Case Study.

Found a creative exit strategy for a technology company.

The Problem

A start-up company with a large capital investment was caught in a technology change and had already burned through most of the capital allocated to the company. A cyclical economic turn removed most of the revenue stream from the company’s portfolio. The company had to quickly cut costs and find a buyer for the technology it had developed.

The Team
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Background

The Outcome

The company assets were sold to a competitor of the firm.

The Partnership



The Solution

Orchid Black operators created a plan and executed on the following:

  • Developed a strategy to package the IP of the company and find a buyer
  • Eliminated all non-essential members of the workforce
  • Found and presented to potential buyer

The Challenge

A start-up company with a large capital investment was caught in a technology change and had already burned through most of the capital allocated to the company. A cyclical economic turn removed most of the revenue stream from the company’s portfolio. The company had to quickly cut costs and find a buyer for the technology it had developed.

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The Results



Testimonial

"Orchid Black was able to come up with phenomenal insights in a matter of weeks just by analyzing the data that was already within our own company. That alone was worth every penny of the VCA (Value Creation Assessment)." 

-CEO & Founder


This project embodies the archetype of an organization built by a brilliant, visionary founder who has a good product, then builds a successful company as large as he possibly can. However, like most great founders, he eventually hit a wall and needed to bring on a growth partner to make a decision on where to go next. The Orchid Black team was the perfect complement to help take this company to the next level, increase the value of the business, and exit quickly.
–Jim Barnish, Managing Partner, Orchid Black