The goal of every startup is to exit via IPO, and if not then by way of acquisition. But what should founders know about the process of getting there? From turning an idea into a scalable business to seeking potential buyers to what the reality of being owned by a larger company entails.
Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight joins us to share 7 lessons from starting, scaling, and selling 2 startups. Nick’s first CEO role at LiveOffice, led to the sale of the company in 2012 by Symantec for $115 million and more recently, Gainsight was acquired by Vista for a reported $1.1 billion.
In this session, Nick will review:
– Coming up with the idea and creating a new industry category
– Navigating different phases of growth and scale
– Key factors in determining when to sell
– The exit process and lessons for startups thinking of selling