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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Lightwell

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Lightwell, a company that was founded on the mission of ushering in a new era of interactive storytelling, engaging people in new and delightful ways. The Lightwell tool helps create story apps that are downloaded millions of times.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Lightwell
Hullabalu developed Lightwell software to create an original story series for children called The Adventures of Pan, which became a top seller in over 38 countries. Lightwell enables designers to create and ship animations across devices without developers having to recreate them by hand in Apple’s
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closed 4/27/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Spotify Ltd, acquired CrowdAlbum, Inc.

synopsis: Music-streaming service Spotify AB said it has acquired CrowdAlbum, a U.S. startup that aggregates photos and videos from artists’ performances shared on social media.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$7,317.18)
Spotify brings the right music for every moment – on computers, mobiles, tablets, home entertainment systems, cars, gaming consoles and more. Create and listen to playlists for free or subscribe to Premium for on-demand access at the highest audio quality – with zero ads. "
target: CrowdAlbum, Inc.
CrowdAlbum is a U.S. startup that aggregates photos and videos from artists’ performances shared on social media. CrowdAlbum partners with artists such as Lil Wayne, Diplo and Fall Out Boy.
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closed 4/17/2013 via Company Press Release

Bandzoogle, acquired NoteWay Media, Inc.

synopsis: Bandzoogle, a website platform for musicians, announced that it has acquired the assets of NoteWay Media, an Indianapolis, IN company that provides a self-serve website platform for musicians, performers and entertainers.
buyer: Bandzoogle
Bandzoogle is the most effective platform for musicians to build their website and manage their direct-to-fan marketing and sales. Independent and DIY musicians can create a pro and fully functional website without having to code anything or hire expensive designers. "
target: NoteWay Media, Inc.
NoteWay has been offering musicians, artists, and performers a low-cost alternative to designing websites from scratch. All NoteWay websites are powered by its "Do-It-Yourself" control panel that allows customers to quickly and easily make changes to their websites.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Patreon, acquired Memberful

synopsis: Patreon, a company which allows creators to earn an income through patron memberships, has announced that it is acquiring Memberful, a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms.
buyer: Patreon
Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, as well as ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or "patrons." "
target: Memberful
Memberful is a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms. Memberful is a service for independent creators, educators, and publishers who prefer to have complete control over their membership program.
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired DropKloud

synopsis: TuneCore has acquired DropKloud, a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. "
target: DropKloud
DropKloud is a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Alpine SG, acquired ImageQuix

synopsis: ImageQuix, LLC, the leader in workflow and ecommerce solutions for high volume professional photography studios announced that it has joined Alpine SG, LLC, a group of market leading vertical SaaS companies operated by world-class leaders.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Alpine SG
Alpine SG is a group of leading software companies operated by world-class leadership teams. Alpine SG specializes in partnering with founders in best in class software companies in the middle market. Alpine SG is backed by Alpine Investors, a San Francisco based private equity firm. "
target: ImageQuix
Founded in 1997, ImageQuix has been serving the needs of professional photographers for 21 years, and is the leading provider of end-to-end workflow and ecommerce solutions in the high-volume photography industry.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired StageBloc

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen announced the acquisition of StageBloc, a premiere direct-to-fan technology platform. StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi- platform entertainment experiences. 600 million subscribers generate more than 5 billion video views across Fullscreen's global network each month. "
target: StageBloc
StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships. StageBloc helps consolidate digital identity into a single place and use the resulting data to gain new insights and make better business decisions.
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closed 5/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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closed 1/9/2014 via BNC Analysis

GitHub Inc., acquired Easel

synopsis: GitHub, a social network for programmers, has acquired Easel, a browser-based WYSIWYG web design tool that launched out of Y Combinator in 2012. Easel is an in-browser, high-fidelity web design tool aimed at designers and developers on small teams.
buyer: GitHub Inc.
GitHub Inc. provides code hosting services. It allows the users to store code repositories for collaborative development of software solutions. The company also provides tools to public and private individuals and companies for writing codes. "
target: Easel
Easel was borne out of the frustration with the current state of design tools. Development tools have improved as the web has matured but design tools haven't. They started Easel because they want to create better design tools for the Web.
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closed 7/23/2014 via BusinessWire

GameSalad, acquired Together Games, LLC

synopsis: GameSalad, a leading provider of mobile game development tools, announced that it has acquired Together Games, makers of The Together Platform, which provides developers with tools to simplify cross-platform game development. The acquisition will allow GameSalad developers, for the first time ever, to integrate cloud-based solutions in their games.
buyer: GameSalad
GameSalad is a leading mobile game development company that provides both aspiring and professional developers with the best tools to rapidly develop sophisticated cross-platform mobile applications. The GameSalad Creator platform allows game developers to design, publish and distribute games. "
target: Together Games, LLC
Together Games, makers of The Together Platform, provides developers with tools to simplify cross-platform game development. Together Games combines experience and expertise to provide other developers with what they need, offering an easily applied API and a stable Cloud deployment resource.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
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closed 12/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Corona Labs Inc., acquired Game Minion

synopsis: Mobile game tool developer Corona Labs has acquired mobile cloud services startup Game Minion. Game Minion has developed a full suite of cross-platform cloud services that mobile game developers can adopt and easily insert into their games.
buyer: Corona Labs Inc.
Corona Labs is the maker of Corona SDK, the leading cross-platform mobile development framework. Corona lets developers write once and build apps for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and NOOK. "
target: Game Minion
Game Minion is a mobile cloud services startup company. Game Minion has developed a full suite of cross-platform cloud services, including multi-player gaming, push notifications, sophisticated analytics, cloud storage, leaderboards, achievements, content delivery, and social sharing.
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closed 4/24/2013 via PR Newswire

OneUp Games, acquired Lucid Appeal

synopsis: OneUp Games, the world's leading innovative second screen sports company, acquired Lucid Appeal, the premium fan engagement platform, to offer a three-point suite for pro sport franchises: help teams monetize their apps, offer a more evolved second screen experience for fans and bring fun back to watching live sports.
buyer: OneUp Games
More than just “sports-geek-ery,” or yet another fantasy sports app, OneUp Games has developed a global live-play, sports-based social gaming platform for the mainstream. It makes watching sports more fun, interactive, engaging and rewarding even for the most casual fans. "
target: Lucid Appeal
Lucid Appeal powers mobile apps for the world's top venues, teams, brands, businesses, athletes, and more. Users can start building their own mobile app in less time than it takes them to read this description.
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closed 9/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Zedge Ltd, acquired Freeform Development, Inc.

synopsis: Zedge, a leading content platform for smartphone personalization, has acquired Freeform Development, a distribution platform that musicians and other artists can use to generate revenue by adopting a freemium monetization model. Freeform makes it easy for artists to create engaging mobile apps that attract fans by leading with free music.
buyer: Zedge Ltd (AMEX:ZDGE:$9.94)
Zedge is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 215 million app installs. People use Zedge to make their smartphones more personal; to express their emotions, tastes and interests using wallpapers, icons, widgets, ringtones and more. "
target: Freeform Development, Inc.
Freeform makes it easy for artists to create engaging mobile apps. Those apps attract the most fans by leading with free music. And those fans can become a source of recurring revenue. Freeform apps reimagine the digital listening experience, creating entire worlds for fans to discover.
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announced 4/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

LX Ventures Inc., will acquire Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.

synopsis: LX Ventures Inc. ("LXV") and Mobio Technologies Inc. announced that LXV has entered into a term sheet to acquire Mobio. Mobio's flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan-directed content network for social media influencers and their fans.
buyer: LX Ventures Inc. (ITT.V:$0.00)
LX Ventures is a publicly-traded startup technology incubator that launches, acquires and integrates silicon valley style early-stage, high-growth technology companies. "
target: Mobio Identity Systems, Inc.
Mobio Technologies flagship product, Mobio INsider, is a leading fan directed content network and gamification platform that rewards music fans with content they have a hand in creating from the artists they love and connects brands to their desired audiences.
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closed 7/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired GameSparks

synopsis: Amazon has acquired GameSparks, a Dublin and York based company that makes tools for video game developers. GameSparks targets titles hosted in Amazon’s vast cloud computing data centres, providing the basic background software to get video games online and start making money.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$280,522.00)
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want—low prices, vast selection, and convenience—Amazon continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. "
target: GameSparks
GameSparks is a cloud-based platform for games developers to help them build the server-side features of their games and then manage their games as a service post launch. It provides developers with a single integrated tool to build server components without ever having to set up and run a server.
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closed 2/6/2013 via Capital IQ

liveBooks, Inc., acquired Fotomoto

synopsis: liveBooks, Inc. announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based Fotomoto. Fotomoto’s social commerce application integrates seamlessly with websites, blogs, social networks and countless platforms, enabling purchase transactions of images and image-based print-on-demand products.
buyer: liveBooks, Inc.
Founded in 2005, liveBooks, Inc. is a photo-rich content management platform focused on sharing and distributing across the web, mobile and print-on-demand channels. "
target: Fotomoto
Fotomoto is an e-commerce system that gives everyone the power to offer print-on-demand for their images on their own site, from independent photographers to graphic designers and illustrators to large enterprises.
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announced 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ricoh Co Ltd, will purchase EyeFi Cloud from Eye-Fi, Inc.

synopsis: EyeFi, a company that produces SD memory cards and SDHC cards with Wi-Fi capabilities, has announced that Ricoh, a global technology company, is purchasing their relatively new cloud storage service. The cloud service lets people combine photos and videos from their DSLRs, WiFi cameras, phones and desktop collections into a unified camera roll.
buyer: Ricoh Co Ltd (TSE:7752:$18,591.08)
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. "
seller: Eye-Fi, Inc.
Eyefi's cloud service lets people combine photos and videos from their DSLRs, WiFi cameras, phones and desktop collections into a unified camera roll.
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closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired BandPage

synopsis: YouTube has acquired the online music platform BandPage. The company is a marketing platform for musicians to connect with their fans and also promote their music on Facebook. BandPage also has a product called BandPage Everywhere that enables musicians to build a website and update their other promotional sites in just a few clicks.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: BandPage
BandPage is a marketing platform for musicians to connect with their fans and promote their music on Facebook. Beyond the popular social network, It has a product called BandPage Everywhere that enables musicians to build a website and update their other promotional sites in just a few clicks.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Lightwell

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Lightwell, a company that was founded on the mission of ushering in a new era of interactive storytelling, engaging people in new and delightful ways. The Lightwell tool helps create story apps that are downloaded millions of times.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Lightwell
Hullabalu developed Lightwell software to create an original story series for children called The Adventures of Pan, which became a top seller in over 38 countries. Lightwell enables designers to create and ship animations across devices without developers having to recreate them by hand in Apple’s
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Chroma Labs

synopsis: Twitter Inc. is acquiring Chroma Labs, a startup company that develops photo and video-editing tools. Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Chroma Labs
Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Aiden

synopsis: AI-powered marketing platform Aiden has been acquired by Twitter. Aiden's machine learning powered software provides recommendations for social media advertisers and content creators, detecting anomalies in cost per acquisition and automatically allocating budget. They are based in London, UK.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Aiden
Aiden's machine learning powered software provides recommendations for social media advertisers and content creators, detecting anomalies in cost per acquisition and automatically allocating budget. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Lightwell

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Lightwell, a company that was founded on the mission of ushering in a new era of interactive storytelling, engaging people in new and delightful ways. The Lightwell tool helps create story apps that are downloaded millions of times.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Lightwell
Hullabalu developed Lightwell software to create an original story series for children called The Adventures of Pan, which became a top seller in over 38 countries. Lightwell enables designers to create and ship animations across devices without developers having to recreate them by hand in Apple’s
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Fabula AI

synopsis: Twitter announced that it has acquired U.K.-based artificial-intelligence startup Fabula AI. Fabula AI is a deep learning startup that has been developing technology to try to identify online disinformation by looking at patterns in how fake information vs genuine news spreads online.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Fabula AI
Fabula AI is a deep learning startup that has been developing technology to try to identify online disinformation by looking at patterns in how fake information vs genuine news spreads online.
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closed 4/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Highly

synopsis: Highly, a Madison and San Francisco tech startup that offers an online text highlighting tool, has been “acquihired” by Twitter. Enjoy Highly free on iPhone and iPad, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Slack.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Highly
Highly is a Madison and San Francisco tech startup that offers an online text highlighting tool. Enjoy Highly free on iPhone and iPad, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Slack.
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announced 6/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Smyte

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has agreed to acquire Smyte, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in safety, spam, and security issues. Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Smyte
Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps. Its solutions blends manual heuristics, machine learning, and proprietary reputation data to help safety and risk teams proactively stop spam, fraud, bots, phishing, harassment, and account takeover.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Fabric

synopsis: Google has acquired Twitter’s mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system. Twitter launched Fabric as a modular SDK in 2014 to allow developers to pick and choose different tools to improve their apps, and it now serves apps reaching 2.5 billion users built by 580,000 developers.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Twitter, Inc.
target: Fabric
Fabric is a platform that helps mobile teams build better apps, understand their users, and grow their business. Crashlytics Inc creates technology to locate and fix crashes in mobile device applications.
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closed 12/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired Yes, Inc.

synopsis: Yes, Inc. ("Yes") will be joining Twitter. Yes is a company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android and more. In the coming weeks, they’ll be shutting down apps to focus on their new efforts.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Yes, Inc.
Yes is a small company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android, PayPal and more.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired IXOMOXI

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired a virtual reality startup called IXOMOXI. IXOMOXI develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: IXOMOXI
IXOMOXI, Inc. develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Twitter, Inc., acquired Magic Pony Technology

synopsis: Twitter announced it has acquired Magic Pony Technology, a London-based developer of machine learning and visual processing technology, expanding the machine learning capabilities in Twitter's video technology and adding valuable talent to the company's Cortex team.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Magic Pony Technology
Magic Pony Technology develops state-of-the-art machine learning based approaches for visual processing on web, desktop and mobile, filing over 20 international patents and publishing at top conferences along the way.
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closed 4/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Peer, Inc.

synopsis: Microblogging platform Twitter has acquired employee and manager feedback startup Peer founded by former Salesforce chief operating officer George Hu. Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Peer, Inc.
Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Fastlane

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Fastlane, a set of tools that has found a lot of popularity with iPhone developers as an easy way to constantly test and update their apps.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Fastlane
Fastlane is a set of tools that has found a lot of popularity with iPhone developers as an easy way to constantly test and update their apps. Fastlane helps developers ship more apps, faster.
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closed 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Whetlab

synopsis: Twitter Inc announced it acquired machine learning company, Whetlab. The company develops A.I.-like technologies that would make machine learning easier for companies to implement. Its system had been designed to get a company’s internal systems off the ground automatically, and therefore, more quickly than before.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Whetlab
Whetlab develops A.I.-like technologies that would make machine learning easier for companies to implement. Its system had been designed to get a company’s internal systems off the ground automatically, and therefore, more quickly than before.
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closed 4/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired TellApart

synopsis: Twitter has acquired TellApart. TellApart helps retailers leverage their data to personalize the customer experience and drive omnichannel commerce. TellApart's integrated suite of marketing solutions allows marketers to deliver personalized messages in realtime across display ads, Facebook, email and retail websites.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: TellApart
TellApart helps retailers leverage their data to personalize the customer experience and drive omnichannel commerce. TellApart's integrated suite of marketing solutions allows marketers to deliver personalized messages in realtime across display ads, Facebook, email and retail websites.
price ($mm)
$653
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired tenXer, Inc.

synopsis: Twitter has acquired TenXer, a company that helps minimize the time managers spend tracking down information about their software development team’s progress. TenXer identifies and highlights the relevant information that managers need to make faster, more impactful decisions.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: tenXer, Inc.
TenXer helps minimize the time managers spend tracking down information about their software development team’s progress. TenXer identifies and highlights the relevant information that managers need to make faster, more impactful decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2015 via Market Watch

Twitter, Inc., acquired Periscope App

synopsis: Twitter Inc. has quietly purchased Periscope, which had been developing a live-video streaming app, according to people familiar with the matter. Periscope is a San Francisco-based, live video streaming service start-up. Periscope will allow users to watch both live and previously broadcast video streams.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Periscope App
Periscope is a San Francisco-based, live video streaming service start-up. Periscope will allow users to watch both live and previously broadcast video streams.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Niche

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Niche, a small startup that connects advertisers with social media stars — who are increasingly able to make money on services like Twitter and Twitter’s Vine video service.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Niche
Niche is a community of relevant and influential social media creators, prominent on rising platforms like Vine, Instagram and Tumblr. With both software and services, Niche helps creators engage, thrive and monetize.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/20/2015 via New York Times

Twitter, Inc., acquired ZipDial

synopsis: Twitter has said that it has acquired ZipDial, a nearly five-year-old Indian start-up that aims to help businesses connect with customers in emerging markets who may not have access to the Internet. The company’s service works in an unusual way by exploiting a so-called “missed call” method popular in emerging markets.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: ZipDial
ZipDial is a pioneering mobile marketing & analytics platform for emerging markets. Marketers and advertisers utilize ZipDial to transform their brand campaigns into highly interactive and viral campaigns, while building a loyal customer base.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Twitpic Inc.

synopsis: Photo-sharing service Twitpic Inc. announced an agreement had been reached with Twitter which will give Twitter ownership of the Twitpic domain and its expansive photo archives. They offer a service that allows users to attach photos to their tweets.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Twitpic Inc.
Twitpic Inc. offers a Web based and mobile photo-sharing application which allows users to upload photos to their Twitter accounts. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Charleston, South Carolina.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired MadBits

synopsis: Twitter has acquired image search startup Madbits, a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: MadBits
MADBITS is a tech startup that focuses on building new user experiences in the media space (photos and videos). Image understanding is a task of primary importance for a wide range of practical applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/11/2016 via Market Wire

Paltalk will be merged with Snap Interactive, Inc.,

synopsis: Snap Interactive, Inc. has proposed a merger with A.V.M. Software, Inc. (d/b/a "Paltalk"). Paltalk offers video and chat capabilities that facilitate virtual face-to-face interactions between individuals and between groups.
buyer: Snap Interactive, Inc. (OTCPK:STVI:$24.65)
Snap Interactive, Inc. (“SNAP”) develops, owns and operates dating applications for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP’s flagship brand, FirstMet.com, is a multi-platform online dating site with a large user database of approximately 30 million users. "
target: Paltalk
A.V.M. Software, Inc., doing business as Paltalk, owns and operates a video chat community. It offers video and chat capabilities that facilitate virtual face-to-face interactions between individuals and between groups.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Exotel Techcom Pvt. Ltd., acquired Croak.it

synopsis: Bangalore-based cloud telephony startup Exotel Techcom Pvt Ltd, has acquired Singapore’s voice-based social media startup Croak.it. Croak.it is an online tool for personalization of communication. Its online tool enables users to speak and share their thoughts with their social circles.
buyer: Exotel Techcom Pvt. Ltd.
Exotel is a business phone system on the cloud. They give a number on which companies can receive lots of calls & SMSes, and make lots of calls & SMSes without having to invest in any infrastructure. "
target: Croak.it
Blank Page Innovations Pvt. Ltd. provides croak.it, an online tool for personalization of communication. Its online tool enables users to speak and share their thoughts with their social circles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/20/2011 via GlobeNewswire

LogMeIn, Inc., acquired Pachube

synopsis: LogMeIn, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Pachube service and substantially all other assets of Connected Environments Ltd. Pachube is a web-based service for connecting people and devices to the Internet of Things – a network of sensor-enabled devices publishing and sharing data.
buyer: LogMeIn, Inc. (LOGM:$1,247.90)
LogMeIn, Inc. provides cloud-based remote access, support and collaboration solutions to quickly, simply and securely connect millions of internet-enabled devices across the globe — computers, smartphones, iPad™ and Android™ tablets, and digital displays. "
target: Pachube
Pachube is a web-based service connecting people, devices and the Internet of Things. By making it simple to publish, discover and utilize data from any device or sensor connected to the Internet, Pachube is making the Internet of Things accessible to its growing community of users.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Federated Media Publishing, acquired BigTent Design, Inc.

synopsis: Federated Media Publishing (FM), a next-generation media company, announced the acquisition of BigTent, the leading platform for trusted parenting groups. BigTent’s thousands of groups continue to function as they always have, with the same great customer service, and the platform continues to welcome new groups.
buyer: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media (FM) is a next-generation media company that connects the world’s largest brand advertisers with the Internet’s most innovative media brands and platforms. "
target: BigTent Design, Inc.
BigTent is where trusted groups connect online. The platform for family-friendly organizations strengthens group involvement and simplifies group management. By combining the best of today’s social networking features with group management tools, BigTent helps real-world and virtual communities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/20/2010 via Market Wire

Paltalk, acquired Camfrog

synopsis: Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with more than four million active members, announced its acquisition of Camfrog, one of Download.com's top ten most popular downloads for the past five years, with over 60 million downloads.
buyer: Paltalk
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. "
target: Camfrog
Camfrog is one of the most widely-recognized video chat platforms on the market today and one of Download.com's top ten most popular downloads for the past five years, with over 60 million downloads.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/8/2013 via Reuters

Plesk Corp., will acquire Yappn

synopsis: Intertainment Media, Inc. announced that it has executed a binding letter of intent to sell all the assets of Yappn, an online destination where people can meet, chat, engage and consume content in almost any language, to Plesk Corp., a Brooklyn, NY based US development stage company.
buyer: Plesk Corp.
Plesk Corp., a development stage company, focuses on marketing and distributing consumer electronics, home appliances, and plastic housewares, which are manufactured in China. "
target parent: Intertainment Media Inc.
target: Yappn
Yappn is a place where people can meet, chat, engage and consume content, individually, in groups and by topic, regardless of the language they speak. By removing the language barrier, the entire world opens up to an entirely new paradigm of communication.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/23/2010 via paidContent.org

Tencent Holdings Ltd., acquired Comsenz, Inc.

synopsis: Tencent, the Chinese internet company behind IM service and portal QQ, has bought up Comsenz, a Googlebacked company which is behind the Discuz online discussion board platform, which is extremely popularin China, among other community products.
buyer: Tencent Holdings Ltd. (SEHK:700:$53,544.27)
Tencent provides value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services." "
target: Comsenz, Inc.
Comsenz is a China-based provider of bulletin board and social networking software.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Internet Media Labs, acquired TweetChat

synopsis: Internet Media Labs, announced its acquisition of user-favorite TweetChat.com, the original platform for participating in Twitter Chats and live-tweeting conferences and events. TweetChat gave Twitter users a new way to use hashtags.
buyer: Internet Media Labs
Internet Media Labs is single-minded in its drive to create technology that focuses on relevance, the social web and the enterprise. It enable content, businesses and brands to make meaningful relevant connections with users. "
target: TweetChat
TweetChat.com offer twitter chat room functionalities to users using hashtags to follow specific topics. Hashtags identify specific topics and those hashtags allow TweetChat to connect users with people talking about similar things.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/24/2011 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired TweetDeck, Inc.

synopsis: Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, an application for organizing the display of tweets, for more than $40 million in a mix of cash and stock, according to sources close to the deal.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter, Inc. provides text messages and phone alerts through Twitter.com to its users in the United States and Japan. It also offers an enterprise-level Twitter integration solution for email marketing. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
target: TweetDeck, Inc.
TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 2/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

UberMedia, cancelled an acquisition of TweetDeck, Inc.

synopsis: TweetDeck, the most popular third-party Twitter client, has been purchased by UberMedia, which already owns Echofon, Twidroyd and UberTwitter. UberMedia’s acquisition of TweetDeck places control of about 20 percent of tweets sent daily under control of a single company.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: UberMedia
UberMedia is a developer of applications and web-based services that make it easier for users to find, follow, and communicate with others on Twitter and other social media platforms. UberMedia applications include UberTwitter, Echofon, and Twidroyd. "
target: TweetDeck, Inc.
TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

LivePerson, Inc., will acquire synchronite GmbH

synopsis: LivePerson, Inc., a leading provider of live digital engagement solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Germany-based startup, Synchronite LLC, a leading provider of co-browsing technology. With synchronite users can share what they currently see in the browser with their peers.
buyer: LivePerson, Inc. (LPSN:$233.78)
LivePerson offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. "
target: synchronite GmbH
synchronite is a new software application that revolutionizes the way users interact on the Web every day. With synchronite users can share what they currently see in the browser with their peers. All user actions are displayed in the other linked browsers—instantly and in real-time.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., acquired Perch

synopsis: Perch, the makers of home monitoring software that repurposes old smartphones into security cameras, has announced that Samsung Electronics has acquired it. Perch’s whole team will join Samsung to help them in developing “next-generation IoT products.” Perch repurposes old smartphones, tablets, and webcams into home monitoring devices.
buyer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A005930:$216,088.25)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. "
target: Perch
Perch takes devices -- laptops, tablets, webcams, and phones -- and turns them into a simple home monitoring service. Users can get started in a few minutes by downloading an app or visiting the Perch website. While it's free and accessible, Perch also delivers advanced video capabilities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Kast, acquired Rabb.it

synopsis: Kast, the online hangout platform for friends that want to play together, watch together, and be together, has acquired Rabbit's soft intellectual property, including trademarks, copyright, and design rights. Rabb.it is a California-based video-streaming website where multiple people can remotely browse and watch the same content in real-time.
buyer: Kast
Kast is an online hangout for friends that want to play together, watch together, and be together in the digital space. Their platform empowers individuals to live-share experiences, engage, and build relationships with like-minded people. "
target: Rabb.it
Rabbit, also known as Rabb.it, launched to users in 2015, and is a California-based video-streaming website where multiple people can remotely browse and watch the same content in real-time.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired Yes, Inc.

synopsis: Yes, Inc. ("Yes") will be joining Twitter. Yes is a company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android and more. In the coming weeks, they’ll be shutting down apps to focus on their new efforts.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,459.33)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Yes, Inc.
Yes is a small company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android, PayPal and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2015 via PR Newswire

HubSpot, Inc., acquired Rekindle

synopsis: Inbound marketing and sales software company HubSpot, Inc., announced that it has acquired Rekindle, a Boston based technology company. Rekindle gathers the most up to date contact information from across all of a person's contact networks to help make new connections or rekindle old ones.
buyer: HubSpot, Inc. (HUBS:$632.70)
HubSpot is the world's leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 13,500 customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot's software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. "
target: Rekindle
Based on the idea that the best way to meet people is through common friends, Rekindle gathers the most up to date contact information from across all of a person's contact networks to help make new connections or rekindle old ones.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2014 via Company Press Release

HootSuite Media, Inc., acquired Zeetl Inc.

synopsis: Hootsuite, the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform, has acquired Zeetl, a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc friends for free without a need to know or dial phone numbers.
buyer: HootSuite Media, Inc.
HootSuite Media is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Users can launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audience, and distribute targeted messages. "
target: Zeetl Inc.
Zeetl is a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc friends for free without a need to know or dial phone numbers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

Altruist Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Bubbly

synopsis: Bubbly, the voice-based social media network, has been acquired by India-based Altruist, which provides telecom services in Europe. Bubbly is a social messaging service where people share SMS and voice updates with friends, family, fans and followers.
buyer: Altruist Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Altruist Technologies is a front runner in the Mobile Social Networking space in India, Indonesia & Nigeria. Besides its flagship voice based mobile social network it runs jobs on phone, manages end to end the mobile/digital strategy for multiple media clients and brands, hosts and more. "
target:
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Unified Inbox, will acquire HelloInbox

synopsis: Unified Inbox, a cloud-based social conversation and collaboration platform, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire HelloInbox, an iOS app that can be used to send and receive messages both from email accounts and social networks.
buyer: Unified Inbox
Unified Inbox is a cloud based unified conversation & social collaboration platform that centralizes external conversations, social engagement and internal team collaboration into one single platform across desktop and mobile devices. "
target: HelloInbox
HelloInbox is a service for your mobile that allows you to check and send all your e-mail and social network messages from one app. HelloInbox gives power users one quick overview of all their important messages on their mobile.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2011 via Market Wire

Metaswitch Networks, acquired Colibria

synopsis: Metaswitch Networks, a multi-award winning supplier of next generation infrastructure and applications to network operators, announced the acquisition of Colibria, the leading independent provider of enhanced instant messaging, presence and network address book solutions.
buyer: Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the technologies and solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, next-generation architectures. "
target: Colibria
Colibria is the global provider of new generation messaging, presence and social networking solutions. Colibria's award-winning technology enables operators and service providers to deploy enhanced messaging services in order to differentiate their services and to unlock new revenue streams.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired SayNow

synopsis: Google has acquired voice messaging startup SayNow. SayNow’s platform allows voice messaging, one-on-one conversations, and group calls to be integrated into Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Android, or iPhone applications.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$161,857.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: SayNow
SayNow is a free service that lets fans and celebrities connect with one another via voice and text messaging. Celebrities are given a unique phone number, which fans can call to leave messages or which celebrities can use to leave messages for their fans to tell them directly what they're up to.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Employees
16
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Ticker: MOTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Motricity, Inc.
Motricity, Inc.
Motricity is a mobile data solutions provider exclusively focused on the rapidly growing mobile Internet market. It serves some of the world's largest mobile operators and enterprises, simplifying the mobile Internet and creating high value and highly relevant mobile experiences for consumers.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$121.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
297
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Ticker: AIM:CROS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kape Technologies plc
Kape Technologies plc
Kape is a cybersecurity company focused on helping consumers around the world to have better experience and protection in their digital life. Kape offers products which provide online security, privacy and an optimal online experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$64.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.16
EBIT ($mm)
$0.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
128
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Ticker: AIM:AMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Communications is a world leading IPTV (Internet Protocol television) and hybrid/OTT (over-the-top content) innovator – bringing new entertainment products and solutions to a global market. Amino’s award-winning solutions are deployed by major network operators and service providers worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$82.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.42
EBIT ($mm)
$7.94
Net Income ($mm)
$10.42
Employees
179
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Ticker: NTGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR, Inc. designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of small- to medium-sized businesses and home users.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,321.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$149.01
EBIT ($mm)
$115.90
Net Income ($mm)
$75.55
Employees
963
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: ZNGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga, Inc.
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$891.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$69.18
EBIT ($mm)
$33.41
Net Income ($mm)
$27.83
Employees
1555
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Ticker: TSXV:LAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangelo Games
Tangelo Games
Tangelo's team of gaming experts committed to deliver cutting-edge, future ready, scalable gaming assets to the marketplace. This translates into a collection of fun, casual, casino themed games that are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game/in-app sale of virtual coins.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$11.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.62)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
35
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Ticker: EGAM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eGames, Inc.
eGames, Inc.
eGames is taking a G-rated approach to PC entertainment. Formerly RomTech, eGames markets ''Family Friendly'' video games that are easy to use and nonviolent. Its titles, like Spooky Castle and Mahjongg Master, typically sell for under $20 and are marketed under brand names including Galaxy of Game
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$3.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.14)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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