Mergers and AcquisitionsUSA

HubSpot, Inc., an inbound marketing software company, has acqu-hired two technology startups. The first company is Chime, a Toronto-based startup that developed a Google Chrome plug-in that aggregates notifications from Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other common social media tools into one stream of updates. The second startup acquired by HubSpot is PrepWork, a New […]

Mergers and AcquisitionsUSA, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is to acquire Goodreads, a site for readers and book recommendations. The amount and the terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013, were not disclosed. Founded in 2007 by Otis Chandler, CEO, Goodreads allows readers to find and share books. The site has 16 million […]

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PointsHound, a San Francisco, CA-based innovative booking service, closed a $425k seed funding round. Backers included Erik Blachford, former CEO of Expedia, Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow (Z) and co-founder of, Paul Nelson, former president of Travelocity Global Partner Marketing, and Cal Simmons, Founder of Five Star Alliance. Co-founded by Pete Van Dorn and […]

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Showpad, a Ghent, Belgium-based provider of a Mobile Sales Enablement application, raised €1.5m in funding. The backer was Hummingbird Ventures, an Antwerp-based venture capital fund focused on IT. The company intends to use the capital to expand its sales and marketing efforts and open an office in NYC. Founded by Louis Jonckheere and Pieterjan Bouten, […]

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Racktivity, a Lochristi, Belgium-based provider of energy management systems for datacenters and teleco companies, recently raised €2.5m in funding. The round was led by Flemish investment company PMV, which committed €1m, with participation from X-ICT-ING, Big Bang Ventures II, Partech Ventures and the management. The company is using the funds to expand its sales efforts […]

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Cumulogic, a Santa Clara, CA-based Java Platform-as-a-Service company, raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding. The backer was Crunchfund, which joined Citrix Startup Accelerator (read here). According to multiple reports, the company has raised to date about $1m. The company intends to use the capital to build out its sales channels. Founded in 2010 and […]

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Activ8 Intelligence, a Derby, UK-based provider of business intelligence tools, raised £350k in funding. Backers included Midven‘s Early Advantage fund, Catapult Venture Managers and private investors. The company intends to use the capital to continue to grow. Founded in 2005 and led by managing director Matthew Lymbery, Activ8 Intelligence offers HR reporting and analytic solutions, which […]

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According to multiple reports, Lánzanos, a Spanish crowdfunding platform, raised €250k in seed funding. Backers included business angel Yago Arbeloa, among others. The company intends to use the capital to develop the web site, expand internationally focusing on Portugal and Latin America (Brazil, Chile and Mexico), as well as to specialize in startup crowdfunding. Co-founded by Carlos […]

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Deliv, a Palo Alto, California-based provider of a same-day delivery service, closed a $1m funding round. Backers included General Catalyst, Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Operators Fund, and PivotNorth. Led by Daphne Carmeli, founder and CEO, Deliv partners with national multichannel retailers to provide a same-day delivery service via a fleet of crowdsourced drivers. It features […]


Foundry Group‘s Managing Director Brad Feld will join the board of independent game development studio Harmonix. Led by founders Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, the company has developed game franchises Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and Dance Central. Harmonix now has several new titles in development spanning multiple genres and platforms, including console, PC, and mobile. Based […]

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Quasar Ventures, a Buenos Aires, Argentina-based  company builder focused on creating innovative technology businesses in Latin America and abroad, has launched with $5.4m in funding. The round was led by Silicon Valley venture capital fund Emergence Capital Partners, with participation from Peter Kellner, Martin Migoya and Guibert Englebienne, Alejandro Tamer and Roby Souviron, CAP Ventures, […]