Where is your startups Normandy?

The vision wasn't Normandy. The vision was Berlin. It's the same with startups. Your vision is bigger than any beach in Northern France. Your vision is to disrupt the whole world and change history. Your vision is BIG. Many a driven entrepreneur, rather than take the ordinary path, is blinded by their vision, and carves … Continue reading Where is your startups Normandy?

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Why isn’t this Google Ad in the Irish papers?

Congrats to our alumni Vol Pigrukh and the whole team at Profitero on building one of the most exciting and successful startups in Ireland. In particular congrats on; Winning IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Winning IBM Smartcamp London 2011 Being selected as Dogpatch Labs resident 2011 Winning Seedcamp 2010 (first Irish company to … Continue reading Why isn’t this Google Ad in the Irish papers?

Should we raise a small or large seed round? A Funding Scenario

I recently caught up with a buddy who is setting out on a new venture. We quickly got talking about his new project and the 2 seed funding scenarios they are considering. She/He is based in the US, has founded and sold companies before, and is about to go again with their new venture. This discussion … Continue reading Should we raise a small or large seed round? A Funding Scenario

My talk at the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbYWQA72zE8 I was invited to talk and give a demo at a recent NY Enterprise Technology Meetup Event. In this talk I give an introduction to Datahug and a demo of how we solve 'Who knows Who' and what I call 'micro' networking events. The talk is very light on slides and includes a demo … Continue reading My talk at the NY Enterprise Technology Meetup

Don’t forget the 3C’s when fundraising for your startup.

Corporate Lawyers, Corporate Development teams and Competitors are often overlooked or avoided by first time fund raisers. I think this is a mistake as I’ve won customers, raised money, developed partnerships and understood my market better by engaging these cohorts as part of my fundraising activities. Corporate Lawyers Every technology investment deal usually has at … Continue reading Don’t forget the 3C’s when fundraising for your startup.

An introduction to the Dublin Startup Ecosystem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItdjBdt8jw8 This was from my recent talk at the 2013 Startup Grind Conference which was titled 'Build a Silicon Valley Company Outside Of Silicon Valley' and was under the wider theme of 'Overcoming A Startup Weak-O-System' which had Brad Feld as the Key Topic Speaker. You can access the slides here http://www.slideshare.net/maurindi/murphy-dublin-ecosystem

How to get the most from your next ‘Startup Advice’ themed coffee

I've learnt a lot (and still have a tonne to learn) since founding my first Startup. I've been lucky enough to have met several great founders, mentors and advisers along the way. Most of these meetings have been over coffee, beer, dinner and even once in a gents toilet (!). Therefore I'm always happy to … Continue reading How to get the most from your next ‘Startup Advice’ themed coffee