Getting Acquired: Every Startup’s Dream
In a perfect world, your startup grows, pays back VC or PE investors and starts to make a profit allowing you to live and work in the company you built for many successful years. In reality, an early or mid-stage acquisition may save you from financial trouble. The journey to IPO is long (currently, it is about 10–12 years) so banking on that is a long shot. Instead, develop the best internal processes, culture and supply chain in your market and wait for the whale… the one with a ton of cash.