I've just launched another tech company -- and I'm doing it in Europe.
I wasn't BORN a masochist. I was actually born an American. But I've lived in Europe for 15 years and proudly call myself European -- complete with the passport. I'm proud of the European label for many reasons, including the ideals that the EU represents.
As a business guy, I was also attracted to the EU for the opportunity it promises. NOT for the current opporunity it OFFERS for tech startups. Europe is hard, much harder than the US, for tech startups. And there is no reason it should be.
I started my first company about 25 years ago, in the US. I have since launched five others -- either...