Bootstrapping a Portfolio of Businesses with David Henzel

Bootstrapping a Portfolio of Businesses with David Henzel

In this episode, Nick sits down with David Henzel to talk about what it's like to manage a portfolio of businesses. At the time of recording this episode, David is running five companies and has started or invested in many others. These companies truly run the gamut, from a content delivery provider to a group coaching platform and even a company that helps people manage their happiness and achieve goals. Needless to say, David knows a few things about how to run, grow, and exit a company—and he's here to share that wisdom with us.

Like many entrepreneurs, David didn't fit into the traditional path that was expected of him. He was kicked out of 13 different schools as a child and struggled to find a traditional job. It wasn't until a friend reached out to him about starting a tech company that everything clicked—entrepreneurship was his calling. Over the years, David has started, invested in, and exited from many successful companies. As you might expect, he's also learned many valuable lessons along the way about running a business, developing successful habits, staying happy, and managing relationships. Listen in to hear his advice on all of that and a whole lot more in this fascinating episode.
David Henzel

David Henzel

Entrepreneur, Investor

David Henzel is the CEO of upcoach and a veteran entrepreneur who has been building in the saas and e-com space for over 20 years. He has had multiple exits, including MaxCDN. David's passion is to help individuals and their organizations reach their full potential. Aside from upcoach (Coaching Delivery System), he has a small portfolio of companies including LTVplus, (Outsourcing for e-commerce & saas), TaskDrive (Sales Development), Shortlist.io (Digital Marketing Agency), and his passion project Managing Happiness (Peak Performance Group Coaching for entrepreneurs).

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Leverage’s Founder and CEO, Nick Sonnenberg, is the host of the Leverage Podcast. With a background in data science, high-frequency algorithmic trading and business efficiency consulting, Nick has an innovative mind and is obsessed with learning from the people around him. Join him each week as he interviews fellow entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and leading experts to discuss everything from marketing secrets to new technologies to life as an entrepreneur.