Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Dave Darsch, Strategic Business Advisor

Interview Of The Week: Dave Darsch, Strategic Business Advisor

Who: Dave Darsch is a strategic business advisor, with more than 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur and in managing executive roles in global technology companies.

Topic: The best way for corporates to engage with startups

Quote:  ” In analysis I have done, and supported by a multitude of other sources, 80% of energy in a M & A activity goes into the pre-acquisition due diligence and team assessment and 20%, as a general rule, is invested in the company post- acquisition. The intensity of the process is not over when you acquire a company. The resources and focus should not be reduced and yet that appears to be what is consistently done.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.