Daniel Bernstein has worked in a number of roles over a twenty year career in high technology, most recently as the founder and CEO of Sandlot Games Corporation, a leading casual games publisher and developer. Having sold Sandlot Games to Digital Chocolate in 2011, Daniel started a small games studio and a consulting practice where he advises larger companies such as RealNetworks and smaller high growth businesses on product development, strategic initiatives, and M&A opportunities.
Visual Intelligence lies at the intersection of three multi-industry disrupting trends - artificial intelligence, computer vision and analytics. Just last month, Intel confirmed taking a 15 percent stake in HERE, the mapping and location services company owned by a consortium of car manufacturers,... Click here to read more
Technology is changing the consumer shopping experience in more ways than we could have imagined just a few years ago. Transactions are being made on the computer, over the phone, on mobile apps – chances are you’ve made a purchase through each of these channels already. For now, consumer brands... Click here to read more
What’s the difference between an acquihire and an acquisition? The term “acquihire” is used when a company is purchased for its personnel and their unique skillset. In a traditional acquisition, the acquirer is getting a combination of product, revenue and customer base. In an acquihire, a talented... Click here to read more
Casual Connect is this week, from the 11-13 of August in San Francisco. It’s been an excellent year for game industry M&A, with strong acquisitions, but the pace of acquisitions has decreased this year. Why is that? Buyers have become picky, looking for value purchases and companies that have... Click here to read more
The IPO market is back and with it is publicly traded stock. We’re seeing a significant uptick in the number of deals we do involving stock as part of the payment. Taking on public stock in a transaction does not always mean that you can immediately liquidate it. Stock must be registered by the... Click here to read more
Omni-channel marketing has reached new heights as a continuum across brands, locations and consumer experiences. It enables contextual access to consumers coupled tightly with detailed, targeted messaging tied to the consumer’s individual predisposition, location and moment in time. A British... Click here to read more
You know that old adage, timing is everything? When it comes to selling your company to a strategic partner, that overplayed truism cannot be spoken enough. The bottom line is that your company is worth as much as a buyer is willing to pay for it. If the market is hot, that’s good. If your sector... Click here to read more