"This book has been written by an experienced entrepreneur who has built a highly successful online business. He understands the challenges first hand, and gives readers invaluable advice about the how they too can make it big in the digital world." — Luke Johnson , Chairman Risk Capital partners and Financial Times columnist Online business can be a goldmine – or a minefield. David Soskin, former CEO of Cheapflights and Chairman of mySupermarket.co.uk, has faced all the problems thrown up by building a business on the Internet, and solved them. Here, he shows you how to: Convert a brilliant idea into something that actually pays Get the funding you need to expand Build a great team of staff and advisers Keep the cash flowing Go global! Net Profit provides much needed inspiration and reassurance for would–be start ups and established businesses who want to do more online. "I wish this book had been written ten years ago when I first entered the e–commerce industry." — Glenn Fogel , EVP – Corporate Development and International, Priceline.com "David Soskin combines the insightful mind of a top consultant, the hardened vision of a serial entrepreneur, and the practicality of a successful businessman. Read this book!" – Robin Buchanan, Adviser/Board member of multiple companies, previously the Dean and President of London Business School and also the UK Senior Partner of Bain & Company, the leading global consulting firm.
David Soskin is a seasoned internet entrepreneur and business commentator.
Currently on the boards of mySupermarket.com and Smart Traffic, David was, for eight years, CEO of Cheapflights Media (now called the Momondo group) and remains on its board of directors. In that time, he grew the groundbreaking company from an attic-based operation into an award-winning international leader in online travel search with tens of millions of users worldwide.
David is also co-founder of Howzat Partners LLP, which invests in early-stage digital media companies on both sides of the Atlantic and which won the prestigious AllStars 'Exit of the Year' Award in 2013 for its investment in Trivago.
Prior to Cheapflights, David held senior roles in industry, banking and government.
He was educated at Oxford University and the Harvard Business School. David is married and lives in London.