boiling it down….

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It has taken me 9 months to conclude on the question of how to neatly define the media/tech businesses that really get me excited at the moment (see the brain dump that was and I think I have finally come to a definition I am happy with: Companies that use the internet as a […]

the how and the what

I am frequently asked how I go about finding (‘originating’ in private equity speak) interesting companies and what I look for. Firstly all origination is through networking and pushing out the message rather than by knocking on doors or making unsolicited approaches. The great benefit to this is that there is an element of pre-qualification […]

London riots – the online vs offline challenge

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Sitting in an office in SoHo having been informed that the building will shut at 5pm due to the current ‘riots’ (read looting) in London, it firstly amazes me that we are all so unsettled by these actions and secondly brings to mind something I have been mulling over. The link is the ability for the […]

media thought piece

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I thought I’d share two personal opinions on trends within the media/content world. The purely mobile business model is dead. Within the digital world there is no such thing as a uniquely ‘mobile’ business. Roll the clock back 5-10 years when technology was relatively archaic compared to today’s smart phones, i-pads etc….. and then a […]

some fundamental opinions

I’m an investor and also a marketeer – an unusual breed. In a nutshell I had four years working in marketing at Renault UK Limited (think Va Va Voom, Thierry Henry and the Renault Clio) followed by just under 8 years of private equity investing with August Equity LLP. Preparation Capital (see was born […]