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Session Name: Exiting / Cashing Out - Strategies to be Acquired, Merge, Go Public
Speaker(s): David Baszucki, Jim Charne, Don Daglow, Gary Gattis, Bill Graner, Jeffrey Lapin, James Niesewand, Dan Offner, David Rosenbaum, Rob Shillingsburg
Company Name(s): ROBLOX, Law Offices James Charne, Daglow Entertainment, Spacetime Studios, Crater House, WWTX, LLC, Illyriad Games, Loeb & Loeb, Law Offices of David S Rosenbaum, Jetbolt Games
Track / Format: Game Dev Start-Up Summit

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Overview: Every business needs an end-game. The time to start thinking about this is at the formation stage. The time to start planning for it is when you begin to take outside equity financing. How you finance will have a strong influence on how and when you may look to cash-out. The panel will discuss expectations of founders, angels, venture and institutional investors; how those expectations may influence decisions made by the board of directors or managers, and what founders can expect when the time comes for the end- game.

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David Baszucki


Jim Charne

Law Offices James Charne

Don Daglow

Daglow Entertainment

Gary Gattis

Spacetime Studios

Bill Graner

Crater House

Jeffrey Lapin


James Niesewand

Illyriad Games

Dan Offner

Loeb & Loeb

David Rosenbaum

Law Offices of David S Rosenbaum

Rob Shillingsburg

Jetbolt Games

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Game Dev Start-Up Summit