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Snapchat Turns Down $3 Billion. Are They Crazy?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 13, 2014

“If you can’t beat them, buy them.” This seems to be Facebook’s philosophy after their $1 billion purchase of Instagram and their latest attempt at acquiring the two-year-old photo messaging app company, Snapchat. In an effort to help reverse the social network’s declining teenage user base, Facebook offered $3 billion, which was rejected by Evan Spiegel, Spapchat’s co-founder. At Fueled, we critique Snapchat’s rejection and look at whether…

What To Learn From Snapchat’s Ugly Co-Founder Fight

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 27, 2014

As a lawyer who specializes in working with tech startups, I help young companies make strategic decisions and prepare for growth. Frequently, however, I help clients untangle legal messes unknowingly created at their business’ inception. Of course, legal matters are complicated and mistakes can be made. But there are easily avoidable mistakes I see made over and over again that can imperil a promising business’ future. One of…

5 Reasons Snapchat Has Entrepreneurial Spirit

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 16, 2014

  Within technology and business news, a good deal of press has been made of Snapchat®, the photo sharing mobile app that allows for the temporary sharing of photos and videos with other Snapchat users. Most of the recent critiques have focused on Snapchat turning down a three billion U.S. dollar offer for the company from social networking powerhouse Facebook® (NASDAQ: FB), as well as the reported four…

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