Today we announced that our parent company, Rocket Science, has been appointed to the Venture Studio at Portola Valley Partners, a venture accelerator specializing in fundraising and liquidity, founded by C-level executives from Apple, Dell, HP, Snowflake Computing, and Wall Street banking and private equity firms.
Our alliance with Portola Valley Partners offers clients of XROCKET the option to access capital resources, executive talent, and a network of companies to pair up with related businesses in their supply chain or sector in order to strengthen revenues and become more attractive M&A candidates.
“We have a unique model at Portola Valley Partners that sits at the intersection of venture valuation and private equity strategy, where company founders, investors, and partners are happier and more succcessful. As part of our Venture Studio, XROCKET will help us increase our portfolio companies’ M&A appeal and valuation in a way where everyone wins,” said John Majeski, CEO of Portola Valley Partners.
The need for XROCKET arose out of requests from Rocket Science clients to help them prepare for VC fund raises, to attract investor interest leading up to IPO filings, or to position companies as attractive M&A acquisition targets. We interviewed dozens of M&A bankers to develop a predictive model for which business metrics and marketing strategies best optimize for higher strategic valuations during M&A negotiations, and from that formula XROCKET was borne. Our proprietary Valuation Audit scores companies on their M&A preparedness.
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