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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Heartbeat, Inc., acquired Iconery, Inc

synopsis: Heartbeat, an engagement platform that connects brands with Millennial and Gen Z audiences, has acquired Iconery, the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. Iconery powers collections for influencers and retailers such as Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Goop, REVOLVE, and more.
buyer: Heartbeat, Inc.
Heartbeat is an engagement platform that connects brands with 200,000 Millennial and Gen Z consumers. Heartbeat provides easy-to-use tools that allow brands to build a community of eager brand loyalists and activate them to create trackable nano-influencer marketing campaigns. "
target: Iconery, Inc
Iconery is the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. As an influencer commerce platform, Iconery powers collections for Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Nastia Liukin, Stone Fox Bride, NordstromXNike, and many others.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

BuyMyWardrobe merged with HEWI London,

synopsis: Designer resale website and pop-up specialist BuyMyWardrobe has merged with HEWI London, a platform for fashion lovers to buy and sell their own luxury items. Based in the UK, BuyMyWardrobe is a designer resale website that enables users to buy and sell pre-loved designer fashion. Users can create personal profiles that other users may browse.
buyer: HEWI London
HEWI London is a platform for fashion lovers to buy and sell their own luxury items creating a uniquely liberating shopping experience. HEWI also offers an exclusive concierge service to VIP sellers, helping them to edit their wardrobes and choose what to sell on. "
target: BuyMyWardrobe
Based in the UK, BuyMyWardrobe is a designer resale website that enables users to buy and sell pre-loved designer fashion. Users can create personal profiles that other users may browse to see who is selling the items displayed on the website.
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closed 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Coutloot, acquired Once Again Store

synopsis: Coutloot, an online marketplace in India for both men and women to buy and sell preloved branded and designer fashion, has acquired Once Again Store, India's first online platform for women to buy and Sell pre owned Fashion.
buyer: Coutloot
Coutloot.com is a marketplace for both men and women to buy and sell preloved branded and designer fashion. Sellers get paid to clear out access from their closet while Buyers get the brands they crave for a heavy discount. "
target: Once Again Store
Once Again Store is India's first online platform for women to buy and Sell pre owned Fashion. Women can sell from the comfort of their home, and they handle shipping, payments and cataloging. They are based in Bangalore.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Spoyl, acquired Revamp My Closet

synopsis: Spoyl, a one- stop solution to buy, sell and share fashion wear, taste and style for women, has acqui-hired Revamp My Closet, an online store that buys and sells gently worn, perfectly used clothing, accessories and bags for women.
buyer: Spoyl
Founded by Bhargav Errangi and Sumit Agarwal in 2015, Spoyl is a mobile-only community marketplace where women can unlock the value in their closets and build their dream closet, economically. "
target: Revamp My Closet
Revamp my closet is an online store that buys and sells gently worn, perfectly used clothing, accessories and bags for women. It solves a real problem of decluttering a wardrobe for money.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tradesy, acquired Shop-Hers, Inc.

synopsis: Online consignment site Tradesy has made its first acquisition, buying rival e-commerce site Shop-Hers. Shop-Hers is a socially inspired, user-driven e-commerce marketplace where lovers of designer fashion and aspiring patrons of haute couture can both sell and buy premium label second-hand clothing and accessories through a unique community.
buyer: Tradesy
Tradesy is a new kind of peer-to-peer marketplace that addresses the pain-points associated with selling on sites like eBay and Craigslist. Tradesy makes it dead simple and delightful for anyone to sell the unused or underused goods cluttering their closets. "
target: Shop-Hers, Inc.
Shop Hers is a socially inspired, user-driven e-commerce marketplace where lovers of designer fashion and aspiring patrons of haute couture can both sell and buy premium label second-hand clothing and accessories through a unique community we call your ‘Style Soul Mates.'
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closed 3/26/2015 via BNC Analysis

BuyMyWardrobe, acquired Chic&Seek

synopsis: BuyMyWardrobe, the fashion resale marketplace, announce the acquisition of the assets of Chic&Seek,theNotting Hill based fashion resale consignment service. A destination boutique for all West London fashionistas since 2009, Chic&Seek launched as an on-line service, flourishing to become one of London's acclaimed pre-loved fashion stores.
buyer: BuyMyWardrobe
BuyMyWardrobe is an online marketplace to buy and sell preloved designer fashion. It is a social shopping site with real people behind real profiles, including some of the country’s most stylish women. The company was founded in 2011. "
target: Chic&Seek
Chic&Seek is an online fashion resale company. It works with some of London's chicest women who recycle their wardrobes. All the Chic Sellers are met personally and every item is hand-selected. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in the UK.
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closed 11/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

auFeminin.com, acquired My Little Paris

synopsis: Aufeminin has acquired 60 percent of My Little Paris, with future plans to acquire the rest of the company. My Little Paris is a woman-centric weekly newsletter to share restaurant advice and various urban tips. It is also a subscription service, where subscribers receive a box and beauty and fashion items.
buyer: auFeminin.com (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
The auFeminin.com Group runs the leading women’s portal in Europe with leading positions in France, Italy, Spain and Germany and a strong position in the UK. The company also runs the thematic portals Teemix (leading portal for young women), Voyage-Bons-Plans (Travel) and Santé AZ (Health). "
target: My Little Paris
My Little Paris is a woman-centric weekly newsletter to share restaurant advice and various urban tips. It is also a subscription service, where subscribers receive a box and beauty and fashion items for $21 dollars a month.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Hashmeta, acquired ShopperBoard Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Hashmeta, a leading digital media marketing agency in Asia, has acquired ShopperBoard Pte Ltd., an online fashion marketplace in Singapore. ShopperBoard provides access to over 1,000 trendy fashion stores in one app. Their app hosts more than 70 local brands in Singapore, including Love Bonito, Ohvola, Neonmello, and more.
buyer: Hashmeta
Hashmeta is a leading digital media marketing agency in Asia. Hashmeta develops and executes highly effective online marketing campaigns. Their capabilities include digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, influencer marketing, content marketing, and more. "
target: ShopperBoard Pte. Ltd.
ShopperBoard is an online fashion marketplace in Singapore. ShopperBoard provides access to over 1,000 trendy fashion stores in one app. Their app hosts more than 70 local brands in Singapore, including Love Bonito, Ohvola, Neonmello, and more.
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closed 7/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pippa & Jean, acquired Pippa & Jean

synopsis: The Frankfurt-based company Pippa & Jean has repurchased the company shares from the investors Vorwerk, Holtzbrinck and Klingel. 75 percent of the company is again in the hands of the management. Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment.
buyer: Pippa & Jean
Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment. Pippa & Jean Style Coaches showcase jewellery, accessories and other lifestyle products at exclusive Style Partys and in their personalised Online Boutiques. "
target: Pippa & Jean
Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment. Pippa & Jean Style Coaches showcase jewellery, accessories and other lifestyle products at exclusive Style Partys and in their personalised Online Boutiques.
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closed 9/8/2017 via PR Web

Fitinuss LLC, acquired SWAP Club

synopsis: Fitinuss LLC, a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality yoga products, has acquired SWAP Club. SWAP Club is an iOS app that allows users to buy, sell, and trade woman's fashion and beauty items with a focus on items obtained from popular subscription boxes. SWAP Club makes swapping a fun and social activity with its game-like user experience.
buyer: Fitinuss LLC
The Fitinuss LLC is a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality products. Their products include massage balls, yoga blocks, yoga mats, yoga towels, yoga pads, yoga rollers, yoga straps, and yoga carrying bags. "
target: SWAP Club
The SWAP Club iOS app is a buy, sell trade marketplace with over 10,000 downloads. SWAP Club is designed specifically for swapping women’s fashion and beauty items with a focus on items acquired through popular subscription boxes. The app makes swapping a fun and social activity.
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closed 7/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

@WalmartLabs, acquired Luvocracy

synopsis: Walmart‘s Silicon Valley R&D group @WalmartLabs is announcing that it has acquired its 14th startup, social marketplace Luvocracy. Members find the best things to buy, meet people through the products they recommend, and give and receive gifts with every purchase. Luvocracy is building a new marketplace around the explosion in social sharing.
buyer parent: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
buyer: @WalmartLabs
@WalmartLabs is based in the heart of Silicon Valley. The business unit creates platforms, products and businesses around social and mobile commerce to support Walmart’s global strategy of seamlessly integrating theshopping experience between brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce. "
target: Luvocracy
Luvocracy is the way to buy recommended pins, posts, tweets and shares. Members find the best things to buy, meet people through the products they recommend, and give and receive gifts with every purchase. Luvocracy is building a new marketplace around the explosion in social sharing.
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announced 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

CT Corp., will acquire Female Daily Network

synopsis: CT Corp, a rapidly growing, diversified Indonesian-based holding company that is active in several industries, will acquire Female Daily Network, Indonesia's largest beauty destination. Female Daily revolutionizes the way Indonesian women discover, share and buy beauty products, services and cosmetics.
buyer: CT Corp.
CT Corp is a rapidly growing, diversified Indonesian-based holding company that is active in several industries. The group is divided into three main business holding operations concentrating in Financial Services, Media, Lifestyle & Entertainment, and Natural Resources respectively. "
target: Female Daily Network
Female Daily is Indonesia's largest beauty destination. Female Daily revolutionizes the way Indonesian women discover, share and buy beauty products, services and cosmetics. Female Daily is largest female online community where content and community meets commerce.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

carou, acquired Percentil

synopsis: PERCENTIL, a leading European Women and Kids garments resale company, has announced the acquisition of a majority of its equity by carou AG, an innovative online shop operator specialized in fashion re-commerce.
buyer: carou
Headquartered in the Zoug canton in Switzerland, with an additional office in Darmstadt, carou is an innovative online shop operator specialized in fashion re-commerce. The company manages two curated online concept stores for second-hand fashion, styluxe.com and inloveagain.com. "
target: Percentil
Headquartered in Madrid, PERCENTIL is a leading European Women and Kids garments resale company. Since its inception in 2012, it has sold more than 2 million items from 50,000 sellers to 85,000 buyers in Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
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closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

StackCommerce, Inc., acquired Joyus

synopsis: StackCommerce, the leading native commerce platform for media companies, has announced its acquisition of Joyus, the first premium online video product discovery and shopping experience for women.
buyer: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading native commerce platform for online publishers, communities and brands. Since its inception, StackCommerce has built new, incremental revenue streams for publishers and empowered its brand partners to reach relevant audiences. "
target: Joyus
Joyus is the first premium online video product discovery and shopping experience for women. Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based Joyus created the first video-based shopping network serving consumers, publishers and brands across the fashion, beauty, home and health verticals.
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closed 4/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Feelunique, acquired The Beautyst

synopsis: Feelunique, Europe’s leading online beauty retailer, is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Beautyst, a leading French online beauty community and marketplace. As well as bringing together trendy beauty brands through its online marketplace, The Beautyst is the leading blog in France with editorial content for those passionate about beauty.
buyer: Feelunique
Founded in 2005, Feelunique has grown to become Europe’s biggest online beauty retailer with a choice of more than 20,000 products and 450 brands across makeup, beauty, perfume, accessories & electricals. They ship to over 120 countries and has dedicated websites in the UK, Germany, France & China. "
target: The Beautyst
The Beautyst has one of the most established online beauty communities in France. As well as bringing together ultra-trendy beauty brands through its online marketplace, The Beautyst is the leading blog in France with rich editorial content for those passionate about beauty.
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closed 3/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Voonik, acquired Zohraa Lifestyles Private Limited

synopsis: Voonik Technologies, which handpicks clothes for users based on their body type, skin tone, and budget and style preferences, has acquired Zohraa, an Indian online fashion retailer.
buyer: Voonik
Voonik handpicks clothes for users based on their body type, skin tone, and budget and style preferences. It provides recommendations from stylists on the kind of clothes that will suit the user, how to wear them, and what to pair them with "
target: Zohraa Lifestyles Private Limited
Zohraa.com is one of India’s leading online fashion retailers and was set up with a vision to pay homage to extra-ordinary royal traditions through their collection of elegant and opulent occasion wear.
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closed 2/26/2020 via PR Newswire

PEI Holdings, acquired Yandy

synopsis: PEI Holdings, the owner, incubator, and investor in multiple global lifestyle brands focused on four consumer categories: Sexual Wellness, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Hospitality and Beauty & Skincare, has acquired Yandy, an online intimates retailer that has a strong, established, profitable business and an experienced team.
buyer: PEI Holdings
PEI Holdings is the owner, incubator, and investor in multiple global lifestyle brands focused on four consumer categories: Sexual Wellness, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Hospitality and Beauty & Skincare. "
target: Yandy
Yandy is an online intimates retailer that has a a strong, established, profitable business and an experienced team that is responsible for fulfilling more than 50,000 monthly orders of intimates, sleepwear and accessories to a primarily female, US-based audience.
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closed 5/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Uala S.r.l., acquired Balinea.com

synopsis: Uala, an online and mobile beauty salon booking platform in Italy, has acquired Balinea.com, a French platform that allows users to find and book spas, hair salons, and health centres. Balinea.com enables users to easily book appointments with services that match their preferences, such as location, ratings, price range, operating hours, and more.
buyer parent: Immobiliare.it S.p.A.
buyer: Uala S.r.l.
Uala is an online and mobile beauty salon booking platform in Italy. Uala offers a premium verified network of hair stylists and beauticians in Italy. Uala makes it easy to find and book stylists and beauticians that match a users price range and location. "
target: Balinea.com
Balinea.com is a French platform that allows users to find and book spas, hair salons, and health centres. Balinea.com enables users to easily book appointments with services that match their preferences, such as location, ratings, price range, operating hours, and more.
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$17
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announced 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Naturals, will acquire Vyomo

synopsis: Naturals, India's No.1 unisex hair and beauty salon, is acquiring Vyomo, a mobile app based beauty and wellness platform. They provide “Head-to-toe” doorstep beauty services at home to women of all ages in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida.
buyer: Naturals
Launched over a decade ago Naturals today is India's No.1 unisex hair and beauty salon. With a strong network of more than 400 salons evenly spread across the country it is one of the fastest growing chains of salons and aims to reach a target of 3000 salons by the year 2017. "
target: Vyomo
Vyomo is a mobile app based beauty and wellness platform. They provide “Head-to-toe” doorstep beauty services at home to women of all ages in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. For beauty salons and Spa, they are SAAS based end to end salon management software that grows their business.
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$15
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Heartbeat, Inc., acquired Iconery, Inc

synopsis: Heartbeat, an engagement platform that connects brands with Millennial and Gen Z audiences, has acquired Iconery, the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. Iconery powers collections for influencers and retailers such as Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Goop, REVOLVE, and more.
buyer: Heartbeat, Inc.
Heartbeat is an engagement platform that connects brands with 200,000 Millennial and Gen Z consumers. Heartbeat provides easy-to-use tools that allow brands to build a community of eager brand loyalists and activate them to create trackable nano-influencer marketing campaigns. "
target: Iconery, Inc
Iconery is the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. As an influencer commerce platform, Iconery powers collections for Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Nastia Liukin, Stone Fox Bride, NordstromXNike, and many others.
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Heartbeat, Inc., acquired Iconery, Inc

synopsis: Heartbeat, an engagement platform that connects brands with Millennial and Gen Z audiences, has acquired Iconery, the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. Iconery powers collections for influencers and retailers such as Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Goop, REVOLVE, and more.
buyer: Heartbeat, Inc.
Heartbeat is an engagement platform that connects brands with 200,000 Millennial and Gen Z consumers. Heartbeat provides easy-to-use tools that allow brands to build a community of eager brand loyalists and activate them to create trackable nano-influencer marketing campaigns. "
target: Iconery, Inc
Iconery is the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. As an influencer commerce platform, Iconery powers collections for Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Nastia Liukin, Stone Fox Bride, NordstromXNike, and many others.
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announced 6/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Vungle, will acquire JetFuel, LLC

synopsis: Vungle, a leading mobile performance marketing platform, will acquire JetFuel, an influencer marketing platform. JetFuel enables Vungle to offer advertisers even greater reach in acquiring high-value users and the ability to target the increasingly valuable Gen Z market through engaging, influencer-owned viral content that drives action.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Vungle
Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps. Mobile application developers partner with Vungle to monetize their apps through innovative in-app ad experiences that are inspired by insight and crafted with creativity. "
target: JetFuel, LLC
JetFuel's mission is to empower creators by building the tools that they need, starting with monetization. JetFuel's flagship influencer product, The Plug, offers a self-serve monetization for anyone with an online following and aims to be a comprehensive platform for influencer success.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Independents, acquired Lefty

synopsis: The Independents, a global marketing and communications group, has acquired a majority stake in Lefty, a leading influencer marketing platform in France. Lefty helps lifestyle brands manage top-performing influencer programs. Their SaaS platform provides solutions for talent discovery, relationship management, performance measurement, and more.
buyer parent: Cathay Capital Private Equity
buyer: The Independents
The Independents is a global marketing and communications group for industry leaders across luxury and lifestyle. The Independents is a collective of agencies who share common values. They offer services for creative strategy, branding, brand experience, digital strategy, and more. "
target: Lefty
Lefty is a leading influencer marketing platform in France. Lefty helps lifestyle brands manage top-performing influencer programs. Their SaaS platform provides solutions for talent discovery and qualification, relationship management, automated campaign reporting, performance measurement, and more.
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closed 3/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Technology Commerce Management, acquired Ninjaoutreach

synopsis: Technology Commerce Management (TCM) has acquired NinjaOutreach, whose proprietary technology enables users to filter through millions of social media influencers in order to find the ones that most precisely reach targeted customers.
buyer: Technology Commerce Management
Technology Commerce Management (TCM) delivers the eCommerce aggregator industry’s first predictive, AI-driven eCommerce performance optimization. "
target: Ninjaoutreach
NinjaOutreach is a blogger outreach software for digital marketers and small businesses interested in growing their presence online. It is a complete CRM, allowing for prospecting, relationship management, and analytics and reporting.
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closed 8/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Impact Holdings, acquired Activate Holdings LLC

synopsis: Impact, the global leader in partnership automation, has acquired ACTIVATE, a leading brand and SaaS platform in the influencer industry. The acquisition includes the industry leading end-to-end platform for influencer discovery; reporting; and campaign management, including collaborations across all major social platforms.
buyer: Impact Holdings
Impact is the global leader in Partnership Automation. The company accelerates enterprise growth by automating the full partnership lifecycle, including discovery, recruitment, contracting, engagement, fraud protection, optimization, and payment processing for enterprise partnerships. "
target: Activate Holdings LLC
ACTIVATE is a fully end-to-end influencer marketing platform, covering influencer discovery, program workflow, measurement, and analytics that supports cross-platform collaborations (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and more), with an opt-in network of 150,000+ vetted and authenticated influencers.
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closed 6/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Yabb, acquired Fango

synopsis: Yabb, a social networking and instant messaging company, announced it has acquired Fango, a leading influencer marketing platform based in San Francisco with more than 40,000 member influencers and over 1.28 billion social media reach.
buyer: Yabb
Yabb is a free social networking and instant messaging application available on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. Yabb allows users to share photos, videos, links, voice messages and text to other users through its social network and instant messaging platform. "
target: Fango
Fango is an influencer marketing platform that brings together social media creators and brands at scale. Created by Gokhan Celiker in 2015, Fango’s mission is to empower creators and brands people love.
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closed 4/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Squid Digital Media Channel, acquired Duopana

synopsis: Brazilian marketing startup Squid announced the acquisition of community-building platform, Duopana. Consumer-based industries increasingly rely on alternative marketing strategies to reach their desired customers. Duopana is a platform to create online communities, blogging and collaborative content management
buyer: Squid Digital Media Channel
Squid is the first influential marketing platform in Brazil specializing in microinfluencers. Their mission is to use the expertise of content creators to humanize brand communication. With proprietary technology, they automate the process of identifying and managing digital influencers. "
target: Duopana
Duopana is a platform to create online communities, blogging and collaborative content management. Duopana offers several tools to get new members and also keep in touch and engage with the existing ones.
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announced 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Kolsquare, will acquire Ekkla

synopsis: France-based Kolsquare has acquired the French company Ekkla, a technological solution that facilitates contracts between influencers and brands. Ekkla is the first platform specialized in the professionalization of brands-influencers relations, particularly through a technological solution allowing automated personalized contracts online.
buyer parent: Brand & Celebrities SAS
buyer: Kolsquare
France-based Kolsquare is a platform that allows marketing and communication professionals to optimize their Marketing Influence campaigns. The Kolsquare platform leverages the latest Big Data, AI and Machine Learning technologies to enable the most authentic partnerships. "
target: Ekkla
France-based Ekkla is a platform specialized in the professionalization of brands-influencers relations, particularly through a technological solution allowing automated personalized contracts online. Ekka works to establish fair and transparent collaborations between brands and influencers.
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announced 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

IZEA, Inc., will acquire FLUVIP

synopsis: IZEA, operator of IZEAx, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, has entered into a non-binding LOI to acquire all outstanding shares of FLUVIP, a company that provides influencer marketing solutions to brands and agencies throughout Latin America and in the U.S. Hispanic Market.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects marketers with content creators. IZEAx automates influencer marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. "
target: FLUVIP
FLUVIP provides influencer marketing and custom content solutions to brands and agencies throughout Latin America and in the U.S. Hispanic Market. The company is headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia, with subsidiary operations in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Argentina.
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closed 7/26/2018 via BusinessWire

IZEA, Inc., acquired Tapinfluence

synopsis: IZEA, Inc., operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, closed its previously announced acquisition of TapInfluence, Inc. TapInfluence is a leading platform and online marketplace for brands and agencies to execute influencer marketing campaigns.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects marketers with content creators. IZEAx automates influencer marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. "
target: Tapinfluence
TapInfluence is the industry's leading SaaS platform that empowers consumers to make better purchasing decisions. Through Influencer Marketing Automation, they help brands put authenticity back into their messaging and communications by connecting them with trusted voices in their industry.
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$7.08
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closed 11/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Sprinklr, acquired Little Bird

synopsis: Sprinklr announced it has acquired Little Bird, a technology company that helps brands analyze connections across the social web to discover top influencers who can galvanize word-of-mouth marketing; build like-minded communities and create relevant content to increase engagement; and identify early-movers to accelerate the discovery of trends.
buyer: Sprinklr
Sprinklr is the most complete enterprise social technology, purpose-built for large companies to drive business outcomes and manage customer experiences. Sprinklr’s fully integrated social experience management software powers more than four billion social connections across 77 countries. "
target: Little Bird
Little Bird's Influencer Marketing Platform has helped companies identify the influencers and content that shape markets trends and buyer intent. Located in Portland, Oregon, Little Bird helps businesses like Pitney Bowes, Oracle and Autodesk, segment social data to drive smarter marketing.
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closed 4/5/2016 via BusinessWire

ReadyPulse merged with Experticity,

synopsis: Experticity and ReadyPulse announced their merger. Experticity helps brands with marketing through real-life influencers, including retail associates. ReadyPulse is the leader in influencer marketing technology, changing the way B2C companies win with digital marketing.
buyer: Experticity
Experticity helps brands with marketing through real-life influencers, including retail associates. They have built the world’s largest community of influential category experts, connecting them with the world’s top brands to create a new breed of buying experience. "
target: ReadyPulse
ReadyPulse is the leader in influencer marketing technology, changing the way B2C companies win with digital marketing. Their cloud-based SaaS platform finds valuable social influencers and amplifies campaigns and user generated content to inspire consumer purchasing decisions and brand awareness.
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closed 3/21/2016 via BusinessWire

gShift Labs, acquired InNetwork Inc.

synopsis: gShift, a worldwide provider of web presence analytics for brands and agencies, announced it has acquired InNetwork, an influencer marketing platform company. InNetwork is an online platform enabling marketers to connect with influencers for launching social media outreach campaigns.
buyer: gShift Labs
gShift’s industry leading Web Presence Analytics Software platform helps brands and agencies efficiently understand and improve on the impact and engagement of a content across its web presence. gShift’s software has been collecting and storing web presence and SEO data since 2009. "
target: InNetwork Inc.
InNetwork is an online platform enabling marketers to connect with influencers for launching social media outreach campaigns. The influencers are carefully selected and are scored against high standards of professionalism, social media reach and influence.
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closed 2/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bloglovin', acquired Sverve Inc.

synopsis: Bloglovin', the leading social discovery platform for blogs and influencer-focused lifestyle content, announced its acquisition of leading influencer marketing technology platform, Sverve. Sverve enables Bloglovin's 750,000 registered content creators to monetize their blogs and social media footprint through local & nationwide social campaigns.
buyer: Bloglovin'
Bloglovin' is the ultimate destination for fashion, beauty and lifestyle-obsessed users to discover, consume and share professionally produced content from top influencers around the world. The platform encourages users to discover and share their favorite content. "
target: Sverve Inc.
Sverve provides comprehensive campaign management solutions that enable brands to connect with the right influencers instantly, track and measure results, and gain superior ROI. Sverve offers hands-on solutions like blogger outreach as well as automated campaigns like Pinterest sweepstakes.
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closed 4/15/2015 via PR Web

ScribbleLive, acquired Appinions Inc.

synopsis: ScribbleLive, the leading content marketing and live publishing SaaS platform powered by big data, announced that it has acquired Appinions Inc., makers of an influence analytics marketing platform built on patented natural language processing and social network analysis technology.
buyer: ScribbleLive
ScribbleLive advances the content marketing industry with a complete content marketing and live publishing software platform powered by big data. "
target: Appinions Inc.
Appinions Inc. is a Manhattan-based startup that provides a SaaS influence marketing platform and services that let people see the web through the lens of peoples’ opinions.
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closed 4/2/2015 via PR Newswire

From You Flowers, LLC., acquired Social Media Link

synopsis: From You Flowers, an online flower company, announced the acquisition of Social Media Link, a leading advocacy activation company that works with brands to grow their base of loyal customer advocates and amplifies those endorsements on social media.
buyer parent: Tenth Avenue Holdings, LLC
buyer: From You Flowers, LLC.
From You Flowers, LLC, an online flower company, helps users to find and buy gifts to send for various occasions. Its online store provides a range of flowers, gifts baskets, plants, and balloons for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and other occasions. "
target: Social Media Link
Social Media Link is the leading advocacy activation company that amplifies social media conversation for brands. SML makes it easy for brands to activate impactful and trusted reviews and recommendations across social media, triggering action and leading consumers through the path to purchase.
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announced 9/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

ZEFR, Inc., will acquire Engodo

synopsis: Video monetization platform ZEFR has entered into a purchase agreement with Engodo, a social influencer advertising platform that connects brands, agencies, and media buyers with publishers who produce content for a wide range of different networks. That includes traditional blogs, as well as social media channels.
buyer: ZEFR, Inc.
ZEFR is the leading SaaS platform for brands, rights and content management on YouTube. ZEFR provides enterprise technology solutions for the world's most respected brands, allowing them to measure, leverage and engage fans of their content and products on YouTube. "
target: Engodo
Engodo is a social influencer advertising platform that connects brands, agencies, and media buyers with publishers who produce content for a wide range of different networks. That includes traditional blogs, as well as social media channels.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

hoo.be, will acquire Grapevine Village

synopsis: Ideanomics is divesting Grapevine, one of the world’s first leading influencer marketing organizations, to FNL Technologies, a company that owns and operates social media platform hoo.be. hoo.be is a popular online platform which enables users to provide followers with a single place to access all official social media platforms.
buyer: hoo.be
FNL Technologies owns and operates social media platform hoo.be, a popular online platform which enables online influencers, artists, athletes, personalities, and businesses to provide followers with a single place to access all official social media platforms. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine Village
Grapevine is one of the world’s first leading influencer marketing organizations. Advertisers leverage Grapevine’s full suite of services to build, iterate, and scale end-to-end marketing campaigns powered by authentic content sourced from creators across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Ideanomics has agreed to sell its influencer marketing platform and related assets, comprised of Grapevine Logic, Fintalk, and CommentsRadar, to Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd. The Grapevine Influencer Platform and its suite of technologies will be merged into the Techconn Group's influencer operations.
buyer: Techconn Holding Group Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen-based Techconn is a large multinational company specializing in intelligent manufacturing and technology services. The company invests in advanced technology fields to build a high-quality innovation technology engine that promotes upgrading and development in the manufacturing industry. "
target parent: Ideanomics
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social content creators to produce promotional content at scale. It provides marketers with proprietary data about YouTube and Instagram creators to help clients make confident decisions.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Seven Stars Cloud, acquired Grapevine

synopsis: Seven Stars Cloud Group, Inc., a leading global fintech and asset digitization services company, has acquired Grapevine Logic Inc., an influencer marketing platform. Grapevine's workflow management software, proprietary tracking and analytics measures direct response and conversion rates from promotional content on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
buyer: Seven Stars Cloud (IDEX:$18.00)
Seven Stars Cloud (SSC) is a global fintech and asset digitization services company focused on digital asset production and distribution. SSC is bringing transparency, efficiency, and ownership paradigms to markets including finance, commodities/energy, vertical industry/supply chain and consumer. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is the world's leading end-to-end influencer marketing platform that enables collaboration between advertisers and social media content creators to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 177,000 creators with more than 6 billion monthly views.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/9/2017 via PE Hub

Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited, will acquire Grapevine

synopsis: Grapevine, the world’s leading end-to-end social media influencer marketing platform with more than 90,000 content creators generating 5.7 billion views per month, announced an agreement under which global media group Sun Seven Stars will purchase a majority stake in the company.
buyer: Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited
Sun Seven Stars Media Group Limited is one of the biggest private media and investment conglomerates in China. Its predecessor is Sun Media Group Holdings Limited, which was established by Bruno Wu and Yang Lan and became one of the leading entertainment, media and investment companies in Asia. "
target: Grapevine
Grapevine is an end-to-end influencer marketing platform that helps advertisers and social content creators work together to produce promotional content at scale. The Grapevine network includes more than 90,000 creators who generate more than 5.7 billion monthly views.
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