SAD FACE? Business Insider laments that "there are a million education startups and no one to acquire them." BI consequently offers up a list of nine big fish companies that might buy them. Ho, hum. On a tight deadline, BI? Yep, Pearson has certainly done its part in acquisitions. Otherwise, it's a list of deep pockets. Missing: private equity investors and growing, sector-specific companies. Facebook didn't start making significant acquisitions until it was about five years old and cashflow positive.