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Growth of your startups post exit

There is nothing better than watching your attempts being nurtured under new management and ownership. In August 2013, GP Bullhound acquired Northern Tech Awards, which has become the key annual tech event of the North. Since the acquisition, it has toured Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and expect to hit Edinburgh in 2018. It’s an amazing event to celebrate best of northern tech companies. Since starting Venture 9, we have become a partner of GP Bullhound, in our efforts to help tech companies find growth capital, as well as explore mergers and acquisitions. In March 2015, Accusoft acquired, which has grown significantly…

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Memorable quotes on my second exit

I’m hoping to write more about my experience of the second exit, but in the meantime, as there is no ideal place to capture some of the exceptional comments I received, thought of capturing them here… Genuine and heartfelt congratulations Manoj. You’ve done something that very, very few people manage to do and ought to be justifiably proud, Ben Hookway RESULT!!!!!! And now in the elite band of people who have actually sold tech businesses in UK and made money, Ian Gotts (exited Nimbus to TIBCO and keynote speaker, Northern Tech Awards 2013) Well done. Shows how far you can get with imagination…

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