IPO vs Sale

Small firms are better at early stage innovation with fewer bureaucratic constraints. Once proven, bigger companies are better at developing and marketing or intergrating into their business. Efficient division ensuring that innovation is happening.

Sale the death of R&D? Productivity and investment killer?

Um…err…ahhh

IPO
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/shinal/2016/02/05/bye-bye-internet-bubble-20/79887644/

IPO-FREEZE

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ipo-freeze-idUSKCN0VP0FD

Valuations and VC are bull shit and tech is a bad investment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot-com_bubble

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-17/the-fuzzy-insane-math-that-s-creating-so-many-billion-dollar-tech-companies

http://qz.com/300825/how-fab-com-went-from-a-1-billion-valuation-to-a-15-million-fire-sale/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-03-18/surprise-tech-company-valuations-are-completely-made

Sales money in the bank

http://newscorp.com/2013/12/20/news-corp-acquires-social-news-agency-storyful/

Investment in new ventures

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skybox_Imaging

More money in the bank

http://www.cnbc.com/2014/06/16/why-google-is-buying-skybox.html

http://www.wsj.com/articles/amid-stratospheric-valuations-google-unearths-a-deal-with-skybox-1402864823

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/why-google-bought-satellite-startup-skybox/371531/

Investment in new ventures

https://www.urthecast.com/

 

 

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