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OpenUp: Exit Right

Date

Jun 02 2022

Time

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Location

Virtually through Zoom
zoom.us

COST

Free
Mark Achler

Organizers

Mark Achler

An early employee of Apple and Head of Innovation at Redbox, Mark Achler has been creating and investing in tech startups since 1986. Today, he is a founding partner of MATH Venture Partners, a technology venture capital fund, and an adjunct professor at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.

Other Organizers

Mert Hilmi Iseri
Mert Hilmi Iseri

Mert Iseri co-founded SwipeSense, a healthcare technology company acquired by SC Johnson in 2020. Prior to that, he co-founded Design for America, a national network of students using design thinking to create social impact, now part of the IBM Watson Foundation. He is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at MATH Venture Partners.

Category

Before you sell your company, even the odds. While a successful entrepreneur may exit a handful of companies in their lifetime, large buyers close deals all the time. Without decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions, founders don’t have the tools they need to get the best results for themselves, their teams, or the new parent company.

Learn where deals get into trouble, how to create alignment between negotiating parties, and what terms you should care about most. Above all, learn how to win in both the short and the long term, maximizing your price while positioning your company for a legacy you can be proud of.

In this fireside chat with the authors of the book Exit Right, Mark and Mert will be covering topics like…

  • When is the right time to sell your startup?
  • What are the factors that founders should consider when they are evaluating exit paths?
  • What is an “Exit Talk”?
  • How can founders use it to reach alignment in their boardrooms?
  • How can founders optimize for the long-term?
  • What are some of the common pitfalls that founders should avoid when they look at a term?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Founders who are on the path of their startup getting acquired and investors that are looking to sharpen their investment strategy.

DATE
Thursday, June 2, 2022
9 – 10am MST/ 11am – 12pm EST

FORMAT
This is a live, virtual webinar interview hosted through Zoom. This is a rare opportunity to listen and interact with Mark Achler and Mert Iseri.

FEE
$0

EXPERTS
Mark Achler & Mert Iseri

Meet The Experts:

Mark Achler – Author of Exit Right

An early employee of Apple and Head of Innovation at Redbox, Mark Achler has been creating and investing in tech startups since 1986. Today, he is a founding partner of MATH Venture Partners, a technology venture capital fund, and an adjunct professor at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.

Mert Hilmi Iseri- Author of Exit Right

Mert Hilmi Iseri co-founded SwipeSense, a healthcare technology company acquired by SC Johnson in 2020. Prior to that, he co-founded Design for America, a national network of students using design thinking to create social impact, now part of the IBM Watson Foundation. He is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at MATH Venture Partners.