Is Crowdfunding becoming a Ponzi system?

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I’ve been meeting more and more companies attempting to raise significant sums using Crowdfunding sites. The principle of Crowdfunding is brilliant and has evolved the investment community, enabling anybody to take small positions in exciting startup businesses. This in turn has helped created a vibrant startup ecosphere. However,  the crowdfunding platform is a competitive industry […]

Sometimes, Both Sides are Right

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Our culture is based around brands and protecting IP and patents. We firmly believe, in our culture, that patents, trademarks and IP should protect the holder, even if the practicalities behind it are less than perfect. Yet culturally, China is at complete odds to our protectionist systems. They believe in sharing IP and collaboration. Brands […]

Startup Slang

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For any readers interested in this series of blogs, I thought I would compile a list of terms used along with explanations. I try as much as possible to avoid using jargon, but just in case I have strayed to the dark side:   Bootstrap – Enough money and facilities to get started Seed – […]

#BREXIT and I

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So, hype and agenda’s aside, here’s what I’ve learned about the EU and the debate. Brussels is a massive European parliament that we are currently a member of. They pass laws that either enter directly into our statute books or indirectly through our parliament on an almost daily basis. However those laws are almost entirely related […]

Gaia, AI and Robots

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Are we approaching a singularity and if so what form will that take. {N.B. Singularity is defined as the moment when general artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence. The current median estimate from the combined academic community is the year 2040} While nobody knows any answers to these questions, general assumptions are that Artificial Intelligence […]