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HubSpot Buys Rekindle

Rekindle

Sales software company HubSpot has acquired Rekindle, a Boston-based company with an app by the same name, that lets users connect with old friends and lovers. Rekindle is backed by Atlas Venture , and Google Ventures. The Rekindle team will join HubSpot full-time, and relocate to the company’s global headquarters in Cambridge, MA.

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