Bitmovin scores $30M Series B for ‘next-gen’ online video software
Bitmovin, the online video software and infrastructure company founded by two of the creators of the MPEG-DASH video streaming standard, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Highland Europe, with participation from existing investors Atomico, Constantia New Business, Dawn Capital, and Y Combinator.
Highland Europe is delighted to announce that Jean Tardy-Joubert, senior advisor, founder and head of the European practice of Qatalyst Partners since 2009, the technology focused investment bank, has joined the team as an Advisory Partner.
Software company eGym has entered into an agreement to purchase San Francisco-based partner Netpulse. As part of the deal, Netpulse CEO John Ford will become the new CEO of eGym North America and Netpulse chairman and co-founder Tom Proulx will join eGym's board of directors.
“This will be the combination of the largest supplier-independent digital fitness platform and the largest open mobile platform," Ford said in the release. "We want our customers to benefit from a completely integrated system without sacrificing their ability to buy different types of equipment. Gym operators don’t need to worry anymore about not being future-oriented or having to choose from many different, costly siloed solutions. Once the entire training floor is digitized, the options to add value are endless.”
German firm’s advanced digital strength machines and software pull the gym experience out of the 1970s and into the future
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Cash burn can become crack cocaine for startups. Unfortunately, too many startups blow up because they spend the cash they have raised before they manage to build a sustainable business, rather than after.
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Why I'm excited to join Highland Europe (by Stan Laurent, our new Partner)
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Highland Europe invited Chief Finance Officers from its portfolio companies and some others along for a day of discussion and inspiration in October. The companies represented were Outfittery, WeTransfer, Brandwatch, NextThink, Starleaf, Condeco, NewVoiceMedia, Junique, SocialPoint, EGym, Featurespace, Maropost, AMCS, TripTease, DoveConviene, Wooga and Talentsoft. The CFOs heard presentations from Tony Zappala and Laurence Garrett, two of Highland Europe’s partners and from Fiona Talbot, SVP of finance and HR Administration at NewVoiceMedia and David Reynolds, CFO of Brandwatch.
Creating Facebook ads manually was wearing thin for TechStyle, the parent company of members-only fashion ecommerce sites ShoeDazzle, JustFab, FabKids and Fabletics.
By Gajan Rajanathan, Highland Europe.
It’s much easier to file for divorce than to part company with a difficult shareholder – so finding the right investor is essential. As a critical first step, do your homework. Make a checklist of the main things you are looking for - beyond the capital - which will encompass (in no particular order) geographic reach, sector experience, ability to assist with talent recruitment and strategic introductions. Also ask yourself whether this is someone to whom you would instinctively make your ‘first call’ in a crisis. If the answer’s no, then they are probably not the investor for you.
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Eight years ago, when online filesharing services were the scourge of the music and movie industry, WeTransfer launched its attempt to provide a simple, user-friendly alternative to the likes of BitTorrent, Rapidshare and MegaUpload.Read More