Technical Due Diligence

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

We advise world class organizations in intellectual property matters and technical evaluations of target companies in technology transactions.

Software technology due diligence

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

  • Software interoperability, and scalability
  • Software uniqueness, and quality
  • Process, practices, tools analysis
  • Due diligence reports
  • Team interviews: people & skills
  • Technology assessment reports
  • Open source licensing analysis
  • 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

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

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 Team

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


Ali Khoshgozaran - Computer Scientist
Ali Khosh, PhD
Testifying and Consulting Expert 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).

Jae young Bang - Research Scientist
Jae Young Bang, PhD
Consulting and Testifying Expert Los Angeles

Dr. Jae Young Bang is a 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.

Brad Ulrich - Software Expert Witness
Brad Ulrich
VP of Health IT and 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.

George Edwards - Software Expert Witness
George Edwards, PhD
Testifying and Consulting Expert 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.

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.

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 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 of…

Jason Frankovitz - Software Engineering Expert
Jason Frankovitz
Senior Testifying Expert Los Angeles

As a developer and CTO, Jason Frankovitz has been in the trenches of technology for more than 25 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.

Muhammad Naveed, PhD
Testifying and Consulting Expert Los Angeles

Dr. Naveed is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California. He works on cryptography, systems security, and data breaches. His work has had a significant impact on Android security and has helped Google, Samsung, Facebook, and Amazon secure their products.


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

We have a keen understanding of the issues at play during the technical due diligence of a company; 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.


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