Sapho secures $14m in series B funding to continue micro app mission

Sapho, a San Bruno-based enterprise mobility provider, has secured $14 million (£10.9m) in an oversubscribed series B funding round, with the aim to build out a global sales team.

The $14m adds to the company’s $9.5m series A secured in June last year, taking its total to $27.85m across five rounds. The latest round was led by Caffeinated Capital, with other parties including new investor Felicis Ventures, as well as Alsop Louie Partners, SoftTech VC, Morado Ventures, AME Cloud, and Bloomberg...

By James Bourne, 19 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

Arxan acquires MAM provider Apperian to enhance mobile and IoT operations

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Application security provider Arxan Technologies has announced the acquisition of mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian to help its mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) push.

Discussions between the two companies had been going on for almost a year with a plethora of options on the table, from strategic partnerships to investment, before settling on acquisition because both companies’ management “felt that there were so many synergies that the companies could maximise impact and...

By James Bourne, 11 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MAM, Security.

Atlassian acquires productivity app Trello for $425m

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Productivity app provider Trello is to be acquired by enterprise software firm Atlassian for $425 million, the two companies have announced.

Trello, which was featured in an Enterprise AppsTech article from 2014 outlining top apps for business executives, was launched five years ago, making it truly a company of the smartphone generation. The company boasts almost 20 million users, including customers such as Google, National...

By James Bourne, 10 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, Productivity.

Bitglass secures $45m in new funding to bolster EMEA expansion

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Enterprise data security provider Bitglass has announced it has raised $45 million in series C funding, five weeks after announcing it was expanding to the EMEA region.

The round, which featured new investor Future Fund alongside existing investors Norwest, NEA and SingTel Innov8, brings the company’s total funding to $80m, with the company saying it will use it to expand in EMEA,...

By James Bourne, 06 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: M&A, Security.

Skedulo secures $9.4m in series A funding to transform mobile workforce scheduling

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Meet Skedulo. The US and Australia-based company, which was founded in 2012, offers mobile workforce scheduling utilising the Salesforce platform – and it has snaffled $9.2 million (£7.45m) of series A funding in a round closed late last week.

The funding round was led by Costanoa Venture Capital, alongside contributions from existing investor Blackbird Ventures, taking overall funding up to $11m.

Skedulo’s...

By James Bourne, 21 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

PowWow Mobile acquires StarMobile for “most comprehensive enterprise mobility platform”

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San Francisco-based PowWow Mobile has announced it is to acquire Atlanta-based StarMobile Inc. with the alliance aiming to produce what it claims as the “most comprehensive enterprise mobility platform based on the richest IP and patent portfolio in the industry.”

As this publication previously disclosed, StarMobile ceased business earlier this year and had been undergoing...

By James Bourne, 27 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, RMAD.

SkyGiraffe secures $6m series A funding – and announces Slack bot integration

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End to end enterprise mobility platform provider SkyGiraffe has announced a $6 million (£4.6m) series A funding round to continue expanding the capabilities of its platform, as well as a bot which utilises the interface of productivity platform Slack to connect to any legacy enterprise data system.

The San Francisco-based firm, which is building on its previous $3m...

By James Bourne, 30 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MBaaS, RMAD.

LogMeIn merges with Citrix GoTo products in $1.8bn Reverse Morris move

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LogMeIn is to acquire Citrix’s ‘GoTo’ product range in a transaction rated at $1.8bn (£1.37bn).

The new company will be headed up by LogMeIn CEO Bill Wagner, and will feature the likes of GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and OpenVoice from the Citrix side, as well as join.me, LastPass, and BoldChat from LogMeIn. The move is going ahead under what is known as a Reverse Morris Trust agreement, whereby a spin-off is combined with a pre-arranged merger in order to, in the...

By James Bourne, 28 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, Productivity.

Telstra acquires MSC Mobility for greater enterprise mobile push

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First it was app development firm Readify; now Australian telco Telstra has announced the acquisition of enterprise mobility software provider MSC Mobility, with the transaction set to close in the coming weeks.

MSC offers a managed mobility service and is a founding partner of the Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), as well as partnering with AirWatch and MobileIron, whose software comprises part of the company’s enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform.

Prior to...

By James Bourne, 14 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, M&A.

Tangoe closes strategic partnership deal with Vodafone

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Telecoms expense management (TEM) provider Tangoe has announced the official closure of its strategic partnership deal with Vodafone, enabling the former to become Vodafone’s preferred TEM partner.

The deal, announced back in April so in line with the customary 60 days required for transactions such as this to close, means Tangoe will hire a “majority” of...

By James Bourne, 14 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, M&A.