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British Airways IT Meltdown - Lessons for Startups

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. I spent the past weekend dealing with the effects of the British Airways IT system failures (a very stressful end to an otherwise good holiday). Based ...

Robert Mollen
21 Jun

British Airways IT Meltdown - Lessons for Startups

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. I spent the past weekend dealing with the effects of the British Airways IT system failures (a very stressful end to an otherwise good holiday). Based ...

Robert Mollen
21 Jun

Why Early Stage Startups Fail -- Top Ten Reasons

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. It’s pretty presumptuous for a lawyer who has never been an entrepreneur to set out views as to why early stage (pre Series C) startups ...

Robert Mollen
08 Jun

Five Tips -- Choosing Startup Professional Advisors

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP I’m frequently asked by startups to recommend professionals in a variety of areas, including legal, tax, immigration, insurance, banking and employee services. Unfortunately, the question ...

Robert Mollen
25 May

Startup Pitch Decks: 7 Ways to Improve

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. I previously wrote a blog with tips on preparing a startup executive summary http://bit.ly/2omWnoO, so it was inevitable that I would also ...

Robert Mollen
16 May

How SafeToNet is Leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics and Deep Learning to Keeping Children Safe on Internet and Social Media

London – May 5, 2017 – There are over 83 million people on Facebook who are not who they say they are, according to Richard Pursey, CEO of UK-based SafeToNet (https://safetonet.com), one of the innovators featured on LEO, the innovation marketplace (www.leadingedgeonly....

Hayley Nast
08 May

Startup Executive Summaries -- Six Tips for Successful Investor Introductions

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. I’ve previously written about how to pitch to VC’s, particularly US VC’s. http://bit.ly/2oUTS14 However, the trick is getting introduced ...

Robert Mollen
02 May

What Entrepreneurs Need Instead of Coaching

Mike Herd, Executive Director, Sussex Innovation. Running an innovation centre, you’ll often hear the following words when you meet frustrated entrepreneurs: “I’ve worked with business coaches and consultants before, and it hasn’t made any difference to my ...

Leading Edge Only
20 Apr

What use is an Accelerator?

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. As innovation accelerators or incubators have proliferated, sceptics question whether they really deliver value. I mentor at over 20 accelerators and similar programs, so my view that ...

Robert Mollen
10 Apr

Four Early Stage Mistakes You Won’t Make Twice

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. One advantage enjoyed by serial entrepreneurs is that, having been there and done that, they have made (or seen) mistakes that they won’t make again.&...

Robert Mollen
07 Apr

Theresa May’s Long Awaited ‘Dear John’ Letter

So finally, the fuse was lit yesterday when Sir Tim Barrow personally handed European Council President Donald Tusk a letter confirming the UK’s desire to move on and away from the EU. LEO’s blog isn’t about politics ...

Hayley Nast
31 Mar

Theresa May’s Long Awaited ‘Dear John’ Letter

So finally, the fuse was lit yesterday when Sir Tim Barrow personally handed European Council President Donald Tusk a letter confirming the UK’s desire to move on and away from the EU. LEO’s blog isn’t about politics ...

Hayley Nast
31 Mar
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