The Notable Exits of 2017
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AcquirerAqcuirer's SectorTargetStartup HQTarget Founding Date (Crunchbase)Acquisition DateCapital Raised (USD)Acquisition Price (USD)RatioRTF ApproximationTime to ExitVCsLinksLinksLinks
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Whirlpool
Retail / Appliances
Yummly
San Francisco, CA
2009May 2017$24,120,000Undisclosed
missing data
missing data8First Round, Harrison Metal, UnileverTechCrunch
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IKEARetail TaskRabbit
San Francisco, CA
January 2008September 2017$37,680,000Undisclosed
missing data
missing data9Floodgate, Founders Fund, Lightspeed, First RoundRecode
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AppleRetail / TechPop Up ArchiveOakland, CANovember 2012December 2017$1,430,000Undisclosed
missing data
missing data5Bloomberg BetaTechCrunch
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CiscoTech / InfraAppDynamics
San Francisco, CA
April 2008January 2017$364,500,000$3,700,000,00010.2$555,000,0009KPCB, Lightspeed, Greylock, IVP, SVB, BatteryTechCrunch
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PetSmartRetailChewy
Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 2011April 2017$451,000,000$3,350,000,0007.4$502,500,0006Volition, T. Rowe Price, BlackrockRecode
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Toutiao (ByteDance)
ConsumerMusical.lyShanghai, China2014November 2017$146,900,000$800,000,0005.4$120,000,0003Greylock, GGVTechCrunchTechCrunchBusiness InsiderRecode
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TargetRetailShiptBirmingham, AL2014December 2017$65,200,000$550,000,0008.4$82,500,0003GreycroftBloomberg
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DelphiAutoNutonomyBoston, MA2013October 2017$16,900,000$450,000,00026.6$67,500,0004Highland, SamsungRecode
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Atlassian
Tech / Productivity
TrelloNew York, NY2011January 2017$10,340,000$425,000,00041.1$63,750,0006Spark, IndexWired
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WalmartRetailBonobosNew York, NYJune 2007June 2017$127,600,000$310,000,0002.4$46,500,00010Accel, Lightspeed, ForerunnerNYT
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John DeereHeavy IndustryBlue RiverSunnyvale, CA2011September 2017$30,300,000$305,000,00010.1$45,750,0006Khosla, Data Collective, MonsantoFortune
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DupontHeavy IndustryGranular
San Francisco, CA
February 2014August 2017$24,900,000$300,000,00012.0$45,000,0003A16Z, Khosla, GVAgWebDuPont
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WeWorkConsumerMeetupNew York, NYJanuary 2002November 2017$18,300,000$200,000,00010.9$30,000,00015USV, DFJWiredBusiness Insider
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SiriusXMConsumerAutomatic
San Francisco, CA
2011April 2017$24,000,000$115,000,0004.8$17,250,0006YCTechCrunch
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FacebookConsumer / Tech
tbh (Midnight Labs)
Oakland, CA2010October 2017Undisclosed$100,000,000
missing data
$15,000,0007Bee, Greylock (Midnight Labs)TechCrunch
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AppleRetail / TechVrvana
Montreal, Quebec
November 2005November 2017$350,000$30,000,00085.7$4,500,00012N/ABusiness InsiderTechCrunchCB Insights
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CiscoTech / InfraSpringpathSunnyvale, CA5/3/20128/23/2017$34,000,000$320,000,0009.4$48,000,0005Sequoia, Redpoint, NEAZDNet
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OracleAdtechMoatNew York, NY20104/18/2017$67,500,000$850,000,00012.6$127,500,0007SV Angel, Founders Fund, First Round, Lerer HippeauRecode
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ChaseTech / InfraWePayRedwood City, CA200810/17/2017$74,150,000$400,000,0005.4$60,000,0008YC, SV Angel, AugustTechCrunch
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RealPageOn-SiteCampbell, CA19998/2/2017Undisclosed$250,000,000
missing data
$37,500,00018RealPage
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AlbertsonsConsumerPlatedNew York, NY20129/20/2017$56,400,000$200,000,0003.5$30,000,0005Greycroft, Slow, Lerer Hippeau, Formation 8CNBCTechCrunch
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McAfeeSecuritySkyhighCampbell, CA201111/27/2017$106,500,000Undisclosed
missing data
missing data6Greylock, SequoiaTechCrunch
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CA TechnologiesSecurityVeracodeBurlington, MA20063/6/2017$114,260,328$614,000,0005.4$92,100,00011Polaris, Symantec, In-Q-TelCA Technologies
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SynopsisSecurityBlack DuckBurlington, MA200211/2/2017$75,500,000$565,000,0007.5$84,750,00015General Catalyst, Intel CapitalTechCrunch
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Madison DearbornSecurityBluecatToronto, ON12/1/20012/23/2017$27,800,000Undisclosed
missing data
missing data16Trident, BridgescaleTechvibes
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SAPSecurityGigyaMountainview, CA6/1/20069/24/2017$105,800,000$350,000,0003.3$52,500,00011Benchmark, First Round, MayfieldTechCrunch
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Elektrobit (Continental)
Security
Argus Cybersecurity
Israel201311/3/2017$25,100,000$430,000,00017.1$64,500,0004Motus Ventures, Vertex PartnersReuters
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Non Bay Area$1,175,350,328$8,344,000,0007.10
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Bay Area $657,650,000$6,020,000,0009.15
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(add $200M to be safe for TaskRabbit, Yummly, etc.)
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Median RTF $$56,250,000
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