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Lightspeed acquires restaurant software company Upserve for $430M

Lightspeed acquires restaurant software company Upserve for 0M Lightspeed POS just announced the acquisition of Upserve, expanding Lightspeed’s presence in the restaurant industry. The company already offers cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants and other businesses. It went public in Canada last year before recently debuting on the New York Stock Exchange and acquiring […]

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Uber officially completes Postmates acquisition

Uber officially completes Postmates acquisition Uber today announced the official completion of its Postmates acquisition deal, which it announced originally back in July. The all-stock deal, valued at around $2.65 billion at the time of its disclosure, sees Postmates join Uber, while continuing to operate as a separate service with its own […]

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Vista acquires Gainsight for $1.1B, adding to its growing enterprise arsenal

Vista acquires Gainsight for .1B, adding to its growing enterprise arsenal Vista Equity Partners hasn’t been shy about scooping up enterprise companies over the years, and today it added to a growing portfolio with its purchase of Gainsight. The company’s software helps clients with customer success, meaning it helps create a positive […]

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Kahoot drops $50M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable

Kahoot drops M on Drops to add language learning to its gamified education stable After raising $215 million from SoftBank to double down on the surge of interest in online learning, Kahoot has made an acquisition to expand the scope of subjects that it covers. The popular startup, which lets people build […]

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Walmart is buying JoyRun assets to add ‘peer-to-peer’ product delivery

Walmart is buying JoyRun assets to add ‘peer-to-peer’ product delivery The last time we wrote about JoyRun, it was raising $10 million. Today, the Bay Area startup has some very different news to share, as it becomes part of Walmart as Walmart has purchased select assets in a bid to enhance its […]

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IBM is acquiring APM startup Instana as it continues to expand hybrid cloud vision

IBM is acquiring APM startup Instana as it continues to expand hybrid cloud vision As IBM transitions from software and services to a company fully focussed on hybrid cloud management, it announced  its intention to buy Instana, an applications performance management startup with a cloud native approach that fits firmly within that […]

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Spacemaker, AI software for urban development, is acquired by Autodesk for $240M

Spacemaker, AI software for urban development, is acquired by Autodesk for 0M Autodesk, the U.S. publicly listed software and services company that targets engineering and design industries, has acquired Norway’s Spacemaker, a startup that has developed AI-supported software for urban development. The price of the acquisition is $240 million in a mostly […]

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The DOJ has approved Mastercard’s acquisition of Finicity

The DOJ has approved Mastercard’s acquisition of Finicity Federal regulators have approved Mastercard’s acquisition of Salt Lake City-based startup Finicity, which provides open-banking APIs. The deal is expected to go for $825 million. “We were notified that the Department of Justice completed its review of our planned acquisition of Finicity and has […]

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Palo Alto Networks to acquire Expanse in deal worth $800M

Palo Alto Networks to acquire Expanse in deal worth 0M Palo Alto Networks has been on buying binge for the last couple of years, and today it added to its haul, announcing a deal to acquire Expanse for $800 million in cash and equity awards. The deal breaks down to $670 million […]

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Inside Silicon Valley’s SPAC psychology

Inside Silicon Valley’s SPAC psychology Jim Cook Contributor Share on Twitter Jim Cook is the CFO Leadership Coach at Velocity Group, the current CFO at Orbital Insight and was on the founding teams and growth stages of Intuit, Mozilla (Firefox) and Netflix. The SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) hype is the latest […]

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