Hi. I’m Duncan Davidson.

I am a Startup Advocate and CTO in Residence at Microsoft for Startups in Berlin, Germany. My job is to provide advice for startup founders and CTOs and help them prioritize, focus, and think through their work.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

After editing Amali’s talk on recruiting a diverse team, I pulled out a short salient point and did something fun with it. This is the result.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Recruiting a diverse team

Last year at Slush, the Microsoft for Startups team recorded a bunch of the talks we did in our booth. It’s taken a bit of time, but we’re starting to release them, and I’m really happy that the first to go public is on recruiting diverse teams by Amali de Alwis.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Thank you Mitt Romney for your principled vote today. I wish we could have seen a few more like that, but at least there was one.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

I were writing the current timeline we find ourselves in, surely this is the point where I’d have the ex-Presidents meet up and prepare to activate the super-secret contingency plan for when the Constitution breaks.

Steps of a music kita in Berlin

I walk past this kita (what they call a kindergarden here) all the time and love that there’s always something fresh and festive on the steps.

Friday, January 31, 2020

The Republican Party’s defence and support of unlimited presidential power, when it suits them, is beyond astounding.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Chris Hynes’ story of his time on the Aperture team is an amazing read from somebody who was there during the development of a product that had so much promise, and yet…

Damn, I still miss Aperture.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Microsoft’s Super Bowl 2020 commercial

“I’m not trying to be the best female coach. I’m trying to be the best coach.”

Katie Sowers, Offensive Assistant Coach, San Francisco 49ers

Grafitti near Mauerpark in Berlin

Some days, this is exactly how I feel. More days lately than I care to admit.

Monday, January 27, 2020
Unter den Bahngleisen