Notes from the Centre of the Universe

About a month ago, we set up the New York office of Crayon, the big data startup that I’ve co-founded. I was wading through a mass of summer tourists at Times Square, to get to my office on Broadway & 48th. Right up ahead of me were a bunch of European teenagers. A tall guy in the group turns around to the others and announces loudly, “This is Times Square,…

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Irish flair + start-up energy, fuels the Web Summit

Jottings from the Web Summit (November 4-6, Dublin) Four of us from Crayon Data attended the Web Summit for the first time this year. Unsure of what to expect when we went in, it proved to be an unforgettable experience – here are some perspectives. A watering hole for entrepreneurs, a Davos for start-ups. A pub crawl. How else would you expect an event in Ireland to start? As we…

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