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Building a Life After a 9-Figure Exit with Anastasia Koroleva

February 23, 2024 |  

About this episode


Anastasia Koroleva is an experienced entrepreneur and former technology company CEO. After her first nine-figure exit, she went on to start three more businesses. Today she is the host of the podcast, Exit Paradox, where she talks to some of the most remarkable founders in the world about the lessons they learned about life after selling a business. This episode will help you design your ideal life post-exit. You’ll learn how to:


  • Avoid the biggest money mistakes most exited founders make after selling.
  • Use Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to design your life after an exit.
  • Achieve closure before you exit.
  • Know if you’re an “investor” or “creator.”
  • Avoid the angel investing trap.
  • Decide when enough is enough.
  • Talk to your kids about money after selling a business.

Show Notes & Links

The Exit Paradox Podcast

Connect with Anastasia on LinkedIn

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Earn-out: This is a financing arrangement for the purchase of a business, where the seller must meet certain performance goals before receiving the full purchase price. It reduces the buyer’s risk and aligns the interests of both parties post-acquisition.

About Our Guest

Anastasia Koroleva

Anastasia is a seasoned entrepreneur and former CEO of a successful technology company. With an impressive nine-digit exit under her belt, she has since embarked on the journey of founding three additional businesses.

As the host of the podcast “Exit Paradox,” Anastasia engages in insightful conversations with some of the world’s most notable founders who have experienced successful exits. Through these discussions, she delves into the invaluable lessons learned from the process of selling a business.

Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, Anastasia honed her expertise in M&A law during her five-year tenure at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City. She holds degrees from NYU School of Law and Harvard Business School.

Anastasia currently resides in London, UK, with her husband and three children, where she continues to explore her passion for entrepreneurship and innovation.

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