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283 | "Layoffs, PayPal and Resilience" with Roy Vella from Vella Ventures
Episode 28310th December 2023 • Failing to Success • Chad Kaleky
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✅ Career Pivots as Opportunities: Getting laid off from his first job became a pivotal moment for Roy Vella. Embracing the layoff, he transitioned to business school, leading to unforeseen opportunities and personal growth.

✅ Entrepreneurial Resilience: Roy's journey includes founding a FinTech company, facing funding challenges, and eventually achieving a successful acquisition. The ability to navigate ups and downs showcases resilience crucial in entrepreneurship.

✅ Diverse Ventures and Adaptability: Roy's diverse roles, from launching new lines of business at PayPal to consulting and public speaking, highlight the power of adaptability. His "machete" approach exemplifies creative problem-solving and seizing opportunities.

Episode 283 Summary:

Roy Vella, founder of Vella Ventures, shares his career journey from advertising to successful entrepreneurship. A layoff from his first job led to business school and later founding a FinTech company. Roy's adaptability, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit shine through diverse ventures, including PayPal and consulting.

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00:00 Intro

00:15 Roy's Early Career and Layoff Experience

02:20 Transition to Business School and Travels

03:33 First Business Venture and Acquisition

05:07 Joining PayPal and Creating New Lines of Business

06:30 Establishing Vella Ventures

07:23 Building Clientele and Public Speaking

08:54 Returning to the States and Future Opportunities

09:53 Contact Roy

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