105 episodes

Get the inside look at how startup founders and entrepreneurs used Acquire.com (formerly MicroAcquire) to sell their startup or buy an online business. Learn tips on how to vet sellers/buyers, justify valuations, negotiate terms, handle due diligence, asset transfers, escrow, post-acquisition support, and more!

Startup Acquisition Stories Acquire.com

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Get the inside look at how startup founders and entrepreneurs used Acquire.com (formerly MicroAcquire) to sell their startup or buy an online business. Learn tips on how to vet sellers/buyers, justify valuations, negotiate terms, handle due diligence, asset transfers, escrow, post-acquisition support, and more!

    Startup Acquisition Stories With Hussein Reda, Founder of Propty

    Startup Acquisition Stories With Hussein Reda, Founder of Propty

    Here’s a fun stat for you, the homeowner association (HOA) industry in the US alone was worth $38.8 billion in 2023.



    Hussein Reda tapped into some of that value during the Covid lockdowns when he created his startup, Propty, to help HOA meetings run meetings and vote remotely.



    Pre-Covid, Hussein had just purchased his first property in an apartment building. He learned a lot of maintenance was done through HOAS, aka, groups that manage properties in specific buildings/neighborhoods.



    Once Covid hit, everyone was trapped inside and began attending HOA meetings since now they had lots of time to think about their homes. Hussein saw an opportunity, created Propty, and used his HOA as his first free test customer.



    Propty went through two years of ups and downs including embarrassing meetings with 500+ members where not everyone could connect. Everything was made more complicated by the fact that HOA meetings only happened once a year.



    However, after persistent effort, Hussein secured his first paying customers by mid-2023.



    Finally, Hussein sold Propty on Acquire.com in 2024 when he realized he didn’t know how to scale any further. Now he’s working on a project with blockchain technology to facilitate payments for underbanked countries.



    Tune into this week’s SASP as Andrew and Husseing discuss:


    The hidden gem of the HOA industry
    Why boring businesses are the best money-makers
    Why Hussein thinks Acquire.com sales beat other online sales forums



    Hussien is just getting started and you can follow his journey below:


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hussein-reda/



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    Be sure to subscribe to see the newest acquisition stories every Tuesday and gain the knowledge to buy or sell your own online business → here



    Want more stories? Access the past 50+ acquisition stories here → here



    Thinking about selling your own startup? The number one question is always 'how much can I sell for' and we've got the answers in our biannual valuation multiples reports here → here



    Thinking about buying a startup? Sign up for a free buyer account and browse all the live listings. Upgrade only when you find the right one that fits your acquisition criteria to engage. Get Started → here



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    Follow the Guest: Hussein Reda  

    ► https://www.linkedin.com/in/hussein-reda/⁠



    Follow the Host: Andrew Gazdecki - 

    ► https://twitter.com/agazdecki​

    ► https://www.linkedin.com/in/agazdecki/​

    ► https://acquire.com



    Follow Acquire.com -

    ► https://twitter.com/acquiredotcom

    ► https://www.linkedin.com/company/acquiredotcom

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    About Acquire.com:



    Acquire.com is the largest and most active acquisition marketplace for buying and selling online businesses. Acquire.com is the highest rated platform for both ease and quickness to match buyers and sellers. 



    We cater to all types of online, revenue-generating businesses while producing the highest success rates for SaaS and eCommerce/DTC businesses in the M&A industry. Join over 350,000 entrepreneurs making life-changing connections and deals everyday.

    • 25 min
    Startup Acquisition Stories With Bryan Digiorgio, Founder of 1840 & Company

    Startup Acquisition Stories With Bryan Digiorgio, Founder of 1840 & Company

    What’s the trick to buying offshore businesses as a US buyer?



    Bryan Digiorgio of 1840 & Company says buyers need to understanding two things:


    It requires a lot of documents and processes
    You need to get started with them as soon as possible because they’re sequential



    Bryan’s had a bit of experience on this topic, his main business today is setting up remote teams for other businesses in other countries. In the past, he worked as the global head of customer service for Sprint and built the direct precursors to Microsoft Teams.



    After previously buying a business on Acquire.com two years ago, Byan returned this year to buy a blockchain-based business, Swearit, from a group of founders in Spain. In the process, he got to experience Acquire’s new buyer advisory service. They helped him successfully transact with a seller who didn’t speak the same language.



    Listen to a special buy-side advice section as Bryan and Andrew discuss:


    How Bryan looks for promising business to buy on Acquire.com
    Why foreign businesses can be much more profitable in the US
    The number one trait for sellers on Acquire.com that attracts buyers



    Bryan has been doing entrepreneurship and M&A for a little while now. Follow his journey using the links below:


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/digiorgio/


    https://x.com/1840andCompany

    • 25 min
    Startup Acquisition Stories Podcast With Miguel Diaz, Founder of Swearit (Acquisition in Spanish)

    Startup Acquisition Stories Podcast With Miguel Diaz, Founder of Swearit (Acquisition in Spanish)

    Selling your business to a buyer in the same country is tough. Imagine doing it across international borders.



    Miguel Diaz spent three years building Swearit, a blockchain-based authenticity verification platform. However, he realized that it could scale better in the hands of another founder so he looked for a place to sell.



    In Miguel’s opinion, most other startup marketplaces were too broad. You could sell anything from tech businesses to hotels. It was hard to say what buyers or valuations he could expect.



    When the team stumbled on Acquire.com, they were intrigued because it specialized in SaaS M&A. There was only one problem – none of them could speak much English.



    Still, Miguel and his team listed their business and were surprised to learn that two Acquire team members were fluent in Spanish. 



    Miguel received direct help in Spanish from Acquire’s president, Rosa Romaine and legal counsel, James Graves. With Acquire’s help, Miguel managed to obtain his dream exit within months.



    Post transaction, Miguel jumped on the podcast with Rosa and James to talk about his acquisition. Tune in to hear:




    How EU regulations are changing to monitor food quality
    Some of the cultural differences he encountered during M&A
    His favorite parts of the seller experience on Acquire.com



    Miguel is just getting started. Follow his journey with the links below:


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguel-d/
    https://x.com/migueldiazes

    • 12 min
    Startup Acquisition Stories With Jeel Patel, Founder of InvoiceOwl

    Startup Acquisition Stories With Jeel Patel, Founder of InvoiceOwl

    Jeel Patel and his father built InvoiceOwl, an online invoicing tool for tradesmen like plumbers after Jeel noticed his family’s landscaper using an inefficient paper invoicing system. Three years later, they sold the company for six figures on Acquire.com.



    Listen to Jeel share his insights and learnings from running his startup to the acquisition process:


    How Jeel discovered there was still room in a niche with behemoth-sized competitors


    How Heel played the SEO game to build hype around InvoiceOwl


    What Jeel believes is the most important thing to include in your startup sales process



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    Be sure to subscribe to see the newest acquisition stories every Tuesday and gain the knowledge to buy or sell your own online business → ⁠https://youtube.com/@acquiredotcom?sub_confirmation=1 ⁠



    Want more stories? Access the past 50+ acquisition stories here → ⁠https://blog.acquire.com/tag/startup-acquisition-stories-podcast/ ⁠



    Thinking about selling your own startup? The number one question is always 'how much can I sell for' and we've got the answers in our biannual valuation multiples reports here → ⁠https://blog.acquire.com/tag/acquire-coms-acquisition-multiples-report/⁠



    Thinking about buying a startup? Sign up for a free buyer account and browse all the live listings. Upgrade only when you find the right one that fits your acquisition criteria to engage. Get Started → ⁠https://acquire.com/buyers/⁠

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    Follow the Host: Andrew Gazdecki


    ⁠https://twitter.com/agazdecki⁠
    ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/agazdecki/⁠
    ⁠https://acquire.com⁠

    Follow Acquire.com -


    ⁠https://twitter.com/acquiredotcom⁠
    ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/acquiredotcom⁠
    ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@acquiredotcom⁠

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    About Acquire.com:



    Acquire.com is the largest and most active acquisition marketplace for buying and selling online businesses. Acquire.com is the highest rated platform for both ease and quickness to match buyers and sellers.



    We cater to all types of online, revenue-generating businesses while producing the highest success rates for SaaS and eCommerce/DTC businesses in the M&A industry. Join over 500,000 entrepreneurs making life-changing connections and deals everyday.

    • 23 min
    Startup Acquisition Stories Podcast With Doug Mitchell of Scale LLP

    Startup Acquisition Stories Podcast With Doug Mitchell of Scale LLP

    Acquisition lawyer at Scale LLP, Doug Mitchell, recalls one of the closest calls he’s ever encountered while advising a sale.



    For this episode of SASP, Doug sat down with Andrew Gazdecki to discuss:


    What kinds of deals he does
    What lawyers normally manage in SME deals
    How much he charges for his retainer
    And what Doug does in his free time.

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    Be sure to subscribe to see the newest acquisition stories every Tuesday and gain the knowledge to buy or sell your own online business → https://youtube.com/@acquiredotcom?sub_confirmation=1



    Want more stories? Access the past 50+ acquisition stories here → https://blog.acquire.com/tag/startup-acquisition-stories-podcast/



    Thinking about selling your own startup? The number one question is always 'how much can I sell for' and we've got the answers in our biannual valuation multiples reports here → https://blog.acquire.com/tag/acquire-coms-acquisition-multiples-report/



    Thinking about buying a startup? Sign up for a free buyer account and browse all the live listings. Upgrade only when you find the right one that fits your acquisition criteria to engage. Get Started → https://acquire.com/buyers/

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    Follow the Host: Andrew Gazdecki


    https://twitter.com/agazdecki
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/agazdecki/
    https://acquire.com

    Follow Acquire.com -


    https://twitter.com/acquiredotcom
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/acquiredotcom
    https://www.tiktok.com/@acquiredotcom

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    About Acquire.com:



    Acquire.com is the largest and most active acquisition marketplace for buying and selling online businesses. Acquire.com is the highest rated platform for both ease and quickness to match buyers and sellers.



    We cater to all types of online, revenue-generating businesses while producing the highest success rates for SaaS and eCommerce/DTC businesses in the M&A industry. Join over 500,000 entrepreneurs making life-changing connections and deals everyday.

    • 14 min
    Startup Acquisitions Stories Podcast With Nour Shaaban, Founder of a SaaS Acquired for 7-Figures

    Startup Acquisitions Stories Podcast With Nour Shaaban, Founder of a SaaS Acquired for 7-Figures

    Lebanese founder, Nour Shaaban just sold his SaaS business on Acquire.com for a life-changing sum.



    While he can’t reveal too many details due to his non-disclosure agreement (NDA), he agreed to hop on the SASP podcast to talk about his experience building and selling his business.



    Listen to Nour’s chat with Andrew as they discuss:


    The benefits of the Guided by Acquire process that can’t be found anywhere else


    How the Acquire.com experience compares to the old MicroAcquire experience


    Advice to other entrepreneurs trying to create a 7-figure exit

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    Be sure to subscribe to see the newest acquisition stories every Tuesday and gain the knowledge to buy or sell your own online business → https://youtube.com/@acquiredotcom?sub_confirmation=1



    Want more stories? Access the past 50+ acquisition stories here → https://blog.acquire.com/tag/startup-acquisition-stories-podcast/



    Thinking about selling your own startup? The number one question is always 'how much can I sell for' and we've got the answers in our biannual valuation multiples reports here → https://blog.acquire.com/tag/acquire-coms-acquisition-multiples-report/



    Thinking about buying a startup? Sign up for a free buyer account and browse all the live listings. Upgrade only when you find the right one that fits your acquisition criteria to engage. Get Started → https://acquire.com/buyers/



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    Follow the Host: Andrew Gazdecki


    https://twitter.com/agazdecki
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/agazdecki/
    https://acquire.com



    Follow Acquire.com -


    https://twitter.com/acquiredotcom
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/acquiredotcom
    https://www.tiktok.com/@acquiredotcom



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    About Acquire.com:



    Acquire.com is the largest and most active acquisition marketplace for buying and selling online businesses. Acquire.com is the highest rated platform for both ease and quickness to match buyers and sellers.



    We cater to all types of online, revenue-generating businesses while producing the highest success rates for SaaS and eCommerce/DTC businesses in the M&A industry. Join over 350,000 entrepreneurs making life-changing connections and deals everyday.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Ashleycsuchico ,

Best podcast for startup acquisitions

I may be a bit biased but I love hearing stories directly from founders about their startups being acquired!

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