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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tinder, Inc., acquired Wheel

synopsis: Dating app Tinder has acquired L.A.-based startup Wheel, which had developed a social network for sharing video stories. Wheel was originally founded in 2015 to offer a way for people to make mobile videos that were easy, fun and watchable, as well as to collaborate on videos with family and friends.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Tinder, Inc.
Tinder is one of the fastest growing social startups and mobile apps. Tinder was launched to address the social and physical barriers of forming new friendships and relationships. Using social data, Tinder anonymously finds people nearby that like each other and connects them if they are interested."
target: Wheel
Wheel is a mobile app that lets users create and share video stories with their friends. Wheel was founded in 2015 to offer people a way to make mobile videos that were easy, fun and watchable.
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announced 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, will acquire MX TakaTak

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, will acquire MX TakaTak, a short video app in India. MX TakaTak allows users to create, watch, and share short videos. The platform features all types of videos, ranging from dialogue dubbing, comedy, gaming, DIY, food, sports, memes, and many more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: MX TakaTak
MX TakaTak is a short video app in India. MX TakaTak allows users to create, watch, and share short videos. The platform features all types of videos, ranging from dialogue dubbing, comedy, gaming, DIY, food, sports, memes, and many more.
price ($mm)
$700
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Jumprope, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has acquired how-to video app Jumprope as part of its expanded video focus. Jumprope, which describes itself as "the best place for anyone to create a how-to and export it to every social platform", enables users to create step-by-step tutorials, using video and still image assets, with preset formats and overlays.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Jumprope, Inc.
Jumprope is the place to discover, create and share step-by-step how-to videos. Users don’t need any video-editing experience to create useful and engaging recipes, beauty tutorials, fitness routines and more. Reach an engaged community on Jumprope, and share videos to any social platform.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation, acquired Lomotif

synopsis: ZASH, a global media and entertainment company, has acquired an 80% stake in Lomotif, a leading video-sharing social networking platform in Singapore. Lomotif's mission is to inspire collaborations and build meaningful connections. Their remix editor enables users to remix memes, selfie music videos, and video edits for social sharing.
buyer: ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation
ZASH is a global media and entertainment company. ZASH creates content in various formats to appeal to a wide variety of target audiences, including syndicated and reality TV, theatrical films, faith-based TV & movies, digital streaming, and more. "
target: Lomotif
Lomotif is a leading video-sharing social networking platform in Singapore. Lomotif's mission is to inspire collaborations, celebrate creativity and build meaningful connections. Their remix editor enables users to remix memes, selfie music videos, and video edits for social sharing.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BusinessWire

Clash App, acquired Byte Inc.

synopsis: Clash, a creator monetization company, announced it is purchasing the Byte app, a leading short-form video platform. Byte, which was the most downloaded app in the App Store in summer 2020, will continue to have the same great in-app experience, with new monetization tools and features coming soon.
buyer: Clash App
Clash is building the next-generation monetization platform for creators and fans. Clash is a short-form video-sharing app that lets users record and share 21-second videos to a community known as “Clashers”. "
target: Byte Inc.
byte is a video app for communities. In January 2020, Byte was released. The platform was a near clone of Vine: Users could upload short, looping videos to an audience of followers. Unlike Vine, certain metrics, like follower counts, were hidden.
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closed 12/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Reddit, Inc., acquired Dubsmash, Inc.

synopsis: Reddit, an online community for creating, sharing, and discussion, has acquired Dubsmash, a short video platform. Dubsmash lets users record videos of themselves that are dubbed over with audio from songs, movies, music, and TV shows. Dubsmash will retain its own platform and brand, and Reddit will integrate its video creation tools.
buyer parent: Advance, Inc.
buyer: Reddit, Inc.
Reddit is a community of millions of users around the world engaging in the creation of content and the sharing of conversation across tens of thousands of topics. Reddit allows users to submit, comment, and vote on content, breaking news, discussions, sports, and more posted on its website. "
target: Dubsmash, Inc.
Dubsmash is a video sharing platform and mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Dubsmash lets users record videos of themselves that are dubbed over with audio from songs, movies, music, and TV shows.
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closed 12/3/2020 via Company Press Release

VSCO, acquired Trash, Inc.

synopsis: VSCO, a creative channel and mobile application, has acquired the Trash application. Trash is a mobile video app that brings fun and serendipity to video creation using AI to lower the barrier to make, share, and remix videos in an entirely new way.
buyer: VSCO
VSCO is a creative channel and mobile application. The company builds creative tools, spaces, and connections driven by self-expression. Its mission is to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity. "
target: Trash, Inc.
TRASH is an AI-driven video creation platform built on a deep tech engine. TRASH lets anyone participate in video by automating the most challenging technical aspects, allowing users to instantly create an edited mix that pairs the best parts of their own videos with high-quality music.
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closed 10/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Corsair, acquired EpocCam

synopsis: Corsair, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, has acquired EpocCam, one of the leading video apps in the Apple App Store with over 5 million downloads, allowing users to easily turn their iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad, into a wireless high definition webcam for Windows and macOS.
buyer: Corsair (CRSR:$1,702.37)
CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. They develop products from PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting. "
target: EpocCam
EpocCam is one of the leading video apps in the Apple App Store with over 5 million downloads, allowing users to easily turn their iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad, into a wireless high definition webcam for Windows and macOS.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

PicsArt, acquired D'efekt

synopsis: PicsArt, the world’s largest visual creative platform, has acquired advanced video effects company D'efekt. Based in Armenia, D'efekt, a female-led startup, has been featured as an Apple “App of the Day” various times and offers motion-based video effects, including light illusions, music responsiveness, and fractal motion-activation.
buyer: PicsArt
PicsArt is the world’s #1 creative platform and social editing app that’s leading the visual storytelling revolution. Every month, the PicsArt community creates, remixes and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. "
target: D'efekt
D’efekt is an Armenian mobile startup with an app that offers motion-based video effects, including light illusions, music responsiveness, and fractal motion-activation. Users can apply motion effects to a single person, multiple people, or objects, as well as make edits to their video’s background.
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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:$5,077.48)
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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announced 4/15/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vimeo, LLC., will acquire Magisto

synopsis: Vimeo, an ad-free open video platform, will acquire Magisto, a video creation service with over 100 million users. Magisto is a one-of-a-kind, AI powered, video creation and marketing platform for entrepreneurs, marketers and business owners. Their SaaS platform provides smart AI assistance for video editing, publishing & marketing.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC. (VMEO:$369.34)
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: Magisto
Magisto is a one-of-a-kind, AI powered, video creation and marketing platform for entrepreneurs, marketers and business owners. Their SaaS platform provides smart AI assistance for video editing, publishing & marketing. Magisto makes it easy to drive business growth with attention-grabbing videos.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

TikTok, acquired GeoGif

synopsis: TikTok, a leading app for short-form mobile videos, has acquired GeoGif, a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: TikTok
TikTok is a leading app for short-form mobile videos. TikTok makes it easy for people to discover and make their own awesome videos by capturing funny and memorable moments to share with the world. Users can also add special effects filters, fun stickers, music, and more. "
target: GeoGif
GeoGif is a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
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closed 3/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

YY Inc., acquired Bigo Technology Pte LTD

synopsis: YY Inc., a leading live streaming social media platform in China, announced its recent acquisition of Bigo Inc. Bigo is a leading mobile internet company in Singapore that provides video and vocal technology service all over the world.
buyer: YY Inc. (YY:$4,610.47)
YY Inc. is a leading live streaming social media platform in China. YY enables users to interact with each other in real-time through online live media and offers users a uniquely engaging and immersive entertainment experience. "
target: Bigo Technology Pte LTD
BIGO is a leading mobile internet company in Singapore, dedicated to improving the way people live and communicate. They provide video and vocal technology service all over the world. The BIGO product line includes live-broadcasting, vocal social media, and a short video platform.
price ($mm)
$1,453*
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Clip App

synopsis: ShareChat, a leading content discovery app in India that allows users to create, discover, and share videos and images with each other, has acquired Clip, India’s best video app. Clip allows users to easily create, watch and download funny Indian videos.
buyer: ShareChat
Founded in 2015, ShareChat is a leading content discovery app in India. ShareChat allows users to create, discover, and share videos and images with each other. Users can browse trending topics such as astrology, fashion, wishes, and more. ShareChat is available in 14 Indian languages. "
target: Clip App
Clip is India’s best video app to easily create, watch and download funny Indian videos. Users can use the app in their local language and join the only Indian video community and express themselves by sharing short video clips.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

TTC Protocol, acquired ALIVE, Inc.

synopsis: TTC Protocol, a blockchain based token incentivized social networking protocol in China, has acquired ALIVE, a global video editing and sharing mobile app. ALIVE allows users to create up to 30 seconds of video and share it across any social platform. The app provides editing tools such as video filters, text effects, and music effects.
buyer: TTC Protocol
TTC Protocol is a blockchain based token incentivized social networking protocol in China. Their first dApp, tataUFO, is a social networking service for college and university students that are in first and second tier cities in China. "
target: ALIVE, Inc.
ALIVE is a global video editing and sharing mobile app. ALIVE allows users to create up to 30 seconds of video and share it across any social platform. The app provides editing tools such as video filters, object effects, text effects, and music effects.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Niantic, Inc., acquired Evertoon, Inc.

synopsis: Niantic, the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress, has acquired the team from the startup Evertoon to help it further build out its mobile products. Evertoon’s app was designed to help users make short, personalized films that could be shared out to social networks like YouTube and Twitter.
buyer: Niantic, Inc.
Niantic is the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress. Niantic is building an AR + Real World game platform that is defining state of the art with an innovative server architecture that enables massive scale supporting a global shared state rich interactions. "
target: Evertoon, Inc.
Evertoon enables users to create compelling movies in a few minutes, unlocking the stories trapped in people’s minds. Evertoon’s app was designed to help users make short, personalized films that could be shared out to social networks like YouTube and Twitter.
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announced 2/29/2016 via PR Newswire

GoPro, will acquire Replay

synopsis: GoPro announced an agreement to acquire leading mobile video editing app, Replay. Replay, developed by Stupeflix in Paris, France, is an award-winning app that allows users to quickly select video clips and photos and automatically combines them into a single video complete with transition effects, graphics, and synchronized music.
buyer: GoPro (GPRO:$1,619.97)
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests whatever they may be. "
target parent: Stupeflix
target: Replay
Replay, developed by Stupeflix in Paris, France, is an award-winning app that allows users to quickly select video clips and photos and automatically combines them into a single video complete with transition effects, graphics, and synchronized music.
price ($mm)
$105
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announced 2/29/2016 via PR Newswire

GoPro, will acquire Splice App

synopsis: GoPro announced an agreement to acquire leading mobile video editing app Splice. Splice, developed by Vemory in Austin, Texas, is an award-winning mobile editor that allows users to manually create customized edits with advanced features normally found on desktop editing applications, but with the speed and efficiency of a mobile app interface.
buyer: GoPro (GPRO:$1,619.97)
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport has become a widely adopted solution for people to capture themselves engaged in their interests whatever they may be. "
target parent: Vemory
target: Splice App
Splice is one of the most popular video editors in the world with millions of users. From the casual movie maker, to the professional video and photo editor, Splice is committed to being the both the easiest and most powerful video editing tool in the App Store.
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closed 11/12/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Google Inc., acquired Fly Labs

synopsis: Leading global start up accelerator Dreamit announced Dreamit alumni Fly Labs was acquired by Google and will become part of the Google Photos team. Fly Labs is a New York City-based start up that created popular video editing apps Clips, Fly, Tempo, and Crop on the Fly, all aimed at helping people make the most of their photos and video.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
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: DreamIt Ventures
target: Fly Labs
Fly Labs creates the popular video editing apps Clips, Fly, Tempo, and Crop on the Fly, all aimed at helping people make the most of their photos and video. Fly Labs apps have been downloaded more than 3 million times in over 150 different countries, creating more than 20 million videos.
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closed 7/11/2016 via BusinessWire

LifeLogger Technologies Corp, acquired Pixorial Inc.

synopsis: LifeLogger Technologies Corp announced it had completed the acquisition of key assets of Pixorial, Inc. Pixorial is a personal photo and video sharing platform that includes functionality to organize and discover all the media from a person’s life.
buyer: LifeLogger Technologies Corp (OTCPK:LOGG:$0.00)
LifeLogger Technologies Corp. has developed a Web APP software solution providing users the ability to capture, store and live stream your memories. They are device agnostic, allowing you to use your iOS, Android solution or other wearable camera and/or sensors solutions. "
target: Pixorial Inc.
Pixorial is a personal photo and video sharing platform that includes functionality to organize and discover all the media from a person’s life so they can enjoy it how they want. Pixorial is capable of delivering a universal service for collecting all the photos and videos from life experiences.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tinder, Inc., acquired Wheel

synopsis: Dating app Tinder has acquired L.A.-based startup Wheel, which had developed a social network for sharing video stories. Wheel was originally founded in 2015 to offer a way for people to make mobile videos that were easy, fun and watchable, as well as to collaborate on videos with family and friends.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Tinder, Inc.
Tinder is one of the fastest growing social startups and mobile apps. Tinder was launched to address the social and physical barriers of forming new friendships and relationships. Using social data, Tinder anonymously finds people nearby that like each other and connects them if they are interested."
target: Wheel
Wheel is a mobile app that lets users create and share video stories with their friends. Wheel was founded in 2015 to offer people a way to make mobile videos that were easy, fun and watchable.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tinder, Inc., acquired Wheel

synopsis: Dating app Tinder has acquired L.A.-based startup Wheel, which had developed a social network for sharing video stories. Wheel was originally founded in 2015 to offer a way for people to make mobile videos that were easy, fun and watchable, as well as to collaborate on videos with family and friends.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Tinder, Inc.
Tinder is one of the fastest growing social startups and mobile apps. Tinder was launched to address the social and physical barriers of forming new friendships and relationships. Using social data, Tinder anonymously finds people nearby that like each other and connects them if they are interested."
target: Wheel
Wheel is a mobile app that lets users create and share video stories with their friends. Wheel was founded in 2015 to offer people a way to make mobile videos that were easy, fun and watchable.
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closed 3/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Tinder, Inc., acquired Humin

synopsis: Tinder, the world's most popular app for meeting new people, announced its acquisition of Humin, the contextual relationship and contact management platform. Humin's products include Humin Contacts, the app that allows users to hold their contacts in one app, and Knock Knock, an easy way to connect, chat and swap contact information.
buyer: Tinder, Inc.
Tinder is the world's leading social app for meeting new people. With its global reach, people in all 196 countries around the world are swiping right to connect with others, making it a top 10 lifestyle app in more than 110 countries. "
target: Humin
Humin's mission is to make technology feel more human. Designed to think about people the way people naturally do, Humin remembers and stores relationships by context, such as when, where or how users met someone, so users can search for them accordingly.
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tinder, Inc., acquired Tappy

synopsis: Matchmaking mobile app Tinder has purchased Namesake, the makers of Snapchat photo messaging rival Tappy. The app lets users send messages and pictures that disappear after 24 hours.
buyer: Tinder, Inc.
Tinder is a mobile dating applications where users can connect with new and interesting people around them. The company was founded in 2012. "
target: Tappy
Based in Santa Monica, CA, Namesake, Inc. owns and operates Tappy, a mobile application where users can chat with photos and text that disappear within 24 hours. The company was founded in 2012.
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closed 1/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Crowd Mobile, acquired Kiss Hugs

synopsis: Crowd Mobile has acquired Kiss Hugs, a meetup app that connects users to people around their city and neighbourhood. If the user wants to be romantically involed with another, they can send them a kiss. If they just want to be friends, they can send them a hug.
buyer: Crowd Mobile (ASX:CM8:$9.36)
Crowd Mobile is the world's leading mobile entertainment group, specialising in mobile application development, premium SMS, international micro jobbers and mobile innovation. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Richmond, Australia. "
target: Kiss Hugs
Kiss Hugs is an application that connects users to people around their city and neighborhood. If they want to be romantically involved, they can send them a Kiss. If they would like to seek a friendship, they can send a Hug.
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closed 10/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

migme, acquired LoveByte Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Social entertainment platform migme Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of LoveByte Pte Ltd, a mobile applications business that focuses on couples. Their core products are the ‘LoveByte’ mobile application and ‘MiniMe’ avatar creation mobile app.
buyer: migme (ASX:MIG:$16.11)
migme Limited is a leader in delivering social entertainment services, with a focus on emerging markets. The company’s flagship product is migme which provides chat, content and blogging services. "
target: LoveByte Pte. Ltd.
LoveByte is a mobile app providing loving couples a private space for two to communicate, share things and remember precious moments. It is available for iOS and Android.
price ($mm)
$0.21
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closed 10/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Lunch Actually Pte Ltd, acquired Love Out Loud Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Love Out Loud Asia, a Singapore-based mobile dating app, has been acquired by matchmaking giant in region, Lunch Actually. Affectionately named LOLA, Love Out Loud Asia has an innovative system that matches couples by date ideas, using an activity-based approach to find similarities in potential lovers.
buyer: Lunch Actually Pte Ltd
Lunch Actually is Asia’s first lunch dating specialist who arranges fun and quality dates for busy, pro-active single professionals in a discreet, fun and no pressure environment. It provides a safe, convenient and non-intimidating avenue for busy professionals to meet like-minded people. "
target: Love Out Loud Pte. Ltd.
Love Out Loud Asia is a Singapore-based mobile dating app. Love Out Loud Asia has an innovative system that matches couples by date ideas, using an activity-based approach to find similarities in potential lovers.
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closed 8/4/2014 via PR Newswire

FlikMedia, Inc., acquired Flikdate, Inc.

synopsis: FlikMedia, Inc. (formerly, Crossbox, Inc.) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Flikdate, Inc. Flikdate™ has developed a patented software application for iOS and Android mobile devices to enable men and women to engage in live video social "dating" interaction on their smartphones.
buyer: FlikMedia, Inc.
FlikMedia is a mobile digital media company focused on designing, developing and bringing to market proprietary and patented video applications for use on mobile platforms. FlikMedia intends to commercialize its video technology in several vertical industries, including job search, and gaming. "
target: Flikdate, Inc.
Flikdate™ is the world's first video speed dating platform. They developed a patented software application for iOS and Android mobile devices to enable men and women to engage in live video social "dating" interaction on their smartphones.
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closed 11/27/2013 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Meexo

synopsis: Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, is announcing that it has acquired Meexo, an online dating app that produces an innovative mobile experience for meeting new people.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: Meexo
Meexo is an online dating app that produces an innovative mobile experience for meeting new people. All the action takes place on the smartphone and the experience has been redesigned with the new possibilites.
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closed 12/31/2013 via PR Newswire

LikeBright Inc., acquired MatchMate

synopsis: LikeBright, Inc., a leading provider of online and mobile dating and matchmaking software and services, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of MatchMate, a Utah-based matchmaking software company.
buyer: LikeBright Inc.
LikeBright Inc. is a leading provider of online and mobile dating and matchmaking software and services. The online dating site was founded in 2011 and is based in Seattle, Washington. "
target: MatchMate
MatchMate.me is an online matchmaking company that was started by Tyler Richards and Matson Tanner. MatchMate is breaking new ground on a new vertical - mediating the human process of matchmaking with an easy-to-use platform that makes the matching process less awkward and more private.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Market Wire

iHookup Social, merged with Friendable

synopsis: iHookup Social, Inc., a company that develops and markets a mobile/social app is pleased to announce that it has acquired the intellectual property assets of Friendable. Friendable is all about dating, finding new friends, meeting up and expanding existing social cliques.
buyer: iHookup Social (OTCPK:HKUP:$0.17)
iHookup Social is a mobile -- social app positioned at the intersection of location based connections, love and adventure, stimulating hyper -- local opportunities for their user community as well as the venues and merchants competing for their business. "
target: Friendable
Friendable is all about dating, finding new friends, meeting up and expanding existing social cliques. It's the hottest new proximity based mobile social platform that facilitates real connections, between real people…in real time!
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closed 2/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Badoo, acquired Lulu

synopsis: Lulu, the mobile app that lets women anonymously review and rate men (something the startup calls ‘dating intelligence’), has been acquired by London-based dating platform Badoo.
buyer: Badoo
Badoo is a dating service, and the company also owns dating apps Hot or Not and Blendr. London-based Badoo, which was founded in 2006, has 300 million users in 190 countries around the world, and 60 million monthly active users. "
target: Lulu
Lulu is an innovative and fast growing social app dedicated to women, relationships and dating intelligence. Lulu is poised to become the ultimate female network by providing users with new ways to see their relationships, consumer behaviors, and indeed everything they care about.
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closed 2/7/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Bumble Inc., acquired Fruitz

synopsis: Bumble Inc., the parent company that operates Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s largest dating and connection apps with millions of users globally, has announced the acquisition of Fruitz, one of the fastest growing dating apps in Europe. The dating app is particularly popular with Gen Z, a growing segment of online dating consumers.
buyer: Bumble Inc. (BMBL:$723.04)
Bumble is the parent company that operates Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s largest dating and connection apps with millions of users globally. The Bumble app was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. "
target: Fruitz
Fruitz was founded in Paris in 2017 and has become one of the fastest growing dating apps in Europe. The French app encourages open and honest communication of dating intentions through four playful fruit metaphors - cherries, grapes, watermelons, and peaches.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Zofari, Inc.

synopsis: Zofari has announced that they have joined Yahoo. Zofari is an app that enables users to create ‘place stations’ based on their favorite restaurants, cafes, and neighborhoods. They use their brand new recommendation engine to match on familiar ideas like 'bohemian vibe', 'great for a first date' and 'swanky.'
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Zofari, Inc.
Zofari is an app that enables users to create ‘place stations’ based on their favorite restaurants, cafes, and neighborhoods. They use their brand new recommendation engine to match on familiar ideas like 'bohemian vibe', 'great for a first date' and 'swanky.'
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Google Inc., acquired BitSpin

synopsis: The Mountain View, Calif.-based search giant, Google, has quietly acquired Bitspin, the Zurich-based maker of the Timely clock app. The app, which is available on Google’s Play store, provides an array of stylish chronological functions—including an alarm clock, stopwatch and timer—for mobile devices running the Android operating system.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: BitSpin
BitSpin is a small team of developers in Switzerland that developed the Timely Alarm Clock. Timely offers a simplified way for people to use their alarm clocks. It also offers synchronisation across multiple devices, and high quality sounds composed by aspiring artist, Sunyo.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/3/2013 via Market Wire

OpenCoin, acquired Simple Honey Inc.

synopsis: Simple Honey Inc. announced its acquisition by OpenCoin, the company building the Ripple protocol for a new virtual currency and distributed open source payment network. The Simplehoney team has successfully launched targeted vertical applications for the travel and shopping categories.
buyer: OpenCoin
OpenCoin Inc. is committed to a simple, global and open currency system. Their team works to continually improve the Ripple network’s open source code-base, developer API and consumer and merchant services. The Ripple network is an open source, peer-to-peer payment network. "
target: Simple Honey Inc.
Simplehoney was founded by Joyce Kim and Eric Nakagawa. The simplehoney team has successfully launched targeted vertical applications for the travel and shopping categories.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Stamped

synopsis: Yahoo has bought Stamped, the New York City based startup that lets people record and share their favorite restaurants, books, movies, and music. All of Stamped’s nine employees are joining the company, and are tasked with building a “major mobile development center” based in New York City.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Stamped
Stamped is the New York City based startup that lets people record and share their favorite restaurants, books, movies, and music on their smartphone.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/24/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

My.Games, acquired Swag Masha

synopsis: My.Games, a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world, has acquired Swag Masha, a Belarus-based game studio that develops visual novels for mobile devices. Swag Masha's first game, Love Sick: Interactive Stories, is a romantic visual novel aimed at a female audience.
buyer parent: Mail.Ru LLC
buyer: My.Games
My.Games is a Moscow-based video game company that creates and publishes games all over the world. My.Games offers an extensive library of games and software that has reached over 500 million players worldwide. They create titles for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. "
target: Swag Masha
Swag Masha is a Belarus-based game studio that develops visual novels for mobile devices. Swag Masha focuses on developing story-driven games. Their first game, Love Sick: Interactive Stories, is a romantic visual novel aimed at a female audience.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Com2uS Corporation, acquired Day7 Inc.

synopsis: Com2us, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games in South Korea, has acquired a 51.9% stake in Day7, a South Korean video game developer that specializes in story-based games. Day7 has developed 30 visual novel titles for mobile devices. Their games are primarily aimed at a female audience and features dating sim elements.
buyer parent: GAMEVIL
buyer: Com2uS Corporation (078340:$443.72)
Com2us is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games in South Korea. The company develops fun and high-quality mobile games on multiple platforms. Their games include Golf Star, Innings Pro Baseball, Homerun Battle, Soul Seeker, Wonder Tactics, Chain Strike, Slice It!, and more. "
target: Day7 Inc.
Day7 is a South Korean video game developer that specializes in story-based games. Day7 has developed 30 visual novel titles for mobile devices. Their games are primarily aimed at a female audience and features dating sim elements.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/28/2017 via Reuters

Aeria Inc., will acquire Arithmetic Inc.

synopsis: Aeria Inc., a provider of online game services, announced that it will acquire Arithmetic Inc. Arithmetic Inc. creates dating simulation mobile games for women which are enjoyed by 6 million users worldwide. Their My 2D Boyfriends series of games include Oriental Bride of the Emperor, The Cinderella Contract, and Once Upon a Fairy Love Tale.
buyer: Aeria Inc. (JASDAQ:3758:$186.90)
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations. "
target: Arithmetic Inc.
Arithmetic Inc. creates dating simulation mobile games for women which are enjoyed by 6 million users worldwide. Their My 2D Boyfriends series of games include Oriental Bride of the Emperor, The Cinderella Contract, and Once Upon a Fairy Love Tale.
price ($mm)
$8.28
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nightingale Health Plc, acquired Yolife

synopsis: Nightingale Health Plc, a Finnish health technology company, has acquired Yolife GmbH, a health improvement app in Germany. Yolife aims to help people live longer and avoid age-related diseases. The app provides users with daily health challenges based on their lifestyle and rewards them with coins that can be used to redeem various rewards.
buyer: Nightingale Health Plc (HLSE:HEALTH:$2.65)
Nightingale Health is a Finnish health technology company. Nightingale's mission is to bring disease prevention and a healthier life within everyone's reach. They offer a mobile blood testing platform that allows users to easily understand their current health and improve their wellbeing. "
target: Yolife
Yolife is a health improvement app in Germany. Yolife aims to help people live longer and avoid age-related diseases. The app provides users with daily health challenges based on their lifestyle and rewards them with coins that can be used to redeem various rewards.
price ($mm)
$88
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Zalando SE, acquired meepl

synopsis: Zalando SE, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, has acquired meepl, a Swiss software company focused on leveraging human body data to fuel a range of applications tailored to the apparel industry and its consumers. meepl's smartphone-based body scanning app offers an interactive 3D shopping experience to customers.
buyer: Zalando SE (XTRA:ZAL:$10,787.66)
Zalando is Europe's leading online fashion platform. Zalando offers a broad assortment of fashion for men, women and children. They carry over 2.500 brands and over 150.000 product choices for over 34 million customers in 17 countries. "
target: meepl
meepl is a Swiss software company focused on leveraging human body data to fuel a range of applications tailored to the apparel industry and its consumers. meepl provides a smartphone-based body scanning app that offers an interactive and personalized 3D shopping experience to customers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sensor Tower Inc., acquired StayFree Apps

synopsis: Sensor Tower has acquired StayFree, a convenient, user-friendly phone usage reminder app. StayFree allow users to show how much time they spend on their smartphone and helps focus by restricting the usage of apps. The developers of StayFree will be joining the Sensor Tower product and engineering team.
buyer: Sensor Tower Inc.
Sensor Tower is the leading solution for mobile marketers, app developers, and industry analysts who demand competitive insights into the mobile economy. They serve independent and Fortune 500 customers alike, spanning the mobile games, travel, music, finance, ecommerce, and entertainment markets. "
target: StayFree Apps
StayFree - Screen Time Tracker & Limit App Usage is a Self Control, Productivity and Phone Addiction Controller app that allow users to show how much time they spend on their smartphone and helps focus by restricting the usage of apps.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sensor Tower Inc., acquired ActionDash

synopsis: ActionDash, a mobile app for digital wellbeing, has been acquired by Sensor Tower. ActionDash takes the Digital Wellbeing app as a starting point, makes it available to all Android users, then offers a deeper experience with enhanced insights and powerful customizations.
buyer: Sensor Tower Inc.
Sensor Tower is the leading solution for mobile marketers, app developers, and industry analysts who demand competitive insights into the mobile economy. They serve independent and Fortune 500 customers alike, spanning the mobile games, travel, music, finance, ecommerce, and entertainment markets. "
target: ActionDash
ActionDash takes the Digital Wellbeing app as a starting point, makes it available to all Android users, then offers a deeper experience with enhanced insights and powerful customizations. ActionDash even allows users to set app usage limits and enter "focus mode".
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Audience, Inc.
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LifeApps Brands Inc.
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OliveX Holdings Limited
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DeNA Global, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$205.30
EBIT ($mm)
$103.13
Net Income ($mm)
$73.77
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2475
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Local.com Corporation
Local.com Corporation
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Hottolink, Inc.
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$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
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$0.57
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