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Startup Blog: Take a Stand!

Taffy Williams

It may be around deal structure, testing or design of product, new hires, downsizing or firing, how much to spend on a program or some other issue.

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

Both Sides of the Table

Many buying companies price these deals on the basis of $1 million per engineer on the team for an early-stage deal. in their 20′s.

Notes on the acquisition process

Chris Dixon

What you tell employees is particularly tricky. Being open with employees can lead to press leaks and can annoy acquirers. Moreover, some public companies insist that you don’t talk to employees until the deal is closed or almost closed. Certain terms beyond price can be deal killers. is generally a bad idea.

Entrepreneurs experience piling on

Taffy Williams

Developing great business deals when multiple companies want to partner allows for optimization of the deal structure to provide the maximum return.

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10 things I wish I knew when I sold my businesses

Jeff Hilimire

With my first sale, my partners and I focused all of our attention on the details of the sale (what the valuation would be, how would it be structured, etc) and very little about what would happen with us individually. It’s easy to get caught up in the dollar signs and deal structure and overlook this important step in the process. 6.

Knowing When It’s Time To Sell Your Startup


This deal-of-the-day service was founded in November 2008 and quickly became a sensation. They only had 13 employees! Zappos. Google.

A Summary of Current Trends in Canadian Mergers and Acquisitions - 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

With keen international interest in Canada's resource sector, the return of financial buyers, strategic investors looking to pursue acquisitions as a means of increasing earnings, and the recent uptick in Canadian "mega-deal" activity, there is no better time to discuss the M&A trends unfolding in 2011. HOSTILE DEALS. targets. Awards.

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Aqui-hire Business Many buying companies price these deals on the basis of $1 million per engineer on the team for an early-stage deal.

in search of.the ideal term sheet

Seed Stage Capital

For any large deal, they will convert and be treated like the founders and employees. You can download it on docstoc here. Many Thanks!

Selling Your Business: An Interview with Louis Crosier

Growthink Blog

While you can listen to the interview yourself here , two of my favorite points were as follows: -1- Your choice of corporate structure (e.g., Fortunately, you can, for the most part, change your corporate structure down the road. Are there key employees? Click here to listen to the interview and/or download the transcript.

Should You Co-Found Your Company With a Software Development Shop (2 of 2)?

David Teten

intrapreneurs, e.g., the employee of GE who is tasked with launching a new business. mentor VCs, e.g., most VCs. What are the timelines?

Goldman Sachs / SEC: political witch-hunting is no way to change a market

Fred Destin

We were subject to losses and we did not structure a portfolio that was designed to lose money. Pro-life / pro-choice type debates lead nowhere.