Preparing for Funding and the Exit Now

The Boy Scout Motto is Right, Be Prepared - Preparing for Funding and the Exit Now

Raising money and getting an offer to acquire the business is hard.  Surviving due diligence and closing the transaction can be harder. Start now preparing for due diligence, and be prepared when the need arises.

This presentation will help startups be better prepared when due diligence begins. Furthermore, this presentation sill help startups protect business value by helping you avoid problems that can derail funding or lower the asset value of the business.

Topics discussed include:

  • Begin with the end
  • How due diligence will impact the unprepared
  • How to avoid holdbacks
  • What will be required in due diligence
  • Representations and warranties to be prepared for
  • How to cost effectively work with your legal team during due diligence

Mark D. Walters
Legal Advisor to Software Companies

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  • Rob

    Refreshing to hear from an attorney who gets what's its like to deal with attorneys. Entrepreneurs must manage their attorneys like an employee - set clear expectations and performance goals up front, pay for performance/ value not hours, point out deficiencies when they arise.

    October 17, 2012

    • Mark W.

      Thanks for the kind words, Rob. Good to meet you last night and thanks also for the great questions and comments. These talks are always better when they are interactive.

      October 18, 2012

  • Mark W.

    I'm looking forward to tonight's presentation. Here's a link to a good due diligence check list - http://awe.sm/d7CaE

    October 17, 2012

  • Mark W.

    If anyone has any questions they'd like me to cover, please post them here and I'll to my best to address them on the 17th.

    October 14, 2012

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