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Dov Charney and Chip Wilson are the latest founders to be ousted by their own companies. But they're not alone. Here's a look at some other famous founders who were kicked to the curb.
Lululemon and American Apparel serve as a painful reminder to boards that the corporate experience and influence of a founder can be a dual-edged sword if not handled properly.
Since the early ‘90s, the football industry has seen a sharp rise in player transfer fees. Here are the 10 biggest of all time.
We are seeing the rise of more structured, well-rounded startups. As someone who’s made the jump from private equity to the venture capital world, and sees a lot going on in the startup industry, here are some tips for PE shops that want to enter the startup realm.
Kids today don’t buy lottery tickets. They launch startups. The news is obsessed with the story about how Facebook just bought WhatsApp, with a mere 50 lucky employees, for $19 billion. For those who haven’t downloaded a calculator app because their...
Each year, over 3,000 tech startups are financed in the US and Canada. Budding entrepreneurs know that starting a tech company can be super challenging and exciting at the same time! Unlike corporations, startups provide the opportunity to explore different roles and wear many hats. Employees of startups likely perform duties well above and beyond their traditional skill set.
This month, we summarise the top five greatest dangers facing buyers in acquiring a company. 1) The seller leans back Buyers try to bind sellers to the company post acquisition, but often the shareholders agreement negotiations become so complicated that sellers are eventually...