2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Cash or Glory: The Founder's “Exit” Dilemma

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

Every successful startup faces the “grow vs sell” dilemma. This question is one of the hardest entrepreneurs make in their life; making matters worse, it is almost always conducted behind closed doors under lock and key, leaving others with little-to-no guide. In this panel we’ve recruited Jim Curry, co-founder at BuildGroup, expert in growth capital, and Rob Taylor, Co-Founder & CEO of Pivot Freight, a SaaS software company helping retailers, to discuss this debate and leave the audience with tactical advice on everything from analytical approaches to evaluating your team, technology, business model, and product-market fit, to helping you assess environmental opportunities and threats.

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Jim Curry at SXSW

Jim Curry



For almost a decade at Rackspace, I spent my time discovering and building the key initiatives required to maintain our long-term growth. There were two efforts I led that were particularly fulfill...

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Rob Taylor at SXSW

Rob Taylor



Rob has two decades of experience on founding teams and early stage operations, including four venture backed businesses and two IPOs.

Rob currently serves as Co-Founder & CEO of Pivot Freight,...

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