The common wisdom is that acquisitions have played a central role in Silicon Valley’s success, and that buying startups is one of the fastest ways for companies to embrace disruption and keep innovating.
But are these widely held beliefs actually true or just more of the many Silicon Valley myths? Are U.S. and Silicon Valley companies more acquisitive than the rest of the world and Europe in particular?
Mind the Bridge and CrunchBase have dug into CrunchBase database, to try to get some evidence of this phenomenon. As a result, a new report “Startup Transatlantic M&As. US vs EU” has been presented at the European Innovation Day conference on September 12th in Mountain View (CA