Mr Shark Tank: Derek Gerrard. Entrepreneur, Tech Investor, Pastor and Philanthropist. Episode 9 26 Sep 2017 For Episode 9 we’re talking to a man of many hats, Derek Gerrard. Some of his noteworthy achievements include: Leading ChangeCorp, a large management consulting firm. Co-founding and later selling a profitable tech startup called Greensense. Co-founding Go Capital, a tech capital raising firm. Heading up Innovation Bay, a networking platform for innovation and investment in the tech space. He is a church pastor. He is chairman of Meridian Global Foundation, a not for profit that donates to high impact charities. He is a board member of my company, Alyka. Our talking points with Derek: [1.25] Tell us your full business story from management consultant to executive of ChangeCorp, to startup founder of Greensense, to selling Greensense all the way to co-founder of Go Capital and Head of Innovation Bay? [7.55] Tell us a bit about your role as a pastor your role and your involvement as a Meridian Global ambassador? [11.55] What do you think are the biggest keys to success for you as a business man? Sales ability? Leadership ability? Negotiation ability? [17.11] What are the biggest reasons that startups fail? (Any stories?) [24.39] What are the biggest reasons that startups do well? (Any stories?) [29.21] What is the biggest startup success story you have been part of? [30.07] Do you have any funny/interesting Shark Tank stories? [33:30] Giving - you give a lot of money away. Care to share? If you have any questions, please hit us up on any of the following: www.facebook.com/Alykadigital/ www.instagram.com/alykadigital/ www.linkedin.com/in/zion-ong-40942817/ email@example.com If you want to chat to Derek, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.