Operational Analysis: VivaColombia Airlines

By | <span class="sdata2" title="2018-05-04T15:05:17+00:00"></span> |Categories: Dev-Ops, Strategy|

VivaColombia VivaColombia Airlines In 2007 the idea of bringing a low-cost-carrier (LCC) business model to Colombia was born. VivaColombia was the Stanford University’s project of one of its founders, William Shaw (former British Airways CEO), who brought in Juan Emilio Posada (former Avianca CEO), Fred Jacobsen (former Tampa Cargo CEO) and Gabriel Migowski [...]

UpDown’s Negotiation of Equity Splits

By | <span class="sdata2" title="2018-04-25T17:52:31+00:00"></span> |Categories: Dev-Ops, Star-Ups|

The case of Negotiating Equity Splits at UpDown is a very common scenario for start-up companies. At the beginning stages of an idea, there are a lot of different emotions and aspects involved which are not necessarily helpful when the idea comes to fruition as a new company or business model. The UpDown case [...]

A Five Stage Approach to Deal Making – Amazon buys Whole Foods

By | <span class="sdata2" title="2018-04-25T23:59:36+00:00"></span> |Categories: Dev-Ops, Strategy|

Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion Amazon announced on June 16, 2017 a $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods. Amazon agreed to pay $42 per share in cash for Whole Foods at roughly 27% premium to the stock price at Thursday’s June 15th close. In addition to the deal, CEO John Mackey of Whole [...]

PureTech Ventures: What’s best, Strategic Partner or Venture Capital firm?

By | <span class="sdata2" title="2018-04-25T22:39:08+00:00"></span> |Categories: Dev-Ops, Strategy|

PureTech should forgo the VC Option and pursue negotiations for a deal with the pharmaceutical companies. In early May 2011, Daphne Zohar, founder and managing partner of PureTech Ventures, a life science venture creation company in Boston, MA, had essentially four options: negotiate a deal for an early strategic partnership close a financing round with [...]

Operation Research – A Brief Overview

By | <span class="sdata2" title="2018-05-04T13:57:17+00:00"></span> |Categories: Dev-Ops|Tags: , |

Research in Operations Due to companies growth there is a need for them to be smarter than ever before. Operations research is the answer to this particular situation. In the current financial climate it's imperative to know that your business is operating efficiently and that every dollar invested is spent adequately. That being said, as managers, it is [...]

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