Oct. 18, 2020

89: The Growth, Margin, and Retention of Higher Education - with Greg Shepard, Founder & CEO of Boss Capital Partners

89: The Growth, Margin, and Retention of Higher Education - with Greg Shepard, Founder & CEO of Boss Capital Partners

In this episode of The EdUp Experience, our guest is Greg Shepard, Founder & CEO of Boss Capital Partners.  Greg talks to us about the harsh realities for today's entrepreneurs, how the wealth gap inhibits innovations, and why higher education is stuck in the "ratchet effect".  The Business Operating Support System (BOSS), which Greg created, helps acts as a catalyst to help prevent a business from failing.  Greg says there are three valuation drivers - growth, margin, and retention.  These concepts apply to any business in any context!  What do today's venture capitalists think about the state of higher education?  How has COVID sped up the ed-tech sector?  Find out in this episode, it is simply fascinating.

Greg Shepard is the CEO and founder of BOSS Capital Partners. He is a Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Angel Venture Capital Investor with a legacy of building and running sustainable growth businesses. Driven by a transformational leadership style, Greg has spearheaded multiple company exits in the BioTech, TransitTech, AdTech, and MarTech space. Two of his former companies were acquired by eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions in January 2016 as a part of a cross-brand deal totaling largely over $900M. The transaction comprised the purchase and sale of numerous companies, two of which were Greg’s.  He has won: Tech Deal of the Year Over $250 million, Private Equity Deal of the Year Over $500 million to $1 billion, and Cross Border Deal of the Year Over $500 million to $1 billion to name a few.

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