CWRU Entrepreneurship Speaker Series | Lanham Napier, Former CEO of Rackspace Hosting & Co-Founder, BuildGroup (via Zoom)

CWRU Entrepreneurship Speaker Series | Lanham Napier, Former CEO of Rackspace Hosting & Co-Founder, BuildGroup (via Zoom)

by Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Lecture Entrepreneurship Innovation Discussion Student Life Digital Event

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Join us on March 31 at 1:00 pm via Zoom as part of the CWRU Entrepreneurship Series for a Roundtable Discussion with Lanham Napier, Former CEO of Rackspace Hosting and Co-Founder, BuildGroup. As part of an undergraduate course, he will discuss his career journey, entrepreneurship, and how the COVID-19 crisis impacts digital cloud infrastructure. This conversation will be facilitated by CWRU student Antonio Ionadi '21, who is pursuing his BS in accounting.  

We will also be broadcasting this roundtable and future roundtables to Facebook Live on CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship's Facebook page on March 31st starting at 1 pm. 

If you want to purchase the e-book or print book Lanham wrote about growing Rackspace from $5 million to $1.5 billion, including an IPO, at significantly discounted price, either before or after the event, go to the following website and at checkout enter VEALE for 50% discount and free shipping:

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Lanham Napier



Lanham is a Co-Founder at BuildGroup, a company that selectively invests in leadership teams with staying power. BuildGroup backs founders who are ambitious enough to want to make a dent in the universe and humble enough to realize they can’t do it alone. By providing permanent capital from aligned investors and avoiding forced exits, BuildGroup frees entrepreneurs to focus on serving customers instead of raising the next round. The company believes that great businesses are built, not bought, and that’s why the team works side-by-side with founders to create conditions for long-term growth. BuildGroup was founded in Austin, Texas by a team of proven builders who love nothing more than helping build and grow extraordinary companies.

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