Mergers & Acquisitions

US tech giant Pluralsight completes $2 billion acquisition of A Cloud Guru

- July 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

US technology workforce development company Pluralsight has closed its acquisition deal for online learning startup A Cloud Guru. The $2 billion deal for the London-based startup, which began life in 2015 in a Melbourne bedroom as the vision of brothers Sam and Ryan Kroonenburg, is one of Australia’s biggest M&A tech deals. Sam, the company’s CEO,… Read more »

Mike Powrie, founder, CloudWave
Funding

SaaS startup CloudWave lands $2 million series A to expand globally

- June 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

The forced closure of customer contact centres during the coronavirus pandemic delivered a silver lining for Cloudwave, which has raised $2m in a series A to expand into Asia and the US. The oversubscribed $2m round was led by Moelis Investment Bank, supported by Singapore-based VC fund Vulpes Investment Management. The cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startup… Read more »

News & Analysis

Canva, Airwallex and Culture Amp make the Forbes Cloud 100 list of the world’s top private companies

- September 17, 2020 2 MIN READ

Australian design giant Canva has cracked the top 10 for the first time in the annual Forbes Cloud 100 list, which rank the world’s top private cloud companies. Canva came in at no. 7, with Melbourne fintech Airwallex at 61 and employee experience platform Culture Amp at 80, as the three Australian cloud-based tech startups to make… Read more »