Category: Fundings & Exits

F5 acquires Shape Security for $1B 0

F5 acquires Shape Security for $1B

F5 got an expensive holiday present today, snagging startup Shape Security for approximately $1 billion. What the networking company gets with a shiny red ribbon is a security product that helps stop automated attacks...

Negotiate for ‘better’ stock in equity-funded acquisitions 0

Negotiate for ‘better’ stock in equity-funded acquisitions

Timothy R. Bowers Contributor Andrew P. Dixon Contributor For many founders, building and selling a successful venture-backed company for cash is the ultimate goal. However, the reality is that some companies will instead receive...

Do more startups die of indigestion or starvation? 0

Do more startups die of indigestion or starvation?

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in between. Today, we’re weighing a standard bit of startup wisdom that recently reemerged against some...

Centaurs, centurions, centipedes: the $100M ARR CLUB 0

Centaurs, centurions, centipedes: the $100M ARR CLUB

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Kate was in SF, Alex was in Providence, and there was a mountain of news...

Despite winter’s chill, the Northeast’s tech ecosystem is white-hot 0

Despite winter’s chill, the Northeast’s tech ecosystem is white-hot

NYC had a record-breaking VC year, and one investor says Boston is ‘Goldilocks’ for startups Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the grey space in...

Leapfin raises $4.5M to help companies track revenue while keeping its own profitability in view 0

Leapfin raises $4.5M to help companies track revenue while keeping its own profitability in view

Leapfin, a startup selling corporate finance tooling, announced a $4.5 million round this morning. The funding event was led by Bowrey Capital, and included dollars from a number of former technology executives. Before its...

Snackpass snags $21M to let you earn friends free takeout 0

Snackpass snags $21M to let you earn friends free takeout

“We were in the back washing blenders so they could keep taking Snackpass orders” recalls co-founder and CEO Kevin Tan. The team from order-ahead food startup Snackpass was willing to get their hands dirty to...

Helsinki’s Speechly raises €2M seed for its ‘natural language understanding’ API 0

Helsinki’s Speechly raises €2M seed for its ‘natural language understanding’ API

Speechly, a startup out of Helsinki that boasts an experienced team of speech recognition and “natural language understanding” experts, has raised €2 million in seed funding to make it easier for developers to add...

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