An outsider’s view of the startup scene in Cardiff

As first published in the October issue of Cardiff Life: A few months ago I had a brief exchange of tweets with Roxanne Varza, a startup journalist for TechCrunch, who has spent a lot of time in Silicon Valley and London’s own startup district, Silicon Roundabout. One of the first tweets I received on telling […]

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Rich guys and nerds

As first published in Cardiff Life magazine in September 2012. I was recently re-reading Paul Graham’s 2006 essay “How To Be Silicon Valley”. It discusses whether it’s feasible to reproduce the success of San Francisco’s incredible hotbed of startup activity, or whether the circumstances that led to it are just far too unique for it […]

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Ignite Cardiff #9

As many you will no doubt know, last night was the last Ignite Cardiff that Claire and I will be running. It’s been a brilliant three or four years, but we needed to hand it on to someone who will give it the time and energy that we no longer can. Anyway, just so I […]

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