AppNexus Goes “All-In” on Mobile Advertising

The New York-based digital advertising firm AppNexus is upping its commitment to mobile advertising, the company announced today. More specifically, its mobile buy-side offering, which is in beta with clients including Collective, CPX Interactive, FlxOne, and Matomy, is expected to be available to all AppNexus customers this summer. The beta product is already integrated with mobile supply sources such as Nexage, Smaato, and MoPub. AppNexus raised a $75 million Series D round of financing led by Technology Crossover Ventures in January.

Pearson Acquires EmbanetCompass

Pearson has acquired EmbanetCompass, a provider of online learning services for non-profit academic institutions, from an investor group led by private equity and venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures and global education company Knowledge Universe, for $650 million in cash. The transaction is subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino review. Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to Pearson on the transaction.

Rapid7 Acquires Mobilisafe

Rapid7, a provider of security risk management solutions, has acquired Mobilisafe, a Seattle-based mobile risk management provider. Rapid7 is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and Technology Crossover Ventures.

Teakwood Capital Hires Talent MD

Mike Taylor has joined Dallas-based Teakwood Capital as managing director for talent. Taylor has over 30 years’ experience in executive search and coaching within the BPO, Technology, and Software sectors, with both public and private companies. His past clients include Technology Crossover Ventures, Austin Ventures and Battery Ventures as well as corporate names such as […]

Genesys Appoints New Board Members

Genesys, a provider of customer service and contact center software, has appointed a new board including executives from Genesys, Permira, Technology Crossover Ventures, and Banneker Partners. The board members are Paul Segre, Genesys, who has been a senior executive at the company since 2002; Tom Lister, co-managing partner, and Brian Ruder, partner, from Permira; Jake […]

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