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Nick Saunders

Advisor Chile, CL

CEO and Founder at Getlokal and Shareholder at Golden Media BG. Past 10+ years in start-ups with a successful exit.

CEO and Founder at Getlokal and Shareholder at Golden Media BG. Past 10+ years in start-ups with a successful exit.

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Involved In

Founder

Getlokal

Advisor

The Jurist Company
Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund

Positions

Chief Executive Officer and Founder Getlokal October 2010 - present
Shareholder Golden Media BG July 2015 - present
Mentor Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund September 2012 - present
Chief Executive Officer New Europe Directories Bulgaria June 2006 - September 2014
Head of Corporate Support Yell Group plc March 1999 - June 2006
Business Development Director Matthew Clarke plc February 1996 - July 1998
Business Development Manager SGS September 1992 - July 1994
General Manager Norton Healthcare Ltd November 1983 - July 1990
Production Chemist Western Mining Corp July 1981 - April 1983

Education

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School Business Administration and Management, General 1994 - 1995
The University of Western Australia Pharmacology and Organic Chemistry 1978 - 1980
Rossmoyne Senior High School Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1973 - 1977

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Sales • Leadership • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Developed and launched Getlokal in Chile
Originated and developed Golden Pages into Bulgaria's leading classified advertising provider then its development into a media agency

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Everyone has their own area of expertise and each co-founder has a vital role to play in a start-up. Co-founders need to have total trust and respect for each other so that the culture is one of sharing and giving to create a high performing team capable of developing the idea into a business.

As an Advisor

I am a hands on person better suited to personal (voice) conversation and discussion. I bring practical experience and advice to the table. I work best in open conversation where ideas and suggestions are discussed in detail then implemented.

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Nikolay Mladenov
We worked together  •  Founder, Prommo.BG. Previously Clerk, Specialized State Prosecutor's Office.
Nick is an experienced entrepreneur with good knowledge about startups, sales and finances, which all make him a really useful advisor to an ... y project.
Mihai Dragomirescu
Mobile and New Products, GETLOKAL and Country Manager (Romania), GETLOKAL.
Nick has a great energy, a massive experience and he is very trustworthy!
Dilyan Dimitrov
We worked together  •  Founder, Eleven Accelerator Venture Fund. Previously Vice President, Bedminster Capital Management.
Nick has diverse experience both in the corporate world and as founder of technological companies, and has a broad perspective on all aspect ... s of most any business.

Majo Balko
UX / Product / Visual Designer @ Toptal, Founder @ AsapNinja
He has a wealth of practical design experience and runs his own start-up so has lived many of the problems start-ups typically face.