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How MicroAcquire is disrupting the M&A industry & a smarter way to exit your startup with Andrew Gazdecki # 142 [ Startups ]
Episode 14224th September 2021 • SaaS District • Akeel Jabber | Horizen Capital
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Today we have our guest, Andrew Gazdecki joining us once again in SaaS District. If you don’t know the backstory of Andrew and his past success, check out episode #31.

Andrew Gazdecki is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, and founder of Microacquire, a StartUp acquisition marketplace that connects buyers and sellers and gets them into the right conversations.

Andrew has been featured in NYT, Forbes, WSJ, Inc.com, and Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as industry blogs such as Mashable, TechCrunch, and VentureBeat.

During this interview we cover:

  • 00:00 The Financial Due Diligence Framework Course
  • 01:02 - Intro
  • 02:14 - $7M Investment Round & Decision Behind Raising vs Bootstrapping 
  • 06:29 - Microacquire in Terms of Size Today (Capital, ARR basis)
  • 10:02 - What’s Being Sold in Terms of Avg. Valuation
  • 11:12 - Half a Million as a College Kid and Avg Days Before Sold
  • 15:12 - Hottest Startups Getting the Most Offers
  • 17:24 - Valuation, Dealing with Overvaluation & Training
  • 22:29 - Access to Capital as Buyers
  • 25:47 - Helping Sellers Gravitate Towards Requests from Buyers
  • 28:30 - Microacquire Competition
  • 30:16 - Playing to Win, Playing Hard & Playing Fair
  • 34:21 -  Microacquire & ExitRound
  • 37:35 - Starting a New Solution Today
  • 41:52 - Acquiring Instead of Building from Scratch 
  • 45:58 - How’s Andrew's Measuring His Own Success
  • 48:02 - Advice Andrew Would Tell His 25 Years Old Self
  • 51:42 - Challenges Andrew is Currently Facing 
  • 56:53 - Get in Touch With Andrew Gazdecki

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