Start-up founders are ambitious problem solvers. Addressing real world problems, they thrive in uncertainty, generating new jobs and new revenue streams in new markets.
To generate growth in a start-up, it is almost always necessary to raise external capital to run the necessary experiments to build a product, find customers, test business models and hire amazing people.
Underpinning this growth is good governance. Dan Radcliffe shares the highs, lows and governance lessons he learnt from launching a start-up successfully onto the global stage.
Joint IOD and Marlborough Chamber of Commerce event.
Dan Radcliffe is a businessman and entrepreneur based in Taranaki. In 2007 Dan founded International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) - a volunteer travel company responsible for sending over 100,000 people abroad which he eventually sold a majority stake to private equity in 2017.
In 2014, Dan was named New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year, in recognition for the global success of International Volunteer HQ. He represented New Zealand at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2015, where he was inducted into the World Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
Dan now manages his family office with investments across early stage businesses, brewing, agriculture and property. He sits on a number of local boards including Taranaki Rugby Union, Taranaki Foundation and On the House Food Rescue.
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