Technical Due Diligence

When it comes to acquiring or investing in a technology company, there are two key questions that need to be answered. First, what is the unique about the intellectual property created by a company vs. what publicly available tools, methods and components exist in the product(s) created. Second, how valuable, easy to replicate, defensible and monetizable are the IP assets being considered. Finding answers to the above two questions becomes even more challenging in face of confidentiality considerations that prevent an investor/potential acquirer from properly vetting a target company and similarly the potential acquisition/investment company from properly showcasing its unique and valuable intellectual property. That’s where we come in.


What We Do

Quandary Peak experts have a deep understanding of and experience in:

  • Software architecture and design analysis
  • IT operations and devops analysis
  • Identifying deficiencies in documentation, on-boarding and knowledge transfer
  • Software design coupling and cohesion review
  • Interoperability, reliability, performance and security analysis
  • Scalability, fault tolerance and cost effectiveness analysis
  • Integration, black box, 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.)
  • Establish normal performance versus exceptional performance of a software system.
  • Judge software quality using industry best‑practices.
  • Verify claims about software capabilities.
  • Confirm the suitability of software or database design.
  • Provide development due diligence reports about the techniques used for a software project.
What We Know
  • IP analysis (patents, trademarks, copyright registrations, trade secrets)
  • SOW, MSA, SLA agreements
  • Business plan and monetization
  • Competitive analysis
  • Open source software integration analysis
  • Licensing analysis
  • Go to market strategy
  • Customer analysis
  • Litigation analysis
  • Stress testing
  • Organizations & ownership structure
  • Technology stacks
  • Startup competitive analysis
  • SWOT & magic quadrant analysis
  • Static software analysis
  • 3rd party audit reports
  • 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

We have completed software due diligence on hundreds of startups and technology companies for litigation or M&A transaction.

Quandary Peak Research provide expertise by serial entrepreneurs who have run venture-backed technology startups with a keen understanding of issues at play during the technical due diligence of a company. Our staff has been involved in due diligence of hundreds of software companies for investment and M&A transactions in a wide range of technology areas such as artificial intelligence, information management, consumer apps, supply chain and freight logistics, enterprise and SaaS application and more.

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