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Press Release
27 September 2017
RP's third leader for Fuse Universal: Tim O'Donoghue joins as CTO

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce a third appointment to the senior team at London-based blended learning platform, Fuse Universal. Taking responsibility for the platform at the heart of Fuse’s learning engagement offering, Tim O’Donoghue joins as Chief Technology Officer.

News from our clients
26 September 2017
The Street: “LittleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit Named To TTPM Most Wanted List”

Renovata Partners client, LittleBits, is the leader in invention-based learning. The company’s simple yet multi-functional electronic blocks unlock a world of creativity with a very low bar to engagement.

News from our clients
26 September 2017
TechCrunch: “Vimeo acquires Livestream, launches its own live video product”

TechCrunch reports on the acquisition of Livestream, the live video streaming platform and Renovata Partners client, by hosting and streaming leader, Vimeo.

News from our clients
22 September 2017
Fortune: “Albertsons Challenges Amazon and Buys Meal-Kit Startup Plated”

Several sources have reported on the acquisition of Plated, the fast-growing meal-kit business and Renovata Partners client, by national grocery chain, Albertsons. The full terms have not been disclosed, but the deal values Plated anywhere between $200m and $300m.

News from our clients
04 September 2017
Finsmes: “Apica Raises USD$12M in Funding”

Finsmes, the Private Equity and Venture Capital newswire, reports that Sweden’s Apica, a Renovata Partners client, has secured a further $12m in funding.

News
21 August 2017
How important is Talent to the Founder/CEO?

Ask any CEO what the most important piece of their business is, and most will say our “talent & people”. That’s ahead of security, technology, sales, the lot. Yet look at the “Our Team” section of early/earlier stage/growth technology companies’ websites, and you will probably find an HR leader who is a process/functional HR Generalist, and who rarely, if ever, reports to the CEO. Why?

Press Release
21 August 2017
Renovata deepens Fuse Universal relationship with CRO search

Renovata Partners is pleased to announce its latest successful executive search for Fuse Universal, the high-growth, London-based blended learning platform: Rob Harrison joins the company as Chief Revenue Officer.

News
24 July 2017
Who’s going to help you build a billion dollar company?

Before you read this as a ‘how-to-manual’, let’s be clear: if there was a paint-by-numbers way to reach $1B, everybody would be doing it. There isn’t a magic formula. But you can build a team with the structure and skills to dramatically improve your chances of success.

News from our clients
20 July 2017
VentureBeat: “Receipt Bank raises $50 million to help bookkeepers automate data extraction from invoices”

VentureBeat, along with much of the tech press, reports on London’s Receipt Bank, which has raised a $50M B-round from sole investor, Insight Venture Partners.

News from our clients
11 July 2017
Samsung: “Meet Samsung NEXT’s MD of Europe, Felix Petersen”

Samsung NEXT is the Korean technology giant’s innovation partnership, designed to help grow and scale new businesses which can help the Samsung ecosystem continue to thrive through an entrepreneurial culture.

Press Release
11 July 2017
Daryl Paton joins Universe Group plc as CFO

Universe Group plc (UNG.L), a leading developer and supplier of point of sale, payment and on-line loyalty systems, is pleased to announce with immediate effect the appointment of Daryl Paton as Chief Financial Officer of the Group.

News from our clients
27 June 2017
TechCrunch: “Visa takes a strategic stake in Klarna, the finance startup out of Sweden”

Finance sites (Bloomberg, FT), the Fintech press and TechCrunch have all reported on Visa’s investment in Renovata Partners client, Klarna.

Press Release
26 June 2017
Renovata welcomes new Partner, marketing specialist Kate Harrison

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Harrison, who joins the London office as a Partner.

News from our clients
22 June 2017
Pitchbook: “Farfetch nets $397M as China targets Europe's young guns”

Pitchbook reports that Renovata Partners client, Farfetch, is capping an exceptional month with a $397M investment from Chinese retailer JD.com.

Press Release
16 June 2017
Renovata Partners welcomes Lisa Morgan to London office

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Morgan, who joins our European team based in London.

Press Release
14 June 2017
Peter Dille joins littleBits as Vice President, Marketing

littleBits, the open-source electronics manufacturer that enables everyone to become an inventor, has appointed Peter Dille to the position of Vice President, Marketing, following an executive search led by Renovata Partners.

Press Release
13 June 2017
Insurance pioneer Lemonade appoints Tim Bixby to CFO role

Lemonade, the transformative property and casualty insurance company, has appointed Tim Bixby, to the role of CFO following a successful search led by Renovata Partners.

News from our clients
06 June 2017
Bloomberg: “Snap Said to Buy Placed for $125 Million to Track Ad Effects”

Bloomberg reports on Snap’s acquisition of Placed, the Renovata Partners client that measures the offline success of digital advertising campaigns.

News from our clients
30 May 2017
Private Equity Hub: “Market Logic racks up funding from Sycamore, Summit and GENUI”

The PE Hub Network reports that Market Logic, the marketing information platform and Renovata Partners client, has secured a new £45m round of funding.

Press Release
30 May 2017
Peter Smith and Megan Galbraith join Centric Digital

Centric Digital, a leading digital transformation company serving the Fortune 500 with offices in New York and San Francisco, has appointed two key regional leaders following executive searches led by Renovata Partners. Peter Smith takes the role of VP, Central, and Megan Galbraith is appointed VP, East.

Press Release
29 May 2017
Carina Moran joins Renovata Partners NYC office as Senior Associate

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce Carina Moran’s appointment as Senior Associate; she will work in our New York office.

Press Release
23 May 2017
Alex Gayer joins Receipt Bank as CFO

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Gayer FCA MBA as CFO of Receipt Bank, the finance function automation platform based in London, UK.

News from our clients
17 May 2017
Business Insider: “TransferWise says it is on track to do £100 million in revenue this year and is profitable”

Business Insider reports that TransferWise, a Renovata Partners client, is on track to break £100m in revenues for 2017 and is operationally profitable.

Press Release
28 April 2017
Vanessa Dill boosts Renovata Partners' German ambitions

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa Dill as a Consultant in the European team.

Press Release
20 April 2017
Renovata welcomes newest member of Research team, Alex Zaharia

Renovata Partners is delighted to welcome Alex Zaharia to our world-class Research team. 

News from our clients
11 April 2017
BusinessWire: “Coty Appoints Sean Foster as Global Senior Vice President of eCommerce”

Renovata Partners conducted the executive search which led to the appointment of Sean Foster as SVP, eCommerce at Coty.

Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenue; the global leader in fragrance, a strong number two in professional salon hair color & styling, and number three in color cosmetics.

News from our clients
05 April 2017
Logistics Business Review: “BluJay Solutions buys UK firm Blackbay”

LBR reports on the purchase of logistics mobile platform and Renovata Partners client, Blackbay, by supply chain software and services provider BluJay Solutions.

Press Release
28 March 2017
Renovata Partners adds start-up technology executive to New York Office

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael T. McDonnell, who joins the New York practice as a Partner. Michael is a former Renovata Partners’ client.

News from our clients
21 March 2017
TechCrunch: “Telco Altice to acquire video ad tech player Teads for $308M”

Teads, the French outstream video advertising platform and Renovata Partners client, has announced that it is being acquired by Dutch telecoms firm, Altice. The deal, worth over $300m, is expected to close towards the middle of the year.

Report
20 March 2017
New Research: The Renovata CEO Salary Survey 2016 - 2017

We are delighted to share with you our latest CEO Salary Survey for 2016 - 2017.

Our Survey has become the indispensable guide to executive remuneration in high-growth technology businesses, and is a key benchmark for boards and investors alike.

News
08 March 2017
Analog to Digital was easy. Today’s digital transformation is a new kind of ride…

We all know that traditional business is colliding with the digital and mobile world, but it warrants re-examination. For corporate strategists, the nature of digital transformation is changing business forever. The opportunity is dramatic, but equally, the cost of failure is such that enterprises can fall behind in a matter of months.

Press Release
06 March 2017
Renovata continues to build out world-class board at Apica with Chairman and NED appointments

Following on from the placement of CEO, Carmen Carey, Renovata Partners is delighted to announce two further key appointments to the Board: Steve Munford as Chairman, and Ajay Singh who joins the non-executive advisory team.

Press Release
27 February 2017
Renovata boosts project team; welcomes Sian Powell

Renovata Partners is delighted to welcome the newest member of the team, Sian Powell. In a dual role, she will act as Executive Assistant to Partner, Alex Watson, as well as Project Co-ordinator for the broader Renovata team.

News from our clients
01 February 2017
Techcrunch: “Take-Two moves into mobile games, buys Social Point for up to $276M”

Techcrunch reports that Take-Two Interactive, the primarily console-based games business behind the phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto franchise, has bought mobile games specialist Social Point, for $250m plus earn-outs. Barcelona’s Social Point is a long-standing Renovata Partners client, backed by (among others), 83 North, Greylock and Nauta Capital.

Press Release
26 January 2017
Renovata places new CEO for Apica: tech leader Carmen Carey

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Apica is a leading provider of performance management and testing for cloud services across all platforms and technologies. Following an executive search by Renovata Partners, Apica has appointed Carmen Carey as CEO.

News from our clients
24 January 2017
Gamesindustry.biz: “Miniclip at one billion - where does it go now?”

Miniclip, a Renovata Partners client, is the long-standing casual gaming business behind hits like Agar.io and 8 Ball Pool. Whilst the company originally delivered Flash games through browsers on desktop and laptop machines, it is celebrating hitting the one billion mobile downloads milestone across iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

News
18 January 2017
Tech & Digital Talent in 2017 - Your Sixty Second Primer

2017 is a year in which unpredictability seems to be the one thing of which we can all be certain. We are therefore delighted to offer you the second most important ‘State of the Nation’ address you’ll get this year – the collected thinking of the Renovata Partners team on technology and digital talent in 2017.

Press Release
16 January 2017
Lucy Brealy joins Renovata Partners London Office

Renovata Partners is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Consultant to the European team based in London, Lucy Brealy.

Press Release
09 January 2017
Gannon Hall takes Chief Product role at Spring Inc.

Spring Inc., the New York-based e-commerce venture dubbed “The Shoppable Instagram” by TechCrunch, has appointed Gannon Hall to the role of Chief Product Officer following an executive search led by Renovata Partners.

News from our clients
05 January 2017
Xconomy: “Jet.com Grabs ShoeBuy for $70M as Walmart Expands E-Commerce Arsenal”

Jet.com, a Renovata Partners client and the online retailer purchased by Walmart for $3.3bn, has begun the year by completing on the purchase of ShoeBuy for a reported $70m.

Press Release
21 December 2016
Renovata welcomes Will Montague to the research team

We are delighted to welcome the newest member of the Renovata Partners team, Will Montague, who joins us as a Research Associate.

News from our clients
02 November 2016
Business Insider: “Criteo is soaring”

Renovata Partners client, Criteo, has announced another barnstorming quarter, beating expectations in 12 out of 12 quarters since becoming a publicly quoted business.

Press Release
31 October 2016
Mark Norris takes SVP Product Strategy role at TransFirst

TransFirst, a leading payments processing and merchant services business based in Hauppauge, New York has appointed Mark Norris as SVP, Product Strategy, following an executive search led by Renovata Partners.

News
06 October 2016
27+ markets, 1000 choices: Navigating the move to Europe

US businesses coming to Europe can be forgiven for balking at the apparent complexity of the market. Aside from the EU, there’s the broader EEA (the European Economic Area which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), and Switzerland which is European in all but legislation.

News from our clients
04 October 2016
TechCrunch: “GoEuro banks another $70M to keep building out its travel planner platform”

Travel planning platform and Renovata Partners client GoEuro has announced $70m in Series C funding in a round led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

News from our clients
04 October 2016
MarketingLand: “Criteo set to acquire HookLogic”

Criteo, a Renovata Partners client and Europe’s leading re-targeting business with over $1bn in revenues, is once again on the acquisition trail. MarketingLand reports that Criteo has signed an agreement to buy New York’s HookLogic, one of the longest standing pioneers in performance marketing.

News
03 October 2016
Success isn’t just luck: two unique ingredients for a great career

Why do some people have exceptionally successful careers, while others with similar backgrounds and life-chances do not? Undoubtedly, there is a success mindset that includes some characteristics we can all nurture over the longterm: tenacity, intellect and hard work.

News
28 September 2016
Breaking America: How to make your US transition less painfull

Over the past few years we have witnessed a growing trend: many European businesses are expanding into the US. There is a confidence among the European tech community today that many of our better performing businesses are good enough to succeed in the US market.

News from our clients
07 September 2016
Mobile World Live: “App monetisation firm Ogury raises $15M”

Renovata Partners client, Ogury, the mobile advertising and marketing data platform, has raised $15m in Series B funding. Led by Idinvest Partners, existing investors Ventech, CoVent Partners and ACG also joined the round, taking Ogury’s total funding to $20.5m.

News from our clients
30 August 2016
The PE Hub Network: “Notonthehighstreet.com grabs Series E funds”

The PE Hub Network reports on the latest round of funding for London’s Notonthehighstreet.com, the curated marketplace for high-end creative small businesses.

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