Acquia

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 JavaScript support lets developers build web apps that combine content, data

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

Drupal Company Acquia Launches New Cloud Media Management Service

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.acquia.com/">Acquia</a> was founded by Dries Buytaert, the creator of the open source content management system Drupal, to monetize the project offering hosting and

Drupal Company Acquires Akismet Competitor Mollom To Kill Spam Dead

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.acquia.com/">Acquia</a>, the company co-founded by <a target="_blank" href="https://drupal.org/">Drupal</a> creator Dries Buytaert to commercialize the open s
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