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Prepping for Exit - a Founder’s Perspective on M&A - Issue #25

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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.

Top news this week: Are you customers ready to spend? What’s happening to funding in venture scale companies. Prepping for exit in 12 months? Free online seminar July 15, 11AM Pacific (info below).

Interesting Reads this week on Prepping for Exit
How’s the re-launch going? For many companies we’ve shifted to work from home (WFH) and we’re still not sure what the world will look like when were all “back”. To that end, there’s a study and article below on return to work. And with all due respect to my friend Kurt @KDAlive, I don’t think the Silicon Valley has a unique view or remaking the American workplace, but thought provoking nonetheless!
American consumers are showing pent up demand. How about corporate customers increasing spending?
Meanwhile, IPO are heating up and deals seem to be little changed in Silicon Valley. I also found the comparison of startup funding of the 2008 Great Recession and today to be a great read.
Study launched into how startups will return to offices — will WFH continue? – TechCrunch
Silicon Valley Can Re-Make the American Workplace – KD Alive
Americans May Be Ready to Spend--But Some Businesses Aren't Ready to Sell | Inc.com
A new Silicon Valley venture report shocks — because of how little the pandemic has impacted dealmaking – TechCrunch
How Covid-19 Impacted Startup Funding Compared To The 2008 Financial Crisis - CB Insights Research
9 big things: Amid heartbreak and horror, IPOs heat up | PitchBook
Planning your Exit? Learn more about your next 12 months and how to plan on a free webinar, July 15, 11AM Pacific. More info here.
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