‘I’ve played most team sports... and all badly’
Qwhat’s the best piece of business (or life) advice you’ve ever been given? ABE yourself and remain curious in all situations. Qwhat piece of advice would you pass on to someone starting out in business? Aassume success and live from that perceptual position.
was your best business decision? Ainvesting in Bullet Time Ventures, which invested in Uber on the seed round. QIF you weren’t doing this job, what would be your other career? AI would be a venture capitalist. Qwhat was your last holiday? And where are you going next? Askiing in the Alps with my family. I would like to go to Alaska.
are your hobbies/interests? AI love mountain-biking and going to live music.
is your favourite sport and team? Athat would be the Ulster rugby team ( above).
have you ever played any sports? Ayes, I have played most team sports and all of them badly. I have competed in ultra marathons and ultra mountain-biking and have done quite well.
QIF you enjoy reading, can you recommend a book? Athe Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil.
Qhow would you describe your early life? AI was wild and playful and did a great job of getting into trouble at school.
you any economic predictions? Athat
Brexit will hurt us and that we all should be working on elder care tech. Qhow
would you assess your time in business with Trov/ormeau Baths? Atrov
is pretty demanding and it fills me with excitement and adrenaline. I have learned more in this venture over the last seven years than anything else I have ever done. I also love Ormeau Baths, as I get to see what is happening in the entrepreneurial sector in Belfast and be able to help. Qhow
would you sum up what it’s like working in the tech sector? AIT
is a pretty wild, but exciting, ride for the most part. It is fast changing and evolving, so it keeps me on my toes and watching world trends.