Episode 110

Knowing when to Exit with Arie Trouw

This week on The Exit: With 5 startups under his belt, Arie Trouw knows how to build a business to sell. He started developing software when he was in the third grade, so it was no surprise that he went into entrepreneurship. After exiting his company when it was making $65MM in annual revenue, Arie knows how important it is to not just find the right buyer, but to also exit at the right time. How do you know when it’s the right time to exit? Listen to find out.

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LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/arietrouw

Website – https://xyo.network/

Twitter @OfficialXYO – https://twitter.com/OfficialXYO


The Exit—Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. To listen to the podcast or get daily listing updates, click on flippa.com/the-exit-podcast/


Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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