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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

CISION PR NEWSWIRE
Google and RapidSOS Now Provide Emergency Location for 911 Calls Nationwide
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
FORBES
How Manufacturing-As-A-Service Keeps The Economic Expansion Going: Xometry's New Partnerships
CISION PR NEWSWIRE
WhyHotel Continues West Coast Expansion with Launch of Seattle Pop-Up Hotel
Fortune
Reality-TV Born Startup Clearbanc Raises $300 Million to Help Companies Buy Instagram Ads
WWD
Clearbanc Raises $300 Million in Series B, Eyes Expanding ‘Flat Fee’ Model
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Dragons’ Den star’s startup gets $300-million to fuel growth of e-commerce companies
TECHCRUNCH
Investors bet another $50M on Clearbanc’s revenue share model
TECHNICALLY MEDIA
On-demand manufacturing marketplace Xometry announced that it has landed a $5 million investment from Germany-based Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Cowen
Cowen's 5th Annual Future of the Consumer Conference | Fireside Chat with James Reinhart, Founder & CEO of ThreadUP
Reuters
Rent the Runway, Nordstrom team up to boost convenience, attract customers