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How Forecasting The Future Led To A $100M Sale

2018-02-15T19:26:03+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Back when mobile phones had green screens with black dots on them, Andy Nulman founded Airborne Mobile. He knew the time was coming when technology would enable full-scale media content on mobile devices, so he knocked on doors and asked companies like the NHL, Maxim, and Disney for assets he could transform into mobile media.    In [...]

Getting A Second Bite Of The Apple

2018-02-07T20:26:24+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Richard Manders co-founded iAutomation and built it up to $12M before deciding it was time to recapitalize. Manders sold 75% of his company for almost 8 times EBITDA to a Private Equity (PE) and held 25% interest in the company after the sale. Manders continued working for the PE firm for seven more years. Last year, [...]

Built to Flip: From Start Up To Sell Out In Just 2 Years

2018-02-01T18:04:03+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

After a motorcycle accident shattered Jon Read’s collar bone into 6 pieces, he wasn’t able to follow-through on his post-surgical rehabilitation appointments because of his busy travel schedule. Knowing he needed to do something to augment the home program the therapist gave him, Jon used his technical skills to hack together what would become the first [...]

How To Recover (and Thrive) After Splitting From Your Co-Founder

2018-01-19T21:34:52+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Four years ago Nexalogy CEO Claude Théoret was counting the employees he had to lay off. His company had burned through their $600,000 seed round of investment and he was running out of cash. An ugly split with a former co-founder had divided his team, and Théoret had to turn to his wife for a $40,000 loan. Jump ahead [...]

Sam Thompson Receives Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary Designation

2018-01-18T19:55:13+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Article|

The M&A Source® announces it has conferred Sam Thompson of Edina, MN its prestigious designation of Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI). The M&A Source® is the world’s largest international organization of experienced, dedicated merger and acquisition intermediaries representing the middle market.  The Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary designation is awarded to intermediaries who have proven [...]

Why VEEV Vodka Went for More Than 7 Times Revenue

2018-01-11T18:35:42+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Courtney Reum left Goldman Sachs in 2007 to start a Vodka business. He built VEEV up to more than $10 million in annual sales before he sold the company for more than seven times revenue. Reum has gone on to start and invest in a number of businesses through his M13 venture firm, and in this episode you will learn: [...]

How To Get Acquired By Facebook (Twice)

2018-01-04T19:27:36+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

The market for digital assistants is booming. Apple has Siri, Amazon has Alexa and Google has Google Assistant. Now, thanks to Charles Jolley, Facebook has Ozlo, a digital assistant designed to outsmart Siri and Alexa at their own game. Ozlo was Jolley’s third exit and his second to Facebook (he sold the other company to Apple), [...]

One Tweak That Can (Instantly) Add Millions To The Value Of Your Business

2018-01-03T18:04:48+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Article|

If you’re trying to figure out what your business might be worth, it’s helpful to consider what acquirers are paying for companies like yours these days. A little internet research will probably reveal that a business like yours trades for a multiple of your pre-tax profit, which is Sellers Discretionary Earnings (SDE) for a small business [...]

5 (Sobering) Lessons from the Sale of Hammocks.com

2018-01-02T16:11:54+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

David Fairley estimates he has sold more than 20 online properties, but admits it was the sale of Hammocks.com—one of his first exits—that taught him the most. Fairley had grown Hammocks.com into a seven-figure website with a pre-tax profit of more than $300,000 when he decided to put it up for sale. He received a “low [...]

A Big Chunk of Something Small vs. a Small Slice of Something Big?

2017-12-21T19:05:56+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Podcast|

Have you ever noticed the ads that run before you watch an official online video clip from shows like Saturday Night Live or Jimmy Kimmel? You can thank Nicholas Seet for that. Seet developed the video player that hosts both the content and the ads for some of the world’s biggest media companies. His business, Auditude, was acquired by Adobe in [...]

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