Get your message right – for marketing, fundraising and strategy

Posted on July 11, 2012 | in Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur | by Richard

The two charming young people sitting opposite beamed with enthusiasm as they started to describe their new business to me. “We’re graphic design artists and web designers” they said as they handed me their brochure. Then, it got confusing. All I saw were lots of pictures of little squares, each filled with a capital letter […]

Selling a business: watch your back!

Posted on July 2, 2012 | in Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur | by Richard

It was depressing: the business was making continual losses. We’d tried everything we could think of, but nothing seemed to work. We’d made many mistakes and had an unfair share of bad luck. We reached a decision: find a buyer and sell it. It was fundamentally sound, so in the right hands it had to […]

What’s a successful personality?

Posted on June 25, 2012 | in Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur | by Richard

I am one of 11 children born in the outback of Australia. My father was an itinerant farm labourer so sometimes we were given accommodation and sometimes we stayed in a big tent. Strong as an ox, “Dad” was a good worker but also liked a drink. He was violent towards his wife and us […]

Richard awarded Honorary Doctorate of Laws from LSBU

Posted on June 22, 2012 | in Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur | by Richard

Richard – recently named as the University’s new Chancellor – received an Honorary Degree for his contribution to the UK technology sector and his passionate commitment to encouraging and promoting entrepreneurship. Read more on the London South Bank website.

Proximagen sold for up to $550m. Richard is a seed investor.

Posted on June 22, 2012 | in Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur | by Richard