Flashcards in Mar 14 - Mar 20 Deck (11):
Global coatings market
Includes paint and coatings
$130 billion of sales a year
When a company divests assets because either:
It's operating too many lines of business, and might have to close some operational business units to focus on more profitable lines.
A requirement of antitrust regulations when a merger is deemed anti-competitive
Startup L. Jackson
Pseudonymous Twitter persona - known for bashing Silicon Valley pretensions
Parker Thompson - partner at angel list
Robotic company acquired by Google in their acquisition spree in late-2013
Googles looking to sell them - unclear path to revenue and a YouTube video with scary robots
CB Insights Mosaic Algorithm
Momentum - measures performance of a company using signals from social media, news, hiring, partners
Market- quantifies the health of the industry which the company participates based on finding deals, hiring activity, industry sentiment etc.
Money - assesses the financial strength and viability based on revenue, burn rates, financing history, investor quality.
Sherwin Williams - Valspar acquisition
Acquired Valspar for $9 billion to get greater reach in consumer-oriented retailers like Walmart, Lowe's, and Ace Hardware
Sherwins independent stores do well with contractors
The Valspar acquisition also adds sales in Asia and Europe
Longtime CEO of Intel.
Mentor to many Silicon Valley leaders.
Had a unsentimental and tough management style - "disagree and commit"
Mutual funds investing in startups
T. Rowe Price
T. Rowe Price has done the most deals cumaltively - Zynga, Flipcart, Warby Parker
Failed startup: Pay by touch
Raised more than $300 million from VC's like Rembrandt Venture Partners, Mobius Venture Capital, J. Paul Getty Trust.
Was too tough to fight compete with Monster Credit card companies. When consumers rely so heavily on rewards and frequent flier programs, the value proposition of not having to carry around a card becomes insignificant.
Metrics related to human characteristics. Biometrics authentication -- example = fingerprinting