Whether you’ve just starting fundraising or you’re few steps away from your goal, an acquisition offer is always flattering. It’s also a tightrope-walk of unpredictability, and so, understandably, meetings with potential buyers often leave founders nervous.
A simple meeting may seem just that – simple – but any meeting with a potential buyer can be fraught with complications. Seasoned entrepreneurs share advice and the most common mistakes to avoid, including:
- Appearing Too Eager
- Sharing Trade Secrets
- Giving Them A Price Tag
- Signing Anything Without Legal Advice
Read about the mistakes in detail, and more in this edition of Founders Flash.
- Four mistakes to avoid when you get an acquisition offer (Forbes)
- Executive women, finding – and owning – their voice (New York Times)
- 3 technologies that made the on-demand economy possible (Tech Co.)
- Apple CEO Tim Cook says fake news is ‘killing people’s minds’ and tech needs to launch a counterattack (Recode)
- The 9 startups in Techstars Seattle’s newest class (Geek Wire)