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September 17, 2021
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Intuit’s $12B Mailchimp acquisition is about expanding its small business focus

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At first blush, the $12 billion Intuit-Mailchimp deal might not make a heck of a lot of sense. But people tend to pigeonhole companies, and in this case they might see Intuit as pu....

August 21, 2021
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Let’s make a deal: A crash course on corporate development

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Todd Graham Contributor Share on Twitter Todd Graham is vice president at Venrock, a pioneering venture capital firm established in 1969. Wash, rinse, repeat: A....

July 24, 2021
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After going public via a SPAC, Taboola acquires e-commerce marketing network Connexity for $800M

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Taboola, the company that operates a popular grid-based advertising and content recommendation network across media properties, today announced an acquisition to expand its reach f....

July 21, 2021
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Carlyle confirms acquisition of live video streaming company LiveU, sources tell us for over $400M

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Following our report yesterday of an impending sale of LiveU — one of the big developers of live streaming hardware and software, used by some 3,000 major media organizations —....

November 14, 2020
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Snap acquired Voca.ai, which makes AI-based voice agents for call centers

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Snapchat is the quintessential consumer app: With an array of fun filters, it encourages people to send fun, disappearing messages to friends and has a large base of younger users.....

August 26, 2020
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Mastercard acquired and shut down IfOnly, an experiences marketplace hit by COVID-19

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Travel has undoubtedly been one of the industries hardest hit in the coronavirus pandemic, constrained by restrictions on how people can move between and within countries, many ven....

August 4, 2020
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Trump calls TikTok a hot brand, demands a chunk of its sale price

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Today the president appeared to bless the budding Microsoft-TikTok deal, continuing his evolution on a possible transaction. After stating last Friday that he’d rather see Ti....

July 30, 2020
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Priti Youssef Choksi explains how to get your startup acquired — not sold

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Today, Priti Youssef Choksi is a partner with venture firm Norwest Venture Partners . But she previously spent five-and-a-half years at Google, where she worked on strategic partn....

May 28, 2020
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Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg shares his COVID-19 strategy and tactics

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This week, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg joined us for an episode of Extra Crunch Live. Vestberg is leading the company through the midst of one its biggest rollouts to....

April 19, 2020
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Republic acquires Fig, adding games to its startup crowdfunding platform

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Crowdfunding platform for startups Republic has acquired crowdfunding platform for games Fig, joining forces to help creators get their ideas off the ground. Users of each service ....