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WP Engine, a managed WordPress platform, raises $250M from Silver Lake
January 4, 2018
While apps continue to grow in popularity as a primary route for people to interface with the digital world, there remains a very significant role for the web, and today, a startup that helps businesses build and run websites, specifically on WordPress, has raised a very large round of money.
WP Engine Secures Strategic Growth Investment from Silver Lake and Surpasses $100M in Annual Recurring Revenue
January 4, 2018
WP Engine, the world’s leading WordPress Digital Experience Platform, announced today a $250 million investment from Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, and the company’s achievement of more than $100 million in annual recurring revenue with over 75,000 customers globally, up 30 percent year-over-year.
Happy Holidays from the Guidepost Growth Equity team!
December 22, 2017
GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors Of 2017
December 12, 2017
Shamit Mehta and Won Park named to the GrowthCap 40 under 40 List.
TripleTree Announces Winners of the 2017 TripleTree iAwards
October 19, 2017
TripleTree, a strategic advisor and merchant bank serving innovative and market-leading companies in healthcare, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 TripleTree iAwards. The three winners were selected from a group of ten highly relevant companies, each focused on solving different needs and driving innovation across the healthcare industry.
WP Engine Ranked a Top Workplace for Medium Sized Businesses by Fortune
October 18, 2017
VC-backed Spoonflower appoints Steele as CRO
October 13, 2017
Spoonflower, a provider on-demand digital printing of custom fabric, wallpaper and gift wrapping, has named Donnie Steele as chief revenue officer.
Asurint Awarded NorthCoast 99 Winner
October 3, 2017
Asurint, a full-service technology enabled background screening company, is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of Northeast Ohio’s 99 best places to work. This is the first year Asurint has received the award.
Rise of chat-driven health tech signals ‘paradigm shift’ for user interfaces
October 2, 2017
A number of chatbot offerings were demoed at a special AI-focused session of the Health 2.0 annual conference in Santa Clara, California on Monday. Although each had a unique take on how best to insert smart conversations into patient care, the growing number of these technologies suggests a clear trend, panel moderator and Chief Product Officer at Seniorlink George Kassabgi suggested.
The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017
September 26, 2017
Every year for the past three, Forbes has gone looking for 25 young U.S. companies with a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more. Last year's list included hot companies like the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, online retailer Boxed and innovative home seller OpenDoor. This year, with the help of TrueBridge Capital Partners, we asked venture firms which companies they thought most likely to hit the billion-dollar mark soon.
Leveraging Family Caregivers, Clinical Protocols and Technology to Improve Person-Centered Care
September 26, 2017
Seniorlink's EVP and Chief Development Officer, William J. McIvor, published an article in the current issue of CMSA Today, the quarterly publication of the Case Management Society of America. The article is titled"Leveraging Family Caregivers, Clinical Protocols and Technology to Improve Person-Centered Care" and discusses the importance of communication between family caregivers and case managers by utilizing HIPAA-compliant technology platforms to ensure clinical protocols are being met.
With Telehealth, R.I. Docs Open a Portal to the Entire Care Team
August 30, 2017
A Rhode Island physicians' group is launching a telehealth platform that will enable doctors to coordinate care online with patients and their caregivers.
Stevie Awards Names WP Engine Company of the Year
August 28, 2017
This week, the Stevie Awards announced the winners of the 14th Annual International Business Awards, the world’s premier business awards program.
Inc. Magazine Names Ingenious Med to the Inc. 5000 for 5th Year in a Row
August 17, 2017
For the 5th year in a row, Inc. magazine named Ingenious Med to its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Veteran Growth Investors Rebrand 10 Year Old Firm as Guidepost Growth Equity
August 1, 2017
A team of experienced growth equity investors today announced the rebranding of their ten-year old firm as Guidepost Growth Equity. Having previously operated as North Bridge Growth Equity, Guidepost Growth Equity currently manages two funds and partners with owner-entrepreneurs to provide the flexible capital, operational support and strategic guidance necessary to support the continued growth of their companies.
Fabric by Design, on Demand
July 30, 2017
When Spoonflower, an American fabric-printing startup, wanted to expand internationally, Berlin was the obvious choice. An inside look at the new creative economy.
WP Engine Unveils Content Performance for Digital Marketers and Publishers
June 15, 2017
WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform, today announced the launch of Content Performance, the company’s latest Performance Intelligence solution for marketers and publishers looking to drive higher brand engagement with greater agility through WordPress and greater insights into their entire WordPress content with this new offering.
Ingenious Med Names Robin Hackney as Chief Marketing Officer
June 13, 2017
Ingenious Med, provider of the nation’s leading mobile charge capture and care coordination solution, named Robin Hackney to its executive team as chief marketing officer. In this role, Hackney is responsible for the company’s brand strategy, positioning, demand generation and partnerships.
WP Engine Accelerates Momentum, Passes 10,000 EMEA Customer Milestone
June 12, 2017
-WP Engine, the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platform, today announced it has recently passed the milestone of 10,000 customers in its EMEA region just two years after opening the doors of WP Engine London, the EMEA headquarters in London’s go-to neighborhood for entrepreneurs and creatives: Shoreditch, in the heart of “Tech City.”
Heather Brunner & Jason Cohen Win Entrepreneur of the Year
June 9, 2017
One of the most esteemed business awards programs for entrepreneurs, WP Engine is thrilled to announce that both Heather J. Brunner and Jason Cohen were selected as an Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 award winners in Central Texas!
Ingenious Med Named Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter for Fifth Consecutive Year
June 5, 2017
For the fifth consecutive year, Ingenious Med, developer of the nation’s leading mobile charge capture and care coordination application, was named an Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter. The Pacesetter Awards recognize Atlanta’s top 100 fastest-growing, privately owned companies that demonstrate stability, adaptability and sustained success year over year.
Disrupt Your Industry With Stellar Customer Service
June 3, 2017
I’ve been preaching for years that customer service is your competitive differentiator. I’ve made a career of it! There’s more than enough information about how to deliver better customer service. There’s more than enough proof about how it can make or break a business. Then, why don’t more companies do a better job? That question is more important than the answer.
Jive Communications Announces a Unified Communications Partnership with Cisco Systems
June 1, 2017
Jive Communications and Cisco Systems today announced a strategic partnership to deliver cloud voice solutions with Cisco’s new Multiplatform Phones (MPP).
In The News: Has Caregiving Reached a Tipping Point?
June 1, 2017
Seniorlink was mentioned in an article from TripleTree, the country’s largest healthcare merchant bank, called "Has Caregiving Reached a Tipping Point?"
Mary M. Gallagher, Seniorlink Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Named One of the 2017 PM360 ELITE 100
May 24, 2017
Seniorlink, Inc., a provider of care collaboration solutions, is pleased to announce that Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Mary M. Gallagher was named to the 2017 PM360 ELITE 100, in the Transformational Leaders category.
OutSystems Paulo Rosado Recognized as Top-Rated CEO
May 23, 2017
OutSystems is pleased to announce that Owler has recognized its chief executive officer, Paulo Rosado, with a Top Rated CEO award. Owler is the world’s largest community-based business insights platform that business professionals use to outsmart their competition, gain competitive insights, and uncover the latest industry news and alerts.
OutSystems Extends Its Leadership Position in the Low-Code Market with Record Growth, Industry Recognition, and New Advisory Board Members
May 16, 2017
OutSystems today announced the appointment of two high-profile software business leaders to its board of directors and advisors. Tom Schodorf, former SVP of Sales and Field Operations at Splunk, joins as a member of the board and Bill Macaitis, former CRO/CMO of Slack, joins as an advisor. This latest announcement, along with record growth and recent accolades, underscores the growing momentum at OutSystems.
Gartner assesses emerging ‘high productivity’ aPaaS market in new report
May 3, 2017
Analyst firm Gartner has released a new Magic Quadrant on enterprise high productivity application platform as a service (hpaPaaS), and found Mendix, OutSystems and Salesforce at the top of the tree.
Ingenious Med Adds Phillip J. Spinelli as Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer
May 3, 2017
Ingenious Med, developer of the nation’s leading mobile charge capture and care coordination solution, has added Phillip J. Spinelli to its executive team as senior vice president and chief revenue officer. In this role, Spinelli is responsible for Ingenious Med’s sales and account management teams.
Lucid Secures an Impressive $60 Million in Financing
April 18, 2017
Audience platform, Lucid Holdings, LLC, today announced a $60 million minority investment led by North Bridge Growth Equity, a Boston area based private equity firm. Lucid, based in the US with local offices in London and Delhi, is a software company delivering the power of human answers on a massive scale.
New Orleans Start-Up Lucid, Set to Become a Titan in Audience Data Platform Category
April 18, 2017
Earlier this week, Lucid, a global audience platform, announced that it has scooped $60 million funding. The software company delivering human data to answer marketing and advertising challenges is set to take the higher ground in 2017, eyeing new markets with better products and expanded teams.
Seniorlink President and CEO Thomas Riley Named to Governor's Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts
April 13, 2017
Seniorlink, Inc., a company that provides collaborative care solutions, is pleased to announce that President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Riley was named by Governor Charlie Baker to the state's first Governor's Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.
Lucid’s $60 million financing round, and what its CEO says it means for New Orleans
April 11, 2017
Lucid, a global audience platform based in New Orleans, has raised a $60 million financing round, money CEO Patrick Comer says will be used to grow the company's footprint worldwide and hire 100 people in 2017.
Lucid raises $60M as it plans to dominate market research
April 10, 2017
Lucid is announcing that it has raised a $60 million round led by North Bridge Growth Equity. It’s the company’s first outside funding since raising a relatively tiny $2.8 million back in 2011.
Jive Communications Announces Jive Business Continuity for K12 Industry
April 10, 2017
Jive Communications today launched Jive Business Continuity (JBC), a server-based application designed to ensure that K12 school districts maintain connectivity even in the event of an outage or loss of internet. Jive is the only pure-cloud Unified Communications (UC) provider that offers an advanced failover and fail safe option for cloud communication users.
Dentsu’s iProspect Acquires Performance Shop Leapfrog Online
April 3, 2017
Dentsu has acquired digital marketing firm Leapfrog Online in its latest move to bolster a fast-growing and lucrative performance marketing portfolio.
How to Transition to Wordpress as a Digital Agency
March 21, 2017
WordPress has a unique set of benefits that make it a favorable option for building digital experiences upon. From its ubiquity to open-source nature, to thriving plugin and theme markets, now is an excellent time to board this particular train.
Asurint Secures Investment from North Bridge Growth Equity
March 13, 2017
Asurint, a provider of next-generation background screening solutions, announced today that it has secured a minority investment from North Bridge Growth Equity, a leading growth equity firm focused on high-growth technology companies.
Oracle Buys Dyn
February 8, 2017
On November 21, 2016, Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Dyn, the leading cloud-based Internet Performance and DNS provider that monitors, controls, and optimizes Internet applications and cloud services.
OutSystems Reports Record Growth in 2016, Reaching $100M in Sales and 50% Year-Over-Year Software Revenue Increase
January 25, 2017
OutSystems today announced that it has begun 2017 with record growth. With companies increasingly looking for faster, more efficient ways to build enterprise applications, demand for the OutSystems low-code development platform has soared, leading to considerable expansion across the business.
Clarity Software Solutions, Inc. Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security and Compliance
January 12, 2017
HITRUST Certification validates Clarity is committed to meeting key healthcare regulations and protecting sensitive private healthcare information.
Industry's Largest Cloud Computing Survey Results
December 16, 2016
North Bridge, a growth equity and venture capital firm, in partnership with research analyst firm Wikibon, announced the results of its sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey, which analyzes trends in cloud computing, adoption, use and challenges on a yearly basis.
Cloud is Now a Money Machine for Two out of Five Companies
December 15, 2016
Since cloud computing became a "thing" five years ago or so, it has been seen in operational terms -- a way to cut costs, avoid up-front capital expenditures on IT systems and equipment, and a way to improve interactions with customers and between employees.
WP Engine Commits to White House Equal Pay Pledge
December 8, 2016
WP Engine, a company that powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on the WordPress platform, announced that it has joined the White House Equal Pay Pledge, with more than 50 leading businesses signing on to take action to advance equal pay.
Ingenious Med Earns Phoenix Award as Emerging Company of the Year at Health IT Leadership Summit
December 7, 2016
Ingenious Med, developer of the nation’s leading point-of-care solution for aligning physicians and their care teams, today was named Emerging Company of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber in conjunction with the Health IT Leadership Summit.
A Conversation With Jason Cohen, CTO, WPEngine
December 2, 2016
WP Engine is the fourth startup for Jason Cohen, who serves as the company’s CTO. Cohen says, “While at Smart Bear Software, which I founded and subsequently sold in 2007, I created a corporate blog on WordPress."
Clarity Named to Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List
December 1, 2016
Clarity Software Solutions, Inc. today announced it ranked 385 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.
Ingenious Med Ranked a Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2016 Technology Fast 500™
November 29, 2016
Ingenious Med, developer of the nation’s leading point-of-care solution for aligning physicians and their care teams, today announced its inclusion on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America.
Jive Communications Launches Cloud-Based Contact Center
November 23, 2016
Jive Communications announced the launch of Jive Contact Center, a cloud-based technology that fully integrates with Jive Voice—the company’s Hosted PBX service.
Despite DDoS Attacks, Don't Give Up on Dyn or DNS Providers
November 1, 2016
The DDoS attacks that flooded Dyn last month and knocked some high-profile Web sites offline don’t mean businesses should abandon it or other DNS service providers, Gartner says.
Digital printing brings one-of-kind home interior products to the masses
October 27, 2016
Want to have a custom floor, wallpaper or curtain design in your house that’s unique and perfectly suited to your taste? Even if your budget for this is minuscule? Digital printing, the same technology that the inkjet printer in your home office uses, is making this possible.
Seniorlink Gets $7.5M to Build Out Digital Caregiver Support Platform
October 11, 2016
Boston-based Seniorlink, which provides in-home caregiver services, has raised $7.5 million from NewSpring Health Capital (the firm’s dedicated healthcare fund).
OutSytems Sets High Bar for Low Code Mobile App Development
October 9, 2016
Building mobile apps presents numerous challenges to developers more comfortable with more traditional enterprise applications – especially given the shortage of savvy mobile developers.
NH Tech Firm Taps New Chief Executive
October 6, 2016
Dyn Inc., a New Hampshire company that helps businesses monitor and route Internet traffic through complex networks of data centers, has hired longtime tech-industry executive Colin Doherty as its new chief executive.
Evolent Health Completes Acquisition of Valence Health
October 3, 2016
Evolent Health, a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation’s leading health systems and physician groups, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Valence Health.
Proto Labs' Growth, Speed Credited to Former CEO Cleveland
September 20, 2016
When the late Proto Labs President and CEO Brad Cleveland retired in 2013, he left behind a company observers say set the high mark for innovation and speed.
WP Engine Expands Global Presence
September 2, 2016
WP Engine announced the opening of its new Technical Support & Innovation Centre in Limerick today, which is expected to create 100 jobs over three years and further support WP Engine’s surging customer base across EMEA.
Ingenious Med Names New CEO
September 1, 2016
Health IT company Ingenious Med named Joe Marabito its new CEO. Marabito succeeds retiring president and CEO S. Hart Williford, who will now serve as the chairman of the company's board of directors.
Proto Labs: A Phenomenal Growth Story
August 18, 2016
Proto Labs inc (NYSE: PRLB) is an underfollowed success story and an intriguing manufacturing stock. The company has eight global production facilities that were established between the founding in 1999 and the IPO in 2012.
Evolent Health to Acquire Valence Health
July 13, 2016
Evolent Health, Inc. and Valence Health, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Evolent to acquire the majority of Valence Health's business for approximately $145 million.
Design Economy Tools That Empower Creative Freelancers
July 12, 2016
How a home crafting marketplace helps freelancers compete with the big agencies.
Seniorlink Unveils Brand Refresh and Introduces Technology Platform
June 2, 2016
Today, Seniorlink, Inc., an innovative caregiving company, renewed its mission with a promise: to stand with the Caregiver Nation.
Fast Growing Austin Tech Company Hires Head of Security
March 11, 2016
WP Engine said that the position is expected to focus on "practices around information security, threat research, compliance, and corporate security for its IT systems and operations as well as its products.
Verint Systems Announces Acquisition of Contact Solutions
February 22, 2016
Verint® Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: VRNT) today announced that it has received an order valued at more than $35 million for multiple components of its Cyber Intelligence portfolio.
OutSystems Announces $55M Funding From North Bridge Growth Equity
February 15, 2016
OutSystems today announced the completion of a $55 million funding round with North Bridge Growth Equity, a leading growth equity firm that invests in high-growth technology companies.
Contact Solutions Acquired by Verint Systems Inc.
February 2, 2016
North Bridge Growth Equity, a leading growth equity firm that invests in high-growth technology companies today announced the sale of Contact Solutions.
Durham's Spoonflower Raises $25M for Expansion
August 26, 2015
Spoonflower, a fast-growing producer of on-demand fabrics, has raised $25 million in funding that it plans to use to develop new products and expand internationally.
RuffaloCODY Announces Merger with Noel Levitz
August 21, 2015
RuffaloCODY is pleased to announce the acquisition of Noel-Levitz, bringing together the two most influential leaders in the provision of enrollment and fundraising solutions for higher education.
Patient Encounter Platform Provider, Ingenious Med, Adds 5 Board Members
July 21, 2015
Ingenious Med, provider of the nation’s premier patient encounter platform One by Ingenious Med (IM1), today announced that its board of directors has appointed five new board members.
BrightTALK Highlights Marketing Automation Growth
June 22, 2015
Last week, BrightTALK hosted the Marketing Automation 2.0 Summit which highlighted the mammoth and surging growth of the marketing automation market.
Clarity Named Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner
June 11, 2015
Last week, Red Herring announced its Top 100 North America award winners in recognition of the leading private companies from the region, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies.
Ingenious Med among Atlanta’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies
May 5, 2015
The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently named Ingenious Med as one of Atlanta’s top 100, fastest growing, privately-owned companies.
Leading Healthcare VC Firms to Invest in Ingenious Med
January 9, 2015
Ingenious Med today announced that Ascension Ventures, Heritage Group and Kaiser Permanente Ventures will join North Bridge Growth Equity in investing in the Atlanta-based company.
North Bridge Growth Equity Promotes Roshen Menon to Partner
December 24, 2014
North Bridge, a leading growth equity and venture capital firm, today announced that Roshen Menon has been promoted to General Partner.
Allegro Development Recapitalized
July 24, 2014
Vector Capital, a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments, today announced the recapitalization of Allegro Development Corporation.
Henry Schein Animal Health Acquires Majority of SmartPak
July 1, 2014
Henry Schein, Inc, has completed its acquisition of an approximate 60% ownership position in SmartPak, the leading provider of equine supplements and horse supplies across the United States.
North Bridge Growth Equity To Receive Financial Windfall From SmartPak Acquisition
May 22, 2014
Waltham-based investment firm North Bridge Growth Equity stands to receive significant financial windfall from the recently-announced acquisition of Plymouth-based SmartPak.
North Bridge Exits as SmartPak Sells to Oak Hill and Henry Schein Animal Health
May 22, 2014
North Bridge Exits as SmartPak Sells to Oak Hill and Henry Schein Animal Health.
WP Engine Raises $15M From North Bridge Growth Equity
January 14, 2014
WP Engine, one of the largest hosting companies that specialize in running WordPress sites, today announced that it has raised $15 million in funding from North Bridge Growth Equity.
North Bridge Growth Equity Closes Second Fund With Over $580M of Commitments
October 23, 2013
North Bridge Growth Equity today announced the final closing of its second fund with over $580 million of commitments.
RuffaloCODY Secures Investment From Summit Partners
May 30, 2013
RuffaloCODY, the leading provider of technology-enabled fundraising and enrollment management services for higher education, announced today that Summit Partners has made an investment in the company.
Proto Labs: Why this IPO Doubled
March 26, 2012
Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB) came public in late February, issuing shares at $16 and closing its first day at $29. The stock now trades around $33.
Proto Labs Plans to Raise $100 M in IPO
July 25, 2011
Fast-growing Proto Labs of Maple Plain said Monday that it plans to raise $100 million through an initial public stock offering.
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