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announced 6/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Smyte

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has agreed to acquire Smyte, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in safety, spam, and security issues. Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps.
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: Smyte
Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps. Its solutions blends manual heuristics, machine learning, and proprietary reputation data to help safety and risk teams proactively stop spam, fraud, bots, phishing, harassment, and account takeover.
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closed 10/5/2022 via PR Newswire

Qualys, Inc., acquired Blue Hexagon

synopsis: Qualys, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, announced it acquired the assets of Blue Hexagon. Blue Hexagon is an AI/ML innovator of Cloud Threat Detection and Response solutions enabling enterprises to adopt the public cloud securely through real-time detection.
buyer: Qualys, Inc. (QLYS:$427.84)
Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based security, compliance and IT solutions with more than 10,000 subscription customers worldwide, including a majority of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. "
target: Blue Hexagon
Blue Hexagon is an AI/ML innovator of Cloud Threat Detection and Response solutions enabling enterprises to adopt the public cloud securely through real-time detection of several types of cloud attacks.
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announced 9/21/2022 via BusinessWire

CrowdStrike, will acquire Reposify Ltd.

synopsis: CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. will acquire Reposify Ltd. Based in Israel, Reposify provides an external attack surface management (EASM) platform that scans the internet for exposed assets of an organization to detect and eliminate risk from vulnerable and unknown assets before attackers can exploit them.
buyer: CrowdStrike (CRWD:$1,451.59)
CrowdStrike, a global cybersecurity leader, has redefined modern security with one of the world’s most advanced cloud-native platforms for protecting critical areas of enterprise risk – endpoints and cloud workloads, identity and data. "
target: Reposify Ltd.
Headquartered in Israel, Reposify is an external surface management platform. Its SaaS solution allows enterprises to eradicate blind spots, prevent Shadow-IT, and map known and unknown assets beyond the perimeter.
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closed 4/6/2022 via PR Newswire

SilverSky, acquired Cybraics

synopsis: SilverSky, a cybersecurity innovator offering powerful managed detection and response (MDR) services, has acquired Cybraics, a developer of threat detection and log management solutions. SilverSky aims to integrate Cybraics' AI/Machine Learning based behavioral analytics technology into its fast-growing portfolio of services.
buyer: SilverSky
SilverSky is the leading independent cloud-based managed security services provider. SilverSky levels the playing field and enables companies, regardless of their size, to access enterprise-grade cybersecurity to meet regulatory requirements, proactively respond to threats, and rapidly reduce risk. "
target: Cybraics
Cybraics was developed out of a long-term DARPA machine learning and AI cybersecurity research program. Cybraics combines sophisticated think tank machine learning and AI with over 250+ analytic behavioral detections to produce the world’s most advanced threat detection and log management solution.
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closed 8/25/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Turn/River Capital, acquired Tufin

synopsis: Tufin, a company pioneering a policy-centric approach to security and IT operations, has been acquired by Turn/River Capital, a software-focused investment firm.
buyer: Turn/River Capital
Turn/River specializes in buyouts, spin-outs, growth capital investments, founder liquidity, and recapitalizations of technology, web, and SaaS companies. The team has deep operational experience and is focused on accelerating portfolio company sales, marketing, and product development. "
target: Tufin (TUFN:$110.95)
Tufin simplifies management of some of the largest, most complex networks in the world, consisting of thousands of firewall and network devices and emerging hybrid cloud infrastructures.
price ($mm)
$570
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$116
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closed 7/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signicat, acquired Electronic iDentification

synopsis: Signicat, a pan-European digital identity company, has acquired Electronic IDentification (eID), the world's leading provider of remote user identification systems via streaming video. eID's VideoID solution combines video streaming with machine learning to identify people in seconds from any device and through any channel.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Signicat
Signicat is a pioneering, pan-European digital identity company with a unrivalled track record in the world’s most advanced digital identity markets. Its digital identity platform incorporates the most extensive suite of identity verification and authentication systems. "
target: Electronic iDentification
Electronic IDentification (eID) is the world's leading provider of remote user identification systems via streaming video. eID's VideoID solution combines video streaming with machine learning to identify people in seconds from any device and through any channel.
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announced 6/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Symphony Technology Group, will acquire FireEye

synopsis: FireEye, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the FireEye Products business, including the FireEye name, to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group (STG). FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies and nation-state grade threat intelligence.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner to market leading companies in data, software, and analytics. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target: FireEye (FEYE:$979.80)
FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies and nation-state grade threat intelligence.
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$1,200
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announced 5/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Kenna Security, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco is to acquire Kenna Security, Inc., a privately held cybersecurity company headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. Kenna’s risk-based vulnerability management technology enables organizations to work cross-functionally to rapidly identify, prioritize and remediate cyber risks.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,818.00)
Cisco System's hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: Kenna Security, Inc.
Kenna Security, Inc. is a privately held cybersecurity company headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. Kenna’s risk-based vulnerability management technology enables organizations to work cross-functionally to rapidly identify, prioritize and remediate cyber risks.
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closed 5/5/2021 via BusinessWire

LiveAction, acquired CounterFlow AI

synopsis: LiveAction, the leader in network performance management, has acquired CounterFlow AI, a leading network detection and response (NDR) provider. CounterFlow AI's ThreatEye is a cloud-based platform that uses machine learning to identify patterns associated with network faults, anomalies, and threats in real-time.
buyer: LiveAction
LiveAction develops IT visibility, analytics and diagnostic solutions designed to simplify network management. Their two platforms, LiveNX (Network Experience) and LiveSP (Service Provider Experience) were each built by team experts to focus on delivering key functionality to their users. "
target: CounterFlow AI
CounterFlow AI is a leading network detection and response (NDR) provider. CounterFlow AI is changing how organizations monitor their networks. Their cloud-based ThreatEye platform uses machine learning to identify patterns associated with network faults, anomalies, and threats in real-time.
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closed 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Sectigo Limited, acquired SiteLock

synopsis: Sectigo®, a global provider of automated digital certificate management and web security solutions, announced the acquisition of SiteLock, a leading provider of website security protection and monitoring. Its cloud-based, enterprise-grade technologies give organizations access security capabilities the biggest companies use to protect their data.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Sectigo Limited
Sectigo is a leading cybersecurity provider of digital identity solutions, including TLS / SSL certificates, DevOps, IoT, and enterprise-grade PKI management, as well as multi-layered web security. As a leading Certificate Authority (CA), Sectigo partners with organizations to secure web servers. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: SiteLock
SiteLock is a leader in comprehensive cybersecurity solutions for organizations. Its cloud-based, enterprise-grade technologies and deep expertise give organizations of any size access to the same security capabilities the biggest companies use to protect their data.
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closed 1/14/2021 via BusinessWire

Entrust Corporation, acquired HyTrust, Inc.

synopsis: Entrust a global leader in trusted identity, payments and data protection, announced that it has acquired HyTrust, Inc. an innovative provider of virtualized and multi-cloud data encryption, key management, and cloud security posture management solutions.
buyer: Entrust Corporation
Entrust keeps the world moving safely by enabling trusted identities, payments and data protection. Today more than ever, people demand seamless, secure experiences, whether they’re crossing borders, making a purchase, accessing e-government services or logging into corporate networks. "
target: HyTrust, Inc.
HyTrust provides solutions that automate security controls for software-defined computing, networking and storage workloads to achieve the highest levels of visibility, granular policy control and data protection.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Fastly, acquired Signal Sciences

synopsis: Fastly, Inc., provider of an edge cloud platform, has acquired Signal Sciences, the fastest growing web application security company in the world. Signal Sciences' strong, developer-first web application and API protection solutions will bolster Fastly's existing security offerings to bring customers a unified edge security solution.
buyer: Fastly (FSLY:$354.33)
Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing its customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible. "
target: Signal Sciences
Signal Sciences is the fastest growing web application security company in the world. Signal Sciences’ patented architecture provides organizations working in a modern development environment with comprehensive and scalable threat protection and security visibility.
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$775
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closed 7/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Mimecast Services Limited, acquired MessageControl

synopsis: Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, announced it has acquired MessageControl, a messaging security provider with solutions designed to help stop social engineering and human identity attacks with the use of machine learning technology.
buyer: Mimecast Services Limited (MIME:$553.31)
UK-based Mimecast makes business email and data safer for thousands of customers and their millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company's next-generation cloud-based security, archiving, and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management. "
target: MessageControl
MessageControl is a messaging security provider with solutions designed to help stop social engineering and human identity attacks with the use of machine learning technology.
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closed 4/23/2020 via Company Press Release

KSV1870 Holding AG, acquired Nimbusec GmbH

synopsis: KSV1870 will become the majority owner of Nimbusec GmbH through the takeover of 74.5% of the company. Nimbusec GmbH has developed from Futurezone Austria's Top Startup in 2014 to a renowned and internationally active specialist for security and GDPR compliance monitoring of websites.
buyer: KSV1870 Holding AG (:$297.76)
KSV1870 is one of the leading business platforms in Austria. The creditor protection association minimizes the economic risks of its customers through innovative, digital solutions and contributes significantly to their business success. "
target: Nimbusec GmbH
Nimbusec GmbH has developed from Futurezone Austria's Top Startup in 2014 to a renowned and internationally active specialist for security and GDPR compliance monitoring of websites. Customers all over the world count on the proven expertise of the now 16-strong team.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

PwC Switzerland, acquired ChainSecurity

synopsis: PwC Switzerland has successfully acquired ChainSecurity AG, a blockchain startup spun out of the ICE center, ETH Zurich – one of the top research labs in the blockchain security space. ChainSecurity provides products and services for securing smart contracts and blockchain protocols.
buyer parent: PwC
buyer: PwC Switzerland
PwC Switzerland is the leading audit and consulting company in Switzerland. As an independent member of PwC's international network, they support companies and individuals in creating value. "
target: ChainSecurity
ChainSecurity provides products and services for securing smart contracts and blockchain protocols and conducts research and development in the areas of security, program analysis, and machine learning.
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announced 5/30/2019 via PR Newswire

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Recorded Future

synopsis: Insight Partners, a leading global capital and private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Recorded Future, the largest threat intelligence software company in the world. Recorded Future offers a machine learning powered SaaS platform that collects and analyzes vast amounts of data to deliver relevant cyber threat insights in real time.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target: Recorded Future
Recorded Future is the largest privately-held threat intelligence software company in the world. Recorded Future offers a machine learning powered SaaS platform that collects and analyzes vast amounts of data to deliver relevant cyber threat insights in real time.
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$780
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announced 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Palo Alto Networks, will acquire RedLock, Inc.

synopsis: Palo Alto Networks announced its intent to acquire RedLock, an early-stage startup that helps companies make sure their cloud instances are locked down and secure. RedLock enables effective cloud threat defense across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud environments.
buyer: Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW:$4,256.10)
Palo Alto Networks is leading cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for organizations worldwide. Their platform delivers security far superior to legacy or point products, safely enables daily business operations, and protects an organization's assets. "
target: RedLock, Inc.
RedLock enables effective cloud threat defense across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud environments and will enable users to ensure compliance, govern security, and enable security operations.
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$173
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closed 4/12/2018 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, acquired SiteLock

synopsis: SiteLock, a global leader in website security solutions, announced its acquisition by ABRY Partners, a leading private equity firm. Founded in 2008, SiteLock's mission is to protect organizations from ever evolving cyber security threats.
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
ABRY Partners is an experienced and successful private equity investment firm focused on media, communications, insurance, business and information services. Since its founding, ABRY has completed more than $62 billion of transactions, representing investments in more than 550 properties. "
target parent: UnitedWeb, Inc.
target: SiteLock
SiteLock, the Global Leader in business website security solutions, is the only web security solution to offer complete, cloud-based website protection. Its 360-degree monitoring finds and fixes threats, prevents future attacks, accelerates website performance and meets PCI compliance standards.
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closed 3/12/2018 via BusinessWire

CyberArk, acquired Vaultive

synopsis: CyberArk, the global leader in privileged account security, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Vaultive, Inc. Vaultive addresses the most pressing security issues that prevent enterprises from adopting cloud services, including data security, regulatory compliance, international data privacy laws, and government data access concerns.
buyer: CyberArk (CYBR:$444.79)
CyberArk is the only security company focused on eliminating the most advanced cyber threats; those that use insider privileges to attack the heart of the enterprise. Stopping attacks before they stop business, CyberArk proactively secures against threats before attacks can do irreparable damage. "
target: Vaultive
Vaultive addresses the most pressing security issues that prevent enterprises from adopting cloud services, including data security, regulatory compliance, international data privacy laws, and government data access concerns.
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announced 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

GoDaddy.com, will acquire Sucuri Inc.

synopsis: GoDaddy Inc, a cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Sucuri, a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri is a security platform offering business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,670.30)
GoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. "
target: Sucuri Inc.
Sucuri is a leading provider of website security products and services. Sucuri offers business owners a suite of security tools designed to protect website owners from emerging online threats, helping them respond to hacks when they occur, while also virtually patching vulnerabilities.
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announced 6/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Smyte

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has agreed to acquire Smyte, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in safety, spam, and security issues. Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps.
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: Smyte
Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps. Its solutions blends manual heuristics, machine learning, and proprietary reputation data to help safety and risk teams proactively stop spam, fraud, bots, phishing, harassment, and account takeover.
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closed 10/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

Elon Musk, acquired Twitter, Inc.

synopsis: Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, has completed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, 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.
buyer: Elon Musk
Elon Musk is an entrepreneur, investor, and business magnate. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early-stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. "
target: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services.
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$41,408 [$41,773]*
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$5,242
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$901
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired OpenBack

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has acquired OpenBack, a mobile engagement platform based in Ireland. OpenBack provides an engagement platform with dynamic push notifications and device-side decisions. Their platform enables enables enterprises to deliver personalized notifications that increase app usage & engagement.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: OpenBack
OpenBack is a mobile engagement platform based in Ireland. OpenBack provides an engagement platform with dynamic push notifications and device-side decisions. Their platform enables enables enterprises to deliver personalized notifications that increase app usage & engagement.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Quill.chat

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Quill, a business-focused messaging service meant to compete against the likes of Slack and keep people more focused. Quill was founded by Ludwig Pettersson, the former creative director of Stripe, who is much admired by many in the startup community. Quill believes messaging should be built for productivity, not engagement.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Quill.chat
Quill is a business-focused messaging service meant to compete against the likes of Slack and keep people, well, more focused. Quill believes messaging should be built for productivity, not engagement.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Sphere Knowledge Limited

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has acquired Sphere, a group chat app in the UK that transforms groups into vibrant communities. Sphere turns messy chats into a few simple, unmissable posts. The app encourages engagement and emphasizes polls, announcements and events in a way that makes its users more likely to respond.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Sphere Knowledge Limited
Sphere is a group chat app in the UK that transforms groups into vibrant communities. Sphere turns messy chats into a few simple, unmissable posts. The app encourages engagement and emphasizes polls, announcements and events in a way that makes its users more likely to respond.
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announced 10/7/2021 via PR Newswire

AppLovin, will acquire MoPub Inc.

synopsis: Twitter, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell MoPub to AppLovin Corporation, a leading marketing software company. MoPub is the leading ad server and programmatic exchange for smartphones.
buyer: AppLovin (APP:$2,793.10)
AppLovin helps mobile game developers connect with billions of users by providing solutions to monetize, publish, understand, and grow their businesses. Developers use AppLovin’s platform and powerful analytics tools to acquire new users and improve profitability. "
target parent: Twitter, Inc.
target: MoPub Inc.
MoPub is the leading ad server and programmatic exchange for smartphones. They offer a comprehensive monetization platform for mobile app publishers that combines real-time bidding, ad serving, cross-promotional capabilities and ad network mediation into one easy-to-use platform.
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$1,050
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$188
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closed 5/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Scroll

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, is acquiring Scroll, a subscription service that offers readers a better way to read through long-form content on the web, by removing ads and other website clutter that can slow down the experience.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Scroll
Scroll is a consumer service powering an ad-free web that rewards great user experience and funds essential journalism. Scroll is creating a sustainable experience that puts amazing content in front of engaged users without all the noise. Scroll gives special ad-free versions of all news sites.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Forbes

Twitter, Inc., acquired Reshuffle

synopsis: Twitter announced that it has acquired the API integration platform, Reshuffle. Reshuffle is an open-source integration framework that lets developers build workflows and connect systems. They are based in Israel and California.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Reshuffle
Reshuffle is an open-source API integration framework that lets developers build workflows and connect systems. They are based in Israel and California.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Revue

synopsis: Twitter has acquired Revue, a newsletter platform for writers and publishers. The Chicago Sun-Times, Vox Media, VentureBeat and The Markup already trust Revue to create, send and monetize editorial emails.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Revue
Revue is a newsletter platform for writers and publishers. The Chicago Sun-Times, Vox Media, VentureBeat and The Markup already trust Revue to create, send and monetize editorial emails.
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closed 1/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Breaker

synopsis: Twitter, Inc., a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Breaker, Inc., the #1 social broadcast app. The Breaker team will join Twitter to work on the company's new audio-based networking project, Twitter Spaces.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Breaker
Breaker is the #1 social broadcast app with over 700,000 podcasts available. Breaker allows users to follow their friends and see what they're listening to, discover new podcasts from the Breaker community, like and comment on episodes, create and share playlists, and more.
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closed 12/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Squad App

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has acquired Squad, a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Squad App
Squad is a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired CrossInstall

synopsis: Twitter acquired CrossInstall, a mobile-focused demand-side platform (DSP) that will expand the social network's marketing services for app developers. CrossInstall is focused on user acquisition campaigns for mobile apps with ad formats that include playable ads, per an announcement.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: CrossInstall
CrossInstall offers a unique approach to mobile game advertising as it combines custom-built playable mobile gaming ads with a programmatic, performance based bidder ensuring the ads hit the right audience. CrossInstall has developed a highly customized bidder technology and proprietary algorithms.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Chroma Labs

synopsis: Twitter Inc. is acquiring Chroma Labs, a startup company that develops photo and video-editing tools. Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Chroma Labs
Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Aiden

synopsis: AI-powered marketing platform Aiden has been acquired by Twitter. Aiden's machine learning powered software provides recommendations for social media advertisers and content creators, detecting anomalies in cost per acquisition and automatically allocating budget. They are based in London, UK.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Aiden
Aiden's machine learning powered software provides recommendations for social media advertisers and content creators, detecting anomalies in cost per acquisition and automatically allocating budget. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Lightwell

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Lightwell, a company that was founded on the mission of ushering in a new era of interactive storytelling, engaging people in new and delightful ways. The Lightwell tool helps create story apps that are downloaded millions of times.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Lightwell
Hullabalu developed Lightwell software to create an original story series for children called The Adventures of Pan, which became a top seller in over 38 countries. Lightwell enables designers to create and ship animations across devices without developers having to recreate them by hand in Apple’s
price ($mm)
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Fabula AI

synopsis: Twitter announced that it has acquired U.K.-based artificial-intelligence startup Fabula AI. Fabula AI is a deep learning startup that has been developing technology to try to identify online disinformation by looking at patterns in how fake information vs genuine news spreads online.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Fabula AI
Fabula AI is a deep learning startup that has been developing technology to try to identify online disinformation by looking at patterns in how fake information vs genuine news spreads online.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Highly

synopsis: Highly, a Madison and San Francisco tech startup that offers an online text highlighting tool, has been “acquihired” by Twitter. Enjoy Highly free on iPhone and iPad, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Slack.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Highly
Highly is a Madison and San Francisco tech startup that offers an online text highlighting tool. Enjoy Highly free on iPhone and iPad, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and Slack.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., will acquire Smyte

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has agreed to acquire Smyte, a San Francisco-based technology company that specializes in safety, spam, and security issues. Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Smyte
Smyte Inc. provides SaaS solutions offering safety as a service for websites and mobile apps. Its solutions blends manual heuristics, machine learning, and proprietary reputation data to help safety and risk teams proactively stop spam, fraud, bots, phishing, harassment, and account takeover.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Fabric

synopsis: Google has acquired Twitter’s mobile app developer platform Fabric, as well as its Crashlytics crash reporting system. Twitter launched Fabric as a modular SDK in 2014 to allow developers to pick and choose different tools to improve their apps, and it now serves apps reaching 2.5 billion users built by 580,000 developers.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Twitter, Inc.
target: Fabric
Fabric is a platform that helps mobile teams build better apps, understand their users, and grow their business. Crashlytics Inc creates technology to locate and fix crashes in mobile device applications.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired Yes, Inc.

synopsis: Yes, Inc. ("Yes") will be joining Twitter. Yes is a company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android and more. In the coming weeks, they’ll be shutting down apps to focus on their new efforts.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: Yes, Inc.
Yes is a small company in Palo Alto that builds apps to connect people in real life, and from afar. The team is made up of an awesome set of product, engineering and design folks from Gmail, Inbox, Calendar, Android, PayPal and more.
price ($mm)
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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:$5,077.48)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: IXOMOXI
IXOMOXI, Inc. develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

Elon Musk, acquired Twitter, Inc.

synopsis: Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, has completed his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, 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.
buyer: Elon Musk
Elon Musk is an entrepreneur, investor, and business magnate. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early-stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. "
target: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$41,408 [$41,773]*
rev ($mm)
$5,242
EBITDA ($mm)
$901
EV / rev
8.8x
EV / EBITDA
51.3x
announced 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Match.com, will acquire Hyperconnect, Inc.

synopsis: Match Group and Hyperconnect announced they have reached an agreement for Match Group to acquire Hyperconnect. Hyperconnect is a leading social discovery and video technology company based in Seoul, South Korea that operates two flagship apps: Azar and Hakuna Live.
buyer: Match.com (:$1,863.89)
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products available globally. Their portfolio of brands includes Tinder®, Match®, Meetic®, OkCupid®, Hinge®, Pairs™, PlentyOfFish®, and OurTime®, as well as a number of other brands. "
target: Hyperconnect, Inc.
Hyperconnect is a global video and AI technology company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 2014, Hyperconnect is the operator of groundbreaking social discovery products including real-time video chat app 'Azar' and social livestreaming platform 'Hakuna Live'.
price ($mm)
$1,725
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Squad App

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform, has acquired Squad, a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Squad App
Squad is a screen-sharing social app. Squad lets users hang out with their friends via video chat and screen-sharing. The app supports up to 6 people in a group video chat and allows groups to browse memes, watch TikTok videos, talk about DMs, and look at photos together.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Glance Digital Experience Private Limited, acquired Roposo

synopsis: Glance, India’s fastest growing and the third-largest content platform, announced the acquisition of Roposo, a Tiger Global and Bertelsmann backed short-video platform. Roposo is India's favorite video sharing app and allows users to share videos & images using over 25+ Channels on the platform.
buyer parent: InMobi
buyer: Glance Digital Experience Private Limited
With Glance, each time a user glances at their mobile phone, the Android lock-screen service shows high-quality, short-form content that’s sure to grab attention. India-based Glance is a service that comes pre-installed on mobile phones manufactured by Samsung, Xiaomi, Gionee, and Vivo. "
target: Roposo
Roposo is India's favorite video sharing app. Get the best from people from all over the country all the time. India’s best app, Roposo, is free to download, and allows users to share videos & images using over 25+ Channels on the platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Minerva Networks, Inc., acquired TOK.tv

synopsis: Minerva Networks, the leading provider of service management platforms for connected entertainment, announced the acquisition of TOK.tv, the most deployed social network in sports that enables millions of soccer fans to enjoy their favorite games while interacting with friends.
buyer: Minerva Networks, Inc.
Minerva is the leading provider of service management solutions for the delivery of advanced television services. Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’s software platforms to offer next-generation entertainment services to their subscribers. "
target: TOK.tv
TOK.tv enables millions of soccer fans to enjoy their favorite games while interacting with friends. The TOK.tv service, embedded in the fan applications of major international teams like Real Madrid and Juventus, has been accessed by more than 40 million television viewers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Epic Games, acquired Houseparty

synopsis: The group video chat app Houseparty has been acquired by Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. Houseparty lets up to eight people join a video chat together. The app, available for iOS, Android, MacOS, and as a Chrome extension, offers a social network for video chatting.
buyer: Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. "
target: Houseparty
Houseparty is a group video chat app launched in 2016. Houseparty is an app operated by San Francisco-based Life on Air Inc., which was founded by a team of Israeli entrepreneurs. The app, available for iOS, Android, MacOS, and as a Chrome extension, offers a social network for video chatting.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, acquired Plexchat

synopsis: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the acquisition of Plexchat – a communications platform for mobile gamers. The acquisition aims to elevate the social experience within the company’s suite of mobile titles by integrating enhanced community features and chat capabilities to encourage and facilitate increased player engagement.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together all of its businesses involved in the delivery of home entertainment content to consumers. WBHE focuses on maximizing distribution scenarios to make content available to audiences through as many channels, platforms and devices as possible. "
target: Plexchat
Plexchat is a communications platform for mobile gamers. Founded in 2015, Plexchat’s platform was designed to foster a community for players to connect with the games they love. The company is focused on building the premier tool for social coordination in mobile games.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 4/26/2017 via Bloomberg

Square, Inc., will acquire Yik Yak

synopsis: Square Inc. acquired the engineering team of Yik Yak. Atlanta-based Yik Yak, which started in 2013, created a smartphone app that allowed people to contribute to anonymous chat groups in a narrow geographical radius -- like college campuses.
buyer: Square, Inc. (SQ:$16,564.58)
Square creates tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses. Square's point-of-sale service offers tools for every part of running a business, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to real-time analytics and invoicing. "
target: Yik Yak
Yik Yak is a location-based social network that helps users connect with the people around them. Yik Yak acts as a springboard for discovering, meeting, and connecting with people in a user's local community.
price ($mm)
$2.99
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/12/2017 via Market Wire

Grey Cloak Tech, acquired ShareRails LLC

synopsis: Grey Cloak Tech Inc. announces that it has completed its acquisition of ShareRails, an innovative omni-channel technology company that better engages and expands the customer base of online and offline retailers. ShareRails connects offline and online retailers to shoppers through mobile merchandising tools, digital influencers, and social media.
buyer: Grey Cloak Tech (OTCPK:GRCK:$0.15)
Grey Cloak develops advanced software to overcome the most costly digital threats. They provide anti-bot software that tracks metrics such as: clicks, impressions, and other online behaviors to identify fraudulent patterns early on in an effort to control and stop it from spreading virally. "
target: ShareRails LLC
ShareRails is an innovative omni-channel technology company that better engages and expands the customer base of online and offline retailers. ShareRails' commerce platform connects offline and online retailers to shoppers through mobile merchandising tools, digital influencers, and social media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Odd Networks, acquired Overdog, Inc.

synopsis: Odd Networks, an open source platform designed to give access to a powerful set of tools that enables customers to launch their own content streaming service, has acquired Overdog, a social matchmaking platform connecting like-minded gamers to create better online multiplayer experiences.
buyer: Odd Networks
Odd Networks is an open source platform designed to give access to a powerful set of tools that enables customers to launch their own content streaming service across an array of mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices. "
target: Overdog, Inc.
Overdog is a social matchmaking platform connecting like-minded gamers to create better online multiplayer experiences. Currently available exclusively as an app on Xbox One, Overdog’s goal is to revolutionize multiplayer matchmaking for all games.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Trig Social Media AB, acquired Social-Commerce.co

synopsis: Trig social media AB announced the acquisition of 50.5% of Social-Commerce.co and its holding company Fusion Finance. Social-commerce.co is a gamified gig economy platform with an affiliate component. The platform has a mix of freebies, products and services connected with a social element.
buyer: Trig Social Media AB (XTRA:TRIG:$0.09)
Trig Social Media AB is a social media platform provider that works internationally and provides various user engagement products and services to its members. Trig Social Media AB is based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target: Social-Commerce.co
Social-Commerce.co is a worldwide platform that allows users to connect, sell products and earn money by way of introducing others to their one of a kind marketplace. They offer affiliate gigs through actions such as promoting the download of an application or sharing information on social media.
price ($mm)
$0.30*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Neoteck Solutions Inc., will acquire Hello Pal International, Inc.

synopsis: Neoteck Solution Inc. has entered into the definitive asset purchase agreement whereby Neoteck has agreed to acquire all of the assets that comprise the Hello Pal software application. Hello Pal is the developer of the social language chat app that allows users to talk to other people all over the world, in completely foreign languages, in minutes.
buyer: Neoteck Solutions Inc. (TSXV:NEO.H:$0.00)
Neoteck is a company incorporated under the laws of British Columbia and has been actively seeking out a business for its future operations. Neoteck is listed for trading on the TSXV under the symbol “NEO.H”. "
target: Hello Pal International, Inc.
Hello Pal is the developer of the social language chat app that allows users to talk to other people all over the world, in completely foreign languages, in minutes. Talking in a completely foreign language to new friends halfway across the world has never been easier.
price ($mm)
$2.22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Life360, Inc., acquired Couple

synopsis: Life360, the leading Family Network used by more than 55 million families, announced that it has acquired Couple, the app for two that keeps busy couples connected. Couple helps its users organize their lives together, interact with each other in real-time, and provides a broad communication channel to share all of their special moments together.
buyer: Life360, Inc.
Life360 is the world's largest network for families available for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. Life360 processes over 1.5 billion location requests per day and enables over 55 million families to privately share location, communicate with ease and stay connected with in-app messaging. "
target: Couple
Couple is a private messaging app for two and has received over 4 million downloads. Couple helps its users organize their lives together, interact with each other in real-time, and provides a broad communication channel to share all of their special moments together.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

LifeLock, Inc., acquired Bop.fm

synopsis: Bop.fm — a Y Combinator startup that had built a platform to share links for music tracks across a number of different walled-garden streaming services — has been acquired. The buyer is LifeLock, the identity theft protection company.
buyer: LifeLock, Inc. (LOCK:$650.16)
LifeLock is a leading provider of proactive identity-theft protection products and services for consumers—and consumer risk-management services for enterprises. "
target: Bop.fm
Bop.fm is a Ycombinator-backed music technology company that creates intelligent permalinks for songs. Bop.fm aggregates several popular music services (Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Beats Music, iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc) into one app.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

LifeLock, Inc., acquired Bop.fm

synopsis: Bop.fm — a Y Combinator startup that had built a platform to share links for music tracks across a number of different walled-garden streaming services — has been acquired. The buyer is LifeLock, the identity theft protection company.
buyer: LifeLock, Inc. (LOCK:$650.16)
LifeLock is a leading provider of proactive identity-theft protection products and services for consumers—and consumer risk-management services for enterprises. "
target: Bop.fm
Bop.fm is a Ycombinator-backed music technology company that creates intelligent permalinks for songs. Bop.fm aggregates several popular music services (Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Beats Music, iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc) into one app.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/13/2015 via BusinessWire

ErosNow, acquired PingTune

synopsis: Eros International Plc, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced the acquisition of PingTune, a UK-based music messaging company that allows fans to discover, share and listen to music through their app on iOS & Android. This provides Eros’ digital platform ErosNow with a differentiated, one-of-a-kind music experience.
buyer parent: Eros International Plc
buyer: ErosNow
ErosNow is Eros International Plc’s leading on-demand Bollywood entertainment network accessible anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. ErosNow hosts the largest library of films, premium television shows, music videos and audio tracks, unmatched in quantity and quality. "
target: PingTune
PingTune is a UK-based music and artist messaging and discovery platform that allows a deeper social connection between music, fans, and artists. PingTune allows fans to discover, share and listen to music through their app.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2015 via Reuters

Promesa Ltd, acquired Thred

synopsis: Promesa Ltd says that it has exercised its option to acquire 100 pct. of issued share capital of Thredit Ltd and its subsidiaries as contemplated in heads of previously announced agreement. Thred are developers of meta-social platform and unified social messaging app named Thred.
buyer: Promesa Ltd (ASX:PRA:$0.10)
Promesa Ltd is a Perth based ASX listed Company with a portfolio of exploration properties in Peru focused on precious and base metal commodities. Promesa has an advanced exploration pipeline of prospects in proven mineral provinces in Peru. "
target: Thred
Thred are developers of meta-social platform and unified social messaging app named Thred. Thred has the goal of allowing users to share “visual ideas with friends" by allowing users to create and share image stories, or threds.
price ($mm)
$3.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Rhapsody International Inc., acquired Reveal Chat, Inc.

synopsis: Streaming music service Rhapsody announced that it acquired Reveal Chat. Reveal connects people instantly in one-on-one chats with new people nearby or across the globe.
buyer parent: Columbus Nova Technology Partners
buyer: Rhapsody International Inc.
Rhapsody's leading streaming music services give members ad-free access to more than 32 million songs. Whether they're listening on their phone, at home, at work, or in the car, Rhapsody goes where they go. "
target: Reveal Chat, Inc.
Reveal connects people instantly in one-on-one chats with new people nearby or across the globe. They both start anonymous, and can choose to reveal info about themselves, like their name or photo, as they become comfortable.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Photobucket inc, acquired Lasso Media, Inc

synopsis: Photobucket Corporation, a leading online photo sharing and print community, announced the acquisition of Lasso Chat and Photo Messaging application. Lasso was started in 2013 as a request-based photo sharing app. Lasso now includes features like chat and keeping track of the photos that have already been shared.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Photobucket inc
Photobucket Corporation is the world's leading dedicated photo and video sharing service. In 2014, Photobucket expanded to include a new web and mobile service for printed products. The Photobucket user community uploads millions of images & videos per day from the web and connected digital devices."
target: Lasso Media, Inc
Lasso was started in 2013 as a request-based photo sharing app. Lasso now includes features like chat and keeping track of the photos that have already been shared, making it simple and private to request and share photos with family and friends.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2012 via PE Hub

Airbnb, acquired Localmind

synopsis: Airbnb has acquired Localmind, a platform that uses crowdsourcing to find out what’s happening in a given community. Localmind is a new service that allows users to send questions and receive answers about what is going on in real time at places they care about.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Localmind
Localmind is a mobile app that gives people the ability to know what's happening in the world. By temporarily and anonymously connecting users to someone at the location they are interested in, they are able to ask any question they want about that location, and get an answer, in real-time.
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CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike provides cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), the CrowdStrike Falcon platform protects customers against cyberattacks on endpoints and workloads on or off the network by offering visibility and protection across the enterprise.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,451.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($79.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($136.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6250
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Ticker: OM:IRIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Irisity AB
Irisity AB
Irisity is a Swedish leader in intelligent camera surveillance. Using AI and proactive, self-learning algorithms, Irisity's SaaS solution upgrades both existing and new surveillance cameras and monitoring systems from passive to proactive alarming devices.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$6.34
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
49
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Ticker: CHKP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd is the largest pure-play security vendor globally. The company provides industry-leading solutions, and protects customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,131.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$934.70
EBIT ($mm)
$913.00
Net Income ($mm)
$826.70
Employees
5198
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Ticker: ZS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zscaler, Inc.
Zscaler is a leading cloud-based information security company. Zscaler offers a secure internet and web gateway that creates fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,090.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($298.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($326.73)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4975
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:MNDT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mandiant Corporation
Mandiant Corporation
Since their founding in 2004, Mandiant has become one of the world's most trusted cyber security firms, helping identify and defend against some of the most high-profile cyber security breaches for top Fortune 100 companies and governments around the world.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$483.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($238.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($321.61)
Net Income ($mm)
$916.14
Employees
2335
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Ticker: QLYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qualys, Inc.
Qualys, Inc.
Qualys, Inc. is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions. Qualys helps organizations streamline their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for better outcomes and substantial savings.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$427.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$160.74
EBIT ($mm)
$124.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Varonis Systems
Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics. Varonis' Data Security Platform detects insider threats and cyberattacks by analyzing data, account activity, and user behavior. Their platform prevents and limits disaster by discovering and locking down sensitive, regulated and stale data.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$270.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($75.90)
EBIT ($mm)
($85.22)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1574
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Route1 Inc.
Route1 Inc.
Route1 is an advanced North American provider of industrial-grade data intelligence, user authentication, and ultra-secure mobile workforce solutions. The Company helps all manner of organizations to make intelligent use of devices and data for immediate process improvements.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$22.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.30
EBIT ($mm)
$0.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cloud Security Corporation
Cloud Security Corporation
Cloud Security Corporation is an early-stage security and information access technology software company. The Company delivers immediate information with secure access to computer desktops and other consumer electronic devices from remote locations.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TENB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenable Network Security Inc
Tenable Network Security Inc
Tenable is the Cyber Exposure company. Tenable helps organizations of all sizes accurately understand and reduce their cyber risk. Tenable.io, their Cyber Exposure platform, provides broad visibility and deep analytics to secure the entire modern attack surface.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$541.13
EBITDA ($mm)
($25.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:LIVC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Current Media, Inc.
Live Current Media, Inc.
Live Current Media is a media technology company. Live Current Media offers Kast, an online and mobile hangout platform. Kast is a virtual living room that enables friends and people from different locations to gather together to watch movies, play games and chat.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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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)
$83,589.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$26,174.19
EBIT ($mm)
$18,482.87
Net Income ($mm)
$33,551.52
Employees
116213
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Ticker: KOSE:A035720
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kakao
Kakao
Kakao is South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app. Kakao is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to Daum Kakao in 2014, and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,683.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$637.89
EBIT ($mm)
$401.79
Net Income ($mm)
$137.89
Employees
2300
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Ticker: JASDAQ:942
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
Nepro Japan Co. Ltd.
NEPRO Japan Co., Ltd is a mobile sales group, that offers all kinds of mobile solutions, including payment processing, mobile games, and more.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$131.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.05
EBIT ($mm)
$0.41
Net Income ($mm)
$22.49
Employees
309
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Ticker: OTCPK:CHIC.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc.
ChitrChatr Communications Inc. (CHICF) is a Comprehensive Communications Platform in multiple languages for worldwide distribution. Users can make and receive Voice Calls, send and receive Text, Fax, Instant Messages, Emails and integrates with all online Social Networks.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OM:GWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Safeture
Safeture
Safeture (formerly GWS Production) offers a complete cloud-based IT platform designed to manage risk, safety, and crises involving employees wherever they are. At the heart of the company is the Safeture Enterprise platform, which includes travel tracking, flight updates and global real-time alerts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
34
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American Well Corporation
Amwell is a leading telehealth platform in the United States and globally, connecting and enabling providers, insurers, patients, and innovators to deliver greater access to more affordable, higher quality care. Amwell believes that digital care delivery will transform healthcare.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$249.15
EBITDA ($mm)
($230.04)
EBIT ($mm)
($240.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
812
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Ticker: OPRX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OptimizeRx
OptimizeRx
OptimizeRx is one of the nation’s leading providers of digital health messaging via electronic health records, providing a direct channel for pharma companies to communicate with healthcare providers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$61.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.75
EBIT ($mm)
$1.79
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
97
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Ticker: ASX:RAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ResApp Health
ResApp Health
ResApp Health is a mobile telehealth solution based in Australia. ResApp Health assists doctors and empowers patients to diagnose and manage respiratory disease. Their solution allows doctors to instantly diagnose respiratory diseases from the sound of their patient’s cough or breathing.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
510
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Ticker: OTCPK:EMSF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EMS Find, Inc.
EMS Find, Inc.
EMS Find is B2B & B2C on-demand mobile platform, designed to connect the health care providers and consumers to a network of medical transport companies throughout the United States and Canada.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MOTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Motricity, Inc.
Motricity, Inc.
Motricity is a mobile data solutions provider exclusively focused on the rapidly growing mobile Internet market. It serves some of the world's largest mobile operators and enterprises, simplifying the mobile Internet and creating high value and highly relevant mobile experiences for consumers.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$121.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
297
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Ticker: OTCBB:SITO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Single Touch Interactive, Inc.
Single Touch Systems, Inc. is a technology based mobile solutions provider serving businesses, advertisers and brands. Single Touch's multi-channel messaging gateway enables marketers to reach consumers on all types of connected devices.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$8.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: ASX:WGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wangle Technologies Limited
Wangle Technologies Limited
Wangle Technologies is an Australian company that develops network optimising technologies. Their Wangle Mobile VPN app is Australia's best mobile VPN for secure, private browsing. Their Family Insights app allows parents to analyse their children’s online activity and detect emerging threats.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: AIM:CROS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kape Technologies plc
Kape Technologies plc
Based in the UK, Kape is a leading 'privacy-first' digital security software provider to consumers. Through its range of privacy and security products, Kape focuses on protecting consumers and their personal data as they go about their daily digital lives.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$158.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.38
EBIT ($mm)
$27.85
Net Income ($mm)
$36.19
Employees
364
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Ticker: GOMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sungy Mobile Limited
Sungy Mobile Limited
Sungy Mobile Limited is a leading provider of mobile internet products and services globally with a focus on applications and mobile platform development. Sungy Mobile also operates 3G.cn, a popular mobile internet portal, and a large mobile reading service, in China.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$47.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.14
EBIT ($mm)
$12.85
Net Income ($mm)
$12.82
Employees
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