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Other views on Venture Capital

Hank Williams on “Why does everything suck” writes: “VCs generally don’t add that much value beyond cash. They will try to say otherwise. Unless they are famous for adding such value (check Google) they are probably lying. Aside from the fact that they are probably incapable of adding much value, even if they could, VCs […]

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Machine Learning and Your Venture

(This post was originally sent out to the Digital Circle Mailing List on 26th November but is included here for completeness). Timely to have this in the week of AICon – the inaugural convention on artificial intelligence and machine learning in Northern Ireland. But it’s too late to get a ticket as it’s completely sold […]

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Innovation and Outreach Funding

Last week, the Department of Finance opened a £30,000 Innovation and Outreach Fund to encourage the use of open data. This fund has been launched to promote the innovative use of open data and to engage the public sector in promoting the Open Data NI Portal as a data source, which are key objectives of […]

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Startups need….

I’ve been ruminating this blog post over the weekend and then an article on Techcrunch just spurred me to put the thoughts into electrons. I’ve been guilty of using the words “startups need” many times. There’s always something they need whether it is access to better talent, better markets, better funding alternatives. A startup is […]

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