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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:$3,434.65)
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:$8,938.10)
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 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Veeps

synopsis: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Veeps, a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams and events. The platform allows fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Veeps
Veeps is a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams, tours, and events. The platform allows music fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
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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 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Visaic, Inc., acquired Yare Media Group Inc.

synopsis: Visaic, Inc., a provider of cloud-based content delivery solutions announced the acquisition of successful Vancouver-based streaming platform company YARE Media. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment.
buyer: Visaic, Inc.
Formed by a team of streaming industry veterans, Visaic operates a live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) platform for distribution and monetization of content worldwide and offers cinemas a rich portfolio of live internationally recognized sports and events such as: soccer, basketball, and more. "
target: Yare Media Group Inc.
Yare is a streaming media company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment. The company focuses on helping organizations implement market strategies that generate new over-the-top (OTT) digital revenues.
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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 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Optimizers B.V., acquired Eezeebee

synopsis: Optimizers, a Netherlands-based provider of software and mobile apps for the supply chain and logistics markets, has acquired Eezeebee, a Dutch provider of e-commerce solutions for the fashion industry. Eezeebee offers SaaS-based e-Commerce and PIM solutions that allows customers to operate a flexible multi-channel e-commerce strategy.
buyer parent: Main Capital Partners BV
buyer: Optimizers B.V.
Optimizers is a Netherlands-based provider of software and mobile apps for the supply chain and logistics markets. Optimizers offers App4sales, a mobile sales app for optimizing sales; Warpspeed WMS, a web-based warehouse management system; and EDI Gateway, an EDI solution for Exact Globe. "
target: Eezeebee
Eezeebee is a Dutch provider of e-Commerce solutions for the fashion industry. Eezeebee offers SaaS-based e-Commerce and PIM solutions that allows customers to operate a multi-channel e-commerce strategy. Their platform enables users to manage every part of their business and improve their revenue.
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closed 6/11/2020 via BusinessWire

WeCommerce, acquired Foursixty Inc.

synopsis: WeCommerce, a Canadian e-commerce technology holding company, has acquired Foursixty Inc., a leading partner in the Shopify and Instagram ecosystems based in Toronto, Canada. Foursixty is a pioneer and leader in the social commerce space, helping thousands of the world’s most popular direct-to-consumer brands monetize their Instagram content.
buyer: WeCommerce
Canada-based WeCommerce operates a portfolio of companies focused on delivering products and services within the Shopify ecommerce ecosystem. WeCommerce has earned a reputation of being founder friendly with a straightforward approach to buying and operating portfolio companies. "
target: Foursixty Inc.
Foursixty is a leading partner in the Shopify and Instagram ecosystems based in Toronto, Canada. Foursixty is a pioneer and leader in the social commerce space, helping thousands of the world’s most popular direct-to-consumer brands monetize their Instagram content.
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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:$3,434.65)
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 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Revue

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Revue, a newsletter platform for writers and publishers. The Chicago Sun-Times, Vox Media, VentureBeat and The Markup already trust Revue to create, send and monetize editorial emails.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,434.65)
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: Revue
Revue is a newsletter platform for writers and publishers. The Chicago Sun-Times, Vox Media, VentureBeat and The Markup already trust Revue to create, send and monetize editorial emails.
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closed 1/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Breaker

synopsis: Twitter, Inc., a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Breaker, Inc., the #1 social broadcast app. The Breaker team will join Twitter to work on the company's new audio-based networking project, Twitter Spaces.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,434.65)
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: Breaker
Breaker is the #1 social broadcast app with over 700,000 podcasts available. Breaker allows users to follow their friends and see what they're listening to, discover new podcasts from the Breaker community, like and comment on episodes, create and share playlists, and more.
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closed 12/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Squad App

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has acquired Squad, a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,434.65)
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: Squad App
Squad is a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired CrossInstall

synopsis: Twitter acquired CrossInstall, a mobile-focused demand-side platform (DSP) that will expand the social network's marketing services for app developers. CrossInstall is focused on user acquisition campaigns for mobile apps with ad formats that include playable ads, per an announcement.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,434.65)
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: CrossInstall
CrossInstall offers a unique approach to mobile game advertising as it combines custom-built playable mobile gaming ads with a programmatic, performance based bidder ensuring the ads hit the right audience. CrossInstall has developed a highly customized bidder technology and proprietary algorithms.
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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:$3,434.65)
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:$3,434.65)
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:$3,434.65)
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:$3,434.65)
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:$3,434.65)
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:$3,434.65)
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:$171,704.00)
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:$3,434.65)
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:$3,434.65)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: IXOMOXI
IXOMOXI, Inc. develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
price ($mm)
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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:$3,434.65)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Magic Pony Technology
Magic Pony Technology develops state-of-the-art machine learning based approaches for visual processing on web, desktop and mobile, filing over 20 international patents and publishing at top conferences along the way.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,434.65)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Peer, Inc.
Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,434.65)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Fastlane
Fastlane is a set of tools that has found a lot of popularity with iPhone developers as an easy way to constantly test and update their apps. Fastlane helps developers ship more apps, faster.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,434.65)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Whetlab
Whetlab develops A.I.-like technologies that would make machine learning easier for companies to implement. Its system had been designed to get a company’s internal systems off the ground automatically, and therefore, more quickly than before.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,434.65)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: TellApart
TellApart helps retailers leverage their data to personalize the customer experience and drive omnichannel commerce. TellApart's integrated suite of marketing solutions allows marketers to deliver personalized messages in realtime across display ads, Facebook, email and retail websites.
price ($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:$3,434.65)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: tenXer, Inc.
TenXer helps minimize the time managers spend tracking down information about their software development team’s progress. TenXer identifies and highlights the relevant information that managers need to make faster, more impactful decisions.
price ($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:$3,434.65)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Periscope App
Periscope is a San Francisco-based, live video streaming service start-up. Periscope will allow users to watch both live and previously broadcast video streams.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Match.com, will acquire Hyperconnect, Inc.

synopsis: Match Group and Hyperconnect announced they have reached an agreement for Match Group to acquire Hyperconnect. Hyperconnect is a leading social discovery and video technology company based in Seoul, South Korea that operates two flagship apps: Azar and Hakuna Live.
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products available globally. Their portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, and OurTime®, as well as a number of other brands. "
target: Hyperconnect, Inc.
Hyperconnect is a global video and AI technology company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 2014, Hyperconnect is the operator of groundbreaking social discovery products including real-time video chat app 'Azar' and social livestreaming platform 'Hakuna Live'.
price ($mm)
$1,725
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Squad App

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has acquired Squad, a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,434.65)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Squad App
Squad is a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Glance Digital Experience Private Limited, acquired Roposo

synopsis: Glance, India’s fastest growing and the third-largest content platform, announced the acquisition of Roposo, a Tiger Global and Bertelsmann backed short-video platform. Roposo is India's favorite video sharing app and allows users to share videos & images using over 25+ Channels on the platform.
buyer parent: InMobi
buyer: Glance Digital Experience Private Limited
With Glance, each time a user glances at their mobile phone, the Android lock-screen service shows high-quality, short-form content that’s sure to grab attention. India-based Glance is a service that comes pre-installed on mobile phones manufactured by Samsung, Xiaomi, Gionee, and Vivo. "
target: Roposo
Roposo is India's favorite video sharing app. Get the best from people from all over the country all the time. India’s best app, Roposo, is free to download, and allows users to share videos & images using over 25+ Channels on the platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Minerva Networks, Inc., acquired TOK.tv

synopsis: Minerva Networks, the leading provider of service management platforms for connected entertainment, announced the acquisition of TOK.tv, the most deployed social network in sports that enables millions of soccer fans to enjoy their favorite games while interacting with friends.
buyer: Minerva Networks, Inc.
Minerva is the leading provider of service management solutions for the delivery of advanced television services. Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’s software platforms to offer next-generation entertainment services to their subscribers. "
target: TOK.tv
TOK.tv enables millions of soccer fans to enjoy their favorite games while interacting with friends. The TOK.tv service, embedded in the fan applications of major international teams like Real Madrid and Juventus, has been accessed by more than 40 million television viewers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Epic Games, acquired Houseparty

synopsis: The group video chat app Houseparty has been acquired by Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. Houseparty lets up to eight people join a video chat together. The app, available for iOS, Android, MacOS, and as a Chrome extension, offers a social network for video chatting.
buyer: Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. "
target: Houseparty
Houseparty is a group video chat app launched in 2016. Houseparty is an app operated by San Francisco-based Life on Air Inc., which was founded by a team of Israeli entrepreneurs. The app, available for iOS, Android, MacOS, and as a Chrome extension, offers a social network for video chatting.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, acquired Plexchat

synopsis: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the acquisition of Plexchat – a communications platform for mobile gamers. The acquisition aims to elevate the social experience within the company’s suite of mobile titles by integrating enhanced community features and chat capabilities to encourage and facilitate increased player engagement.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together all of its businesses involved in the delivery of home entertainment content to consumers. WBHE focuses on maximizing distribution scenarios to make content available to audiences through as many channels, platforms and devices as possible. "
target: Plexchat
Plexchat is a communications platform for mobile gamers. Founded in 2015, Plexchat’s platform was designed to foster a community for players to connect with the games they love. The company is focused on building the premier tool for social coordination in mobile games.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/26/2017 via Bloomberg

Square, Inc., will acquire Yik Yak

synopsis: Square Inc. acquired the engineering team of Yik Yak. Atlanta-based Yik Yak, which started in 2013, created a smartphone app that allowed people to contribute to anonymous chat groups in a narrow geographical radius -- like college campuses.
buyer: Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ:$7,652.04)
Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses. Square's point-of-sale service offers tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to real-time analytics and invoicing. "
target: Yik Yak
Yik Yak is a location-based social network that helps users connect with the people around them. Yik Yak acts as a springboard for discovering, meeting, and connecting with people in a user's local community.
price ($mm)
$2.99
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/12/2017 via Market Wire

Grey Cloak Tech, acquired ShareRails LLC

synopsis: Grey Cloak Tech Inc. announces that it has completed its acquisition of ShareRails, an innovative omni-channel technology company that better engages and expands the customer base of online and offline retailers. ShareRails connects offline and online retailers to shoppers through mobile merchandising tools, digital influencers, and social media.
buyer: Grey Cloak Tech (OTCPK:GRCK:$0.15)
Grey Cloak develops advanced software to overcome the most costly digital threats. They provide anti-bot software that tracks metrics such as: clicks, impressions, and other online behaviors to identify fraudulent patterns early on in an effort to control and stop it from spreading virally. "
target: ShareRails LLC
ShareRails is an innovative omni-channel technology company that better engages and expands the customer base of online and offline retailers. ShareRails' commerce platform connects offline and online retailers to shoppers through mobile merchandising tools, digital influencers, and social media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Odd Networks, acquired Overdog, Inc.

synopsis: Odd Networks, an open source platform designed to give access to a powerful set of tools that enables customers to launch their own content streaming service, has acquired Overdog, a social matchmaking platform connecting like-minded gamers to create better online multiplayer experiences.
buyer: Odd Networks
Odd Networks is an open source platform designed to give access to a powerful set of tools that enables customers to launch their own content streaming service across an array of mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices. "
target: Overdog, Inc.
Overdog is a social matchmaking platform connecting like-minded gamers to create better online multiplayer experiences. Currently available exclusively as an app on Xbox One, Overdog’s goal is to revolutionize multiplayer matchmaking for all games.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Trig Social Media AB, acquired Social-Commerce.co

synopsis: Trig social media AB announced the acquisition of 50.5% of Social-Commerce.co and its holding company Fusion Finance. Social-commerce.co is a gamified gig economy platform with an affiliate component. The platform has a mix of freebies, products and services connected with a social element.
buyer: Trig Social Media AB (XTRA:TRIG:$0.09)
Trig Social Media AB is a social media platform provider that works internationally and provides various user engagement products and services to its members. Trig Social Media AB is based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target: Social-Commerce.co
Social-Commerce.co is a worldwide platform that allows users to connect, sell products and earn money by way of introducing others to their one of a kind marketplace. They offer affiliate gigs through actions such as promoting the download of an application or sharing information on social media.
price ($mm)
$0.30*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Neoteck Solutions Inc., will acquire Hello Pal International, Inc.

synopsis: Neoteck Solution Inc. has entered into the definitive asset purchase agreement whereby Neoteck has agreed to acquire all of the assets that comprise the Hello Pal software application. Hello Pal is the developer of the social language chat app that allows users to talk to other people all over the world, in completely foreign languages, in minutes.
buyer: Neoteck Solutions Inc. (TSXV:NEO.H:$0.00)
Neoteck is a company incorporated under the laws of British Columbia and has been actively seeking out a business for its future operations. Neoteck is listed for trading on the TSXV under the symbol “NEO.H”. "
target: Hello Pal International, Inc.
Hello Pal is the developer of the social language chat app that allows users to talk to other people all over the world, in completely foreign languages, in minutes. Talking in a completely foreign language to new friends halfway across the world has never been easier.
price ($mm)
$2.22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Life360, Inc., acquired Couple

synopsis: Life360, the leading Family Network used by more than 55 million families, announced that it has acquired Couple, the app for two that keeps busy couples connected. Couple helps its users organize their lives together, interact with each other in real-time, and provides a broad communication channel to share all of their special moments together.
buyer: Life360, Inc.
Life360 is the world's largest network for families available for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. Life360 processes over 1.5 billion location requests per day and enables over 55 million families to privately share location, communicate with ease and stay connected with in-app messaging. "
target: Couple
Couple is a private messaging app for two and has received over 4 million downloads. Couple helps its users organize their lives together, interact with each other in real-time, and provides a broad communication channel to share all of their special moments together.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

LifeLock, Inc., acquired Bop.fm

synopsis: Bop.fm — a Y Combinator startup that had built a platform to share links for music tracks across a number of different walled-garden streaming services — has been acquired. The buyer is LifeLock, the identity theft protection company.
buyer: LifeLock, Inc. (LOCK:$650.16)
LifeLock is a leading provider of proactive identity-theft protection products and services for consumers—and consumer risk-management services for enterprises. "
target: Bop.fm
Bop.fm is a Ycombinator-backed music technology company that creates intelligent permalinks for songs. Bop.fm aggregates several popular music services (Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Beats Music, iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc) into one app.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

LifeLock, Inc., acquired Bop.fm

synopsis: Bop.fm — a Y Combinator startup that had built a platform to share links for music tracks across a number of different walled-garden streaming services — has been acquired. The buyer is LifeLock, the identity theft protection company.
buyer: LifeLock, Inc. (LOCK:$650.16)
LifeLock is a leading provider of proactive identity-theft protection products and services for consumers—and consumer risk-management services for enterprises. "
target: Bop.fm
Bop.fm is a Ycombinator-backed music technology company that creates intelligent permalinks for songs. Bop.fm aggregates several popular music services (Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Beats Music, iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc) into one app.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2015 via BusinessWire

ErosNow, acquired PingTune

synopsis: Eros International Plc, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced the acquisition of PingTune, a UK-based music messaging company that allows fans to discover, share and listen to music through their app on iOS & Android. This provides Eros’ digital platform ErosNow with a differentiated, one-of-a-kind music experience.
buyer parent: Eros International Plc
buyer: ErosNow
ErosNow is Eros International Plc’s leading on-demand Bollywood entertainment network accessible anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. ErosNow hosts the largest library of films, premium television shows, music videos and audio tracks, unmatched in quantity and quality. "
target: PingTune
PingTune is a UK-based music and artist messaging and discovery platform that allows a deeper social connection between music, fans, and artists. PingTune allows fans to discover, share and listen to music through their app.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2015 via Reuters

Promesa Ltd, acquired Thred

synopsis: Promesa Ltd says that it has exercised its option to acquire 100 pct. of issued share capital of Thredit Ltd and its subsidiaries as contemplated in heads of previously announced agreement. Thred are developers of meta-social platform and unified social messaging app named Thred.
buyer: Promesa Ltd (ASX:PRA:$0.10)
Promesa Ltd is a Perth based ASX listed Company with a portfolio of exploration properties in Peru focused on precious and base metal commodities. Promesa has an advanced exploration pipeline of prospects in proven mineral provinces in Peru. "
target: Thred
Thred are developers of meta-social platform and unified social messaging app named Thred. Thred has the goal of allowing users to share “visual ideas with friends" by allowing users to create and share image stories, or threds.
price ($mm)
$3.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Rhapsody International Inc., acquired Reveal Chat, Inc.

synopsis: Streaming music service Rhapsody announced that it acquired Reveal Chat. Reveal connects people instantly in one-on-one chats with new people nearby or across the globe.
buyer parent: Columbus Nova Technology Partners
buyer: Rhapsody International Inc.
Rhapsody's leading streaming music services give members ad-free access to more than 32 million songs. Whether they're listening on their phone, at home, at work, or in the car, Rhapsody goes where they go. "
target: Reveal Chat, Inc.
Reveal connects people instantly in one-on-one chats with new people nearby or across the globe. They both start anonymous, and can choose to reveal info about themselves, like their name or photo, as they become comfortable.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Photobucket inc, acquired Lasso Media, Inc

synopsis: Photobucket Corporation, a leading online photo sharing and print community, announced the acquisition of Lasso Chat and Photo Messaging application. Lasso was started in 2013 as a request-based photo sharing app. Lasso now includes features like chat and keeping track of the photos that have already been shared.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Photobucket inc
Photobucket Corporation is the world's leading dedicated photo and video sharing service. In 2014, Photobucket expanded to include a new web and mobile service for printed products. The Photobucket user community uploads millions of images & videos per day from the web and connected digital devices."
target: Lasso Media, Inc
Lasso was started in 2013 as a request-based photo sharing app. Lasso now includes features like chat and keeping track of the photos that have already been shared, making it simple and private to request and share photos with family and friends.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2012 via PE Hub

Airbnb, acquired Localmind

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Localmind, a platform that uses crowdsourcing to find out what’s happening in a given community. Localmind is a new service that allows users to send questions and receive answers about what is going on in real time at places they care about.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Localmind
Localmind is a mobile app that gives people the ability to know what's happening in the world. By temporarily and anonymously connecting users to someone at the location they are interested in, they are able to ask any question they want about that location, and get an answer, in real-time.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/15/2012 via BusinessWire

Reunion.com, purchased Threadsy’s Technology from Threadsy, Inc.

synopsis: MyLife.com announced that it has purchased Threadsy’s technology that allows users to pull together their email and social accounts into a simple, enjoyable experience. Threadsy technology will allow MyLife to bolster its Personal Relationship Manager (PRM) offerings even further.
buyer: Reunion.com
MyLife.com, Inc. provides the search industry’s most powerful people search capabilities with services that deliver ongoing value to over 50 million registered members, over 700,000 active subscribers, and more than 30 million monthly unique visitors. "
seller: Threadsy, Inc.
Threadsy is the world's first integrated communication client. It combines email, Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and the broader social web into a brand new experience. Threadsy is free to use and works with existing user accounts right in their web browser.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$273.20
EBIT ($mm)
$107.45
Net Income ($mm)
$101.65
Employees
5640
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Ticker: JASDAQ:942
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
NEPRO Japan Co., Ltd is a mobile sales group, that offers all kinds of mobile solutions, including payment processing, mobile games, and more.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$131.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.41
Net Income ($mm)
$22.49
Employees
309
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Ticker: OTCPK:CHIC.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OM:GWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Global Warning System
Global Warning System
GWS, (Global Warning System) was founded in 2009, offers a personal security mobile app, Safeture, which protects travelers through real-time tracking and provides valuable real-time information about disasters, and other threats that could impact you while you're abroad.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
34
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Ticker: OTCPK:EMSF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMS Find, Inc.
EMS Find, Inc.
EMS Find is B2B & B2C on-demand mobile platform, designed to connect the health care providers and consumers to a network of medical transport companies throughout the United States and Canada.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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: OTCBB:SITO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Single Touch Interactive, Inc.
Single Touch Systems, Inc. is a technology based mobile solutions provider serving businesses, advertisers and brands. Single Touch's multi-channel messaging gateway enables marketers to reach consumers on all types of connected devices.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: ASX:WGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wangle Technologies Limited
Wangle Technologies Limited
Wangle Technologies is an Australian company that develops network optimising technologies. Their Wangle Mobile VPN app is Australia's best mobile VPN for secure, private browsing. Their Family Insights app allows parents to analyse their children’s online activity and detect emerging threats.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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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: GOMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sungy Mobile Limited
Sungy Mobile Limited
Sungy Mobile Limited is a leading provider of mobile internet products and services globally with a focus on applications and mobile platform development. Sungy Mobile also operates 3G.cn, a popular mobile internet portal, and a large mobile reading service, in China.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$47.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.14
EBIT ($mm)
$12.85
Net Income ($mm)
$12.82
Employees
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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: SZSE:300467
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xunyou
Xunyou
Xunyou is a China-based company principally engaged in the provision of accelerating services for network games and other network real-time interaction applications. Its main products include Xunyou network gaming accelerators and Xunyou mobile gaming accelerators.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$23.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.11
EBIT ($mm)
$0.52
Net Income ($mm)
$5.47
Employees
203
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