TTE 1480 – What Your Purpose Is with Jeremy Delk

In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Managing Director of Delk Enterprises, Jeremy Delk.

With a diverse portfolio in industries like biotech, healthcare, technology, and real estate development, Jeremy could give you access to some potentially lucrative investment opportunities. With his extensive experience as an entrepreneur, Jeremy can also offer valuable insights and guidance on everything from business strategy to leadership and management. And if you're looking to start your own business or grow an existing one, he could be the mentor you need to help you succeed.

Beyond the practical benefits, connecting with Jeremy could also open up a new world of networking and collaboration. His vast network could allow you to explore exciting new partnerships and opportunities, whether it's with other entrepreneurs, investors, or business leaders.

But perhaps most importantly, connecting with Jeremy could be a source of inspiration and motivation. His journey from a small town in Kentucky to a successful entrepreneur is a testament to the power of hard work, determination, and persistence. Learning from his experiences and hearing about his journey could inspire you to pursue your goals and dreams with renewed energy and focus.


About Jeremy Delk: Born and raised in a small town and a blue-collar household, his parents worked for the post office. However, Jeremy always held much bigger dreams. He longed to experience the world outside his small hometown of Bardstown, Kentucky. He jumped into entrepreneurial ventures with a child's naivety and a tycoon's tenacity. He started the day trading at sixteen, learning and failing with each trade. This process of adapting through failures is paramount to his success in business.

After high school, he attended college in Rhode Island under a business & marketing scholarship. However, he spent most of class time using his palm pilot to day-trade. By the age of 19, he earned 30K to 50K a day as a day trader from the desk of his college classroom. He felt invincible! As quickly as the money came, it vanished just as fast. After amassing almost 2 million in his early twenties as a day trader, it took him only four days to lose it all! The tech bubble has a way of making people go broke quickly.

To make ends meet, he began renting apartments and earning commissions on the sales. As luck would have it, one of the people was a newly relocated executive at Fidelity in Boston. His knowledge and skill as a day trader would help him land a job as one of the youngest brokers at Fidelity, trading institutional equities in Boston and later in New York. He was earning great money, but it didn’t fulfill the entrepreneurial spark within him, so he decided to go out on his own.


About Delk Enterprises: Delk Enterprises is an investment company founded by an individual who had previously gained experience and expertise in the financial sector with Fidelity Investments. Initially starting as a real estate development firm in 2002, Delk Enterprises has grown and diversified over the years, building an expansive portfolio that continues to grow today.

From its humble beginnings, Delk Enterprises has grown into a thriving venture capital (VC) fund that has built and exited investments in private and public transactions. For over 20 years, the company has expanded into various industries, with holdings in biotech and healthcare, consumer brands, technology, building materials, and real estate development. Through its investments, Delk Enterprises has diversified its portfolio and built a successful track record of growing companies and generating returns for its investors. The company has been able to adapt to changing market conditions and identify emerging trends and opportunities, allowing it to continue to grow and evolve.


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