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Welcome to The Big Exit, where we discuss startup acquisitions with the founders who lived it. The purpose of this podcast is to educate, inspire, and empower entrepreneurs to one day grow their business to levels they may have once thought was not possible. At the end of day, you want to create enough value for your customers to give yourself options as a founder to either exit or stay independent. We interview startup founders who have built their businesses from the idea stage all the way to some of the biggest exits in the world. Learn what it takes to take your company from a $0 valuation to tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. This is their story, their pain, and eventually their reward.

Welcome to The Big Exit, where we discuss startup acquisitions with the founders who lived it. The purpose of this podcast is to educate, inspire, and empower entrepreneurs to one day grow their business to levels they may have once thought was not possible. At the end of day, you want to create enough value for your customers to give yourself options as a founder to either exit or stay independent. We interview startup founders who have built their businesses from the idea stage all the way to some of the biggest exits in the world. Learn what it takes to take your company from a $0 valuation to tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. This is their story, their pain, and eventually their reward.

Location:

United States

Description:

Welcome to The Big Exit, where we discuss startup acquisitions with the founders who lived it. The purpose of this podcast is to educate, inspire, and empower entrepreneurs to one day grow their business to levels they may have once thought was not possible. At the end of day, you want to create enough value for your customers to give yourself options as a founder to either exit or stay independent. We interview startup founders who have built their businesses from the idea stage all the way to some of the biggest exits in the world. Learn what it takes to take your company from a $0 valuation to tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. This is their story, their pain, and eventually their reward.

Language:

English


Episodes

Brett Crosby and Team Selling to Google

11/4/2020
Dan Daugherty interviews Brett Crosby, a co-founder of Urchin, who sold to Google for half cash and half stock in 2005. Urchin, became Google Analytics, one of the most successful Google products of all time.

Josh Dorkin Bootstrapped BiggerPockets to a Big Exit

10/13/2020
Dan Daugherty interviews Josh Dorkin who founded BiggerPockets in his living room with $12 bucks. Josh tells his story of wanting to quit, having 3 nervous breakdowns, and eventually selling to a private equity company. Josh talks about what he did to get to a place of happiness and how big changes in his life became catalysts that helped him, his family, and the business grow. Beginning Transcript Dan Daugherty - Welcome to this episode of The Big Exit. I'm your host, Dan Daugherty. And...

Duration:00:40:02

Brett Jurgens Talks About Building and Selling Notion to Comcast

9/16/2020
In this episode, Brett Jurgens talks to Dan Daugherty about being a first-time founder and selling his company, Notion to Comcast in early 2020. Sample Transcript Dan Daugherty Welcome to this episode of The Big Exit. Today I have Brett Jurgens, who sold his company to Comcast early this year in February. Brett, thank you for coming on the show. Brett Jurgens Hey, Dan, what's going on? Thanks for having me. Dan Daugherty So I actually wanted to start out with my own little story of...

Duration:00:30:09

Chris Onan on Being the Reluctant Co-Founder and Selling for $165MM

9/9/2020
Chris Onan sat down with Dan Daugherty to discuss what it took to build a multi-million dollar Denver based company that eventually led to a $165MM all cash acquisition deal with K12, Inc. Chris also talks about raising money and investing in other startups. Sample Transcript: Intro: Welcome to The Big Exit, where we discussed startup acquisitions with the founders who lived it. Here's your host, Dan Daugherty. Dan Daugherty Welcome to this episode of the big exit. Today, I have Chris...

Duration:00:29:56

The Story of eBags from Inception to a $105MM Exit

8/13/2020
Jon Nordmark, the co-founder of eBags, tells his story of risking it all to start an Ecommerce company, surviving the dot com crash and avoiding bankruptcy during 9/11. His company's resilience and magical culture helped them launch new products when they needed it most.

Duration:00:36:17

Lori Torres - Going from Borrowing Money to a $100+MM Exit in 4.5 Years

7/30/2020
Lori Torres left a high-paying job, had to sell her home, and borrow money from her mom to get her company, Parcel Pending, off the ground. Due to her personal frustration and knowledge of where online shopping was headed, Lori saw a tremendous gap in the market for making it easy and secure for apartment residents to receive and collect packages 24 hours a day. She took her idea and turned it into a $100+MM exit in record time. This is her story. Soundbites: The "Elf on the Shelf"...

Duration:00:29:50

A Big Exit and A $150MM Mistake - Dave Borden and Selling Too Soon.

7/21/2020
Dave Borden, who sold his first business for $19MM tells his story on what it takes to be a serial entrepreneur, selling too soon, and the definition of what "entrepreneur" really means. Soundbites thing Dave wish he haddefinition of an entrepreneur? Sample Transcription Dan Daugherty Welcome to this episode of The Big Exit. I'm here with Dave Borden who sold his company in 2006 for $19MM. I wanted to structure this episode a little bit differently and actually get into the psyche and...

Duration:00:28:04

Going From an Idea to a $57MM Exit - A Discussion with Founder Justin Alanis

7/16/2020
Justin Alanis took a personal frustration within the rental industry and turned his idea into a $57 Million all cash acquisition. In this episode, Justin shares his story on raising money, having less than 3 months of cash left, and what eventually led to a major acquisition by Real Page, a $7 Billion publicly traded company. Justin describes how he went from an idea to getting his first $25k check from Sean Conway, his good friend, to help with getting things set up. He leveraged FOMO...

Duration:00:35:03