A Startup Acquisition Story

Episode 298 | A Startup Acquisition Story
Date: 2016-07-19
Link: Startups for the Rest of Us
 
Startups for the Rest of UsIf you want to launch a new product then launch something that leverages your existing customer base with something that is complementary to them or more valuable to them down the road.
Strategic acquisitions tend to have a much higher purchase price than financial (acquisitions).
With acquisitions there are no standards.
In the end both sides accept some type of risk.
(An acquisition) is extremely stressful.
Transparency can bite you in the butt. It can bring in competition who can easily replicate what you are doing. It can result in you not raising funding. It can impact acquisitions.
Book: Built to Sell
There are ways to stay lean and keep moving fast.
Your funding valuation is probably going to higher than your acquisition valuation.