Bootstrap Your Company to Exit

Feb 27, 2015

There are lots of ways to get to exit – M&A being the most common. The average is seven-plus years for a venture-backed company. Some companies need venture to get there, some don’t. Bootstrapping can have its advantages. A $30M exit usually means you didn’t raise venture. And that’s ok. In fact, it can be magnificent.
So how do you bootstrap a company to exit? How do you optimally structure your business? How do you strategize growth? How and when do you take in angel money? How do you build a board?
And ultimately – how do you drive your business to generate multiple bids, and get your sale over the finish line?
We’ve gathered experts to share their wisdom:

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Mike Madrazo 


Howard Lindzon

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Dave Taylor


 Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:00 a.m.

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