About one year ago I joined Searchfunder as I was starting to poke around the Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition world. I always wanted to run a company, but doing the startup thing never felt right. Fast forward one year, and I've left my job as a Product Manager at Meta, and I'm doing a traditional search fund.

I remember when I first got on Searchfunder I had a hard time digesting all the new terminology and figuring out what my options were in the ETA world. It took me about six months to understand the different ETA models, what it took to participate in them, and what the potential upside was.

I'm starting this thread for aspiring searchers who are new to the ETA world and have questions about how things work. There are no dumb questions - post in the comments and I can share what I learned.