DataFox Digest - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DataFox Digest - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Insights from the experts

Tomasz Tunguz, venture capitalist at Redpoint Ventures, predicts who will be the biggest investors next year in The Biggest Buyers Of Software Companies In 2016.

Judd Marcello, VP of global marketing at Smartling, explains why expansion should be your top priority in Why Global Marketing Shouldn't Be An Afterthought.

Brad Zomick of Pipedrive shows how saving your vacation days and cleaning your pipeline can help your fourth quarter in 4 Tactics to Finish the Sales Year (And Start the New Year) Strong.

Sid Bharath of The Crazy Egg reveals how personalizing your advertising can be effective (even in the most annoying forms) in Don’t Leave Me: How To Optimize Exit-Intent Popups.

Lolly Spindler of Xoombi debunks the some fourth quarter B2B myths in Why Your Sales Team Shouldn't Let Up This Holiday Season.

Recent company milestones

Major hires and promotions

American Airlines (Fort Worth, TX), promoted former general counsel for corporate finance Beverly Goulet, and former CIO Maya Liebman, to executive VP and CIO (company press release).

Sensium Healthcare (Abingdon, UK), appointed former VP of sales and marketing at Teleflex Medical (Limerick, PA) Kevin Smith to CCO (company press release).

Alastin Skincare (Del Mar, CA), announced the appointment of scientific research veteran Dr. Alan Widgerow to CMO (company press release).

InterAction (Washington, DC), announced that their VP for global development Laura Frigenti has been selected as the director of the new Italian agency for development cooperation (company press release).

Profil Institute for Clinical Research (Chula Vista, CA), appointed expert metabolic drug developer Dr. Christian Weyer as president and chief development officer (company press release).

Expansions and relocations

Solar Power Inc. (Roseville, CA), a global provider of photovoltaic solutions, announced today that its stockholders approved a relocation to the Cayman Islands (company press release).

Acquisitions and partnerships

Leading pharmaceutical companies Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petach, Israel), and Takeda Pharmaceutical (Cambridge, MA), announced their partnership to meet the needs of patients in Japan (source).

LyondellBasell (Rotterdam, Netherlands), a plastics, chemicals, and refining company signed a definitive agreement to acquire the polypropylene compounding assets of Zylog Plastalloys Pvt. Ltd. (India) to expand their Indian market (company press release).

Lear Corporation (Southfield, MI), a leading supplier of automotive seats and electrical equipment acquired Arada Systems (Santa Clara, CA), a technology company that specializes in Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communications (company press release).

iomart Group (Glasgow, UK), a cloud company, has acquired United Hosting (Hemel Hempstead, UK), a hosting company (company press release).

Propeller Health (Madison, WI), a mobile platform that provides digital health solutions announced a development agreement with the pharmaceutical company GSK (London, England), to develop and manufacture a custom sensor for the Ellipta inhaler for use in certain GSK clinical studies in asthma and COPD (company press release).


Flypro Aerospace Technology (Shenzhen, China), a drone development company, raised $13 million in a Series A round led by Yihua Capital (company press release).

Nestio (New York, NY), a marketing platform for residential landlords and brokers, raised $8 million in a Series A round led by Trinity Ventures (souce).

Burpple (Singapore), a photo-sharing app for foodies, raised $6 million in a Series A round led by Tembusu Partners (TechCrunch).

AppDynamics (San Francisco, CA), a software company used to monitor the performance of business applications, raised $158 million in their latest round of funding led by General Atlantic and Altimeter Capital (TechCrunch).

RoomsTonite (Bangalore, India), a hotel booking app, raised $1.5 million in its latest round of funding led by Ralph Berezan (CrunchBase)

Show your gratitude (and boost your career)

It’s December, which means warm clothes, holiday parties, red cups from coffee shops and appreciating the people around you. In the Harvard Business Review, Evan Bahr shares his insights on how to thank the people in your professional network so that they’ll feel acknowledged and you’ll make an impression in 7 Ways to Thank People in Your Network.