Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016

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May. 23, 2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016
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Guy Mucklow Why I Turned Down $100 Million for my Company BoS2016

Editor's Notes

  1. Synopsis: This is the story of how my co-founder and I launched a service at the start of the dotcom crash in 2001, and with no chance of external funding, had to bootstrap our business, surviving on what little capital and nerves we had, to grow a £12m turnover business with a £4m ebitda. I will explore some of the personal and professional challenges that i have encountered along our journey - including the fundamental question of knowing when to sell. Because having walked away from a recent offer of $100m for my company - I have been tempted! Find out what led my co-founder and i to go down this path and why we chose not to cash in. Most of all find out what impact our decision had on our business and what are we looking to do now - Needless to say our final act needs to be impressive if we’re not to regret our decision.
  2. EMI valuation - Simple objectives - moving away from 50-5-50 to the 3 levers; How teams can effect change on the levers