Every tech startup dreams of being the next billion dollar acquisition success story. Tech startups are being acquired at an incredible rate -- companies want to own a piece of the "next big thing" and they are not afraid of throwing money at something they feel will be a home run.
Be clear on what matters and why. If the merger or acquisition isn't going to allow you to serve some customer better than the entities could do separately, walk away. You must create value before you can capture it.
It is critical that you understand what the "NewCo" will look like. Will you be replacing an existing team? Perhaps you are tasked with creating a new division. Make sure you are on board with the integration schedule.
As the online art category sees momentum, we'll soon be in the second stage of its development, the post-adoption period. We can expect the industry to mature beyond the initial move to the web, finding new ways to transform and scale to drive growth like never before.
The founders of WhatsApp, a smartphone messaging service that is wildly popular around the world, proudly declared they would never make their users the product. They built their brand off of this guiding philosophy and used it to differentiate themselves in a crowded market.
Why renegotiate exclusivity agreements every few years? Why continuously review outsourcing vendors or auditing your existing outsourcing vendor? Bring the highly specialized outsourcing process in-house.
Yes, I care about the amount of feedback regarding a specific listing, but at a certain point additional reviews become irrelevant. Much more important becomes how I interact with this spread of information.