And an open declaration of my goals for this project. Hopefully they don't look too foolish a year from now.
I got into buying (small) companies around August 2020. It took another two months to put a solid group together, and another month to finally do our first acquisition. Even after taking the
Micro Acquisitions Course, the process still felt a little sketchy, and the reason was because we had no idea what the hell we were doing. It's one thing to follow along with a course online and quite another to wire money to strangers on the internet and then suddenly have a new product, with real customers expecting you to answer their support questions and fix bugs.
I hope this newsletter is part of your educational journey to buying companies profitably.
For the foreseeable future, I'll mostly focus on SaaS companies. It's what I know, and also happens to have the highest margins. If you're looking to buy a storage unit business (call me, I want in!) but this is not the place for you.
Acquire.so Mission Statement
To help people profitably buy and sell SaaS businesses.
About Me (Andrew)
I'm a UC Berkeley Grad, former Head of Development for a venture studio, former CTO of an AI company that raised $8M, and now an avid acquirer of SaaS companies. I've also founded a few other profitable businesses including a lead generation business I bootstrapped to $15k a month. All this is to say that I've had some small wins, but nothing major. I'm writing these thing to learn myself and I hope they'll provide value to you as well.
- By May 1st, I want to have 1,000 subscribers to this newsletter.
- Once I have 1,000 subscribers to this newsletter, I'm going to launch a weekly podcast.
- Within 30 days of launching the podcast, I want to have 1,000 downloads per month.