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Bankruptcy: Navigating a High Tech Startup through Cash Crisis
Free Extracts from the Bankruptcy & Cash Crisis Management Course
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How a startup dissolved overnight and laid off its 400 employees via email with no warning.

Chapter 1 of the book, Zero-to-IPO, by David Smith, explores the alternative routes and destinations for a startup journey. Chapter 2 presents a seven point travel plan for reaching your targeted destination. Bankruptcy and other forms of shutdown are discussed in the context of the startup journey.

Chapter 5 of the book Zero-to-IPO, by David Smith discusses "The Slippery Slope to Destination Shutdown", explaining how a cash crisis develops, how a startup venture can find itself in the freefall zone and in shutdown zone.

Story of how a startup company collapsed after raising hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funding. Provides an example of how not to navigate a company out of cash crisis.

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