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      How Companies and VCs Think About M&A

      How to Join

      This Tech Talk is free and open to everyone. Register below to get a link to join the live stream or receive the video recording after it airs.

      May 25, 202111:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET / 3:00–4:00 p.m. GMT

      About the Talk

      Join us for a fireside chat between Mia Wang, who leads mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at Cloudflare and previously worked in venture capital (VC), and Jade Wang, who runs the Cloudflare for Startups program and is a recovering startup founder.

      Most startup founders don’t start a company with the intention of ending it in an M&A, but it happens every day to companies large and small. We will discuss how acquiring companies think about talent acquisitions vs. product acquisitions, identifying product synergies, how value is created with M&A, and the goals of M&A teams.

      Armed with these learnings in your back pocket can make the process less overwhelming and opaque in the future, whether you are on the acquiring side or the acquired side.

      What You’ll Learn

      • How acquiring companies think about M&A and potential M&A targets
      • How VCs typically think about M&A
      • How some startup founders think about M&A
      • How the motivations of each party plays out in practical scenarios

      About the Presenters

      Mia Wang leads M&A at Cloudflare. She previously worked in venture capital and investment banking after starting her career in cyber security.

      Jade Wang runs the Cloudflare for Startups program. She previously co-founded, ran a network of hacker houses, and grew the community of Meteor, an open source project.

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