Gentlemen’s club image haunts VCs amongst industry transformation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Technology venture capitalists have been going through a lot of change since the dot.com bust, with disruptions to their model including start-ups needing less cash and Sarbanes Oxley suppressing the pipe line for early exits via an IPO. As innovation (ok web services) has become cheaper, it has attracted a wider range of entrepreneurs than… Continue reading Gentlemen’s club image haunts VCs amongst industry transformation

I like: Sonos tube advert

Reading Time: < 1 minute A smart well-designed contextual advert for Sonos on the Jubilee line. It shows a good understanding of the likely involved decision making the customer is going to make on the home sound purchase journey and shows a confidence in their product. What is interesting is what is missing: No award icons ‘What Hi-Fi *****’ or… Continue reading I like: Sonos tube advert

The American dream is no longer pre-eminent

Reading Time: 2 minutes Looking at US publications this weekend one of the biggest stories was the vilification of Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook who is probably best known to people through the film The Social Network. Saverin is a Brazilian by birth who left San Paulo for Miami as a child. Saverin left the US in 2009 and… Continue reading The American dream is no longer pre-eminent