Insights From Inside a Twitter Acquisition


It’s the dream of every startup — to get acquired by a big internet company. But what is that experience really like?

Marko Gargenta, Founder of, joins us to share what he learned when his previous startup, Marakana, was acquired by Twitter. He also shared other insights from his extensive startup career.

Some topics we cover:

-3 reasons why Marko agreed to let Twitter acquire Marakana

-The importance of having a support network — like a founders group

-Getting involved with startup groups like StartX and Sand Hill Angels

-How building a startup with investors differed from building one without

Want to reach out to Marko?

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