Kevin O'Leary

Kevin O'Leary

Venture Capitalist, Financial Expert, Entrepreneur, Star of ABC’s Shark Tank

Speaker Categories: Entrepreneurship and Small Business | Finance | Investing & Personal Finance | Information Technology | Small Business

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Venture Capitalist, Financial Expert,
Entrepreneur, Star of ABC’s Shark Tank

Kevin O'Leary's success story starts where most entrepreneurs begin: with a big idea and zero cash. From his basement, he launched SoftKey Software Products. As sales took off, Kevin moved to headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and went on an industry consolidating acquisition binge.

Acquisitions

From 1995 to 1999 he bought out almost every one of his software competitors, including Mindscape, Broderbund and the Learning Company in the industry's first vicious public hostile battle. Shareholders loved his take-no-prisoners, cost cutting style and fueled him with billions to do his deals.

Money Management

In 1999 Kevin sold his company to the Mattel Toy Company for a staggering 3.7 billion dollars, one of the largest deals ever done in the consumer software industry. To keep his money working hard, he took control of his wealth from his lackluster money managers and founded his own mutual fund company, O'Leary Funds. He raised hundreds of millions of dollars from investors who share his "get paid while you wait" yield oriented, value investing philosophy. He shares his tips and tribulations with a national television audience and turns The Street upside down in the process.

Book

Kevin's book Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women & Money is a financial guide that takes you through money mistakes at every single stage of life and teaches you how to avoid them.

Reality Television

In addition, Kevin is a star of "Shark Tank," ABC's hit series about highly successful business men and women, dubbed “sharks,” who compete in investing on the businesses of aspiring entrepreneurs. Shark Tank's popularity averaged 7.2 million viewers in the 2013-2014 season.

Entrepreneur

As a self-proclaimed "Eco-preneur," Kevin looks hardest for investments that make money - and are environmentally friendly. He is a founding investor and director of Stream Global, an international business outsourcing company. He is on the investment committee of Boston's prestigious 200-year-old Hamilton Trust, and is the chairman of O'Leary Funds. He also serves on the executive board of The Richard Ivey School of Business.

 

"Shark Tank" is ABC's hit series about highly successful business men and women, dubbed “sharks,” who compete in investing on the businesses of aspiring entrepreneurs. Shark Tank's popularity averaged 7.2 million viewers in the 2013-2014 season.

Cold Hard Truth

Kevin O’Leary, one of North America’s most successful entrepreneurs, reveals the secrets that made him rich, and shares his personal advice for readers from every walk of life. Kevin describes his incredible journey, from his sometimes difficult childhood to the way he built his first company, managed personal pressures, and ultimately achieved remarkable success. His advice is engaging and practical – and will help those who read it become the best entrepreneurs and business people that they can be. Topics cover business, money and life, including: How to find your calling and turn your talents into a profitable venture; building a dream team; transforming adversity into opportunity and making and growing your business–and your money.

Lessons From a Dragon

Kevin O’Leary will take you on a behind the scenes look at his two hit shows, Dragons’ Den & Shark Tank. He customizes every presentation for his audience to bring unique business information to each event. He’ll share entertaining and insightful outtakes from his TV shows – video’s you can’t see anywhere else, along with a current economic overview and how it relates to your industry, and finally he’ll be a ‘secret agent’ for your industry with insights into how your industry is performing, where the innovation is coming from and more. All based on a content review of your industry prior to the event.

An Evening with Kevin O’Leary

With candor and unmatched business smarts, Kevin O’Leary draws on his encyclopedic knowledge of finance, investing, economics and business to discuss a variety of topics. How, for instance, will the global recession affect a myriad of industries, including your own, and what can you do to protect your company, and come out stronger than ever? Razor sharp and quick on his feet, O’Leary pulls no punches in his enlightening and timely talks.

  • Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women, and Money: 50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them
    Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women, and Money: 50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them Purchase Book
  • Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life
    Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life Purchase Book

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  • Cold Hard Truth On Men, Women, and Money: 50 Common Money Mistakes and How to Fix Them
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  • Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life
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