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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Lightricks, acquired Popular Pays

synopsis: Lightricks is acquiring Popular Pays, a Chicago-based software company that connects brands with creators. Popular Pays has 130 clients that represent more than 350 brands. About 60,000 creators use it for free. The platform makes money by taking a percentage from brands' deals, and brands pay a SaaS fee depending on the level of service.
buyer: Lightricks
Lightricks is the developer behind subscription-based content creation apps Facetune and Enlight that leverages AI to let users fine-tune selfies by adjusting their proportions and manipulating lighting. "
target: Popular Pays
Popular Pays is a Chicago-based software company that connects brands with creators. Popular Pays has 130 clients that represent more than 350 brands. About 60,000 creators use it for free.
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announced 10/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hamster Garage, will acquire Swipehouse

synopsis: Hamster Garage, a leading partnerships and affiliate marketing agency, will acquire Swipehouse, an influencer marketplace connecting brands and creators. The acquisition positions Hamster Garage as the leading partnership marketing agency by allowing brands to connect with creators at scale.
buyer: Hamster Garage
Hamster Garage (HG) is a leading partnerships and affiliate management agency servicing global brands. HG goes beyond affiliate marketing to build world class partner programs. HG works with brands to launch and scale full fledged partner programs. "
target: Swipehouse
Swipehouse is one of the biggest social networks for TikTokers-with over a billion followers across its user base. Automating influencer campaigns and democratizing influencer campaigns, Swipehouse has launched hundreds of brands on TikTok while driving millions of conversions for clients.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd, acquired ITTIFY

synopsis: iMedia, a digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists, has acquired majority stakes in ITTIFY, owner and operator of a social influencer platform. Based in Malaysia, ITTIFY™ helps brands engage the right content creator to help generate buzz, drive traffic and spark real conversations.
buyer: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms. "
target: ITTIFY
ITTIFY™ helps brands engage the right content creator to help generate buzz, drive traffic and spark real conversations. Based in Malaysia, ITTIFY is the owner and operator of a social influencer platform.
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announced 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Planet Ventures Inc., will acquire Cucu Sports Limited

synopsis: Planet Ventures Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire Cucu Sports, a sports influencer mobile technology platform based in the United Kingdom. Cucu Sports & Entertainment is an online marketplace that allows Brands and Athletes to implement social media endorsement campaigns with just a few clicks.
buyer: Planet Ventures Inc. (TSXV:PXI:($0.59))
Planet Ventures Inc. is a public investment issuer listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange, that is focused on investing in disruptive companies and industries that have high growth potential. "
target: Cucu Sports Limited
Cucu Sports & Entertainment is an online marketplace that allows Brands and Athletes to implement social media endorsement campaigns with just a few clicks. Their smart proprietary platform allows marketers to deliver their social media posts through the athletes’ social media.
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$0.33
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closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Blockescence plc, acquired ReachHero

synopsis: blockescence plc successfully acquired majority of the shares in the influencer and social media specialist ReachHero GmbH. The German company ReachHero has a leading platform solution for influencers and advertisers in Europe.
buyer: Blockescence plc (XTRA:M8G:$279.92)
Based in Malta, blockscence is a strategic investment holding company which focuses on a buy, build and sell strategy of fast-growing companies in consolidating TMT sectors. New technologies are proactively used to create USPs and efficiencies within the portfolio companies. "
target: ReachHero
ReachHero is the leading European online marketplace for micro and macro influencer campaigns. The German company makes exciting product placements in social media channels incredibly easy. The platform allows influencers to earn money by sharing products with their audience.
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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:$20.60)
IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects marketers with content creators. IZEAx automates influencer marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. "
target: Tapinfluence
TapInfluence is the industry's leading SaaS platform that empowers consumers to make better purchasing decisions. Through Influencer Marketing Automation, they help brands put authenticity back into their messaging and communications by connecting them with trusted voices in their industry.
price ($mm)
$7.08
rev ($mm)
$6
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announced 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Socialwire Co., Ltd., will acquire Find Model

synopsis: Socialwire Co., Ltd., a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses, will acquire Find Model, a Japanese online matching platform that connects companies and influencers. Find Model allows companies to easily find an influencer they can use in their influencer marketing campaigns.
buyer: Socialwire Co., Ltd. (TSE:3929:$34.31)
Socialwire is a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses. The company provides press release delivery services to companies, government agencies, and organizations. Their incubation business provides consulting services to companies in the start-up stages. "
target: Find Model
Find Model is a Japanese online matching platform that connects companies and influencers. The platform allows companies to easily find an influencer they can use in their influencer marketing campaigns. Find Model has over 1000 registered influencers that they pick from for every campaign.
price ($mm)
$2.40
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$1
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closed 3/29/2017 via Market Wire

App Swarm Inc., acquired Namefy

synopsis: AppSwarm, Inc., a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of application-based technologies, has announced the acquisition of a novel ecommerce website, Namefy. Namefy creates beautiful, catchy company names for startups.
buyer: App Swarm Inc. (OTCPK:SWRM:$2.83)
AppSwarm, Inc. is a technology development and incubation company focused in accelerating the development of mobile applications and technology, fast-tracking product to market. AppSwarm partners with application developers through joint ventures, royalty agreements, & outright purchase agreements. "
target: Namefy
Namefy is a novel ecommerce website. They create beautiful, catchy company names for startups. Their team of naming experts can provide business name ideas within 24 hours. The names are created especially for their client’s business, it reflects what the company stands for.
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closed 10/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired FameBit, Inc.

synopsis: Online video and media giant, YouTube, through its parent company Alphabet Inc's Google has acquired Famebit, a YouTube marketing platform that connects YouTubers and other “influencers” with brands to create videos that are shared across the internet.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: FameBit, Inc.
Fame Bit is a YouTube marketing platform that enable brands to collaborate with YouTube influencers and create videos that are shared across the internet. It is a convenient method to find, hire and work with YouTube Influencers and create brand awareness with tutorial videos.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

PeopleBrowsr, acquired Empire Avenue

synopsis: Social enterprise provider PeopleBrowsr has acquired Empire Avenue. The company is a virtual stock market that users and brands could participate in with the goal of enhancing their social influence.
buyer: PeopleBrowsr
PeopleBrowsr, a San Francisco based company, is the creator of SocialOS™ - The Enterprise Platform for creating Instant Networks. SocialOS powers the .CEO and Kred Influence Networks, and .Best Top Level Domain. "
target: Empire Avenue
Empire Avenue is a virtual currency stock market game based on social media influence. Buy and Sell to peers, have fun on social media.
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closed 9/19/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source, enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,670.30)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target parent: NameMedia, Inc.
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 3/14/2012 via Company Press Release

Fotolia, acquired Wilogo SARL

synopsis: Fotolia, the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, announced the acquisition of Wilogo.com, a leading crowdsourcing design community.
buyer: Fotolia
Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations. "
target: Wilogo SARL
Wilogo connects graphic designers with companies to produce amazing design. Their goal is to help companies rapidly source a variety of high quality design concepts and materials.
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closed 11/28/2006 via BusinessWire

NameMedia, Inc., acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: NameMedia, the industry leader in Direct Search and Premium Domain Name Sales, has acquired Afternic, Inc., the industry’s pioneer marketplace for the resale of domain names. Afternic will join with BuyDomains, NameMedia’s existing domain name marketplace, in creating the leading platform for the domain aftermarket
buyer parent: Highland Capital Holdings Corporation
buyer: NameMedia, Inc.
NameMedia is the industry leader in Direct Search and the marketplace for premium domain names. The company leverages the power of Direct Search through a proprietary publishing platform that creates revenue-generating search destinations. "
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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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 4/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Digital Remedy, acquired CrowdHere

synopsis: Digital Remedy, a white-labeled ad operations and sales solution for publishers, advertisers and influencers, announced the acquisition of CrowdHere, a marketplace for a wide range of video content filmmakers and social media influencers to connect with brands and agency partners interested in telling stories in fresh and imaginative ways.
buyer: Digital Remedy
Digital Remedy is the digital media solutions and technology company that delivers advertisers, publishers, and influencers the innovation, technology, and customer service they need to make the most of their online advertising endeavors. "
target: CrowdHere
CrowdHere is a marketplace for a wide range of video content filmmakers and social media influencers to connect with brands and agency partners interested in telling stories in fresh and imaginative ways.
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closed 4/28/2022 via BusinessWire

BWZ Media, acquired Crozdesk

synopsis: Vancouver-based media company Black and White Zebra (BWZ), announced the acquisition of London, UK-based SaaS lead-generation company Crozdesk. Crozdesk.com is a discovery platform that makes the search for software simple.
buyer: BWZ Media
Founded in 2012, BWZ is an independent media tech company that exists to help people succeed at work. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., BWZ is the parent company for a number of major online publications that aim to provide people with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed professionally. "
target: Crozdesk
Crozdesk.com is a discovery platform that makes the search for software simple. Crozdesk has run lead generation, PPC and intent data campaigns for over 500 software vendors over the last three years, and uses AI to rank more than 13,000 software products across over 350 categories.
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closed 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

CustomInk, acquired Printfection

synopsis: Custom Ink, the leader in custom apparel and accessories for companies, has acquired Printfection, a swag management platform. Printfection helps companies create unique products that represent their brand. Their platform allows businesses to easily buy, manage, and send swag and branded merchandise to customers and employees around the world.
buyer: CustomInk
Custom Ink is the leader in custom apparel and accessories for groups, events, and special occasions. The company helps group organizers bring their families, friends, teammates, and colleagues together with inspired designs they are proud to wear. "
target: Printfection
Printfection is a swag management platform. Printfection helps companies create unique, amazing products that represent their brand. Their platform allows businesses to easily buy, manage, and send swag and branded merchandise to customers and employees around the world.
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closed 12/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

AdCityMedia, acquired Bitlogic Media AB

synopsis: AdCityMedia, a leading provider of outdoor advertising services in Sweden, has acquired Bitlogic Media AB. Bitlogic Media AB is a Swedish company that is developing a global booking platform that connects owners of digital and analog media sites and the buyers of those media sites.
buyer: AdCityMedia (OM:ACM:$20.60)
AdCityMedia is active in the outdoor advertising market and is the leader of large digital format advertising in Sweden. The company has about 1,500 of its own media spaces and over 3,000 digital screens that they operate. "
target: Bitlogic Media AB
Bitlogic Media AB is a Swedish company that is developing a global booking platform that connects owners of digital and analog media sites and the buyers of those media sites.
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closed 7/29/2015 via

Pureprofile Pty Ltd., acquired Sparc Media

synopsis: Leading global online marketing and research company Pureprofile has successfully completed the acquisition of Sparc Media and listed the joint business on the ASX. Sparc Media has amassed a wealth of experience in online marketing, and it successfully moved into programmatic media buying in 2009 when the industry was still in its infancy.
buyer: Pureprofile Pty Ltd. (ASX:PPL:$36.88)
Pureprofile is a technology and insights company that helps brands, businesses and consumers make better decisions. Consumers answer short surveys to build their own unique profiles and Pureprofile uses this information to connect them to surveys, insights, and offers tailored to their preferences. "
target: Sparc Media
Sparc Media started as a performance focused online advertiser. It was an early entrant into the ad exchange world when team started running programmatic display campaigns. The company adapted the business to become a digital media buying service provider specialized in programmatic media buying.
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$1.83
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closed 2/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired PR Marketplace

synopsis: AirPR, a startup promising a fresh approach to public relations, has sold its PR marketplace to marketing agency The CHR Group. PR Marketplace was first launched in 2012 and offers to connect startups with the right PR representation. Companies can post their PR projects and the platform will match them with a PR professional.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target parent: AirPR
target: PR Marketplace
PR Marketplace was first launched in 2012 and offers to connect startups with the right PR representation. Companies can post their PR projects and the platform will match them with a PR professional.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Lightricks, acquired Popular Pays

synopsis: Lightricks is acquiring Popular Pays, a Chicago-based software company that connects brands with creators. Popular Pays has 130 clients that represent more than 350 brands. About 60,000 creators use it for free. The platform makes money by taking a percentage from brands' deals, and brands pay a SaaS fee depending on the level of service.
buyer: Lightricks
Lightricks is the developer behind subscription-based content creation apps Facetune and Enlight that leverages AI to let users fine-tune selfies by adjusting their proportions and manipulating lighting. "
target: Popular Pays
Popular Pays is a Chicago-based software company that connects brands with creators. Popular Pays has 130 clients that represent more than 350 brands. About 60,000 creators use it for free.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Lightricks, acquired Popular Pays

synopsis: Lightricks is acquiring Popular Pays, a Chicago-based software company that connects brands with creators. Popular Pays has 130 clients that represent more than 350 brands. About 60,000 creators use it for free. The platform makes money by taking a percentage from brands' deals, and brands pay a SaaS fee depending on the level of service.
buyer: Lightricks
Lightricks is the developer behind subscription-based content creation apps Facetune and Enlight that leverages AI to let users fine-tune selfies by adjusting their proportions and manipulating lighting. "
target: Popular Pays
Popular Pays is a Chicago-based software company that connects brands with creators. Popular Pays has 130 clients that represent more than 350 brands. About 60,000 creators use it for free.
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announced 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, will acquire MX TakaTak

synopsis: ShareChat, the fastest growing social network in India, will acquire MX TakaTak, a short video app in India. MX TakaTak allows users to create, watch, and share short videos. The platform features all types of videos, ranging from dialogue dubbing, comedy, gaming, DIY, food, sports, memes, and many more.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: MX TakaTak
MX TakaTak is a short video app in India. MX TakaTak allows users to create, watch, and share short videos. The platform features all types of videos, ranging from dialogue dubbing, comedy, gaming, DIY, food, sports, memes, and many more.
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$700
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

LinkedIn Corporation, acquired Jumprope, Inc.

synopsis: LinkedIn has acquired how-to video app Jumprope as part of its expanded video focus. Jumprope, which describes itself as "the best place for anyone to create a how-to and export it to every social platform", enables users to create step-by-step tutorials, using video and still image assets, with preset formats and overlays.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. The company allows members to create, manage, and share their professional identity online; build and engage with their professional networks; and access shared knowledge and insights. "
target: Jumprope, Inc.
Jumprope is the place to discover, create and share step-by-step how-to videos. Users don’t need any video-editing experience to create useful and engaging recipes, beauty tutorials, fitness routines and more. Reach an engaged community on Jumprope, and share videos to any social platform.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation, acquired Lomotif

synopsis: ZASH, a global media and entertainment company, has acquired an 80% stake in Lomotif, a leading video-sharing social networking platform in Singapore. Lomotif's mission is to inspire collaborations and build meaningful connections. Their remix editor enables users to remix memes, selfie music videos, and video edits for social sharing.
buyer: ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation
ZASH is a global media and entertainment company. ZASH creates content in various formats to appeal to a wide variety of target audiences, including syndicated and reality TV, theatrical films, faith-based TV & movies, digital streaming, and more. "
target: Lomotif
Lomotif is a leading video-sharing social networking platform in Singapore. Lomotif's mission is to inspire collaborations, celebrate creativity and build meaningful connections. Their remix editor enables users to remix memes, selfie music videos, and video edits for social sharing.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BusinessWire

Clash App, acquired Byte Inc.

synopsis: Clash, a creator monetization company, announced it is purchasing the Byte app, a leading short-form video platform. Byte, which was the most downloaded app in the App Store in summer 2020, will continue to have the same great in-app experience, with new monetization tools and features coming soon.
buyer: Clash App
Clash is building the next-generation monetization platform for creators and fans. Clash is a short-form video-sharing app that lets users record and share 21-second videos to a community known as “Clashers”. "
target: Byte Inc.
byte is a video app for communities. In January 2020, Byte was released. The platform was a near clone of Vine: Users could upload short, looping videos to an audience of followers. Unlike Vine, certain metrics, like follower counts, were hidden.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BusinessWire

ImageQuix, acquired Capturelife

synopsis: ImageQuix and PhotoLynx, two industry leading high volume photography solutions backed by ASG, announced it has acquired Capturelife, a digital delivery and engagement solution that serves school, sports, events, attraction and resort photographers and labs.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: ImageQuix
Founded in 1997, ImageQuix has been serving the needs of professional photographers for 21 years, and is the leading provider of end-to-end workflow and ecommerce solutions in the high-volume photography industry. "
target: Capturelife
Capturelife is a digital technology platform that allows for seamless photo sharing, making it easier to share and relive personal and professional memories of life’s most important experiences.
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closed 12/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Reddit, Inc., acquired Dubsmash, Inc.

synopsis: Reddit, an online community for creating, sharing, and discussion, has acquired Dubsmash, a short video platform. Dubsmash lets users record videos of themselves that are dubbed over with audio from songs, movies, music, and TV shows. Dubsmash will retain its own platform and brand, and Reddit will integrate its video creation tools.
buyer parent: Advance, Inc.
buyer: Reddit, Inc.
Reddit is a community of millions of users around the world engaging in the creation of content and the sharing of conversation across tens of thousands of topics. Reddit allows users to submit, comment, and vote on content, breaking news, discussions, sports, and more posted on its website. "
target: Dubsmash, Inc.
Dubsmash is a video sharing platform and mobile application for iOS and Android devices. Dubsmash lets users record videos of themselves that are dubbed over with audio from songs, movies, music, and TV shows.
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closed 12/3/2020 via Company Press Release

VSCO, acquired Trash, Inc.

synopsis: VSCO, a creative channel and mobile application, has acquired the Trash application. Trash is a mobile video app that brings fun and serendipity to video creation using AI to lower the barrier to make, share, and remix videos in an entirely new way.
buyer: VSCO
VSCO is a creative channel and mobile application. The company builds creative tools, spaces, and connections driven by self-expression. Its mission is to help everybody fall in love with their own creativity. "
target: Trash, Inc.
TRASH is an AI-driven video creation platform built on a deep tech engine. TRASH lets anyone participate in video by automating the most challenging technical aspects, allowing users to instantly create an edited mix that pairs the best parts of their own videos with high-quality music.
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closed 10/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Corsair, acquired EpocCam

synopsis: Corsair, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, has acquired EpocCam, one of the leading video apps in the Apple App Store with over 5 million downloads, allowing users to easily turn their iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad, into a wireless high definition webcam for Windows and macOS.
buyer: Corsair (CRSR:$1,702.37)
CORSAIR is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. They develop products from PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment and smart ambient lighting. "
target: EpocCam
EpocCam is one of the leading video apps in the Apple App Store with over 5 million downloads, allowing users to easily turn their iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad, into a wireless high definition webcam for Windows and macOS.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

PicsArt, acquired D'efekt

synopsis: PicsArt, the world’s largest visual creative platform, has acquired advanced video effects company D'efekt. Based in Armenia, D'efekt, a female-led startup, has been featured as an Apple “App of the Day” various times and offers motion-based video effects, including light illusions, music responsiveness, and fractal motion-activation.
buyer: PicsArt
PicsArt is the world’s #1 creative platform and social editing app that’s leading the visual storytelling revolution. Every month, the PicsArt community creates, remixes and shares billions of visual stories using the company’s powerful and easy-to-use editing tools. "
target: D'efekt
D’efekt is an Armenian mobile startup with an app that offers motion-based video effects, including light illusions, music responsiveness, and fractal motion-activation. Users can apply motion effects to a single person, multiple people, or objects, as well as make edits to their video’s background.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Chroma Labs

synopsis: Twitter Inc. is acquiring Chroma Labs, a startup company that develops photo and video-editing tools. Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$5,077.48)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Chroma Labs
Chroma Labs, founded in 2018 by former Facebook and Instagram employees, created Chroma Stories, an app that lets users edit photos and videos before sharing them on Stories features inside other apps, including Instagram and Snapchat.
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closed 12/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Spectral Edge

synopsis: Apple has purchased UK-based photography company Spectral Edge, an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Spectral Edge
Spectral Edge is an image processing start-up pursuing the perfect picture for each individual viewer of images, videos and TV content through advanced computational imaging technology. Spectral Edge's algorithm is able to enhance low-light smartphone images.
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announced 4/15/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vimeo, LLC., will acquire Magisto

synopsis: Vimeo, an ad-free open video platform, will acquire Magisto, a video creation service with over 100 million users. Magisto is a one-of-a-kind, AI powered, video creation and marketing platform for entrepreneurs, marketers and business owners. Their SaaS platform provides smart AI assistance for video editing, publishing & marketing.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC. (VMEO:$369.34)
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: Magisto
Magisto is a one-of-a-kind, AI powered, video creation and marketing platform for entrepreneurs, marketers and business owners. Their SaaS platform provides smart AI assistance for video editing, publishing & marketing. Magisto makes it easy to drive business growth with attention-grabbing videos.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

TikTok, acquired GeoGif

synopsis: TikTok, a leading app for short-form mobile videos, has acquired GeoGif, a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
buyer parent: Toutiao
buyer: TikTok
TikTok is a leading app for short-form mobile videos. TikTok makes it easy for people to discover and make their own awesome videos by capturing funny and memorable moments to share with the world. Users can also add special effects filters, fun stickers, music, and more. "
target: GeoGif
GeoGif is a mobile app that allows users to transform their photos and videos into moving art. GeoGif provides animated stickers and location-based overlays that users can place on top of their content before sharing it with friends.
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closed 3/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

YY Inc., acquired Bigo Technology Pte LTD

synopsis: YY Inc., a leading live streaming social media platform in China, announced its recent acquisition of Bigo Inc. Bigo is a leading mobile internet company in Singapore that provides video and vocal technology service all over the world.
buyer: YY Inc. (YY:$4,610.47)
YY Inc. is a leading live streaming social media platform in China. YY enables users to interact with each other in real-time through online live media and offers users a uniquely engaging and immersive entertainment experience. "
target: Bigo Technology Pte LTD
BIGO is a leading mobile internet company in Singapore, dedicated to improving the way people live and communicate. They provide video and vocal technology service all over the world. The BIGO product line includes live-broadcasting, vocal social media, and a short video platform.
price ($mm)
$1,453*
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Clip App

synopsis: ShareChat, a leading content discovery app in India that allows users to create, discover, and share videos and images with each other, has acquired Clip, India’s best video app. Clip allows users to easily create, watch and download funny Indian videos.
buyer: ShareChat
Founded in 2015, ShareChat is a leading content discovery app in India. ShareChat allows users to create, discover, and share videos and images with each other. Users can browse trending topics such as astrology, fashion, wishes, and more. ShareChat is available in 14 Indian languages. "
target: Clip App
Clip is India’s best video app to easily create, watch and download funny Indian videos. Users can use the app in their local language and join the only Indian video community and express themselves by sharing short video clips.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snap Inc., acquired Teleport Future Technologies, Inc

synopsis: Snap, which developed Snapchat, acquired the startup Teleport Future Technologies, Inc. Teleport Future Technologies became famous due to its Teleport app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies.
buyer: Snap Inc. (SNAP:$2,813.73)
Snap Inc. is a camera company. They believe that reinventing the camera represents their greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Their products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. "
target: Teleport Future Technologies, Inc
Teleport is an app which allows users to realistically change their hair color on selfies. Edit photos automatically with Teleport - a brand new app powered by latest artificial intelligence technologies.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

TTC Protocol, acquired ALIVE, Inc.

synopsis: TTC Protocol, a blockchain based token incentivized social networking protocol in China, has acquired ALIVE, a global video editing and sharing mobile app. ALIVE allows users to create up to 30 seconds of video and share it across any social platform. The app provides editing tools such as video filters, text effects, and music effects.
buyer: TTC Protocol
TTC Protocol is a blockchain based token incentivized social networking protocol in China. Their first dApp, tataUFO, is a social networking service for college and university students that are in first and second tier cities in China. "
target: ALIVE, Inc.
ALIVE is a global video editing and sharing mobile app. ALIVE allows users to create up to 30 seconds of video and share it across any social platform. The app provides editing tools such as video filters, object effects, text effects, and music effects.
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Mixbook, acquired WedPics

synopsis: Mixbook, an award-winning online design tool for creating beautiful printed photo goods, has acquired WedPics, a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal.
buyer: Mixbook
Mixbook is an online design destination that enables consumers to transform their photos into beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind photo products. Mixbook combines a seamless UX and technology expertise with stunning design, allowing consumers to create photo products that truly reflect their style. "
target: WedPics
WedPics is a leading photo sharing platform focused on weddings. WedPics allows couples to coordinate and manage the sharing of photos and social media of their wedding in an individualized private portal. The platform provides unlimited guests, unlimited downloads, filters, a custom URL, and more.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Niantic, Inc., acquired Evertoon, Inc.

synopsis: Niantic, the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress, has acquired the team from the startup Evertoon to help it further build out its mobile products. Evertoon’s app was designed to help users make short, personalized films that could be shared out to social networks like YouTube and Twitter.
buyer: Niantic, Inc.
Niantic is the company behind the hit mobile game Pokémon Go and its predecessor, Ingress. Niantic is building an AR + Real World game platform that is defining state of the art with an innovative server architecture that enables massive scale supporting a global shared state rich interactions. "
target: Evertoon, Inc.
Evertoon enables users to create compelling movies in a few minutes, unlocking the stories trapped in people’s minds. Evertoon’s app was designed to help users make short, personalized films that could be shared out to social networks like YouTube and Twitter.
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closed 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Skype Technologies SA, acquired SWNG Technologies

synopsis: Skype will soon support a new feature called “living photos” following the news that its owner Microsoft Corp. has acquired Swing Technologies. Swing is the startup behind the popular SWNG mobile application. SWNG allows users to create and share “photo-based moments” that play a snippet of video once clicked on.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Skype Technologies SA
Skype is a communications platform provider whose purpose is to break down barriers to communication. With an Internet-connected device, families, friends and colleagues can get together for free with messaging, voice and video. "
target: SWNG Technologies
Swing’s mission is to reimagine the photograph. Its debut app, SWNG, launched in 2016 through a unique partnership with Polaroid, allows users to create interactive ‘living photos’. The result is a new visual medium to stand alongside photos and videos.
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