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Startup M&A: How to Get Your Company Acquired (Hosted by BABC Corporate Member RocketSpace)

Date: March 27, 2017 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Description


Ezra Roizen

Ezra Roizen
General Manager at Advsr
Author of Magic Box Paradigm: A Framework for Startup Acquisitions

Michael Perry

Michael Perry
Founder of Kit (acquired by Shopify)

Ingrid Lestiyo

Ingrid Lestiyo
Co-founder of Mobsmith (acquired by Rubicon Project)

Samir Mirza

Samir Mirza
Co-founder of TapCommerce (acquired by Twitter)

Benjamin Raffi

Benjamin Raffi
Co-founder of Universe (acquired by Live Nation Entertainment)

Event Details

Trello,, Waze.... Highly visible startup M&As abound. However, for each startup that successfully completes a transaction, many more make mistakes that cost them the deal. With M&A increasingly becoming the likely outcome for most startups, what are the things that you—as a founder—need to know in order to generate acquisition interest in your company and navigate to a close?

On March 27, 2017, we're bringing in tech founders who sold their company to Shopify, Twitter, LiveNation and Rubicon Project to share their experience. Ezra Roizen, General Manager at Advsr and author of Magic Box Paradigm: A Framework for Startup Acquisitions, will moderate the panel discussion. We will discuss what to expect in a startup acquisition, how to position your startup to generate acquisition interest, ways to increase your upside, and deal-killing mistakes to avoid. We will open things up to the audience too, so bring your questions for our panelists!


5:30 - 6:00 pm | Happy (Half) Hour

6:00 - 6:30 pm | Panel Discussion

6:30 - 7:00 pm | Q&A

7:00 - 7:30 pm | Networking


Event Location RocketSpace
180 Sansome Street,
San Francisco, CA, 94104
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Date/Time Information Monday, March 27th, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm
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