Archive: Ramblings

Canddi – How we are tracking you:)

Canddi – How we are tracking you:) Many people wonder how we tracking you so well…that would be telling:) But I will give you a clue as one of the ways is via a company we have invested in: Canddi- Click here Go and sign up and play…it is dam scary:) Doug  

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Bye bye South Africa

Bye bye South Africa What a 2 weeks. If you want to see a country in contrast then this is the place. Thanks go to many people who allowed me to see so many different things in this country. So what happened: Cape Town I started with 5 days in Cape Town and living the…

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Is the sharing economy really good for us?

Is the sharing economy really good for us? I started thinking about this after the court case that Uber lost in California. The court case basically said the drivers were employees ( sort of ) and as such had rights like employees. I have always thought that these people were effectively self employed drivers etc…

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US Gun Laws Compared to Australian Gun Laws

US Gun Laws Compared to Australian Gun Laws Australia had 30 gun homicides in 2010, which amounted to¬†0.13 gun deaths for each 100,000 people. Australians hold 3-3.5 million guns, a rate of 15 guns for every 100 people. Australia is a rare nation that has had a significant shift toward additional gun control in recent…

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Are VC funds aligned with Investors? Maybe not.

Are VC funds aligned with Investors? Maybe not. The ideal investment is where the VC firm, the Limited Partners who trust the VC firm with their money, and the founders of the company invested in are all aligned with the same incentives. But the model is broken as can be seen below. The standard game…

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SEIS investing – you may get an exit after you are dead

SEIS investing – you may get an exit after you are dead The UK government has created a great tax environment for people to invest and get huge tax relief on their investments, on entry and on exit. But several things have happened that mean you may get an exit after your death:) The reasons…

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US Gun Control Comedy Video

US Gun Control Comedy Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL8JEEt2RxI   Doug

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