This is the FIRST ever return interview done on the podcast!
Alpesh H. Patel is an award winning Global Entrepreneur and has been featured in more than 50 media outlets including CNN, CNBC, BBC, Forbes,GQ and Huffington Post. I first spoke to Alpesh back in 2014, since then a lot has happened and recently he sold his business in a multi-million dollar deal after
“Getting his arse kicked in Africa” (His own words).
You can listen to his original 2014 interview HERE <<<
Here we talk about how he has been thoroughly TESTED through this process and what NOT to do. Also the struggles he found “Post Acquisition” when he should have been on could nine (in theory).
Alpesh is the essence of a true Entrepreneur.
We take risks and we get tested everyday.
“Brave, Bold and Innovative. Alpesh Patel = Visionary Entrepreneur.”
Robin Sharma, GlobaBest Selling Author and Founder of the Titan Academy
“Beaten and Bloodied, Patel is as rugged as the African bush he was in born in.”
Born in the Ugandan jungle while his parents were there on safari,
Mi- Fone’s CEO and Founder is the true meaning of “Indian Blood…African Heart”.
In 2008 Alpesh founded Mi-Fone the first African Mobile Devices brand and one of Africa’s first Tech start ups.
In 2012, Alpesh founded OJU, the worlds first Afro Emoticon character brand. OJU received world wide press attention and has garnered numerous awards such as the South African Loeries Grand Prix Digital Winner 2014 and Licensing Expo 2014 “One to Watch” award.
From the African bush to the streets of London, from the souks of Tangiers and the concrete jungle of Hong Kong to the bling of Dubai and back to mother Africa; this is a riveting true story of what happens when an Entrepreneur tries, tries and tries and fails more times than he succeeds. A soul searching narrative full of highs and lows culminating in the creation of a Pan African consumer brand that eventually gets sold.
Alpesh now runs Peshmode Ltd a UK based Advisory and Business Consultancy specialising in Go to Market Strategies, Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Results orientated Sales solutions. He has been dubbed as one of the first Tech Innovators to come out of emerging markets and has worked with industry giants such as Visa, Vodafone, Western Union and Uber
Podcast by the Numbers:
5 MIN – The struggles in Africa…
6 MIN – 5 BILLION Company wants YOU!
8 MIN – “You know what I am tired of all this Bullshit”
10 MIN – Committed & I did not have $200,000 for my lawyers.
11 MIN – Brought to tears, mentally, physically and spiritually alone.
13 MIN – MAKE SURE YOUR LOCATION IS RIGHT.
15 MIN – Sink or Swim entrepreneurship.
16 MIN – $30 – $40 Million valuation!
18 MIN – Post acquisition blues
21 MIN – CHINA BARGES IN!
23 MIN – The final straw & “African Rules”
25 MIN – PASSION LOST.
26 MIN – The dark side of entrepreneurship.
27 MIN – They took 51% of my headache.
“The grass is not greener on the other side… and if it is, it is probably fertilized with bullshit!”
29 MIN – Entrepreneurship is NOT for everyone.
31 MIN – TIA “This Is Africa”
“I find that failure strips us of all that is superfluous, intimately acquainting us with our own nakedness.
ONLY then are we ready to dance”
35 MIN – Still in the game, just in the game from a different perspective.
38 MIN – 100% FREE PHYSICAL BOOK GIVEAWAY x 10 COPIES…
5 x From me
5 x From Pesh
For 7 years I was the smartest kid in the room and I was in the wrong room
Alpesh speaking at Robin Sharma’s TITAN SUMMIT:
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