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In technology, mergers and acquisitions are a regular occurrence and can be a path to growth. Every tech company needs to be “M&A Ready”. Learn from the biggest exit success stories, the multiple exit stories, and connect with the players that made them happen.


Updated Event Dates

As many of you are aware, two weeks ago we postponed our Spring TechExit.io events due to the COVID-19 Crisis. We are pleased to announce new dates as follows: New TechExit Vancouver date: October 20, 2020 New TechExit Toronto date: December 2, 2020 Our commitment to creating meaningful face-to-face connections, content, and community is at… Read More

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Spring 2020 Events Postponed

  With great regret, we are writing to inform you of the immediate postponement of the following conferences due to the COVID-19 crisis:   Business Transitions Forum Halifax (April 2-3) TechExit Vancouver (April 16) TechExit Toronto (April 29) Business Transitions Forum Toronto (May 5-6) Business Transitions Forum Edmonton (May 12-13)   We are required to… Read More

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[Betakit] What Carol Leaman Learned from Scaling a Company and Selling it to Google

When Carol Leaman was 17, she told her aunt she was going to be CEO of her own company one day. Fast forward two decades and Leaman has been a CEO of four different companies, with one, PostRank, exiting to Google. Speaking to BetaKit ahead of her appearance at TechExit.io on April 10th in Vancouver, the serial CEO shared her lessons learned from leading multiple companies, and reflected on starting, growing, and eventually exiting PostRank.

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[BIV] Your tech company is hot, happening, high-growth – but is it exit-ready?

In tech, as in theatre, there are good exits and bad exits. In both cases, planning ahead will prevent disastrous fumbles on your way out. In describing how to get exit-ready, Lisa Shields, CEO of the Vancouver business-process-management software firm Fi.Span, uses the analogy of selling a house. Maybe you aren’t ready to sell yet. Still, it’s good to have everything in order. “You might leave the bathroom unpainted. The new owner can take care of that. But you know they will want a solid roof in place,” says Shields, a speaker at the TechExit conference being held April 10 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East).

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[Daily Hive] The second annual TechExit.io returns to Vancouver this April

It’s time to learn about the ins and outs of buying and selling technology companies – and there’s no better place to do that than TechExit.io TechExit.io, entering its second annual year, educates technology entrepreneurs and investors on how to navigate through acquisitions, mergers, and exits. It’s not just for companies who are looking to make an exit – it’s about being reactive and “exit ready” from day one.

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Insights from TechExit 2019

On April 10, 2019, Vancouver Startup Week attended TechExit.io 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre with over two hundred delegates. Throughout the conference, delegates learned how entrepreneurs can develop successful exit strategies and form connections with key investors, venture capitalists, and accelerators who can make it happen.

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Who might acquire your company?

As a tech entrepreneur, you need to anticipate what type of potential future buyer may be interested in your company early on – even if you have no immediate acquisition on the horizon. While a target acquirer may change as the company matures, identifying acquirers early will help your leadership team determine how to best position themselves to increase shareholder and company value.  There are two extremely common 3rd-party buyer types in the Canadian tech ecosystem: 

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