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peHUB » Doug Kilponen, Ben Smith: First They Ignore You, Then They Want To Buy You: Managing The Startup-Big Company Relationship

Every entrepreneur has met them. Big company executives with big company swagger. They ignore you. They dismiss the business problem you spent your life solving. They think they can crush you. Then the tables turn. They push for strategic relationships. … Continue reading

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Ben Smith: Building Startups Is Cheap But Never Run Out of Cash | peHUB

Internet startups have been getting cheaper to build for 10 years. So why is it more important than ever not to run out of cash? We built MerchantCircle into one of the 100 most trafficked U.S. sites and I honestly … Continue reading

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The Deal is Done. MerchantCirlce is now part of Reply!Media.

The Deal is Done. MerchantCirlce is now part of Reply!Media in a $60MM deal. If you missed this morning’s announcement, I’m happy to share the news that we are now officially part of Reply! Media.The last few weeks have been … Continue reading

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Tapulous and Disney

I was fortunate enough to do two great deal with incredible entreprenuers over the last couple of years. Tapulous was the first of these and was just sold to Disney in a great transaction for everyone involved.   In one of … Continue reading

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Missed Deals

Missed Deals.. So every once in a while you have to eat crow.  The summer before last at a dinner at Zibibbo around the corner from Zao Noodle Bar  hosted by Oliver Muoto I had my first real interaction with Sean … Continue reading

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Another deal closed last week.  It is a big one so it will be interesting to watch the integration process on this one.  I drove the acquisiton of a public company, Seque Testing by Borland.  Of the deals done this … Continue reading

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Getting Deals Done

Deals getting done So after alot of back and forth over the past six weeks, one of my companies just closed a deal.   Borland bought Gauntlet from Sam Pullara and team There is nothing like sitting in a room reviewing the final … Continue reading

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