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2015 State of Startups: 5 Most Active Startup Acquirers

The M&A market for startups remains a bit sluggish in 2015, but as Mattermark cofounder Andy Sparks shared today at the kickoff of the PandoLand conference, some acquirers are definitely keeping busy. Among them, the top startup acquirers since the beginning of the year are Google, Apple, Amazon, Sprinklr and Dropbox.

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copyright Mattermark © 2015 (Source: Mattermark Research, Source: Crunchbase, Source: AngelList)

The presentation provides a rich summary of startup industry insights, including which industry sectors are seeing the highest level of acquisitions and how time-to-exit has been trending in recent quarters.

Investor Backed Startup Acquisitions by Industry – 2015

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copyright Mattermark © 2015 (Source: Mattermark Research, Source: Crunchbase, Source: AngelList)

Time Taken to Startup Acquisition – 2015

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copyright Mattermark © 2015 (Source: Mattermark Research, Source: Crunchbase, Source: AngelList)

View the full presentation from the PandoLand keynote here.

© Mattermark 2017. Sources: Mattermark Research, Crunchbase, AngelList.
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