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Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank, lecturer, Haas School of Business | April 23, 2014

For decades large companies have gone shopping in Silicon Valley for startups. Lately the pressure of continuous disruption has forced them to step up the pace. More often than not the results of these acquisitions are disappointing. What can companies learn from others’ failed efforts to integrate startups into large companies? The answer – there are two types of integration strategies, … Continue reading »