Praise for Early Exits
"Times have changed. VCs now invest $10s of millions in each new venture looking for home runs over a long investment cycle. Unfortunately, singles and doubles provide inadequate returns for huge VC firms, so VCs press for big winners at the risk of losing everything. Dr. Peters has a compelling new strategy for entrepreneurs and angels: Improve your odds of lucrative returns using only angel money and focusing intensely from the outset on seeking Early Exits."
"Overall, excellent and timely ideas and, I believe, a must read for all Angel investors."
Past President San Diego Tech Coast Angels and Past Vice Chairman Tech Coast Angels
"Basil has provided a wonderful service to the angel community by writing the best book on exits. All will benefit from his wisdom and the experiences he shares."
John O. Huston, Founder, The Ohio TechAngels - Columbus
"Early Exits is a ‘must-read’ book for serious entrepreneurs and individual investors. It is the only book that I have seen in 12 years that focuses exclusively on Exit Strategies. An invaluable resource with a detailed contents section, it is easy to read with plain language, not too much jargon and good case study examples. READ IT."
Bob Chaworth-Musters, founder of the Angel Forum - Vancouver
"Early Exits is a timely and intrepid assessment of Venture Capitalist’s changed fortunes in the investment world. Dr. Peters investigates how both Angel Investors and the boards with whom they are associated must respond in this new environment. Unique in its’ subject matter and full of real life experiences and advice, this book will captivate your attention from cover to cover."
Bruce MacCormack, Chairman, Bellingham Angel Group, LLC
"I really enjoyed reading Early Exits, and could not put it aside until I read it from cover to cover. It describes some very interesting concepts which I am sure will create controversy in the investment community.
In my opinion, every entrepreneur should read this book at least twice: once when they start their venture and the second time when they are getting serious about their exit."
Alan Juristovski, Co-founder and CEO MetroLeap Media Inc.
"Early Exits is a must-read for all entrepreneurs wishing to attract angel investors. Peters nails it when he says that "exits are the best part of being an entrepreneur or investor".
Entrepreneurs have learned that it's important to talk about their "exit strategy" when they pitch to investors. The problem is that most have no idea what an "exit strategy" is.
This book will get entrepreneurs and investors to plan for earlier exits rather than waiting until it's too late!"
"Early Exits is a must-buy book that consolidates your leadership role in the SME community. You have exposed something that badly needed to be exposed and have thereby done a great service to entrepreneurship. I will recommend that all the ‘Build & Finance Your SME’ students buy it."
Roger Killen, Creator of 99 Milestones and Build & Finance Your SME