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RVC Academy: Exit Strategies

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
  • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Thrive Ballpark 1415 Park Ave. West Denver, CO 80205
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  • Guest price is discounted 50%. Feel free to bring the whole team!
  • Please feel free to register a single guest to join you in the class at no charge. This is your privilege as a Keystone Member.
  • Please consider bringing multiple team members. It benefits your company when the whole team understands the fundraising roadmap. Additional team members are discounted 50%.

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RVC Academy: Exit Strategies

workshop to learn how to develop and implement exit strategies for venture companies.

Thought Leader Peter Adams, MBA,Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club and co-author of Venture Capital for Dummies

Free to RVC Keystone Members

"Begin with the End in Mind"

(Habit #2 of Steven Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Successful People)

Whether you are an angel investing in a new company or a founder who is pitching to angels, it is important to your personal net worth to figure out what the Exit will be for this venture. Investors and Founders will enjoy an in depth discussion on exit strategies as they relate to companies that are seeking seed stage capital.  The time to start thinking about the exit is at the beginning when you can create the greatest value for all stakeholders.

Think of the acquirer of a company (regardless of whether it is by M&A or IPO) as the "second customer" for your company.  Just like the first task of a startup should be to understand who the customer is and the unique value proposition that the company provides, the exit is selling to the "second customer" who buys the company.  The value proposition for that customer is different than the proposition for the first customer and learning how to develop these two value propositions simultaneously is critical to maximizing investor return.

Successful angel deals result in a return on investment in 3-7 years. Exit potential is one of the main criteria that investors use to decide which companies to invest in. To get there, we need to begin with the end in mind.

This 2.5 hour Exit Planning session will discuss the following:

  • What is an exit or liquidity event?
  • How does your exit strategy impact valuation now?
  • What will your company be worth in 5 years?
  • How and when to target potential acquirers.
  • How to build an exit strategy even though it's five years away?
  • Is talking about the exit a bad idea because it sounds like a quick flip?
  • Implementing the exit.  Roles and responsibilities, gotchas and tips.
  • How to balance early vs. normal exit strategies against IRR, opportunity, risk and more.

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