Two themes came through pretty strongly during this month's Quarterly Tech M&A Update. The first is that, while tech valuations are strong broadly, it is a specifically good time to be a vertically-minded company, as theÂ vertical software market is leading in multiple key metrics we track.
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Timothy joined Corum in 2011, and oversees the companyâ€™s marketing efforts globally from the headquarters near
Seattle. Chief among these is Corum's extensive conference schedule, â€œSelling Up, Selling Out,â€ the Merge Briefing,
the Tech M&A Monthly webcast and Corum's platinum sponsorship of the World Financial Symposiums' live events
and Market Spotlight series. Through these events, Corum Group serves as the worldâ€™s leading educator in
technology mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Corum, Timothy served as marketing and product manager for GIS software startup Depiction, Inc.,
and previously worked in marketing for VizX Labs, a pioneering SaaS startup delivering DNA analysis tools. In
addition to marketing for software startups, Tim has worked for a US Senate campaign and taught science in Rio de
Timothy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, with degrees in History and
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Joel Espelien has worked in a number of roles over a twenty year career in the technology industry. Most recently Joel served as
Senior Advisor to Karmel Capital, where he advised on corporate spin-offs and M&A transactions, including the private-equity backed
purchase of DivX LLC from Rovi Corporation and subsequent sale to Neulion, Inc, as well as the successful spin-off of Snaptracs,
Inc. and its Tagg wireless pet tracking product from Qualcomm and the eventual two-stage sale to Whistle Labs and Mars Petcare.
Joel has also served on the boards of multiple venture-backed companies resulting in successful exits, including AI startup IQ
Engines (acquired by Yahoo) and IoT-for-AgTech pioneer 6