Episode 174

Playing Hard To Get, To Get the Deal Done with Robbie Hardy

This week on The Exit: From selling her own company to mentoring other women entrepreneurs. This episode of the exit is a full circle entrepreneurial story from starting a business, building it into a successful company, to exiting and becoming an investor helping other women grow their businesses. Robbie tells how timing is everything, she was in the right  place at the right time and a connection saw the potential of the company. Robbie continued to build the company and negotiate an exit at the same time. She knew the leverage she had and worked it to her advantage to get the best deal she could. Now as an angel investor, Robbie looks to empower other women to help them achieve their goals. Listen to find out what advice Robbie has for other founders and entrepreneurs looking to grow and exit. 

Robbie Hardy is a “mentor capitalist” who knows how to navigate through the maze of the entrepreneurial journey and she wants to help other entrepreneurs do it too. Robbie Hardy is an experienced investor and entrepreneur with extensive startup and board experience. She’s climbed the corporate ladder, developed corporate strategies for Fortune 500 companies, and worked as a strategic consultant with the Kauffman Foundation. She started and grew companies of her own and cultivated her passion as a CEO and business owner.

Robbie is the Founder of xElle Ventures, an Angel fund for women investors investing in female founders. She has developed entrepreneurial programs and written two books on women-led career and life books.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbiehardy/

Website: www.robbiehardy.com  

For a Free Flippa Business Valuation: https://flippa.com/exit

The Exit—Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. To listen to the podcast or get daily listing updates, click on flippa.com/the-exit-podcast/


Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

You May Also Like