ACE WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP - WEEK 33 

August 14 -  20, 2017

Companies from across the stages of our portfolio were in the news this week. From our early stage investments, Docker and Plangrid made headlines. Meanwhile Witricity, a growth stage investment found in our Energy Efficiency vehicle is in the top 5 list of top sellers in the car charging market for 2017. And last, but definitely not least, there is speculation that Global Blue – one of ACE’s mature stage investments, is going to announce an IPO before the end of the year.


1. Software Maker Docker Is Raising Funding at $1.3 Billion Valuation

According to people familiar with the matter Docker is raising fresh funds, valuing the company at $1.3 billion. The latest influx of $75 million, which is expected to close by the end of the month, will help fuel Docker’s newest push to win business customers and finally monetize its free open-source tools popular with developers worldwide. Check out the story here.

2. Worldlink Partners with Plangrid

WorldLink, the leader in Cloud, Big Data and Emerging Technology consulting solutions, today announced that it has partnered with PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software that allows contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil, and other industries to collaborate easily from their mobile devices and desktop, managing blueprints, specs, photos, RFIs, field reports, and punch lists. Check out the story here.

3. Global Wireless Car Charging Market 2017: Intel, Bosch, Energizer, Witricity, Qualcomm

This report breaks down the capability of Wireless Car Charging market in the present and in addition the future prospects from different points in detail. Check out the report here.

4. Global Blue gears up for €4bn float in Europe

The tax refund payment firm, is paving the way for a €4bn (£3.6bn) flotation at the turn of the year, possibly in London. Check out the story here.