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Prepping for Exit - a Founder’s Perspective on M&A - Issue #24

Checking on your new normal!
Issue #24  •  June 10  •  View online  •  Suggest a link
Prepping for Exit - a Founder’s Perspective on M&A
Prepping for Exit - a Founder’s Perspective on M&A
Is it time to consider selling your startup? Looking for a founder’s perspective? Dave Parker is a five-time founder with >10 exits. This reading list is practical advice on prepping for exit, pricing and the process.
Checking on your new normal!
So much going on in the world!
I reached out two weekends ago to some friends to ask how I can be a better ally for them. Mosts of my business contacts are in tech and are across the country from here in Seattle to Atlanta and New Orleans. Like you, I’m used to taking action and in these times it’s hard to know how best to be helpful to those friends. I found a great document from Cameron Hough that was helpful for me.
Here are some headlines and trends that I’ve been following.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has long been a problem in the venture capital and startup world. We’ve seen some changes over the last 5+ years as it’s went from a topic that was acknowlded to something more regularly talked about but hadn’t changed. Now
What are your remote work plans as you re-open. You’ll find a survey below from NfX on plans after the shelter in place restrictions are lifted. They also address founder sentiment, changes in valuations and due diligence via zoom.
What will change in the funding markets as we come out of a pandemic? ZoomInfo had their IPO and doubled in price since the open. It’s the first post-covid IPO. What does that mean for the M&A market?

Black Funding Matters: Time for LPs to Really Diversify - Through Diversity - Different Funds

Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

Results from the VC & Founder COVID-19 Sentiment Survey, Part II

Coronavirus forces venture capitalists to adopt new script on fundraising | PitchBook

All Of Big Tech's Investments Since The Covid-19 Outbreak - CB Insights Research

In March, I published analysis of the fundraising market in 2008. It showed that the later rounds, the series B and series C were the most impacted. The early data from March 2020 shows a different pattern. Seed and Series A rounds are first to bear the compression in the market. Later rounds are unblemished.   •   Share

ZoomInfo rockets over 80% in first tech IPO of Covid-19 era
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