Atlassian has today announced its first post-IPO acquisition, snapping up YCombinator alum StatusPage for an undisclosed fee.
Australian sportstech startup Catapult (ASX:CAT) has today announced its acquisition of two international companies, Boston’s XOS Digital for $80.1 million (US$60 million) and Irish startup PlayerTek for $3.6 million (€2.4 million).
ASX-listed Rision, which provides a team planning and analytics platform to help businesses with staffing, has today announced its acquisition of Melbourne startup RosterCloud.
Although intent for an acquisition was announced last week, in the last 72 hours it was formally announced that Stamps.com® (NASDAQ: STMP) will be acquiring Austin, Texas based shipping software company ShippingEasy for US$55 million in cash.
Another busy week has seen Medium acquire Superfeedr, Uber raise $3.5 billion, and edutech company Udemy has raised $60 million. Closer to home Australia Post has acquired Aramex while Kikka Capital has raised AUD$2 million and Seatfrog has raised $1.2 million in a seed round.
This week has seen Facebook acquire spatial audio technology startup Two Big Ears and eBay acquire Ticketbis to expand its StubHub business, while it was also reported that Snapchat has raised a $1.8 billion Series F round. Closer to home, Telstra announced it participated in US startup vArmour’s $41 million Series D round through its Telstra Ventures arm.
After another busy week, BigCommerce has raised $41 million in a Series E round, while New Zealand startup Unleashed Software has raised $3 million. Meanwhile, Hyperloop One has raised $80 million to help bring the idea of hyperloop transportation to life and Outbrain announced it has raised $45 million.
After another busy week eBay has announced its intention to acquire Expertmaker, while Google has acquired Synergyse. In funding news, Software development company Pivotal has raised $253 million in a Series C round, while fashion ecommerce platform FarFetch has raised $110 million and group ridesharing startup Via raised $100 million. Closer to home Domain Group acquired a 35 percent stake in OneFlare for $15 million.
This week has seen Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial raise the largest round an internet company has ever seen, US$4.5 billion at a valuation of $60 billion. Meanwhile, Rocket Internet’s Global Fashion Group has raised US$340 million and Vivint has raised US$100 million. Closer to home, REA Group is to acquire Flatmates.com.au, Rate My Agent has raised $5 million, and Haystack has raised $1.1 million in a seed round.
Spanish Uber competitor Cabify has raised $120 million in a Series C round, Medium has raised $50 million just a few months after its last raise, and Acorns has raised $30 million.
This week saw AccorHotels acquire UK startup onefinestay, while Intel acquired Italian IoT startup Yogitech. Meanwhile US healthtech company Bright Health raised $80 million in a Series A round and Intercom raised a $50 million Series B.
This week has seen Spotify raise $1 billion in convertible debt financing as it goes head to head with Apple Music and awaits the launch of Soundcloud’s streaming offering, while Chinese eco-sports company LeSports has raised a $1.2 billion Series B round.
Australian automotive online classifieds company Carsales.com.au has today announced its acquisition of a controlling stake in Chilean automotive classifieds platform Chileautos. The company’s 83 percent stake was acquired for US$15 million (approximately AUD$19.86 million) from existing cash reserves and debt facilities, with Carsales retaining an option to purchase the remaining 17 percent stake at any […]
This week has seen App Annie acquire Appscotch, while Alibaba-backed logistics provider Cainiao raised $1.5 billion at a valuation of $7.7 billion and Irish student loan provider Future Finance raised $171 million. Closer to home, Melbourne IT announced that it is set to acquire InfoReady for $15.4 million, while RedBubble closed a $12 million funding round ahead of a planned IPO later year.