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  1. Admin

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    Mark Pearson started a UK online coupon code business in 2006 for £300 and sold it in 2014 for £55 million to Monitise - MyVoucherCodes.co.uk

    He has now launched a new venture capital fund targeting the e-commerce sector Fuel.Ventures. He says he has made 70X Average return on his last 10 e-commerce investments.

    Watch his video here:
    [youtube]MWgvC4Xxh80[/youtube]

    View his linked in here, shows his investment companies.
     
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  3. ian

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    Agree with Ian, he's upset alot of people with his ventures, defo not a bloke I would have a pint with.

    Love the way when you search for his name this appears in google

    "Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe. Learn more"

    He's defo removed the posts that slate him and his business antics
     
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    Spill the beans then!
     
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    Upset people because MyVoucherCodes dominated the sector?

    You can't blame him for beating the competition, that's business

    That's an amazing hit rate, he is clearly very good at it
     
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    I think that message appears when you search for anyone's name.
     
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    Yep it does.

    From what I can tell he's been aggressive in business but it's only his (ex)competitors slagging him off.

    Not a bad position to be in
     
  10. Murray

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    Tbf those posts are from 7 years ago

    We evolve as people, just because he was like that then isn't to say he is like that now.
     
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    Yep but still a reason I wouldn't want to be involved in anything he promotes...
     
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    I read through those links. People do evolve and he has done because he no longer appears to operate MyVoucherCodes.co.uk given he's apparently sold it therefore he probably doesn't do the exact things that the posts throughout those links suggested he did in the past, now. Who's to say he wouldn't do those things, or other things other affiliates considered to be underhanded, today if he begun a new voucher site? We can't know and it is only really possibly to judge him on what he did do and how he responded to criticism from those complaining about what he did. From what I read through nothing I could find suggested he'd done anything illegal. Some posters alleged that he ripped off other voucher sites and copied their content.

    Do you feel YOU have evolved?
     
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    For the purposes of starting a petty argument I feel the need to point out that individuals do NOT evolve. Evolution requires the mechanism of reproduction and by definition happens over successive generations.

    It's impossible to do anything at scale without someone complaining. Sometimes complaints are justified, sometimes not, but complaints themselves are not evidence of wrongdoing. Especially when they come from competitors.
     
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    It amazes me he's had so much success on such second rate domain names.
     
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    That probably says more about domain names rather than him.
     
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    Because a lot of stuff has been censored or removed. Last thread on the forum listed above was a few months ago but it was removed for 'legal reasons'.

    It's a shame Monkey isn't around anymore to confirm this ;)
     
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    This may be hard to believe, but I was a lot less thoughtful a few years ago, sometimes to the point of being argumentative and occasionally, rude.
     
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    Corrected your typo :)
     
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    As I remember Monkey's post contained a lot of accusations and not much evidence, hardly surprising it got taken down, you can't really expect to attack the networks on a network forum.

    In fact at least one network did try to provide evidence to show how much traffic was actually getting diverted

    It might have stayed up if it had stayed a calm, rational discussion
     
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    It wasn't the first thread on the subject to get out of hand but it will probably be the last.
     
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