Angel investing

Neal Ghandi, Angel Investor outlines the benefits of conscience-led business investment

Neal Ghandi, co-founder, Xplora, Attenda

Neal has been an entrepreneur since age 21, starting a business, Jungle.com, that was later sold to Argos. Neal’s own first big success came when he sold Xplora, the early e-commerce platform he co-founded in 1996, to a NASDAQ-listed company in 1998. While still at Xplora, he set up a further joint venture, Attenda, this time in the realm of IT infrastructure management. Neal relinquished his sizeable stake in the business (and a subsidiary) when Attenda sold in two parts over 2010 and 2011 for £72m in total. Attenda’s clients include Regus, Nisa, Travelodge, Cambridge University Press and UCAS.

This interview was originally recorded by UBS in 2015 with the help of E2Exchange, the entrepreneur network.

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