At MidemNet, I spoke about the accelerating rate of VC investment into companies developing widgets – this trend continues, with Widgetbox, Outbrain, Gigya and Sharethis receiving funding over the last couple of months.
Some of the valuations are huge – Slide achieved a $500m valuation in January and Meebo is currently rumoured to be seeking funding at a $200-250m valuation – and there will undoubtedly be consolidation (Isabella Thomas, one of our team of analysts, recently posted some cautionary notes in her Viewpoint on Investment in the widget ecosystem).
It’s actually remarkably easy to keep up to date on this kind of industry hot topic using StrategyEye – I just run an automated report which gathers together analysis of all the recent dealflow.
Here’s a freebie, brought to you by StrategyEye in partnership with Midem. The report brings together and summarises deals in the Widget space from this quarter – Venture Capital investment, M&A (rumours and confirmed deals), and Partnerships of all shapes and sizes.
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