#68: Sean Percival - Building a startup with a serial entrepreneur, investor and former VP at MyspaceMar 30, 2021
Success is not final, failure is not fatal. This is what Churchill said through one of its darkest periods. Entrepreneurship is often drawn in bright colors but what does it actually take to become real success? Have you ever wondered if you had what it takes to launch a startup?
A recent Growth Island podcast guest Sean Percival, who is a serial entrepreneur, investor, author, and a former VP at Myspace will walk us through a journey of building a venture. Sean has helped hundreds of startups on growth marketing and fundraising and he has also invested into and founded over a dozen himself.
This episode takes you through the essentials you need to know prior to starting your venture. Sean talks us through the motives behind entrepreneurship, the path to success, and even more importantly, the bounce-back factor and how to fail with integrity.
Sean also shares his best practises for overcoming challenges, advice for adopting good habits and thoughts on living a happy, healthy and meaningful life.
0:30 Introduction to Sean Percival
1:35 How did you become who you are today
2:40 What are the most common questions from people looking to launch their startup?
5:50 Working with co-founders
11:20 Managing a startup during COVID-19
14:40 What do investors expect from startups?
19:15 Winning when failing a startup
21:10 Common misconceptions about startups
23:10 What are the things you wish you knew earlier about the startups?
26:00 What is your practice for overcoming challenges?
28:30 Decision making process
32:30 Hiring employees in a startup
35:00 How to invest in startups
38:10 How to source investors?
40:05 Life after COVID-19
44:01 Put your phone in a drawer for 30 days
48:00 Sean’s habits
49:40 Sean’s final advice for living a happy, healthy, and meaningful life
Connect with Sean Percival
Sean’s books: https://seanpercival.com/bibliography/
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