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.