Acquia jumps on headless CMS bandwagon with open source starter kit
Over the last decade or so, content management systems have evolved from monolithic systems managed by IT to a set of services made available to developers through an API. The more modern approach sep
Even as ESG faces growing backlash, these companies are all-in
As ESG initiatives face growing political and business backlash, many companies are establishing practices to show they're committed to the idea of social responsibility.
After the acquisition: 3 startup executives share their exit experiences
In Part 1 of this series, we spoke to acquiring companies about the deal and how they integrate acquired firms. In Part 2, we talk to executives from the three companies that they bought.
Hard cash and soft skills: How to successfully manage an acquisition
We're examining how good acquisitions work in a two-part series. For the first part, we spoke to executives from 3 companies to get their take on the acquisition and integration processes.
Drupal’s journey from dorm-room project to billion-dollar exit
Moving from dorm room to billion-dollar exit is the dream of every startup founder. Dries Buytaert got there by being bold, working hard and thinking big.
New Acquia platform looks to bring together developers, marketers and data
Acquia, the commercial company built on top of the open source Drupal content management system has pushed to be more than a publishing platform in recent years, using several strategic acquisitions t
NewView Capital’s Ravi Viswanathan on how mature companies can survive this market
Ravi Viswanathan has been an investor long enough to see some serious ups and downs. Viswanathan most recently founded NewView Capital a couple of years ago — a firm that launched with $1.35 billion
Portfolio bloat: What’s happening to thousands of startups going nowhere fast
Earlier this week, much was made of the e-commerce business Brandless deciding to shutter its doors. Industry observers found its fate particularly interesting, given that Brandless was only a few yea
Acquia nabs CDP startup AgilOne, which raised $41M
Acquia announced it has acquired customer data platform (CDP) startup AgilOne today. The companies did not disclose the purchase price. CDPs are all the rage among customer experience vendors, as they
How to sell a startup for a $1B, Automattic, WeWork craziness, Kobalt, Netflix, Blackstone, and ClimateTech
Editor’s Note Apologies for not getting this roundup newsletter out on Saturday — I was on vacation this weekend. So this newsletter covers the back half of last week and the first half of this we
How founder and CTO Dries Buytaert sold Acquia for $1B
Acquia announced yesterday that Vista Equity Partners was going to buy a majority stake in the company worth a $1 billion. That would seem to be reason enough to sell the company. That’s a good
Vista Equity Partners buys Acquia for $1B
Vista Equity Partners, which likes to purchase undervalued tech companies and turn them around for a hefty profit, has purchased web content management and digital experience company Acquia in a deal
NEA spin-out NewView Capital raises $1.35B for its debut growth fund
Longtime NEA general partner Ravi Viswanathan has launched a new fund and brought 31 of NEA's portfolio companies with him.
Insight Venture Partners buys content management platform Episerver for $1.1 billion
Episerver, the Irvine, Calif.-based company that provides services for marketers to manage content, was bought by Insight Venture Partners from the private equity firm Accel-KKR for a cool $1.1 billi
Acquia, the commercial arm of the open-source Drupal web content management tool, has long offered a cloud-based user interface designed to make it easier for customers to build web sites. Today, the
Online Content Manager Acquia Raises $55 Million For Online Customer Relationships
Acquia, the eight-year-old service provider that helps businesses tailor their websites to Internet browsers and mobile application users, has raised $55 million in a late-stage round of financing.
Acquia Partners with CloudFlare To Boost DDoS Security
Acquia announced today that it’s teaming with CloudFlare to offer its customers CloudFlare Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection, as well as Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. Ac
The Big Reverse Of The Web
Here is one idea that arrived before its time: the push-based web, where information comes to us, versus the search-dominant web we’re most familiar with. Those who are looking at the push web in th
Acquia Wants To Bring More Intelligent Personalization To Your Website
Acquia, the company which has always been the commercial face of the open source Drupal project, has gotten into Customer Experience Management in a big way, and today at the Acquia Engage conference
Drupal Platform Acquia Raises $50M Funding Round Led By NEA
Acquia, the Drupal hosting platform launched by Drupal founder Dries Buytaert, today announced that it has raised a $50 million financing round led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation by