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In this episode, Guido recounts the journey he's been on to realise his entrepreneurship dream and eventually become CEO of Farmoderm. Guido shares the struggles he’s faced and doggedly overcome in raising a search fund in Italy where no one had even heard of one. Even as he juggled key family milestones, fielded several major roadblocks post-acquisition, and powered through, Guido discusses how he’s continuously seized opportunities and created great value for Farmoderm in the midst of a global pandemic and raising a young family.
Family businesses: entrepreneurship in his blood (6:14)
Taking the scenic route: consulting, finance, and risk management (8:35)
On the entrepreneurship path (20:18)
Blazing the trail in Italy (25:43)
The struggles of the search (28:47)
The acquisition: Farmoderm (38:18)
Past, present and future goals (44:50)
In hindsight: advice for aspiring searchers (48:22)
Some advice from Guido:
"It is possible. That's my message. Look at the possibilities around you. If it's something that you want to pursue, I think it's time to do it now. Don't be afraid to start because I think you're always going to regret not trying it."
"I always knew there was a possibility that I would close the search without an acquisition but I was gonna fight it until the end, not until the last euro in my bank account."