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Lessons from Having my Startup get Acquired

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A small presentation with the major take aways from building a startup and having it acquired by a public company. Covers what needs to be done in the early stages of a startup to the major differences once you've actually been bought.

This was presented at NewCo 2015 in Cincinnati at the Modulus office.

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Lessons from Having my Startup get Acquired

  1. 1. Acquired Charlie Key @zwigby
  2. 2. Lessons.Lessons. 20 15
  3. 3. Start with the basics.Start with the basics. 20 15
  4. 4. 20 15
  5. 5. Focus on the business. Don’t work towards selling. 20 15
  6. 6. 20 15
  7. 7. 20 15
  8. 8. You are always pitching. 20 15
  9. 9. Be good people. 20 15
  10. 10. Assume the worst. 20 15
  11. 11. Find where you have leverage. 20 15
  12. 12. 20 15
  13. 13. It is not done until the money hits the bank. 20 15
  14. 14. Life is different but the same.Life is different but the same. 20 15
  15. 15. It is not your baby anymore.It is not your baby anymore. 20 15
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  17. 17. Cincinnati is a great place to make this happen. 20 15
  18. 18. We were not anything special. You can do it too. We were not anything special. You can do it too. 20 15
  19. 19. Charlie Key @zwigby ckey@paranoidferret.com Modulus modulus.io charlie@modulus.io Charlie Key @zwigby ckey@paranoidferret.com Modulus modulus.io charlie@modulus.io

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