- by SRS1, Master Analyst
- 10/17/2013 9:41:27 PM
@Beth Well, Monsanto said it will keep the company on as its own entity, so they shouldn't have much big company culture cramping their style -- at least not right from the outset. As they're highly specialized, the data scientists may not find the anything comparable to what they have at Climate Corp. elsewhere. So leaving would be a major career transition, I'd imagine. Of course, some turnover is inevitable in takeovers.
- 10/17/2013 2:43:06 PM
@Beth they were a bit circumspect about revealing their plans for the future of the company, as the deal is not to be completed for a few months. My guess is that they will keep them on.
- 10/17/2013 2:39:49 PM
Ariella, did Monsanto speak of any plans for The Climate Corp. founders? I wonder if they'll stick with the company or take their big-data-inspired entrepreneurial spirits elsewhere.
- 10/17/2013 2:23:18 PM
@Beth well, my impression was that they consider this an expansion move, adding on that key component of weather to what they already have for soil, seeds, etc. They considered it more economical to acquire the company that already has the weather analytics down than to develop it on its own.
- 10/17/2013 2:11:39 PM
@Ariella, Monsanto definitely has put a lot of effort into sustainability -- that's true. So should we take its acquisition of The Climate Corp. for more data as a sign that those efforts aren't netting it the insight/results it desires or that it's simply expanding its view? I wonder....