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Coupa Software snags Llamasoft for $1.5B to bring together spending and supply chain data

Coupa Software snags Llamasoft for .5B to bring together spending and supply chain data Coupa Software, a publicly traded company that helps large corporations manage spending, announced that it was buying Llamasoft, an 18 year old Michigan company that helps large companies manage their supply chain. The deal was pegged at $1.5 billion. This year […]

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Juniper Networks acquires Boston-area AI SD-WAN startup 128 Technology for $450M

Juniper Networks acquires Boston-area AI SD-WAN startup 128 Technology for 0M Today Juniper Networks announced it was acquiring smart wide area networking startup 128 Technology for $450 million. This marks the second AI-fueled networking company Juniper has acquired in the last year and a half after purchasing Mist Systems in March 2019 for $405 million. […]

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Twilio is buying customer data startup Segment for between $3B and $4B

Twilio is buying customer data startup Segment for between B and B Sources have told TechCrunch that Twilio intends to acquire customer data startup Segment for between $3 and $4 billion. Forbes broke the story on Friday night, reporting a price tag of $3.2 billion. We have heard from a couple of industry sources that […]

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SAP continues to build out customer experience business with Emarsys acquisition

SAP continues to build out customer experience business with Emarsys acquisition SAP seemed to be all in on customer experience when it acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion in 2018. It continued on that journey today when it announced it was acquiring Austrian cloud marketing company Emarsys for an undisclosed amount of money. Emarsys, which raised […]

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Vista-owned backup and recovery company Datto files to go public

Vista-owned backup and recovery company Datto files to go public When Vista Equity Partners acquired backup and disaster recovery firm Datto in 2017, it was easy to think that was the end of the company’s story. It would be comfortably absorbed into the private equity portfolio continuing to make money for the firm, but that’s […]

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Selling a startup can come with an emotional cost

Selling a startup can come with an emotional cost Every founder dreams of building a substantial company. For those who make it through the myriad challenges, it typically results in an exit. If it’s through an acquisition, that can mean cashing in your equity, paying back investors and rewarding long-time employees, but it also usually […]

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Pure Storage acquires data service platform Portworx for $370M

Pure Storage acquires data service platform Portworx for 0M Pure Storage, the public enterprise data storage company, today announced that it has acquired Portworx, a well-funded startup that provides a cloud-native storage and data-management platform based on Kubernetes, for $370 million in cash. This marks Pure Storage’s largest acquisition to date and shows how important […]

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DCM has already made nearly $1 billion off its $26 million bet on Bill.com

DCM has already made nearly billion off its million bet on Bill.com David Chao, the cofounder of the cross-border venture firm DCM, speaks English, Japanese, and Mandarin. But he also knows how to talk to founders. It’s worth a lot. Consider that DCM should see more than $1 billion from the $26.4 million it invested […]

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Progress snags software automation platform Chef for $220M

Progress snags software automation platform Chef for 0M Progress, a Boston area developer tool company, boosted its offerings in a big way today when it announced it was acquiring software automation platform Chef for $220 million. Chef, which went 100% open source last year, had annual recurring revenue (ARR) of $70 million from the commercial […]

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Fresh off $200M Series D, Gong acquires early stage startup Vayo

Fresh off 0M Series D, Gong acquires early stage startup Vayo Gong announced a $200 million Series D investment just last month, and loaded with fresh cash, the company wasted no time taking advantage. Today, it announced it was buying early stage Isreali sales technology startup Vayo. The companies did not share terms of the […]

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