A critical component of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the U.S. is the mergers and acquisitions market. I’ve sifted through a number of studies and estimates, and it’s safe to say that the vast majority (over 90 percent) of the successful private company exits in 2011 and 2012 have been through company sale or M&A. (IPOs may represent a higher percentage of VC-backed company exits, but remember that only a minuscule proportion of all startups – even successful ones – are funded by VCs.)
What makes the M&A “engine” run, in a real sense, is the creative and innovative people on the big-company side of the fence who are constantly scanning the market for promising [...]
There is no question that partnering with Nordic Tech Startups or pursuing acceleration programs to host and nurture exciting Nordic Tech startups, is becoming a major trend within the Enterprise IT space here in the Nordics. It is critical to keep close to startups in an age of disruption and exponential change
Starting an accelerator program or partnering with tech startups is a strategic move that many enterprise CIOs and CTOs view as a strategic decision that allows Enterprise to stay competitive and catapult innovation. In essence, with the rise and success of Hackathons and Enterprise Accelerator programs it’s a savvy growth hacking tactic. Not to mention, [...]
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