Startups.co Acquired Zana, the Startup University

Startups.co has recently acquired Zana.io, a world-class educational platform for startups. Zana covers educational topics for entrepreneurs including fundraising and product development etc. with video lessons from speakers like Steve Blank and Matt Mullenweg.

Zana was created by Shea Tate-Di Donna who previously developed the well-regarded “True University” to help educate 150 portfolio companies on the best practices for starting a company. Read More

Alibaba Okays $266 Million Acquisition of South China Morning Post

Alibaba is all set to acquire the South China Morning Post and media assets of the group at a disclosed amount of $266 million. SCMP Group has cited the reason of sale as “uncertain future”, whereas Alibaba announced that this acquisition will help them unlock great value out of the business. Read More

Customer360 Acquired by US Based Interactive Intelligence

US based software firm Interactive Intelligence has picked up Indian based tech startup Customer360 at an undisclosed amount. This acquisition is in trend with the slew of acquisitions that the global market scenario is witnessing with Google, Microsoft and other leading the front. Read More

RealtyCompass the Real Estate Analytics Platform is Acquired by Quikr

Quikr, the online cross-category classified portal has reported the acquisition of RealtyCompass, a real-estate analytics platform, to enhance its offerings in the property space.

RealtyCompass provides builder ratings along with detailed project analysis to users as well as investors to help them make informed decisions. With this acquisition, Quikr will  enhance its services as it plans to develop the RealtyCompass platform by adding project approvals, social sentiment analysis and user credit score, among others. Read More

Apple Buys the Motion Capture Company Faceshift

Apple is reported to have acquired Faceshift, a motion capture startup that specializes in translating human faces onto digital avatars. Faceshift is based in Zurich and is best known for having worked on the upcoming “Star Wars” film, helping to bring the galaxy’s aliens to life. Read More

Fountain, the Mobile Advice Marketplace Acquired By Porch.com

Fountain, a startup by Mint’s founder Aaron Patzer’s is acquired by home services platform Porch.com for an undisclosed amount. And this is the first-ever acquisition of Porch.com.

Fountain is an on-demand answers app which is likely to replace Porch’s Home Assistant program. As the operations move forwards a new office will be opened in San Francisco, California. Read More

Endurance Acquires Constant Contact For $1.1 Billion

Constant Contact is said to be acquired by Endurance International Group Holdings Inc. According to Reuters, the news surprised the investors and took the shares down by 20%.

On the other hand, Endurance International Group Holdings Inc seems very much satisfied with the acquisition. “Buying Constant Contact is a sound investment that will give the company access to 500,000 new customers”, says Chief Executive Hari Ravichandran. He said this is a recent interview. Read More

Thoma Bravo Sold Sirius Computer Solutions; a Successful Exit

Thoma Bravo has just completed the sale of Sirius Computer Solutions Inc (a leading US IT solutions integrator founded in 1980). Kelso & Company has acquired the Sirius Computer Solutions.

Thoma Brave is a leading private equity investment firm which in 2006 invested in Sirius. With that investment, Sirius planned and executed a growth strategy that increased gross revenues from just over $600 million annually in 2006 to an expected $1.7 billion in 2015. Read More