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Upcoming Events

Thu
21
Jan

Webinar: When it’s actually time to sell your company

Date/Time:
January 21, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:

Online Webinar

URL:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-its-actually-time-to-sell-your-company-tickets-19913920071
Description

In this one hour webinar we will cover:

  • Expectations – Do you know what the expectations are on both sides of the transaction? What is the Buyer thinking? What is the Buyer expecting from you?
  • Process – When should I start? How long will it take? What’s going to happen? What should I be prepared for?
  • Structure (with Special Guest Orrick’s Mark Seneca, see below) – What does a “deal” even look like? What can I expect, what can my investors expect? How will my team be treated?
  • Today’s M&A Trends – What’s Hot in M&A in 2016
  • Q&A – curated attendee questions

Special Guest:

We will be joined by Mark Seneca, Corporate Partner at Orrick Silicon Valley, who leads their corporate and private equity M&A practice. Since 2010, Mark has done more than 55 technology M&A transactions.  His sell-side work includes six acquisitions by Google, five acquisitions by Yahoo!, three acquisitions each by Salesforce.com and Twitter and two acquisitions each by Facebook and Adobe.  These deals include his high profile work for Nest, in its US$3.2 billion acquisition by Google, Instagram, in its US$1.0 billion acquisition by Facebook, Apple Inc. in its acquisition of Siri and many more.

Mark will focus his discussion on M&A structures common in technology transactions, and what you may be able to expect. He will also answer questions from webinar participants through the webinar platform.

REGISTER HERE

Fri
10
Oct

Exitround Founders Roundtable with Josh Felser and Justin Kan

Date/Time:
October 10, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location:

814 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105

URL:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exitround-founders-roundtable-with-josh-felser-and-justin-kan-tickets-13102234135
Description

Exitround is holding a private roundtable event for founders (and Exitround users) who are thinking about strategic opportunities for their companies. Josh Felser and Justin Kan, two experienced founders who have sold companies, will talk about what it takes to build a successful company as well as what it takes to successfully sell a company.

Speakers:

Josh Felser, cofounder, Freestyle Capital; cofounder, Spinner, Grouper.

Justin Kan, partner, Y Combinator; cofounder, Twitch, Justin.tv.

See full bios below. Lunch is provided.

This event will be limited to founders only in order for them to discuss questions they have and challenges they are facing. Please note: Space is limited – RSVP is required to attend.

Topics covered will include:
– How Justin and Josh built successful startups.
– How to assess and explore strategic options for your company.
– How to manage your team’s expectations and public perceptions during this time.
– How to work with your investors regarding M&A opportunities.
– How to get to know corp dev execs and other acquirers in your sector.
– What to know in negotiations for a deal process.
– How to know if an acquirer is a good fit for your company.
– What to know about deal structures.

We will also have time for founders to ask questions and/or talk about their specific situations, so come with questions!

Bios:

Josh Felser is cofounder at seed stage firm Freestyle Capital. He cofounded Spinner and Grouper, which were acquired by AOL Time Warner and Sony for $320 million and $65 million respectively (more).

Justin Kan is a partner at Y Combinator. He previously cofounded companies including Twitch, Justin.tv, Exec and SocialCam. Twitch was recently acquired by Amazon.com for $970 million (more).

 

Tue
03
Jun

Exitround Founders Private Roundtable

Date/Time:
June 3, 2014, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location:

RocketStudios @ RocketSpace

180 Sansome St. San Francisco

URL:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/exitround-founders-private-roundtable-tickets-11609711961?utm_campaign=dc441b9228-Founders_Roundtable&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Sellers+5-12-2014&utm_term=0_bd202e3209-dc441b9228-
Description

Exitround is hosting a private roundtable event for founders (and Exitround users) who are thinking about strategic opportunities for their companies. Experienced founders who have sold companies will lead a discussion about various issues related to selling a company. Speakers include: Jesse Engle, Jason Lemkin, Brenden Mulligan and Somrat Niyogi.

This event will be confidential for founders only in order for founders to discuss questions they have and challenges they are facing. Please note: Space is limited – RSVP is required to attend, RSVP here.

Tue
10
Jun

Exitround Keynote at Singapore’s Echelon Conference

Date/Time:
June 10, 2014, 9:45 am - 10:15 am
Location:

Singapore EXPO

URL:
http://e27.co/echelon/agenda/
Description

Exitround CEO Jacob Mullins will provide a look into trends within global tech M&A, as well as provide insights for entrepreneurs and investors as to common practices and dynamics of acquisition transactions, with a specific focus on Asia.

Wed
07
May

TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2014

Date/Time:
May 7, 2014, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:

Manhattan Center
West 34th St.
New York City

URL:
http://techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-ny-2014/
Description

Meet the Exitround team in New York City at TechCrunch Disrupt 2014. CEO Jacob Mullins will participate in the Startup Battlefield as a judge and other team members will be around to connect and answer any questions about M&A, process, expectations and more.

Thu
20
Mar

Exitround Buyerside Chat With Villi Iltchev

Date/Time:
March 20, 2014, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:

Orange Silicon Valley

URL:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exitround-buyerside-chat-with-villi-iltchev-tickets-10756550131
Description

Exitround is hosting an event we’re calling the Buyerside Chat. Our featured speaker is Villi Iltchev, EVP of corporate development at LifeLock and former head of corporate development at Salesforce.com (full bio below).

Villi will give a brief, informal talk about his experiences with corporate development and best practices for buyers and sellers in the technology M&A market. He will also take questions. The event will include plenty of time for networking and refreshments.

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0HsitmT7TM

This is an invite-only event that will bring together startup executives, corporate development professionals, investors and others in the technology ecosystem.

Villi Iltchev is executive vice president of corporate development at LifeLock (NYSE:LOCK). He was previously head of corporate development at Salesforce.com, where he oversaw the company’s active investment program and completed more than 15 acquisitions. Prior to that he led corporate development for enterprise hardware at Hewlett-Packard and he was in technology investment banking at Merrill Lynch.

Wed
19
Mar

Orrick Total Access: Preparing for M&A Transactions

Date/Time:
March 19, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location:

Orrick Silicon Valley
1000 Marsh Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025

URL:
http://blogs.orrick.com/totalaccess/events/event/silicon-valley-ma-session-preparing-for-ma-transactions/
Description

You’re invited to attend Orrick’s complimentary TOTAL ACCESS session in Silicon Valley, focused on how you can prepare your company for a merger or acquisition. Come hear from SurveyMonkey, Exitround, and Orrick as they discuss what you should or should not to do when taking your company through this process.

Speakers:
Damon Cronkey, Vice President, Business & Corporate Development, SurveyMonkey
Jacob Mullins, Founder & CEO, Exitround
Mark Seneca, Partner, Orrick

Location: Orrick’s Silicon Valley Office (Building 1000)

Registration:
Please RSVP to Chad Lynch by Tuesday, March 18, 2014 if you are interested in attending. Only those who RSVP may attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Chuang.

Wed
12
Mar

Exitround on SiriusXM “Launch Pad”

Date/Time:
March 12, 2014, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location:

Channel 111, Business Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio

URL:
http://www.siriusxm.com/internetradio?action=freetrial
Description

Jacob Mullins will be joining Host Rob Coneybeer to discuss characteristics of successful mobile apps, what type of information is gathered, and how is it used to improve business. Plus, hear how a private marketplace created for technology is enabling buyers and sellers to reach far beyond the traditional boundaries of geography and personal networks.

Sun
09
Mar

Open Office Hours at SXSW 2014

Date/Time:
March 9, 2014, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location:

Old School Bar & Grill
401 East 6th St., Austin, TX

URL:
http://register.up.co/sxsw-office
Description

Have questions about early stage tech M&A? Come meet Exitround CEO Jacob Mullins for open office hours at the UP Global Startup Oasis at Old School Bar and Grill at 6th and Trinity in Austin.

Fri
14
Feb

Exitround at Women 2.0

Date/Time:
February 14, 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:

Kabuki Hotel
1625 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

URL:
http://sfconf14.women2.com/agenda/
Description

“BIG TECH: LE BUBBLE HAS ARRIVED!”

Acqui-hires, outlandish salaries, bustling tech parties. Is 1999 showing its face again? What is different in this bubble? Hear from people in the trenches who are quantitatively fueling and analyzing early stage startups to give us some real answers on this new floating tech bubble.

Speaking: JACOB MULLINS, Founder, CEO, Exitround