There was a time when large tech companies would regularly spinoff smaller startups—or at the very least inspire would be entrepreneurs to bail and start something new. You know, kind of like Happy Days spawned Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy. But then something changed. Corporations became more comfortable with multiple disparate product lines—and the revenue that came with them. So spinoff activity slowed. Now, it seems like that trend may be reversing.