If you could, what would you ask an entrepreneur who has just secured 1.2 billion dollars – not Naira – from foreign investors?
Nigerians got the chance to indulge in this massively during an online Radar chat session with Hotels.ng’s founder and CEO, Mark Essien. This was hosted by TechCabal on 26 May, 2015.
Questions generally cut across his start-up phase and the challenges faced then, dealing with competition, his working life and the subject of the hour – the investment deal itself.
Here are five of our favourite questions, answers and comments from the interesting conversation:
2. @Jacob: What inspired you to start Hotels.ng?
@Mark: I was inspired by wanting to do something tech in Nigeria and seeing a big, open market.
3. @NaijaTechie: Do you regret the funding you got from Jason Njoku and the amount of shares you had to give up?
@Mark: With[out] Jason and Bastian and the support/exposure they gave, would we have made it this far?
4. @ChikaObuah: What was your biggest fear on your journey to this point?
Read more comments from the conversation on the Radar platform.