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

When to Take VC Money

When to take VC Stolen from the Mosaic site here Mosaic Insights It may be a surprise to hear this from a venture capitalist, but the vast majority of startups should not take money from our industry.  The history of entrepreneurship is the history of owner-managers with no outside shareholders.  Indeed the data shows just Read More

Did I win?

Did I win? No idea what happened but the night went wrong   Is that you Mike Butcher?? Or is this you?? Ooops:)

Who will win Mikes prize?

Who will win Mikes prize? Mike Butcher  ( picture below ) hosts The Europa’s tonight:   Who will win? Will I win??   Doug Picture: By Keith Allison – Mike Butcher, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Arrogance in the Tech world from Paul Graham

Arrogance in the Tech world from Paul Graham Who said techies had become arrogant self centred people?? Seemingly Sam Altman of YCombinator was not allowed to be served at the bar at The Ritz in London because he was wearing trainers ( sneakers ). Picture from his twitter handle included:)   Sam quotes: Low point: Read More


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