Gary Turner advises, guides and invests in early-stage tech in the UK and internationally. He started this newsletter to share his insights about what it’s like to successfully navigate a tech startup through the scale-up phase and beyond.

As an operator, he established and led the UK arm of the global cloud accounting platform Xero from 2009 to 2022. Under his leadership, Xero UK grew from £56k of revenue in its first year to over £150 million (USD$185m) from more than 850,000 small business subscribers. He was a member of Xero’s global leadership team for more than 12 years, during which time it grew to more than 3 million customers worldwide.

He can be reached on his website.

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Gary co-founded and led the cloud accounting platform Xero in the UK for more than 12 years until stepping back in 2022. Gary is an active angel investor and board member.