Exit Strategies: IPO or Acquisition, Planning for All Possibilities

Exit Strategies: IPO or Acquisition, Planning for All Possibilities

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 (90-minute Webinar)

Location: Online
Register Here

98% of successful VC-backed companies exit through acquisition - not an IPO. Learn the skills to create the best outcome for your company.

At some point in the life of a successful venture-backed company, there will be a liquidity event. While big tech IPOs get all the press, over 98% of successful outcomes for venture-backed startups are acquisitions. Given this fact, how do you determine if the time is right for your company to start thinking about this and if so, what can you do to maximize the outcome?

This 90-minute intro course is designed to explore the hows and whys of an exit by acquisition vs. an IPO. We will cover:

  • The difference between financial value and strategic value
  • The importance of building relationships with the key players in your industry
  • Timing, process and contingency planning
  • Maximizing value in any scenario

This class is an abbreviated version of BUS 73 (Exit Strategies) my Stanford CS class. If you'd like to take the full course series check this page for updates on dates and times. Additional information can be found at http://paulvweinstein.com.

Paul V. Weinstein Headshot

Paul V. Weinstein

Paul is a Silicon Valley-based investment banker and advisor to technology, entertainment, and media companies worldwide. He has been an entrepreneur, investor and advisor to dozens of start-ups, raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital and been a key player in acquisitions with a total value in the billions. More at http://paulvweinstein.com.

Get Updates

Receive our newsletter and be notified about blog posts and podcast episodes, and other news.