Startups

Anatomy of an Exit

What happens when a start-up sells for a big pile of money? Three big Philly exits and their ripple effects.


Philly Tech Week (April 27th to May 5th), that annual celebration of our bustling, burgeoning innovation sector, always gets us thinking about the exit — that exciting moment when a start-up gets bought for a big pile of cash. And Philly’s had more than you think. So, what do those business owners do with all that money? Here, three big exits and their ripple effects:

Kopelman: courtesy of First Round Capital.

Nucci: courtesy of Shane Yelicanin.

Stein: courtesy of Robert Moore; Moore: courtesy of Ryan Williams.

Published as “Exit Strategies” in the May 2018 issue of Philadelphia magazine.