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34: Will Facebook Buy Him Out? with Richard Smullen
30th June 2016 • Can I Pick Your Brain? • Daniel Gefen
00:00:00 00:42:08

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My guest today started his first business at the young age of Seven!

Richard Smullen must be one of those guys that doesn’t sleep because he runs a global private equity investment fund, a leading online video and attention measurement platform and a revolutionary messaging app company all at the same time!

One of his previous businesses was acquired by a Nasdaq listed company.

And his latest venture called Pypestream is looking to radically change the way businesses and consumers interact . In fact CNN calls it the call centre of the future!

Pypestream launched this past December and has already amassed more than 12,000 clients in 65 countries!



What you will learn:

  • Why Richard went from running a successful business to work for someone else
  • Why you should offer your employees an equity stake in your company
  • How to go from business idea to your first 100 clients
  • Why the world of customer service is radically changing
  • How Richard is competing with Facebook

Interesting highlights:

  • Richard started his first business at 7 years old
  • Richard made money giving rides in his go cart at the age of 11
  • Richard started an online gaming tournament in China
  • Richard’s company now has 13,000 clients in 65 countries


Richard’s #1 practical advice: 

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