Last week Nimble Storage announced their Q1 2016 results.  These show continued growth (both in customers and revenue) but also highlighted an equivalent increase in quarter on quarter losses, with break even predicted for 2017, four years after the company floated on the New York Stock Exchange.  The lack of profits highlights a major issue for the storage startups – should they push through to IPO or seek to be acquired?

From an IPO perspective, Nimble, Fusion-io and Violin Memory have all had a rough time of it; Fusion-io was acquired…