Myprotein: How to bootstrap a £500 overdraft into a £350m exit, with Founder Oliver Cookson

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52m · May 24, 2021

Myprotein: How to bootstrap a £500 overdraft into a £350m exit, with Founder Oliver Cookson

Oliver Cookson founded the sports nutrition business Myprotein in 2004 with just a £500 overdraft, selling it to The Hut Group seven years later having kept 100% equity. The deal ended up being worth north of £350m for him. So how did he pull it off? Key takeaways: Achieving £1m EBITDA, still fully bootstrapped Selling Myprotein to The Hut Group Working on the board with people he’s in litigation with

  • “If you want to build a startup there is no work life balance” 😅

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  • @Craig-Watson @Theo-Ricketts @Jack great episode about bootstrapping MyProtein and all the difficulties that went with it 💪

    a month ago·

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