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- Advice that’s more than 5 years old is obsolete.-Software startups are most likely to exit as an acquisition.- Being acquired has lots of math challenges about your valuation, amount of money raised, percent of founder ownership, type of investor, etc.- Non-software companies need to be thinking much deeper and further than ever before about search, build, grow funding strategies. It’s no longer just about building great technology.- Customer Development provides entrepreneurs with a methodology for being capital efficient to scale when the funding environment demands it.- You will probably not survive the acquisition.
"How much money will people pay to keep their app going? About as much as the cost of rewriting it in a web language. More, even, since it lowers their risk. You do the math. As a bonus, it's a small monthly expense, not a big capital expenditure."
Gartner's Hype Cycle characterizes the typical progression of an emerging technology, from overenthusiasm through a period of disillusionment to an eventual understanding of the technology's relevance and role in a market or domain.
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Do people pay for access rather than content? I’d go with “people pay for value”, value being in the form of:
In the case of “access”, David Risley probably referred to the feeling you get from aligning with someone you perceive as an authority.
Eric Risley's answer:
"No, press and hype are not necessary ingredients to an acquisition. However, awareness of your company by prospective acquirers is required."
"Often, acquisitions occur between companies that have already built a business partnership. Many times this relationship is in the context of a distribution relationship but it can also be via product integration or sometimes even technology license."
"Content curation can help your organization become the go-to authority on an issue or topic area."
Activity streams, wireless power, internet TV, NFC payments and private cloud computing are some of the technologies that are being hyped at the moment, says IT...
The technologies that feature strongly in the report include:
The 3 questions that matters during a job interview:
Mark Zuckerberg controls a majority of Facebook's voting rights, and will continue to enjoy that control after it goes public, according to an unusual arrangement he struck with some key investors and colleagues among Facebook's shareholders.
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"Sometimes leads will want to get more for their money, like a discount or advisory shares. So does this mean everyone in the syndicate gets the same deal? Ron doesn’t necessarily think so, since they are the ones lending you their name."
Here is a sample pitch structure: