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#Seminar39 – How to use Vendor Technical Due Diligence

18th January 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Session exclusive for Level39 members hosted by Federico Fregosi

Exit Prep to maximize the valuation of your tech company

The need to include an IT review during M&A due diligence is more significant than ever on both sides of a transaction. VC/PE firms, on the buy side, are looking to maximize the value of their investment. Tech companies, on the sell side, are eager to maximize their valuations.

Execs and Tech Leads in startups, however, usually participate in only a few transactions in their careers and are unprepared for the process. This talk aims to help them in their journey: we will start with a thorough analysis of the technical Due Diligence process for tech companies from the first introduction to the final DPA (Definitive Purchase Agreement).

We’ll do a deep dive on each core pillar: Strategy, System Architecture, Product, People, Process&Workflows & IT/Governance. Then, we’ll see “why” we look at these topics, the most common questions and the necessary document disclosures.

We’ll look at strategies how to maximize the value and minimize the time spent in DD.

In the last section, we’ll see how to do “dry runs” to identify any possible issues before starting a major funding round.

About Federico Fregosi – experienced engineering leader with a strong interest in distributed, highly-scalable and cloud-based systems.

Federico has a wealth of experience in startups, he was part of the initial team at Curve where he has helped scale the company from 7 to 150 employees over 3 years. After the fintech, he has joined Contino a global DevOps transformation consultancy that has been part of LinkedIn’s TOP25 startups in 2019 and 2020. Here he is VP of Engineering overseeing a team of 150+ highly talented, intelligent and thought-provoking technical engineers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

Federico worked for years in Technical Leadership roles, focused on infrastructure management and Cloud on the 3 major public cloud providers. Experienced in the finance sector, specifically on high-performance payment platforms and systems compliance.



18th January 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm




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