- To find a use for the mountains of cash they accumulate and never distribute back to shareholders
- To fund firms that employees want to leave to start, to keep them in the corporate fold (and potentially compensate the founders better than they could as employees)
- To fund technologies they want outside the stultifying corporate culture that stops true innovation (Cisco is famous for this)
- To ensure that there are new firms using their technology and thus growing their revenue base
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