This fall our local TiE Vancouver chapter is hosting a series of learning, mentoring and networking events for operators of startups and scaleups.
After back-to-back sold-out events, they’re at it again on November 30th with a panel on what founders need to know about exits.
Exits matter because that’s when the founders, the team and the investors get paid. To use a chess metaphor, we hear a lot about the “opening game” (lean startup) and the “mid-game” (growth), but very little about the “end game.” As a result, founders miss opportunities or leave money on the table.
Spearheaded and moderated by TiE Vancouver’s Maninder Dhaliwal, the speaker panel includes three founders that have had successful exits — Galvanize CEO Laurie Schultz, Copperleaf CEO Judi Hess, and Trainerize founder Sharad Mohan.
Vancouver-born Galvanize was acquired by corporate governance software maker Diligent for USD $1 billion and Copperleaf completed an incredible $1B+ IPO, raising $161-million on the TSX in 2021.
Fitness app Trainerize was acquired by ABC Financial, which is owned by private equity firm Thoma Bravo and provides software services for the fitness industry.
The in-person event kicks off with a TiE Sponsor & Charter Member VIP reception followed by the speaker panel and an hour of networking. Register online to attend.
TiE Vancouver is part of TiE Global Angels, an umbrella organization representing the TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) chapters in North America and their affiliated angel groups.
TiE was founded in Silicon Valley in 1992 by entrepreneurs with roots in South Asia, and is currently spread over 62 chapters in 14 countries with 15,000+ membership consisting of Angels, VCs, Private Equity, entrepreneurs, and service providers.
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