Software technology due diligence

Technical Due Diligence

Software technology due diligence

Quandary Peak understands the unique constraints and requirements involved in a complex technology transaction.

We advise world class organizations and top VC/private equity firms in intellectual property matters and technical evaluations of target companies in technology transactions.

We have a keen understanding of the issues at play.

Our experience with hundreds of technology transactions and software litigation matters is the foundation of our expertise.

We can help inform your investment and M&A transactions in a wide range of technology areas such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, information management, consumer apps, supply chain, freight logistics, real-estate, fintech, ed-tech, enterprise and SaaS application and many others. We work with you to evaluate the quality of the company’s technology, team and IP promptly, fairly, and accurately.

Before you draw up your term sheet, contact us for a free, confidential consultation.

Over 10 years of experience in technology evaluation for startup investments and M&A transactions.

  • Software interoperability, and scalability
  • Process, practices, tools analysis
  • Team interviews: people & skills
  • Open source licensing analysis
  • Software uniqueness, and quality
  • Due diligence reports
  • Technology assessment reports
  • IP valuation: patents & trade secrets
Quandary Peak experts have represented Fortune 500 companies
and work with some of the top IP law firms in the industry.
Gowling Lafleur HendersonSheppard MullinKirkland & EllisPerkins Coie

Case Studies

See how we have helped our clients successfully deploy $1.1B in smart transactions and avoid $600M in bad transactions.

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Startup Investment

We help our clients make technology-informed investment decisions by providing unique insights around the quality of software developed by target companies.

Software startup investment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our clients benefit from Quandary Peak's years of extensive experience assisting with technical due diligence for M&A transactions.

Technology M&A

Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)

A comprehensive technical assessment of acquisition target is key in successful SPAC transactions. Leave that to us.

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Post Merger Integration

Over 50% of M&A transactions eventually fail. We help you avoid these risks and unlock the full potential in your M&A transaction.

Post Merger Integration

Sell-Side Technology Diligence

Troubling findings during buy-side diligence can cost your company the entire transaction. Know what to expect and avoid costly findings and delays ahead of the buy-side diligence.

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Startup Acqui-hire

As former technology executives, we understand the importance of teams in acqui-hires. We conduct interviews, review cultural and technical fit, and consider key employees’ preferences.

Startup acquihire

Technology Commercialization

We analyze the relevant technology space and consider a new service’s place within it by studying the competitive landscape, existing offerings, and potential to disrupt.

Technology commercialization

Technology Strategy Consulting

We provide unbiased advice to our clients on consequential and strategic technology decisions informed by our deep industry knowledge.

Technology Consulting

Meet Our Due Diligence Team

Our Experts have experience with startups and tech companies in litigation or M&A transactions.

Ali Khoshgozaran - Computer Scientist

Ali Khosh, PhD

VP of Emerging Tech & Due Diligence Los Angeles

Dr. Ali Khosh is a computer scientist, entrepreneur and technology executive with years of experience at leading tech companies including Microsoft, Yahoo and Samsung. Ali serves as an expert in various software-related litigation matters (patent infringement, trade secret, etc.) and technical due diligence of emerging technology (VC investments, M&A transactions).

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert
Focus Area Emerging & Cloud Technology
Area of Expertise Machine Learning & AI Consultant
Jae young Bang - Research Scientist

Jae Young Bang, PhD

Senior Computer Scientist Los Angeles

Dr. Jae Young Bang is a senior computer scientist and software technology consultant with a decade of experience in software engineering. He currently serves as a consultant and source-code reviewer in software litigation including patent/copyright infringement and breach-of-contract matters, and also as a researcher in software architecture design and analysis.

Litigation Testifying and Consulting Expert
Area of Expertise Social Media
Brad Ulrich - Software Expert Witness

Brad Ulrich

VP of Health IT & Audits Nashville

Brad Ulrich has a diverse career as a computer scientist, software engineer, technology manager, and entrepreneur. His experience spans software design, programming, patent management, healthcare, mobile devices, startups, technology licensing, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert
Focus Area Software & Standards
Area of Expertise Health IT & Standards
George Edwards - Software Expert Witness

George Edwards, PhD

President & Principal Computer Scientist Los Angeles

Dr. George Edwards has more than a decade of experience as a scientist, engineer, and technical consultant to academic research labs, government agencies, and technology companies, and he has served as a software expert in various litigation contexts, including several patent infringement matters.

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert
Area of Expertise Mobile Devices & Apps
Mahdi Eslamimehr - Senior Software Consultant

Mahdi Eslamimehr – PhD, MBA

Senior Computer Scientist Los Angeles

Dr. Mahdi Eslamimehr is an award-winning scientist and a senior tech executive in the software product and service industry. He has years of experience in leading tech companies around the world, including Ericsson R&D Center, Samsung Electronics R&D Labs, SAP Research Lab, Y Combinator Research, and Clarity Global.

Litigation Testifying and Consulting Expert
Area of Expertise Program Analysis
Gordon Mackay - Senior Software Consultant

Gordon MacKay

Senior Software Consultant San Antonio

Gordon MacKay is a software and systems expert and technical executive with experience in telecommunications, network security, and SaaS/Cloud platforms. Gordon has led development and QA teams in architecting, developing and deploying a multi-tenant SaaS-based vulnerability management platform and scanning solution which is being used worldwide by fortune 500 organizations as part…

Litigation Consulting Expert
Focus Area Cloud Computing & Application Security
Area of Expertise Cloud Computing & Application Security
William Luk - Senior Software Consultant

William Luk

Senior Software Consultant Silicon Valley

William Luk is an entrepreneur, software executive, and developer with over 15 years of experience in network and computer security. William has developed and led product teams to deliver enterprise class firewall, intrusion detection / prevention systems, database security, and data security / privacy solutions at Symantec and several security startups.

Litigation Consulting Expert
Focus Area Software Engineering & Security
Area of Expertise Embedded Systems & Security
Jason Frankovitz - Software Engineering Expert

Jason Frankovitz

Director of Software Class Actions Los Angeles

As a developer and CTO, Jason Frankovitz has been in the trenches of technology for 30 years. He has worked as a programmer, software development manager, technical analyst, CTO, and mentor in a wide variety of industries including social media, digital entertainment, and online advertising.

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert
Area of Expertise Web Applications

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What We Do

  • Software architecture and design analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning solutions evaluation
  • IT operations and devops analysis
  • Buy-side and sell-side startup due diligence
  • Identifying deficiencies in technical & onboarding documentation
  • Software design coupling and cohesion review
  • Interoperability, reliability, performance and security analysis
  • Scalability, fault tolerance and cost effectiveness analysis
  • Integration, black box, regression and component testing and QA
  • Software organization and readability analysis
  • Identifying gaps in people and skills to meet investment objectives
  • Process, practices and tools analysis
  • Technical interviews with key stakeholders (CEO, CTO, VPs, etc.)
  • Evaluate performance of various software systems
  • Judge software quality using industry best‑practices
  • Verify claims about software capabilities
  • Confirm the suitability of software or database design
  • Due diligence reports reflecting our evaluation of software products
  • IP analysis (patents, trademarks, copyright registrations, trade secrets)
  • 3rd party audit reports
  • Post merger integration planning

What We Know

  • SOW, MSA, SLA agreements
  • Business plan and monetization
  • Competitive analysis
  • Open source licensing analysis
  • AI/ML data pipelines
  • Go to market strategy
  • Litigation analysis
  • Stress and penetration testing (pen-test)
  • Organizations & ownership structure
  • Technology stacks
  • Startup competitive analysis
  • SWOT & magic quadrant analysis
  • Static software analysis
  • Software configuration management
  • Hosting, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, data centers, CDNs
  • Development best-practices for mobile and web apps
  • Requirements engineering for multiple‑platform releases
  • Software deployment and change management
  • Scaling and capacity planning
  • M&A lifecycle & integration planning
  • CRM, Intranet and ERP build vs. buy analysis

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