Tomio Geron

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  • It’s All About Relationships When Selling Your Startup Crunch Network

    It’s All About Relationships When Selling Your Startup

    What is actually required for a startup to get to an M&A? While the popular image may be Facebook buying Instagram over one weekend, that’s not how it usually happens. A select few companies may not do anything to try to sell their companies but still get a call out of the blue and then sell for billions. Read More

  • Building A Great Company May Not Be Enough To Get Acquired Crunch Network

    Building A Great Company May Not Be Enough To Get Acquired

    The dream of many entrepreneurs is to build a successful business that can go public or be acquired for a large sum. While IPOs are hard to come by, acquisitions are more common. The mantra is that good companies are bought not sold. In other words, the best companies are sought after and not desperate to sell. But how can startup founders or CEOs ensure that they’re the ones who are… Read More

  • A Look Back At Yahoo’s Flickr Acquisition For Lessons Today Crunch Network

    A Look Back At Yahoo’s Flickr Acquisition For Lessons Today

    When Yahoo made an offer to buy photo-sharing startup Flickr in early 2005, Stewart Butterfield and his team had a tough decision to make. There were many reasons for Flickr, founded by Butterfield and Caterina Fake, to sell, but also many to hold on and go for a larger exit. Flickr’s acquisition was one of the first significant consumer Internet acquisitions after the dot-com crash… Read More

  • A Different Approach To Tech M&A Crunch Network

    A Different Approach To Tech M&A

    Many top Silicon Valley buyers like Google, Facebook and Twitter have a standard process for how they manage acquisitions. One main part of that is the technical interview. But Villi Iltchev, EVP of corporate development at LifeLock, does things differently than many other corporate development executives in Silicon Valley. Read More