Marc Crouch
Entrepreneur, developer, designer, marketer and probable Viking. https://thegingerviking.com
Photograph: Isabelle Whiteley / That’s What She Said Project

Computer vision technology is automating a lot of things that traditionally require Photoshop skills, including image manipulation and airbrushing. Worryingly, it is becoming less and less subtle about the commercial applications of such tech in the realm of body image transformation, a fertile commercial playing field with young women the…

In 2009, after one of Facebook’s major UI changes that invariably ignited a volcano of tantrums from users who liked it how it was, Mark Zuckerberg allegedly sent round a memo to Facebook employees stating that:

“The most disruptive companies don’t listen to their customers”

Whether this memo was real…

The most important benefit to crowdfunding is that it makes investment in small companies and startups accessible to everybody. For this reason, it is more important than ever for people to fully understand this new world, as most of the negative publicity around crowdfunding is largely focused on misuse and…

1) Believing that revenue is optional

This is indigenous to the tech startup scene, but it definitely crops up elsewhere too. There is a mythology, perpetuated almost entirely by the Silicon Valley VC set, that a startup is somehow a new and trendy concept whose primary model is basically “raise lots of money, acquire as many…

Crypto-what?

If you’ve attempted to dive into this mysterious thing called blockchain, you’d be forgiven for recoiling in horror at the sheer opaqueness of the technical jargon that is often used to frame it. …

Before we begin…

Before I dive in, I want to set some expectations. This is not a blog post about business ideas, or how to raise money, or any other kind of conceptual facet to business. This post only covers the legal process for getting a trading entity set up, targeted at people…

When Hello Games, an independent gaming studio in sleepy Surrey announced to the world that they were building a space exploration video game which would feature more than 18 quintillion unique planets to explore, the gaming press exploded with hype. …

Marc Crouch

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