How AI-Readiness and Tech Due-Diligence are Impacting M&A Valuations

This event is hosted by The Silicon Valley Podcast

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This is an in-person workshop for M&A professionals and their portfolio companies to learn how Implementing AI into an existing portfolio company can impact its valuation. We will dive deeper into areas such as AI-implementation, AI-Readiness, AI-value drivers, AI-Integration, AI-Cybersecurity, and AI-Tech-Health assessments and how they play a crucial role during pre-merger valuations and post-merger integrations.

Our expert panel of speakers will include industry leaders and technology professionals who will share their insights and experiences on using technology assessments to de-risk acquisitions and right-size valuations during the due diligence process. Next, they will share how AI is able to improve profitability by optimizing operational performance post-merger during the integration phase of the M&A process.

Additionally, stay for lunch and an in-person workshop. We’ll have AI experts show you how easy it is to deploy ChatGPT in your business. You’ll walk away understanding how easy it is to set up an AI prompt & response model to drive insightful answers to your own business processes.


  • Date: November 8th, 2023
  • Location: Microsoft Silicon Valley Technology Center | 1045 La Avenida St, Mountain View, CA 94043
  • Panel Discussion: 8:30am – 11:00am PT
  • Lunch and AI walk-through: 11:00am – 12:00pm PT
  • Dress: Business casual
  • Amenities: Continental breakfast, Guest Wi-Fi, free parking, EV charging, technology center tour, and lunch


  • 8:30am: Doors open for breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:50: Fireside chat on valuation trends created from AI-embedded companies, products, and services
  • 9:50 – 10:00: Q&A and break
  • 10:00 – 10:20: Small group discussions on the possibilities of AI in your business
  • 10:20 – 10:40: Expert Talk – Adding these AI checklist items into your due diligence processes
  • 10:40-10:50: Group talk about the AI checklist during both pre & post merger
  • 10:50 – 11:00: Highlight future events and next steps
  • 11:00 – 11:30: Expert Talk – Hands-on ChatGPT deployment demonstration
  • 11:30am: Lunch, Microsoft tour, and networking for those who stay


Register here: How AI-Readiness and Tech Due-Diligence are Impacting M&A Valuations

About Jeff:
Jeff Faust, CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) is the Principal of Valuation Services at Abbott, Stringham & Lynch. Jeff has extensive experience in the valuation of start-ups/private companies for various purposes; fundraising, mergers/acquisitions, stock options grants (IRC § 409A) and more. He has provided valuation expertise to start-ups of all sizes and stages of development and in a wide variety of industries including hi-tech (Software, SaaS, Mobile, Telecom, Social Media, Cloud, Data, etc), bio-tech, manufacturing and many more. Read more about Jeff by clicking here.