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“Startups are bought
never sold”
Explained to a 7 year old
Startup
Startup are small boat on a voyage chasing a
DREAM ISLAND
Dream
Island
They pick a TAILWIND to help propel forward
Tailwind
Startup
Dream
Island
else paddling on own a tough journey
Dream
Island
Potential Strategic Partner are TITANIC have own
ISLAND to chase and respective TAILWIND
Tailwind
Startup
Pot...
Dream
Island
When Potential Strategic Partner gets excited
with new one, they goes after this
Tailwind
Startup
Tailwind
Po...
Dream
Island
Once destination & direction get aligned startup
comes under the radar
Tailwind
Startup
Tailwind
Potential
St...
Dream
Island
Lead to possible discussion on how the small boats
engine can fit in the PSP to reach the island faster
Start...
Indian Startups don’t come on a global STRATEGIC
RADAR, even if chasing the same DREAM ISLAND
Indian
Startup
Potential
Str...
So to create condition for getting bought
Need a clear understanding of the dream island, (that whole world is now
after) ...
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Startups are bought never sold

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Startups are bought never sold

  1. 1. “Startups are bought never sold” Explained to a 7 year old
  2. 2. Startup Startup are small boat on a voyage chasing a DREAM ISLAND Dream Island
  3. 3. They pick a TAILWIND to help propel forward Tailwind Startup Dream Island else paddling on own a tough journey
  4. 4. Dream Island Potential Strategic Partner are TITANIC have own ISLAND to chase and respective TAILWIND Tailwind Startup Potential Strategics
  5. 5. Dream Island When Potential Strategic Partner gets excited with new one, they goes after this Tailwind Startup Tailwind Potential Strategics
  6. 6. Dream Island Once destination & direction get aligned startup comes under the radar Tailwind Startup Tailwind Potential Strategics Other player Other startups
  7. 7. Dream Island Lead to possible discussion on how the small boats engine can fit in the PSP to reach the island faster Startup Potential Strategics Boats Engine in Ship
  8. 8. Indian Startups don’t come on a global STRATEGIC RADAR, even if chasing the same DREAM ISLAND Indian Startup Potential Strategics
  9. 9. So to create condition for getting bought Need a clear understanding of the dream island, (that whole world is now after) , the tailwinds that you are leveraging to get there, the possible titanic (s), how to get on their radar and generate fear & greed. Of course this needs to be tied into a narrative that can withstand a chinese whisper test and involves investing in relationships in many titatnic across multiple layers

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