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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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More chip industry action as Marvell is acquiring Inphi for $10B

More chip industry action as Marvell is acquiring Inphi for B It’s been quite a time for chip industry consolidation, and today Marvell joined the acquisition parade when it announced it is acquiring Inphi in a combination of stock and cash valued at approximately $10 billion, according to the company. Marvell CEO Matt Murphy believes […]

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Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith is buying majority stake in the Utah Jazz for $1.6B

Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith is buying majority stake in the Utah Jazz for .6B The Utah Jazz, an NBA basketball team based in Salt Lake City, announced today that Qualitrics CEO and co-founder Ryan Smith was buying a majority stake in the team along other properties. ESPN is reporting the deal is worth $1.6 billion. […]

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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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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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Palo Alto Networks to buy digital forensics consulting firm for $265M

Palo Alto Networks to buy digital forensics consulting firm for 5M It’s been quite a day in the tech world with a bushel of S-1s being filed to go public. Not to be left out the ever acquisitive Palo Alto Networks announced its intent to acquire The Crypsis Group, an incident response, risk management and […]

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SugarCRM acquires Node to gain predictive customer intelligence

SugarCRM acquires Node to gain predictive customer intelligence SugarCRM announced this morning it has acquired customer intelligence startup, Node. The companies did not reveal the purchase price, but the deal has closed. While Sugar gains a ton of AI expertise, it also adds a customer prediction element to the platform such as figuring out the […]

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When building a startup, think like a buyer

When building a startup, think like a buyer Tyler Griffin Contributor Share on Twitter Tyler Griffin co-founded Prism Money, a consumer-focused bill payment tool, in 2012 and is now a managing partner at Financial Venture Studio, which invests in early-stage fintech startups. “Never run a dual-track process.” You’ll probably hear this advice if you ask […]

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