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Charged Up Newsletter

Welcome to Charged Up, a quarterly newsletter from the private equity group at Battery Ventures. The group is an active, global investor in the software and industrial-technology sectors, helping companies grow organically and through acquisitions.

 

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Real-estate data provider EDR purchased by Battery

In April, Battery and Silver Lake announced an agreement to purchase EDR, a leader in property due-diligence and risk management technology and information, from Daily Mail and General Trust PLC for $205 million.

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Battery makes significant investment in Irish eLearning platform Learnosity

In May, Battery announced an investment in Learnosity, a global education-technology firm. Learnosity will use the funds to expand globally and move into new markets. Battery General Partner Russell Fleischer will join the board of directors.

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Clubessential acquires Stretch Internet

Clubessential, which makes technology for private clubs and the college-athletic market, has purchased Stretch Internet, a maker of streaming-video technology that delivers high quality, real-time, immersive broadcasts of more than 70,000 live college sports events a year.

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Process Sensing Technologies Group buys LDetek

Battery’s PST Group, which provides a comprehensive suite of instruments and analyzers for precision measurements, has acquired Quebec-based LDetek, a manufacturer of gas-analysis solutions.

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How Avalara Figured Out Sales Tax, and Why We Noticed

On June 15, shares of Battery portfolio company Avalara debuted on the NYSE under the ticker AVLR. Here’s the inside story of how Avalara’s technology actually works, and how Battery came to be an investor.

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ACHEMA Trade Show

The Battery Industrial Technology team hosted an exhibition booth at the ACHEMA trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. The conference serves as the world forum for the process industry and, this year, drew 3,700 exhibitors from 55 countries.

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On May 3rd, Battery and investment firm FirstMark convened 150 software CEOs in New York City to network and share lessons about scaling software-as-a-service companies. Speakers included the CEOs of Twilio, Zendesk, MongoDB, Coupa*, PagerDuty and other tech standouts, as well as Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. 

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Hitting that Quota: The Battery Ventures Sales Summit

What does it take to build and scale a winning sales organization? Last month Battery convened more than 100 sales leaders to explore this topic.

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