This Week in Tech M&A — August 22, 2014
Concert giant Ticketfly has acquired last-minute ticket app WillCall.
GoDaddy acquires Mad Mimi to improve its email marketing service.
Chinese construction company Zhongji Holding has acquired “Family Farm” maker DianDian Interactive for $960 million.
VMware buys CloudVolumes for real-time desktop app delivery.
Wells Fargo bank has launched its own accelerator.
SpaceX said to be raising a new funding round at a $10 billion valuation.
Security firm vArmour grabs $36 million in funding … all while still in stealth.
Stitch Labs raises $3.5 million to help reach more retailers and wholesalers.
Product Hunt raises $1 million and debuts its iOS app for hunting on the go.
Felicis, Horizons Ventures invest $3 million into the Vessyl smart cup.
DoubleDutch raises $19 million for its Series D.
LinkedIn product head Deep Nishar is leaving the professional social networking company on October 3 to reportedly pursue a CEO job.
Y Combinator president Sam Altman talks about his inaugural batch of companies.
Lyft’s Chief Operating Officer Travis VanderZanden departs following tensions with the company founders.
Other News of Note
Zillabyte relaunches as a “cloud platform for data analysis”, moving away from its original mission of helping manage sales leads.
photo by Doug Wheller