Acquihires 101: Tips for Founders

Scott Edward Walker

How is the Deal Structured? The deal is typically structured as an asset purchase (as opposed to a stock purchase or merger) — though the acquirer often does not actually want the startup’s IP and/or other assets. Accordingly, the deal may be a mere fiction designed to get funds into the startup to be distributed to its investors. Accordingly, the founders may not simply cut their own personal deals directly with the acquirer.

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

David Teten

incubators, e.g., the many options in New York. intrapreneurs, e.g., the employee of GE who is tasked with launching a new business. An intrapreneur is the extreme; usually an intrapreneur’s employer owns 100% of the new business that she creates.