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Nick Halstead DataSift Cognitive Match Doing it all Again BoS2016

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Nick discusses some of the things that he has learned at DataSift he is applying to his new startup, from deciding when to take money, the good and bad of relying on large partners, dealing with organisational change in a high growth business and coping with the everyday stresses and strains of running a business in hyper-growth mode as a first time founder with a young family.

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Nick Halstead DataSift Cognitive Match Doing it all Again BoS2016

  1. 1. LONDON SAN FRANCISCO READING NEW YORK UR STORY is THE evolution of social Data 123tweets STORY OF DATASIFT + DOING IT ALL AGAIN NICK HALSTEAD presents www.BusinessofSoftware.org
  2. 2. “YOU DISAGREE WITH EVERYTHING EVERYONE ELSE SAYS”, (what my wife said) HOW IT ALL BEGAN
  3. 3. THE BEGINNING (2008)
  4. 4. LONDON NETWORKING
  5. 5. LEARNING TO TELL A STORY
  6. 6. ANGEL INVESTORS 101 SMART PEOPLE PEOPLE WITH MONEY PEOPLE WHO DONT INTERFERE DOESN'T EXIST
  7. 7. TWEETMEME
  8. 8. WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING HAVE IN COMMON?
  9. 9. ROBERT SCOBLE GUY KAWASAKI HERMANN HAUSER
  10. 10. BATTLE OF THE BUTTONS
  11. 11. BEING FIRST
  12. 12. BUTTONS SOLD TO TWITTER
  13. 13. DATASIFT
  14. 14. SMART PEOPLE RAISINGVENTURE CAPITAL PEOPLE YOU KNOW PEOPLE WITH LOTS OF MONEY
  15. 15. CEO CTO
  16. 16. THE GOOD …
  17. 17. THE BAD …
  18. 18. AND THE CRAZY …
  19. 19. CTO CEO
  20. 20. DOING IT ALL AGAIN (WITH LESS MISTAKES?)
  21. 21. HIRING THE BEST
  22. 22. RAISING CAPITAL THINGS TO AVOID
  23. 23. LEARNING DILUTION see http://bit.ly/1TEKd1U STATE OF TYPICAL COMPANY AFTER SERIES ‘C’ STARTING NUMBER OF CO-FOUNDERS HAS THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON HOW MUCH YOU EXIT WITH
  24. 24. GOING THE EXTRA MILE
  25. 25. STORY STORY STORY
  26. 26. COGNITIVE LOGIC facebook.com/nickhalstead linkedin.com/in/nickhalstead cognitivelogic.com

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