Richard is the founder & CEO of Prompt.ly a scheduling, promotions & payment platform for Solopreneurs based in San Francisco.  

Richard, a serial entrepreneur, investor and strategic adviser to a variety of firms in  Europe, Latin America and the USA through his investment vehicle Octavian Ventures. 



Richard has (co-) founded seven firms in his entrepreneurial career; including Razorfish LA and more recently its competitor Schematic which was purchased by WPP in 2007. Until July 2010, Richard was the CEO of Associated Northcliffe Digital (www.and.co.uk) the digital consumer division of Daily Mail and General Trust (LSE: DMGT) where he oversaw a portfolio (£100+ year rev) of European digital businesses. 



Previously he was a Future Media Controller at the BBC responsible for the BBC homepage, Mobile service and led the team responsible for the redesign of its website, Mobile and iTV services, & BBC iPlayer. He also exec-produced Sundance Feature film winners On_line and Who Killed the Electric Car? 

Beginnings & Endings

What a strange, wonderful and simultaneously terrible year was 2013.  As most of you know, tomorrow, January 1, 2014 marks the end of my marriage to Tavin Marin Titus, my wife of over 13+ years. I steadfastly refuse to air our dirty laundry in public, but I will take this moment to say I am at peace with my decision to end our marriage. 

The emotionally and personal impact of this event and the tumultuous events of the last five years leading up to it will sit with me for some time.  But I want to say thank you to my amazing friends around the world, without whom I would never made it through.  

I view this with both disappointment and acceptance - and more importantly hope that I may find some forgiveness in my heart for her, and she for me. If not for our sake for our children, Isabella & Zoe.

In parallel the last 30 days of 2013 (which was one of the darkest years in my life) , were filled with hope and positive events for the future. Prompt.ly - which I co-founded this year with my partner Eli Khedouri raised almost 1.5m in seed capital; closing out the year with one of the fastest oversubscribed syndicates in Angellist history.  

Lastly - on a personal level I appear to have defeated, for now, the cancer I was diagnosed with earlier in the year. While I usually keep these things very private, this one I wanted to ask for you, my friends, support and positive energy. I will likely have to continue this battle in the coming years. 

I’ll raise a non-alcoholic drink in your honor this evening at the crack of midnight and send as much Love and positivity as I can to you and yours for 2014. Onward and upward! 

Today this is speaking to me…

An AWESOME cover±!

In a GOOD GOOD mood today.

Oldie -but Man this is a good track.

Crash this train

I hope you find what you’re lookin for when it all comes runnin down
I hope you find it painted black on your window, or the lips of your lovers frown
Cuz if it dies in cold, when the clouds start to roll.
Is it then that your soul, starts to bleed?

Have you ever seen the President who killed your wounded child?
Or the man that crashed your sisters plane claimin he was sent of god?
And when she died in your arms, late that night in the dark,
did you pray to your God to come home?
Cuz it ain’t fair to say, that these tracks are the same.

Chorus:

So god if you can hear me crash this train
said god if you can hear me crash this train.

Now a note to the President, and the Government, and the judges of this place.
We’re still waitin for you to bring our troops home, clean up that mess you made.
Cuz it smells of blood and money across the Iraqi land.
But its so easy here to blind us with your “United We Stand”

And it ain’t hard to see that this Country ain’t free.

Chorus:

So god if you can hear me crash this train
said god if you can hear me crash this train.

To the mothers and the fathers who done the best they could.
Raisin youngins in a messed up world, it ain’t so understood.
So I’ll cover my ears, and my eyes, pretend that loves the same.
Cuz with one courts signature, it all becomes erased.

And it ain’t hard to tell,
when its love we sell.

Chorus:

So god if you can hear me, crash this train
Said god if you can hear me crash this train.
God if you can hear me crash this train.
I said God if you can hear me crash this train.

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"Nake nula wauŋ welo!"

"Nake nula wauŋ welo!" - misunderstood as "today is a good day to die…" - Actually this Sioux war cry is grossly misunderstood - it means literally "I am ready for whatever may come." It is optimism in the face if overwhelming pessimism or odds - a zen sense of acceptance of fate without abdication accompanied with a will to fight to the end. This phrase spoke to me this week… I hope by sharing it may help you. Don’t worry about me friends, I’m ok and believe me I will fight to the very very end.

- Peace

I LOVE this track…

I can’t help it I LOVE THIS SONG!