Episode 150

Exiting a Powerful 11M User Software Suite with Stuart Prestedge

This week on The Exit: Stuart Prestedge is a seasoned software startup coach and founder of multiple successful businesses. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, he founded his first business at 18 in the gaming world. His first real success came with a software suite in the productivity niche Stuart founded in early 2000 with his business partner Simon. The software suite quickly rose to prominence, becoming the #1 productivity app in over 20 countries. When it came time to exit, the company had over 11M users, and both Stuart and Simon knew the price they would sell for. Listen to find out how the exit unfolded, and how Stuart scored a job where he was tasked to: ‘Go and do what you do best’.

Stuart Prestedge is an entrepreneur currently running multiple startups, but focuses on coaching software startups. Stuart’s initial exit taught him several lessons, and upon his next exit with Citrix, Stuart began implementing all of the lessons he had learned before. Stuart founded the Software Startup Founders Academy to help founders in many ways to progress efficiently and with quality from concept to launch to growth to exit. If you are looking to connect with him about your company, just message Stuart on LinkedIn for any help you need with your software startup.

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

Software Startup Founders Academy: https://softwarestartupfounders.academy/ 

Book a free online discovery call: https://softwarestartupcoach.com/book-session

Flippa’s First Access: https://flippa.com/product/first-access

For a Free Flippa Business Valuation: flippa.com/freevaluation 


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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