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Tech.Co Has Been Acquired by Global Digital Media Business

By | Jan 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Today, I’m excited to announce that Tech.Co has been acquired by MVF, an international publishing and tech company. MVF was founded in the UK by five friends in 2009, and has driven incredibly fast growth over the past 9 years. They opened an office…



Chris Gladwin of Ocient on Revolutionize Big Data Analytics

By | Oct 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Chris Gladwin is the CEO and founder of Ocient, a startup building software that enables sophisticated users of data to handle massive amounts of information fast enough to make real-time decisions. Two years ago, Chris sold his data storage company Cleversafe to IBM for…



Vets First Choice Acquires Arizona-Based Pharmacies, Expands Footprint

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 7:15 am

Vets First Choice, a company that serves as an online pharmacy for 30,000 veterinary practices and provides home delivery of medications and wellness diets to pet owners, is continuing to expand its footprint and suite of services it provides veterinary practices, this time via…


Amazon Is At It Again With Meal Kits Trademark, Blue Apron In Trouble

By | Jul 17, 2017 at 12:20 pm

A month ago, Amazon acquired Whole Foods, sending shockwaves through the business world. With the tech giant meaningfully throwing its hat into the $780 billion grocery market, every company with the word “food” somewhere on their About Us page shuttered at the prospect of…


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Fork Food Lab Acquired by New York-Based Foodworks

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

Fork Food Lab, the food-focused startup incubator in Portland, Maine has been acquired by Foodworks, a New York City-based company that operates two other culinary incubators in the northeast. Neil Spillane and Eric Holstein founded Fork Food Lab last year, officially opening in September…



Volvo Enters the Flying Car Race With Acquisition of Terrafugia

By | Jul 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Self-driving cars have been the futuristic focus of most automakers in the last few years. With the opportunity to cut down car fatalities while providing transportation options to the elderly and disabled, autonomous technology is goose laying the golden eggs for car companies around…



Chicago Startup TurboAppeal Acquired by Paradigm Tax Group

By | May 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

In 2015, TurboAppeal, a Chicago-based, leading technology firm that utilizes big data analytics and proprietary software solutions to help both commercial and residential real estate owners gain insight into their property values and automate the tax appeal process, was one of the five finalists in…



Online Coupon Company RetailMeNot Just Sold for $630 Million

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

As one of Austin’s most high-profile, publicly traded software companies, RetailMeNot is always big news. However, it’s apparently going private again, with the news that Harland Clarke Holdings Corp is set to acquire the company for $630 million at $11.60 per share. The digital coupon site RetailMeNot offers deals directly through its web…


Cisco Acquired AppDynamics for $3.7B Just Days Before It Went Public

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Cisco just purchased application monitoring company AppDynamics for a massive $3.7 billion. AppDynamics was slated to go public this week, so the news is a shakeup for the tech community, with warning implications for any other companies plannng an IPO in 2017. AppDynamics Made…


9 Things to Consider Before Accepting an Offer on Your Company

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

While every founder in the world hopes to become the next Uber, most will settle for being acquired by them. After all, a huge payout can do wonders for the future of your entrepreneurial endeavors. However, if you do plan to sell, you need…


Startup Consolidation Is a Clear Sign of Low VC Funds

By | Dec 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

Just a year ago, venture capital funding was more than plentiful. Startups from all walks of life budded like flowers in the spring, making way for an innovation explosion that saw the invention of more tech than our tiny brains could handle. From artificial intelligence and…


How to Survive Your Startup Acquisition

By | Sep 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

Your hard work, financial and emotional sacrifices to get the company up and running have finally paid off. A larger company has offered you a hefty check, which you are likely to accept. Yet, the burning question is – how do you get the…

Innovate Celebrate

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3 Entrepreneurs Discuss Partnerships and Acquisitions for Startups

By | Sep 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Join Tech.Co and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) this upcoming September for the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Jose, CA. Register now to attend! In the startup world, no one is an island. Founders have co-founders, entrepreneurs have mentors, and successful business owners have partners….


‘Buoy Local’ Startup Acquired by Bangor Savings Bank

By | Sep 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The almost-three-year-old Portland, ME-based startup Buoy Local has just been acquired by Bangor Savings Bank. Buoy Local was featured at a event, the Maine Mixer and Startup Showcase, in 2014. The company got its start in Portland, co-founded by Sean Sullivan and Kai Smith, where it sold gift cards useable only at a selection…



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…



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…


Why Oracle Is Paying $9.3B for NetSuite

By | Jul 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Oracle’s bid for NetSuite Inc. is unlikely to be topped: At $9.3 billion, it’s nine times Netsuite’s projected revenue for the next twelve months. Why make one of the biggest acquisitions in Oracle’s history? The biggest reason is to play catch up: Netsuite, founded in 1998, was…