Category: Acquisitions

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

Portland startup Lucky Sort acquired by Twitter

Portland startup Lucky Sort, which has been focused on analyzing trends and patterns in written content in an attempt to predict market fluctuations, has been acquired by Twitter. Read More

Portland's Visere acquired by Jawbone, putting the Rose City at the center of Quantified Self hardware

Another Portland company just got snapped up. And now Jawbone has a Portland office—bringing the agency that collaborated with Jawbone on UP into the mothership. Read More

It's never too late to buy gifts: InComm acquires Portland startup Giftango

Starting off the new year, many folks are looking for a little bit of change. Well, Portland-based Giftango just started the year with a pretty big one. You see, the company has been acquired by Atlanta-based InComm. Read More

Geoloqi acquired by Esri

Portland-based Geoloqi, a startup that focused on providing geolocation services to enable other applications, has been acquired by Esri, a company that seeks to enable “people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of the changing world around them.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More

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