Category Archives: Acquisitions

iAdvize adds social media brick to its real-time customer engagement platform with the acquisition of Bringr

iAdvize, European leader in real-time customer engagement, acquires Bringr, a social media publishing, monitoring and analytics tool. The solution now becomes a real-time customer engagement platform which enables its users to interact with their customers wherever they are.

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BlaBlaCar launches in Mexico

BlaBlaCar, the world’s largest long-distance ridesharing community, today announces its launch in Mexico through the acquisition of local service, Rides. It is the company’s first market in the Americas, and marks the latest step in BlaBlaCar’s goal of bringing a … Continue reading

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Rocket Internet Acquires Wayra Germany startup Volo

Wayra, Telefónica’s start-up accelerator, today announced its first large-scale successful exit strategy for a start-up from its Academy in Munich. Thanks to the professional support and preparation provided by Wayra, Volo’s Munich-based delivery service has managed to impress Rocket Internet.

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BlaBlaCar acquires carpooling.com and Autohop

BlaBlaCar, the world’s largest long-distance ridesharing community, yesterday announced the acquisition of carpooling.com, the second-largest service, as well as Hungary-based Autohop. It will integrate the businesses into its existing service to create a unified ridesharing

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in March

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in March. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US … Continue reading

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Blablacar acqui-hired Budapest based Autohop to expand in the region

Budapest based ride sharing platform AutoHop has just got acquired by BlaBlaCar, a well known car sharing service from France that had raised over a 100 million USD last year for expansion. AutoHop now becomes a part of BlaBlaCar while remaining its … Continue reading

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European VC-backed investments in tech companies at 4 year high in 2014 – summary of the CBInsights report

CBInsights is one of the best and most comprehensive Venture Capital databases I know. It helps tracking the world’s most promising private companies, their investors, their acquirers and the industries they compete in. CBInsights just published a data-driven review of 2014’s financing activity to … Continue reading

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Equity crowdfunding platforms and campaigns we liked in February

Equity crowdfunding is kind of disrupting the finance industry. Now, it is possible for individuals to invest, often along with experienced angel investors. Hunger to aim to invest in new Facebook or Skype type of companies is no longer privilege … Continue reading

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Top deals seen in central and eastern Europe in January

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in January. The CEE has a lot of cheap and skilled talent. Often overlooked by big US and European investors, the region offers many good … Continue reading

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Madrid-based Ticketea acquires German Startup TodayTickets

Following the acquisition of Telémaco Sistemas and Telentrada, Ticketea have once again cemented its international vision with the acquisition of the German startup TodayTickets. The growth strategy has reflected the two fold growth of the company in 2014. As the … Continue reading

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