Entrepreneurs Universe and Smedvig Capital we delighted to engage in a lively conversation with Ed Bussey, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of global content marketing specialists, Quill. Founded in 2011, Quill is purpose built to deliver high performance content across an unparalleled number of topics, formats and languages. Quill is a trusted content partner for global brands and agencies including Shop Direct, STA Travel, LA Fitness, Arsenal, Reckitt Benckiser, 888.com, WPP, Aegis and Publicis.
Prior to launching Quill in 2011, Ed was Chief Operating Officer at ZYB, an award-winning mobile social networking pioneer acquired by Vodafone Plc in May 2008. Ed was also part of the founding team and Global Marketing Director of online clothing retailer Figleaves.com, acquired by N Brown Plc in Oct 2010.
Ed has held a number of NED, chairman and internet advisory positions with companies including: Mr. & Mrs. Smith Boutique Hotels, Bauer Media Group, PCCW (Hong Kong), Charles Tyrwhitt, Enterprise Ireland, Secretsales and Evans Cycles.
Staged at Home House in Portman Square, Ed shared his experiences of building successful start-ups, in a conversation with Philip de Lisle, a serial entrepreneur whose last venture had a $1.5Billion valuation when he exited.
We invited a small group including high-calibre entrepreneurs, Smedvig portfolio executives, and angels as well as non-executives with a strong interest in high growth businesses. This ensured that there is an opportunity to engage with each other along with Ed and Philip before and after the conversation.