Congrats On Your Acquisition! Some Thoughts On Data Integration And More.

YoungUpstarts

Yet, even though our team had experience with several previous successful acquisitions, after the initial rush of excitement, the hard reality of bringing together two separate entities set in. By Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle.

The Importance of Partnership Agreements, NDAs, and Security: Lessons from HBO’s “Silicon Valley”

Up and Running

Most NDA violations don’t end with a company acquisition, but they can be costly nonetheless. Poor physical security. Online security is a major concern, and rightly so, but it’s important to not overlook the need for physical security. Image via HBO.

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National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

Steve Blank

Joe had appointments at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), where he was the co-director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project and at the Hoover Institute where he was a research fellow. Finally, we also wanted to show our sponsors in the Department of Defense that students can make meaningful contributions to understanding problems and rapid prototyping of solutions to real-world national security problems.

Cloudera Strengthens Hadoop Security with Acquisition of Gazzang

Austin Startup

Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, today announced that it has acquired Gazzang, the big data security experts, to dramatically strengthen its security offerings, building on the roadmap laid out last year when Cloudera first delivered Sentry.

Small Business Acquisition Financing on the Rise: Tips for Buyers

Inc Startups

Securing the necessary capital and financing is a key part of buying a small business. As the business-for-sale market heats up, there are increasing options prospective buyers can research to see which is the right fit for them

How to Measure Content Marketing ROI: A Simple 4 Step Process

ConversionXL

Trust signals, such as HTTPS, security badges , professional site design, etc. Acquisition Blog Digital Analytics beginnerKnowing how to measure content marketing ROI, like measuring optimization ROI , is hard. And complicated. Or is it?

Where are the opportunities for machine learning startups? [guest post]

VC Cafe

Large corporations have access to huge datasets and can acquire more (pace IBM’s recent acquisition of The Weather Channel data assets for $1.5bn ). Cyber Security. Machine learning in cyber security has already attracted a substantial amount of venture capital (e.g.

How To Choose An M&A Advisor When You’re Selling Your ‘Baby’

YoungUpstarts

For a young entrepreneur, the mergers and acquisitions process can be exciting and potentially lucrative but it can also be the source of considerable stress. Professionalisms exit strategy Larry Fontillas M&A mergers & acquisitions selling your business

LinkedIn Intro: Security, Privacy--You Name It, There's a Problem

Inc Startups

That''s what its acquisition of the Rapportive desktop application did for Google Apps and Gmail. And as Panzarino also reminds, LinkedIn is one of those companies that have experienced a massive data theft loss due to someone compromising its security systems.

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Convertible Note Seed Financings: Founders Beware!

Scott Edward Walker

Does a Startup Have to Comply with Any Securities Laws in Connection with the Issuance of Convertible Notes? Yes, a convertible note is a “security” under federal and state securities laws. This post is the third part of a three-part primer on convertible note seed financings.

Six Ways To Keep Trade Secrets And Sensitive Company Info Offline

YoungUpstarts

Meanwhile, they may be working on collaborative projects, examining acquisition possibilities, receiving development proposals, and more. You can mitigate much of this risk by creating a quality training program that engages your employees as part of the security defense team.

French President Hollande Leads Delegation to Meet Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

Also the subject of rumors this week of an impending acquisition by Apple for $345 million. Cyvera : Cyber-security system protecting against zero-day attacks and eliminating exploitation risks from unpatched computer systems, based on the human immune system.

6 Tips To Help Entrepreneurs Win And Grow A Strong Customer Base

YoungUpstarts

Statements like these act as a security blanket because rejection hurts. Advice For The Young At Heart customer acquisition John Vrionis Lightspeed Venture Partners Pushpins startup adviceby John Vrionis, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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Search: Not Provided: What Remains, Keyword Data Options, the Future

Occam's Razor

In late 2011, Google announced an effort to make search behavior more secure. Following revelations of NSA activities via Mr. Snowden, Google has now switched almost all users to secure search, resulting in even more user search queries showing up as not provided in all web analytics tools.

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. Financial buyers will also be in an acquisitive mode as commitments on capital raised in 2006 and 2007 will start to expire. CANADIANS FOCUS ON INTERNATIONAL ACQUISITIONS.

Smarter Data Analysis of Google's https (not provided) change: 5 Steps

Occam's Razor

Let's go… In an effort to make search more secure, on Oct. Never ever never never never create a custom report without three critical elements: Acquisition, Behavior, Outcomes. It is astonishingly common that we are asked to analyze the impossible.

How to Measure Content Marketing ROI: A Simple 4 Step Process

ConversionXL

Trust signals, such as HTTPS, security badges , professional site design, etc. Acquisition Blog Digital Analytics beginnerKnowing how to measure content marketing ROI, like measuring optimization ROI , is hard. And complicated. Or is it?

Is Spotify finding its identity after $100 Million EchoNest acquisition?

ArcticStartup

My personal theory was that it was a hedge of their acquisition of Tunigo, the Stockholm-based human curated music discovery platform - which basically means they make good playlists.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Making the World a Safer Place

Steve Blank

Join a select cross-disciplinary class that will put you hands-on with the masters of lean innovation to help bring rapid-fire innovative solutions to address threats to our national security. how to use an entrepreneurial mindset and Lean Methodologies to solve national security problems.

Some insight into how Instagram secured a $1bn valuation

The Equity Kicker

It is now two and a half weeks since Facebook announced its $1bn acquisition of Instagram yet people are still talking about how and why such a young startup with no revenues achieved such a high valuation. Fear and competition are important driers in M&A and it is often the case that market leaders only become interested in buying startups when they learn that one of their competitors is close to making an acquisition and start to fear for their market dominance.

Insuring Directors And Officers Through M&A And IPO Events

YoungUpstarts

Corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and initial public offerings (IPO) bring necessary capital and resources to a growing company. Securities Class Action Filings: 2014 Year in Review.

30 Israeli Startups Compete to Win IBM SmartCamp [List]

VC Cafe

Indeni – the only off-the-shelf solution offering true automation and proactive monitoring and remediation for network security devices. Offers security systems monitoring solution that extend the existing tool functionality and aim to increase uptime and reliability.

Navajo Systems SaaS Encryption Sold to SalesForce

VC Cafe

SalesForce.com, a pioneer in SaaS technology has made its first acquisition in Israel, with its decision to buy Navajo Systems for $30 million, according to Globes. Following the acquisition, SalesForce will open its first R&D center in Israel.

Rackspace Entertains Buyout Offers

SiliconHills

The San Antonio-based company hired Morgan Stanley to evaluate potential partnerships and acquisitions. “In In recent months, Rackspace has been approached by multiple parties who have expressed interest in exploring a strategic relationship with Rackspace, ranging from partnership to acquisition,” according to a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission […] The post Rackspace Entertains Buyout Offers appeared first on SiliconHills.

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

To help start this innovation program the NGA’s Enterprise Innovation Office has had their innovation teams go through the already established Innovation-Corps classes at the National Security Agency (NSA), and they’re about to stand up their own Innovation-Corps curriculum inside the NGA.

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Finding the Best Hires in Tech: 3 Things You should be doing NOW!

Active Garage

I get that loads of startups fit into this category, but what happens if you’re the next Zynga: your hot new product is taking off like a rocket and you’ve secured enough funding to scale.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

Over half the student teams have decided to continue working on national security projects after this class. At this size the program will provide hundreds of solutions to critical national security problems every year.

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Crowdsourcing as a Talent Scaling Solution

crowdSPRING Blog

Crowdsourcing as a talent acquisition strategy? Once you’ve identified some of those professionals who you really admire, crowdsourcing platforms can allow for one-on-one work with the talent you trust in a secure fashion. Lean business practices crowdsourcing freelancers hiring management scaling startups Strategy talent acquisitionImage Source: Synergy Global. Hiring people is hard. There’s a lot that goes into the decision.

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

To help start this innovation program the NGA’s Enterprise Innovation Office has had their innovation teams go through the already established Innovation-Corps classes at the National Security Agency (NSA), and they’re about to stand up their own Innovation-Corps curriculum inside the NGA.

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Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan

SoCal CTO

Our new customer acquisition has grown and our costs have plummeted. We are actually getting paid now to obtain customers, so our customer acquisition costs are now negative. A negative customer acquisition cost! I’ve recently had a chance to reconnect with Eric David Greenspan ( LinkedIn , Twitter ) He’s the CEO of Make It Work a high quality, personal, high touch technology service provider for homes and small businesses.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2017 – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

That if we could get teams to rapidly discover the real problems in the field using Lean methods, and only then articulate the requirements to solve them, could defense acquisition programs operate at speed and urgency and deliver timely and needed solutions.

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Strategic Tech Buyers

www.lumapartners.com

Historically, digital acquisitions were dominated by four core companies: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Aol. Propensity – The concentric circles denote a buyer’s likelihood of pursuing future digital acquisitions, which is informed by past activity and strategic direction.

Outsource things you don’t care about

Chris Dixon

Unless you are starting a company where one of those activities can give you a competitive advantage, e.g. a securities trading startup would need to have in-house legal). You probably shouldn’t hire an investment banker during an acquisition unless your company is later stage. A fundamental principle of business is that you do things in house that you think can give you a competitive advantage and outsource things that you don’t.

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Here is Why Non-Obvious Startup Ideas Can Yield the Largest Results

Both Sides of the Table

We photograph your items from an aerial view and provide you with a beautiful app that securely shows you your goods itemized by bin. Imagine a market in which you store other people’s goods centrally & securely on a national scale. Amazon. It is a household name.

Synopsys acquires Oulu's Codenomicon

ArcticStartup

With vulnerabilities like the Heartbleed bug terrifying large companies full of consumer data, Oulu-based security firm Codenomicon is positioned nicely to protect companies from a world full of software vulnerabilities. The details of the acquisition were not announced.

McAfee To Acquire Finnish Stonesoft For €297 Million

ArcticStartup

In a big acquisition for Finland, McAfee has announced the acquisition of Helsinki-based Stonesoft for a nice €297 million in cash. Their products are based on their Security Engine platform, where customers can pick and choose between hardware, software, or virtual security solutions.

8 Steps to Exit Your Startup With Pride And Profit

Startup Professionals Musings

The best sale or acquisition is a gradual one, where the acquirer gets to know you through formal and informal relationships. Secure your company’s sustainability through multiple revenue streams and customer sets, and solid core business processes.

What Just Happened?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

their place is secure. facebook’s acquisition of whatsapp in february of this year was the transaction that defined this trend. I’m not much for the rear view mirror. I like to look forward, not back. I guess that’s why I’m in the line of work I’m in. But I’m going to force myself to look back at 2014 and explain what just happened. Doing that will help me look forward (tomorrow?) and explain what is going to happen.

Filings show Harris-Teeter had been in acquisition talks since 2011

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Matthews-based Harris Teeter was in talks with other companies about a merger or acquisition as early as April 2011, according to securities filings late Friday, and more than a dozen potential suitor

Hacking for Defense & Hacking for Diplomacy – Educator/Sponsor Class

Steve Blank

So I was astonished how ready and eager students were for a class that combines the toughest problems in national security, with learning Lean Innovation methods. Over half the student teams have decided to continue working on national security projects. By rapidly discovering the real problems in the field using Lean methods, and then articulating the requirements to solve them, defense acquisition programs operate at speed and urgency to deliver timely and needed solutions.).