Posted on May 3, 2007. Filed under: fast, Life, Lucky, slow, Technologi, time, travel, Venture Capital, VentureOfMine, web |

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 – whats the best strategy – how do I help out

I’m thinking every day about the value of a board and my role and how I help the best – and how little or much I should do – and weather my insecurity (VERY WELL HIDDEN) will ever go away… Telling myself constantly – that its not me role to create the companies – Im only support when needed and in some strategy (hate that word) – I mean in some of the crucial decisions.. But I also know that a startup is ONE BIG CRUCIAL DECISION.

We took a long walk both Monday and Tuesday – in the Rue St. Honore and Le Champs.. Im so happy to have email on my phone when Hlin goes into the 5th shop and I can just stay outside – pretend to be patient – but do mails 😉 (I’m not sane). Had dinner – where Loic and Me where acting like pricks – by only talking about ourself and his and my projects – but also got a VERY INTERESTING insight in his role in the French election (he is on CNN all the time – not only because he speaks English – he is charming and VERY SMART – street smart).

made a handshake deal with ww.trivop.com – founders is JUST COOL
talked quite some to my close friend Jacob from SteelSeries
was thinking a quite some about BullGuard – love their growth
met a couple of fun entrepreneurs
mentaly preparing for VERY secret meetings in Wienna – on Wed.

Got home Tuesday night – Hlin went directly on night shift at the hospital (wow she is brave) – I just played with the kids and watched my beloved EyeTV – love recorded TV. Saw Danish Agger score for Liverpool against Chel$ea – good.

Got the Kids to School – and directly to the train to the Airport – got a bit angry with the lines in security – since all 6 people for the meeting inside the Airport got delayed 20min… 2 Very nice meetings – first on selling a company for a friend – talking legal – strangely I start to find it interesting – Ive always been surfing at these meetings – but now I was all over – and to be honest – NOT IMPRESSED BY ANYONE but my own good old lawyer Carsten who from the sideline avoided to major problems – that NO ONE ELSE HAD SEEN. Jumped on plane to meetings a the VERY COOL AND NEWLY RENOVATED Meridian in Vienna – stealth meetings all day – in a whole new speed and with people who just have been doing what Im trying to do for 35 years. Gentle, Humble, Nice, Interesting, Clever, Smart and No BS guys – who are all just what I needed for my new big plan (sorry t be secret ass). Wonderful Dinner at Bar Italia – owned by Manfred from BWIN – who unfortunately was i Milan watching the CL game (where I did not make it) – but we had fantastic food and his brother Gigi took very good care of us. The BIG guys left dinner to go back and negotiate – I stayed with a friend and walked back – inventing a Twitter Exchange plug in – that would reply to all emails above 140 characters – I will not deep read until later this week (hmm not funny in writing). Had some drinks

Was thinking a lot about the days outcome – feeling Orolixed 🙂

Tonight I was with my obesity startup and Im so fuc… impressed by the team – we will get a brilliant biotechnology guy in with some cash and one of the best Danish brains (AND SOCIALLY VERY STRONG) – and got a meeting with Weight Watchers during May. Cool guy the COO from WW.

WEBSITES i used this week
Pierre W
Lande Actics (weird shit) Loic (good vcast) Google Finance, Mail, Spreadsheet, yousendit

Very exited about

Orolix Orolix Orolix
My idea of a Luxury Brand Fund
The Secret team from Wienna
How to recruit 10 top people we need for projects right now
HelloGroup – specially Thomas P from hellobrand

Thats it folks (sorry to use this as a diary – but I needed it – again)


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I’m always thinking about, whether anyone needs my statement here, I guess not, BUT, honestly, reading the last sentence, pls keep on using this like a diary, that’s like a reality fairytale to read for me, i love it. (… AND by the way: I’m trying to avoid to be TOO enthusiastic…)

😉 thanx – I have the fairy tale feeling too.

nice to know you give your friends a shout when you come by their town….not. glad to know you stil enjoy the challenge of rude parisian waiters. xx

Hi Morten. I’ve been reading your blog for about 3 years, and clearly remember the first day I stumbled upon it… I just thought “Damn… I got to work for that guy someday”. Well, 3 years later I’m still dreaming, so I was wondering if you could give me some pointers on how to realise that dream?
I’m not an entrepreneur; I don’t get brilliant ideas… I’m a really hard worker, with an eye for detail and making things happen. I’ve worked as a project manager for 3 years – for two top ten websites in DK and responsible for creating the ideal IT system for a new big upcoming retail chain. I have no higher education, but a killer average from business school (not that it matters a God damn thing in real life).
Everyday I wonder why I didn’t get that gene you have – that makes you get up off your butt and do what all the rest of us could do – make innovative business ideas happen with some of the best people on the planet. I would really love to learn from the best and get even better at what I do.
So Morten – for me and all the rest of the people reading this blog – Is it all about luck? Or what is a girl to do, if she wants to be a part of your team sometime in the future?
Best, Louise

Well – thanx a lot for the flattering words. I have no clue what it takes – to be on the team. I have been thinking a lot about it: “Whats the reason for choosing peopel and projects” – and I still haven’t found any clear pattern. Its all about luck and being at the right spot at the right time. Im happy go lucky – and even though some might think that there is a bigger straegi and vision – it not so. I have NO STRATEGY and NO VISION – just a pretty pure urge to scratch the surface and see whats behind – and if it can be combined with some revenue (and profit) Im very happy. VERY.

So – getting on the team – hmmm. I suggest you contact David – who is in charge of the Obesity project or any of the other guys… There is also a postion to be volunteer at Lund.TV – it seem like the my Video Podcast project 🙂 – Its quite a hazzle to make it work – as I visioned.

Buenos dias!
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