Looker Closes Series E Financing Round of $103 Million

Looker today announced it has closed a Series E financing round of $103 million led by Premji Invest, with new investment from Cross Creek Advisors and participation from Looker’s current investors. Looker has raised a total of $280.5 million since 2013.

Bright Health Announces $200 Million Series C Funding Round as Unique Care Partner Health Plan Model Ushers in the Next Generation of Healthcare

Bright Health, an insurance company that provides exclusive Care Partner Health Plans for everyday individuals at competitive prices, today announced it has raised $200 million in an oversubscribed Series C funding round. The financing includes two new investors, Declaration Partners and Meritech Capital, as well as existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors, Flare Capital, Greenspring Associates, Greycroft Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Redpoint Ventures, and Town Hall Ventures.

Vapotherm Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

EXETER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vapotherm, Inc. (NYSE: VAPO) (“Vapotherm”), a global medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of its proprietary Hi-VNI® Technology products that are used to treat patients of all ages suffering from respiratory distress, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 4,000,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $14.00 per share. In addition, Vapotherm has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 600,000 shares of common stock, at the initial public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the ticker symbol “VAPO” on November 14, 2018.

Anaplan Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

San Francisco, CA – October 11, 2018 — Anaplan, Inc., a pioneer in Connected Planning, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 15,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $17.00 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on October 12, 2018 under the ticker symbol “PLAN.” The offering is expected to close on October 16, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

Ericsson to acquire CENX to boost network automation capability

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the shares in CENX, boosting Ericsson’s Operations Support Systems (OSS) portfolio with vendor-agnostic service assurance and closed-loop automation capability. Ericsson has held a minority stake in CENX since 2012.

Ericsson has a market leading position in NFV and orchestration. This capability will be further enhanced with CENX’s closed-loop automation and service assurance capabilities. To unleash the potential of 5G, telecom operators need to leverage network virtualization and orchestrate and automate network slices to serve the needs of enterprise customers towards their digital transformation – all while reducing operational costs.

DocuSign Completes Acquisition of SpringCM

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DocuSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: DOCU), which offers the world's #1 eSignature solution as part of its broader platform for automating the agreement process, today announced it has completed its acquisition of SpringCM, a leading cloud-based document generation and contract lifecycle management software company. With SpringCM, DocuSign will accelerate customers' ability to modernize their Systems of Agreement—all the way from preparing to signing, acting-on, and managing agreements.