At the beginning of this century, Shawn Harris saw an opportunity: selling avocados that you can eat immediately, without waiting for them to soften. Her company Nature’s Pride was the first on the European mainland to start ripening avocados in 2005. In 2016, the American-born handed over day-to-day management when her company had a turnover of hundreds of millions. That same year, Harris started Orange Wings Investments: an investment company that focuses on startups. Four years later, in 2020, Harris rose to national fame for her role as an investor on the TV show Dragons’ Den.
In The Entrepreneur Live Harris talks about her peaks and valleys as an entrepreneur, what opportunities she sees in startups and the possibilities her investment fund offers for other entrepreneurs. What opportunities does she see that others do not? You’ll hear it on Tuesday.
The Pitch: ThuysVers
In addition to Harris, another entrepreneur is also a guest. Pieter Duijs, founder of ThuysVers, will tell you why you should invest in his company in fresh ready-made meals.
The Entrepreneur Live can be viewed on Tuesday, November 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. via the homepage of The entrepreneur and heard via New Business Radio.