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Drupal software firm Acquia raises another $30M [Nov 29, 2012]

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Boston Herald

Burlington-based Acquia, makers of the open-source software platform Drupal, said today it has completed a $30 million financing round, bringing total investment in the company to $68.5 million.

Led by new investor Investor Growth Capital, the round also included Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners, as well as all of the company’s current investors, including North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and Tenaya Capital.

The new funding will enable Acquia to accelerate its sales and marketing efforts, and continue its international expansion across Europe and Asia, the company said.

Acquia, a Burlington software company, completes $30m financing [Nov 29, 2012]

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Boston Globe

Acquia Inc., a Burlington company that offers products and services to help customers build websites using an open source publishing platform called Drupal, said that it has completed a $30 million financing round, bringing total investment in the company to $68.5 million.

Led by new investor Investor Growth Capital, the round includes Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners, as well as all of Acquia’s current investors, North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, and Tenaya Capital, Acquia said in a press release.

Acquia said that the new financing round will enable the company to accelerate its sales and marketing efforts and continue its international expansion across Europe and Asia Pacific.

With $30M in funding, Acquia edges closer to an IPO [Nov 29, 2012]

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VentureBeat

Acquia, the company that dresses up Drupal for enterprise customers, has closed a $30 million round of funding.

Acquia helps its large enterprise customers get up and running with Drupal, the popular open source content management (CMS) system. It aims to be to Drupal what Red Hat is to Linux — “the Drupal community is filled with thousands of companies and contributors,” said Tom Erickson, CEO. ”Dries [Buyteart] wanted to become a member of the community like Red Hat and Linux did — he didn’t want to disrupt the momentum.”

Buytaert invented Drupal in his dorm room as a PhD student in Belgium. He cofounded Acquia in 2007; the goal was to build a successful business around Drupal. Acquia is used by large enterprise customers, including Stanford University, Warner Music Group and Twitter. In 2009, the team helped support Whitehouse.gov transition to run on Drupal.

Acquia, the Nation’s Fastest Growing Software Company, Raises $30 Million E Round [Nov 29, 2012]

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Bostinno

One of Boston’s fastest growing companies, Acquia, announced this morning a whopping $30 million E round, led by Investor Growth Capital. The funding was joined by Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners, along with the company’s previous investors Northbridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, and Tenaya Capital.

Acquia was co-founded by Dries Buytaert, the original creator of the Drupal open source content, and Acquia focuses on supporting enterprises using the Drupal system.

Drupal monetizing platform Acquia closes $30 million venture capital round and plans European expansion [Nov 29, 2012]

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Growth Business

Acquia has taken its fundraising total to $68.5 million (£43 million) following a $30 million round led by new backer Investor Growth Capital.

The deal also sees return contributions coming from existing investors North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, Tenyana Capital as well as additional new supporters Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners.

Speaking exclusively to GrowthBusiness, Jim Shaw, general manager EMEA for Acquia, says that the past 12 months has seen 77 per cent year-on-year growth in European bookings.

'In this time we have also expanded the European team to 40 staff, over 20 of whom are based in the UK,' he adds.

'The UK continues to be our strongest European market with customers from a wide range of sectors including media, publishing, entertainment, government, higher education and high-tech.'

Open-source Drupal software startup Acquia bags $30m to fuel expansion in Europe and Asia [Nov 29, 2012]

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The Next Web

Acquia, the Burlington, Massachusetts-based software company co-founded by open-source CMS Drupal creator Dries Buytaert, has raised $30 million in new funding to boost enterprise adoption of the social publishing system, primarily across Europe and Asia Pacific.

Led by new backer Growth Capital with participation from Goldman Sachs, Accolade Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and Tenaya Capital, the financing round brings the total amount of capital invested in the company to date to $68.5 million.

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

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Reuters

Nov 29 (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 Lands $30 Million Series E To Scale Out Its Enterprise Drupal Development Platform [Nov 29, 2012]

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TechCrunch

Acquia, the company that makes a suite of software tools for the open source web development and content management system Drupal, has secured $30 million in a fresh new round of funding.

The round, which serves as Acquia’s Series E, was led by Investor Growth Capital with the participation of Goldman Sachs, Accolade Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, and Tenaya Capital. This brings the total amount invested in the Massachusetts-based Acquia to $68.5 million.

Acquia, which counts Drupal creator Dries Buytaert as its co-founder and CTO, was first formed five years ago in December 2007. Since then, the company has grown to 250 employees and it is well on its way to posting around $44 million in annual revenue this year on some $60 million in bookings.

Acquia raises $30M, foresees IPO as soon as next year [Nov 29, 2012]

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Biz Journals

Burlington-based Acquia, which provides tools for users of the open-source Drupal web publishing platform, announced Thursday it has raised $30 million in new funding to expand its business — in what CEO Tom Erickson said will likely be the company's last fundraise before it goes public.

The round was led by new backer Investor Growth Capital and included participation from new investor Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), the company said.

This year, Erickson said Acquia expects to double the $21.8 million in revenue that the company received in 2011. (The revenue results made Acquia the fastest-growing software company on the 2012 Inc. 500 list, and the eighth fastest-growing company on the list overall.)

Acquia Expands Global Footprint, in Support of Open-Source Content Platform Drupal [Nov 20, 2012]

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CMS Wire

Acquia is expanding globally in its support of the open-source web content platform, Drupal. The Burlington, Massachusetts-based company said the expansion means it is the first Drupal hosting provider offering high-performance hosting on four continents — Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

In Sydney, Australia, Acquia will open an office to cover the Asia Pacific region. The office will have staff for business development, sales, cloud operations and tech support for that region. Additionally, two new cloud deployment options will be added to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) data centers in Singapore and Australia, in support of the company's Acquia Cloud product line.

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