Multiple Entrepreneur. Mentor at Techstars & 500startups. Startup Doer and Advisor. CEO coach.
Blogs at http://learntoduck.net
Founded Graphicly which enables publishers to digitally publish their content.
been a part of seven startups, sold last one in 2007.
Led BD for multiple companies - ex. took Lijit from 11mm PV/month to more than 350mm PV/month
Help entrepreneurs understand how to be better CEOs
What's the time differential? If it's a logical next step, it's probably ok. If it's a complete shut down - or an asset sale (which would mean that the email list is owned by the acquiring company) - or longer than say 4-6 months, I would say no.
That being said, if you are in the process of shutting down the first company, there is nothing wrong to asking your users if they are open to hearing more in the future.
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