Chief Executive, Distill Ventures

Shilen Patel

Shilen started in drinks by leading a team at Guinness that turned around over 20 years of brand decline. He then started his own business and has since helped dozens of founders realise their potential. He’s great at asking provocative questions, helping develop brilliant propositions and compelling strategies and coaching high performing teams to deliver great results and is also the resident expert on fermentation and non alc production on the Distill Ventures team, partnering with and mentoring entrepreneurs on ways to grow their businesses.

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