Posted Leave a commentPosted in About me

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 […]

More BT Broadband Woes

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Customer Service, Technical

So my phone line and therefore broadband have gone down again. For the full hilarious history, see my previous Blog post:  http://mikehardcastle.com/wp/2015/05/01/bt-are-not-the-most-up-to-date-company/ The phone line works, but has so much noise that you cannot hear anything above the crackling, so the broadband is intermittent. If somebody phones the landline, the broadband goes off for hours at a […]

£5M is the new £3M

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Investing, Mentoring

I’ve dedicated a lot of articles to valuation and explained in great detail why your startup isn’t worth £1M. A few months ago I met a startup who crashed the ceiling with a self valuation of £3M. Yesterday, however, we hit the stars with a startup self valuing at £5M. Now this company does have […]

Apple vs. the FBI

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So I’ve been intrigued by this news story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35594245 On the face of it, Apple “could” write a backdoor to access a known killers iPhone, however with this backdoor software they would have the capabilities to access any phone in their possession. So I don’t understand Apple’s problem. The US (and other authorities) have exceeded […]