Mike Abdella is a one-man force. The Founder and Managing Director of Mauve Capital Partners — a search fund — is laser-focused on finding a business to buy and operate. The problem is finding that business puts him in competition with much larger private equity firms that have access to far more resources, both in terms of people and technology spend. In this episode, we’ll talk through Mike’s process and technology components, and by the end you’ll have learned that it’s technology’s role in Mike’s process that creates his edge. The technology components he puts to use don’t typically scale up to solve the same problem for larger firms, but the spirit of these components in this process does. If you’re not following a similar process, let it serve as a warning that Mike is probably sneaking up on you, too.