How important is it to retain startup founders, co-founders and other key personnel after an acquisition, and for how long? What’s the key to retaining employees that have become accustomed to a more entrepreneurial structure?

Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust :

Unfortunately, this remains true in so many cases, and yes, I also have personal experience in this situation. Those who acquire and those that are acquired must find a balance between monitoring how things are going and being left alone to be able to do the things and take the risks that made you successful in the first place. Too many reporting layers and corporate BS tends to slow down innovation and vision.

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