At the AlwaysOn conference last week on a panel with VCs, it is interesting how many different times SOX came up. Bill Gurley of Benchmark, in particular, has pretty strong opinions of the impact it has had and continues to have on start ups and emerging companies. As I have written in past, most large companies have complained about it for years now.
The only ones who seem to want it are accountants and software companies which would rather make money from compliance than business innovation. Talk about tail wagging the dog.