What I Learned Each Time My Startups Got Acquired

I’ve founded, co-founded, or been early at 12 startups in my career. Of those, eight were exits (six via acquisition), two stagnated, one was a dumpster fire, and one is still in play.

In each of the acquisitions, I made mistakes before, during, and after. I learned lessons that I carried into the next startup, and because of those lessons, each subsequent acquisition was bigger…



Joe Procopio

I’m a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. Building TeachingStartup.com & GetSpiffy.com. Exited ExitEvent & Automated Insights. More info at joeprocopio.com