One of the most crucial processes in a startup is the Due Diligence. Leaving a good impression is key to investors’ money. Tech people, especially young CTOs are often dramatically unprepared when it comes to a tech due diligence. On the other hand, with a bit of preparation, a Due Diligence (DD) shouldn't be a reason for sleepless nights.
I have been on both sides of the game, as CTO as well as reviewer. In this workshop I want to share my experience:
- What is important in a Tech and Product DD ?
- What will investors expect from you?
- Dos and don’ts
- How can you be well-prepared?
- How to discuss (and sell) your skeletons in the closet?
The workshop will consist of two main parts:
In the ﬁrst part, I will talk about my personal experience on both sides of the table
The second part will be a Q&A session
If time allows, there will be an opportunity to have a look at one or two speciﬁc cases at the end.
Target group: CTOs, founders, tech and product people
Level: Newbie and advanced likewise
Duration: about 3 hours
Chris Philipps has been working in the web industry for more than 15 years, as tech advisor for founders and investors as well as Interim CTO, in Berlin and worldwide.
For more than six years, Chris has performed countless Tech Due Diligences on behalf of several investors, from seed to series D stage.
Among others, Chris worked as CTO for DailyDeal and helped scaling the business from 7000 visitors per month to one million unique visitors per day.
Agile has always been in the center of Chris’ interest, not only as methodology for software development but as general mindset and lifestyle as well as an answer on how to provide adequate leadership in a fast-paced world.
Chris is an author and contributor to several books on tech and Agile, visiting teacher at Hyperwerk (FH Basel,
Switzerland), conference organiser and keynote speaker.