This highly reviewed webinar is geared to both entrepreneurs and investors. It will take place in one 3-hour session. This is a serious half day webinar, not a simple 1 hour overview and is primarily designed for founders and investors in startup to early revenue technology companies, seeking Seed or Series A stage funding.
Presenter: David Raffa
David recently led the sale of Victoria based Plurilock Solutions, a cybersecurity spin out of UVic (and solely angel funded), to Libby K Industries. The deal closed in September of this year and the valuation exceeded 10X revenues.
Exit Strategies and Executions
Description: This workshop is about designing and executing a successful exit, maximizing valuation and optimizing the terms. The workshop will cover how to run a structured process which generates multiple bidders. It will also highlight how mentors, angel investors and directors can contribute to the exit process.
Who should attend:
Owners, Founders and Investors: to ensure you secure and maximize the return on your investment on an exit
CEOs and CFOs: exits don't happen by accident, and they are suboptimal when not properly managed. Learn how to build your exit strategy and operational plan
Overview: The exit is the culmination and most important step in the lifecyle of investee company. Where angels finally secure a return on their hard work and high risk investments. So it must be achieved in a timely fashion, and on the best terms and highest valuation possible.
This module will cover a wide range of tips and techniques, hard-won from the experience of angels and entrepreneurs who have gone before, to ensure a successful exit for angel investments. A systematic approach will be presented in which the exit strategy becomes a key driver in all ongoing business and strategic decision-making, including those which are well before the process itself. The workshop will cover the process from early in consideration, through the prep and go to market stages, and include a discussion of LOIs and how to manage the deal through to closing.
Why attend? The Exits Execution workshop provides the knowledge and resources to maximize the probability of completing a successful exit, while ensuring the terms and valuation are optimized.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity