ProjectSHERPA: a startup retrospective

Over several years, while fully employed, some friends and I built a startup with whatever time we could scrape together.  ProjectSHERPA was an imagining of what the tech recruiting marketplace could be – a data-enabled web platform for finding, screening, and recruiting entry-level technology talent.   Virtually everyone in the space …

IT is Rubbish, and Other Notes from the Buy-Side NA Technology Summit

The most inspiring talk at today’s Buy-Side Technology Summit was one hedge fund manager’s passionate appeal to get rid of all IT staff, a comment that generally did not go well with the predominantly tech-focused crowd. Simon Hazlitt, cofounder of Majedie Asset Management argued that there’s no reason for funds …