Update: Here's what's going on with Myrio
UPDATE: As promised, I spoke with MyrioÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s VP of Home Entertainment, Kevin Kosche today about the rumored staff hemorrhaging at the recently acquired middleware company. Kosche assured me the loss was an inconsequential percentage, which should be expected after a 465,000 employee-large company like Siemens acquires a start-up with a staff of 75 people. The die-hard entrepreneurs never stay following an acquisition, but in all fairness Kosche did not provide a specific number. Instead, he pointed to a particularly trying time in MyrioÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s historyÃ¢â‚¬â€following the Ã¢â‚¬Å“dot-splatÃ¢â‚¬Â at the turn of the century. Myrio had about 110 employees at the time of the Bubble, but following the crash had to strip down to 45 staffers and transition to a middleware-only business (used to be an end-to-end company). Forty of those 45 employees stayed with the company until the acquisition and a great majority is still with the company today. So, fears allayed? You tell me who left the company that's worth mentioning? Original post: After a long chat with a Tier 3 telco president, who extolled Siemens for getting on the right track by acquiring Myrio and discontinuing their fixed-line telephony products, within the SURPASS group, a dear friend in the industry told me Myrio is bleeding. They are apparently losing people left and right, his word was "crumbling." Despite those claims, the middleware vendor has had a few good months: ABI just named Siemens-Myrio as the top middleware vendor in the space (over Microsoft) using their vendor matrix analysis tool. I wonder if that takes into account whether employees are jumping ship? Acquisition fall-out or signs of a larger problem? Please feel free to comment on this--I'd like more clarification. I'll ask Siemens about it today.