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closed 5/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Glimpse Group, purchased VR/AR Assets from iKnow.io, Inc.

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (“VR” and “AR”) platform company comprised of multiple VR and AR software & services start-ups, announced that it has acquired the VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. The VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. are an immersive data analysis and visualization platform.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates, and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. "
seller: iKnow.io, Inc.
The VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. are an immersive data analysis and visualization platform. iKnow.io's VR/AR assets can be used to intuitively explore data, detect patterns, trends, problems and opportunities.
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closed 4/27/2022 via BusinessWire

Wahoo Fitness, acquired RGT Cycling

synopsis: Wahoo, a fitness technology company that helps athletes get better by making easy-to-use connected devices, has acquired RGT Cycling (now Wahoo RGT), a virtual reality cycling simulator that is available for PC, Mac and Apple TV. It is used in conjunction with iOS and Android Apps and supported training hardware.
buyer: Wahoo Fitness
Wahoo Fitness is a fitness technology company that helps athletes get better by making easy-to-use connected devices. Wahoo powers cycling, running, and gym workouts for athletes of all levels. Wahoo offers bike trainers, bike computers, heart rate monitors, cycling sensors, and companion apps. "
target: RGT Cycling
RGT Cycling is a virtual reality cycling simulator that is available for PC, Mac and Apple TV. It is used in conjunction with iOS and Android Apps and supported training hardware.
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closed 6/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Shopify Inc., acquired Primer Supply Inc.

synopsis: Shopify, the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform, has acquired Primer, an augmented reality (AR) app for home improvement. Primer allows users to try on wall paint, tile and wallpaper from curated brands directly in their space. Their app features products from various leading brands, including Annie Moran, Habita, and more.
buyer: Shopify Inc. (SHOP:$4,611.86)
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops. "
target: Primer Supply Inc.
Primer is an augmented reality (AR) app for home improvement. Primer allows users to try on wall paint, tile and wallpaper from curated brands directly in their space. Their app features products from various leading brands, including Annie Moran, Artistic Tile, Habita, and more.
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closed 4/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ePlay Digital Inc., acquired Holo3D Technologies Inc.

synopsis: ePlay Digital Inc. has acquired start-up company Holo3D Technologies Inc. and its marketing assets in an all-stock deal. Holo3D Technologies Inc. is the creator of Klocked, formerly known as Holodeck. Klocked is a mobile fitness app that uses augmented reality to visualize a user's everyday activity and races.
buyer: ePlay Digital Inc. (CNSX:EPY:$0.04)
ePlay Digital Inc. is a mobile game creator and publisher specializing in sports, eSports and entertainment augmented reality titles, including their new augmented reality running app, Klocked.me, flagship title Big Shot Basketball and Howie Mandel mobile game collaboration - HowiesGames.com. "
target: Holo3D Technologies Inc.
Holo3D Technologies Inc. is the creator of Klocked, formerly known as Holodeck. Klocked is a mobile fitness app that uses augmented reality to visualize a user's everyday activity and races. The Klocked app tracks a user's fitness activity using GPS.
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closed 12/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Mapbox, acquired Fitness AR

synopsis: Mapbox, the mapping and location platform for developers, has acquired Fitness AR, the first mapping AR app. Fitness AR allows Strava users to connect their accounts and visualize their runs, hikes and bike rides on an 3D terrain map in AR on an iPhone or iPad.
buyer: Mapbox
Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. They provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience their customers create. Mapbox makes it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application. "
target: Fitness AR
Fitness AR is the first mapping AR app, allowing Strava users to connect their accounts and visualize their runs, hikes and bike rides on an 3D terrain map in AR on an iPhone. Users are able to explore existing routes projected on any surface in 3D to plan adventures and share their activities.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired IXOMOXI

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired a virtual reality startup called IXOMOXI. IXOMOXI develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: IXOMOXI
IXOMOXI, Inc. develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 1/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Flyby Media

synopsis: Apple, an American multinational technology company, has acquired Flyby Media, a spatial perception platform (V-Fusion) that provides mobile devices with a human-scale understanding of real world environments, enabling them to see, understand, and navigate the physical world.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: Flyby Media
Flyby Media was founded with the mission to create powerful new technologies to connect the physical and digital worlds. At the core of their company is a spatial perception platform (V-Fusion) that provides mobile devices with a human-scale understanding of real world.
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closed 6/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Blippar, acquired Layar

synopsis: Blippar, an image recognition platform used in digital advertising, has acquired Layar, an augmented reality platform used across different applications (from advertising to education) that uses cameras on devices like smartphones to inject virtual elements into real-world images in real time.
buyer: Blippar
Blippar is the leading mobile image-recognition platform for publishers, brands and advertisers instantly bringing physical newspapers, magazines, products, signage and merchandising to life. Blippar is an image recognition platform used in digital advertising. "
target: Layar
Layar was one of the first mobile augmented reality browsers to hit the market. Layar leads the way in augmented reality and interactive print, helping to bridge the gap between the print and digital worlds. The Layar App has been downloaded over 38 million times.
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closed 2/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Blind Guide, acquired ThirdEye Technologies Inc.

synopsis: The Blind Guide has acquired ThirdEye, a UPenn startup brings object recognition to mobile to help the visually impaired. Originally created as an add-on for Google Glass, ThirdEye now exists as a mobile app that uses Google’s Cloud Vision API to identify objects and read their descriptions aurally.
buyer: The Blind Guide
The Blind Guide is an online resource serving the blind and visually impaired communities. It provides information about emerging technology and caregiving, along with a blog that discusses strategies for coping, thriving, and creative employment for people with vision loss. "
target: ThirdEye Technologies Inc.
Originally designed for Google Glass, ThirdEye is a mobile app that empowers the visually impaired through object recognition via auditory feedback. Users can just point their phone and ThirdEye will use the phone's camera to read or recognize what it is looking at.
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announced 6/29/2022 via BusinessWire

Walmart, will acquire Memomi Labs Inc

synopsis: Walmart and Memomi, an augmented reality (AR) optical tech company, announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart to acquire Memomi. Memomi Labs Inc is a leading provider of cutting-edge technology to enhance virtual try-on user experiences through artificial intelligence, deep learning and augmented reality.
buyer: Walmart (WMT:$572,754.00)
Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 220 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries. "
target: Memomi Labs Inc
Memomi Labs Inc is a leading provider of cutting-edge technology to enhance virtual try-on user experiences through artificial intelligence, deep learning and augmented reality.
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closed 8/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Yippy, Inc., acquired Macte Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Yippy, Inc., a unified search company known for educational research and clustering technology, reported that Yippy Labs, Inc., the Company's wholly owned British Columbian subsidiary, acquired Macte! Labs, Inc., a developer of dynamic toolbars and applications for both search and communication applications.
buyer parent: Richard Granville
buyer: Yippy, Inc. (OTCPK:YIPI:$0.08)
Based in Fort Myers, Florida, Yippy, Inc. is a new economy technology company that develops educational and reference search technologies, content aggregation services and application services environments for both consumer and commercial market segments. "
target: Macte Labs, Inc.
Macte Labs is a leading developer of dynamic toolbars and web applications that provided clients with enhanced, interactive and visually appealing vertical search and client communication solutions. Macte Labs has 20 employees in 3 countries and is headquartered in Vancouver BC, Canada.
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closed 3/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Inuvo, Inc., acquired Vertro, Inc.

synopsis: Inuvo, Inc., an online marketing technology and services company and Vertro, Inc., an online advertising and search company and the owner of the ALOT™ Internet product portfolio, announced the closing of their merger.
buyer: Inuvo, Inc. (AMEX:INUV:$83.58)
Inuvo®, Inc. is an Internet company proficient at delivering clicks, leads and sales to advertisers through targeting that utilizes unique data and sophisticated analytics. The Company operates as two business segments: Performance Marketing and Web Properties. "
target: Vertro, Inc. (VTRO:$35.89)
Vertro, Inc. is an Internet company that owns and operates the ALOT product portfolio. ALOT offers two primary products to consumers: ALOT Home, a homepage product, and ALOT Appbar, a piece of software that integrates into users' web browsers.
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closed 12/2/2010 via BNC Analysis

LastPass.com, acquired Xmarks, Inc.

synopsis: Xmarks has been acquired by LastPass. The cross-browser password management service will be the new purveyor of the much-loved, but financially strapped, cross-browser bookmarking service.
buyer: LastPass.com
LastPass is a password manager that makes web browsing easier and more secure. Designed by web enthusiasts and skilled application developers, LastPass was created to make the online experience easier and safer for everyone. "
target: Xmarks, Inc.
Xmarks was founded in 2006 under their original name Foxmarks. Their bookmark sync browser add-on is one of the most popular in the world with over twenty million downloads and counting.
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announced 4/18/2008 via PR Newswire

LiveUniverse, will acquire Pageflakes Inc.

synopsis: LiveUniverse, the social entertainment company founded and run by Chairman and CEO Brad Greenspan, the Hollywood-based entrepreneur and sole founder of MySpace, has agreed to acquire Pageflakes, the innovator of the social personalized homepage.
buyer: LiveUniverse
LiveUniverse is the privately-held social entertainment company founded and majority owned by Brad Greenspan, the Hollywood-based entrepreneur and sole founder of MySpace. LiveUniverse is one of the fastest growing media companies in the world. "
target: Pageflakes Inc.
Pageflakes enables you to easily personalize the web and make it your own. Create a page using Flakes; they're small, movable versions of all of your web favorites that you can arrange on your personal homepage.
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closed 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

AOL, LLC., acquired Goowy Media, Inc.

synopsis: AOL today announced that it has acquired Goowy Media, Inc., a widget development and analytics tools company based in San Diego, Calif. Goowy will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL as part of the company’s Products division.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: AOL, LLC. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Goowy Media, Inc.
Goowy develops innovative online products and services including yourminis, a widget platform that simplifies widget development, syndication and measurement for content owners and 3rd party developers.
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closed 11/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Forbes, Inc., acquired Clipmarks

synopsis: Forbes Media, the corporate parent of Forbes.com has acquired Clipmarks, a unique Web-clipping service that enables people to clip and share text and other content from Web pages. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: Forbes, Inc.
Forbes Media encompasses Forbes and Forbes.com, the #1 business site on the Web that reaches more than 18 million people monthly. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia, which together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5.5 million readers. "
target: Clipmarks
Clipmarks, is changing the way people capture and share information on the Web. By creating tools that overcome the traditional limitations of copy/paste and bookmarking entire pages, Clipmarks is determined to make discovering and sharing web content more fun and efficient.
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closed 9/27/2006 via MSNBC

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Jumpcut.com

synopsis: Internet media giant Yahoo Inc. has acquired Jumpcut, a site that provides simple-to-use online video-editing tools, its latest bid to enhance its Web video services offerings. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
target: Jumpcut.com
Six-month-old Jumpcut of San Francisco provides Web users a free set of online video editing tools that give people the ability to manipulate moving video images without the need to own or install software on their own computers.
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closed 1/5/2004 via BusinessWire

FINDWHAT.COM, acquired Miva Corporation

synopsis: FindWhat.com (Nasdaq:FWHT), a leading developer and provider of performance-based marketing services for the Internet, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Miva Corporation, a leading supplier of e-commerce software and services to small and medium-sized businesses.
buyer: FINDWHAT.COM (VTRO:$35.89)
Vertro, Inc. is a software and technology company that owns and operates the ALOT product portfolio. ALOT's products are designed to 'Make the Internet Easy' by enhancing the way consumers engage with content online. "
target: Miva Corporation (VTRO:$35.89)
Vertro, Inc. is a software and technology company that owns and operates the ALOT product portfolio. ALOT's products are designed to 'Make the Internet Easy' by enhancing the way consumers engage with content online.
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closed 1/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Headspace, acquired Sayana

synopsis: Headspace Health, a digital mental health platform, has acquired Sayana, an AI-driven mental health and wellness company. Sayana provides a mental self-care app that helps people to manage their stress and anxiety. Their app leverages chat-based sessions with an AI persona to encourage users to track their mood along with what influences it.
buyer: Headspace
Headspace was created to improve the health and happiness of the world. Reaching 70 million users in 190 countries, Headspace was one of the first meditation apps in the world and remains a leader in mindfulness and mental training. "
target: Sayana
Sayana is an AI-driven mental health and wellness company. Sayana provides a mental self-care app that helps people to manage their stress and anxiety. Their app leverages chat-based sessions with an AI persona to encourage users to track their mood along with what influences it.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Life360, Inc., acquired ZenScreen

synopsis: ZenScreen, the AI-powered solution that guides you and your family to better screen time habits for a more balanced digital diet, has been acquired by Life360, the leading safety and coordination service for families worldwide.
buyer: Life360, Inc.
Life360 is the world’s leading location and driving safety service for families available for Android and iPhone in a convenient and secure mobile app. A leader in family tech, Life360 gives families peace of mind when they are not together. "
target: ZenScreen
Founded in 2017, ZenScreen is a cross-platform app and browser extension that pairs artificial intelligence with research-backed best practices to use AI for good – monitoring app usage, suggesting breaks, and intelligently restricting access to apps in evenings and early mornings.
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closed 5/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Glimpse Group, purchased VR/AR Assets from iKnow.io, Inc.

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (“VR” and “AR”) platform company comprised of multiple VR and AR software & services start-ups, announced that it has acquired the VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. The VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. are an immersive data analysis and visualization platform.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates, and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. "
seller: iKnow.io, Inc.
The VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. are an immersive data analysis and visualization platform. iKnow.io's VR/AR assets can be used to intuitively explore data, detect patterns, trends, problems and opportunities.
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closed 6/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

QReal, acquired PulpoAR

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a diversified Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") platform company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary company QReal, LLC has acquired the assets of PulpoAR, an AR technology e-commerce company providing virtual try-on solutions primarily for the Beauty and Retail markets.
buyer parent: The Glimpse Group
buyer: QReal
QReal creates, distributes and manages photorealistic, life-like, 3D and Augmented Reality content. This content is integrated in social media campaigns and e-commerce platforms with the goal of increasing sales, improving brand recognition, creating viral content and boosting e-commerce conversion."
target: PulpoAR
PulpoAR is an augmented shopping company providing omnichannel virtual try-on solutions using AR & AI technologies customized for beauty brands. They provide clients with easy to integrate plug-ins for web and mobile app based platforms, allowing for fast and effortless integration at scale.
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announced 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Brightline Interactive will be merged with The Glimpse Group,

synopsis: Brightline Interactive will merge with The Glimpse Group, Inc., a diversified VR and AR platform company. Brightline is a global leader in the immersive technology industry. The company designs and builds AR and VR experiences, training scenarios, and simulations that enable businesses to engage their fans and train people in immersive experiences.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group is a diversified Virtual and Augmented Reality platform company, comprised of multiple VR and AR software & services companies, and designed with the specific purpose of cultivating companies in the emerging VR/AR industry. "
target: Brightline Interactive
Brightline Interactive is a global leader in the immersive technology industry. Brightline Interactive designs and builds AR and VR experiences, training scenarios, and simulations that enable businesses to engage their fans and train people in immersive experiences.
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announced 12/2/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

The Glimpse Group, will acquire Sector 5 Digital

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a diversified Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") platform company providing enterprise-focused VR and AR software and services solutions, will acquire Sector 5 Digital ("S5D"), a leading immersive technology company. S5D combines brilliant storytelling with emerging technologies.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group is a diversified Virtual and Augmented Reality platform company, comprised of multiple VR and AR software & services companies, and designed with the specific purpose of cultivating companies in the emerging VR/AR industry. "
target: Sector 5 Digital
Sector 5 Digital (S5D) is an award-winning, enterprise focused, immersive technology company that combines brilliant storytelling with emerging technologies for industry leading organizations. It helps companies transform their brands by creating innovative digital content.
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$8.00
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closed 9/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Glimpse Group, acquired XR Terra

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, a diversified VR and AR platform company, has acquired the assets of XR Terra, a Boston based company. XR Terra was founded in response to the growing need for a structured, outcome-focused training program to educate aspiring XR (VR, AR) professionals including software developers, 3D artists and executives.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group is a diversified Virtual and Augmented Reality platform company, comprised of multiple VR and AR software & services companies, and designed with the specific purpose of cultivating companies in the emerging VR/AR industry. "
target: XR Terra
XR Terra was founded in 2019 in response to the growing need for a structured, outcome-focused training program to educate aspiring XR (VR, AR) professionals including software developers, 3D artists and executives.
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closed 5/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Glimpse Group, purchased VR/AR Assets from iKnow.io, Inc.

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (“VR” and “AR”) platform company comprised of multiple VR and AR software & services start-ups, announced that it has acquired the VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. The VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. are an immersive data analysis and visualization platform.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates, and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. "
seller: iKnow.io, Inc.
The VR/AR assets of iKnow.io, Inc. are an immersive data analysis and visualization platform. iKnow.io's VR/AR assets can be used to intuitively explore data, detect patterns, trends, problems and opportunities.
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closed 3/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Glimpse Group, acquired Early Adopter, LLC

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, has acquired Early Adopter, LLC, a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates, and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. "
target: Early Adopter, LLC
Founded in 2008, Early Adopter, LLC is a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors. Early Adopter also creates augmented reality projects for the education sector.
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closed 1/10/2017 via Market Wire

The Glimpse Group, acquired Kreatar, LLC.

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, announced that it has acquired the assets of Kreatar, a developer of an AR presentation design platform that transforms how users create and engage with presentations, and formed Kreatar, LLC.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. "
target: Kreatar, LLC.
Kreatar is a developer of an AR presentation design platform that transforms how users create and engage with presentations led by its founder, Liron Lerman.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Market Wire

The Glimpse Group, acquired LocateAR, LLC

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc. ("Glimpse"), a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, announced that it has acquired the assets of LocateAR, an AR geolocation platform development company and formed LocateAR, LLC.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. "
target: LocateAR, LLC
LocateAR is an AR geolocation platform development company and formed LocateAR, LLC. Founded by Liron Lerman, LocateAR's platform will enable businesses to rapidly develop and deploy targeted and specialized location-based AR experiences for their customers.
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closed 12/20/2016 via Market Wire

The Glimpse Group, acquired KabaQ

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc. a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, announced that it has acquired the assets of KabaQ, a developer of consumer-centric AR solutions, and formed KabaQ 3D Food Technologies, LLC ("KabaQ") to target the food, restaurant and hospitality markets.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. "
target: KabaQ
KabaQ, led by founder Alper Guler, is developing an AR application that greatly enhances the food selection and ordering process in restaurants and home delivery services by enabling users to see photo-realistic 3D virtual food items directly on their tables.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Market Wire

The Glimpse Group, acquired Crafty Games

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, announced that it has acquired the assets of Crafty Games, LLC, an indie game development company.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. They are based in New York. "
target: Crafty Games
Crafty Games, LLC is an indie game development company. Crafty Games was founded in 2005 but its roots date back to 2002, with the release of the award-winning Spycraft RPG (now referred to as Classic Spycraft).
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announced 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Attachmate Group will be merged with Micro Focus International Limited,

synopsis: The Attachmate Group, a privately-held software holding company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus, a company that provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited (LSE:MCRO:$2,899.90)
Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers' business applications to respond rapidly to market changes."
target: Attachmate Group
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, The Attachmate Group is a privately-held software holding company, comprising distinct IT brands dedicated to the long-term success of their customers. Their principal holdings include Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE.
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EV / EBITDA
13.6x
closed 6/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Attachmate Corporation

synopsis: An investment group led by Golden Gate Capital, Francisco Partners and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Attachmate Corp., of Bellevue, Wash.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Francisco Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Attachmate Corporation
Attachmate enables IT organizations to extend mission critical services and assures they are managed, secure and compliant. Attachmate's leading solutions include host connectivity, systems and security management, and PC lifecycle management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$135
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