• London,  Startup Index,  Startups

    More Mentorship: Springboard (Cambridge, UK)

    I’m happy to announce that I am now formally a mentor for Springboard, a mentorship-lead accelerator program for startups that is based in Cambridge, UK.  Springboard offers a 13 week program based on the campus of Cambridge University, helping entrepreneurs kickstart the creation of their companies. I am impressed by the accelerator’s track record, 50% of the companies who have entered the program have successfully gone on to raise funding.  I look forward to offering my hands on mentorship, support, and brutal honesty to many accelerator classes to come.  I’m honored to be included among this all star list of mentors, and cant wait to start meeting with team!  …

  • London,  Posts,  Startup Index,  Startups,  The Future

    Will Milo Yiannopoulos Shake Up European Startup Press?

      I can’t wait to see what this produces. The saucy and often controversial Milo Yiannopoulos, who I’ve heard some call Europe’s one-man Gawker media, just penned an a post declaring its time to fix European tech journalism, and also noted he will retire from writing the fluffy stuff he’s been producing lately in favor of more substantive pieces in the future. This echoes the sentiment of conversations ever since Michael Arrington left TechCrunch, and I think this emerging trend is about more than European media.  The conversation is about what changes need to happen when it comes to startups storytelling as a whole, particularly in places like London where…

  • London,  Startup Index,  Startups

    What’s Saving Europe’s Startups?

    Originally published as a guest post on TechCrunch Europe. I’ve been in London for only a short period but I’ve already met with dozens of people from the various corners of the local start-up scene. It’s clear the ingredients necessary to build a thriving startup community are in place. Sparks are flying as companies form, events take place every night, and the promise of what’s been dubbed ‘Tech City’ and the more original ‘Silicon Roundabout’ takes shape. Still, it’s clear few major European success stories have emerged in the past few years to compare with Skype’s $2.6 billion exit to Ebay in 2005, leaving many people asking if European startups…