Its been a 18 months now and growing like hell – and Zecco is now getting to teenage stage 😉 – and so well run.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
Just had a skype call with Murti from www.peanutlabs.com – started jan 07 – and now doing 5mio$ rev this year. Please tell me stories that beat this (in comment).
Someone in the deal called them 4 founders – a bunch of unorganised kids 🙂 – I originally invested in their social network – http://www.xuqa.com – now a 70k$ a month business in Turkey. This is such a seldom story – and now they are even doing one more thing.. So I can end up with 3 companies instead of one… Wholly cow… 3 for the price of one – NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE i think.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 3 so far )
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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 – realy going deep on the IPO in india – and looking over the rest f my amasing startups – talking to bank and people who wans to buy some of them… 🙂 – cray stufff.
Im so happy with my paper – its so so big and positive. And here (for danes) you see that we are nt oly number one in readers – but also in the most interesting segments for advertisers. WOW.
Also the numbers – are interesting:
The readers of Nyhedsavisen spend average 11% more time on a page than the readers of Politiken do on a page in their paper.
The readers of Nyhedsavisen spend average 60% more time on a page than the readers of Metro do on a page in their paper.
The readers of Nyhedsavisen spend average 30% more time on a page than the readers of Politiken do a page in their paper.
The readers of Nyhedsavisen spend average 58% more time on a page than the readers of Metro a page in their paper.
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Today was a FANTASTIC day for my newspaper – Nyhedsavisen is now officially number one in readers in Denmark. Dont mix it up with being number one in profitability – but its a VERY VERY good start 4 weeks after taking over. Im still feeling trouble in my stomach when I think about the 180 people we have fired – but its time to move forward. Humble and Ambitious and Positive – and get the media buyers to use our product.
Extra info: Hardcore article about NYT
Im a socialist (believe it or not) comming from working class – using my skills to change the world a little bit. And I think the unions in Denmark are FANTASTIC – they have a BIG BIG STAKE in our economy being the best in EU – since they have been super fair in the how to hire and fire – unlike Germany and France (and unlike all the greedy CEOs who wants a billion to leave their jobs)… BUT I have to say that the process of firering journalists is stupid and very bad for the “worker” – since we have now been in a limbo for 7 days (and will stay like that for another 7) where we cant decide who should stay or who should go – thats simply not human (probobly there is a another good explanation).
Ok – I know its stupid of me to comment on this – but I had to.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The AMASING TEAM at BullGuard – (my consumer Anti Virus baby) – is really having a breaktrough (basicly we always just wanted to beat DanWare in revenue for some srange reason – sorry Peter :). But its also 6years – and more then 12mioUSD we have spend to build it. Im so proud of this award – and all these reviews.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
Im getting a new blog design and some functionalty – and I really look forward. Its gonna be very cool – but Thomas – the amasing desinger and creator of the news thing has been a little slow. And now – dear Valued Readers – we will see him naked at Burger King on Wednesday.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 5 so far )
Today we had to layoff quite a lot of people at my newspaper and restructure quite a bit. I really rally hated it, Im simply to soft for shit like that. But it was simply needed to make our profit plans work. And even though Im really hard to myself on it and have to face that “thats business”- I cant stand the idea of some people going home to thier families and have to tell the terrible truth – BUT it was highly needed (and the alternative would off course have been worse). But urghh – what a day. Cant even smile thinking about that sales was record for a Wednesday (but we are still lossing about 2-3 average danish yearly salleries pr. day).
Press has been really fair and quite possitive – when you think about how small our country is and that all journalists went to school together (more or less). Its also kind of really weird to see 12-15 journalists and professors and investment bankers having a clear idea about our business (on TV, Online News, Print…) – when they dont even do a deep Deep DEEP dive into what really going on. The paper will very likely be number one very very soon – and we are SUPER HUMBLE – but we will fight with EVERYTHING WE HAVE TO MAKE THIS THING MAKE MONEY. And change the whole business a bit…Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
I did invested during summer – lucky again…Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
This invitation is fantastic – drop by and have a drink. Thomas is setting up our shop in NYC – and the selfconfidence is there as you se 😉Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
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