Guy Portelli won £80,000 investment from Theo Paphitis, James Caan and Peter Jones when he went on Dragons' Den - and that was more than he'd asked for in the first place.
But for Guy, it wasn't about the money. He'd done on the programme to market himself and reach lucrative new contacts. The world of fine art is a tough place, as he explains in this entrepreneur interview, and you have to think like a businessperson if you want to survive. You also need media coverage, as Guy also explains in this video - and Dragons' Den got him just that. After his appearance, his 'world was a different world'.
Guy started out as an interior designer, moving into special effects for the BBC. When he moved into sculpture, he had to grapple with the oftern complex finances of undertaking big pieces of work. Now, his sculpture is in high demand. But it's been a long, hard road to get to that point. This video explains how he made it, and how he survived Dragons' Den.
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