Basil Peters

in Vancouver, Canada
November 03, 1952



Basil Peters is an angel investor with a passion for exit transactions. After being an investor for a couple of decades he finally realized that successful investing requires two things: making the right investment decisions and getting your money back. The most fun Basil's had as an entrepreneur, and an investor, are when companies are successfully sold.

Dr. Peters is the principal of Strategic Exits Corp and fund manager for Fundamental Technologies II - an angel fund (seed stage venture fund). He also founded a venture capital firm and a hedge fund, and has been a CEO in Vancouver and Silicon Valley.

Basil writes a blog on best practices for entrepreneurs and angel investors at

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Timing Your Exit - Don’t Ride It Over the Top

Most entrepreneurs wait too long to start thinking about their exit.

They usually sell their companies for much less than they could have. The valuation curve, and return to shareholders, usually ends up looking something like this.

Dont Ride it Over the Top from Angelblog

That’s exactly what I did in my first company. (It was the first time I lost several million dollars, and the first of many similarly expensive - and valuable - lessons about exits.)

Most of...exits.)



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Published on September 13, 2010 11:12
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“Angels also often want to contribute more than money to a young company. Angels have the experience, and inclination, to be great mentors and valuable directors.”
Basil Peters, Early Exits: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors

“Built to flip' should not be a dirty phrase or unnatural act. I believe that to succeed today, entrepreneurs must not only aspire to early exits, but design that objective into their corporate structures and corporate DNA.”
Basil Peters, Early Exits: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors

“Exits are the least understood part of investing—as often by the investors themselves as by the entrepreneurs. This book is about the large number of other exits—the ones that are not driven by the VCs.”
Basil Peters, Early Exits: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors

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