Exit Strategy Questions


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Leaving a startup you're the founder of: how much notice to give?

If you're the founder of a startup which has "grown up" and already has a replacement CEO, how much prior notice should you give to leave?This is presuming the following: A replacement CEO has...

asked Sep 19 '14 at 16:10
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David Frost
7 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
619 Views
Can I sell my equity in a seed stage startup to someone?

I'm employee #2 at a YC funded seed-stage startup and want to move on from this company into the next step in my career. Is there a "craigslist for startup equity" where I could offer to sell my...

asked Feb 25 '14 at 20:53
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Jerry Bottomley
50 points

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1 Answers
536 Views
How To Protect My Unpatentable Simple-But-Effective Product Against BigCompany

I have a simple idea (I think it is not patentable) that I have turned it into an effective software. It need some more effort to make it commercial. By the way I am not unwilling to sell it to THE...

asked Apr 30 '13 at 17:54
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Bahribayli
123 points

2 Votes
5 Answers
695 Views
Strategies for When One Discovers Competitor

For that past few months, I've been building a product that targets a specific niche. The kind of product I have been building hasn't been around the marketplace, and I knew there is a...

asked Mar 7 '13 at 06:34
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K2x L
111 points

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1 Answers
434 Views
when invest in new ideas?

I've been working on a new product for a year. This new product allows me to start developing custom software to fit the needs of each customer but developing the same software isn't very...

asked Feb 20 '13 at 01:23
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Geogeek
106 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
1.71K Views
Questions to ask CEO when interviewing at a startup

I've been through several rounds of technical (software developer) interviews at a start-up and have done pretty well. I've been invited back for the final round which will be with the CEO. I...

asked Sep 1 '12 at 18:22
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Onmyway
13 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
854 Views
Buyout angel investor to avoid exiting?

It appears that in order to raise angel investor financing for my first-of-it's-kind product startup ($500K+ minimum) I will have to give up the whole dream within a few years in an exit...

asked Jun 7 '12 at 00:17
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Novati
11 points

2 Votes
5 Answers
886 Views
How to decide if a business has to be closed?

An obvious point is if there is no sales for a given period of time and if your costs keep piling up, you have to close down. But if the product was not sold like hot cake but had some sales...

asked Feb 3 '12 at 17:58
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Muthu
159 points

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1 Answers
524 Views
Valuing intangible assets in an LLC sale

Upon sale of an LLC, how would I express the values of intangible assets the LLC has generated (e.g. certain access rights, processes and procedures, IP, and customer relationships)? These are...

asked Jan 17 '12 at 03:46
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C Cummins
6 points

4 Votes
6 Answers
950 Views
Should I show a prototype to BigCompany? How can I encourage them to buy me out?

I have a software prototype that integrates with a product from BigCompany (like really, really big). I predict it would take 6 more months to polish it so that it's of commercial quality. But I'm...

asked Dec 19 '11 at 06:28
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Robert Lee
131 points

3 Votes
3 Answers
500 Views
how to say no to a project for start up a company?

We wanted to start a little startup, but things changed after a big company asked us to do some modules, and after being in talks, we thought now that it will be best to start with the small that...

asked Dec 2 '11 at 01:29
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Tyoc213
41 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
1.49K Views
Founder/Co-founder exit with share holding

I have been one of the 3 co-founders/founders (all 3 have equal share holding) of a seed funded low revenue startup for about a year now. I have decided to leave the company while my partners are...

asked Nov 3 '11 at 17:15
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Maxnine
6 points

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2 Answers
828 Views
lifecycle of a startup funding and complete buyout?

I'm staring well a start-up :) Currently we are using internal funds, and by estimates it will last for a good while, but if our growth(users servers etc.) exceed our sales, sooner or later we will...

asked Oct 1 '11 at 03:53
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Ekim
141 points

4 Votes
3 Answers
666 Views
Can I keep my S Corp open when the president wants to leave?

So I have a small S-Corp incorporated in New York State. The company really hasn't made any money, and is currently only used to hold a piece of IP. Both the President and I (the Vice President)...

asked Sep 23 '11 at 01:56
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Camel Blues
185 points

4 Votes
1 Answers
488 Views
Should I include an exit strategy as part of my pitch to angel investors?

In my first letter to Angel investors that describes my work should I include a description of my exit strategy? And if that is something I should include, what all should I include in describing...

asked Sep 17 '11 at 02:21
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Gimp
427 points

7 Votes
3 Answers
669 Views
How do you maximize the opportunity for a "purchase from competitor" exit strategy?

In the development of a solid business plan -- whether written for a formal purpose or as an internal document to focus the activities of the leadership -- there is the identification of the...

asked Jun 2 '11 at 04:22
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Joseph Barisonzi
12,131 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
562 Views
UK limited company exit mechanism

Can anyone tell me the mechanism by which a UK technology business is acquired? Does the acquirer usually buy: all the outstanding shares in the limited company, or, all the assets and...

asked Jun 3 '11 at 01:12
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Paperjam
394 points

5 Votes
3 Answers
666 Views
What is the difference for a company between having an exit strategy and designing to be ongoing?

Many companies are started by people who dream of one day drinking pina coladas on the beach after exiting their business in some fashion. Of course many fail to deliver on that dream, and some of...

asked May 18 '11 at 10:12
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Kenneth Vogt
2,917 points

4 Votes
3 Answers
796 Views
How to plan exit

I have an idea in global commerce area and I am trying to develop it to a software product. I shared my thoughts with several experts and got their positive feedback. Currently, I am working on a...

asked Mar 30 '11 at 17:22
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Aviad
281 points

5 Votes
3 Answers
976 Views
I have received an offer for my domain. what should I do?

I have received a great offer for the domain name techhotbed.com and techhotbed.net (all of which I own under a company name). A very powerful blog building company approaches me last week and made...

asked Jan 19 '11 at 05:54
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Donald
136 points