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How to Prepare an eCommerce Brand for Venture Capital Investing

Updated: Aug 8, 2022

Zac Litwack

Zac Litwack is a Partner at Savage Ventures, a venture operator that has created more than $450 million in enterprise value and is on the path to $1 billion. Zac studied music production at Middle Tennessee State University and started a music production company while in school which he, later on, sold to his business partners. Savage Ventures invests in, acquires, and operates high-growth digital-first businesses focusing on digital media, affiliate marketing, D2C healthcare, and e-commerce.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Zac Litwack's entrepreneurial background and how he became an investor

  • How Savage Ventures works

  • Zac shares his advice on scaling a business to six figures — and explains what high tempo testing means

  • The types of companies Zac works with — and his advice on building an engaged audience

  • The importance of collecting zero-party data and creating an affiliate program

  • The factors Savage Ventures considers when investing in a brand

  • Zac talks about his favorite books and where to learn more about him

In this episode...

What can you do to grow and scale your business to six figures in preparation for a future sale? What can you do to increase your company's value?

If you plan to sell and exit your e-commerce brand at a later date, there are some key things you need to know. To start with, you need to build the right infrastructure for running your business operations. This includes accounting, HR, and marketing. You also have to ensure product-market fit and build an engaged audience.

In this episode of The Fit Growth Machine Podcast, Brian Roisentul interviews Zac Litwack, a Partner at Savage Ventures, about how to prepare an e-commerce brand for venture capital funding. They also discuss strategies for scaling a business to six figures, the types of companies Zac works with, and best practices for building an affiliate program.

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