Eric Dosal

Co-Founder, BrightGauge

Eric is a reformed financier and 4th generation entrepreneur who spent two years on Wall Street helping clients raise over $20 billion.

He returned to Miami to join the family business – Compuquip – started in 1980 by his mother and father. This move gave him a chance to capitalize on his investment banking skills where he played a key role in expanding Compuquip, supporting its growth and diversification. He co-founded BrightGauge Software in 2010 with his brother and selling the Compuquip Managed IT Services division to Konica Minolta’s All Covered Division in 2012.

How and when to FINISH BIG

Eric (the money guy) & Brian (the product guy) Dosal will share their experience in starting, scaling and ultimately selling BrightGauge, their self-funded, 35 employee, SaaS business earlier this year. They’ll share an honest and open account of why they decided to sell while it was still experiencing rapid (50% year one year) growth and very profitable.

They will share the lessons learned in starting a company in San Francisco and then moving it back to their hometown, Miami, FL and the reasons why they took the decision to to sell the company. They were not VC funded and had no pressure to sell. Even with a great culture, great team, great everything, it still could be a great idea to sell. AFTER selling, there are still things to do but it’s OK to take a break and/or start a new project.

You’ll leave with lessons they learned in how/why to finish big and leave on top.