by Simon Murdoch

This is advice for UK tech companies for 2020 and into 2021.

As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows (@smrdch), I am very negative about Brexit. For the last three and a half years I have hoped it wouldn’t happen but with the decisive election of the Johnson Tory government on 12th December 2019 Brexit is now certain…


It’s hard to think of a year in recent memory that begins in such an atmosphere of uncertainty as 2019. Brexit is almost upon us and yet, with the terms still being disputed, nobody really knows what it will actually look like. …


By Simon Murdoch

Emoov has gone into administration and the assets may be sold by the administrator soon so that existing property vendors and the staff may be ok — time will tell. Shareholders like Episode 1 have lost 100% of the money invested.

The demise of online estate agency…


By Simon Murdoch

Great minds think alike…

When founders share the same vision, ambition and dedication for a great business idea, the sky is the limit. The flip side is that when founders are at war, their business will be lucky to survive no matter how great the idea.

Investors in early stage businesses have few certainties…


In its acquisition by Apple which closed on the 24th September, it could be said that Shazam has found its spiritual home. The move was announced last December but finally got the all-clear from EU antitrust regulators last week after fears were raised that the deal could harm European competitors…


Companies only go bust when they run out of cash.

That might seem like the most obvious statement in the world, but it can also serve as a mantra for founders to focus their minds on how to avoid it happening to them.

All founders will have built a financial…

Simon Murdoch

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