Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?
APRIL 23, 2014
More often than not the results of these acquisitions are disappointing. Is the Potential Acquisition Searching or Executing? So what?
Traction is the new IP
Version One Ventures
OCTOBER 18, 2012
“Traction is the new IP ” sums up perfectly how the technology space has evolved over the past decade due to the nature of the web. It’s also important to realize how little value investors therefore put on IP when investing in a company. Even beyond auctions and social networks, the web tends to prefer the category leader.
Notes on the acquisition process
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Comparatively little, however, has been written about the important transaction at the other end many startups’ life, acquisitions. Here are some things I’ve learned about the acquisition process over the years. As with financings, acquisitions take a long time and involve lots of meetings and difficult decisions.
Intellectual Property 101
Up and Running
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
It is difficult to be in a business situation completely devoid of IP worth identifying and protecting. IP is a not just a legal issue.
The Inside Story of a Small Startup Acquisition (Part 3)
Software By Rob
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Could you talk a bit about the diligence you did during the acquisition? would love more information about the acquisition process.
The Backuisition and 9 Other Types of Acquisitions [humor]
NOVEMBER 11, 2011
10 Types of Acquisitions. 1. Crackuisition : BigCo is addicted to acquisitions. It's time for some Friday fun. Do you have hackers?”
Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011
JANUARY 16, 2011
Israeli startups in the mobile space are once again showing impressive attendance levels, with 56 Israeli companies exhibiting in the Israeli Pavilion.
How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost
DECEMBER 8, 2015
Startups are developing IP relevant to the disruption. —– Corporate Leadership’s Innovation Outpost Decision Process. Sold? 6.
Clean Up Before Raising Funding
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
Deal with IP Assignment as quickly as possible; you don’t want to leave any loopholes in there that will scare investors away. Accounting.
Google Going All In on Mobile
AUGUST 15, 2011
If I’m HTC and Samsung this will ultimately be a good thing because the IP equivalent of the Allied Powers has just been formed. In the end, I like this acquisition for Google and now all attention shifts to Microsoft and RIM. Uncategorized Android Google IP Microsoft mobile Motorola RIM
Top 4 Content Marketing Metrics
Duct Tape Marketing
OCTOBER 12, 2015
This is the total number of unique IP Addresses that have accessed your site in the filter window. Average Session Duration. Bounce Rate.
Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation
MARCH 11, 2015
And when we do make bets, they’re small bets on incremental products or acquisitions that simply add to the bottom line.”. I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I’ll call Acme Widgets. failed project is considered a negative to a corporate career. —-. What Drives Innovation?
The Oracle Way
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Oracle has already shown itself ready to take aggressive action in its pursuit of protecting its IP in the Google Android lawsuit.
Retooling Marketing in a B2B Company
APRIL 20, 2014
Ping Identity has gone through a top to bottom transformation in marketing over the last year.
Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010
JANUARY 5, 2011
Will Price , October 11, 2010 Georgians Should Vote No - Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby , October 28, 2010 Free Software for Managing a Lean Startup - Platforms and Networks , January 17, 2010 Purpose Driven Life - Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur , July 26, 2010 Two Decade-Defining Acquisitions? First Principles.
Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)
JANUARY 30, 2013
Doing so meant they would have to take risks for IP acquisition and customer/market risks outside their experience or comfort zone.
Synopsys acquires Oulu's Codenomicon
APRIL 21, 2015
The details of the acquisition were not announced. Adding the Internet of Things to the mix increases the complexity of security even further.
Corporate Dev Will Kill You
JANUARY 12, 2015
I have been telling startup founders for a while about the dangers of the corp dev guys. Instead you get into a sort of flow.
Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks
Both Sides of the Table
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013
It is the world’s best customer acquisition for video consumers to get them to come to your O&O where you can make your $25 CPMs.
McAfee To Acquire Finnish Stonesoft For €297 Million
MAY 6, 2013
In a big acquisition for Finland, McAfee has announced the acquisition of Helsinki-based Stonesoft for a nice €297 million in cash.
The investment that didn’t happen
APRIL 27, 2011
On future occasions, whenever I expressed an interest to invest, the founders came back and told me that they had an acquisition offer on the table!
Startup Blog: Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Patents?
MARCH 22, 2011
There are a few ways to obtain the rights to IP for your NewCo. Great article and information on IP and patents, truly valuable info.
How do seed VCs pick their investments?
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
What customer acquisition channels / what have they tried / not tried / etc] [Is this growing? / how quickly?] How many? Are they paying?
The Intersection of SEO and CRO (and How to Maximize Long Term Growth)
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
How do you balance traffic acquisition with conversion optimization? Of course, it’s not so simple. CRO and SEO: The Perfect Couple? Right?
Getting Series A Ready
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
At Real Ventures , we run a dedicated program of seed stage investments. To date we have made 34 of them + another 20 Founderfuel investments.
The Boston Surprise
APRIL 10, 2014
As a remarkable IP powerhouse Boston always has and will continue to produce hard tech innovation that produce meaningful outcomes.
Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out – The Startup Genome Project
MAY 29, 2011
Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%. . In April 2010 I received an email that said, “I’m an incoming Stanford student in the fall and working on a project that a number of people suggested I get in touch with you about.. Ok, I get a lot of these. Hmm, now I’m getting intrigued. asked.
Booxmedia acquired by Amino
MAY 20, 2015
The acquisition provides the Group with an immediate capability in this area whilst also providing a platform to build upon.
The Advanced Guide to Transactional Emails That Convert
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Use a dedicated IP for transactional emails. Identify all of the machines, IP addresses and sending domains you use. Tweet It!]. Content.
14 Interesting Findings From The Startup Genome Project
MAY 29, 2011
Founders overestimate the value of IP before product market fit by 255%. Here are 14 of the report’s key findings: 1. more money , have 3.6x
Read My Lips: We Are Not Walking Away from WebOS
AUGUST 19, 2011
Watch for two main arguments being presented, the first by the tech pundit community and the second by HP itself in an effort to salvage whatever dignity remains after spending a lot of money on an acquisition that many people, including myself, said makes sense but then completely failing on the follow through. billion.
The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup
Both Sides of the Table
OCTOBER 6, 2010
What about Product / IP? I obviously don’t speak for all investors. So I wrote to the entrepreneur and said, “Congrats. understand.
Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable
DECEMBER 18, 2012
IP intelligence services, phishing blacklist feeds, website and program popularity data). This is all mostly true. ” InfiniTrust. Problem.
How To Survive A Startup
Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog
JULY 1, 2015
No matter how big or small you are, it’s always important to consider protecting your IP and trademark that will provide a secure shelter for the future of your business. There are a number of options from acquisitions, creating a lifestyle company, IPO’s and selling to a friendly buyer. Do nothing – think. Build a shelter.
What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?
Both Sides of the Table
SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
We want money to make some acquisitions (investors would prefer to fund M&A if they know specific deals – not to encourage bad behavior. So money spent should add equity value or create IP that eventually will. I was reading Danielle Morrill’s blog post today on whether one’s “ Startup Burn Rate is Normal.
5/25-NYC – Investing in Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets
MAY 16, 2011
Kevin Barhydt, Head of Acquisitions, RPX. Kevin Barhydt, Head of Acquisitions, RPX. Panelists: Jeff Kupietzky MBA 98, CEO, Oversee.net.
Crushing It With Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Best Metrics, Reports
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
Hence, a lot of your time will be spent in acquisition analysis to improve your digital advertising and marketing strategy. CI data collection.
Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth?
Seed Stage Capital
JANUARY 19, 2010
skip to main | skip to sidebar 19 January 2010 Startup Valuation: How Much Is Your Company Worth? Unfortunately, I cannot make it much less fuzzy.
Ixia Buys Austin-based BreakingPoint Systems
JULY 2, 2012
Ixia, a provider of IP and wireless network test systems, announced today its acquisition of Austin-based BreakingPoint Systems, a security testing firm, for $160 million in cash. The deal gives Ixia the ability to offer its customers IP and wireless monitors, [.].
Microsoft Buys Skype
MAY 10, 2011
Skype’s founders, Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, held an IP claim against Skype. Based on the founders’ motivations, we felt that we’d quickly settle the IP litigation. Both sides wanted to get on with the business of making Skype more competitive and could not afford to waste time bickering about IP ownership.