Acquisitions, Exits and Current Portfolio

Relevant Experience and Track Record

Owner, SaaS Business in the Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Category (2015 – Present)

  • Acquired SaaS / Software company for a purchase price in the mid-$200,000’s with an average MRR in the high 4 figures.
  • Grew the business over 20x in the following eight years towards a current ARR averaging $2M.
  • Utilized product-led growth in core cloud infrastructure assets as the main growth strategy

Owner, Scheduling SaaS Business in the SMB / Medical Facility Category (2017 – Present)

  • Acquired SaaS / Software company for a purchase price in the mid-$200,000’s, with an average MRR in the low 5 figures.
  • Grew the business 3x to an ARR of mid-6 figures over the next six years.
  • Primarily growth focus through paid advertising, SEO, and attending industry trade shows.

Owner, E-Commerce Apps/Add-Ons SaaS Business (2019 – 2020)

  • Acquisition Price: Exactly at $1M and sale price slightly below $1.3M
  • Focused growth via customer service (including selling additional services), product-led growth, and paid advertising campaigns.
  • Created a service based spin-off engineering division sold with the original asset in 2020 to new owners.

Owner, PaaS (Platform as a Service) Business in the Cloud-Based Apps and Services Category (2022 – Present)

  • Acquired for a purchase price in the mid $1M range in 2022.
  • In the first year, grew top-line revenue 50% with a doubling of monthly SDE.
  • Monetization: Platform as a Service (PaaS) software company used by SMB’s and indie developers for deploying cloud-based apps and services.
  • Focused on direct interaction with the relevant audience and utilized product-led growth, SEO, and paid advertising campaigns as the main growth strategies.

Strategic or Bolt-on Acquisitions:

  • Acquired a 5-figure Amazon affiliate site from Empire Flippers in 2015, as an experiment of the “acquisition entrepreneur” career path.
  • In 2019, acquired two open-source software tools via that supports the developer community. Both services are still freely in operation today and utilized by developers for ongoing operations for no cost.
  • In 2019, Acquired a newsletter content site that is still in operation, but not monetized, primarily used for learning more about the newsletter ecosystem.

Additional Awareness & Education Efforts

  • In my free time, I’m active in educating other engineers and IT professionals on Acquisition Entrepreneurship via this blog and through other public appearances.
  • Authors the Dev Driven Acquisitions newsletter focused on educating engineers on acquisitions.
  • Authors the Founder Exits newsletter focused on founders, engineers, and IT professionals positioning their online companies for sale.

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