Scaling To An Exit Isn’t Just About Raising Investment
Conventional wisdom says you need outside investment to scale up. And yes, raising investment can accelerate growth, whatever the funding stage. But it’s not the only path, or always the best one. Bringing in money can mean giving up too much control at the wrong valuation point. And add intense pressure for quick returns to satisfy new shareholders. There are several ways to scale for an exit, including leveraging JVs, alliances, mergers and acquisitions to create inorganic growth.