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SilkRoad Technology Adds Entelo SaaS Candidate Search and Recruitment Marketing Technology

Robert Tsao appointed as Chief Executive Officer of SilkRoad Technology


SS8 Networks Acquires Creativity Software

Deal Enhances SS8’s Ability to Provide Precise Location Intelligence to Law Enforcement and Emergency Services


Virtana Raises $73 Million in Financing to Accelerate Growth in the AIOps Hybrid Cloud Management Market

Latest Financing will Fuel Company’s Next Phase of Growth to Deliver Hybrid Cloud Solutions for Optimization, Migration, and End-to-end Observability


HighBar Partners Acquires SilkRoad Technology

HighBar Partners ("HighBar"), a Menlo Park, CA-based private equity investor, today announced its acquisition of SilkRoad Technology (“SilkRoad”).


Signpost Announces Acquisition of Securus Contact Systems

Signpost, a leading marketing and communications software solution for home service providers, has announced the closing of its acquisition of Securus Contact Systems, an innovative live chat and receptionist service platform, based in Portland, Oregon. The combination enables contractors to provide an exceptional, “always on” experience to its clients throughout the sales cycle and customer experience


SS8 to Acquire Bivio Networks

a leader in Lawful Intercept and Monitoring Center platforms today announced it has entered into an agreement in which SS8 will acquire the assets of Bivio Networks, Inc


Sales Team Pitfalls

We’ve all seen wildly unprofitable venture backed businesses command multi-billion-dollar valuations. For every unicorn, however, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of businesses that fail spectacularly.


Vocera to Acquire PatientSafe Solutions

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced it is acquiring PatientSafe Solutions based in San Diego, CA.


HighBar Partners Raises $100 Million in Strategic Capital from Sixth Street

HighBar Partners, a Menlo Park, CA-based private equity investor, announced today that HighBar Partners III, L.P. has raised $100 million of strategic capital from Sixth Street, a leading global investment firm.


CloudSphere is Born: Cloud Management Platform Company Raises $15M to Create a Category Leader and a New Vision for Multi-Cloud Governance

iQuate and HyperGrid combine to deliver a Cloud Governance Platform with an application-centric view of cloud migration planning, cloud cost management and cloud security posture management.


Signpost Raises $52 Million To Arm Main Street With Automated Marketing Technology

New Financing Led by HighBar Partners with Participation from Bank of Montreal, Georgian Partners, Spark Capital


Evaluating a Control Investor

A majority investor may be the right partner for the next phase of you company's life


Akamai Completes Acquisition Of Customer Identity Access Management Company Janrain Inc.

Akamai Completes Previously-Announced Acquisition of Janrain


Private to Private Mergers in Venture Backed Companies – Unlocking Value through Inorganic Growth

P2P M&A between mature venture-backed companies offers critical strategic opportunities that investor syndicates should discuss earlier in the lifecycles of their investments


SS8 Networks Announces Acquisition by HighBar Partners

SS8 Networks partners with premier investment firm to further leadership in network intelligence market and fuel next phase of growth


HighBar Partners Hosts 2018 Professional Services Summit

Forward-thinking Professional Services executives joined HighBar for impactful discussions and network building


MariaDB Acquires Clustrix Adding Distributed Database Technology

Clustrix technology will allow MariaDB to scale beyond traditional distributed solutions such as Oracle RAC to levels only achieved with NoSQL, without compromising core enterprise features


HyperGrid Closes $25M Series C Round

Leading hybrid cloud management software vendor will leverage investment to accelerate company growth and international expansion efforts.


Profit Margins: Post-Modern Art or Flat-Earth Science?

Experienced software executives know the question is coming whenever an investor-type is in the room – “What’s your margin on this?”


Irrational Fear of the Down Round and Long-Term Implications

The appreciation of valuations in the technology sector after the 2008 correction has resulted in the entry of new types of investors into the venture/growth category.


PatientSafe Solutions Closes $25 million Growth Funding Led by HighBar Partners

PatientSafe Solutions, a leader in mobile clinical workflow and communication solutions, announced today that it has closed a $25 million round of financing.


HighBar Partners Raises $208 Million for HighBar Partners III, L.P.

HighBar Partners (“HighBar” or the “Firm”) is pleased to announce the $208 million final close of HighBar Partners III, L.P. (“HighBar III” or the “Fund”), above an agreed upon hard cap of $200 million.


HighBar Partners Hosts 2017 Marketing Summit

On Tuesday, July 18th, HighBar Partners hosted a Marketing summit for enterprise software executives. Attended by a select group of marketing executives from leading software companies, the event included a featured speaker, presentations, working sessions, and networking opportunities


Empowering Portfolio Company Executives

Private company investors strive to empower their executive teams and enhance the performance of their portfolio companies.


Virtual Instruments Merges with Load DynamiX; Secures $20 Million Investment

Virtual Instruments, the market leader in real-time infrastructure performance management, and Load DynamiX, the leader in storage performance analytics, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will merge to create the industry’s first end-to-end infrastructure DevOps platform.


Janrain Closes $27 Million in Series D Funding Led by HighBar Partners

Janrain, the leading provider of Customer Identity Management Solutions, announced today that it has secured $27 million in Series D funding led by HighBar Partners, with participation from existing investors Millennium Technology Value Partners, Split Rock Partners, Epic Ventures, Emergence Capital, RPM Ventures and DFJ Frontier.


Autotask Expands Offerings with Acquisition of Soonr to Provide Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration Solutions for Business

Autotask Corporation, the world’s leading provider of hosted IT business management technology, has agreed to acquire Soonr, a leading provider of enterprise secure file sharing and collaboration services for IT business managers.


Load DynamiX Raises $12 Million Financing Round Led by HighBar Partners

Load DynamiX, the leader in storage infrastructure performance validation, announced today that it has raised a $12 million round of funding, led by HighBar Partners.


Xangati Raises $11 Million Financing Round Led by HighBar Partners

New funding from HighBar, with participation from Citrix, allows Xangati to further innovate and accelerate market momentum of its popular VDI, workload and cloud performance management solutions.


Clustrix Raises $10 Million Financing Round Led by HighBar Partners

Clustrix, the leading scale-out SQL database engineered for the cloud, announced today that it has closed a $10 million Series D financing round led by HighBar Partners (“HighBar”).


HighBar Partners Closes $130 Million Strategic Growth Capital Fund

HighBar Partners (together with its affiliates,