Will Microsoft acquire your company?

by oneafrikan on October 20, 2005

_ Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: “Microsoft will acquire my company”

Microsoft has acquired an average of 10 companies per year over the past 10 years. Many of them are smaller (less than $50M) acquisitions that go unnoticed by the press. These smaller acquisitions usually provide a great team of people, and a few key features in a much larger existing Microsoft product.

A good post on the realities of being acquired… I know a few developers / businessmen who have had such dreams, and I spose it’s a factor of so many things it’s hard to pick a winner…

Many start-ups have failed by focusing too much on their technology and not enough on the value they bring to customers and the channels they use to service the customer. is a good point – what are you doing today to focus on your customers, rather than the tachnology?

Oh, and here is the Microsoft acquisition list…. looks like they’ve slowed down the last few years…

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