DHG Communications Network BV is an independent investment company with a no nonsense mentality. Besides providing capital, we bring in our personal experience and know how. We invest smart capital in The Netherlands, USA, Singapore, India and Israël. Working closely with investment funds like Peak Capital, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures and YL Ventures.

Womply Raises $30M to Run SMB Front Offices

Womply, the leader in front office software for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), announced today that it has raised $30 million in a growth equity financing led by Sageview Capital, with participation from existing investors. Since its founding in 2011, Womply has raised $50 million in total investment from a combination of high net worth, venture capital, and growth equity investors. The company plans to use the new capital to hire more staff, expand its product offerings, and reach more small and medium business customers.

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CA Buys BlazeMeter to Beef Up DevOps Portfolio

CA Technologies announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BlazeMeter, which produces performance testing tools for DevOps.

Enterprise infrastructure software provider CA Technologies announced its intent to acquire BlazeMeter, a provider of continuous application performance testing software for DevOps.
CA, on Sept. 20, announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held BlazeMeter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; however, the transaction is expected to close by the end of the year.

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Proofpoint Signs Agreement to Acquire FireLayers

Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FireLayers, an innovator in cloud security. With this acquisition, Proofpoint will extend Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) to SaaS applications, enabling customers to protect their employees using SaaS applications from advanced malware. In addition, the threat intelligence extracted from SaaS applications will enhance the Proofpoint Nexus security and compliance platform, expanding Proofpoint’s ability to deliver protection for the way people work today.

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Twistlock Secures $10 Million in Series A Funding

Twistlock, the leading provider of security solutions to virtual containers, today announced it has completed a $10 million round of funding led by TenEleven Ventures. The round was completed with strong support from new investor Rally Ventures and existing backers YL Ventures and a strategic venture firm.
Twistlock also announced that Alex Doll, founder of TenEleven Ventures, has joined its board of directors. Alex is a long time security industry veteran, who served as a PGP Corporation co-founder and currently is an investor and director of several high growth cybersecurity companies, including CounterTack, Cylance, and Ping Identity.

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Workforce management platform L1NDA raises € 1 million from Newion Investments and DHG

L1NDA offers an easy to use cloud-based solution for finding, scheduling and paying SME teams, through its mobile and desktop platform. L1NDA is used daily by over 30.000 employees in thousands of locations which makes L1NDA market leader in the Dutch hospitality market. Existing shareholder DHG, together with Newion Investments, will provide knowledge and resources for further growth and entering new markets, also internationally.

Unique position
L1NDA’s platform is built with ‘generations Y and Z’ in mind. These generations play a dominant role in the hospitality market, are digital natives and have specific demands for their working environment and how people work together. They require great flexibility and dynamic planning. L1NDA offers her customers and users the solution to easily adapt to this new way of working and planning.

L1NDA has grown exponentially over the past years. This growth confirms that there is a strong demand for intuitive, user-friendly, people-oriented staff planning. Over a period of two years, the company showed triple digit growth rates.

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Hexadite Secures $8 Million Series A To Grow Cybersecurity Company

Hexadite, a company that analyzes cyber threats and helps determine whether they require action or are false alarms, announced an $8 million Series A round today.

The investment was funded by Hewlett Packard Ventures, Ten Eleven Ventures and YL Ventures, which also invested in Hexadite’s seed round. Today’s investment brings the early stage startup up to $10.5 million including that seed round.

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ViralGains Rockets into 2016 with Massive Growth and a Freshly Raised $12.3 Million Series A.

ViralGains, the leading online video software company for delivering consumer engagement and insight, announced today colossal growth in 2015 and a fresh Series A financing to fuel future success.

Concluding a record year in growth, customer success, and radical adoption of the company’s technology, ViralGains grew its client base to include 36 Fortune 500 Brands, recorded year over year sales of 190%, and completed a first closing on a $12.3 million Series A financing to further fuel its growth plans in the coming years.

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henQ gets a fresh cash injection, launches its 3d fund @ € 50 million

Amsterdam-based venture capital firm henQ announces the launch of its third fund, henQ III, with a record value of 50 million euros. The funds will be used by henQ partners Herman Hintzen, Coen van Duiven and Floris van Alkemade to invest in promising software startups. “henQ is the only Dutch VC firm that dares to invest in early stage companies that are looking for seed investments from 100k upwards and has the ability to continue to invest in next rounds up to 10 million euros,” says Van Duiven.

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Holland’s Catawiki Raises $82M To Take On eBay In Collectible Auctions

While eBay is doubling down on its core business after its split from PayPal, an upstart out of Europe is looking to muscle in on the business where eBay first made its name, collectibles. Catawiki, a Dutch online auction business, has raised $82 million to scale its business on the continent and beyond.

The Series C was led by Lead Edge Capital — an investor in other e-commerce juggernauts like Alibaba and Delivery Hero — along with past backers Accel and Project A Ventures, and several former Booking.com executives.

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DHG invests in MightySignal’s current round

We are the engineer’s approach to lead generation. If you’re a B2B company, before you sell anything, you need to figure out who to sell to. At MightySignal, we crawl the web and find leads for our customers based on signals that may be invisible to sales people but visible to engineers. This includes, Javascript tags in website source code, DKIM signatures in marketing emails, IP addresses mapped to hosting services, and even job listings. These signals indicate what companies currently buy, and what they’ll buy next.

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