Startup Exits
Startup Exits
Feb 26, 2021
Revett Eldred, founder of Minerva: $25 million founder payout
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Revett Eldred is a British-Canadian entrepreneur with two, eight-figure exits. After spending his career as a programmer in the 60s and 70s, he got tired of the bureaucratic nature of corporate America and started his own consulting firm, Minerva. Revett grew the company from 0 to 250 employees, became the first Canadian partner of Microsoft, won a bunch of prestigious awards and sold Minerva after 12 years –– all without a dime of outside capital!


On this episode of the Startup Exits Podcast, we chat with Revett about:

• Being a programmer in the 1960s

• Closing a first client as an unknown firm

• Sales strategy: break it down into stages

• Working with Bill Gates

• Cashing an eight-figure check after selling Minerva

• Can you predict the 2020s from the 1960s?

• The future of the office and WFH


Revett Eldred is a self-proclaimed "aging geek" and "retired bum" and spends his time giving back to young entrepreneurs, like myself and my brother Alex. We should all be grateful for people like Revett. 


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