Spotify acquires customer service and retention software company Preact

Spotify has announced its acquisition of Preact, a US-based provider of customer service and predictive analytics software. Terms of the acquisition were undisclosed. Founded in 2012, Preact had raised around €10 million in funding to date, from Atlas Venture, Launchpad LA, Bee Partners and other investors. “Finding the trends and behavior patterns in our data […]

Airbnb management service Hostmaker raises $1.1 million in fresh funding

Airbnb hospitality management service Hostmaker has raised $1.1 million in funding, led by Initial Capital and existing investors DN Capital and DSG Consumer Partners. The UK-based startup, founded in 2014, provides a hospitality management service for short term rentals for homeowners where they can manage their accounts, listings, cleaning, and maintenance much like a traditional […]