Name: Tim DuffyAge: 56 Company: MeetingZone Turnover: £11m (2010) First job: Design engineer with EMI Radar Dream job: Venture capitalist Car: Mercedes Estate Economy, business or first class: Economy and hope for upgrades! Most extravagant purchase: Flat in Paris. Most-played song on your iPod: “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun. Best business book: Not a great fan of business books! Worst business moment: Dealing with difficult shareholders. Proudest business moment: Raising £2m capital to start MeetingZone from scratch in the dotcom crash of 2002. Your business mentor: I’ve learnt a lot from many people over the years, particularly the executive team I worked with at PictureTel in Boston during the nineties and the VCs at Kleiner Perkins and Accel. Next big thing: Can’t say. In my experience it always comes from left field and is rarely predictable!
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