Cloud software companies are being acquired left and right (I, II, III, IV), but most of these...

|By:, SA News Editor

Cloud software companies are being acquired left and right (I, II, III, IV), but most of these deals will be failures for the acquirers, says industry exec Flip Filipowski. The acquired companies sport agile, dynamic cultures whose best talent won't stick around post-merger, rather than deal with the bureaucracy of a larger firm. As a result, the acquiring companies will often end up fielding "immature half-baked offerings" that are surpassed by new upstarts.