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For Search Fund Coalition buyers who want off-market opportunities

You want deal flow — and we talk to lots of founders who are considering selling.

Now you can get a First Look at these off-market deals.

Here’s how it works:

  • Our First Look email hits your inbox once or twice per month
  • It includes descriptions of several companies whose founders are thinking about selling in the next year and have not yet listed with a broker or on a marketplace (the company and founder remain anonymous)
  • If you want an introduction, you let us know
  • We pass that along to the founder, and they have the option to accept or decline
  • If the founder accepts, we’ll put you in touch, and you take it from there

Curious what to expect? See our first issue for free.

It’s $99/month or $1,000/annually, PLUS 10% OFF for Search Fund Coalition members. Cancel anytime.

When you sign up, you’ll get our most recent issue as a bonus (so you’ll get an extra issue in your first month).

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are not a brokerage or a marketplace, and we do not curate opportunities from either of those places.

We feature opportunities from founders in our community who we’ve talked to directly who have expressed an interest in selling and haven’t yet listed the business for sale.

We focus on online businesses (no brick and mortars). Most founders we talk to are looking to sell these types of companies:

  • SaaS
  • Media/content
  • Agencies
  • E-commerce

About two-thirds of the companies we share have revenue below $1 million, and about a third have revenue between $1 million – $10 million.

You can expect about three opportunities in each newsletter and the newsletter goes out once or twice each month.

No. The company and founder remains anonymous until they accept your request for an introduction. If they aren’t comfortable accepting your request for any reason, they can decline the intro.

Yes, we sometimes include distressed opportunities. We identify those as distressed in the newsletter.

Just respond to the email and let us know. If possible, it’s best to include:

  • Your name and email
  • Company name and URL
  • A sentence about why you’re interested

We’ll pass that information along to the founder, and it’s up to them to decide whether to pursue the introduction.


Many of the buyers in our network offer finder’s fee agreements, which typically pay at least 1% of the sale price when a sale goes through that originated with our introduction.

But buyer preferences change over time, and it’s a lot to keep up with. We know the odds are better of a buyer and seller connecting if we share leads with a bigger (albeit still relatively small!) list of potential buyers.

Our goal here is to make this a win for buyers AND founders — and this low price makes it an easy yes for you.

You can cancel anytime by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of any First Look newsletter or emailing us (team[at]

We don’t issue pro-rated refunds, so please keep that in mind when you opt into the annual subscription.

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