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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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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.
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closed 6/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Automattic Inc., acquired Day One

synopsis: Automattic is expanding its lineup of online writing platforms with its acquisition of Day One, a popular journaling app for Mac and Apple mobile devices. The app has been downloaded more than 15 million times since its March 2011 launch on the Mac and iTunes App Store, offering users a private place to share their thoughts.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic wants to make the web a better place. They're the company behind products including WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, and Longreads. Their common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it. "
target: Day One
Day One is a journaling app for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling life a simple pleasure. Day One offers end-to-end encryption for all journal entries, which can include text, media and even audio recordings.
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closed 5/7/2012 via Market Watch

Evernote Corporation, acquired Penultimate Inc.

synopsis: Evernote, the company that's helping the world remember everything, announced the acquisition of Penultimate, the most popular digital handwriting application for iPad, and the fourth best-selling iPad app of all time.
buyer: Evernote Corporation
Evernote Corporation offers cloud-based handwriting recognition and digital ink software solutions and technologies for users, system integrators, value added resellers, and original equipment manufacturers in the United States. "
target: Penultimate Inc.
Penultimate is an application software designed to resemble a physical notebook. Individuals can use a finger or stylus to take notes wherever they like. The application allows users to choose from a variety of paper types, ink colors and line thicknesses.
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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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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.
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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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Chroma Labs
Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
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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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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
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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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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.
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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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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.
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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:$3,716.35)
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 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:$196,682.00)
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.
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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:$3,716.35)
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.
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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:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, they have democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly. "
target: IXOMOXI
IXOMOXI, Inc. develops gear for virtual reality application which focuses on incorporating virtual reality into music experience. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Twitter, Inc., acquired Magic Pony Technology

synopsis: Twitter announced it has acquired Magic Pony Technology, a London-based developer of machine learning and visual processing technology, expanding the machine learning capabilities in Twitter's video technology and adding valuable talent to the company's Cortex team.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
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: Magic Pony Technology
Magic Pony Technology develops state-of-the-art machine learning based approaches for visual processing on web, desktop and mobile, filing over 20 international patents and publishing at top conferences along the way.
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closed 4/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Peer, Inc.

synopsis: Microblogging platform Twitter has acquired employee and manager feedback startup Peer founded by former Salesforce chief operating officer George Hu. Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
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: Peer, Inc.
Peer is an organizational feedback tool where employees can monitor their performance continuously.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Fastlane

synopsis: Twitter, a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Fastlane, a set of tools that has found a lot of popularity with iPhone developers as an easy way to constantly test and update their apps.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
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: Fastlane
Fastlane is a set of tools that has found a lot of popularity with iPhone developers as an easy way to constantly test and update their apps. Fastlane helps developers ship more apps, faster.
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closed 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Whetlab

synopsis: Twitter Inc announced it acquired machine learning company, Whetlab. The company develops A.I.-like technologies that would make machine learning easier for companies to implement. Its system had been designed to get a company’s internal systems off the ground automatically, and therefore, more quickly than before.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
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: Whetlab
Whetlab develops A.I.-like technologies that would make machine learning easier for companies to implement. Its system had been designed to get a company’s internal systems off the ground automatically, and therefore, more quickly than before.
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closed 4/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired TellApart

synopsis: Twitter has acquired TellApart. TellApart helps retailers leverage their data to personalize the customer experience and drive omnichannel commerce. TellApart's integrated suite of marketing solutions allows marketers to deliver personalized messages in realtime across display ads, Facebook, email and retail websites.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
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: TellApart
TellApart helps retailers leverage their data to personalize the customer experience and drive omnichannel commerce. TellApart's integrated suite of marketing solutions allows marketers to deliver personalized messages in realtime across display ads, Facebook, email and retail websites.
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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
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$200
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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:$3,716.35)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: 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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. (NYSE:SQ:$13,173.74)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/15/2012 via BusinessWire

Reunion.com, purchased Threadsy’s Technology from Threadsy, Inc.

synopsis: MyLife.com announced that it has purchased Threadsy’s technology that allows users to pull together their email and social accounts into a simple, enjoyable experience. Threadsy technology will allow MyLife to bolster its Personal Relationship Manager (PRM) offerings even further.
buyer: Reunion.com
MyLife.com, Inc. provides the search industry’s most powerful people search capabilities with services that deliver ongoing value to over 50 million registered members, over 700,000 active subscribers, and more than 30 million monthly unique visitors. "
seller: Threadsy, Inc.
Threadsy is the world's first integrated communication client. It combines email, Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and the broader social web into a brand new experience. Threadsy is free to use and works with existing user accounts right in their web browser.
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Ticker: TWTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twitter, Inc.
Twitter, Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,716.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$562.24
EBIT ($mm)
$176.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5500
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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)
$78,710.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,011.62
EBIT ($mm)
$20,392.54
Net Income ($mm)
$27,620.00
Employees
89228
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Ticker: VG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vonage Holdings Corporation
Vonage Holdings Corporation
Vonage is a software technology company that enables high-quality voice and messaging services across multiple devices and locations over broadband networks. Vonage's technology provides feature-rich, affordable communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,112.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$109.31
EBIT ($mm)
$32.22
Net Income ($mm)
$6.64
Employees
2248
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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Global Warning System
Global Warning System
GWS, (Global Warning System) was founded in 2009, offers a personal security mobile app, Safeture, which protects travelers through real-time tracking and provides valuable real-time information about disasters, and other threats that could impact you while you're abroad.
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: 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)
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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
Kape is a cybersecurity company focused on helping consumers around the world to have better experience and protection in their digital life. Kape offers products which provide online security, privacy and an optimal online experience.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$95.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.48
EBIT ($mm)
$8.56
Net Income ($mm)
$1.29
Employees
350
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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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Ticker: AIM:AMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Technologies plc
Amino Communications is a world leading IPTV (Internet Protocol television) and hybrid/OTT (over-the-top content) innovator – bringing new entertainment products and solutions to a global market. Amino’s award-winning solutions are deployed by major network operators and service providers worldwide.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$82.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.04
EBIT ($mm)
$5.62
Net Income ($mm)
$3.09
Employees
307
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