Steady monthly outgoings have been the bane of our existence since we all got a bit richer. Rent, mortgages and bills ensure we must work. The system demands that we work (a philosophical point for another time, perhaps). What has shifted over the past 10 years or so is the increase in the number of … Continue reading “We’re tired” – are monthly subscription services at breaking point?
During the writing of my last article (do check it out if you haven’t already - Rethinking how we eat), I took a moment’s pause to reflect on the burst of market activity so far in 2019. Beyond Meat is one of quite a few unicorns (private companies with a value of >$1bln) that have … Continue reading When mythical beasts go public – what a surge of IPOs in 2019 really means
Hi everyone, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus (or rather long one, last post Dec 2017!). My final posts documented the end of a previous journey and I’ve not been so inclined to blog about the current one. In hindsight I probably should have done, but I also didn’t have much urge to … Continue reading Rethinking how we eat
The technical part of fund building is shrouded in mystery, but the reality is with a bit of Googling, studying and perseverance it isn't that difficult. There are a few resources I found invaluable which I'll share in the relevant sections below. If you do go and build a fund, you'll need a lawyer anyway … Continue reading Starting a fund – part 2
I continue from last week looking at the ideas I explored and the lesson learnt over the course of the last 8 months. There are two broad areas to discuss - attempting a Venture Fund and working with startups. The first series of posts is about the former which will be a nice record for … Continue reading Starting a fund – part 1