No good venture investors invest in companies with the primary strategy being to flip them. This isn’t because they are altruistic – it is because it is a bad strategy. You are much better off investing in companies that have a good chance to build a big business. This creates many more options including the option to sell the company. Acquisitions depend heavily on the whims of acquirers and no good venture investors bet on that.
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- dwellman said: Most investors ask right out of the gate, “who would buy this.” and refer to companies that don’t plan on a flip as a “lifestyle business” with a hiss and a snarl.
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- gbattle said: Yup. Acquisitions require too much market timing. Timing the market is nearly impossible.
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- antoniorus said: Yet many well known investors explicitly ask founders who might want to buy the company