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Our agenzy HelloGroup (well it mostly Jacob Langemark, Kenner and THE KILLER AMAZING STAFF) is exploding in size AND QUALITY. I’m so fucki.. proud to be part of it and have it as a company who can service my investments.
– dropped by – and we instantly chose to put 1,5mioDKR on red ;) – I like Mikkel so much – he is REAL – HONEST and NO BULLSHIT . Also oftenly impossible to work with – but its getting BETTER BETTER – and he is becomming a PLAYMAKER in the Venture world – so cool to see him using other peoples talent and just kicking him self in on 10% – instaed of his normal 130% Mikkel – which is GOOD – but pretty hard for him to maintain 130% involvement level ;)
– one of my most mind-blowing project and in a sector where I’m blank. I must say that my breakfast meetings with Gunner Smari (CEO) are second to none – the guy teach me so much and is so wise and dares to talk without being bullshit… Doing a real FULLBLOW TAKE on the establish Newspapers in Demark is so ENDLESSLY DIFFICULT and CHALLENGING. First of all the 250years old established papers are like parent – so one feel a bit guilty to challenge and probably kill one or two of them – but thats life (with out cigarettes and alcohol the last 3 months) and nerves seems to respond with sending 10-20% signal to my brain – normal level is 1-2%. When Politikken/JP is now obviously running dry on cash in 2years (if they don’t change strategy) and SøndagsAvisen lost 33% of its market-cap Friday by adjusting profit down AGAIN – now from 110mio to 20mioDKR…
I feel a whole new kind of optimism in Denmark – and was very happy to see a couple of stories in the press stating the “Janteloven” (an Idea Danes have about “you are not allowed to think you are something special”) is dead… Well I never met Janteloven – only when Ive been too cocky or showing of – and my mum, Mik, Hlin, Lasse or real friends have told me to adjust my imprialistisk small dick attitude…
Andrej, Slovenia + Ester Dyson
We (I always say We about my business – nd now WE = Rasmus and I) went to Ljubljana Tusday for an amazing mini Seminar – around something I believe can be the biggest media and content network in Eastern Europe. Andrej and Team had book a stellaer place (very OLD SCHOOL CIMMUNISTIC – but updated to new) and we talked for 20hours straight – only interupted by Absint and Ester Dysons MANY INTERESTING STORIES ABOUT HEAR WACKED INVESTMENTS IN SPACE STUFF. Before spending a day with Ester I was no fan (actually oppersite) – but I really REALLY enjoyd a lot and learned from her. Wise LADY – and again HONEST and NO BS – straight to the bone
India + Lund XY (new collection)
We are talking to a very VERY cool company in India who have amazing numbers and A CEO AS COOL AS Clooney mixed with Clinton (does not have the all the looks but he is GOOD). We will go in and do something like an Investment Bank deal – and help IPOing. I feel a bit new to this – but know we can do it.
Etre 07 Budapest
I love tha conference – its amassing to be around likeminded people – and see so many startups and so much capital fly around. WOW is all I can say. Most spectacular is that every year i meet 3-4 new venture funds with 1 to 2bio$ its fun. This year Zyb and Orolix – where very cool – and I was VERY PROUD to have a Super private dinner – with Tim Draper and Wife Melissa, Lukasz Wejchert (Onet), J Meyer, Nagib, Tommy, Martijn….
Zecco.com one year
The killer team around Zecco and the amazing invetrors (All Dutch) – have done something I could not even have imagined… And now it 1y – BIT CONGRATS
New business card
As always trying to be mysef (and shamelessly attention-grabbing) we had new business-cards made for Etre – and it goes without saying that I made a 100% embarrassing spelling mistake
November 2005 – I had the pleasure of being in Delhi – with Soren Kenner, Martin S and Mads – we had a treatment that I have seldomly tried by the Indian Musketeers: Bundeep, Rishi and Manish – who wanted to start an Advisory and M&A Consulting boutique. I did not really understnd what they wanted to do – but India was cool – and they are ÜberCool nd Nice and have obviuos extremly high moral and etichs. So it was easy – to choose to invest some money into their Induswiev idea. And as always – with rally good people – their fiscal year end report shows very nice numbers. And their references must make everyone impressed – plus they have a pipeline of clients that looks like a basket of diamonds ;) ost impressing is their productivity – the newsletter and India review is steller – see www.theindusview.com
Dear Rishi, Manish and Bundeep – thank you so much for letting me tap into this exploding market with THE VERY BEST PEOPLE = YOU GUYS !!
Dear Highly valued Readrs: If you need anything in India – og have any business to do – just ping these guys.
Well its never been a big secret – but I really support this new fund. Im a big fan of Bundeep and Rishi ! Latest Red Herring article is good good
Suddenly I understood that US is using 3bio$ a day (on wars and cashback deals on cars) – and that 45% of the money comes from issuing bonds to China and Japan. That must become a fu….. big poblem over time. Specially if the whole american idea of building a country on intelectual property(patents, entertainment, software…) fails. (But no wonder they throw a 100mio$ now and then to enforce intelectual property into countries like India and Brazil).
Why the f… do i think about stuff like this – well maybe Im getting old.