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Mentoring startups to the sounds of Crystal Castles. Favourite designer : @haleymclane

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Joined Twitter 7/10/07


A beautiful piece on depression - as viewed by the son - https://t.co/KE8AOSvGkW @semil @shaig @TZhongg All of this looks like reasonable pricing tbh @shak @ediggs The epitomy of sadAmazing thread all you brexiters... https://t.co/NxdReOUHjLReminder: More people died in the Las Vegas shooting than in UK terror attacks this decade. https://t.co/4BJrORaHrz
Retweeted by Fred Destin @ShaulDavidUK @Amirmizroch That’s BTC @DeanForbes 😂Boston's pitch to Amazon. And it's AWESOME. https://t.co/J9XtdvE0al Well done, @marty_walsh & co.
Retweeted by Fred DestinNice! https://t.co/CzHTOW4fHQ.@balderton leveraging its (superb) real estate as an EIR platform. Repeat founders only. https://t.co/xaPXCTsSlZExits are hard. Great exits are *very* hard. Well done @flybridge and team @MongoDB. https://t.co/VbbUyWZ21SReally interesting article on emotional intelligence / granularity and our view of how emotions are formed (via… https://t.co/vdcTvd4T2MGreat, balanced response. https://t.co/vYlwKwPSLEDelivery consolidation continues - London’s postmates-lookalike @jinnapp ruins out of juice after a 5 year run - https://t.co/IDPoOrSQLp
10/20
2017
@sohear Seed round that has really super people in it.
10/19
2017
ICYMI: @AFP covers The Collective as "a project that is a response to the urban housing crisis." https://t.co/mlJiq9knMF
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10/18
2017
It’s an insult to everyone to even consider #NoDealBrexit is any form of strategy - starting with the Brexiters… https://t.co/noEzwEJ3Vs @IanHathaway @lesamitchell I think I read this as “be supportive, don’t feel the need to be so involved” which most… https://t.co/Kouc3TtTuyHe said it not me :-). ICOs: ”Probably 97% of them are garbage and that's a problem the industry needs to clean up" https://t.co/1WJ53THpqX
10/17
2017
Large vote discrepancies between number of voters and votes in Wisconsin precincts... thread. https://t.co/n3bHvGp6k0 @frplante @blusie @dhh Regardless of your politics we should be able to agree that having a well functioning brain,… https://t.co/lqW81icBM7 @MayaPlentz Wrong thinking IMHO - need to think Geneva + Lausanne / EPFL and look to strength of the overall region to create a great hubThat’s cool from @draperesprit https://t.co/lleGCbboId @lisafleisher @JamesLiamCook Nice sharkFirst question in an interview w/ French president Macon. Compare and contrast to the sitting American president 🤣 https://t.co/ZghPAtytgB
Retweeted by Fred Destin @SantanderCycles team please fix your data services - top often slow or unable to connect
10/16
2017
Dude is my hero. https://t.co/O8wvcOrBWNBoom. A phenomenal must read from @alexismadrigal @TheAtlantic on “facebook and democracy”. I’d never blame the pl… https://t.co/hLN7ANixWcUnder pressure : @gabrielsherman at @VanityFair reports that guy with finger on nuclear arsenal is “unraveling” https://t.co/nN0hY4o7mYRemember @mosseri using the phrase “be data informed not data driven” - this overview of the facebook feed personal… https://t.co/Gt6XKocu0X @mr_james_c @sohear Also : Look at OnTheMarket as a well funded cooperative with stakeholders engaged and how littl… https://t.co/LpeSnEddWo @sohear All you need to do is regulate down the platform profit share that Uber takes - like a utility. @sohear Maybe everyone is *somewhat* underestimating the difficulty in building a product like this at scale. @parkparadigm @richardtitus @The_Tom_Howard Some really exciting possibilities like offering secondary liquidity to… https://t.co/K4A3Bue2n0 @parkparadigm @richardtitus @The_Tom_Howard Right :-) On closed funds with long investment periods - cant avoid lot… https://t.co/ouzo5DRM05One perfect line to summarize ICO’s : “the path to progress is marked by great smoking holes in the ground” - https://t.co/s0oDOh9zKEHyperbole and cynicism to help you form a view on “the gold standard” @BaseCoin project : https://t.co/trS0GWsDKJ + https://t.co/dVaSMx6w0C @richardtitus @The_Tom_Howard How do they plan to manage capital calls ? Looks like all capital is release upfront… https://t.co/7ns0eeOCpcSuperb by @angushervey on permission vs open blockchains, adoption and scaling issues and ultimately, ideology - https://t.co/kAzHsEfCDEKudos! Takes a special genius to hurt consumers, insurers & taxpayers in a single move. Kind of like when you lost… https://t.co/BIUiKiQney
Retweeted by Fred DestinAdult diapers outsell baby diapers in Japan. https://t.co/z7wmQwO4F6
10/15
2017
So much goodness here, from @fdestin. Add: structure financing for the long run. Trustworthy VCs can really help. https://t.co/JWPV8yTFI5
Retweeted by Fred DestinThis is the best video on the Internet 😂😂 https://t.co/6EUpweYH0i
Retweeted by Fred Destin @dougall Fair ;-)Perfect summary from @fdestin https://t.co/6pn1EKkuAV
Retweeted by Fred Destin @jab For sure 🇨🇳Today’s status, choppin’ it up podcast-style w/ @HarryStebbings (AM) & @nchirls (PM). These episodes will be ⚡️💥 https://t.co/d1BJGwV0bo
Retweeted by Fred Destin @runvc I feel you
10/14
2017
@staringispolite @andreasklinger @DB_b2b Good thinking but not at all - hands on has many negative implications fro… https://t.co/XHW7sU4Tu5 @leepnet @semil @m2jr Exactement. @thomasrorystone @andreasklinger @DB_b2b Good advice. @thomasrorystone @andreasklinger @DB_b2b And on the graph specifically - what’s interesting is the gap between what… https://t.co/3hcb2hGByw @thomasrorystone @andreasklinger @DB_b2b Agreed. Reality. Means much more than simply don’t be an arsehole when a… https://t.co/BNBvxYlNMdUtterly shocking. Behind all the politically correct language about race in America, there’s this. What a reality… https://t.co/vfMb1wkUlR @aaronwhite Dude. White. @infoarbitrage @mcgd @twentyminutevc Sharing is caring and all that - I’m with Rog FWIW + it’s good for the enviro… https://t.co/d0k7cUn1Ke @msuster Oh I believe you (and been there).Huh, if you don’t know the difference between bookings and revenue that means you don’t understand cash ... which i… https://t.co/kcXl8qi4ExWhat #startup #founders really want versus what #vc offers besides $$ (cue: not #hashtags @gaberivera 😂) - https://t.co/lrHp2iNFLnPhenomenal piece here from @fdestin on what #startup #founder want from their #vc must read for sure! https://t.co/uJKRf0lIJK
Retweeted by Fred DestinAn undeserving heroine (and a photographer detained for bearing witness). Shame on her. https://t.co/2vsf0UP9vz @AlmostMedia @ganeumann Well it’s our trade so we think about it a lot...
10/13
2017
A great post https://t.co/kB4CCafwDlGreat post from @fdestin about what Entrepreneurs want from VCs (vs what VCs are selling) https://t.co/5p60ZDoSv7
Retweeted by Fred DestinYou *really* need to be there when the best in the business share their playbook. Tix go up November 1st!… https://t.co/lNKhr49a6I
Retweeted by Fred DestinLeadership and governance - sensitive yet beautifully conveyed by @Sarah Tavel https://t.co/3PB4j5CXACHey, #VC world, remember in like 05 when we used to talk about a "capital gap" in the seed stage? How quaint and distant that seems #OpenLP
Retweeted by Fred DestinLet’s give it a few days but that looks like a pretty cautiously priced IPO… https://t.co/LD7g1fW63fWhat founders really want from VCs - my latest post - https://t.co/lrHp2iNFLn @DeanForbes Never mastered it.
10/12
2017
New Oxford University facility aimed at developing entrepreneurial skills launched by Apple CEO @tim_cook https://t.co/mjbwpIzerM
Retweeted by Fred Destin @SeanLightbown @markscott82 @Sam_L_Shead Really confusing - merged mytaxi with Hailo - what’s going on ?Adding my favourites: patience, courage, consistency. https://t.co/qVF094LMYHThe must attend for all you SaaS lovers, now with party crawl attached. Oh, and 😂 https://t.co/CjXcHrdswm https://t.co/WCG7BtcF3r100%. Talk to your users. https://t.co/PneKZCTqFa
10/11
2017
@madhumita29 I read it as the worst possible disingenuous passive aggressive backlash frankly @edabs @sohear I can never remember plants. Or wine. I’m in. @azizmorsly Initial investors say owned 20-30 percent - made 85-130 so 7-11x @azizmorsly It’s a really interesting strategy piece but to neglect talking about capital efficiency and phrase it… https://t.co/9il1V2dEIB
10/10
2017

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