Liveblogging OnDC ’09: Mergers and Acquisitions Panel

Moderator: Bob Kipps, Managing Director Kipps DeSanto & Co. Panelists: Chris Hagan, Goodwin Procter; Frank Finelli, The Carlyle Group; Wes Husted, CFO Abraxas Corporation Wes. About two years ago there was a steady flow of acquisition candidates, then it shut down completely. It has started up again in the last few months. Bob. There is potential regulation of private equity, as well as funding challenges. How will that affect small and medium sized technology companies?...
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Tim Draper keynote at OnDC ’09–“Land of the free, home of the brave”

How free are we? The government spends 40% of what we make. We spend more for our average prisoner than for an average student. Going through the airports, almost every time I get the probe. Some construction permits take more than 6 years. How brave are we? There are more lawyers per worker than any other country. More bureaucrats per worker than any other country. Average salary for a public worker is higher than for...
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