Acqui Hire Questions


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Early stage startup acqui-hire: will it hurt being able to raise funding in future?

If an early stage startup, that has raised a seed round from angels, decided to get acqui-hired by another company. Will that hurt the founders' ability to raise money for a future venture?In an...


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How do VCs get their troubled startups "acqui-hired"?

A good chunk of startups funded by top-tier VCs get "acqui-hired" rather than closed if it's clear they won't succeed.How do VCs get these "acqui-hires" done and avoid a complete loss? Is having...

asked Mar 27 '14 at 19:26
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Richard Albury
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How long are founders asked to stay employed at parent company after an acquisition?

What is the industry average time co-founders are asked to stay onboard after an acquisition. I see that most acquires would require a length of stay in their acquisition contracts.Also, is it...

asked May 16 '14 at 18:27
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John Dunn
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Company interested in acquiring our startup. How do we calculate a valuation?

We are a bootstrapped company of three. Our primary competitor is interested in acquiring us (acqui-hire). How do we place a value on our startup? Since we don't have any revenues or a huge user...


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How to decide between acquisition offers?

If you have multiple acquisition offers, how do you decide among them? Should it purely be based on who is offering the highest price? Or should other factors be considered as well, such as which...

asked Apr 17 '14 at 00:40
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Maria Delarosa
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How are early stage startups valued during acquisition?

For angel funded early stage startups, how would an acquirer base their valuation? It's trivial since most metrics of startups at this stage doesn't reflect their potential value.

asked Apr 2 '14 at 10:57
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Robert Irving
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Valuing a SaaS startup which has a large number of free members (and no paid plan yet for monetization)?

I'm going to helping a friend try and sell a service of his which is completely free to users. It's a social media tool similar to ManageFlitter.He has a large number of active users. The service...

asked Mar 5 '14 at 17:27
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Violet Phillips
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Company getting acquired: would they keep salaries the same? Or re-evaluate everyone?

The startup I'm working for is likely to get acquired shortly. We get paid above market rates and it has been one of the reasons for low attrition here.Would an acquirer lower everyone's salary to...

asked Mar 3 '14 at 23:53
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Clarine Nordberg
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What's it like to work for a big company once you get acqui-hired?

Are there founders here who had their startups acqui-hired? What was your experience working for them?Did you stay with them for long after the acquisition? If so, how long?

asked Feb 26 '14 at 18:10
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David Gray
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What should I ask a company seeking to acqui-hire my startup?

What are some things we need to look out for when potentially getting acqui-hired by a larger competitor?

asked Feb 11 '14 at 01:18
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Wilma Piper
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