Tech roundup: Sovrn makes acquisition, PAIRIN lands new investment, and more

December 13, 2018
Sovrn acquires VigLink
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Sovrn acquires traffic monetization company VigLink to expand publisher offering

Publisher-focused tech firm Sovrn announced this morning it has acquired San Francisco-based traffic monetization company VigLink. The acquisition will help Sovrn expand its suite of revenue-generating tools for publishers, enabling customers to reach more people and better monetize their digital content. “This acquisition brings another important and fast-growing revenue stream to publishers of all shapes and sizes, enabling them to capitalize on the consumer interest and intent they’ve created,” said Sovrn CEO Walter Knapp in a statement. “Furthermore, marketers will be able to reach the customers they want at every step of the purchasing journey.”


TeamSnap new VP of payment
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TeamSnap appoints new VP to lead expansion of payments platform

TeamSnap, which delivers team sports management software, plans to expand its payment solutions platform, TeamSnap Payments, to meet growing demand from its customers. To help lead the expansion, the company has brought on Becky Kopplin as its vice president of payments. In the newly formed role, Kopplin will help forge new partner relationships and grow the payment platform — which launched earlier this year — to better serve teams across a variety of sports. [Read more.]


PAIRIN investment
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PAIRIN receives investment from the Employment Technology Fund

Denver-based PAIRIN, which aims to make hiring more equitable by providing personalized tools for professional development and hiring, received an investment from the social impact fund Employment Technology Fund this morning. The investment will help PAIRIN accelerate the development of its tech tools. “We are especially excited for this support and vote of confidence in our company from ETF,” said PAIRIN CEO Michael Simpson in a statement. “It is an important and welcome evolution in the role of philanthropy to fund proven, for-profit, social impact companies like PAIRIN. This partnership allows us to connect more people to meaningful careers and enable employers everywhere to evaluate job candidates based on their abilities, rather than just their histories.” [Read more.]


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TRELORA CEO Joshua Hunt steps aside to make room for replacement

Joshua Hunt, founder of Denver-based flat-fee brokerage firm TRELORA, is looking for a new CEO to unlock the company's next stage of growth. Hunt started the business seven years ago with a goal “to make it simpler, safer and more affordable for people to buy and sell homes.” Now, with booming offices in Denver and Seattle, TRELORA is poised for national expansion, and Hunt is prepared to pass the torch to a new leader. “I have always known that, at some point, I may not be the best person to run the company, and the time has come to find a leader who can maximize and unlock TRELORA’s true potential,” Hunt said in a statement. “With our Seattle office off to a great start, and Denver office growing fast, we’ve saved consumers almost $50 million in commissions, and we have a fantastic leadership team. So, I know the timing is right.”

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