Richard appointed chancellor of London South Bank University

Posted on May 3, 2012 | in Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur | by Richard

As the ceremonial head of the university, he will perform a range of duties including awarding degrees at graduation ceremonies and serving as an ambassador for LSBU. Read the full article

British ingenuity, money, patents and patience

Posted on April 30, 2012 | in Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur | by Richard

Richard Marsden describes his meeting with University of Southampton scientists in 2003 as one of the most memorable moments of his life. That very meeting, about a potential new medicine, could prove pivotal to the health of millions of people. If Richard hadn’t been there, the idea may never have been developed. The discussion was […]

An expensive lesson

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

When Pat Cash won Wimbledon in 1987, he was asked how it could be improved. “I guess they could hold it in summer” he replied with classic Aussie irreverence.  So when we met years later, I knew we’d get on well, and I ran my new idea past him: a website to sell high quality […]

Just an uninspiring idea worth $500 million

Posted on April 18, 2012 | in Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur | by Richard

I think I was with friends having a coffee when one of them, Natalie Massenet, casually asked me to back her new idea, Net-A-Porter.com, an haute couture website with access to the top labels. It was early 2000 and the tech-boom was raging. Valuations were sky high and every man (or woman) and his dog […]

Working on a new book “Confessions Of A Serial Entrepreneur”, excerpts are printed Mondays in CityAm

Posted on April 6, 2012 | in Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur | by Richard

Richard has started writing a new book, “Confessions Of A Serial Entrepreneur”. Excerpts are being printed Mondays in CityAM, and appear here as a weekly blog post.