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Drew O’Sullivan - Talks Company Investment and Valuations. What makes a Start Up team work and the Neglect of Product Pricing

Drew O’Sullivan - Talks Company Investment and Valuations. What makes a Start Up team work and the Neglect of Product Pricing

August 19, 2021

We’re delighted to have Drew O’Sullivan on the Podcast this week.  Drew is well known in the Start Up ecosystem in Ireland and Europe

He has achieved many things throughout his career but summarises his work mainly as Investor, Advisor and Mentor.

Currently Drew is working with Intertrade Ireland and the European Angel Fund / European Investment Bank.

If you know Drew, I think you’ll know you will get an informed and experienced opinion - and that’s what you get here.  As he says himself he can be a little blunt but it makes for very interesting listening.

We cover three main Start Up topics, the first is Company Valuation, the second is what makes Start Up teams work and Drew has some very interesting thoughts on that.  The third is a topic that is rarely well thought through and that is Product or Service pricing in the market as a Start Up.

I found that Drew’s insights are often against the current conventional wisdom and that makes them more interesting.

You’ll have to forgive two things in this podcast, one is my chesty voice and the second is the interruption by my dog – but I left that in as its amusing.

Otherwise, this is a great podcast covering important topics for Start Up companies looking for investment, wondering what makes their team work and how they should look at pricing their products.

Enjoy.

Music Credits:  Morricone, John Flynn, Jon Hopkins

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During these times of Covid and tougher Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

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Stephen Douglas, Artist, talks about his Street Art Project celebrating Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy

Stephen Douglas, Artist, talks about his Street Art Project celebrating Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy

August 12, 2021

Welcome to a Good, Bad and Ugly Art Attack Edition, an occasional look at the arts.

To give you some background to this short podcast let me explain.

One of Ireland’s most successful writers is Roddy Doyle, who wrote about the fictional Dublin Family, the Rabbittes.  These are the famous Barrytown Trilogy of “The Commitments”, “The Snapper” and “The Van”. All of these were made into films that are at once, both funny and poignant.

That’s all the background you need for this short Good, Bad and Ugly Art Attack Podcast where we talk to Stephen Douglas, a Dublin Artist about his current project.

Music Credits:  Morricone, The Commitments

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During these times of Covid and tougher Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

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Tumi Frazier - talks about growing up in a Township in South Africa and becoming an International Social Entrepreneur, Founder and Leader

Tumi Frazier - talks about growing up in a Township in South Africa and becoming an International Social Entrepreneur, Founder and Leader

July 27, 2021

Sometimes you meet someone who surprises you by their personality, their achievements and their vision – and we definitely have such a person on this podcast.

I’m delighted to present the remarkable, Tumi Frazier, who having been raised in a poor township in South Africa, by her own self will and education, is now an International Social Entrepreneur making a difference in South Africa and the USA.

Tumi Frazier works with female entrepreneurs in Africa to help them move from survivalist entrepreneurs to building high earning and scalable businesses that create employment in the continent.
 

She also is working with Corporations in the USA to help promote diversity in hiring and promotion, using technology to analyse their hiring and promotion patterns and to adjust their policies to increase the range of minorities who can contribute to the company’s growth.

Tumi talks about how she was helped through her High School and University Education by building relationships with supportive mentors

I found Tumi to be a very remarkable and inspiring person whose infectious energy and leadership is making a difference today and she plays out on a very inspiring song.  I know that you’ll enjoy this podcast.

Music Credits:  Morricone, John Flynn

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

During these times of Covid and tougher Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

 

Christine MacKay, Founder, CEO and International Business Woman, talks about Africa and her passion for Business Animation

Christine MacKay, Founder, CEO and International Business Woman, talks about Africa and her passion for Business Animation

July 19, 2021

I’m delighted to have an accomplished International Business Woman on the show this week, with Christine MacKay.  Christine is  great story teller and a Founder and Entrepreneur, she leads Salamandra UK Business Animation Studios.

She has great stories about her early career travelling to South Africa in a broken down van, selling beer for both big and small breweries in Sub Saharan Africa (yes, beer), travelling to New Zealand with her family and finally setting up Salamandra in London.

Christine is passionate about the power of animation to drive business messaging and explains how she and her team do this. The Studios have had very significant growth even in the year of Covid.

This is an energetic, fun and informative Podcast and I know you’ll enjoy listening to Christine and how she made it.

https://www.salamandra.uk

 

Music Credits:  Morricone, John Flynn

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During these times of Covid and tougher Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

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The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

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Tristan Pelloux - Publisher of Fintech Review and Strategist / Mentor talks about the Fintech Industry

Tristan Pelloux - Publisher of Fintech Review and Strategist / Mentor talks about the Fintech Industry

July 13, 2021

Sometimes its very interesting to hear someone talk about an industry they have expertise and experience in.   Tristan Pelloux is an expert and Consultant on the Fintech Industry.  He’s also publisher of a Blog – Fintech Review where he gives his views and analysis of the Fintech Industry.

Tristan touches on

  • What Score would he give the Industry?
  • Will Revolut / N27 prevail?
  • How can incumbent banks compete?
  • The state of play in the US, Asia and European Markets
  • And of course, his views on Crypto

My reading of Tristan is that here is an expert who will give you an expert and honest assessment of your Fintech company and / or your Fintech products.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy this

Music Credits:  Morricone, John Flynn

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

During these times of Covid and tougher Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

 

John Wilkinson, Co-Founder and CEO of TMT Analysis talks about Innovation, Mobile Identity, Intelligence and the Future

John Wilkinson, Co-Founder and CEO of TMT Analysis talks about Innovation, Mobile Identity, Intelligence and the Future

June 29, 2021

Sometimes you meet people who impress you with their authenticity, insights and thoughts about the industry that they work in, and this week I’m delighted to say we have such a guest.

John Wilkinson, is co-founder and CEO of TMT Analysis, which is a successful Mobile Intelligence and Identity firm.  John’s company provides Mobile Operators, Enterprises, Marketing companies and CPaaS Companies with information on the identity of the Customers that they are targeting with their contact or marketing campaigns.

John has a great insights into this exciting new and fast growing market.  We have a great discussion about how the A2P Messaging market evolved and how it is likely to change in the future.  John sees that identity will become a much more important thing beyond market targeting and believes that it will become an essential part of our online lives.

John delivers all this in a laid back and fun style and ends with a classic music artist he admires.

Also, John’s company are at Mobile World Congress this week if you are attending and would like to meet them.

Contact: John.wilkinson@TMTanalysis.com

 

Music Credits:  Morricone, John Flynn

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

During these times of Covid and tougher Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

 

Paul Rogers, Entrepreneur and Innovator, talks about opening the Asian Market for Logica-Aldiscon with some great and fun stories

Paul Rogers, Entrepreneur and Innovator, talks about opening the Asian Market for Logica-Aldiscon with some great and fun stories

June 21, 2021

What was the first SMS sent in Japan?  Well, you can find out here.

As part of our series, talking with key players in the development of the SMS Industry, we have a fun and insightful podcast with Paul Rogers who pioneered the development of the Asian Market for Logica Aldiscon.

 Paul tells us some great stories about the learning and the doing that made the company so successful in Asia.  He talks about the team effort and the enthusiasm of the people who went to all parts of Asia and also all the local employees across the region who made such a difference.

Some of these stories are funny, some are darker, but all are about building trust with Customers across the region.

Finally, Paul finishes on a personal story about music and plays out with a great, if little, known piece that means something to him.

Check out the great image on the Show Card.

Music Credits:  Morricone, Hinterland and John Flynn

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

During these times of Covid and tougher Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

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The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

 

Paul McBride, MD and co-founder of Peroptyx, talks about localising AI/ML by market and setting up a Global Tech Business in County Mayo

Paul McBride, MD and co-founder of Peroptyx, talks about localising AI/ML by market and setting up a Global Tech Business in County Mayo

June 16, 2021

We have a very interesting guest this week with Paul McBride.  Paul  is a co-founder and MD of Peroptyx and an also an expert on localising Machine Learning to different markets.

This is an important area of AI and Machine Learning that I certainly wasn’t aware of previously.  You can see why software that is sold Globally needs to be the language of the country that it is being sold into.  But, when you think about it, if the software is Machine Learning, then the AI Machine, needs to be trained to not only the language, but also culture and User Experience appropriate to that country or culture.

Paul talks about how his company, Peroptyx, enables this service for AI / ML Software, enabling culturally appropriate AI and removing any biases.

Paul also talks about setting up a Global Software company in rural and beautiful County Mayo.  Peroptyx is a a great example of the benefits of the National Broadband program.

If you’re in the AI / ML business and you sell Internationally, then you will be interested in this Podcast.

Music Credits:  Morricone and John Flynn

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

During these times of Covid and falling Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

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The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

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Richard Scobie - Screen Writer, Composer, Director, Musician, Actor - talks about the Creative Process in Screen Writing and Composing

Richard Scobie - Screen Writer, Composer, Director, Musician, Actor - talks about the Creative Process in Screen Writing and Composing

June 9, 2021

The Innovative or Creative process can take many forms and this week we are talking with someone who is at the centre of a number of Artistic worlds.

We have a fascinating guest with Richard Scobie.  I don’t think that I have met such a multi-talented man previously, if Richard doesn’t mind me saying so.  Richard, in his career, has been a successful Musician, Composer, Screen Writer, Director, Voice Over Artist and Teacher – among other things.

We talk about Richard’s career touring Europe with a Rock band and then also his career in Hollywood as a Screen Writer.

What I found interesting is Richard’s insights on the creative process of Screen Writing and how he works to bring his ideas to life.

And we also play out with Richard’s new Single which has just been released and its an energy filled song that you will enjoy.

This is a lively and fun podcast and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we had recording it.

Spoiler Alert:  We have a good discussion about Breaking Bad revealing plot details if you haven’t seen it.

Contact Richard at:   scobious@gmail.com

Music Credits:  Morricone, Richard Scobie and John Flynn

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

During these times of Covid and falling Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

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The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

Bill Dudley, US SMS Pioneer, talks about his career, the development of SMS, Sinch and where the Industry is going today

Bill Dudley, US SMS Pioneer, talks about his career, the development of SMS, Sinch and where the Industry is going today

May 31, 2021

We’re delighted to have Bill Dudley, evangelist at Sinch, on the Podcast this week.  Bill is a pioneer and evangelist of the SMS Industry in North America and he talks about his Mobile career back to his early experiments with Mobile Data.

Bill and I have both lived in two great US States that we share a fondness for.

Bill was instrumental in pushing for SMS Interconnect in North America in the early days of his career– something that we take for granted now.  Having joined Inphomatch, who were early interconnect pioneers, he’s still with the company after many corporate iterations and the company is now part of Sinch – who are a major player in CPaaS and Omni Channel marketing.

Bill talks about the mistakes that RCS made in the past but believes that with Google behind it that it has a great future. Bill explains the value proposition that Sinch brings to Enterprises and how SMS still has an important part to play.

Finally Bill reveals his very interesting hobby and he plays out with a piece of music that shows he hasn’t strayed too far from his Texas roots.

https://www.sinch.com/

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

During these times of Covid and falling Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

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The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

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