on “Life Support”: Notes from the BVCA Tech Spin Out 2008 in London

This morning I was invited to stop by Tech Spin Out 2008, a conference organized by the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA), with the goal of exploring the activities that help transform small companies into big companies.  As I mentioned… Continue Reading