On Wednesday we were lucky enough to attend the Auckland presentation of "Anatomy of a Successful Exit: The GreenButton Story", along with a room packed full of technology and startup enthusiasts.

The GridAKL event space filling up before event kickoff

The GridAKL event space filling up before event kickoff

For anyone who doesn't know, in May last year kiwi company GreenButton, founded by Scott Houston, jumped into the headlines after being acquired by technology giant Microsoft. This has added to our country's growing list of successful tech exists.

Dan Khan, on behalf of The Angel Association of New Zealand and The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, undertook extensive research and in-depth interviews to explore the company's journey to exit.

Dan has been presenting details from his two research papers - "Anatomy of a Successful Exit: The GreenButton story", and "Reflections of a Successful Exit: A Post-Post-Mortem of the GreenButton Story", in a series of roadshows around New Zealand, and we were very pleased to be able to attend the Auckland event.

Didn't Attend? Read The Papers

The room sat captivated while Dan, over a course of around two hours, recapped GreenButton's fascinating story and the challenges the team faced before reaching the exit. He also expertly included top tips along the way for tech entrepreneurs looking to follow GreenButton's footsteps.

The fantastic news is that both papers are available to read by anyone.

Dan Khan presenting the insights learnt from GreenButton's story.

Dan Khan presenting the insights learnt from GreenButton's story.