DATAWATCH (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF PANOPTICON - ONE OF THE PORTFOLIO COMPANIES OF VENTUREPRENEUR MAGNUS EMILSON
Acquisition Provides Datawatch Customers Real-time Visual Data Discovery Against the Largest Variety of Data Sources. Panopticon Software AB, a privately held company based in Stockholm, Sweden and an industry leader in real-time visual data discovery solutions was acquried by Datawatch this August. “The Datawatch/Panopticon combination is a great fit strategically and culturally,” said Michael A. Morrison, president and chief executive officer of Datawatch. "Bringing together the leaders in information optimization and real-time visual data discovery will empower our customers to optimize the value of virtually any data, and now do it at the speed their businesses operate – even if that means in real-time." Panopticon extends the Datawatch solution to address business users’ ubiquitous needs to understand and extract value from their data through a rich, visual data discovery experience. With Panopticon, customers get a strong, self-service solution to explore, discover and visualize any variety of data, in real-time.
(Source: Datawatch press release)
RUNTASTIC - BACKED BY VENTUREPRENEUR JOHANN HANSMANN WAS ACQUIRED BY GERMAN MEDIA GIANT AXEL SPRINGER
Axel Springer - one of the leading media enterprises in Europe is now the majority shareholder of Runtastic - one of the world's leading providers of mobile apps for the measurement of sport and fitness data. The four founders and the Austrian business angel and Venturepreneur Dr. Johann Hansmann remain on board as a shareholders.
Runtastic was founded in 2009 by Florian Gschwandtner, Alfred Luger, René Giretzlehner and Christian Kaar. It offers sports apps and a web portal for storing and managing training data. According to the company, it has over 90 employees, more than 19 million registered users and more than 46 million Runtastic apps have been downloaded. More than 100,000 are currently being downloaded every day. No financial details were disclosed.
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(Source: Axel Springer press release)