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4 Great Tools to Prepare for Your Startup Acquisition

By | Oct 8, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Good news! You have successfully launched your startup, managed to make a profit, and have now impressed a larger company so much that they have made an offer to purchase your company. You’ve decided to accept their offer, and have researched the steps you…

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Pinterest Just Bought Instapaper

By | Aug 23, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The concept of saving something to read for later might not sound like an entire business to you, but it does to Pinterest, which just bought Instapaper. Instapaper, an app for Android and iOS, lets users save articles to read later on anything from their…

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Austin

Whurley: An Entrepreneur Thinking Outside the Box

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

One commonality among top entrepreneurs is their ability to innovate across multiple markets. They can prospect the opportunities in nearly any industry and find a way to commercialize them. And that’s exactly what Whurley has done in the past few years alone. Whurley –…

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Arlington

General Assembly to Open Arlington Location, Acquires Bitmaker

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Today General Assembly is announcing their largest expansion effort to date, moving from 15 campuses to 25 by the end of 2016. The expansion will also consist of their first Canadian expansion as a result of their acquisition of Bitmaker. General Assembly is an…

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Philadelphia

Magento to Acquire RJMetrics For Undisclosed Amount

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 9:05 am

Today, Magento, one of the largest ecommerce platforms, is announcing they will be acquiring Philadelphia, PA-based RJMetrics for an undisclosed amount of money. RJMetrics creates software for data infrastructure and analytics. It is considered an offering that is complementary to Google Analytics, a platform…

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NYC

OneVest Acquires FounderDating, Facilitates Entrepreneur Network

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

They key to a successful startup ecosystem is working together. If VCs don’t have access to bankable startups, they won’t do a lot of investing. If quality employees don’t have access to businesses in need, they aren’t going to help build a successful startup….

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Yahoo’s 15 Most Useless Acquisitions

By | Jul 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm

With news that Verizon has acquired Yahoo, the days of independence for the trail-blazing company have come to an end. And while Marissa Mayer has made a number of significant moves in her time at the helm, there have been plenty of bone-headed moves…

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Los Angeles

6 Commercials That Made Dollar Shave Club So Successful

By | Jul 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm

A good commercial can go a long way. Whether it be the empire of characters employed by Geico or the Energizer Bunny that keeps going and going and going, finding a way to connect with potential customers through the power of advertising is something…

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Arlington

DC Area Snagajob to Acquire Charleston Based PeopleMatter

By | Jun 23, 2016 at 10:00 am

Today Arlington, VA based Snagajob announced they are acquiring Charleston based PeopleMatter in a reverse triangular merger. This comes after the February announcement that Snagajob raised $100 million, which many speculated would be used for acquisitions. Together, the two organizations will create a market-leading human…

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The Top 10 Biggest Tech Acquisitions Ever

By | Jun 14, 2016 at 11:02 am

LinkedIn announced their acquisition by Microsoft yesterday. It’s a move CEO Satya Nadella says will prove “key to our bold ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes.” The hot takes are already agreed: $26.2 billion is a lot to pay for the professionally-oriented social network. Of…

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These 8 Tech Companies May Soon Be Acquired

By | Jun 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm

You’ve likely heard the news: LinkedIn has been acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion. In the meantime, Symantec has purchased Blue Coat Systems for approximately $4.65 billion. As some of the largest tech mergers in recent years, heads have begun to turn to see who is…

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Monster Acquires Mobile Job-Search Startup Jobr

By | Jun 9, 2016 at 8:23 am

Jobr, a mobile app-based job search startup, picked up $2 million in seed funding in 2014. Now, they’re already exiting: job-search website Monster just gobbled them up in an undisclosed deal. The Jobr app has described itself as “Tinder for jobs,” thanks to its swipe-based…

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E.W. Scripps Bought Podcast App Stitcher for $4.5M

By | Jun 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Media company E.W. Scripps just dropped $4.5 million to acquire Stitcher, an app that streams over 65,000 podcasts for free. The app will be rolled into Scripps’ podcast subsidiary, Midroll Media. The move turns Scripps into a major podcast player. The app is now…

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DC

Homemade Acquires CookNook to Bring Home-Cooked Food to More Cities

By | Apr 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

The sharing economy is my most favorite recent trend. I call it a “trend” but I really hope that it continues to grow and branch out in new and innovative ways. I love how technology can be leveraged to bring people together and facilitate in-person interactions…