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Lessons learned from NetHosted, AWS Lighsail and Linode WordPress hosting

For as long as I can remember, I always host my WordPress websites on NetHosted, a UK based web hosting company. I have a reseller account with them which I use for all my sites. However, I have been wanting to trial AWS Lightsail for a while. My two attempts caused a lot more grief than I bargained for. NetHosted To spin a new WordPress site at NetHosted is dead easy. It typically involves: Buy a URL. I switched recently from 123-reg (which struggled during the last few attempts to purchase) to GoDaddy. Login to NetHosted and then to WHM…

250km Bikecation Covid-19 Challenge

The Challenge I was invited by Jon Bradford, the king of accelerators and VC to participate in a weeklong 250km cycling event starting from 25th May 2020. According to the organisers (organised by Jamie Paterson of Bikecation) “Old duffers, young whippersnappers, all cyclists welcome. Riding at least 250 km in a week on the bike, Zwift, Peleton, Wattbike to compensate for what should have been a weeks holiday away. One of our riders has said he’d do something charitable personally. So here we go = If we get 100 people to do 250 km each over 7 days, he’ll donate…

Reaching clarity of future direction

Originally posted on Linkedin. See the conversation there. I had an epiphany today. The next 48 years of my life, I want to dedicate myself in reducing wastage in building tech companies. I will be 52 this year. One of my grandfathers lived over 100 years. If he could, why can’t I? Anyway, 100 isn’t the point. I founded my first tech company in 2004, which was a total failure. Ever since then, I have either tinkered with tech companies or been helping them. There’s wastage in building products. There’s wastage in winning customers (sales). There’s wastage in building teams.…

The arrogance of the West – Covid 19 response

The West continues to bash China refusing to believe in the measures it took to control the spread of the Covid-19 Corona Virus outbreak. We can continue the blame game, or learn from each other to take this pandemic under control. You decide who you want to believe and what additional measures you should take without breaching your own governmental guidelines. However, China seems to have withheld Taiwan from joining WHO meetings to both share good practices as well as learn from others on Covid19 response. Whilst they closed down wet markets (where wild meat is sold next to live…

I saw the moon last night

The world we live in – the irony of western democracy or human nature? Brexit happened and Remainers (I was one) are still not happy. What if Remainers accepted the vote and worked with Brexiteers for the good of the country and its people? Would we be in this mess? Donald Trump got elected. The opposition never accepted and ever since trying to destroy the government instead of working together for the goodness of the country and the world. We need strong and fair oppositions to keep those in power accountable. But not the way they are behaving today. Politics…

Stronger Together #SriLanka #LKA

I woke up this morning to the terrible news of multiple atrocities committed in Sri Lanka. Yoshith Weerakoone has designed the following which you may use as you see fit to demonstrate your solidarity and not let few individuals ruin our beautiful country. Multiple sizes can be directly downloaded from Google Drive. For Twitter Cover For Facebook Cover

Planting Seeds Publicly

I like planting seeds publicly and see where it might take us. Today, my focus is to develop Techcelerate into helping Tech Founders grow their Tech (scalable product with recurring revenues) Companies until exit. We’ve actually achieved very little of what I set up to do, but have evolved as we engage with tech founders. I’ve now structured what we offer into Data + Network + Growth & Investment Advisory But two things happened this week which got my brain on fire. I was offered shares in a startup and I started discussions of acquiring a distressed but awesome tech…

Growth of your startups post exit

There is nothing better than watching your attempts being nurtured under new management and ownership. In August 2013, GP Bullhound acquired Northern Tech Awards, which has become the key annual tech event of the North. Since the acquisition, it has toured Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and expect to hit Edinburgh in 2018. It’s an amazing event to celebrate best of northern tech companies. Since starting Venture 9, we have become a partner of GP Bullhound, in our efforts to help tech companies find growth capital, as well as explore mergers and acquisitions. In March 2015, Accusoft acquired edocr.com, which has grown significantly…

Winners of Nesta £50k #PSD2 Grant application

Winners: Beyond Labs – Real-time, collaborative budgeting Handle by Bizfitech – SME credit assistance Bud Financial – Financial management app Coconut Banking –  The “bank” for freelancers Credit Data Research Ltd – Credit Scoring for SMEs DueDil – Due diligence for private firms Capitalise.com – Business loan comparison Fractal Labs – Automated financial assistant for businesses Fluidly – Cashflow management Funding Options – Business lender comparison Funding Xchange – Business lender comparison Growth Street – Overdrafts for businesses Investly – Cashflow help from investors Iwoca Limited – Credit for small businesses Ormsby Street – Data tips for businesses Runpath –…

UK Challenger Banks for Personal and Business Accounts

I continue to keep an eye on the growth of UK’s challenger banks due to two reasons: For my own interest as a human and a director of multiple companies. At UnifiedVU, we want to unify your financial and payment worlds including risk and governance. So here is a quick summary of current status: 1. Tide Bank Offers a business account for one user on one device. According to CEO, George Bevis, his team is in the process of building functionality to support multiple devices and multi users. Hope this extends to supporting multiple accounts on the same device.    …