What’s the best way to sell your company?

Sam Purtill (Co-founder, CEO @ ClassOwl)
How We Sold Our Startup in 30 Days — Medium

Get to in-person interviews as quickly as possible. The interviews would typically consist of a phone screen, a take-home project (usually taking 2–3 hours), and a full day of in-person meetings. On the acquirer side, we found it made the most sense to bring our whole team in for a 3–5 hour block and do all interviews at once. It made things easy for us to schedule and the team could spend time before/after evaluating the company.

What’s the best way to sell your company?

Justin Kan (Partner at Y Combinator)
The Founder’s Guide To Selling Your Company

Negotiating an acquisition is the most distracting thing you can do in a startup: going through M&A is an order of magnitude more distracting than raising money. All of your ability to run the day-to-day operations of your company will grind to a halt. You should only enter an acquisition process if 1) you are certain you want to sell the company and 2) you are likely to get a price you will accept. Don’t talk to potential acquirers “just to see … (read more)