Australian design giant Canva has acquired UK data visualisation platform Flourish as it looks to ramp up its European growth plans. The cost of the deal was not disclosed. London-based Flourish has more than 800,000 users creating data stories ranging from Covid vaccination to climate change. More than 9.5 million visualisations have been created, generating… Read more »
Business management and accounting platform MYOB has upped the ante on its SaaS offerings with the announcement of the acquisition of cloud document management software provider, Nimbus Portal Solutions. The value of the deal was not revealed by MYOB. Adding the Australian-owned-and-operated document management service to its stable will allow MYOB to provide an integrated… Read more »
Australian-born email marketing software company Campaign Monitor has acquired marketing platforms Sailthru and Liveclicker and launched overarching brand CM Group.
Facebook acquires Masquerade; WeWork raises $430 million at $16 billion valuation; PlantMiner raises $3.5 million
Another busy week has seen Facebook acquire Masquerade, the startup behind MSQRD, the app behind the faceswapping tool taking over the internet, while Intel has acquired Replay Technologies to help create a new category for sports entertainment. Meanwhile, WeWork has raised $430 million at a valuation of $16 billion to help launch a push into Asia, and closer to home Melbourne’s Culture Amp raised $10 million while Brisbane’s PlantMiner raised $3.5 million.
Just a few weeks after entering into a strategic partnership with real estate group Ray White, tradie marketplace hipages has announced its acquisition of Australian business directory StartLocal and related assets, including Home Service Engine and Aussie Tradesman User Guide. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.