1) Have a clarity on what you own
There is a huge difference between you approaching someone and someone approaching you. Most startups are a complete mess. This creates plenty of doubt when the buyers are considering a deal with you.
For a successful sale of your Startup, get to know your buyer first. Plan yours acquires 18 months in advance of the sale. For selling a startup, you need an experienced attorney in order to have a perfect sale.
2) Being realistic always works
You can sell the whole project with all the assets at one go but many buyers will be asking you to continue working on it or provide minimum support for a certain period of time. So being realistic with your deals will always be appreciated.
3) Stage yourself and your company
Your business venture must be presentable before you show it to your buyers. Financial statements must be audited to ensure all the transactions are recorded correctly and standard GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) have been followed.
Founders should ensure that their own interests are been protected in the company vesting and equity contracts.
4) Show Lucrative Figures
Buyers will always consider the long and short of things like risks, profits, growth and much more. When you decide to sell your startup, try to outline these things outlined for your buyers in order to grab the buyer’s attention, as it is quite common that buyers don’t waste much of their time listening to your proposals. So showcase the buyers only your lucrative figures.
5) Know the pace of the acquisition
Larger business often moves at a slow pace. So sell things which work in the long term plans. The first and foremost thing is to be patient enough to deal with these acquisitions. Give the buyers a proper growth plan so that they will see the investment you have put in your Startup company. So be sure your idea is grab worthy.