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We’ve just launched our podcast series ”The Dot Connectors”!

On 1 September, we launched our very own podcast series “The Dot Connectors”. Our goal is to create a podcast series that provides insight into some of the world’s most creative founders and entrepreneurs and the journey they have been on; navigating the conservative world of funding, investment vehicles and going public. In some episodes, I will join our guests – in others, we will let our guests do all…

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Entrepreneurship

The importance of instinct in business

Malcolm Gladwell, in his ground-breaking book ‘Blink’, made a great case for the importance of instinct in business. It argued against the long-standing and traditionally accepted idea that we make better decisions only after processing huge amounts of data, and instead showed how our best decisions are often those we make with our ‘gut’. And as the mountain of data we have available to help us to make more informed…

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Entrepreneurship

Ways to boost your business productivity – Daniel Hansen on the little-known differentiators that make a difference

Type ‘productivity’ into Google and the response is overwhelming – there are endless tips on how to boost it, apps to help you hone it and courses you can sign up for that claim they will change the way you work forever. And it’s not surprising – we all, ultimately, want to be more productive, whether in our personal lives or at work. But we are bombarded with so many…

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Daniel Hansen

What is leveraged finance? – Daniel Hansen explains

Back in November last year, OMNIA was invited to attend the Global Capital Leveraged Finance Conference in London. It was a great event – one that attracted issuers, investors and financial intermediaries from across the sector – and it was a chance to share best practice and network with some very talented and interesting people. The event was particularly interesting for me because the keynote speaker – Patrick Amis, Director…

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OMNIA Global

Go your own way – why OMNIA Private Equity is the right partner for entrepreneurs

‘Synergy’ is a tired word. Today, it’s sorely over-used in business, and has become almost meaningless in many of the contexts in which it is used. Which is a shame, because at heart, it actually perfectly describes a truth that I believe is one of the most important aspects of doing business – that sometimes, by working together, we can be a lot more than just the sum of our…

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Entrepreneurship

Everything you should know about asset-backed lending

In recent years, I’ve often been asked about the relatively new phenomenon of asset-backed lending. This kind of financing has become increasingly popular in recent years – largely because since the financial crisis it has become more and more difficult for many small and medium-sized companies to access the extra funds they need in the form of unsecured loans. So, I thought it might be valuable to share a few…

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Daniel Hansen

How AI, VR and AR are creating the entertainment industry of tomorrow

Here’s a prediction for you: good stories will never stop being important. I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently, as it becomes more and more clear that the entertainment industry is going through yet another period of dramatic change. The new medium The transformation this time – driven, as always it seems in our modern world, by radically new technology – is from creating experiences that are simply watched,…

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Entrepreneurship

Deal making 101 – for entrepreneurs.

The recent political impasse in Washington, that saw the entire US government shut down after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a mutually acceptable agreement to keep everything running, reminded me again of just how fundamentally important deal making is – not just in politics, but of course in business too. Throughout my career as an entrepreneur, I’ve struck deals – some large, some small, some that I’ve been pleased…

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daniel hansen OMNIA investing
Entrepreneurship

How to think lean

I’ve always moved fast. It’s the way I like to do business too – I’m always interested in being actively engaged, whether it’s with other people, or new areas of opportunity. I’m outward-looking in my approach – I like to look at a potential opportunity with a specific goal in mind, and quickly assess my next move. It’s the way I’ve always been, and it’s an approach that has served…

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Daniel Hansen thinking investor
Entrepreneurship

Inside the mind of the modern investor

In many ways, when I look at the modern investing landscape, I sometimes think that things are more straightforward than ever before: the age-old investment basics of buying low and selling high remain, but the number of options for making this happen are hugely increased. However, I can completely understand why modern investors still make mistakes, choose the wrong opportunities or take on too much risk, even given the amount…

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