Youch! Check out the Dodgeball founders on getting acquired by Google back in May 05:
“As a two-person team, Alex and I have taken Dodgeball about a far as we can alone,” Dennis Crowley, founder of the New York-based text messaging service, wrote on the company’s Web site. (that link is now down)
And today, on quitting:
It’s no real secret that Google wasn’t supporting dodgeball the way we expected. The whole experience was incredibly frustrating for us – especially as we couldn’t convince them that dodgeball was worth engineering resources, leaving us to watch as other startups got to innovate in the mobile + social space. And while it was a tough decision (and really disappointing) to walk away from dodgeball, I’m actually looking forward to getting to work on other projects again.