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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Look – It Failed – What Did I Say

The “What did I Say” pessimists

Avoid lazy negative pessimists in startups.

Im having a blast these days. Its too good to be true – life simply has played the best of all tricks on me. Now that Tradeshift is showing traction – and now that it looks like I will be part of something really disrupting again. A lot of the people who have been: “What did I say – you fucked up” – are starting next wave: “Bravo – Tradeshift is impressive – Will but will it ever make money???

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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.

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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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What Investor To Take

think it over

I get the question all the time:

What kind of investor should we take..

Well its really hard to say – I will go as low a making a small list of things that it depends on:

THE “How hungry are you for cash” TEST

1) Its too yearly – we dont need $
a) It would be fun to try – but we havent got a clue
b) We are confident and have an uncle who can help with the language
c) We have done it before and know some VCs
d) We are just teasing until someone talks to us
e) We are silly bad at selling but the product is HOT LAVA

2) We have quit our Jobs (if you ever had one)
a) and forgot to raise (product ate the attention)
b) we heard it was so easy / but shiaat…

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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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Lets Meet Under A Common Religion: Entreprenuership

(can also be read if you are working for an entrepreneur and find him/her weird some times)

To all of you guys out there who work every day on your dream. Who get up every morning and work like ants on creating you dream. You guys who don’t get disturbed by the common rules – or your mother in law – who wants you to take a real job. Quite often it can be a little lonely – and very few people understand what the crack you are trying to do = you might feel a bit lonely some times.

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Money, Succes, Suicide and Love

My small debut on triyng to write a bit structured.

Whats An Engel Investor?

This is vrey very interesting for all of u who wants to underdtand what I do – and how my hero (and nearly friend who have invited my into a couple of deals) Ron Conway thinks… And also Mike Maples (SMART!!) gives a very very good insight to the really early stage investing.  LISTEN. And please listen to this before you contact me.

Mike: A lot of people want to just have launch and talk about ideas…

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Crisis – Yes – but now is the time to build…

Someone (maybe me) did this very simple to inspire and kick start your inner entrepreneur… Everyone and his dog is talking about recession – and NEARLY EVERYONE is HIT. But lets turn it upside down – this is the period of time where opportunity is MAX.

WARNING: its simple – not original / copy / paste / emotional.

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Meeting With Sir Branson

Last week I had the incredible fortune to meet with Richard Branson – after he invited me into his latest project. I cant say much – its about enviroment. What I can say though – is that the mann and his team is even more impressive then he apears when you read about his power and balls.

To be continued.

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

wamba

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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Speaking in Dubai

Dubai
Im proud to be in the panel at this event in Dubai

– Here is some interesting info and Video on Dubai via Dan Roth (now Wired)

Faisal Belhoul, Founder & Managing Partner
Ithmar Capital

Ali Erfan, Senior Advisor
Ithmar Capital

Joe Lacob, Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

Khaldoun Haj Hasan, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Ithmar Capital

Michael Queen, Managing Partner – Infrastructure
3i

Dr. Ahmad Khayyat, Chief Executive Officer
Emaar Industries & Investments (Pvt) JSC

Prof.

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Friendship Business

friendship

I’ve been VERY VERY squished  in a couple of deals – and was a little scared wheather i could solve things. But I must say that everything I was ever told about how bad and cruel business and capitalism is suposed to be is WRONG. I have been heped out by my parters, my investments, my advisors, friends and my team – in a fantastic way.

Its all about LUCK ?

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A Fun Article About Being A Morten

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Kind of weird but fun (only in danish)

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Keeping Busy

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These last weeks have been fun, Im really happy with my wrklife – the newspaper seems to be doing realy gd – and takes a lot of time. I spend a lot of time on my water project (if you feel like helping out – drop me a mail at m aatt lundxy dot com with subject water – its game changing and can REALLY PRODUCE DRINKING WATER out of poisoned rver water and salt water – AND its 100% all gore compliant). Im also spending quite some time on Hostedlabs.com (super efficient aplication hosting) – Im talking o 4-5 new startups –

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Who Is Who And Who Is Something

loic le web

STATEMENT: I FEEL SO LUCKY

But I do wonder quite a bit about how networks and circles starts and goes on. Le Web 3 – makes me first wonder: “How the fuck did I get on stage again (after Mountain Partners, Sime (fantastic), TechTour (no good)…) – since I dont really have anything to say – specially since I cant tell my secrets and where I expect to make the next 100mio). Well I really try to be direct – and no bullshit (but then again full of it) and as honest as posible.

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Get Lucky (maybe rich)

Sneak Intro Conferences

Sit next to toilet – then you meet everyone at least once..

I just remembered that I used to go conferences as a journalist… :)

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Net Jacobsson To Facebook

 Im was so happy to see that my friend and business partner at Maxthon is now going the the hottest online property on the this planet.

“I am very excited to announce that I have joined Facebook as Director of International Business Development! I truly believe that Facebook is creating a paradigm shift in social communication and beyond, and I am really psyched to be part of this fantastic team and opportunity. “

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Murti + Ali + Gang

mali
I invested in these guys 18 months ago – and it was classic – all was amazing when I came in XuQa – and then we saw a change in the market. Normal kids – sorry but they are – would have started crying and bitching – but these guys just changed their business and found a new angle – reinvented themselves from being SocialNetwork – to becoming a leader in Virtual Currency…. No crap – no complaining – it just happened over night and bang now revenue is flying in and Im feeling even more lucky!!!

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