Firestartr awarded £3m from London Co-Investment Fund

London- 4th December 2014 -Firestartr awarded  £3m from London Co-Investment Fund Firestartr, a curated co-investment platform backed by a network of domain specialist angel investors and operators, has been selected as one of… Continue reading

Product Design for Non-Designers Slides by Cecile Baird

Presentation on Product Design for Non-Designers – Slides at Podim Conference in Slovenia May 2014 Bit of UX, UI, Branding, Tips, Tricks, Advice, Experience, Techniques, Processes and some Personality!

Hashtag Been Busy

 A 12 Month Summary of Recent Events, Press & Speaking Gigs. #organising #speaking #mentoring #judging #events #press #awards #Bitcoin #Audits #Disrupt #Innovate #Start-Ups #invest #deals #europe & Princes. Event: Product Design Guild San Francisco… Continue reading

Representing Virtual Currencies at The Europas Gathering

In Firestartr red leading The Europa’s Unconference :  Fintech and Virtual Currency session, with Claire Cockerton of Level39 and Taavet Hinrikus of Transferwise. Highlight? Well 80% of the talk was on Bitcoin ;)… Continue reading

Firestartr co-organises Pitch at Palace

I had the pleasure to attend four meetings inside the wonderful Buckingham Palace to help organise 1 wonderful pitching evening inside St James Palace, our very own Yoyo (whom I designed their prototype) wins 2 out… Continue reading


As a Firestartr, worked with Richard Muirhead to lead the Bitstamp Audit. PRESS  

Bitcoin Fight Club : Battle of the Minds AT THE 02

                    Developed Bitcoin Fight Club “Battle of the Minds” a panel discussion & pre-event to the Bitcoin Fight Night with Max Keiser at The O2 London. A… Continue reading

Images speak louder than words

Click-through for my update of the last 6 months.  

Augmented Reality

Intro to product design for non designers at Oxford Uni for GeekGirls

I gave a talk on Product Design, User Interface Design and User-Experience Design, at the Said Business School, Oxford University organized by GeekGirl, for students and future entrepreneurs. Let’s start with a visual metaphor:… Continue reading