• Unicorns, Zombies and the Unborn

    I have had the pleasure of speaking to several gatherings this summer. One at Startup Iceland, one at Bitspiration in Warsaw, Poland and a few others. Here is one of the talks. Startup Iceland

  • How much seed can one bird take 😉

  • Chat Center rebrands and moves to SaaS

    Chat.Center Announcements Palo Alto, 13 April 2015 For Immediate release (Summary) –Chat.Center is now a full SaaS platform, developers and web site owners can integrate it into their apps and service. There are now 3 methods of integration – simple URL, “Click to Chat” Button and Widget. Live examples at –The Chat.Center web site…

  • Chat Center Upgrades to SAAS – Version 2 now in App store

    In an email to users the company said: Today we made  a major update of the app and all our other systems. Until you install the new version your app will not work. Please go to the app store on your IOS device and update the app. We now charge all new Chat Center users…

  • Weendy becomes Sunshine and raises $1.7m seed round

    Congratulations to portfolio company Weendy. Katerina Stroponiati and Yiannis Varelas’ startup now counts AOL, Great Oaks, Winklevoss Capital, BBG Ventures and Morado Venture Partners among its investor base. At the same time Weendy has re-branded to The Sunshine Company (or just plain Sunshine) and is working to launch a major new product.

  • GTar creators launch new product – Keys.

    Congratulations to Idan Beck and Incident Technologies – they now have a new product to join the Gtar. Keys is a modular wireless and midi Keyboard. It is ingenious in function and a thing of beauty. The product launched an indiegogo campaign and reached its target within a few hours.

  • Quixey raises $60m at a $600m valuation

    Congratulations to one of our portfolio companies – Quixey. The company confirmed reports that it had raised $60m at a valuation of $600m, with Alibaba and Softbank amongst the investors in the round.

  • Chat Center launches

    Chat Center launches

  • Downtown launches in Palo Alto

    With today’s launch of Downtown, Palo Alto residents will be able to purchase goods from a curated list of high quality local stores. Their purchases can be delivered for free or picked up the same day. Local shopping can be frustrating and time consuming. Avoiding the travel and the point of sale has been a…

  • Chance by – new version goes live.

    Chance by – new version goes live.

    Chance by is the first app to be produced by the new ( 2014 Inc). After a successful launch on 1 January the app has had tens of thousands of downloads, has a highly engaged user base with average session times above 15 minutes, and is truly global, having established users in more…

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