Preparing for a Successful Exit

You’ve invested countless years transforming your idea into a viable company – now it’s time to make a smooth and profitable exit. The question is: how do you maximize the value of your current enterprise?

When entering capital markets, preparation is paramount. By understanding how buyers view your business today, you can make smart strategic operating decisions that enhance the market’s perception of your value. With proper planning and foresight, you’ll be ready when opportunity knocks.

In this webinar, experts in investment banking and startup valuations provide insight and advice on how to make a successful exit. You'll learn:

  • What matters most to potential buyers?

  • What can you do now to enhance the value of your company?

  • How do you ensure you don’t leave dollars on the table?

  • What are the legal steps necessary?

  • What security protocols are necessary to protect you and your partners and meet regulatory guidelines?

  • How and when should you hire an advisor?

Webinar SPEAKERS

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Shane Hubbell

Founder and Managing Director,
Alkali Partners

Shane Hubbell founded Alkali Partners to serve middle-market technology and tech-enabled service companies better and now serves as a Managing Partner. Shane has more than 15 years of investment banking, software engineering, and operations experience. He has advised on sell-side engagements with an aggregate transaction value of over $5 billion. ‍Prior to founding Alkali Partners, Shane was a vice president of Arbor Advisors, where he executed M&A transactions and private capital raises for mid-market technology companies. He began his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York.

Shane holds dual BS degrees in Biology and Economics from Union College and completed an advanced immersive software engineering program at HackReactor. In his free time, Shane enjoys time with his family, skiing, swimming, Peloton, and hiking. Learn more.

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Bill Collins

Venture Capitalist and former President of Tech Coast Angels

Bill is a successful senior tech executive, financier, company builder, and certified corporate director. He is a past president of Tech Coast Angels, the largest angel investing group in the US. In addition to his direct investments, he has helped raise over $150M in private equity funds for his portfolio companies.  

During his operating career, Bill helped lead the growth of International Rectifier (NYSE: IRF) from $60M to over $700M. Bill ran its largest business unit, taking it from $100M to $400M in revenue, and then oversaw its sales and marketing departments.

Bill was the first outside board member for eight companies and chairman of the board of three, with each company successfully sold. Nine of his private equity investments have gone to liquidity events with sales to both private and public entities. 

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Sankeetha Selvarajah, Esq.

Managing Attorney, Selvarajah Law PC  

Sankeetha is the Principal Shareholder and Managing Attorney of Selvarajah Law P.C., a civil transactional firm located in Massachusetts and in New York, NY. Her practice emphasizes general business law and mergers & acquisitions; clients include technology companies, real estate companies, various food industry companies, manufacturers and retailers. Currently, her firm provides outside general counsel services to over 250 companies where the legal service timeline includes formation, negotiating and drafting agreements to mergers and dissolutions. Her primary role is as strategic advisor to clients and liaison to outside vendors. Corporate Governance and Advisory Board Services are also part of her full-service firm. Learn more.

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Guido Schulz

Executive Advisor and former CEO at Bento for Business

Guido is a highly effective commercial, strategy, and marketing executive with global M&A experience and a demonstrated record of driving commercial and operational success. As CEO of Bento, he doubled company revenue in the span of one year and achieved a high multiple exit to US Bank (60% IRR). 

Guido is an established advisor to leading fintech companies and has been covered in Bloomberg, Fox Business News, WSJ, PBS, Entrepreneur, and the Washington Post. Guido also has deep personal passions around climate, sports and the broader global marketplace, especially with companies pushing the boundaries of what might be possible. Learn more.

WEBINAR Moderator

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Chris Skubic 

Managing Director, Alkali Partners

Chris Skubic is a Managing Director at Alkali Partners. Chris has extensive experience closing transactions ranging from small minority investments to multi-million-dollar acquisitions. ‍Before Alkali Partners, Chris worked in corporate development at Autodesk and at Intel Capital. His operating experience includes‍ co-founding a manufacturing-focused software company, leading a privately held managed-services company through a successful exit, and working as an industrial chemical engineer.

Chris holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and a Master of Operation Management from Northwestern University. In his free time, Chris enjoys running, fishing, golfing, cooking, and hiking with his wife Shelby and five kids. Learn more.

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Date & Time
Thursday

December 1, 2022

9:00 AM 10:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
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