Episode 162

Exiting the World’s Largest Boat Rental Marketplace with Sascha Mornell

This week on The Exit: This week on The Exit: From the Japanese ice cream industry to US Federal Defence, Sascha Mornell has worked in vastly different industries, but throughout his career, achieving an exit has been the common denominator. Sascha has been a part of three exits, the first of which occurred when he joined a startup called Register.com where he was the first employee. That business achieved a successful $800 million IPO and gave him a taste of what it felt like to scale a business towards an exit. From there Sascha started two businesses, the first providing solutions to the civilian and defence markets of the federal government, the second is now the world’s largest boat rental marketplace, Get My Boat. He exited both businesses successfully, and shares his truly unique entrepreneurial journey on this week’s episode of The Exit.

Sascha Mornell is a serial entrepreneur (with three out of five successful exits), philanthropist and investor. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Getmyboat, the world’s largest boat rental & water experience marketplace (a majority stake was acquired by Yanmar in 2022). Before Getmyboat he was the co-founder and CEO/Chairman of Phacil (acquired in 2019), a highly decorated and award-winning technology services federal government contractor. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at register.com, which he helped grow and take public in 2000 in a $800 million IPO. Sascha is also the Director and co-founder of the SaraVenture Foundation, a multi-million dollar non-profit (DAF) focused on community, education, youth and leadership causes. He is an angel investor in, and advisor to, Hazon Solutions (acquired by PrecisionHawk), YourMechanic (acquired by Wrench), MarkMonitor (acquired by Thomson Reuters), Osmio (acquired by Aramark/GrubHub), Tint, Perigee and Brij. 

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

Getmyboat: https://www.getmyboat.com/

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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.

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