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Lawrence A.


Hometown: Bedford

Member since:

July 12, 2011

Are you currently involved in a startup?

Sort of. Semi-invested via sweat in several. Hired-hand in several more. On the brink of going for it myself.

If yes, what industry is the startup in?

Sport/leisure, consumer end of medical, board games, defence/security.

What is the biggest challenge you've faced taking a startup from concept to market?

Belief when not warranted. Doubt when not warranted. Knowing which applies in advance.

Describe your startup philosophy in a sentence (if you have one)

Find the cheapest and quickest route to reduce risk. Ideas are worth their weight in gold - try weighing one.

Would you be willing to talk at a meetup about your experiences or area of expertise?

Certainly - no guarantee you'll stay awake though.


Electronic hardware engineer. 6 years in a big product development consultancy then went it alone 10 years ago. Most clients have been angel-stage startups and university spinouts. Seen enough mistakes to fancy that I can do at least as well myself.

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