T.A. McCann  – the exit…
  First class   Over the wings  When the plane crashes
What is the motivation…align early
What are you worth, when… <ul><li>Team </li></ul><ul><li>Team + product </li></ul><ul><li>Team + product + traction </li><...
Distribution and customer focus
You only control  your  timeline…
 
 
<ul><li>Think in 18 month cycles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you need to raise money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When the wo...
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  • Biggest crowd Appreciation, admiration for the work you have done Fortunate to be in this region (big/small, high tech/low tech…) What&apos;s worked for me, what gets me excited and what I am doing now
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    1. 1. T.A. McCann – the exit…
    2. 2.   First class   Over the wings  When the plane crashes
    3. 3. What is the motivation…align early
    4. 4. What are you worth, when… <ul><li>Team </li></ul><ul><li>Team + product </li></ul><ul><li>Team + product + traction </li></ul><ul><li>Team + product + traction + scale </li></ul><ul><li>Team + product + traction + scale + revenue </li></ul>
    5. 5. Distribution and customer focus
    6. 6. You only control your timeline…
    7. 9. <ul><li>Think in 18 month cycles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you need to raise money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When the world changes (competitive features, acquisitions…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When the team needs a change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 months before EOC, look at the plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distribution and vision are the focus </li></ul><ul><li>Know your exit criteria , be clear and concise with everyone ($, why, where…) </li></ul><ul><li>When the time comes, leverage your community </li></ul>
    8. 10. http://gist.com/tamccann
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