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‘So, what’s your exit strategy?’ The question often leaves most entrepreneurs stumped as running a business leaves little time to think about anything else.
While business owners recognise that they may have to exit their business at some point, few give enough thought to how they will sell it. And fewer prepare for it.
In this episode of BIC Talks, K Srikrishna, serial entrepreneur, business mentor and author of The Art of a Happy Exit is in conversation with Hema Hattangady, author, entrepreneur and business leader on how can an entrepreneur prepare for all that selling their business entails.
K. Srikrishna, Ph.D., is a serial entrepreneur, business mentor and former angel investor. He founded his first company Impulsesoft in 1999, which grew from a bootstrapped organisation of two people to a global leader in Bluetooth wireless stereo music prior to being acquired by SiRF Technology of San Jose, CA.
Hema Hattangady helmed Conzerv from 1996 to 2008 as CEO. An MBA from IIM Calcutta, Hema joined the business established by her father-in-law in 1990. She was later appointed CEO and successfully turned around the company before its acquisition by Schneider in 2008. Hema Hattangady helmed Conzerv from 1996 to 2008 as CEO.
Hema co-authored Lift Off: The Story of Conzerv along with Ashish Sen in 2019.
Hema lives in Bangalore with her 94-year-old mother, husband Ashok, daughter Ananya and two cats. Son Raghav is in Cleveland, Ohio. Ashok and Hema share a passion for good food, gardening, humour, wellness and the fellowship of friends and family.