Webflow acquires Intellimize to add AI-powered webpage personalization

Webflow, a web design and hosting platform that’s raised over $330 million at a $4 billion valuation, is expanding into a new sector: marketing optimization. Today, Webflow announced that it acq

DataStax acquires the startup behind low-code AI builder Langflow

DataStax made a name for itself by commercializing the open source Apache Cassandra NoSQL database, but these days, the company’s focus is squarely on using its database chops to build a “

Redis switches licenses, acquires Speedb to go beyond its core in-memory database

Redis, the popular in-memory data store, is switching away from the open source three-clause BSD license. Instead, in a move that is clearly aimed to prevent the large cloud providers from offering fr

App analytics firm Sensor Tower acquires rival and is cutting staff

Sensor Tower, a leading app analytics firm, is acquiring rival in a move that consolidates the mobile intelligence industry, creating a powerhouse that could dominate the sector and provide ag

Apple acquires AI startup specializing in overseeing manufacturing components

Apple has added another AI startup to its acquisition list with Canada-based DarwinAI, which specializes in vision-based tech to observe components during manufacturing to improve efficiency, Bloomber

Zscaler buys Avalor to bring more AI into its security tools

Zscaler, a cloud security company with headquarters in San Jose, California, has acquired cybersecurity startup Avalor 26 months after its founding, reportedly for $310 million in cash and equity. In

Cycode acquires Bearer to accelerate its move into AI-enhanced security remediation

Cycode is a well-funded startup that offers an end-to-end application security posture management platform — that is, a tool that continuously scans code (and the libraries it relies on) for pot

AI chip startup Groq forms new business unit, acquires Definitive Intelligence

Groq, a startup developing chips to run generative AI models faster than conventional hardware, has an eye toward the enterprise — and public sector. Today, Groq announced that it’s formin

1Password expands its endpoint security offerings with Kolide acquisition

1Password, the AgileBits-owned password management software developer, today announced that it has acquired Kolide, an endpoint security platform, for an undisclosed amount. According to 1Password CEO

Geospatial technology startup Nuview acquires Astraea to accelerate plans ‘years faster’ than imagined

Sometimes, to move fast you don’t need to break things — you just need to acquire them. So it is with Nuview, a startup aiming to map the world from space using lidar, which announced today its ac

Beamer buys Userflow to build a consolidated product engagement platform

It’s M&A season in a tough tech jobs market. This morning, Beamer, a Boulder, Colorado-based company developing tools for businesses to reach users through their apps (e.g. via push notifica

Productivity platform ClickUp acquires calendar startup Hypercal

Tiger Global and a16z-backed productivity company ClickUp has acquired the calendar app Hypercal to boost its platform offering, TechCrunch has learned. As part of the acquisition, the app’s fou

iRobot and Amazon call it quits, terminate acquisition agreement

Amazon has ended its bid to acquire iRobot, the maker of robotic vacuums, after running up against headwinds with European regulators. Amazon and iRobot have opted to mutually terminate their previous

Chronosphere acquires Calyptia to extend its observability platform

Chronosphere, a startup that offers a cloud native observability platform, today announced that it has acquired Calyptia. While the company itself may not be a household name, Calyptia was founded by

Okta snatches up security firm Spera, reportedly for over $100M

Okta, the identity and access management company, is acquiring security firm Spera. Anticipated to close during the fiscal first quarter beginning in early February, the Spera acquisition will build o

Airbnb acquires secretive firm launched by Siri co-founder

Airbnb has acquired a secretive new AI startup, GamePlanner.AI, the company announced this morning. CNBC reports that the purchase price was around $200 million, a figure that TechCrunch was unable to

Ford snaps up EV power startup to boost its charging tech

Ford is buying and burying Auto Motive Power, or “AMP” for short, to bolster its charging, battery management and power conversion tech. The secretive energy startup once claimed to power

What not to do when getting your grocery startup off the ground — with Abhi Ramesh from Misfits Market

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by Abhi Ramesh, the founder and CEO at Misfits Market, the e-commerce site where customers can b owner buys all-in-one messaging app for $50M and Tumblr owner Automattic is adding another company to its portfolio with today’s news that it has acquired the all-in-one messaging app for $50 million. The app brings

AMD acquires to bolsters its AI software ecosystem

AMD yesterday acquired, an open source AI software provider, as the chipmaker looks to bolster its efforts to build an ecosystem of AI development tools, libraries and models around its hardwar
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