Serious entrepreneurs don’t build a company just to sell it

Hindsight is 20/20 for founders when it comes to the right time to sell, writes Leanna Byrne

14th April, 2017

When you cover any industry you’ll inevitably have people complain to you. The Irish start-up scene is “too small”, “unambitious” and is “full of founders looking to sell”.

I think the first two criticisms are a little harsh, but as for the last, it’s come up often enough for me to write about it.

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