Category: Fundings and Exits

With the LinkedIn sale, Frank Quattrone notches another win

While the tech industry digests the news that LinkedIn is becoming an independently run subsidiary of Microsoft in exchange for $26.2 billion in cash, one renowned figure in Silicon Valley is already publicly celebrating the deal: Frank Quattrone. The legendary investment banker tweeted earlier today that Qatalyst, the boutique bank that he founded eight years ago, served…

Storehouse will shut down services July 15, entire team will migrate to Square

Storehouse, an aesthetically pleasing and exceedingly well-designed mobile app for sharing multimedia stories, announced today that it will be sunsetting services for its users on July 15. Furthermore, CEO Mark Kawano tells me that the entire team at the app, currently four employees, will be moving to Square. Kawano was hush hush on specifics regarding the move to…

Branding Brand acquires conversational commerce company WaySay

Ecommerce giant Branding Brand announced today that it acquired Waysay, a company specializing in customer engagement tech, including marketing automation, in-app messaging, and other technologies helping big brands engage and communicate with its customers, offering shopping advice and post-transaction support. You may never have heard of Branding Brand; but chances are good you’ve used one of…

Building Brand acquires conversational commerce company WaySay

Ecommerce giant Building Brand announced today that it acquired Waysay, a company specializing in customer engagement tech, including marketing automation, in-app messaging, and other technologies helping big brands engage and communicate with its customers, offering shopping advice and post-transaction support. You may never have heard of Building Brand; but chances are good you’ve used one of…

Carro, a Singapore-based online marketplace for buying and selling cars, has landed $5.3 million to expand its service across Southeast Asia. This Series A round was led by Indonesia’s Venturra Capital, from its $150 million fund, with participation from Singtel Innov8, Golden Gate Ventures, Alpha JWC Ventures, Skystar Capital and GMO Venture Partners among others. All in…

German fintech company builder FinLeap raises €21M at €121M valuation

Berlin-based FinLeap, which is a German-style company builder specialising in fintech, has raised €21 million in new funding. Backing is said to come from original investor HitFox Group along with institutional investors from the insurance industry, including Hannover Re, the third largest worldwide reinsurer. TechCrunch understands from a source close to the transaction that FinLeap’s…