Who says European startups can’t raise serious venture capital?
Word came from ividence CEO Eric Didier this morning that 2-year old startup, ividence, closed a $4.2 million Series A financing with A Plus Finance, a Paris-based private equity firm. ividence is a SaaS email ad network that generates [...]Continue Reading →
There’s a reason I love emerging technology so much: over the course of one hour, the entire landscape can be turned on its head. The rumor out of VentureBeat this afternoon, that Microsoft will acquire Powerset for $100 million next month, has produced the predictable memes: Microsoft is desperate after the Yahoo [...]Continue Reading →
So much has already been said and speculated about Yahoo!’s rejection of Microsoft’s $44.6 billion offer that it would be screaming in the echo chamber to add my analysis and prognostications about the offer and its rebuff. Except I can’t help making one (hopefully) original observation: This episode may be [...]Continue Reading →
I woke this morning to the news that Microsoft has tendered a $44.6 billion ($31/share) offer to buy Yahoo in a cash and stock deal. (And here I thought I was getting up early to pack for vacation!).
The acquisition has been rumored and speculated on for a year or more, [...]Continue Reading →
We were pleased to read the news this morning that Sun Microsystems tendered a $1 billion offer to acquire open-source database provider MySQL. The deal has significance in a number of ways, not the least of which is the financial windfall to founder Marten Mickos and the company’s investors, Index, Benchmark, IVP, Intel and SAP, [...]Continue Reading →