Dave Haynes

2014 was about planting new seeds

A year of deliberate journeys and planned outages

2013 was a crazy year for me. 2014 was a lot calmer. It was about broadening my horizons and planting new seeds. Less of the old, more of the new. Less stress, more restoration. Less anxiety, more repose. Less travel, more deliberate journeys. I cut my travel by more than half -- 24 flights with 55 days out of the country, compared to 58 . . .

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December 29, 2014

5 reasons to seek a co-founder

why sometimes a sole founder is just not enough...

Applications are now open for Seedcamp Week London in February, and so we hosted a 'Meet & Greet' at Campus this week. Over 100 founders showed up to learn more about Seedcamp, what we do and how to apply. There were a few questions that I was asked more than any other. Do you invest in hardware/IoT? How much traction do I need to . . .

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December 18, 2014

My fireside chat with Fred Wilson

and a resolution to start blogging again

Two weeks ago was my first Seedcamp Week as a fully-fledged member of the Seedcamp team. Despite the cold weather I was really looking forward to spending three days in Berlin with twenty new startups across Seedprep, Investor Day and Mentor Day. It was strange being back in Germany's startup capital, but not going into the SoundCloud . . .

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December 15, 2014

Making A Shift

a.k.a what I'm doing next

Back in January I announced on this blog that after 5 amazing years I would be leaving SoundCloud. It took me a long time to write that post, but I'm glad I did and should say a big thank you to everyone who gave me positive feedback about it. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make, but a few months in it still . . .

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May 02, 2014

Leaving SoundCloud

closing a chapter with thoughts on the beginning and end...

Just over 5 years ago, I joined a little Berlin startup called SoundCloud. It was one of the best things I ever did. We've achieved incredible things and it's certainly not quite as little anymore. But now I need a change. I'm leaving a company that I still love and striking out to seek fresh inspiration and new challenges.

For . . .

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January 10, 2014

2013 was a crazy year for me

here's a short retrospective, I'm sure I missed plenty out

(Hat tip to the wonderful Matas Petrikas for inspiring this post. He did it much better than I did.)

2013, a year that I won't forget:

I took 58 flights taking me to Berlin, New York, Cannes, San Francisco, LA, Tahoe, Austin, Brussels, Bruges, Sofia and Amsterdam. I was travelling or away from home for 114 days.

I didn't get enough . . .

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January 07, 2014

New Year, new blog...

creating a space to spill my thoughts

2013 was a crazy year for me. 2014 will involve some big changes.

I 'll need a space to get down all my thoughts, hopes and learnings. Mostly for myself, but sometimes for others.

I've torn down my old Wordpress and am trying something new. Running a personal blog seems a little 2008. So if I write anything of good then I'll . . .

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January 07, 2014