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Is A Reverse Merger The Way To Fund Your Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

Reverse mergers may not get your startup on the Nasdaq. The reverse merger process itself doesn’t raise any capital. Marty Zwilling.

Takeaways from the Merger of oDesk & Elance

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Ever since oDesk and Elance announced their merger, enclaves of the freelance industry have been all a-gossip. Why the Merger Happened.

How to Successfully Manage a Merger

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Roughly 70 percent of all corporate mergers fail, according to the Boston-based consulting firm Bain & Company. Define new roles.

6 Challenges In Going Public Through The Backdoor

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus I’m getting more questions on new mechanisms, like crowd funding, or going public through the backdoor as a reverse merger.

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Higher Listing Standards for Reverse Merger Companies

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In response to a number of allegedly fraudulent filings by companies that went public through the reverse merger process, the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Amex and the NASDAQ Stock Market will increase their listing standards for reverse merger companies

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

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Attractive government incentive programs have prompted developers to undertake new renewable energy projects that are now ripe for consolidation. The Canadian government adopted a SIR, or second request, process for merger reviews and appointed a new Commissioner of Competition in 2009, and since that time, 10 SIRs have been issued.

Delaware Court Refuses To Dismiss Breach Of Contract And Fraud Claims By Jilted Merger Partner

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Onstream Media Corp.,? [1] demonstrates the unintended consequences that can befall a merger partner who uses superior bargaining power to achieve unusual contractual rights. Pursuant to their Merger Agreement, Narrowstep agreed to yield operational control of its business to Onstream,? He is located in the Firm's New York office.

April 4-Innovation in Private Company Liquidity-Online Merger Markets, Social Media, Secondary Markets, Non-US Markets, Private Equity, and the Disappearing IPO

David Teten

Daniel Confino, Founder, MergerID Is a qualified lawyer who has 30 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions with a strong international element.

Super Angels Are A Boon To Startups Needing Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Like big corporations with a heavy investment in existing product lines, it’s hard to stop linear investing to look for innovative new opportunities.

Zillow Buys StreetEasy for $50 Million

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Talks of a merger began three years ago, but nothing came of it until Monday. and southern Florida. million.

"The trend is that for more and more jobs, average is over. Thanks to the merger of, and advances in,"

Mark Birch

Thanks to the merger of, and advances in, globalization and the information technology revolution, every boss now has cheaper, easier access to more above-average software, automation, robotics, cheap labor and cheap genius than ever before. “The trend is that for more and more jobs, average is over.

VC Investment Reaches Highs Not Seen Since Dot-Com Bubble

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There were also 174 venture-backed mergers or acquisitions in the quarter. As companies take longer to go public, late-stage rounds get big.

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

copying a known model is less risky than trying something new and untested. there are almost no mergers or acquisitions in this market segment.

5 Groovy Enterpreneurship Lessons From Mad Men

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It''s not just cocktails and hookups. No other television show portrays life in a start-up the way Mad Men does. It''s not even the 1960s.

Whoa: Why Facebook Dropped $19 Billion on an App Startup

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With its biggest acquisition to date, the company shows it''s getting very serious about throwing its weight behind a multi-app strategy.

M&A/IPO = Broken ROI Model for VCs?

Steve Poland

By Steve Poland • November 23, 2009 Last week I was at the WNY Venture Association seminar on “Angel Investing in Western New York.&# Not the sexiest market, in particular not for web technology. Because the high returns of the late 90’s bubble drop-off the 10-year returns once 1999 kicked in. Got something to say?

Is the IPO Party Over?

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The Clear, Well Traveled Path to Merger For most entrepreneurs, a friendly merger is a lot easier to arrange than a delayed public offering.

Meet America's Fastest Growing Private Company

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Born in the Soviet Union, Oleg Firer arrived in Brooklyn, New York, at 12 and grew up in the borough's Brighton Beach neighborhood.

The Missing Pieces in Obama's My Brother's Keeper Program

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At the camps, the students take part in a competition that simulates a business merger or acquisition. Sam Kirk is a warrior. would agree.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 3: Frank Rimalovski and Frank Sculli

Steve Blank

The other thing that we try to make everything that we do in and of (New York).  We try to bring the entrepreneurs, the investors, the venture capitalists (the entire New York startup ecosystem) into everything we do. You have to teach entrepreneurs how to fish rather than serving dinner for them. Frank Rimalovski.

Is Peter Thiel Misguiding Young Entrepreneurs?

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In The New York Times Harvard Business School professor Paul A. But will it work? Looking to hire someone without a college degree?

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 24: Drew Silverstein and Craig Kanarick

Steve Blank

Joining me in SiriusXM’s studio in New York were: Drew Silverstein , co-founder and CEO of the music technology venture Amper Music.

A Fast Fashion Revolution -- via Facebook

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He first heard it at a retail conference in Germany, from an analyst who herself heard it from a venture capitalist in New York. million.

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VCs Want to Give You Wads of Cash. Why You Shouldn't Take It

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Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia told the New York Times recently, "There''s a Silicon Valley expression: Eat when the food is passed."

Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

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That’s no longer true, thanks to a new class of investors known as the super angels. 38 New Social Media Resources You May. Kyle G.

Announcing our summer intern class

David Teten

Having never lived in New York, he very much looks forward to working and playing in the city. Franklin Bi. He’s your guy.

Meet the Money Makers: Top 10 Largest Inc. 5000 Companies

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Now based in New York City, the company has expanded its portfolio to include a wide range of perfume, cosmetic, and skin care products.

3 Ways For Startups To Cut Their Legal Fees in Half

Scott Edward Walker

Big firms are great for huge, complicated corporate projects – like an initial public offering, a tender offer or a public company merger

Should You Really be a Startup Entrepreneur?

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Loving this new direction.  It’s all good. Great new product release. This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. Long hours.

Where's the WhatsApp of TV?

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If innovation were Comcast''s true motivation, it would have acquired TiVo - not Time Warner. Why consumers are likely to lose out if the $45.2

It Might Be Time to Break Up With Your Bank

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But since Robison is seasonal, it often showed a loss at the end of the year, which didn't fit its new bank's criteria. percent.

Eli Broad: A Most Unreasonable Man

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In 1969, we became the first homebuilder to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Hint: It's not complacency. And then I got lucky.

How Investors Are Increasing Their Returns Through Collaboration and Technology

David Teten

This is another joint event between HBS Angels of NY and the HBS Club of New York. in 2007. He joined Goldman Sachs & Co. in 1982.

Revolution co-founder talks Living Social, ZipCar, Steve Case & GroupOn Super Bowl Ads

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The venture capital industry is so heavily skewed to Northern California, which the remains spilled over Boston, New York & Southern California.

Return Path Launches Email Intelligence

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Today, Return Path launched three new products and reframed its business as “email intelligence.” ” Matt Blumberg, Return Path’s CEO has an excellent post up titled  Email Intelligence and the new Return Path. It has created and leads an entirely new category we call Email Intelligence.

Delaware Court Declines to Rule that Term Sheet did not Create Binding Obligations

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Because PharmAthene's representatives "wanted to be sure that PharmAthene 'ended up with the product either through the license or through the merger,'" they pressed for an executed license agreement. In fact, he assured PharmAthene that "you're going to get the license or you're going to get a merger.". Merger Agreement.

GrubHub and Seamless to Become One Company

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GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney will keep his title at the new company, while Seamless CEO Jonathan Zabusky will assume the role of president.

Venture Capitalists, Super Angels and the State of Startup Funding

mashable.com

That’s no longer true, thanks to a new class of investors known as the super angels. The competition between super angels and venture capitalists may be leading to a new golden age for entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, none are very focused on Florida (California and New York are the top two destination). Kyle G.

What Makes an Entrepreneur (4/11) – Resiliency

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If you haven’t spent time over there you should. That next round of investment is proving difficult.  Customers are harder to sign than you want.  

The Single Reason GrubHub's IPO Is Wowing Wall Street

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GrubHub''s plate-smashing debut on Wall Street was strong, even in a year marked by IPO frenzy. Shares settled at about $36 by mid-day.