51 min

Revett Eldred, founder of Minerva: $25 million founder payout Startup Exits

    • Business

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!



On this episode of the Startup Exits Podcast, 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. 



Startup Exits is brought to you by StartupSoft. New episodes every month, subscribe for more.

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!



On this episode of the Startup Exits Podcast, 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. 



Startup Exits is brought to you by StartupSoft. New episodes every month, subscribe for more.

51 min

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