Case | HBS Case Collection | November 1997 (Revised August 1998)

Palm Computing, Inc. 1995: Financing Challenges

by Myra M. Hart and Stephanie Dodson

Abstract

The president, Donna Dubinsky, and the chairman and founder, Jeff Hawkins, discuss an opportunity to sell their company to U.S. Robotics. They must weigh this option versus accepting venture capital funding, partnering with a large company that could provide distribution channels and capital, or continuing a search for capital from other sources.

Keywords: Venture Capital; Partners and Partnerships; Business Exit or Shutdown; Decision Choices and Conditions; Computer Industry; Information Technology Industry;

Citation:

Hart, Myra M., and Stephanie Dodson. "Palm Computing, Inc. 1995: Financing Challenges." Harvard Business School Case 898-090, November 1997. (Revised August 1998.)