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closed 8/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired fayteq AG

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a German company called Fayteq that builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision. Some aspects of this platform include recognizing real-world objects captured by a smartphone camera and applying digital effects specific to those objects.
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: fayteq AG
Fayteq builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision. Some aspects of this platform include recognizing real-world objects captured by a smartphone camera and applying digital effects specific to those objects.
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closed 6/10/2021 via BusinessWire

Punchbowl Software, Inc., acquired VidHug, Inc.

synopsis: Punchbowl, an online platform for invitations and greeting cards, has acquired VidHug, Inc., an online platform that allows anyone to create group videos. VidHug helps people celebrate joyful moments with friends and family. Their easy-to-use video platform enables users to request, collect, and combine videos to create a personalized montage.
buyer: Punchbowl Software, Inc.
Punchbowl is an online platform for invitations and greeting cards. Punchbowl allows users to easily create and send invitations and greeting cards for various occasions, including birthdays, baby showers, graduations, holidays, and more. "
target: VidHug, Inc.
VidHug is an online platform that allows anyone to create group videos. VidHug helps people celebrate joyful moments with friends, family, and coworkers. Their easy-to-use video platform enables users to request, collect, and combine videos to create a personalized and meaningful montage.
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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 11/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bublar Group AB, acquired Plotagon AB

synopsis: Bublar Group acquires 100% of the shares in Plotagon Production AB. Plotagon AB is an innovative Swedish startup founded in 2011 whose one-of-a-kind application allows users to create animated movies just by typing.
buyer: Bublar Group AB (NGM:BUBL:$13.93)
Founded in 2015, Bublar Group is the Nordic leading XR (extended reality) technology company specialized in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Bublar Group provides XR solutions in E-commerce, Training Excellence, Entertainment & Manufacturing. "
target: Plotagon AB
Plotagon AB is an innovative Swedish startup founded in 2011 whose one-of-a-kind application allows users to create animated movies just by typing. The Plotagon team consists of programmers, artists, animators, designers, marketers, and storytellers.
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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 7/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Synaptics, acquired DisplayLink

synopsis: Synaptics has acquired DisplayLink Corp., a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
buyer: Synaptics (SYNA:$1,351.40)
Synaptics is the pioneer and leader of human interface solutions, bringing innovative and intuitive user experiences to intelligent devices. Synaptics has a broad portfolio of touch, display, biometrics, voice, audio, and multimedia products. "
target: DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. is a leader in high-performance video compression technology. DisplayLink’s high performance software compression technology enables universal docking and casting of high bandwidth video from any device to any display using any transport medium such as USB, Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
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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:$3,716.35)
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.
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.
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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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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 11/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Gfycat, acquired GIF Brewery

synopsis: Gfycat announced the acquisition of Mac desktop application GIF Brewery. GIF Brewery lets users create, edit and share GIFs from their Mac, has seen over 110,000 downloads to date.
buyer: Gfycat
GfyCat, Inc. develops and operates a Web-based platform for video sharing. Gfycat is an up-and-coming GIF creation and sharing service, which today counts 75 million monthly actives on and off platform, and users who view over 1.5 billion GIFs monthly. "
target: GIF Brewery
GIF Brewery lets users create, edit and share GIFs from their Mac, has seen over 110,000 downloads to date, and is ranked at the number 5 paid Photo & Video app in the U.S. Mac App Store.
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closed 9/29/2016 via PR Newswire

VLinksMedia, acquired Screencastify

synopsis: LearnCore ("VLinksMedia") announced its majority stake acquisition in the most globally-installed screen recording Chrome extension, Screencastify. This acquisition pairs a simple content creation technology with a powerful training and coaching platform in LearnCore. Screencastify is used to create high impact training and educational videos.
buyer: VLinksMedia
LearnCore, or VLinksMedia, is a leading training and coaching platform for sales and customer success teams. Companies use LearnCore to ensure their teams are certified and up to speed as the company, products and messaging change. "
target: Screencastify
Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. Just press record and the content of a tab, webcam or desktop is recorded. Easily create screencasts for video tutorials, record presentations etc.
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closed 8/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired fayteq AG

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a German company called Fayteq that builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision. Some aspects of this platform include recognizing real-world objects captured by a smartphone camera and applying digital effects specific to those objects.
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: fayteq AG
Fayteq builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision. Some aspects of this platform include recognizing real-world objects captured by a smartphone camera and applying digital effects specific to those objects.
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closed 6/4/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Facebook, acquired Unit 2 Games

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Unit 2 Games, an award-winning 40 person independent games studio based in Leamington Spa, UK. They are the developer behind free-to-play game creation and sharing tool Crayta. They plan to integrate Crayta’s creation toolset into Facebook Gaming’s cloud platform.
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: Unit 2 Games
Unit 2 Games is an award-winning 40 person independent games studio based in Leamington Spa, UK. They are the developer behind free-to-play game creation and sharing tool Crayta.
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closed 4/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Oculus VR, acquired Downpour Interactive

synopsis: Facebook’s Oculus division has snatched up yet another popular virtual reality game developer. The company announced it has acquired Downpour Interactive, the studio behind the hit multiplayer military simulator Onward.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Downpour Interactive
Downpour Interactive was founded in North Carolina in 2015 by Dante Buckley with the goal of building an innovative first person shooter game for virtual reality platforms and the long term goal to build games that will make you think, feel, and learn new perspectives.
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announced 12/1/2020 via Company Press Release

Facebook, will acquire Kustomer

synopsis: Facebook will acquire Kustomer, a top-rated CRM that enables businesses to effectively manage all customer interactions across channels. Facebook plans to support Kustomer’s operations by providing the resources it needs to scale its business, improve and innovate its product offering, and delight its customers.
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: Kustomer
Kustomer is the world's top-rated customer experience CRM. With an advanced, AI-powered, omnichannel customer experience platform, Kustomer delivers a unified single view of the customer, automates manual tasks, and scales to deliver efficient and effortless experiences for businesses and consumers.
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closed 6/22/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Oculus VR, acquired Ready At Dawn

synopsis: Oculus, a developer of virtual reality products, has acquired Ready At Dawn, a game development studio that aims to make fun games a lot of people want to play. Ready At Dawn creates games for both AAA console and virtual reality audiences. The studio has worked on games such as Daxter, The Order: 1886, Lone Echo, and more.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Ready At Dawn
Ready At Dawn is a game development studio that aims to make fun games a lot of people want to play. Ready At Dawn creates games for both AAA console and virtual reality audiences. The studio has worked on games such as Daxter, God of War: Chains of Olympus, The Order: 1886, Lone Echo, and more.
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closed 6/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Mapillary

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Swedish mapping start-up Mapillary as part of an effort to take on Apple and Google at mapping the world at ground level. Founded in Malmo in 2013, Mapillary has built a street-level imagery platform that uses photos which have been uploaded by members of the public.
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: Mapillary
Mapillary is the street-level imagery platform that scales and automates mapping using collaboration, cameras, and computer vision. They make images and map data available to visualize the world and help develop cities, maps, and automotive.
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announced 5/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, will acquire Giphy, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook, a social media and technology company, will acquire Giphy, an American online database and search engine that allows users to search for and share short looping videos with no sound, that resemble animated GIF files.
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: Giphy, Inc.
Giphy, styled as GIPHY, is an American online database and search engine that allows users to search for and share short looping videos with no sound, that resemble animated GIF files.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Oculus VR, acquired Sanzaru Games

synopsis: Facebook has acquired Sanzaru Games through Oculus, a VR company. Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Sanzaru Games
Sanzaru Games, Inc. is an American video game development company founded in Foster City in 2007. Alongside its VR catalog, it has worked on games including Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, and Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice.
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closed 2/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Scape Technologies

synopsis: Scape Technologies, a computer vision startup, located in Shoreditch, London, has been acquired by Facebook. Scape is building a cloud-based ‘visual engine’ that allows camera devices to understand their environment, using computer vision.
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: Scape Technologies
Scape Technologies is a computer vision startup, located in Shoreditch, London. The company is building a cloud-based ‘visual engine’ that allows camera devices to understand their environment, using computer vision.
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closed 12/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired PlayGiga

synopsis: Facebook is pushing further into the video gaming market with the acquisition of PlayGiga, a Madrid-based company that specializes in cloud gaming. PlayGiga enables users to play premium videogames on PC / Mac or TV through an affordable monthly subscription. PG makes premium videogames accessible to everyone.
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: PlayGiga
PlayGiga (PG) enables users to play premium videogames on PC / Mac or TV through an affordable monthly subscription. PG makes premium videogames accessible to everyone. They are based in Madrid, Spain.
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closed 12/19/2019 via Bloomberg

Facebook, acquired Packagd

synopsis: Social network giant Facebook Inc. has acquired Packagd, a video-shopping startup that offers new mobile shopping experiences. Packagd's platform enables users to make purchases while watching live video broadcasts. Packagd allows people to discover great products through curated shows and get real-time feedback from a live host.
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: Packagd
Packagd is a video-shopping startup that offers new mobile shopping experiences. Packagd's platform enables users to make purchases while watching live video broadcasts. Packagd allows people to discover great products through curated shows and get real-time feedback from a live host.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Adobe Systems Incorporated, purchased Oculus Medium from Oculus VR

synopsis: Social media giant Facebook is selling Oculus Medium, its virtual reality sculpting tool, to Adobe. Oculus Medium is an immersive 3D sculpting tool used in filmmaking and video games. Facebook bought the tech and VR firm for $2 billion in 2014 and launched Medium two years later.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$12,436.30)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
seller parent: Facebook
seller: Oculus VR
Oculus Medium is an immersive 3D sculpting tool used in filmmaking and video games. With Medium, users can draw, paint, simulate action and create 3D models in a VR environment.
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closed 11/26/2019 via MSNBC

Oculus VR, acquired Beat Games

synopsis: Oculus VR, a Facebook subsidiary which is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform, acquired Beat Games, a Prague-based developer of Beat Saber, a unique VR rhythm game, where the goal is to slash small cubes as they are coming at you.
buyer parent: Facebook
buyer: Oculus VR
Oculus VR, Inc. is building a next-generation consumer virtual reality platform. The company's first product, the Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset that allows one to step inside a digital environment and feel as though they are truly there. "
target: Beat Games
Headquartered in Prague, Beat Games is a developer of Beat Saber. Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game, where the goal is to slash small cubes as they are coming at you. Their goal is to make players almost dance, while cutting all the cubes and avoiding obstacles.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Servicefriend

synopsis: Social media giant Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, an Israeli AI bot startup. Servicefriend builds bots that chat and interact with clients via messaging or text apps. Their Hyrbid-Bot architecture allows enterprises to increase their customer satisfaction, boost call center operation and increase conversion rates.
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: Servicefriend
Servicefriend is an Israeli AI bot startup. Servicefriend builds bots that chat and interact with clients via messaging or text apps. Their Hyrbid-Bot architecture allows enterprises to increase their customer satisfaction, boost call center operation and increase conversion rates.
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closed 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired GrokStyle Inc.

synopsis: Facebook said it acquired visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup GrokStyle in a move to bolster the social-media company’s own AI work. GrokStyle’s technology, which was integrated into Ikea’s mobile app, was simple in practice. A user takes a picture of a piece of furniture and the technology would match it to similar products.
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: GrokStyle Inc.
GrokStyle is a visual shopping and artificial intelligence startup. GrokStyle’s technology, which was integrated into Ikea’s mobile app, was simple in practice. A user takes a picture of a piece of furniture and the technology would match it to similar products that could be purchased online.
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closed 8/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Vidpresso

synopsis: Facebook has hired the team behind Vidpresso, a startup focused on helping broadcasters with streaming videos to Facebook Live and other social platforms. The social media giant also acquired certain assets related to Vidpresso’s technology.
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: Vidpresso
Vidpresso, Inc. provides a solution for broadcasters, event producers, and podcasters to use social media in their live productions. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Ogden, Utah.
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announced 7/26/2018 via Reuters

Facebook, will acquire Redkix

synopsis: Israel’s Redkix, whose product combines email and team messaging, said it has agreed to be acquired by Facebook, where it will join the Workplace team to help companies collaborate. Redkix was born to make great collaboration happen and aims to be the mission control for clients' work communication.
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: Redkix
Redkix is a team messaging platform powered by email. It was born to make great collaboration happen and aims to be the mission control for clients' work communication. Founded by CEO Oudi Antebi and CTO Roy Antebi in 2014, the company has offices in San Mateo, California and Tel Aviv, Israel.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Bloomsbury AI Limited

synopsis: Facebook announced that it’s acquired London-based artificial intelligence firm Bloomsbury AI, which specializes in natural language processing. London-based Bloomsbury AI has built an AI called Cape that reads text documents and answers questions about their contents.
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: Bloomsbury AI Limited
London-based Bloomsbury AI has built an AI that reads text documents and answers questions about their contents (called Cape). Cape can be used on documents or websites, so that users can get immediate answers to their questions.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Confirm.io

synopsis: Social media giant Facebook Inc. said it has acquired Confirm.io, a startup specializing in authenticating government-issued identity documents. Confirm.io has developed advanced forensic software that can pull information from an ID card and combine it with facial recognition and other biometrics to confirm a person’s identity.
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: Confirm.io
Confirm.io is a startup specializing in authenticating government-issued identity documents. The company has developed advanced forensic software that can pull information from an ID card and combine it with facial recognition and other biometrics to confirm a person’s identity.
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closed 10/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired tbh

synopsis: Facebook has anounced they have acquired tbh, an app for teens to give positive feedback to their friends. With over 2.5 million users, tbh is one of the fastest growing social networks of all time. They are based in Oakland, CA.
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: tbh
tbh is an app for teens to give positive feedback to their friends. With over 2.5 million users, tbh is one of the fastest growing social networks of all time. They are based in Oakland, California.
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closed 8/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired fayteq AG

synopsis: Facebook has acquired a German company called Fayteq that builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision. Some aspects of this platform include recognizing real-world objects captured by a smartphone camera and applying digital effects specific to those objects.
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: fayteq AG
Fayteq builds software add-ons for video editing that can remove and add whole objects from captured video using computer vision. Some aspects of this platform include recognizing real-world objects captured by a smartphone camera and applying digital effects specific to those objects.
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closed 3/30/2020 via PR Newswire

AlleyCorp, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: NEW YORK, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Meetup, one of the world's first social media platforms and the only one dedicated to groups that meet in-person or online during times of crisis, today announced that the company has been acquired. The consortium of investors is led by Kevin Ryan's AlleyCorp and includes mission-driven private funds and acc
buyer: AlleyCorp
AlleyCorp is a firm dedicated to founding and funding companies in New York City. The firm has helped build some of New York’s most successful technology companies, including DoubleClick, Gilt Groupe, and Business Insider. AlleyCorp invests in early-stage companies across consumer and enterprise. "
target parent: WeWork
target: Meetup Inc.
Meetup is the leading social media platform dedicated to connecting people in person or online during times of crisis. From professional networking to coding workshops, people use Meetup to meet new people in real life who share those same passions or professional aspirations.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

IOV Labs, acquired Taringa!

synopsis: IOV Labs, the company behind the Bitcoin-powered Rootstock (RSK) network, has acquired Latin American social network site Taringa. Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company and the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
buyer: IOV Labs
IOVlabs builds low-cost, highly secure, easy-to-use platforms for the new global economy. Harnessing the benefits of Bitcoin with a suite of tools to create and protect growth, they're planting the seeds for global financial freedom. "
target: Taringa!
Taringa! is a Latin American Internet company with more than 10 years of experience and presence in all the Spanish speaking countries. It is the largest social network distributing Spanish content in the world. Taringa is a 30 million strong network with over 1,000 active online communities.
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closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Hilco Streambank, acquired Tsu

synopsis: Hilco Streambank, an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets, has acquired Tsu, an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
buyer: Hilco Streambank
Hilco Streambank is an advisory firm specializing in the valuation, marketing, and sale of intangible assets for businesses at all stages. Hilco Streambank identifies, preserves, and extracts value for clients through the application of experience, diligence, and creativity. "
target: Tsu
Launched in 2014, Tsu is an invite-only social media platform that rewards its community for being creative. Tsu awards content creators with a percentage of ad revenues based on their following and content engagement using a proprietary algorithm.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

American Films, Inc., acquired Paloozoo

synopsis: American Films, Inc., an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors, has completed acquisition of Paloozoo.com, a fully operating social networking platform. The unique Paloozoo technology offers the member-users the ability to filter and control their content feed, thereby blocking unwanted postings.
buyer: American Films, Inc. (OTCPK:AMFL:$0.00)
American Films, Inc. is an emergent entertainment industry company focused on opportunities for equity investors. American Films seeks to create alternative investment participation vehicles that provide necessary funding to appropriate projects while offering reasonable return on investment. "
target: Paloozoo
Paloozoo is a one-stop social media experience where members engage with the most diverse content on the planet - Reviews, Socialize (social posts), Classifieds and Lists. With their patent-pending Content Controls feature, Paloozoo members can control what content they see and share.
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closed 11/28/2017 via Company Press Release

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: WeWork announced that it has acquired Meetup Inc. MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork is a global network of workspaces. WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: Meetup Inc.
MeetUp Inc. owns and operates a social networking platform that provides local groups with various resources to organize groups and create a network. Meetup helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face.
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announced 6/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MTGx International AB, will acquire Kongregate Inc.

synopsis: MTG is acquiring 100% of U.S. games publisher and developer Kongregate Inc. from current owner GameStop Corp. San Francisco based Kongregate was founded in 2006. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: MTGx International AB
MTGx delivers next generation entertainment experiences in esports & online gaming, & innovative content through social media influencers on multiple platforms. MTGx is the digital accelerator of MTG. Their mission is to lead the transformation from a traditional media house to a digital power hub. "
target parent: GameStop.com Inc.
target: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate Inc. is a games publisher and developer. Kongregate started as a browser based web gaming platform and has since expanded into publishing for both mobile and Steam games, and now into first party game development.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC, acquired MegaHoot

synopsis: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC (“FGA”) announced that it has acquired the assets of defunct social media company Megahoot. The social media company established a networking platform that allowed users to interact both on the network and on other social media networks. This acquisition gives FGA an entry point into the social networking arena.
buyer: Falcon Global Acquisitions LLC
Falcon Global Acquisitions is a private equity firm that focuses on the acquisition of underperforming assets in need of restructuring. Falcon Global Acquisitions also provides clients with various consulting services. "
target: MegaHoot
MegaHoot is a social media network for individuals, corporations, brands, and sports and entertainment properties. MegaHoot was founded in an effort to create a global community where its members actually feel as if they are part of it and not just a user of it; they feel a sense of true community.
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announced 11/29/2016 via Market Wire

Momentous Entertainment Group, will acquire Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc., which produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms, announced that it has executed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire Poolworks Germany Ltd, one of the largest social media companies in Europe with its social networks: studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ.
buyer: Momentous Entertainment Group (OTCBB: MMEGD:$0.14)
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. is a diversified media company with a focus on technology that creates, produces and distributes quality content across various media platforms. Momentous has a combined management experience of more than 100 years in entertainment, technology and marketing. "
target parent: Vert Capital Corp.
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
price ($mm)
$10
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2016 via BusinessWire

MeetMe, Inc., acquired SKOUT

synopsis: MeetMe, Inc., a public market leader for social discovery, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Skout, Inc., a leading global mobile network for meeting new people. MeetMe expects the acquisition, to significantly increase both the size of its user base and its total revenue.
buyer: MeetMe, Inc. (MEET:$206.59)
MeetMe, Inc. is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. "
target: SKOUT
Skout is a leading global, mobile network for meeting new people. The Skout community spans more than 100 countries and is available in 23 different languages. Skout is dedicated to providing a platform that people can easily and safely connect on, and hopefully change their lives.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ströer Media, will acquire StayFriends GmbH

synopsis: German provider of out-of-home and online advertising services Ströer, agreed to acquire StayFriends, the European social networking websites and services, from United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet.
buyer: Ströer Media (DB:SAX:$1,814.79)
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: StayFriends GmbH
StayFriends is a leading website for reconnecting with former classmates in Europe. StayFriends creates a forum where visitors can rediscover all the important people from their school days, compile and share photos from their shared past and stay in touch with one another permanently.
price ($mm)
$18
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
on offer 6/10/2015 via

Renren Inc., offer to acquire Renren Inc.

synopsis: Chairman and Chief Executive Joseph Chen and Chief Operating Officer James Jian Liu proposed to acquire all outstanding shares of Renren Inc., a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, play online games, watch videos and more.
buyer: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services. "
target: Renren Inc. (RENN:$125.37)
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$990 [$577]*
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Grupa Onet.pl S.A., will acquire Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Grupa Onet.pl, part of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, has signed an agreement to accquire NK from Rubylight. Nasza Klasa (NK) is one of the biggest platforms offering games and the second largest social networking site in Poland.
buyer parent: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
buyer: Grupa Onet.pl S.A.
Grupa Onet.pl S.A. focuses on running a Polish Web portal (Onet.pl). The Company also runs its own publishing house called Pascal Sp. z o.o. (Wydawnictwo Pascal), which publishes and distributes guidebooks, maps and other tourism related material. "
target parent: Rubylight Technology Ltd.
target: Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o.
Nasza Klasa Sp. z o.o. is a social networking Website in Poland. The company’s Website enables users to find their classmates in various levels of education.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Michael Birch, acquired Bebo, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Birch, Co-Founder of Bebo, Inc., purchased the social network back. Bebo is the world's leading global social media network that combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
buyer: Michael Birch
Michael Birch is an English computer programmer and entrepreneur. Michael and his wife, Xochi, founded the online social networking website Bebo. Michael and Xochi Birch sold Bebo to AOL in March 2008 for $850 million. "
target parent: Criterion Capital Partners, LLC
target: Bebo, Inc.
Bebo is the world's leading global social media network. Building on the notion of traditional social networking websites, Bebo combines community, self-expression and entertainment to enable its users to consume, create, discover and share professional and user-generated content.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Origami Labs, acquired FamilyLeaf

synopsis: Origami, the Y Combinator-backed social network for families, has acquired competing service FamilyLeaf, another YC company. FamilyLeaf is a private page for families to easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
buyer: Origami Labs
Origami offers families a web and mobile platform to share photos and videos and post text-based entries, as well as make announcements and organize photos into albums. "
target: FamilyLeaf
FamilyLeaf is a private place for users to share their life with their family. Users can create a private page where their family can easily share photos, share life updates, store contact information, and post messages.
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closed 5/7/2013 via Company Press Release

About.me, Inc., acquired Wefollow

synopsis: About.me has acquired Wefollow. The Wefollow service is a beautifully designed directory that enables people to discover others with common interests (e.g. sports, politics, comedy, etc.).
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: About.me, Inc.
About.me, Inc. offers product that empowers people to create a single personal profile page that presents their online identities. "
target: Wefollow
Wefollow operates an online community. Upon signup each user enters up to 5 interests of theirs. Each user on Wefollow has explicitly specified their interests.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S., acquired Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri

synopsis: D&R, active in entertainment retail, has purchased all shares of Elektronik Bilgi İletişim Hizmetleri, which owned Idefix and Prefix online booksellers, to enlarge the D&R online sale store.
buyer parent: Dogan Group
buyer: Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S.
Dogan Muzik Kitap Magazacilik Pazarlama A.S. (D & R) engages in the retail of books and music CD's and other entertainment products. The company in based in Instanbul, Turkey and operates as a subsidiary of Dogan Yayin Holding. "
target: Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri
Elektronik Bilgi Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (EBI) is an innovative internet company operating legacy e-marketing and social networking web sites in Turkey. Among them are www.idefix.com online bookseller, www.siberalem.com e-dating and social networking web site, www.itiraf.com popular confessions.
price ($mm)
$4.66
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired Storylane

synopsis: The social network, Facebook, has acquired a service that allows users to share stories and content, similar to Facebook's news feed feature, called Storylane. Storylane will join Facebook in revamping its news feed in an effort to reduce clutter and focus on stories that are more relevant to each other.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: Storylane
Storylane is a social network in beta that encourages users to go beyond posting status updates and instead dive deeper into the narratives of their lives. It is a blogging website that allows users to share stories, photos, links, articles and other content. Its current DBA name is Mixtent, Inc.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Web

The Entourage Group, LLC, acquired BlockSavvy.com

synopsis: The Entourage Group acquires BlockSavvy.com, an urban-centric social media network launched by former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Damon Dash. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform.
buyer: The Entourage Group, LLC
The Entourage Group, LLC is an internet marketing firm which has architected successful marketing campaigns in various industries over the past years including entertainment, technology, and insurance. "
target: BlockSavvy.com
BlockSavvy.com is an urban-centric social media network. Its long list of proprietary features included a 3D "Sims"-like environment, its own currency system, eCommerce capabilities, and an innovative advertising platform which attracted the attention of major US brands and celebrities.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 12/21/2012 via Reuters

Meetic SA, will acquire MassiveMedia

synopsis: Meetic SA announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Massive Media, the company behind Twoo.com and Netlog.com. Massive Media enable members to meet nearby people instantly online.
buyer: Meetic SA (MEECF:$215.42)
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris. "
target: MassiveMedia
Massive Media is the social media company behind the successful digital brands Netlog.com and Twoo.com. It enables members to meet nearby people instantly. Over 90 million people have joined their sites on web and mobile.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Vert Capital Corp., acquired Poolworks Ltd.

synopsis: Poolworks Ltd., operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, has been sold from Holtzbrinck Digital to Vert Capital Corp. an international investment organization. Vert Capital Corp. acquired all shares of the organization but left an option to use schuelerVZ in the hands of Holtzbrinck Digital.
buyer: Vert Capital Corp.
Vert Capital is a private merchant bank and digital media fund with ownership across a variety of digital properties. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Poolworks Ltd.
Poolworks Ltd. is an operator of the three popular social platforms studiVZ, meinVZ and schuelerVZ, which are similar to Facebook, but primarily focuses on the German speaking market.
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Ticker: HLSE:NXTGMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next Games Oy
Next Games Oy
Next Games is a mobile game developer focused on creating visually impressive, highly engaging games. Their mission is to be a trendsetter in developing engaging and social mobile games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies TV shows and books.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$44.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.32
EBIT ($mm)
$2.48
Net Income ($mm)
$5.12
Employees
93
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Ticker: AIM:SYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SyQic Plc
SyQic Plc
Yoonic was developed by SyQic, one of the fastest growing Over-The-Top (OTT) IPTV managed services companies in Asia. Yoonic TV provides users with their favorite channels, movies, TV series and other video content direct to their mobile device or tablet of their choice.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$7.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.97
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
42
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Ticker: GS:ADNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audience, Inc.
Audience, Inc.
Audience is the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices. Its technologies, based in auditory neuroscience, improve the mobile voice experience, as well as enhance speech-based services and audio quality for multimedia.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$148.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.29)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
329
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Ticker: SNAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snap Inc.
Snap Inc.
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,506.63
EBITDA ($mm)
($765.33)
EBIT ($mm)
($852.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3863
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Ticker: ENXTPA:NTG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netgem SA
Netgem is a provider of end-to-end solutions for the telecommunications market. Netgem offers a complete Entertainment software suite enabling a smart way to lifestyle services. Netgem is the publisher of Diamond, a cloud-based software suite for entertainment and connected home services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$80.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.63
EBIT ($mm)
$6.28
Net Income ($mm)
$5.89
Employees
109
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$94,399.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$45,393.00
EBIT ($mm)
$38,156.00
Net Income ($mm)
$33,741.00
Employees
60654
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$79,812.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,404.06
EBIT ($mm)
$20,678.24
Net Income ($mm)
$28,006.96
Employees
89228
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,350.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$328.21
EBIT ($mm)
$246.11
Net Income ($mm)
$176.10
Employees
3463
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSE:3632
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gree, Inc.
Gree, Inc.
GREE develops games at its studios in Japan, North America, and South Korea, producing high-ranking titles in the app markets of each region. The company was founded in 2004.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$703.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$97.60
EBIT ($mm)
$85.11
Net Income ($mm)
$42.53
Employees
1416
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: RENN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. operates a leading real-name social networking internet platform in China. Renren enables users to connect and communicate with each other, share information, create user generated content, play online games, watch videos and enjoy a wide range of other features and services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$125.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($77.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($76.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
988
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Ticker: OTCBB: MMEGD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. (MMEG) is a social platform gaming, ecommerce and digital media company focused on providing unique and entertaining experiences for its subscribers and members on a global scale.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: EDWY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corporation
eDoorways International Corp engages in the creation of a lifestyle information/entertainment platform. It provides eDOORWAYS platform, a Web-based personal lifestyle information enhancement and problem solving gateway, lifestyle information source, and business-to-consumer marketplace.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: MOMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momo Inc.
Momo is a leading mobile social networking platform in China. Momo enables users to connect with each other and expand relationships from online to offline. Users can maintain and strengthen their relationships through private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,178.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$352.56
EBIT ($mm)
$342.15
Net Income ($mm)
$304.84
Employees
924
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: TSE:3680
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hottolink, Inc.
Hottolink's core competence is agent technology which crawls massive data on the internet, store them on the huge distributed database, search and analyze them rapidly, and create noble knowledge from them.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.88
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.38
Net Income ($mm)
$0.57
Employees
28
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Ticker: GOFH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoFish Corporation
GoFish Corporation headquartered in San Francisco, is a leading consumer online video destination that delivers millions of videos per month to a rapidly growing audience of enthusiasts. GoFish is a place on the web where millions of people come to share their favorite videos from around the world.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TDCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30DC Inc.
30DC Inc.
30DC, Inc. provides online marketing tools and platforms for the monetization of digital content. Created by Edward Dale, 30DC, Inc.’s focus is on the building, management and acquisition of international Web 2.0-based sales and marketing companies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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