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Touraj Parang Talks About His New Book “Exit Path: How to Win the Startup End Game” - Startup of the Year Podcast


· SOTY Podcast

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, we hear from Touraj Parang, the President and COO at Serve Robotics and an Operating Advisor at Pear VC. Previously, he built and sold his own company Jaxtr, and helped with the acquisition of to Vistaprint. He also spent time as an acquirer at GoDaddy where he acquired dozens of businesses.

Touraj is also the author of the book “Exit Path: How to Win the Startup End Game,” which provides a lot of lessons that he has learned about startup acquisitions from his experience working in Silicon Valley since the late 90's. The book was just released this August and you can pick up your copy today at:

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