Designers & Researchers – Your Time Is Now !!!


Im Changing Direction – Again

Tradeshift and Everbread are now running on their own – I don’t have to be there every day. And I see 10 amazing start ups every month – I can’t stop myself anymore – I need to kick a lot of these guys in their bud – and help them to become global and successful. (PLEASE RT THIS TO DESIGN COMMUNITIES).

I’m loosing it – in Design Talent

I’m getting old – and I have lost my touch with the design community and the hackers – who are doing consulting –

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17.000.000$ into Tradeshift

Today I Feel Lucky

If you have been following me closely, you would have seen some crazy shit come out of Tradeshift. Instant Payments, SHIT HOT customer wins, Tradeshift App Store and now an IMPRESSIVE investment round. The secured $17 million – valuing them at $137m, making this one of the largest investment in a Euoropean tech startup this year!!

The investment is led by ru-Net and Kite Ventures.

Tradeshift will use the investment to accelerate their already AWESOME product development, sales & expand the company into North America (watch out competitors –  » Read on: 17.000.000$ into Tradeshift  »

Sometimes Right = Tradeshift

Sometimes:- You just know when something is RIGHT
You find the right PEOPLE
– You have the right STRATEGY
– You have the right INVESTORS (and enough$)
– You get the BUSINESS MODEL right!!

Tradeshift is one of those companies you only see very very “sometimes”: And now finally we told the world about it the real deal: Tradeshift Instant Payment

With Tradeshift – its really hard not to smile as a chairman. Founders are off course kick ass – but I must say that Im nearly more impressed by the people they have managed to hire.

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I Have To Get It Out (in Danish sorry)

The Danes are the luckiest people in the world. But even in paradise the world occasionally changes faster then the Eden Gardeners Inc can restructure the flower fields. Im sorry to put this out in Danish – but its national matter :)

Venture Capital i Velfærdsland

– ja det er jo åbenbart en selvmodsigelse. For vi har ikke ret mange mennesker i dette land som virkelig har prøvet og mærket hvad Venture Kapital er.

Jeg er meget inspireret/uinspireret af Børsens skriverier om Statens Vækstpakke og David Trads artikel idag i Berlingske (om USAs foundere der geninvesterer).

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MY TAKE ON GOOGLE+

Is it like Google

(the service you know – that made the web worth using after ALTAVISTAs poor poor take),
– its shit simple (se my profile here)
– shit effective and looks/feels KILLER NICE & EASY (when you get it)?
– It’s like Google, but with faces and its your second chance to get your social network and HOW to share with WHO – right.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

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A Real Hero – Bill Gross

Morten Lund speaking

Business Philosophy Secret

I have lots a secrets business wise. A very important one is the usage of heroes. Well – my narcissistic self has been very open about Bransson and Clinton as heroes – but the lower level hero’s has never been something I have been unveiling. (comming back to that)

Speed Speed Speed

Mostly because I find it to be a very useful way to stay just a littlebit ahead in the HighSpeedTurboCrytonite-online business world. Things are moving faster then ever in history. Yesterday I watched some TV from 1970 –

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Why i love THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

The Strategy - not

Here are some personal notes – just to make sure that you know how my mind works –  before getting the full understanding of the last mile of this amazing and huge industry : Travel

Every Back-End Technology (and Philosophy) is +30Y Old

For the sake of argument, we can pretend that all the systems to support flights, tickets reservations and bookings were born (at the conceptual level) on April 6, 1926 when United Airlines was formed. The date when mail, passengers and cargo really started functioning in an organized manner through flights being attached to schedules.

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iPhone on Docomo land

(I’m a late adopter!!)

When I arived here ot Japan – they where VERY kind to lend me an iPhone. AND WHOLLY COW – im 100% blown away.

It’s the best thing after kids, food and sex.

With Gmail – i was 100% synced up in 45sec – contacts, calender and mail – and facebook and twitter (twitteriffic blows my mind)- BANG BANG BANG. I would never have imagined that technology and hardware could melt together in one hazzlefree unit. WOW. WOW. Im so sad to let my blackberry know that it’s dead –

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Wamba – 3rd biggest… Looking like a billion (EUR) ;)

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3 rd larget social network in Spanish speaking worldEnrique whos is running this show – is just stellar – and I cant wait to se what will happen after the whole thing has been shaped up and given the look of a supermodel with a usability gurus touch ;) – we are now getting offers to sell and I cant wait to what will happen the next 3 monhs….

See alexa – wow –

PS. sorry for being such a lazy ass on posting –

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I Never Worked For Me (Board = Bored)

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A Record Label for Board Members or Maybe lets call it and Activist Commitment Agency:

Making a 360 board activist

concept for companies with

8-20 world class international

board members in a record label

like setup.

Full serviced and managed.

During my busniess life – i have never been in a board or close to a board that really worked and moved the business and supported the business to really win/perform/change… Off course its mainly because Im personally so unfocused and low on attention span and bad at details –

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I Love This Video Geek Comedy

See http://d5.allthingsd.com/ Bill and Steve about Bill and Steve

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A GOOOD WEEK

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Monday I went with Hlin to Paris (Costes Hotel is just nice) – its just impossible not to be in love in Paris. We had amassing weather and where perfectly neglected by any waiter and service person in our way – and I still find it charming.

Quite some phone calls – on a trade sale of a company I’m doing
Good meeting with startup Trigami.com – where I will probably put in some money
Lots of sms with Loic – and Alain R
More trade sale activity
Lots of thinking about Orolix –

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Apollo – wow (sorry to be late)

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I just understood (a bit of) http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/apollo/
sorry to be so late :)

Im sometimes sorry not to be a techie – then I could play with this without having to bribe friends. Im looking at a interesting company now – and to really undferstand it – my friend Erik Xyz (he does not like references) is doing some due diligence – a therefor send me this Adobe Apollo Demo Video – and this from good old Lynda

My friend Allan Pichler did already start mumbling about this 6 months ago –

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God Stuff

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Red Herring 100 in Cannes was good. The program is – VERY AVERAGE – some moderators are very good and actually involved and you have to give credits to Red Herring for A) giving away a price that costs 2000€ to pick up ;) B) Asking 40 VCs to pay 2000€ to debate in panels ;)

When that is said – I have to admit that I love those conferences. I would have had to travel to Sofia, Berlin, Zurich, London, Paris… to have had the meetings I had in 48hours. Most interestesting is www.smeet.de ,

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Farecompare – on NBC Tonight

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I have never seen an advertorial on travel done so well – and then by NBC in primetime ;). This is one of my best ventures!!

Its ll about luck!

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I Love Twitter & Adore Evan

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I simply love – www.twitter.com  and everything around it. First of all that its SO ENDLESSLY SIMPLE – a brainer. Secondly that its done by the most powerful guys in the webspace – Evan and Obvious and Friends. Theyare winning all prices and awards this year and Im simply addicted. Looking forward to see the business model – but dont e worried – the service will survive – (Evan got a good deal when he sold Bloggger to Google – and any VC will give their left ball to get in now).

To be very hornest –

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My New Favorite Host

This guys has it – hope he is not fake.

See more here
Remember to see his tribute to my love Whitney Huston and his tribute to Youtube :)

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The Big Plan

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Im thinking a lot about what the Big Plan is – when you are involved with 50-60 ventures. And it looks more and more like having something to do with revenue…

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Reboot 9

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The best technology event in the world – is now ready for 9.0 – come to Copenhagen – and give yourself the pleasure of NOT UNDERSTANDING EVERYTHING – and bump into people you dont met in other fancy smancy conferences. This is real. And a product of Denmarks Mr. Visionary – Thomas Madsen Mygdal

The best thing about Reboot is – that some people DONT LIKE IT – only in Danish

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Whats txt – digital – html- people

think about it :)

Link via Mik

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