Press

A decade or so of various press mentions about my work or quotes on tech new.

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2019

Too big to fail? Tech’s decade of scale and impunity – The Guardian

Sean Percival’s method: The steps that make Appear.in increase revenue – Shifter

Appear.in breaks new millionth boundary: Here is the plan to grow further – Shifter

Neil Murray Gives Entrepreneurs A New Fund: Investing More in Norway Than Sweden – Shifter

2018

Tech company Droshi recruits another star! – Breakit

Norway Calling All U.S And U.K. Tech Hipsters – Forbes

2017

MySpace Sold As a Data Mine for Time Inc. – New York Magazine

November 2015

7 favorite pitches from 500 Startups’ haunted Demo Day – Silicon Valley Business Journal

500 Startups Is Raising A Nordic-focused Fund – Fortune

500 Startups files for a $15 million fund to back more than 100 Nordic startups in the next few years – Tech.eu

500 Startups to expand global footprint with $15 mln Nordics fund – PE Hub

500 Startups announces $15M Nordic fund – Nordic Startup Bits

500 Startups sets up $15M fund to invest in Nordic countries – Vator News

Former LA Tech Champion Percival Takes Silicon Beach Experience To Norway – SoCal Tech

500 Startups Is Raising $15M For 500 Nordics – TechCrunch

500 startups launches new tech fund – will begin to invest in Sweden – Break.it (In Swedish)

Silicon Valley investor occupies Norway – DN (In Norwegian)

500 Startups invests 100 million in the Nordic countries – Digital (In Swedish)

Viking Spirit – 500 Nordics Launches USD15m Fund – SE Digital

500 Startups to Raise $15M Fund Focused on Nordics – Finsmes

500 Startups Announces $15M Nordics Fund – 500 Startups Blog

Han ble hentet inn til en milliardgigant – så falt selskapet i grus – DN (In Norwegian)

October 2015

The Next Big Thing (In Norwegian) – 3in

September 2015

Tech offers little help to founders with mental health struggles – SF Chronicle

August 2015

Investing in Oslo’s fresh start-up businesses (In Norwegian) – Aftenposten

Doubling down on Europe: after ‘Distro Dojo’ in London, 500 Startups launches a ‘pre-accelerator’ in Oslo – Tech.Eu

July 2015

I Got High With San Francisco’s Most Sincere Weed Delivery Startup – Buzzfeed

INTERVIEW: 500 Startups On The Opportunities & Challenges For Nordic Entrepreneurs – SE Digital

June 2015

Norwegian Frode got supermodel to share this photo -TV2

Dere har større ideer her – SE Digital

There’s a dark side to startups, and it haunts 30% of the world’s most brilliant people – Business Insider

January 2015

Cemetery Drones And On-Demand Cookies: Meet 500 Startups’ New Batch – TechCrunch

Bonafide Raises $850k to Build Reputation System for Bitcoin – Coindesk

December 2014

Follow the Coin Acquires Bubblecoin – Follow the Coin

500 Startups in deal with Enterprise Equity to fast-track Irish start-ups – Silicon Republic

Why Apple Pay may be the gateway drug bitcoin needs – GigaOm

Bitcoin, Stellar and Sidechains Feature at Future of Money Summit – Coindesk

October 2014

What Bitcoin Can Learn from Social Media’s Success – CoinDesk

September 2014

500 Startups tapped Product Hunt to help it pick one lucky startup for its next batch – Venturebeat

August 2014

How Coinalytics is Building the Bloomberg for Bitcoin – Coindesk

INTERVIEW: “We’d rather people take a risk than not” – 500 Startups Venture Partner- Strategy Eye

June 2014

Sean Percival on Bitcoin at 500 Startups – Money and Tech

April 2014

ビットコインは「通貨」でなく「技術」 – Nikkei

500 Startups Funds Five Bitcoin Startups With $100,000 Each – Coindesk

March 2014

Bitcoinference: Investors And Entreprenuers, Plus A Bitcoin ATM For Silicon Valley – Follow The Coin

February 2014

‘500 Startups’ Recruits Ex-MySpace VP to Mentor Bitcoin Businesses – Coindesk

500 Startups Adds Two New Venture Partners And Announces Its Eighth Accelerator Class – TechCrunch

500 Startups reveals the companies joining its first SF accelerator class, adds two venture partners – The Next Web

Early SiliconANGLE contributor Sean Percival now a partner at 500 Startups – Silicon Angle

Bitcoin ‘Honey Badger’ and ex-Yahoo ‘Super Mentor’ head to 500 startups – Upstart Biz Journals

October 2013

How to Turn Off Twitter’s New Photo Preview Feature – Mashable

Hires and promotions, Oct. 27 – SF Gate

Bank Calls Customer Over Detected Bitcoin Transactions – TechDirt

August 2013

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship – Inc. Magazine

Sean Percival Joins Topix As VP Of Marketing – TechCrunch

Wittlebee’s Percival Surfaces At Topix – Socal Tech

Wittlebee co-founder Sean Percival joining Topix – Silicon Valley Business Journal

New Hires at Topix – Street Fighter Magazine

June 2013

Startup CEO: I Had To Step Down – Here’s My Advice For Entrepreneurs – Business Insider

Sean Percival’s Rules for Accelerated Start-Ups – Inc. Magazine

Time Expired on Monthly Model? – LA Business Journal

May 2013

Fundraising Trouble At Kids Clothing Startup Wittlebee Leads Sean Percival To Give Up CEO Role – TechCrunch

January 2013

How to get the newest, coolest Threadless shirts for your kid – Venturebeat

Kids clothing club Wittlebee offers exclusive designs to its customers with new Threadless partnership – The Next Web

Angel5 Debuts A Founder-Friendly View Of AngelList, Sorts Investors Into “Top Five” Groups By Market, Region & More – TechCrunch

Angel5 Highlights Top Angel Investors – Socaltech

AngelList’s top investors revealed – Venturebeat

Find Top Investors with Angel5 Tool – TechCocktail

Canada’s Top 5 Angel Investors by AngelList Popularity – TechVibes

October 2012

Wittlebee Grabs ShoeDazzle Customer Acquisition Superstar Chris Nella – PandoDaily

August 2012

Duck, Duck, Acquisition: Wittlebee Taps Kids Clothing Company Cottonseed – PandoDaily

April 2012

Wittlebee gets 2.5 Million in Funding – All Things D/Wall Street Journal

February 2012

If The Shirt Fits: Wittlebee Kids’ Clothing Club Delivers – Daily Candy

Birchbox For Children’s Clothes” Wittlebee Wants to Automate Your Kid’s Wardrobe – TechCrunch

Science launches its third startup this month, mom-commerce site Wittlebee – Venturebeat

Wittlebee Launches, Headed by Sean Pervical, Backed by Science – So Cal Tech

Startup Series: Wittlebee A Clothing Club for Well Dressed Kids – Jessica Gottlieb

This Company Has Launched Three Startups In One Week – Business Insider

Never Want to See The Inside of a Mall Again? Sign Up For Wittlebee! – Mom Finds

Kids Clothes Go Subscription-based with Science Inc. Backed Wittlebee – TechCocktail

What happens when geeks have kids? They create shopping sites like Wittlebee – The Next Web

eCommerce Service Wittlebee Shops For Your Kid’s Clothes, Giving You Less Stress – Bubbilicious

A Surprise in Every Birchbox – Businessweek

The rise of the subscription commerce startup – Gigaom

New Site Offers Kids Clothes By Subscription – Ecommerce Bytes

Clever kids’ clothing site packs a virtual shopping trip into your mailbox – Tecca

Wittlebee opens kids clothing club – Science Blog

Wittlebee: Get a Box of Children’s Clothing Delivered Each Month – “Deal”ectible Mommies

January 2012

NewME Accelerator Adds Andreessen Horowitz As Sponsor, Plus New Tech Mentors – TechCrunch

November 2011

Former MySpace CEO creates startup incubator called Science, invests in former MySpace execs – Venturebeat

An hour with Sean Percival : Internet Entrepreneur/Former VP MySpace – PR Across the Pond

August 2011

We like subcom – Initio

July 2011

Full of hustle, Los Angeles tech takes on Silicon Valley – Venturebeat

June 2011

News Corp. sells Myspace to Specific Media – CNN Money

News Corporation Sells MySpace for $35 Million – The New York Times

April 2011

AudioMicro Partners With Microsoft: Free Music, Sound Effects For Office 2010 Users – TechCrunch

Welcome Sean Percival – Ryan Born

January 2011

Instagram For The BlackBerry [Screenshot] – TechCrunch

What Instagram Would Look Like on a BlackBerry – Gizmodo

October 2010

Jesse Draper’s Valley Girl Buys LA Tech Blog Lalawag – TechCrunch

Lalawag Goes To Silicon Valley’s Valley Girl – SoCalTech

September 2010

Sean Percival, VP Marketing of MySpace Talks about Web, iPad, Photoshop, and Cleaning Toilets – Tech N’ Marketing

Lalawag, L.A.’s Tech Blog, Shuts Down – TechCrunch

First Facebook Phone Photo [Geeky Fun] – Techie Buzz

August 2010

Facebook Questions Get a Multi-Meme Easter Egg [VIDEO] – Mashable

MySpace Facelift – NBC News

July 2010

Earthquake Rocks L.A., Celebs Go Twitter-Crazy – Mashable

Say Hello to the New MySpace Profiles – Mashable

May 2010

Tsavo Media Sold for $75 Million – SoCalTech

Spotlight on Sean Percival – Myspace Press Room

January 2010

Launch a company for $12, sell it for $100,000. – Inc. Magazine

The $12 Startup That Was Sold On Twitter For About $100,000 – with Sean Percival – Mixergy

MySpace Hires Sean Percival To Further Socialize Their Content – TechCrunch

Never Mind the Valley: Here’s Los Angeles – ReadWriteWeb

October 2009

Zivity Adds Dudes. Let Me Know How It Goes (#zividude) – TechCrunch

April 2009

LA People 2009: The “Tweethearts” — Laurie and Sean Percival – LAWeekly

Social Media Hub: Los Angeles – Mashable

December 2008

Tsavo Hires Mona, “Queen of FriendFeed” – ReadWriteWeb

LA gets its own Tech News and Gossip site Lalawag – Inquistr

Lalawag hopes to get tongues wagging about L.A. technology – Los Angeles Times

October 2008

Tsavo Names Sean Percival Director of Content – ReadWriteWeb

Tsavo Snags Percival From Docstoc – SoCalTech

Four fantastic ways to build Web cred on $100 a month – IT Business

September 2008

All The TC50 Diggs, Feeds, Tweets, and Blog Posts You Can Handle – TechCrunch

August 2008

DocStoc Rolls Out Enhanced Document Control and Analytics – Mashable

April 2008

Mahalo Adds Microformats – Mashable

Mahalo employee can afford a binary-tagged Audi A6 – Valleywag

March 2008

Ah, this is living the second life – Daily Herald

Feburary 2008

Book review: Second Life In-World Travel Guide – Massively

June 2007

Listening Post – Venezuela’s Media Coup – Al Jazeera

September 2006

Uniting parents, Web designer gives them a social shield – OC Register

July 2006

Piggyback – Forbes

July 2004

Ghosts in the Machines: What Happens to Your Online Self When You Die? – Baltimore City Paper