The secret start-up: Part Nine

The secret start-up: Part Nine

There's huge enthusiasm for the start-up at a dream meeting of potential investors in New York, where even Bono hears about his plans

After six and a half years of ups and downs, I found myself in London to meet a proper VC, at the bar in the Ritz no less. I was wearing new clothes bought with the few bob the gregarious Dublin businessman had given me. It had felt like Communion money: once I got it, I just had to spend it. I bought the essentials in Dunnes, and a jacket in H&M to tie it all together.

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