In Silicon Valley mergers and acquisitions have become a prominent exit strategy for early-stage startups. However, these are different from M&As of more established companies.
Even people with experience in the latter may balk at some of the questions that the former poses. How is the start-up valuated? How are the founders motivated to stay with the company after the acquisition? How much time between the initiation of the M&A and its completion? How should the company be managed during that period?
This forum will explore these and other questions contrasting traditional M&As that many Japanese companies have experienced with the new tendencies in Silicon Valley. Actual players, both in the startup and in the acquiring sides will participate in the forum and offer new perspectives on M&As.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Registration/Networking: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Program: 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Networking: 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$15: Early Bird Discount for first 30 registrations by March 14 (11PM)
$20: Regular Registration by Sunday, March 22 (11 PM)
$35: Late Registration by Wednesday, March 25 (Noon)
$50: Walk-ins (Seats are limited and may not be available)
Food, including sushi and beverages, will be served.