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Announcing TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise this September in San Francisco

Last year alone, the and included IBM’s acquiring Red Hat for $34 billion, SAP paying $8 billion for Qualtrics, Microsoft landing GitHub for $7.5 billion, Salesforce acquiring MuleSoft for $6.5 billion and Adobe grabbing Marketo for $4.75 billion. No startup category has made more VCs and founders wildly wealthy, and none has seen more mighty companies rise faster or fall harder. That technology and business thrill ride makes enterprise a category TechCrunch has long wanted to tackle head on. We’ll enlist proven enterprise-focused VCs to reveal where they are directing…

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The IPO market in 2017? Underwhelming so far, underscores a new survey

The IPO market isnt looking much more vibrant than last year, underscores a new survey. That could be discouraging for those who hoped a blah year would lead to a booming one. In fact, unless the fall is an especially active time for IPOs and it might be 2017 may well serve as one of the less memorable years in recent history. You probably remember some of these stats from 2016: a 65 percent decline in the number of U.S. IPOs from a recent high of 363 in 2014; a37…

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