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Johnson & Johnson has announced the acquisition of Auris Health for up to $5.75 billion consisting of approximately $3.4 billion in cash plus additional contingent payments of up to $2.35 billion upon reaching certain predetermined milestones.

Over the course of thirty years as a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, I’ve had the privilege to attend more than 5,000 introductory meetings with startups.

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News & Press

TECHCRUNCH
LA-based Scopely raises $200M to expand portfolio through acquisitions and investments
AIRDRIE TODAY
Rogers to launch delivery and mobile phone setup service to Toronto area
CITY BIZ LIST
Highland Capital Partners Joins $5M Funding for Remote Year
IWCE
RapidSOS CEO outlines plans to integrate smart-grid, smart-city data into public-safety platform
Mastercard
Mastercard Acquires SessionM to Broaden its Merchant Loyalty & Marketing Services
BusinessWire
Highland Capital Partners Expands Team and Adds Two New Office Locations
CISION PR NEWSWIRE
Google and RapidSOS Now Provide Emergency Location for 911 Calls Nationwide
Cision PR Newswire
RapidSOS Closes $55M Series B to Advance Emergency Response Globally
MobiHealthNews
Emergency response service RapidSOS snags additional $25M
BusinessWire
Qumulo Again Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage
HP
HP Inc. Announces Acquisition of Bromium
YAHOO FINANCE
For the fourth consecutive year, Turbonomic has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures
TECH CRUNCH
VMware today announced that it is acquiring Carbon Black, a publicly traded security company that focuses on securing modern cloud-native workloads. The price of the acquisition is about $2.1 billion
YAHOO FINANCE
Turbonomic, the leader in Application Resource Management (ARM), today announced its fourth appearance on the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies
FORBES
ThredUp announced today, is a new platform called Resale-As-A-Service that will allow retailers to partner with the company, offering three options: an in-store pop-up, online collaboration or a loyalty program
RETAIL DIVE
Macy’s and second-hand apparel site ThredUp are piloting sales of used clothing in 40 Macy’s stores nationwide
TechCrunch
Ron Johnson's e-commerce startup Enjoy raises $150M, expands in UK
CNBC
Resale clothing company ThredUp gets $175 million in funding