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Category Archives: Mobile

Vista Point Advisors Announces Two Mobile Transactions

Vista Point Advisors is pleased to announce the investment in GolfLogix by Emigrant Capital and the investment in GoGoVan by Renren. About GolfLogix: GolfLogix, the pioneer in Golf GPS, is the creator of the widely successful and #1 worldwide golf app. GolfLogix has built a robust technology suite to provide golfers with best-of-breed golf course

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Blackboard Acquires ParentLink

Vista Point Advisors is pleased to announce the acquisition of ParentLink by Blackboard. Vista Point Advisors acted as the exclusive financial advisor to ParentLink. Press Release About ParentLink: ParentLink provides a mobile, two-way communication platform for the K-12 education market. The company’s unified SaaS platform empowers parents, students, and school personnel with the ability to

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Sector Overview – Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence – Overview and Synopsis of Key Trends Business Intelligence (“BI”) software represents the interconnected systems and tools that improve the strategic planning processes of enterprises and small to medium businesses (“SMBs”). While BI and business analytics are used interchangeably, what has been seen most frequently is that business analytics makes a subset of

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Thoughts on “The Fatal Flaw in Underwriter Selection”

Earlier today, an article was published on PeHub regarding the mistake that many companies and VCs make when hiring investment banks for an IPO process.  Timothy Keating, the writer, states that the primary reason for the underperformance by the bulge bracket banks on IPOs is due to the disconnect in their IPO clients vs. their

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Thoughts on Hasbro / Backflip Studios

Earlier this week, Hasbro paid $112 million in cash to take a 70% stake in Colorado-based Backflip Studios, the company behind mobile games Dragonvale, NinJump, and Paper Toss.  Although the public markets remain significantly depressed in gaming, we believe the Backflip deal is a sign that there is growing activity, and even enthusiasm again for

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Apple Files Patent for Crowd Sourced Travel Routes

Last month my colleague Jeff Bean posted his thoughts on Google’s acquisition of Waze for over $1 billion.  In his post he posed a question on what would Apple do in response.  Well we now have the answer – The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released Apple’s patent application where a user can provide rating for routes, streets

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Vista Point Advisors Quarterly M&A Updates

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