“What do Beanie Babies, Pez Dispensers and troubled Internet companies have in common? They’re all for sale on eBay.”

eBay has become known as a quick and easy way to sell your startup, should you need to. Techcrunch has a nice phrase for this – the “eBay exit”. USAToday notes that “more than 10 dot-coms” have recently put themselves up for auction on eBay.

eBay Startup Sales – Going, going, gone…to the geek in the back! – Read/Write Web

KikoがEbayで身売りしたのは半年くらい前だったか? 以来、幾つかのstartupsの株主が同様の手法で資金回収を図っていたことは小耳にはさんでいたが、既に10社以上にもなっていたとは知らなかった。日本ではVBがヤフオクに出品されるような事態はまだまだ想像出来ない。良くも悪くもアメリカの流動性の高さに改めて驚くほかない。尤も、以下のような事例もあった模様。

Indeed USAToday also recounts the tale of CrispAds auction, which unsuccessfully tried to sell on eBay. It had a minimum price of $90,000, but ended up without any bids. According to USAToday, months later the company sold via a broker for “a few hundred thousand dollars”.

eBay Startup Sales – Going, going, gone…to the geek in the back! – Read/Write Web

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