Stanford BUS 73 — Exit Strategies: Maximizing the Value of Your Company

Stanford BUS 73 — Exit Strategies: Maximizing the Value of Your Company

June 28th - July 19th, Wednesday nights 7-8 pm, Live Online Class. Registration now open:

While big tech IPOs get all the press, acquisitions make up the vast majority of successful startup exits. This course is designed to explore the requirements of an exit by acquisition. It will give founders and executives a deep understanding of the factors that go into an acquirer’s decision-making process. We will seek to answer the following key question: What competitive advantage does my company have to offer another (usually much larger) company? The answer to this question is what is referred to as “strategic value,” the defining element in most successful Silicon Valley stories. In contrast to financial value (for example, revenue, earnings, and other traditional metrics that define value at a stand-alone company), strategic value is the degree to which your company is valuable to another entity.

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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

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