Category: General

General posts about markets

Listen to the alt data album

It has been years since I picked up a CD from my shelf, let alone played one. It seems so much more convenient to use iTunes or Spotify. Any track is a few clicks away, playing from their vast archives. Despite that, I somehow miss the whole ritual involved with CDs. Flicking through CDs in…

Getting buy in for alt data

When I buy a steak, the motivation is relatively simple: I’d like to eat it. The same goes for a burger. Or indeed, some cheesecake. I suppose I could derive some value from snapping a photo of it and putting it on Instagram, without eating it, but that frankly seems like an utter waste. Ultimately,…

My lessons from a fintech startup

This week, LinkedIn reminded me that it was the anniversary I had become independent. Seven years ago this week I quit my job from Nomura, to work independently, both at Thalesians and latterly with my focus at Cuemacro. I’ve found every anniversary to be a good point to look back to think what has gone…