Ben and David discuss Facebook's acquisition of Instagram in 2012. Was it a success? If so, what are the criteria that made it work? What lessons can be learned for other acquisitions in the future?
Startup exits are often celebrated, and then forgotten. But coded in each outcome are lessons, not just about the deal itself, but the course of business & technology innovation. Acquired looks back at the stories behind the deals—what waves were breaking that enabled an underdog to capture a zeitgeist? Can that magic endure as part of a larger organization? And most importantly, why?
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