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Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Bringing Personal Coaching to the ‘Quantified Self,’ MyFitnessPal Acquires Sessions   —  In a move to make your smartphone also act as your doctor and coach, nutrition app MyFitnessPal Inc. has acquired Sessions Inc., maker of a personal coaching app. … MyFitnessPal offers …
Feb 20, 2014, 8:55 AMIn context
Zoran Basich / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Facebook's $19 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition Is Largest Ever for Venture-Backed Company   —  Facebook's acquisition of mobile-messaging company WhatsApp for about $19 billion is the largest deal ever for a venture-capital-backed startup. … The deal tops US West Media's acquisition …
Feb 19, 2014, 6:45 PMIn context
Deborah Gage / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Elementum spun out of Flextronics, gets $44M to put mobile supply chain software in the cloud   —  Flextronics Spins Off Startup to Put Supply Chain Software in the Cloud  —  Using software to track the movements of goods through global supply chains is one of the last areas to move to the cloud.
Feb 5, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context
Lora Kolodny / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Applause Raises $43M to Test Apps, Hardware ‘In the Wild’ … A startup called Applause Inc., previously known as uTest, has raised $43 million to help businesses test their Web, mobile and desktop apps “on real devices in the hands of real consumers in actual markets,” rather than in a device laboratory …
Jan 14, 2014, 2:20 PMIn context
Lora Kolodny / Venture Capital Dispatch:
On Road to IPO, Shopify Raises $100M to ‘Bridge Clicks and Bricks’ … Canadian startup Shopify Inc. has raised $100 million to challenge juggernauts like Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. in the arena of merchant software and services.  —  Shopify's systems help merchants sell as easily online as they do offline, or vice versa.
Dec 12, 2013, 12:10 AMIn context
Deborah Gage / Venture Capital Dispatch:
AeroFS emerges from stealth, syncs files without storing on external servers that governments can access   —  As Customers Seek Privacy, AeroFS Emerges With Stealthy File Sharing Software  —  Air Computing Inc., which is doing business as AeroFS, emerged publicly Friday with software …
Nov 23, 2013, 5:40 AMIn context
Deborah Gage / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Maxta introduces software-based storage system, announces $10M Andreessen Horowitz investment   —  Andreessen Horowitz Backs Maxta, Whose Software is Eating the Storage Box  —  Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Marc Andreessen told The Wall Street Journal more than two years ago that software …
Nov 12, 2013, 9:35 PMIn context
Yuliya Chernova / Venture Capital Dispatch:
ShoeDazzle to Lay Off up to 52 Employees After JustFab Merger … Mergers often lead to layoffs, and that's the situation at fashion e-commerce company ShoeDazzle.com Inc. The startup, which was sold to competitor JustFab Inc. earlier this year, will let go as many as 52 employees in Los Angeles …
Nov 8, 2013, 4:15 PMIn context
Lora Kolodny / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Provide Commerce Acquires Sincerely to Make its E-Commerce Brands Mobile-Friendly   —  The e-commerce business behind Proflowers and Gifts.com, Provide Commerce, has acquired the mobile commerce startup Sincerely for an undisclosed sum in an all-cash deal, Provide Chief Executive Chris Shimojima told Venture Capital Dispatch.
Nov 7, 2013, 2:25 PMIn context
Lora Kolodny / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Google Maps Open-Source Challenger MapBox Raises $10M From Foundry Group … To challenge Google Maps, Esri Global Inc. and other map tech providers, a startup called MapBox Inc. raised $10 million in Series A funding from Foundry Group.  —  Chief Executive Eric Gundersen said MapBox's software …
Oct 16, 2013, 6:00 PMIn context

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