Building startups in an exit-friendly way

I recently spoke at StartMIT, MIT’s student entrepreneurship bootcamp. The topic was exit strategies and how to build startups in an exit-friendly way.

Slides below. I had quite a bit of content in the talk-track that’s not reflected in the slides so if you have questions, please feel free to ask in the comments. Slide #41 (“How to talk to an acquirer”) evoked the most interest both during the talk and in the Q&A afterwards.

[1-17-2017 update: not everyone is able to view the embedded slides below for some reason, so here’s a downloadable/printable PDF version: Exit Strategies PDF]


6 thoughts on “Building startups in an exit-friendly way”

  1. This is a great post … balanced, organized and a very thoughtful way to look at 2 successful exits in retrospect. Thanks for the continuous give back to the MIT community.

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