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  • Friday, March 6, 2015

    Fitbit Buys FitStar

    San Francisco-based Fitbit, the maker of the popular fitness tracking bands, said late Thursday that it has acquired fellow San Francisco company FitStar, which develops health and fitness training apps. Financial terms of the buy were not announced. FitStar was venture backed by Google Ventures, Trinity Ventures and angels. Fitbit said it will use the acquisition to help users track their daily activity on Fitbit devices, and get tailored exercise programs....Continue →

  • Thursday, March 5, 2015

    HoneyBook Finds $22M For Event Planning Service

    San Francisco-based HoneyBook, a startup developing a service to help event planners who are planning weddings, holiday party, or other similar events work with their clients, has raised $22M in a Series B funding, the company disclosed this week. The funding was led by Norwest Venture Partners, and also included Aleph VC and Hillsven Venture Capital....Continue →

  • Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Box Buys Subspace

    Los Altos-based Box, the provider of cloud data storage, said this week that it has acquired Subspace, a company developing secure collaboration and access software. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. Box is hiring all of Subspace's seven employees, and shutting down the service on April 3rd. Subspace was founded by Jon Fan, Ben Kus and Peter Loer. Subspace was based in San Francisco.Continue →

  • Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Uber Buys deCarta

    San Francisco-based Uber has acquired San Jose-based mapping technology developer deCarta, according to the companies Wednesday. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. deCarta was headed by Kim Fennell. Uber said it will use the acquisition to bolster its mapping capabilities. deCarta was venture backed by Cardinal Venture Capital, Hotung Venture Capital, Mobius Venture Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, T-Mobile, and Translink Capital, and had raised around $54M in venture funding....Continue →

  • Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Culture Amp Finds $6.3M For Employee Survey Tool

    Culture Amp, the developer of a tool for employees surveys, said yesterday that it has raised $6.3M in a Series A funding. The company--which has an office in San Francisco--is based in Australia. The company said the funding was led by Felicis Ventures, Index Ventures and Blackbird Ventures. Cultre Amp says its employee survey tools are being used by Airbnb, Uber, Pandora, Adobe, Pinterest, Warby Parker, Lyft, Etsy, and GoDaddy, among others.Continue →

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Luxe Gets $20M For Valet Parking

    San Francisco-based Luxe, the smartphone driven luxury valet parking service, said Tuesday that it has raised $20M more in funding, as part of a Series A funding round. The new funding came from Venrock, Redpoint, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Data Collective and BoxGroup as well as angels Dave Morin, Mark & Ali Pincus, Gary Vaynerchuk, Gil Penchina, Rick Marini, Fritz Lanman and Jason Kilar. The company said the funding will go towards national expansion to Boston, Chicago and Seattle....Continue →

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Accomplice Raises $5M For Marketing Optimization Software

    San Francisco-based Accomplice, a developer of marketing optimization software that helps optimize ads and social content for the bottom line, has raised $5M in a Series A funding round. The funding came from WME | IMG. Accomplice, which was previously known as Fractal Science, aims its product at brands and agencies. The company is led by Lior Tamir.Continue →

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    ToutApp Raises $15M

    San Francisco-based sales tracking software developer ToutApp said this morning that it raised $15M in a Series B funding, in a deal led by Andreessen Horowitz. Other investors in the round included Sigma West, Founder Collective, 500 Startups and the Launch Fund. ToutApp is led by Tawheed (TK) Kader, and has now raised more than $20M in funding. The funding go towards scaling the company's operations and infrastructure.Continue →

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Paydiant Acquisition By eBay Worth Around $300M, Says Reports

    The acquisition of mobile payment system provider Paydiant by eBay's PayPal unit was worth around $300M, according to multiple reports. The acquisition was reportedly split between $285M in equity and $15M in earn out. Paydiant was venture backed by General Catalyst Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, and others.Continue →

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    iWin Buys

    San Francisco-based casual games publisher and distributor iWin said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire PC affiliate and download games site Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. iWin said that DFG gets over 1.4 million monthly unique users. the company offers up freeware, shareware, and mobile game content to its users.Continue →

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Amplidata Acquired By Western Digital

    Milpitas-based Amplidata, a developer of object storage software, has been acquired by storage maker Western Digital. Financial details of the acquisition deal were not announced. Amplidata was venture backed by Big Bang Ventures, Endeavor Vision, Hummingbird Ventures, Intel Capital, Quantum Corp., and Swisscom, and had raised at least $25.0M in funding. Western Digital said the acquisition was made through its HGST subsidiary....Continue →

  • Monday, March 2, 2015

    HP Buys Aruba Networks For $3 Billion

    Palo Alto-based HP said today that it is buying Sunnyvale's Aruba Networks, in a deal worth approximately $3.0 billion. HP said it will pay $24.67 per share in cash for network gear maker Aruba. The deal had been leaked last week. The companies said that, after cash and debt, the net value of the deal will be approximately $2.7 billion. The move will add around 1,800 employees to HPContinue →

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