YFM Equity Partners’ (YFM) British Smaller Companies VCT (BSC) has appointed Rupert Cook as an independent non-executive director. Cook specialises in corporate and business development, with twenty five years’ experience of technology, sales, marketing and general management, including fifteen years in corporate finance and investment...Commenting on his appointment, David Hall, Managing Director of YFM says: “Rupert brings a wealth of experience working with smaller companies, with a keen focus on a variety of technology sectors. His expertise will be invaluable as the Company invests in earlier stage businesses.”
Rupert Cook, chairman of Red Penguin Ventures, says No: "In its current form, Twitter’s future is unpredictable. Brands like Snapchat and Instagram are nibbling at its lunch and it is continually compared to Facebook, which seems to be adapting to life as a listed company with more ease. Driven by eager investors and the halo effect of Silicon Valley, Twitter is also suffering from a valuation that was a touch on the warm side..."