Guest Post Almost all startup founders experience a deep and prolonged sadness after selling their company, even when the sale is an outrageous success. Why?
Guest Post Early-stage companies that have plenty of engineering talent but insufficient investment capital to keep going continue to find opportunities to monetize their talent pool and early efforts by selling to a cash-rich larger technology company. Here's the top five ways those deals get killed before they begin.
Editor's Pick While 2012 saw some spectacularly large IPOs like Facebook and Workday, it also had its share of major mergers and acquisitions. Here are the biggest buys of the year.
Want to get acquired? Shut up, of course you do. Here are a few helpful pointers from an M&A firm and a recent acquiree.
Guest Post If you are a founder that has realized the time is right for you to sell, here's how to estimate what a realistic price might be.
Leading Japanese HR services business Recruit Co. will acquire top job search site Indeed.com, the companies announced today.
Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom just netted $400 million for selling his two-year-old startup to Facebook for $1 billion. That's according to a report by Wired, which cites sources indicating that Systrom holds 40 percent of the company he founded.
In a head-scratching private-market barter, illustrious venture firm Sequoia Capital has managed to secure an even larger chunk of up-and-coming Silicon Valley startup Evernote.
Russian firm Troika Ventures, Evernote’s first institutional investor, sold its stake in the note-taking and note-sharing …
A bunch of high-profile angel investors defended the idea of keeping valuations low and selling companies early at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference today in San Francisco.
TechCrunch Editor Michael Arrington, who moderated the panel, had previously criticized some angels for …
Microsoft has a sprawling campus in tech’s heartland, right by the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. It has thousands of employees in the Bay Area. But the departure of a high-profile evangelist once called the software giant’s “ambassador to Silicon …