Web 2.0 and the SME

Carbon co-founder Ian Pringle presented a seminar on Web 2.0 and the SME last night, exploring potential of the new web for small businesses. Ian did an amazing job of keeping the 30-strong audience engaged for almost an hour and followed with a lively Q&A session. You can find his slides and references here; also […]


Not only was I Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year in 2006, but I’ll be adorning the cover of the next issue of Wired – a special edition on my startup Carbon and some of our projects. If you’d like to also be featured in Wired, click here… Damn…April Fool’s was ten days ago 🙁

Leeds Met: Teaching New Media

I was invited to a workshop on Teaching New Media at my old university, Leeds Met, yesterday morning. Ben asked me to present a fifteen-minute talk on Carbon and what we’re doing to help regional startup culture; my presentation is below… I’d come prepared to talk about how industry and academia could collaborate on startup […]

Everything You Wanted To Know About Venture Capital

Index Ventures’ Ben Holmes presented a very useful guide to venture capital at last week’s Future Of Web Apps… I’m really liking Slideshare’s embedding feature…kinda like a YouTube for presentations. The web-based presenter space is starting to hot up, so I hope Rich still plans to work on presentto.us 🙂

At The Edge Of The World…

…for the next week, I’m in San Francisco, at the edge of the world, in a valley made of silicon teeming with some of humanity’s smartest people – my sixth trip to the city…it’s always exhilarating. This weekend I’ll be hanging out with friends and partners, plotting the future of Carbon; during the week I’ll […]