A boutique advisory group providing technical due
diligence for PE and VC
Technical Due Diligence
We provide structured and comprehensive technical due diligence on product technology companies
and software-enabled businesses. Deals we work range from $5M A-rounds to $50M majority stake
investments. We've seen a lot of startups and helped with more than $750M in deployed capital.
We are proud of the thoroughness of our tech diligence process. Our main focus areas are
Team, Product, and Process - always with an eye on security and scalability.
We love working with investors and startups and we can't wait to tell you about our approach.
HOW WE WORK
Make Software Better
Serving investors is our top priority. A close second is to help your soon-to-be-portco make
software better. If they are receptive to it, we love to talk with technology leaders about the
merits of monolith decomposition, continuous delivery, agile process, etc.
No Unforced Errors
While most deals go smoothly, we are your (technology) safety net to ensure the Team + Tech
+ Process is solid.
You operate at #DealSpeed and so do we.
Our typical tech diligence timeline:
Day 1: Investor kickoff
Day 2: CTO kickoff
Day 11: On-site with CTO
Day 13: Investor debrief
Day 21: Full written tech assessment
Communicate Early And Often
If we find anything concerning, we will let you know immediately.
After more than 20 years of building software and managing development teams for early-stage
startups (PagerDuty, PipelineRx, Mirixa), Jason is now focused on helping investors better
understand the startups they are about to invest in.
Jason digs software architecture, automated tests, feature flags, continuous delivery, and
nearly every Product Manager he has ever met.
Key technology architect and executive at 3 very successful startups - Redfin, Classy,
Plumtree Software. The Engineering teams Mike helped grow became world-class development
shops with strong reputations for innovation and execution.
"... thanks very much for the time today. I really appreciate the investment you made to get to know
our business from the inside -- no small effort I'm sure, and I think the result was some extremely
valuable insight into ways for us to scale the effort going forward.
I know that Michael [CTO] agrees with me when I say that I felt like you were there to help and
consult, not just poke and prod, which is very much appreciated. "
CEO - Quovo
"... From the actual diligence side of things, it was shocking how thorough it was. The
questionnaire you had me fill out was extensive and thorough - it definitely helped shift my mind
into a more strategic thinking and again validate that we're doing well."