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announced 1/20/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Fundamental Applications Corp., will acquire Foro Technologies

synopsis: Fundamental Applications Corp. is pleased to announce the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent with Foro Technologies Inc. Foro is the owner of the intellectual property and rights for two organically built applications, with the primary one being "Truth," an anonymity app that was a leader when the space first emerged in late 2013.
buyer: Fundamental Applications Corp. (DB:2FA:$0.00)
Fundamental Applications Corp. was founded in 2014 to launch innovative mobile applications targeted at millennials. Millennials are described as a demographic born between 1980 and 2000 into a digital world with significant discretionary income. "
target: Foro Technologies
Foro is the owner of the intellectual property and rights for two organically built applications, with the primary one being "Truth," an anonymity app that was a leader when the space first emerged in late 2013. The Foro app is a new way for university students to buy and sell between one another.
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closed 9/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Telestream, Inc., acquired AnyStream, Inc.

synopsis: Telestream, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Anystream, a leading provider of enterprise-class video production and management solutions.
buyer: Telestream, Inc.
Telestream specializes in products that make it possible to get video content to any audience regardless of how it is created, distributed or viewed.Telestream customers include the world’s leading media and entertainment companies: content owners, creators and distributors. "
target parent: Grab Networks, Inc.
target: AnyStream, Inc.
Anystream is the leading provider of automated multi-platform media publishing solutions. Anystream is a software platform that supports file-based media workflows, creating a solution that is both efficient and flexible to meet the rapidly evolving demands around multi-platform content syndication.
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closed 11/17/2006 via BusinessWire

International Software Trading AB, acquired Matcheroo

synopsis: IST International Software Trading AB, a leading Nordic vendor of task centric IT solutions for schools and for education announced that it has acquired Matcheroo, a Palo Alto, California based company. Matcheroo is a pioneer and early developer of now highly popular software that enables college students and alumni to network with each other.
buyer: International Software Trading AB
IST International Software Trading AB is the leading specialist in IT solutions for education in the Nordic region. IST is fully focused on developing flexible and borderless solutions for effective communication in schools and childcare. "
target: Matcheroo
Matcheroo, a leader in the emerging field of Personal Networks enables college alumni organizations to build various types of personal networks to connect people and groups.
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Terriblyclever Design, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a global leader in education technology, announced a major step in its efforts to support students' mobile lifestyle with the acquisition of Terriblyclever Design, LLC, makers of MobilEdu, the category defining suite of iPhone and mobile Web applications for education.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Terriblyclever Design, LLC
Founded in August of 2007, TerriblyClever Design emerged as a company determined to further the art and science of branded applications for social networking sites like Facebook - while concurrently pursuing its other passion, website development.
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closed 5/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Battery Ventures, acquired Stretch Internet

synopsis: CE Holdco, LLC, a portfolio company of Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Stretch Internet LLC, the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA).
buyer: Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a global technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from its offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Israel. "
target: Stretch Internet
Stretch Internet LLC, located in Gilbert, Arizona, is the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA) and partnering with 32% of all collegiate conferences.
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closed 8/19/2016 via PR Web

SonderMind LLC, acquired Uvize

synopsis: SonderMind, a fast-growing behavioral health company that provides consumers with accessible and convenient options for high quality mental wellness, announced that it has acquired Uvize, Inc. Uvize provides cloud-based mentorship software for organizations to accelerate and improve connections between mentors and proteges.
buyer: SonderMind LLC
SonderMind provides software and services for mental health therapists to start and growth their practice, while vastly improving the accessibility and experience for consumers seeking high-quality behavioral health services. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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announced 10/27/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Greenwood Hall Inc., will acquire Uvize

synopsis: Greenwood Hall Inc., an education technology company that enables colleges and universities to increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes, has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire privately-held Uvize, Inc., a cloud-based SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors.
buyer: Greenwood Hall Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN:$8.56)
Greenwood Hall helps public and not-for-profit higher education institutions improve operational and financial results as well as student success and satisfaction. Their solutions provide services that begin with student enrollment and end with post-graduation job placement and career networking. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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closed 4/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., acquired oMbiel

synopsis: Ex Libris is pleased to announce that it has acquired oMbiel, a leading UK-based SaaS Platform provider of mobile and portal solutions for higher education. campusM, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries. "
target: oMbiel
oMbiel is a UK-based provider of mobile and portal solutions. campusM™, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences, through a high-quality user experience.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Funderbolt

synopsis: CampusLogic, higher education’s leading student financial success platform, announced the acquisition of Funderbolt. Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. With the guidance of their Campaign Consultants clients learn how to engage their personal networks for fundraising.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial success with their integrated platform. CampusLogic’s innovative software removes financial barriers to improve student access, inform borrowing decisions, and increase student completion in higher education. "
target parent: Useed
target: Funderbolt
Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. Their Campaign Consultants partner up with clients to turn teams into successful fundraisers, by showing clients how to engage their personal networks.
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closed 1/19/2018 via BusinessWire

GiveGab, acquired Kimbia

synopsis: Rand Capital Corporation, a venture capital company, reported that one of its portfolio companies, GiveGab, Inc., announced its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Kimbia, an online fundraising, crowdfunding, and event platform provider for nonprofits, higher education, and community foundations.
buyer parent: Rand Capital Corporation
buyer: GiveGab
GiveGab is modern, easy-to-use software that cultivates long-term giving relationships between nonprofits and their supporters by providing robust online fundraising, donor management, supporter engagement, Giving Days, and more. "
target: Kimbia
Kimbia is an online fundraising, crowdfunding, and event platform provider for nonprofits, higher education, and community foundations. Kimbia has supported the fundraising efforts of thousands of nonprofits across the country through their everyday giving products and Giving Days.
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closed 7/7/2021 via Company Press Release

QA Ltd., acquired Circus Street

synopsis: QA, owned by CVC Capital Partners VI, announced the acquisition of Circus Street, a global leader in providing commercial digital skills including ecommerce, data analytics and digital marketing skills through its subscription-based, proprietary digital platform.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is the UK’s leading provider of tech skills, enabling organisations across the UK to be winners in the digital revolution. QA helps clients build their tech skills through a comprehensive range of training and talent solutions that blend the best of live and self-paced digital training. "
target: Circus Street
London-based Circus Street is an online platform that teaches people how to do business in a digital world. Circus Street provides digital skills, including e-commerce, data analytics, and digital marketing skills through its subscription-based digital platform.
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closed 3/9/2018 via PE Hub

Legado Capital, Roynat Equity Partners, acquired Kivuto Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Legado Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of the acquisition of Kivuto Solutions Inc., along with a group of investors, including the lead investor, Roynat Equity Partners. Kivuto Solutions Inc. is an Ottawa-based provider of academic software, e-texts and other digital resources.
buyer: Roynat Equity Partners
buyer: Legado Capital
Roynat Equity Partners facilitates growth in established mid-market private companies by providing patient capital, advice and contact networks to Canadian entrepreneurs. Legado Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm focused on the acquisition of medium sized growing businesses. "
target: Kivuto Solutions Inc.
Kivuto Solutions Inc. was established to simplify the management and distribution of software in higher education. Today, the company’s award-winning platform powers OnTheHub, a network of custom school branded web stores that provides students with discounted academic software.
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closed 3/5/2013 via BusinessWire

EdModo LLC, acquired Root-1, Inc.

synopsis: Edmodo, the free and secure K-12 social learning platform, announced the acquisition of Root-1, an award-winning education technology start-up and developers of OpenMinds, a free platform that allows teachers to instantly customize education apps.
buyer parent: LearnCapital
buyer: EdModo LLC
Edmodo’s mission is to connect all learners with the people and resources they need to reach their full potential. On Edmodo, teachers are at the center of a powerful network that connects them to students, administrators, and parents. "
target: Root-1, Inc.
Root-1 is an award-winning education technology start-up and developers of OpenMinds, a free platform that allows teachers to instantly customize education apps.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

PrestoSports Inc., acquired ScoreShots

synopsis: PrestoSports, the leading all-in-one sports technology platform in college athletics, announced the strategic acquisition of ScoreShots, the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots enables teams to create branded scroll-stopping social graphics in seconds.
buyer parent: Clubessential LLC
buyer: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting. "
target: ScoreShots
ScoreShots is the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots, headquartered in Fayetteville, NC, has developed a powerful graphics engine that generates high-quality motion graphics and videos which can then be posted to a school’s social media channels and websites.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PE Hub

Clubessential LLC, acquired PrestoSports Inc.

synopsis: Clubessential, the leading provider of management solutions to the private club industry, has acquired PrestoSports Inc. PrestoSports is a leading provider of technology to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites, sports statistics, sports camp management and live event broadcasting.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Clubessential LLC
Founded in 2002, Clubessential provides a full suite of membership and club management solutions to country, golf, city, yacht, and other private clubs. The Clubessential Suite consists of website, mobile apps, accounting, point-of- sale, CRM and reservations software solutions. "
target: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting.
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closed 4/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Full Measure, acquired Adora

synopsis: Full Measure Education, a leader in higher education technology, has acquired Adora Experiences, a digital college tour startup. Adora enables students to take personalized tours of college campuses both virtually and in-person. Adora's technology will integrate with Full Measure's mobile content platform.
buyer: Full Measure
Full Measure powers personalized mobile experiences at over 300 institutions across the country. Using mobile-first technology and curated experiences, Full Measure Education enables colleges, universities, and schools to guide, support, and celebrate students through the student lifecycle. "
target: Adora
Adora is the trusted platform for safe and compelling university recruitment. The Adora platform leverages student stories, augmented reality geotags, and multimedia content to create engaging virtual tours and enhance the on-campus visit experience.
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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Ready4, Inc.

synopsis: Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group (TAL), a leading education and technology enterprise in China, has acquired Ready4, Inc., the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: Ready4, Inc.
Ready4 is the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT. Ready4 has helped more than 2 million students in over 150 countries improve their college admissions test scores.
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closed 5/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Ratex Business Solutions, Inc. merged with Nebraska Book Company,

synopsis: Nebraska Book Company and the Collegiate Retail Alliance, owner of RATEX Business Solutions, have merged their respective technology businesses. RATEX Business Solutions is the leading independent provider of sophisticated technology and expert management consulting services to college and university stores in North America.
buyer: Nebraska Book Company (:$77.18)
Nebraska Book Company, Inc., began in 1915 with a single college store near the University of Nebraska campus and now sells 6 million textbooks annually and installs more than 1,600 technology platforms and e-commerce sites at more than 2,500 stores. "
target parent: Collegiate Retail Alliance
target: Ratex Business Solutions, Inc.
RATEX Business Solutions (RBS) is the leading independent provider of sophisticated technology and expert management consulting services to college and university stores in North America.
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announced 7/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Instructure, will acquire EesySoft Software International B.V.

synopsis: Instructure announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire EesySoft, the technology adoption vendor that empowers educators and students to more effectively use edtech products like Canvas. Through this acquisition, Instructure will rebrand EesySoft as "Impact by Instructure."
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is an education technology company dedicated to elevating student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. The Instructure Learning Platform supports more than 30 million educators and learners around the world. "
target: EesySoft Software International B.V.
EesySoft is a technology adoption vendor that empowers educators and students to more effectively use edtech products like Canvas. EesySoft integrates with leading learning management platforms to provide an interactive layer of communication and support.
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closed 11/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Allocate Software Limited, acquired WAMBIZ Ltd

synopsis: Allocate Software, an international provider of workforce optimisation software, has acquired WAMBIZ, a company that builds private and controlled industry specific branded social networks. WAMBIZ offers mobile apps for education, healthcare, and enterprise. Their apps provide a safe and secure environment for communication and collaboration.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Allocate Software Limited (MSWEF:$25.50)
Allocate Software is a leading international provider of workforce optimisation software to the healthcare, defense and maritime sectors. Allocate’s solutions support the operational and administrative needs of healthcare professionals in all settings as well as defense and maritime staff globally. "
target: WAMBIZ Ltd
WAMBIZ builds private and controlled industry specific branded social networks that modernize the customer experience. WAMBIZ offers mobile apps for education, healthcare, and enterprise. Their apps provide a safe and secure environment for communication and collaboration.
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announced 1/20/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Fundamental Applications Corp., will acquire Foro Technologies

synopsis: Fundamental Applications Corp. is pleased to announce the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent with Foro Technologies Inc. Foro is the owner of the intellectual property and rights for two organically built applications, with the primary one being "Truth," an anonymity app that was a leader when the space first emerged in late 2013.
buyer: Fundamental Applications Corp. (DB:2FA:$0.00)
Fundamental Applications Corp. was founded in 2014 to launch innovative mobile applications targeted at millennials. Millennials are described as a demographic born between 1980 and 2000 into a digital world with significant discretionary income. "
target: Foro Technologies
Foro is the owner of the intellectual property and rights for two organically built applications, with the primary one being "Truth," an anonymity app that was a leader when the space first emerged in late 2013. The Foro app is a new way for university students to buy and sell between one another.
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announced 7/28/2016 via Market Wire

Fundamental Applications Corp., will acquire Opinit Inc

synopsis: Fundamental Applications Corp., a leading developer of innovative smartphone applications targeted toward millennials, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent in principle to acquire Opinit LLC, a free mobile app that enables its users to create, publish and share uniquely personalized content and interact via innovative tools.
buyer: Fundamental Applications Corp. (DB:2FA:$0.00)
Fundamental Applications Corp. was founded in 2014 to launch innovative mobile applications targeted at millennials. Millennials are described as a demographic born between 1980 and 2000 into a digital world with significant discretionary income. "
target: Opinit Inc
Opinit is a free mobile app that enables its users to create, publish and share uniquely personalized content and interact via innovative tools.
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announced 1/20/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Fundamental Applications Corp., will acquire Foro Technologies

synopsis: Fundamental Applications Corp. is pleased to announce the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent with Foro Technologies Inc. Foro is the owner of the intellectual property and rights for two organically built applications, with the primary one being "Truth," an anonymity app that was a leader when the space first emerged in late 2013.
buyer: Fundamental Applications Corp. (DB:2FA:$0.00)
Fundamental Applications Corp. was founded in 2014 to launch innovative mobile applications targeted at millennials. Millennials are described as a demographic born between 1980 and 2000 into a digital world with significant discretionary income. "
target: Foro Technologies
Foro is the owner of the intellectual property and rights for two organically built applications, with the primary one being "Truth," an anonymity app that was a leader when the space first emerged in late 2013. The Foro app is a new way for university students to buy and sell between one another.
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closed 7/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Uber Technologies, Inc., acquired Complex Polygon, Inc.

synopsis: Uber has acqui-hired Swipe Labs (Complex Polygon), the social product studio run by Marwan Roushdy. Complex Polygon designs, builds and launches mobile applications with the purpose of bringing people closer together. Complex Polygon has built four apps for sharing photos, videos and group texts.
buyer: Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER:$12,982.00)
Uber Technologies, Inc. offers online car booking services via mobile phones. It provides limousine and private cab reservation services. Uber Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California. "
target: Complex Polygon, Inc.
Complex Polygon (Swipe Labs) designs, builds and launches mobile applications with the purpose of bringing people closer together. Complex Polygon has built four apps for sharing photos, videos and group texts.
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announced 7/28/2016 via Market Wire

Fundamental Applications Corp., will acquire Opinit Inc

synopsis: Fundamental Applications Corp., a leading developer of innovative smartphone applications targeted toward millennials, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent in principle to acquire Opinit LLC, a free mobile app that enables its users to create, publish and share uniquely personalized content and interact via innovative tools.
buyer: Fundamental Applications Corp. (DB:2FA:$0.00)
Fundamental Applications Corp. was founded in 2014 to launch innovative mobile applications targeted at millennials. Millennials are described as a demographic born between 1980 and 2000 into a digital world with significant discretionary income. "
target: Opinit Inc
Opinit is a free mobile app that enables its users to create, publish and share uniquely personalized content and interact via innovative tools.
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announced 11/6/2013 via Reuters

Naver Corporation, will acquire CampMobile Corp.

synopsis: NAVER Corp., Korea’s premier Internet company, that operates the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, announced that it has decided to acquire 8 million shares of Camp Mobile, the mobile-specific software company, which runs ‘LINE BAND’ and ‘Dodol Launcher’.
buyer: Naver Corporation (KOSE:A035420:$6,533.26)
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame. "
target: CampMobile Corp.
Camp Mobile is the mobile-specific software company, which runs ‘LINE BAND’ and ‘Dodol Launcher’. ‘LINE BAND’ is a private social community for managing real-life relationship as a group, From classmates, co-workers, alumni, members of a hobby group to families, couples, and close buddies.
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closed 6/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thumb, Inc. merged with YPulse,

synopsis: Instant polling app Thumb has just announced that it has merged with YPulse, a research insights firm that focuses on millennial opinions and behaviors. Thumb is a mobile app that launched back in the summer of 2010 as Opinionaded, aiming to get real-time feedback for life’s toughest, and sometimes silliest, questions.
buyer: YPulse
Comprised of media and insights divisions, Youth Pulse is the leading authority on youth. Youth Pulse studies the opinions and behavior of tweens, teens, collegians and young adults in order to provide news, commentary, events, research and strategy for marketing, brand and media professionals. "
target: Thumb, Inc.
Thumb is the easiest way for people to express themselves and discover similar people. The simple act of ‘thumbing’ brings people together in a purpose-driven community that allows people to express what matters most to them, generates instant feedback, and helps people make meaningful connections.
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closed 10/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

textPlus, acquired Jarvus, Inc.

synopsis: textPlus has changed both the product and company name to textPlus, dropping GOGII as the parent company name. Additionally, the company has acquired Los Angeles-based startup Jarvus, an app that helps people capture and share experiences, events and moments together.
buyer: textPlus
textPlus is a leading mobile communications service that lets anyone text, talk and share for free or cheaply. textPlus offers unparalleled choice, savings and reliability to consumers globally for a better phone experience. "
target: Jarvus, Inc.
Los Angeles-based startup Jarvus is an app that helps people capture and share experiences, events and moments together.
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closed 9/20/2012 via Company Press Release

Mediafed Ltd, acquired Taptu

synopsis: Mediafed, the global leader in RSS news feed monetization, is announcing it is acquiring award-winning mobile search and technology company, Taptu, known for its consumer apps and news aggregation platform, to pioneer the leading mass-scale mobile and social news experience worldwide.
buyer: Mediafed Ltd
Mediafed specialise in a range of products to publish, measure, read and generate revenue from RSS feeds and blogs. It provides an industry leading RSS metrics system to allow publishers to determine how and by many people their feeds are being used, in what RSS readers and from which countries. "
target: Taptu
Taptu is a social media and mobile technology company which builds innovative platforms, tools and applications that enable highly personalized creation, recommendation, search, discovery, management and sharing of content across all personal screen-based devices.
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announced 7/23/2012 via PR Web

GoGo Cast, Inc., will acquire Dingo Mobile Inc.

synopsis: GoGo Cast Inc., a global leader in dynamic content and digital merchandising in the place-based Digital Out of Home space, announced that it has executed an agreement to acquire Dingo Mobile Inc., who specializes in the development, deployment and management of social-based mobile applications for iPhone®, iPad® and Droid devices.
buyer: GoGo Cast, Inc.
Using an aggregated network of digital media and audience-targeted content, GoGo Cast delivers direct-to-consumer advertising that enables retailers, brands, manufactures, advertisers and promoters to reach highly targeted audiences, influence brand choice and receive measurable results. "
target: Dingo Mobile Inc.
Dingo Mobile, Inc. is a mobile software and brand developer that has built a patent pending software platform that is both context and ambience aware. The integrated social network combines time and location with consumer interests.
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closed 5/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Glancee

synopsis: Facebook has further fattened its mobile portfolio by acquiring Glancee, a location-based, "social discovery" app designed to connect people with friends in the real world. Glancee is an app for iPhone, Android, and Facebook that makes it fun and safe to discover people nearby who share friends and interests.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Glancee
Glancee is an app for iPhone, Android, and Facebook that makes it fun and safe to discover people nearby who share friends and interests. Behind the scenes, Glancee uses Facebook to find common friends and Wikipedia to match users based on interests relevant to one another.
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closed 4/17/2012 via PE Hub

Groupon, Inc., acquired Ditto.me

synopsis: Groupon has acquired social recommendation app Ditto.me. Ditto lets consumers find out what their friends are up to, have a conversation or get a group together. Ditto makes it easy to get recommendations about restaurants, movies and things to do from any smartphone.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Ditto.me
Ditto lets consumers find out what their friends are up to, have a conversation or get a group together. Ditto makes it easy to get recommendations about restaurants, movies and things to do from any smartphone.
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closed 3/15/2012 via PR Newswire

One Three Television LLC, acquired Youtoo

synopsis: Producer Mark Burnett announced that his company One Three Television LLC has taken an ownership interest in Youtoo and will seek to integrate the technology into series produced by his company, One Three Television LLC. Youtoo is both a social network and a television network with advanced technology that makes them work together.
buyer: One Three Television LLC
One Three Television LLC is a television production company owned by Mark Burnett. "
target: Youtoo
Youtoo is the world's first Social TV Network. Youtoo is the next frontier of social networking. It's both a social network and a television network with advanced technology that makes them work together. Youtoo TV is currently in 15 million cable households in the US and growing fast.
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Summify

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Summify, a Canadian company that created one of several mobile apps that automatically scan the flood of news stories being shared across all social networks. Summify helps people and organizations consume, discover and publish news more efficiently.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects users to the latest information about what they find interesting. Each Tweet is a rich details pane that provides additional information, deeper context and embedded media. "
target: Summify
Summify helps people and organizations consume, discover and publish news more efficiently by creating beautiful daily summaries of the most relevant news from their social networks. Summaries can be delivered by email, web or mobile.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2012 via BusinessWire

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., acquired Miyowa, Inc.

synopsis: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., the world’s leading provider of transaction management, cloud enablement and mobility management for connected devices, announced that it has acquired privately-held Miyowa, Inc., the leading provider of social network and messaging software for mobile devices.
buyer: Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (SNCR:$474.00)
Synchronoss Technologies is the world’s leading provider of transaction management, cloud enablement and connectivity services for connected devices. The company’s technology platforms ensure a simple and seamless on-demand channel for service providers and their customers. "
target: Miyowa, Inc.
Leading provider of Social Networking and Messaging Aggregation Mobile Solutions, Miyowa, Inc. is committed to making it easy for Mobile Carriers and Handset Manufacturers to deploy, manage and monetize Social and Messaging solutions across the widest range of devices on the market.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Mandalay Media, Inc., will acquire Cameo Stars

synopsis: NeuMedia, Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Cameo Stars, LLC a social media innovator. Cameo Stars is a social marketing and entertainment company that has uniquely combined two fast-growing, multi-billion dollar markets – virtual goods and branded content – to create a new content format, the "social cameo."
buyer: Mandalay Media, Inc. (MNDL:$23.88)
NeuMedia, dba Mandalay Media, is at the convergence of internet media content and mobile communications. It delivers a mobile services platform that works with mobile operators and third-party publishers to provide portal management, user interface, content development and billing technology. "
target: Cameo Stars
Cameo Stars is the first and only social entertainment platform that enables the stars and characters from leading entertainment companies and consumer brands to make virtual cameo appearances in the everyday lives of fans through branded social content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Pelago

synopsis: Groupon has acquired Pelago, maker of location-based social network Whrrl. Whrrl has been used by companies looking to build loyalty and repeat visits.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Pelago
Pelago’s first product is Whrrl. It’s a social network, Google maps mash-up, mobile and GPS service all in one. The social network experience allows members to share opinions and knowledge about local restaurants, bars, retail stores, and hotels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/21/2011 via BusinessWire

PostUp, Inc., acquired UberTwitter

synopsis: PostUp, the social media platform founded by Internet entrepreneur Bill Gross, announced that it has acquired UberTwitter, the leading Twitter client on the BlackBerry platform. UberTwitter is also available for iPhones.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: PostUp, Inc.
PostUp, Inc. makes social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others more relevant for everyone, by helping to boost the world’s most authoritative members of social networks on any topic to the top of search results. "
target: UberTwitter
UberTwitter is a company devoted to delivering highly functional Twitter clients for mobile devices. The company's first product was ÜberTwitter for the BlackBerry line of mobile phones. The company also offers UberTwitter for iPhones.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/8/2009 via BusinessWire

Limbo, Inc., merged with Brightkite

synopsis: Limbo and Brightkite announced that the two companies are merging to form the largest location-based social discovery service. The combined entity will have more than two million unique monthly users, award-winning products, strong advertising revenues and a highly experienced executive team.
buyer: Limbo, Inc.
Limbo is one the world's largest, fastest growing mobile social networks where people share the places they go and the things they do. In Limbo, members broadcast their location, locate bars, clubs or restaurants, and coordinate their friends with group text. "
target: Brightkite
Founded in 2005, Brightkite is a location-based mobile social networking tool. The Brightkite product has been widely regarded as having the best user experience of all mobile social products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Cheetah Mobile Inc., will acquire Moxiu Technology Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Cheetah Mobile Inc., a leading mobile internet company that provides mission critical applications to help make the internet and mobile experience speedier, simpler, and safer, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Moxiu Technology Co. Ltd., a company engaged in mobile user generated content services and mobile launchers.
buyer: Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE:CMCM:$722.68)
Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile internet company with approximately 362 million monthly active users in March 2014. Its mission critical applications, including Clean Master, CM Security, Battery Doctor and Duba Anti-virus, help make mobile experience speedier and safer for users worldwide. "
target parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
target: Moxiu Technology Co., Ltd.
Moxiu Technology is a limited liability company established in the People's Republic of China on June 12, 2008. The Beijing-based Company is mainly engaged in the development, research, and provision of mobile user generated content services and mobile launchers.
price ($mm)
$4.87*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Google, acquired Superpod

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Superpod, a company that develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Superpod
Superpod develops software to post questions and receive answers. Superpod is a fun way to ask and answer questions on the go by getting instant advice from their pods of experts.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/3/2015 via PR Newswire

MK Automotive, merged with squuak.com

synopsis: MK Automotive, a provider of automotive diagnostics, maintenance and repair services, announced its acquisition of social media utility and platform, squuak.com. squuak™ is a new social media and content sharing tool. squuak™ lets the user's followers see what they're doing on Facebook™, Twitter™, Linkedin™ and others all in one place.
buyer: MK Automotive (OTCPK:MKAU:$4.15)
MK Automotive, Inc. provides automotive diagnostic, maintenance and repair services. Its services include oil change, brake overhauls, engine diagnosis and repair, transmission service and repair, and wheel alignment and chassis repairs. "
target: squuak.com
squuak™ is a new social media and content sharing tool. squuak™ lets the user's followers see what they're doing on Facebook™, Twitter™, Linkedin™, Pinterest™, YouTube™, GooglePlus™ and others all in one place.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/23/2014 via BusinessWire

GamePlan, Inc., merged with VPartments.com

synopsis: GamePlan, Inc., a development stage company that focuses on acquiring, developing, and managing and/or consulting gaming opportunities worldwide, has closed on its merger with VPartments, Inc., the developer and owner of VPartments.com, a social commerce website and mobile app, whereby VPartments, Inc. was re-branded "VDigs, Inc.”
buyer: GamePlan, Inc. (OTCPK:GPLA:$0.00)
GamePlan, Inc. (OTCBB: GPLA), a development stage company, focuses on acquiring, developing, and managing and/or consulting gaming opportunities and gaming related opportunities worldwide. The company is based in Reno, Nevada. "
target: VPartments.com
VPartments is the developer and owner of VPartments.com – a social commerce website and mobile app. VPartments provides an interactive portal for people to connect in a more meaningful way by maximizing the full potential of cutting edge 3D technologies.
price ($mm)
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