Michael Birch

Co-founder at Bebo

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“I would say focus on building the business until you’re at a point when you have the credibility to demonstrate that it’s a success”

Michael Birch

Co-founder at Bebo

“It took us about four years of trying to start businesses before you could say we had any form of success [Bebo then sold for $850m]”

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In January 2005 Michael, with his wife Xochi, launched Bebo – in 2008 they sold it to AOL for US$850m.

Since Bebo, he has been involved in many projects including PROfounders Capital, a venture capital fund for entrepreneurs run by some of the most famous names in the digital space. Michael is a visionary: he predicted the rise of social media and was one of the first to use ‘viral’ marketing to transform the business landscape.

As well as being a business guru, Michael is one of the most authentic people out there.

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