Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) Acquires GasBuddy

Friday, March 1, 2013

Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), a firm well-known in petroleum and convenience for providing fuel prices and analysis, has acquired a consumer-oriented company more known to motorists for a website that helps them find the lowest gasoline prices in town.

As reported in a Raymond James/CSP Daily News Flash, OPIS, based in Gaithersburg, Md., acquired Brooklyn Park, Minn.-based GasBuddy and its mobile-app service OpenStore for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced on March 1.

Hopper Raises $61M Series C Round of Funding

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hopper, the mobile app that analyzes and predicts airfare, today announced it has secured $82M CAD in Series C financing ($61.6M in US dollars) led by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of North America's largest pension fund managers. Existing investors Brightspark Ventures, Accomplice, OMERS Ventures, Investissement Québec and BDC Capital IT Venture Fund also participated in the round. The round is comprised of new funding, as well as a convertible note that was announced earlier in the year, and brings Hopper's total funding to date to $104M CAD.

Gamer Sensei Acquires DotaCoach

Friday, December 9, 2016

Gamer Sensei, the online mastery platform for competitive gamers, today announced the acquisition of DotaCoach.org, an on-demand coaching service for players of Dota 2. The combination of the two companies creates the world’s largest community of professional Dota 2 coaches dedicated to helping competitive gamers win more. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Lovepop Raises $6M Series A Round of Funding

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Lovepop, a 3D design firm reinventing the greeting card industry, today announced a Series A investment of $6 million led by Ryan Moore of Boston VC Accomplice.  Notable Lovepop investors include Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary, Niraj Shah of Wayfair, Bob White of Bain Capital, and Wayne Chang of Crashlytics and Twitter.

Follett Acquires Valore Inc.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Follett Corporation, a global leader in education and entertainment content distribution, today announced it has acquired Valore Inc. and the ValoreBooks marketplace solution for students and bookstores to buy, sell and rent college textbooks online.  Combining the convenience of the ValoreBooks marketplace with the scope and capabilities of Follett will provide campus stores and students greater access to more affordable course material options.  Terms of the transaction were not released.