By Ade Adeniji, Inside Philanthropy
Inmates to Entrepreneurs: A Tech Winner Focuses on Turning Around Lives
“Last year, Brian Hamilton, 56, sold his North Carolina-based fintech company Sageworks to Accel-KKR, a private equity firm based in Silicon Valley. It’s unclear how much Hamilton actually netted, though he told one publication that “I’m confident it’s one of the largest transactions in the Raleigh area and North Carolina in the last couple of years.”
Almost exactly a year ago, he launched the Brian Hamilton Foundation, a good example of an individual donor moving on from business to new interests later in life—including leaving a philanthropic legacy. However, Hamilton’s journey into giving began long before he sold Sageworks, and indeed, before he even founded it. I recently spoke with Hamilton to find out more about how he gives, and about his longstanding work empowering entrepreneurs, which has intertwined with his own personal story of his rise through business….”
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