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Acquia flies flag for Drupal downunder [Dec 10, 2012]

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Tech World

Acquia has set its sights on accelerating adoption of the open source Drupal content management system by large organisations. The company, which was founded by the CMS's creator, Dries Buytaert, opened a Sydney office last month and plans on expanding its sales and business development operations in Australia.

Australia is already home to elements of Acquia's tri-continental 24/7 support setup, and the company's Asia Pacific regional director, Chris Harrop, said he plans to boost the company's local headcount to about 15 over the next 12 months, bringing on board field sales and business development staff in Sydney.

Meet Boston business' Movember mustache men (slide show) [Nov 30, 2012]

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Friday, November 30, 2012
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Biz Journals

There's the hulihee, the chin curtain, the Zappa and the French fork. These are not names you're likely to hear at work – unless you work in a barber shop, or it's Movember in Boston.

Restaurants downtown were packed last night with men in mustaches, as the Movember Foundation celebrated its Boston gala. I was at Jacob Wirth's and it looked like it must have back in 1982. Or 1892.

Read more: Meet Boston businesses' Movember men (slide show)

Open Source Startup Acquia Raises $30 Million in New Funding [Nov 30, 2012]

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Friday, November 30, 2012
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Internet News

Acquia, the lead commercial sponsor behind Drupal, this week announced its latest round of venture financing. The new E round, worth $30 million, will help the company grow its suite of services and its global footprint for delivering a full-featured CMS.

Acquia has raised $68.5 million in funding since the company was created in 2008. Acquia's first round of financing brought in $7 million and included North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. The new round adds Investor Growth Capital, Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners as investors in the open source startup.

Burlington startup raises $30M [Dec 2, 2012]

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Sunday, December 2, 2012
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Lowell Sun

BURLINGTON -- Acquia, an open-source software startup, announced last week that it has raised $30 million in new funding to expand its business.

CEO Tom Erickson told Mass High-Tech that the funding round is likely to be the company's last before going public. It was led by new investor Growth Capital and included participation from Goldman Sachs, also a new investor, Acquia officials said in a press release.

Other investors include returnees Accolade Partners, North Bridge Partners, Sigma Partners and Tenaya Capital.

Five-year-old Acquia helps more than 2,500 business customers manage, maintain and monitor their websites using Drupal.

Acquia Snags US$ 30 Million Financing Round, Directs Focus on Europe, APAC [Nov 29, 2012]

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
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CMS Wire

Acquia, which provides products and services in support of the open source web experience management platform Drupal, has completed a US$ 30 million financing round. The company said the financing will be used to push sales and marketing — particularly in Europe and Asia Pacific.

The latest cash infusion brings the company's investment total to US$ 68.5 million. The most recent round was led by Investor Growth Capital, whose Jose Suarez will soon join the Board. The investors also included Goldman Sachs, Accolade Partners, and current investors, North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and Tenaya Capital.

Drupal Sponsor Acquia Brings in $68.5 Million of Funding [Nov 29, 2012]

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Enterprise Apps Today

New round of funding will help build and expand the operations of open source enterprise content management system vendor Acquia.

There is a lot of money backing the open source Drupal content management system (CMS). Acquia, the lead commercial sponsor behind Drupal, today announced its latest round of venture financing. The new E round, worth $30 million, will help the company grow its suite of services and its global footprint for delivering a full-featured CMS.

Acquia has raised $68.5 million in funding since the company was created in 2008. Acquia's first round of financing brought in $7 million and included North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. The new round adds Investor Growth Capital, Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners as investors in the open source startup.

"It's a lot of money but we're on a big mission," Drupal founder Dries Buytaert wrote in a blog post. "We believe that Drupal is uniquely positioned to provide a single, unified platform for content, community and commerce applications."

Acquia haalt 30 miljoen dollar op [29 november 2012]

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Thursday, 29 November 2012
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Knack

Drupal-specialist Acquia, het bedrijf van de Belg Dries Buytaert, heeft in een zogenaamde 'Series E'-kapitaalronde nog eens de aanzienlijke som van 30 miljoen dollar opgehaald.

Acquia haalde de extra 30 miljoen dollar op bij Investor Growth Capital, Goldman Sachs, Accolade Partners en bij de bestaande investeerders North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners en Tenaya Capital. Alles samen haalde het in 2007 opgerichte bedrijf zo al 68,5 miljoen dollar op. Jose Suarez van Investor Growth Capital krijgt ook een zitje in de raad van bestuur van Acquia.

Open source software firm Acquia raises $30 mln [Nov 29, 2012]

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Yahoo News

(Reuters) - Acquia, a U.S. startup that advises enterprises on open source content management system Drupal, said it has raised $30 million from Investor Growth Capital and other venture firms to finance its expansion.

"We are at a stage where we are seeing tremendous growth," Acquia co-founder and Drupal creator Dries Buytaert said in a telephone interview, adding the financing will enable Acquia to invest in new products, sales and marketing, and to expand in Europe and Asia.

"There seems to be a big shift from funding consumer Internet companies to enterprise Internet companies. It seems enterprise software is sexy again," Buytaert said.

Acquia Looks To 2014 IPO With New $30M Round [Nov 29, 2012]

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Forbes

Acquia, a startup that provides services on top of the open source Drupal web platform, has raised $30 million as it looks towards a 2014 initial public offering.

The round was led by Europe-based late stage private equity firm Investor Growth Capital, with new investors Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners (which is a limited partner in venture funds), along with existing investors Northbridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and Tenaya Capital. Acquia plans to use the funding to expand sales and marketing and expand in Europe and Asia.

The Daily Startup: Acquia Funded for Expansion of Content-Management Technology [Nov 29, 2012]

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Wall Street Journal

Acquia, a company commercializing Drupal, has raised another $30 million in funding and aims to ride the open-source technology to an IPO, according to Acquia Chief Executive Tom Erickson. More than 1.5 million websites, including whitehouse.gov, run on Drupal, an interactive software platform used for content management and e-commerce. Acquia’s Series E round was led by Investor Growth Capital.

A $900 million deal Selecta Biosciences has formed with Sanofi could result in therapies that ease the fears of people with severe allergies to substances found in foods or in the air. Selecta and Sanofi said they will research treatments that teach the immune system to ignore triggers that cause serious allergic reactions. Using Selecta’s nanotechnology capabilities, Sanofi will develop an immunotherapy designed to curb immune responses to an undisclosed, life-threatening food allergen.

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