Category: Acquisitions

Betting it's for more than 4K: Quintessential Portland startup Elemental acquired by Amazon Web Services

As long as I’ve been banging on a keyboard about this whole Portland startup scene thing, there’s been one company that has been referenced in any Portland startup conversation: Elemental. And now, it’s a startup no longer. Elemental Technologies is being acquired by Amazon Web Services. Read More

Did AWS Device Farm sound familiar? That's because Amazon acquired Portland startup AppThwack to build it

Last week, the Web was all abuzz with this nifty new mobile testing environment from Amazon called AWS Device Farm. Folks were waxing philosophic about the magic of being able to test their mobile apps on real physical devices. And we, here in Portland, were sort of scratching our heads. Wasn’t this what AppThwack does? Well, yes. And yes. You see AWS Device Farm is AppThwack. Read More

Golden ticket: Portland mobile ticketing startup GlobeSherpa acquired by RideScout

Portland startup GlobeSherpa—perhaps best known locally as the technology behind the TriMet mobile ticketing app—announced today that they have been acquired by Austin based RideScout. Read More

They're playing our song: CenturyLink acquires Portland startup Orchestrate to deliver next generation data services

For many startups, the promise of substantially growing their businesses comes with strong partnerships. And often, those partnerships quickly become something much more significant. Such was the case, yesterday, when it was revealed that leading connectivity provider CenturyLink had acquired database-as-a-service startup Orchestrate to augment its CenturyLink Cloud offering. Read More

Acquired in a jiffy: Animated gif app Nutmeg acquired by Giphy

Well that was fast. Almost as fast as an animated gif. Regardless of how you pronounce it. Nutmeg, an alum of PIE class of 2014, has been acquired by the leading presence in animated gifs, Giphy, which had recently raised $17 million. This marks the first PIE accelerator alum to be acquired. To date, only members of the PIE coworking space had been acquired—with Geoloqi, Glider, and Paleo Plan, and Simple being the most prominent acquisitions. Read More

Visualize an exit: Portland's Vizify acquired by Yahoo!

Another Portland startup has been acquired. Vizify has been picked by Yahoo! who has, obviously, been making a string of acquihires. Read More

Yet another perk: Perka acquired by First Data for an estimated $30 million or so

If you frequent Portland coffee shops—well honestly, like some 90 establishments coffee or otherwise in the Portland area—you’ve no doubt come across Perka, the service designed to replace the loyalty punch cards in your wallet with something far more manageable: an app. Read More

Geppetto joins the other Puppet masters: Puppet Labs acquires Cloudsmith

When tech startups get an infusion of cash, they have a tendency to hire and acquire. Or sometimes combine the two with—get your buzzword bingo card out—acquihiring. So it comes as little surprise that Puppet Labswho took in an additional $30 million, earlier this year—has acquired Cloudsmith, makers of Geppetto. Read More

CONFIRMED: Portland's AppFog acquired by CenturyLink

Any number of outlets began reporting yesterday that Portland-based AppFog had been acquired by CenturyLink. Details were slim all around. But now CenturyLink has confirmed the news with a press release. Read More

Finding their way to Aruba: Portland startup Meridian acquired by Aruba Networks

Another Portland company has had a successful exit—and that also means another successful exit for the Oregon Angel Fund. Indoor mapping startup Meridian has been acquired by Aruba Networks. And it will remain in Portland as a wholly owned subsidiary. Read More

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