What is Maverick?

Maverick exists to further the next generation of acquisition entrepreneurs by sharing engaging, practical resources from direct experience.

Maverick is a bi-weekly newsletter written by David LaMore, an acquisition entrepreneur looking to acquire and operate one business through the search fund model. Before founding Maverick and launching my search fund, I spent over 5 years developing a diverse operational skillset in big tech and retail (i.e., workforce planning, people analytics, cost control, product and inventory management, marketing, and more).

Topics of the newsletter will range from guides that aim to accelerate a searcher’s first 100 days to personal reflections that will challenge how you think about your career. If these topics sound interesting to you, you are in the right place. If not, still take a look – you might enjoy what you read.

Because of my jack-of-all-trades (and likely, master of none) background, please acknowledge that I do not know a whole lot and will occasionally get things wrong. That being said, I bring a unique perspective that should cut through in each post, sometimes subtly and others not so much. But much more than a practical guide, Maverick represents my continuous pursuit of reflection and self-improvement. I hope my vulnerability can inspire you to find the courage to work towards whatever is important to you.

Who should subscribe?

Maverick might be for you if you are:

  • A current acquisition entrepreneur (traditional, self-funded, incubator)

  • Passively or actively pursuing ETA as a career path

  • New to search funds and ETA

  • Interested in pursuing an MBA

  • Looking to build your investment acumen

  • An investor in private companies (venture, growth, and buyouts)

  • A business owner being approached by acquisition entrepreneurs

  • Someone who appreciates actionable and straightforward insights

  • Someone who is entrepreneurial, creative, and ambitious

Free Maverick vs. Premium Maverick

Maverick publishes occasional free posts, typically once a month, that reflect on the experience of an acquisition entrepreneur. If you sign up for the paid tier, you get deeper access to more practical search content:

  1. Tools for Search to help you benchmark your performance and speed up your learning

  2. Educational deep dives (i.e., Prioritizing good economic characteristics)

We look closely at how posts perform and are working on making the paid tier even more interesting for you with new content formats, topics, and a lot more. If you’re not sold, send me an email, and I’ll send you an extended free trial.

If you like what you see and want to upgrade, it’s $5 a month or $50 a year. Much less than the price of your least favorite MBA course!

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Resources for those interested in and pursuing entrepreneurship through acquisition (ETA).


David LaMore

Acquisition entrepreneur, tech-enthusiast, generalist, and writer.