Tim Coldwell's most successful startup, Xenotron, grew 100% compound, with profits, during the crazy 80s and was sold in 1986 to Siemens. Semi-retired since then, and living in France, Tim now concentrates on gardening and occasionally writing silly letters to Mark Anderson. He also prefers not to remember some other startups which were not successful, fun for a while, but cost lots of money.
Most satisfying has been watching numerous successful startups by ex-Xenotron colleagues and partners who had at least in part derived the confidence to strike out on their own from their Xenotron experience.
Patricia, Tim's long-suffering wife (a.k.a., most severe investment critic) and industrial market researcher, also keeps him busy trying to deal with maintenance of multiple ancient (a.k.a., decrepit) properties in France and the U.K., and helping to raise son Charles (13).
Tim is available to consult (or even insult) to anyone who has a really good idea but needs help with raising funds in Europe and/or implementation. The more appealing the idea, the lower the fee. Please visit his website at http://tim.coldwell.free.fr.