Like Meetup Inc.

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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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 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Roularta Media Group NV, acquired Postbuzz nv

synopsis: The Belgian media group Roularta Media Group (RMG) announces the purchase of the online neighborhood platform Postbuzz, which will be its "spearhead in the digital strategy for the local market". Belgian Postbuzz helps users to discover what is buzzing in their neighborhood.
buyer: Roularta Media Group NV (ENXTBR:ROU:$286.37)
Roularta Media Group is a Belgian multimedia group, market leader in the field of radio and television, magazines (general, business and sports news magazines, lifestyle, medical and others in Dutch and French), and local media in Flanders (door-to-door area papers, Sunday newspapers). "
target: Postbuzz nv
Postbuzz helps users to discover what is buzzing in their neighborhood. Postbuzz includes hyperlocal news, events, shop folders, promotions, municipality info, and lets users easily connect with people in the neighborhood.
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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 11/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stuff, acquired Neighbourly Ltd

synopsis: Fairfax New Zealand, which is rebranding it as its flagship news website Stuff, has taken control of the New Zealand hyper-local Neighbourly website. Neighbourly is a community website that lets members buy, sell and give away items, plan events, discuss community issues, find lost pets, exchange recommendations on local services.
buyer parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff, based in New Zealand, covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, travel services, movie reviews, rural news... and lots more. "
target: Neighbourly Ltd
Neighbourly is a community website in New Zealand that lets members buy, sell and give away items, plan events, discuss community issues, find lost pets, exchange recommendations on local services and restaurants, and get to know each other.
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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
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announced 2/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Nextdoor, will acquire Streetlife

synopsis: San Francisco-headquartered Nextdoor, a social network for neighbor based communities, is purchasing the “assets” of U.K. local social network Streetlife, a British social network for local communities.
buyer: Nextdoor
Nextdoor is the best way to stay in the know about what’s going on in the neighborhood—whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter, learning about an upcoming block party, or hearing about a rash of car break-ins. There are so many ways neighbors can help, they just need an easier way to connect. "
target: Streetlife
Streetlife is a British social network for local communities. They have a simple aim: to help people make the most of where they live by connecting with their neighbours and sharing practical information, advice and resources.
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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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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:$178.61)
MeetMe, Inc. is the leading social network for meeting new people in the US and the public market leader for social discovery. MeetMe makes it easy to discover new people to chat with on mobile devices. "
target: SKOUT
Skout is a leading global, mobile network for meeting new people. The Skout community spans more than 100 countries and is available in 23 different languages. Skout is dedicated to providing a platform that people can easily and safely connect on, and hopefully change their lives.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$24
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EV / rev
2.3x
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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.
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$18
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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.
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$990 [$577]*
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$73
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10.9x
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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.
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closed 10/31/2013 via Wall Street Journal

American Nortel Communications, Inc., acquired Newborhood.com

synopsis: American Nortel Communications, Inc., an emerging growth company, announces the acquisition of newborhood.com. Newborhood.com is the web's largest social networking site for people undergoing a moving transition.
buyer: American Nortel Communications, Inc.
American Nortel Communications, Inc. is a publicly traded company located in Scottsdale, AZ. American Nortel Communications, Inc. is a multi-faceted company providing world-wide communications, technological innovations, and unique investment opportunities. American Nortel Communications, Inc. "
target: Newborhood.com
Newborhood.com is the web's largest social networking site for people undergoing a moving transition. Newborhood is currently helping 30,000 newcomers in 23 different cities within the United States. It allows people moving to a new city to meet other newcomers and interact with locals.
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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.
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$1.00
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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.
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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.
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$4.66
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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:$55,838.00)
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.
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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.
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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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closed 10/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Meetup Inc., acquired Dispatch

synopsis: New York-based Meetup, an online platform for organizing real world get-togethers, announced its first acquisition since its founding back in early 2002. The company is acquiring Dispatch, a company focused on email-based collaboration, which got its start as a TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2011 hackathon participant.
buyer: Meetup Inc.
Meetup.com helps people find others who share their interest or cause, and form lasting, influential, local community groups that regularly meet face-to-face. "
target: Dispatch
Dispatch focuses on intelligent group email addresses for one's projects. Dispatch goes beyond basic messaging. One can create notes, post links, and even share their work from Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, or Box.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

WeWork, acquired Prolific Interactive

synopsis: Prolific Interactive, a mobile-focused product agency with a strategy-driven, user-centered approach, has been acquired by WeWork, a global network offering space, community, and physical and virtual services to enable companies to grow together.
buyer: WeWork
WeWork is a global network offering space, community, and physical and virtual services to enable companies to grow together. Their workspace design features private offices for beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events, and tech. "
target: Prolific Interactive
Prolific Interactive is a mobile-focused product agency with offices in Brooklyn, San Francisco, and Durham. With a strategy-driven, user-centered approach, Prolific creates mobile products for leading brands like WeWork, HBO and American Express.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

WeWork, acquired Waltz

synopsis: WeWork, a global network offering space, community, and physical and virtual services to enable companies to grow together, has acquired Waltz, a mobile application that provides a secure, advance, and interactive building access system on the market.
buyer: WeWork
WeWork is a global network offering space, community, and physical and virtual services to enable companies to grow together. Their workspace design features private offices for beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events, and tech. "
target: Waltz
Waltz is a mobile application that provides a secure, advance, and interactive building access system on the market. Users are able to link multiple buildings together, generate ad revenue, consolidate credentials, and reserve building amenities.
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closed 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

WeWork, acquired Managed by Q

synopsis: Managed by Q, the office management platform based out of New York, has been acquired by WeWork. Managed by Q was founded in 2014 with a plan to change the way that offices run. The platform allowed office managers to handle supply stocking, cleaning, IT support and other non-work related tasks by simply using the Managed by Q dashboard.
buyer: WeWork
WeWork is a global network offering space, community, and physical and virtual services to enable companies to grow together. Their workspace design features private offices for beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events, and tech. "
target: Managed by Q
Managed by Q was founded in 2014 with a plan to change the way that offices run. The platform allowed office managers and other decision-makers to handle supply stocking, cleaning, IT support and other non-work related tasks in the office by simply using the Managed by Q dashboard.
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closed 2/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

WeWork, acquired Euclid Analytics, Inc.

synopsis: WeWork, a global network offering space, community, and physical and virtual services to enable companies to grow together, has acquired Euclid, a data platform that tracks the identity and behavior of people in the physical world.
buyer: WeWork
WeWork is a global network offering space, community, and physical and virtual services to enable companies to grow together. Their workspace design features private offices for beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events, and tech. "
target: Euclid Analytics, Inc.
Euclid is a leading spatial-analytics platform. Since its founding, Euclid’s San Francisco-based team has built a proprietary analytic offering that uses WiFi signals to understand how space is used without the installation of any additional hardware.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

WeWork, acquired Teem

synopsis: WeWork, a co-working unicorn famous for its fundraising, odd financials, and impressive valuation has acquired Teem, a startup that helps firms organize their meeting rooms. Teems is a software play that places digital interfaces around offices, tied to meeting spaces, allowing employees to manage their physical spaces without shouting.
buyer: WeWork
WeWork is a global network offering space, community, and physical and virtual services to enable companies to grow together. Their workspace design features private offices for beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events, and tech. "
target: Teem
The Teem WX Platform is a cloud-based software that helps organizations take control of the modern workplace and foster a more engaging and efficient environment. By integrating dynamic employee tools with existing office technologies, their WX platform creates a seamless experience.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

The Flatiron School, acquired Designation

synopsis: WeWork’s Flatiron School, the coding boot camp, has acquired Designation, the leading immersive digital design program. Over 12 at-home weeks and 12 in-person weeks, designers learn the full stack of design skills—UX, IxD, and UI; research, practice, and presentation—then put those skills to work for real-world clients and portfolio creation.
buyer parent: WeWork Management LLC
buyer: The Flatiron School
Flatiron School trains passionate, creative people in web and mobile development. It’s their goal to show students that programming is more than the mechanics of writing code or a route to a fulfilling career. "
target: Designation
Designation is the leading immersive digital design program. Over 12 at-home weeks and 12 in-person weeks, designers learn the full stack of design skills—UX, IxD, and UI; research, practice, and presentation—then put those skills to work for real-world clients and portfolio creation.
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Conductor

synopsis: Shared work space giant WeWork has acquired Conductor, a marketing services company that analyzes online search data and helps companies create content based on what people are looking for. Conductor offers Conductor Searchlight, which marketers use to garner insights about potential customers before they begin creating marketing content.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork offers shared work spaces in more than 20 locations across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. 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: Conductor
Conductor is a marketing services company that analyzes online search data and helps companies create content based on what people are looking for. Conductor offers Conductor Searchlight, which marketers use to garner insights about potential customers before they begin creating marketing content.
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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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closed 10/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

WeWork Management LLC, acquired The Flatiron School

synopsis: WeWork has acquired New York City-based Flatiron School, a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
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: The Flatiron School
New York City-based Flatiron School is a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Unomy

synopsis: WeWork is thrilled to announce that they are acquiring Unomy, an Israeli sales and marketing intelligence platform that helps businesses connect with new customers. For WeWork, Unomy’s platform will become the backbone of their growing internal sales platform.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
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: Unomy
Unomy is an Israeli sales and marketing intelligence platform that helps businesses connect with new customers. Unomy's clients can easily learn and understand their prospects and customers, talk to the right people, be relevant and stay relevant, every single time.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

WeWork Management LLC, acquired FieldLens

synopsis: Fieldlens has been acquired by WeWork. Fieldlens takes chatter from field crews and instantly turns it into actionable project insights. It monitors what each team member needs to do when and reminds them at appropriate times, and it gives decision makers a bird’s-eye view of projects without stepping on-site.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
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: FieldLens
Fieldlens takes chatter from field crews and instantly turns it into actionable project insights. It monitors what each team member needs to do when and reminds them at appropriate times, and it gives decision makers a bird’s-eye view of projects without stepping on-site.
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closed 3/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

WeWork Management LLC, acquired Welkio, Inc.

synopsis: WeWork, the co-working space headquartered in New York, has acquired Welkio, a digital sign-in system for guests at an office. Welkio uses an iPad to take down a visitor's first and last name, phone number, and the company they work for, along with taking a pic and taking down the name of the person they are visiting.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
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 parent: Hathway Inc.
target: Welkio, Inc.
Welkio is a mobile visitor platform that allows offices to collect and store names, emails, photos and signatures for legal agreements--all with an easy-to-use tablet interface. Founded in San Luis Obispo, Welkio is the fast, modern and friendly way to welcome and keep track of visitors.
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closed 8/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

CoWrks, acquired The Uncube

synopsis: Coworking operator CoWrks announced the acquisition of The UnCube, a company that provides coworking space for professionals on transit by partnering with restaurants and cafes. It has 2,500 members working across 200 locations in seven cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Indore, and Chandigarh.
buyer: CoWrks
CoWrks is a network of coworking spaces where a curated community of likeminded individuals come together to work, connect, collaborate, inspire and get inspired. They are based in India. "
target: The Uncube
Founded in 2017, The UnCube provides coworking space for professionals on transit by partnering with restaurants and cafes. It has 2,500 members working across 200 locations in seven cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Indore, and Chandigarh.
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