Doug Scott, loud mouth Geordie entrepreneur living in the Midlands.

Leicester win the Premier League using Moneyball Techniques

Leicester win the Premier League using Moneyball Techniques               Thanks to Bloomberg for this: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2016-04-26/leicester-city-dirty-dozen-or-harvard-case-study This column should begin with a financial disclosure — of the writer’s own ineptitude. For around 20 years, every August I have bet 20 pounds on Leicester City to win their league. The wall Read More

Why I cringe when you say you’re raising a $1.5m seed round…

This is reposted from here as I see this all day: http://blog.elizabethyin.com/post/143331006630/why-i-cringe-when-you-say-youre-raising-a-15m Why I cringe when you say you’re raising a $1.5m seed round… “We’re raising $1.5m.” I cringe.  There’s nothing inherently wrong with raising $1.5m…UNLESS you have not thought about your raise strategically (99.9% of entrepreneurs I meet with). Originally posted by drunkbroadway Most Read More

VE Interactive UK Unicorn Curious?

VE Interactive UK Unicorn Curious? I am not good enough in accounts or as a journalist but I do like digging round and seeing what I can find:) Well this morning I was doing some messing and started looking at VE Interactive, which has recently been valued at over £1 billion and a so called Read More

We are now in Africa

We are now in Africa Strategic acquisition Pan-African Startup Support Platform, Starta Merges with Potential Group Potential Group acquires Pan-African startup support platform, Starta Potential Group expands to Africa acquires Starta. The UK-based global tech online businesses, Potential Group (Potential.co ), has acquired Starta, ( thestarta.com ), the Pan-African startup support platform currently working out Read More

Space Travel or Mortgage Site

Space Travel or Mortgage Site Thanks to https://twitter.com/rodolfor for this piece of genius:) Today it was a big day in London with the launch of another mortgage web business: Habito Today is was a big day in Silicon Valley with the launch of: Space Travel Doug    

Africa here we come:)

Africa here we come:) Just agreed this morning to launch in Africa…..watch this space:):) This is getting funnier and funnier:) Thanks D****, T*** for letting us come and play Doug

Strange Day in UK VC World

Strange Day in UK VC World There were 2 big stories today in the UK tech world and it was interesting to see how the VC world responded:)         Onefinestay was sold for $170 million dollars, http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/04/accorhotels-acquires-onefinestay-for-170-million/. OFS had raised $81 million dollars from numerous VC’s including Index.         Read More

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