"Mr. Pettis, the CEO, owns a large chunk of the company and will end up driving the decision, one of the people said. Mr. Pettis didn't reply to requests for comment."
"Here is a link to the full article on the Wall Street Journal blog about the possbiltiy of Makerbot being bought by another company.
Link to the full Wall Street Article.
"The four-year-old startup was recently gauging its options for raising a
new round of venture capital at a valuation of $300 million when the
discussions led to interest from possible acquirers, the people said."
"The talks are continuing, but it is far from certain that they will lead
to an acquisition, the people said. Ultimately, MakerBot, whose
investors include Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos, may end up raising more venture capital to continue building its business instead of cashing out."
The following blog post on SolidSmack.com, sounds like it was writen by a MakerBot PR person.
Link to blog post.