Top Five Prep Tips for Technical Due Diligence

We all dream of creating the next big thing, getting that investment that will help get us over the finish line, landing the partnership with one of the big players, getting acquired by one of the global giants. But as we race to innovate, stay ahead of the market, and surprise our customers with bigger and better offerings than they even imagined, we have to pass that dreaded series of hurdles: technical due diligence.

Technical due diligence is the process of analyzing and evaluating the technology, product, architecture and processes in an organization prior to the acquisition of a company or an investment in it.

Reasons for a due diligence process may vary, they could come from a VC firm, an investment bank, an acquiring company, or a possible OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) deal, but they all want to get down to the nitty gritty: How much are you really worth? How much can your offering bring in? Is your organization equipt to deliver on all of your promises? Are you really a lemon dressed up in a new paint job?

Whatever the deal, you can be sure that investors, buyers or potential partners will want to take a close up and personal look under your technology’s hood, not to mention give the tires a few good kicks, to make sure they know what they’re getting into and how much they can get out of it before taking the plunge.

Any interested party will require analysis of the technology and product development used by a company seeking funding or for sale, to make sure that their investment is solid.  

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