Category: Acquisitions

One’s a crowd: Portland’s Crowd Factory acquired by Marketo

You may not have heard of Crowd Factory, a Portland startup focused on social media campaign management, but I’m sure you’ve heard of their clients. They’re working with companies like HBO, Coors, Sony, PR Newswire, and Jive.

And with a list of clients like that, it isn’t surprising to report that Crowd Factory has been acquired. Read More

Wheeling and Dell-ing: Portland startup RNA Networks acquired by Dell

Now granted, I don’t usually cover traditional software and tech hardware… but a startup acquisition is a startup acquisition, no matter what kind of technology. And especially when that acquisition is a liquidity event for Oregon-based capital like the Oregon Angel Fund.

So, I’m happy to let you know that Portland-based RNA Networks has been acquired by Dell. Read More

HomeAway adds a Second Porch … and with it Facebook powered vacation rentals

Portland based Second Porch has been doing so well, in fact, that the worldwide leader in vacation rentals just snapped them up. SecondPorch has been acquired by HomeAway.

Even in a sluggish market, the vacation rental business is booming. And Portland-based Second Porch has been at the forefront, helping Facebook users keep their vacation homes filled with renters—all by promoting their vacation homes to the people in their social graph.

Second Porch has been doing so well, in fact, that the worldwide leader in vacation rentals just snapped them up. Second Porch has been acquired by HomeAway. Read More

Former DEMOgod, Ontier Pixetell acquired; Brainshark to take over services

While there aren’t many details I can find, users of Pixetell from Portland startup Ontier were just alerted that Brainshark has acquired the product will take over support of their product [hat tip to Mike Rogoway]. It’s not clear by whom the product and/or company was acquired. No financial details were disclosed.

Customers of Pixetell received an email announcing the acquisition. The Pixetell site contains the same letter. The content of that letter can be found below. Read More

Survey says…! SurveyMonkey scoops up Wufoo for $35 million

SurveyMonkey acquired the AJAX-y online form goodness that is Wufoo.

SurveyMonkey—the nearly ubiquitous go-to service for online surveys—is one of those companies. You know, the ones who are quietly successful. Who don’t make much ruckus. And who—prior to its sale to a private equity consortium in April 2009—just happened to be headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

They’ve still got an office here. So when they do something, we take notice. And they did a little something today. SurveyMonkey acquired the AJAX-y online form goodness that is Wufoo. Read More