Revett Eldred is a British-Canadian entrepreneur with two, eight-figure exits. After spending his career as a programmer in the 60s and 70s, he got tired of the bureaucratic nature of corporate America and started his own consulting firm, Minerva. Revett grew the company from 0 to 250 employees, became the first Canadian partner of Microsoft, won a bunch of prestigious awards and sold Minerva after 12 years –– all without a dime of outside capital!
In this episode
We chat with Revett about:
Being a programmer in the 1960s
Closing a first client as an unknown firm
Sales strategy: break it down into stages
Working with Bill Gates
Cashing an eight-figure check after selling Minerva
Can you predict the 2020s from the 1960s?
The future of the office and WFH
Revett Eldred is a self-proclaimed “aging geek” and “retired bum” and spends his time giving back to young entrepreneurs, like myself and my brother Alex. We should all be grateful for people like Revett.
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