Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the team from subscription news app, Brief

Twitter’s recent acquisition spree continues today as the company announces it has acqui-hired the team from news aggregator and summary app Brief. The startup from former Google engineers launched last year to offer a subscription-based news summary app that...

How to prepare for M&A, your most likely exit avenue

Ben Boissevain Contributor Share on Twitter Ben Boissevain has 30 years of corporate finance experience at firms including White & Case and Barclays Bank, and 20 years of experience in the tech sector. Despite the plentiful headlines about mega billion-dollar...

Biosafety startup R-Zero acquires CoWorkr to create an ‘OS for the workplace’

On Tuesday, R-Zero, a pandemic-era biosafety company, announced the acquisition of CoWorkr – a company that develops room occupancy sensors. The acquisition marks a shift in focus for R-Zero as people return to work, vaccines are rolled out, and companies that...

Toyota’s Woven Planet acquires HD mapping startup Carmera

Woven Planet Holdings — an entity created by Toyota to invest in, develop and eventually bring future of transportation technologies like automated driving to market — has acquired HD mapping startup Carmera for an undisclosed amount. The announcement comes less...

Events platform Bevy acquires Egypt’s Eventtus to scale its offering for enterprises

It’s been fascinating to watch the development of Eventtus, a startup I came across many years ago in my travels in the Middle East, finding them at the Rise-Up Summit in Cairo in 2012. Then, it was two young women who’d taken the Silicon Valley startup culture to...

How to navigate an acquisition without alienating your current employees

Babak Varjavandi Contributor Share on Twitter Babak Varjavandi is president and CEO of Nakisa, which provides enterprise business solutions for organization design and accounting and compliance. Many watchers expected an uptick in merger and acquisition activity when...