LOOKING BACK FROM THE EXIT – FLOWROUTE CO-FOUNDER SEAN HSIEH DISCUSSES TEAM DYNAMICS
When a company is acquired, the press release sucks the life out of the experience. We learn about multiples and synergies and we read carefully crafted position statements designed to throw competitors off balance. As M&A advisors, we see the other side of the story – couch-surfing founders pulling all-nighters, launching guerrilla marketing campaigns, convincing that first big customer to come on board. And, we see the social dynamics that create success, or tear companies apart. Here is a short clip from tech visionary Sean Hsieh, on the early days of Flowroute (acquired by West).