Posted on September 12, 2005

SKYPE IS SOLD


– TheHornestStory –
Im a very very happy mann today.

I met Janus and Niklas during our consulting days – at NeoIdeo – where they took all business away from us ;( – then 18months after we sold Neo Ideo to Leo Burnett and I had Prey4 (the incubator backed by SparNord) suddenly Janus called me to Pitch Kazaa their new StartUp (with a 100% iTunes idea – I still have the plan – and can only say FUCK THE RECORD INDUSTRY for being som lame – and only daring to give the LICENSES TO Steve Jobs (iTunes)).

Then my incubator went out of business – and I helped Janus and Niklas on the Kazza a bit – Then they sold to Sharman – and I invented the BullGuard Concept…

Then came Skype – this crazy idea – that I never believed in. I told the guys – that they where just bored and had nothing to do – and I never believed in it…. Even though I helped pitching to Venture Capitalists and started building the brand – and eventually had to invest a bit – since they wheere out of money – LIKE IN – OUT OF MONEY. The rest is history – hard work and network – and insane high evaluations – and “in my opinion – THE BRAND CALLED NIK & JAY”…

Personally –
I live from investing and I?m not only happy becomming pretty much more wealthy – thats not really new… The good thing is that I can take away a lot of presure from myself.
Due to my PSYKO AGRESSIVE investment style – I’ve been havign very big trouble getting enough cash to invest with the speed of the last 36 months – meaning that I?ve nearly been out of money – but now I will enjoy a little peace – and PUT THE VOLUE TO 10 ;)

BullGuard, Consumer security software
TalkTown, Groupware (DEAD)
Doomtools, Spy & PopUp killer (DEAD)

Spleak, virtual communication

Zyb, Global SMS gateway

Aresa, BioTech detecting landmines

MobileWeaver, Software for mobiles

MediaMobsters, Computer games and more (DEAD)

Maxthon, the no.1 browser in China

Damai, the luxury hotel in Bali

iWall, upcoming photo service

HelloBrand, brand consulting

And just upcomming ->
Excitor, Secure mobile Email and Mobile Fleed management
Kontera, contextual advertising
TellItOnline, hardware with technology
The Lund&Partners China Fund 20mio$, investing in Mobile Media & Technology
Demib Inc, blogging for the better
Vacationvalley, 7000 vacationhouses for rent…
NEAR – Nano Enabling the Afrcan Region…

I hope to have enough self controle not to “over invest – but Im really gettting ready !”