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Financing Your Business in a Credit Crunch

It’s a big week in London this week, and it’s not just me saying that, it’s a quote from TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher. Yesterday was SeedCamp, today is Geek’n’Rolla and last night I chaired the Mobile Monday London session on “Financing Your Mobile Business in a Credit Crunch.” Raising Finance Raising finance is an almost inevitable part of running any business, […]

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Pitching A Business – TechCrunchTalk

This week’s TechCrunch event was a rare treat: 8 European startups pitching. TechCruncheMike Butcher gave the start ups 90 seconds to pitch their business. The ‘Tech Factor’ panel then responded to the pitch – in very civilised way. Finally the pitcher had 10 seconds to even the score… Erm… I mean clarify their pitch. I […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Pitchers

On the way home, my thoughts turned to “what makes a good pitch?” Over the years I’ve been on both sides of the table, prepping the pitches and pitching businesses for funding, but also listening to company pitches with a view to investment or acquisition. As I was describing these my ever astute COO, she said “That sounds like the seven habits of highly effective pitchers”, so here they are…

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Five Quid and a Crate of Beer – Starting the New New Business

I’ve been ‘doing’ startup technology businesses for over 20 years now. During that time lots of things have changed, and lots of things have stayed the same. It can get confusing as to which is which, so l took myself along to the SocialMedia Business School to catch up with current consensus thinking in the social media space. SocialMedia […]

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