Tips parent Automattic raises $300 million from Salesforce at a $3 billion valuation

Automattic, the company best known for and its contributions to the open source, non-hosted WordPress alternative, has raised $ 300 million in a series D round of funding from Salesforce’s venture capital (VC) arm Salesforce Ventures. This is Automattic’s first outside investment since its $ 160 million series C round back in 2014, which […]


Beauty Entrepreneur Jordan Samuel Pacitti on Pivoting from Professional Dance

The former ballet star breaks down his career change into skin-care maven. September 15, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Jordan Samuel Pacitti is an entrepreneur you”ll want to now. He’s smart, strong, charming and understands what it means to be resilient. As a natural-born problem solver who moved his way into people’s […]


25 Key Lessons Learned From Merger And Acquisition Transactions

By Richard D. Harroch, David A. Lipkin and Richard V. Smith Selling your company can be difficult and time-consuming. Mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) require advance preparation, sophisticated advisors, a dedicated management team, and an understanding of the key business and legal issues involved. The following are a number of key lessons learned from M&A transactions […]