Cardiff Life article, early 2013 (feat. LexAble interview)

One of my  monthly articles for Cardiff Life magazine. Here’s the PDF, for those that like that kind of thing. I’ve been involved with a few bits of business-related conflict recently. Thankfully nothing that warrants fisticuffs and firearms, but unpleasant emails were exchanged, threats of legal action were flung around like so much confetti, and […]

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Cardiff Life article, late 2012 (feat. Object Matrix)

I’ve still no idea which issue this come from. But here’s the PDF if you want it. I’m sat in the kitchen of a fellow entrepreneur discussing the difficulty of growth. We both have profitable businesses that each have turned over 6 figures in the few short years we’ve been going, but still need to […]

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Cardiff Life article, late 2012 (inc Timto interview)

I’ve completely lost track of which month this issue of Cardiff Life this article appeared in. Here’s the PDF, though, if you want to read it with pictures 😉 Last week I spent a morning on Treforest industrial estate. Not the most glamourous of locations to be at the onset of winter, but it was […]

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Cardiff Life column, late 2012

I’ve lost track of which month these last few columns of 2012 relate to, but it’s about November sometime. Full PDF etc here. As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, the process of seeking investment for Dizzyjam has taught me more about business in one year than I learned in the previous ten. Nothing makes you […]

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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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Shout louder

As published in Cardiff Life Magazine, August 2012 There were only two and a half Welsh businesses in the recently announced Startups.co.uk Top 100 for 2012. They were Veritas (translation services), A-Star Sports (developmental coaching for young children), and Rocktails (great frozen cocktails company who despite a company move to London are still produced in […]

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Why you should start seeking investment for your startup NOW!

My recent article as published in July’s Cardiff Life magazine. You can download the PDF to read in all its full technicolour glory here. – – – – – There appear to be only a very small handful of digital and tech companies in Cardiff actively seeking private investment. Mine just happens to be one […]

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Raising the profile of Cardiff as a startup city

I’ve recently been asked by Cardiff Life magazine to write a monthly column on startups in Cardiff. It’s a short look at what’s happening, what the future looks like for startups in Cardiff, and a very quick profile of a local startup. Comment if you’d like to be featured in a future issue. Anyway, here’s […]

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