In April 2012, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) acquired 18-month-old Instagram, which had only 30 million users and no revenue. At that time, $1 billion worth of deal seemed too big for a small startup like Instagram. But years later, the photo filter app boasts of having more than 600 million users and is proving to be a strong growth engine. Instagram is giving stiff competition to market debutant Snap (NYSE:SNAP). Shares of Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, fell 1.2% at $19.97, after Instagram announced its Snapchat-like Stories app has more daily users – as many as 200 million daily active users. In 2013, FB offered SNAPRead More →

“IP Valuation- is it an option or a duty?” ‘Intellectual capital is recognized as the most important asset of many of the world’s largest and most powerful companies………’ In recent years, companies have been highly competitive and seem to have a short product cycle. One of the major reasons is the technology driven market and the rush of mergers and acquisitions in the industries. Due to the information age, valuation of certain intangible assets at initial stage of a product life cycle becomes crucial for the welfare of the company. One such asset is Intellectual property (IP). Not only are there accountants, IP valuators, IPRead More →