Acqhire experts Tasman acqhired by consulting juggernaut Ernst & Young

Ernst And Young So you wanna buy a startup? But how do you get the deal signed and roll their team into yours? Consulting behemoth Ernst & Young wants to have the answers and rule M&A advisory services in Silicon Valley. So today it acqhired Tasman Consulting, Bay Area specialists in integrating acqhires and acquisitions into their new parent companies. Tasman’s founders Niki Lee and Shari… Read More

Ernst And Young So you wanna buy a startup? But how do you get the deal signed and roll their team into yours? Consulting behemoth Ernst & Young wants to have the answers and rule M&A advisory services in Silicon Valley. So today it acqhired Tasman Consulting, Bay Area specialists in integrating acqhires and acquisitions into their new parent companies. Tasman’s founders Niki Lee and Shari… Read More

HTC’s Vive X program will invest $100 million in VR startups

HTC is aiming to jump-start VR development with its new Vive X fund, an accelerator that will support and promote startups working in the new medium. Vive X is backed by a $100 million investment fund (mostly from HTC), and it’ll kick off in Beijing…

HTC is aiming to jump-start VR development with its new Vive X fund, an accelerator that will support and promote startups working in the new medium. Vive X is backed by a $100 million investment fund (mostly from HTC), and it'll kick off in Beijing…

The 3 factors behind Uber and Lyft’s regulatory win in California

Lyft_Pink_Mustache It’s a common gripe: Outdated regulations obstruct innovation; government regulators move too slowly or, worse, try to block technological progress. But when conditions are right, regulations can sometimes change quickly, often in a way that promotes innovation. That’s what happened in the case of ridesharing in California. Read More

Lyft_Pink_Mustache It’s a common gripe: Outdated regulations obstruct innovation; government regulators move too slowly or, worse, try to block technological progress. But when conditions are right, regulations can sometimes change quickly, often in a way that promotes innovation. That’s what happened in the case of ridesharing in California. Read More

RebelMouse’s new Discovery tool helps publishers find the right people to promote their stories

rebelmouse Social media startup RebelMouse has created a new tool for publishers — Rebel Discovery, which helps those publishers identify the social media accounts that they should be sharing stories with for maximum impact. Founder and CEO Paul Berry said that when you publish a story, there are probably many Facebook Pages or Twitter accounts that would be happy to post a link — not… Read More

rebelmouse Social media startup RebelMouse has created a new tool for publishers — Rebel Discovery, which helps those publishers identify the social media accounts that they should be sharing stories with for maximum impact. Founder and CEO Paul Berry said that when you publish a story, there are probably many Facebook Pages or Twitter accounts that would be happy to post a link — not… Read More

ClassDojo raises $21 million for app to make parent-teacher meetings obsolete

A teacher builds a "Class Story" using ClassDojo. ClassDojo has raised $21 million in a Series B round of venture funding for tech that connects educators to students’ parents, and helps them communicate consistently about student’s activities, social and behavioral development at school. Communicating throughout the year, and even throughout the school day, means parents are apprised of what their kids are experiencing and how… Read More

A teacher builds a "Class Story" using ClassDojo. ClassDojo has raised $21 million in a Series B round of venture funding for tech that connects educators to students’ parents, and helps them communicate consistently about student’s activities, social and behavioral development at school. Communicating throughout the year, and even throughout the school day, means parents are apprised of what their kids are experiencing and how… Read More

Cloud-based video production platform 90 Seconds lands $7.5M Series A led by Sequoia India

 Despite the increasing ubiquity of online videos, making a professional-looking one is still a complicated process that usually involves chains of emails and uploads. 90 Seconds wants to fix that problem with its cloud-based platform, which lets …

90 Seconds Despite the increasing ubiquity of online videos, making a professional-looking one is still a complicated process that usually involves chains of emails and uploads. 90 Seconds wants to fix that problem with its cloud-based platform, which lets users handle almost every part of the video production process in one place. Today, the startup announced it has raised a $7.5 million Series A led… Read More

Venture firm Accel just raised a new $500 million European fund

 Accel is on a roll. Shortly after announcing a $500 million seed fund and a $1.5 billion growth fund for U.S.-focused investments, the venture firm has yet another fund. This time, Accel raised $500 million for Accel London V, a fund focused on S…

Accel groups-107 Accel is on a roll. Shortly after announcing a $500 million seed fund and a $1.5 billion growth fund for U.S.-focused investments, the venture firm has yet another fund. This time, Accel raised $500 million for Accel London V, a fund focused on Series A and B investments in Europe and Israel. Read More

AccorHotels acquires Onefinestay for $170 million

COH206-TAKE-01-8 AccorHotels is acquiring Onefinestay for around $170 million (£117 million). The company is also committing to a $70 million investment in Onefinestay (£50 million) over the next few years. Onefinestay is a London-based startup that provides an Airbnb for high-end homes combined with a hotel-like service for hosts and travelers. Read More

COH206-TAKE-01-8 AccorHotels is acquiring Onefinestay for around $170 million (£117 million). The company is also committing to a $70 million investment in Onefinestay (£50 million) over the next few years. Onefinestay is a London-based startup that provides an Airbnb for high-end homes combined with a hotel-like service for hosts and travelers. Read More