Episode 93

Preparing For an Exit Properly with Nick Telson

This week our host Steve McGarry sits down with Nick Telson to talk about his entrepreneurial journey. They dive into some of his current projects like Trumpet and Horseplay Venture, but the conversation focuses on his exit from one of his previous companies, DesignMyNight. They discuss the details on how he was able to step back and prepare for the exit, and the more traditional path they took in order to set up the sale.


Nick Telson is a London-based entrepreneur, angel investor, podcaster, startup mentor and public speaker, whose speciality lies in talking no-nonsense founder/investor advice and help. Nick is currently the Co-Founder of Trumpet, and Co-Founder and Angel Investor in Horseplay Ventures.



– Website – https://www.sendtrumpet.com/

– Website – https://linktr.ee/Nick.telson

– Website – https://www.designmynight.com/

-LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicktelson/



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.

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