Startup Exit Masterclass - San Francisco
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Just like fundraising, startups need to prepare. As soon as you have raised a round of fundraising, you need to be ready anytime. Startups dedicate lots of time to product, sales and fundraising, but remarkably little to exits. Yet, they are the result of market forces, timing and often years of preparation. The vast majority of exits are M&As and happen at series B or before (80%). This means only one thing: prepare early, and especially for M&As!
To help you understand how to prepare for this process, we've got speakers from various industries that represent billions of dollars worth of exits: investment bankers, venture capitalists, founders of acquired startups, corporates and more.
Full details are at www.hax.co/exit-masterclass
WHO IS THIS FOR?
- Funded Startups
- Corporate development / M&A executives
- Investment Bankers
- $50/person in order to cover basic expenses
- This includes a light breakfast, lunch, and networking snacks
09:00-09:30 - Registration & Breakfast
09:30-10:00 - The Exit Landscape
Cyril Ebersweiler (@hax_co), Founder & GP, HAX / SOSV
Benjamin Joffe (@benjaminjoffe), Partner, HAX / SOSV
10:00-11:00 - The Buyer's View (Panel)
Natasha Ligai, VP Strategy & Corporate Development, Logitech
Matt Cutler, Chair, Founders Forum (in-house group of M&A startup founders) and Design Thinking Transformation Lead at Cisco. Founder & CEO, Collaborate (acq. by Cisco in 2013)
11:00-12:00 - The Banker's View
12:00-13:00 - The M&A Journey (Panel)
Ryan Rzepecki, founder and CEO of JUMP Bikes, acquired by Uber for $200 million in April 2018
Charles Huang, Cofounder of Guitar Hero (acquired by Activision) and several other companies
13:00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-15:00 - Life as a Public Company
Jeff Thomas, Vice President, Head of Western Region Listings, Nasdaq; Former President, Liquidity Solutions, NASDAQ Private Market; Senior VP, Second Market
15:00-16:00 - The VC View (Panel)
Shahin Farshchi (@Farshchi), PhD, Partner, Lux Capital. Shahin writes on medium
Ammar Hanafi, Cofounder and General Partner, Moment Ventures
16:00-17:00 - Why Real Boards Really Matter
Adam J. Epstein, Founder, Third Creek Advisors, expert in operations and governance with a focus on small caps board rooms.
17:00-18:00 - The IPO Journey
Nathan Harding, CEO and Cofounder at Foxeye Robotics (formerly Wink Robotics), Former CEO & Cofounder of EKSO Bionics (IPO)
18:00-19:00 - Networking