Technical Due Diligence

Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)

We help you navigate the intricacies of technology vetting during the acquisition of target companies for a SPAC.

Quandary Peak's team of entrepreneurs, technology executives, and security experts create a wealth of technical knowledge to assess technology investment or acquisitions. Our experts have deep understanding of PE, VC, and SPAC investments. We advise clients regarding:

  • Architectural readiness
  • Software development process maturity
  • Scalability
  • Modularity
  • Exposure to open-source risk
  • Strategic roadmap
  • Key team members
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Let our decades of experience in startups and technology assessments guide your next SPAC transaction.

Having helped numerous private equity and VC firms with our deep understanding of various technologies, we can provide comprehensive technical analysis of target companies in SPAC transactions.

Quandary Peak Research provides in-depth analysis of architectural readiness, software development maturity, scalability, modularity, and exposure to open-source risk ahead of a target acquisition. Our team of seasoned consultants have extensive experience in leading and evaluating SaaS, enterprise and consumer-facing startups, and security products protecting some of the biggest organizations in the world.

Considering a SPAC transaction? Contact us for a free, confidential consultation.

Example Case Study

Hotel Planner + Reservations.com SPAC

We were tasked by our client Astrea Acquisition Group, a SPAC, to conduct a technical evaluation as part of the three-way merger of top brands in the hospitality space.

Our Approach

We performed an in-depth analysis of Hotel Planner and Reservations.com's software architecture, software development process, source code quality, and their use of open-source third-party libraries.

More Practice Areas of Due Diligence

Software startup investment

Startup Investment

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

Technology M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions

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

Post Merger Integration

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.

Startup acquihire

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.

Technology commercialization

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 Consulting

Technology Strategy Consulting

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


Meet Our Team


Ali Khoshgozaran - Computer Scientist
Ali Khosh, PhD
Computer Scientist, 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).

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.

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
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.

Mahdi Eslamimehr - Senior Software Consultant
Mahdi Eslamimehr – PhD, MBA
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.

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 Austin

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…

Jason Frankovitz - Software Engineering Expert
Jason Frankovitz
Senior Software Consultant 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.