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September 08, 2006

New exit route: Sell your company on eBay

Michael Arrington of Techcrunch has a post describing how Kiko, a web calendar company, got acquired for $250,000 by listing itself on eBay and addss that this might be a good exit route for Web 2.0 companies.
I think the transaction, and others like it, might signal a trend in the new web. Is eBay the investment bank of Web 2.0? New companies are easy to start, easy to fund and (now) easy to sell for a few hundred grand on eBay…this might be the way many of these small companies eventually find liquidity.
Arun Natarajan is the Founder of Venture Intelligence, which tracks private equity and venture capital in India and Indian-founded companies worldwide. View sample issues of Venture Intelligence India newsletters and reports.