Financing merger and acquisition activity is much different than funding stand-alone growth with venture capital, as the investors are vastly different.
Walk through Jason Nazar’s mind as he sold Docstoc to Intuit. A play by play guide for all founders when considering selling their company.
It is unclear if Masayoshi Son, Chairman of Softbank, was one of the 17 million YouTube viewers of Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog before acquiring the company for an undisclosed amount this past Thursday. What is clear is the acquisition of Boston Dynamics by Softbank is a big deal. Softbank’s humanoid robot Pepper is trading up her […]
As a bootstrapper, I had a complicated relationship with the topic of acquisitions. I rejected the idea that an exit strategy was an important part of running a great business. First, I believe that entrepreneurs are conditioned by our media, society, peers, and their investors (if they have them), to think that selling their business […]
BREAKING NEWS: Krossover, the sports video analysis and statistics company was just acquired by Dallas-based Blue Star Sports, a sports management firm. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Founded in 2008 by Vasu Kulkarni who we interviewed last week for our Inside the Mind of NYC VC series (Kulkarni also runs sportstech-focused VC […]
Like most entrepreneurs, I wasn’t CEO of my first startup. While I had a fair share of the company, I owned far less than the CEO who, in addition to having had the concept, also initially bankrolled us. For the most part, this didn’t matter. Like most good founding teams, we had complimentary skill sets […]
Just as large numbers of people believe that Donald Trump should release his taxes so the world can get a better picture of his financial situation, I believe that Snap should release historical engagement metrics, so investors can get a better picture of Snap’s situation, as a business. I assume Trump would release his taxes […]
If you analyze your life, you will realize that your entire day consists of negotiations. Mostly it’s low-stakes, like persuading the kids to get ready for school, or calling the phone company to ask for a lower phone plan. They’re important but easy to master. So when the time comes to sell a six or […]
Recently, I took a look at 20 NYC Startup Acquisitions in 2016. In following through with the theme of acquisitions, today I examine some historical data surrounding acquisitions of New York-based startups from our friends at Crunchbase. As I have mentioned earlier in a previously published piece highlighting NYC venture firm exit rates, liquidity tends to be […]