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How I Exited For $200m

... And Why I Spent $12m on new MVP

Jon Darbyshire CEO of SmartSuite shares the three Part Story of how he:

- Founded a SaaS business that became and industry leader and sold to EMC for $200m

- Transitioned from operator to advisor role and invested in over 400 companies directly or thought venture funds

- Identified a new market opportunity, and couldn’t wait to jump back in and personally invested $12.5M

Created by: Jon Darbyshire


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Jon Darbyshire

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Co-founder and CEO of SmartSuite

Jon Darbyshire is the co-founder and CEO of SmartSuite. Jon is an entrepreneur, product designer, and investor. Jon has a passion for designing and creating software that enhances the productivity of people and teams - by aligning their work around common goals. In 2021, Jon and his team launched SmartSuite, the work management platform that manages any process, from any industry, on one platform. Now, SmartSuite unites essential elements used to get work done, regardless of company size or type.

Revenue: $4.2MFTE's:200

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