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Get your business ready to exit with Edward Keelan from Octopus Ventures

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Get your business ready to exit with Edward Keelan from Octopus Ventures

By , September 19, 2022
edward keelan

For business owners preparing to exit their business, it is important to be able to inspire the next generation of employees in order to scale the company. VC investors need to be able to take challenges from investors and entrepreneurs need to be able to understand the financials of a business in order to secure

“The best results are always where that relationship is extremely strong between founders and investors.”

Edward Keelan is a venture capitalist at Octopus Ventures. He invests in early-stage companies, sitting on their boards and helping them through their growth journey.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. The importance of being able to inspire the next generation of employees in order to scale a company

2. The need to be able to take challenges from investors

3. The importance of understanding the financials of a business in order to secure investment

For more on this topic and perspective, check out this episode on Succession Plus Youtube Channel and Exit Insights Spotify.

 

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Darryl Bates-Brownsword

Darryl Bates-Brownsword

CEO | Succession Plus UK

Darryl is a dynamic, driven Business Mentor and Coach with over 20 years of experience and passion for creating successful outcomes for founder-led businesses. He is a great connector, team builder, problem solver, and inspirer – showing the way through complexity to simplicity.

He has built 2 international multi-million turnover businesses; one now operating in 16 countries. His quick and analytical approach cuts through to the core issues quickly and identifying the context. He challenges the status quo and gets consistent, repeatable and reliable business results.

Originating in Australia, Darryl’s first career was as an Engineer in the Power Industry. Building businesses bought him to the UK in 2003 where he quickly developed a reputation for combining systems thinking with great creativity to get results in challenging situations.

A keen competitive cyclist, he also has a B Eng (Mech) Engineering and an MBA.