Tips On Selling A Startup

  1. Minimize risks by selling your startup in the early stages, giving up upside for a smaller but guaranteed payoff. Unfortunately, big companies tend to be risk-averse, so it is easier to sell an established startup than an early-stage one.
  2. Selling allows you to diversify away from the volatility of the startup.
  3. Being profitableis the best way to make your company worthy of buying.
  4. A great motivator for a big company to buy a startup is their competition trying to do the same.
  5. The user countis one of the best measures of a company. This tells the buyers if the company is focused on quickly creating a desirable product or just on solving a technical problem.

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