Daily Deal Activity 07/25/14

July 28, 2014

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

PhysIQ, a startup that uses predictive analytics technology, has raised $4.6 million in Series A funding led by LionBird. The company plans on using the new capital to double its current staff.

analytics & targeting

SFW Capital Partners has sold AGDATA, which provides strategic data and analytical solutions to agricultural and animal health industry, to Vista Equity Partners. SFW Capital Partners had acquired AGDATA back in 2010. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Home Chef, which operates an ingredient and recipe delivery service, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Guild Capital. Home Chef offers a menu that is curated according to personal dietary restrictions and preferences.

ecommerce

Tracksmith, an online retailer of fitness apparel, has raised $1.6 million in funding led by Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Index Ventures, and angel investors.

mobile content/apps

Fixed, which provides a mobile application that helps users fight parking tickets, has raised $1.2 million in funding led by Y Combinator and Merus Capital with participation from individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to increase marketing efforts and hire team members.

Digital Advertising

local search

Eventful, which operates an events platform that enables users to discover, track, promote, and share events, was acquired by CBS Local Media. Eventful had raised $19.6 million in funding from DFJ, Omidyar Network, Bay Partners, and Telefonica Ventures.

local search

My City Venue, which provides an online events platform, was acquired by UK-based Secret Escapes, which provides a luxury travel site that specializes in flash sales. The acquisition bolsters Secret Escapes’ events side of the business. Secret Escapes has raised $13 million from Index Ventures, Octopus Ventures, and Atlas Venture.

vertical search, web search/portals

Viator, which operates a one-stop-shop for researching, planning and booking tours and activities all over the globe via Viator.com, was acquired by TripAdvisor (Nasdaq:TRIP), which operates an online travel company, for $200 million.

Technology & Communications

cloud computing technology

Intigua, a provider of monitoring, management, and security software for enterprise cloud applications, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Intel Capital with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners and Cedar Fund. The company intends to use the funds for global sales, marketing and development efforts.

data center technology

Carigo, which provides content storage software solutions, has raised $5 million in funding from undisclosed investors.

financial technology

Dataflow, which provides a computing accounting system, was acquired by The EQT Mid Market Fund. Terms were not disclosed.

financial technology

Meridium, which provides asset performance management software, has sold a minority stake in GE Measurement & Control. The acquisition will enable the two companies to jointly develop software. Terms were not disclosed

financial technology

IOIx Software, which develops web-based tools to assist agents with quotes, plan comparisons, subsidy calculations, enrollment, and client management, was acquired by Ritter Insurance Marketing, which operates as an insurance marketing firm specializing in senior life and health insurance products. With this acquisitions Ritter has formed a new company, eBroker Software. Terms were not disclosed.

Software

healthcare

Essence Group Holdings, which develops and provides technology solutions to healthcare providers, has raised $71 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sandbox Industries, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Venture Partners, and Camden Partners. The company, which has now raised $141 million in funding, plans on using the new capital to expand its operations in additional markets.

security

CrowdCurity, which provides crowd sourced web security, has raised $1 million in seed funding from Kima Ventures with participation from individual investors.


Daily Deal Activity 07/24/14

July 25, 2014

Marketing Technology

crm

Customer relationship management startup Weimob, has raised $4.8 million in Series A funding led by Meridian Capital China. The new capital will be used to expand the company’s team and further product development.

mobile technology

Deem, which offers a cloud and mobile commerce company that delivers commerce-as-a-service, has raised $50 million in funding led by Hony Capital. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate its network growth, expand globally, and make acquisitions.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Brazil-based eCommerce children’s clothing site BebeStore has acquired Baby, which is BebeStore’s current competitor. BebeStore has raised $10.2 million in funding from Atomico, W7 Brazil Capital, and Endeavor Catalyst. Baby had raised $21.1 million in funding from Thrive Capital, Accel Partners, Menlo Ventures, Valor Capital Group, Tiger Global Management, Felicis Ventures, Monashees Capital, SV Angel, and others.

ecommerce

Colombia-based Click Delivery, which offers an online food delivery service both through web and mobile applications, was acquired by Germany-based Delivery Hero, which operates a network of online food ordering sites. Click Delivery had previously raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Axon Partners Group.

ecommerce, comparison shopping

Australia-based Posse, which provides an online shopping and recommendation app, has raised $1.5 million in funding from unnamed contributors. The company has raised a total of $3 million in funding.

ecommerce

Germany-based Wine in Black, which provides an online shop for premium wines, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in its third round funding from B-to-V, Project A Ventures, Bright Capital, e.Ventures, and Passion Capital. The company plans on using the new capital for expansion of technology and sales.

Mobile content/apps, social media/apps

PumpUp, which provides a photo-based community for healthy and active living, has raised $2.4 million in funding led by General Catalyst Partners, with participation from Azure Capital Partners, Relay Ventures, Freycinet Investments, and angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate the PumpUp community, expand the internal team, and further develop the mobile application.

Mobile content/apps

Mobile calendar application developer Sunrise, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Balderton Capital with participation from individual investors. The company, which had previously raised $2.2 million in funding, plans on using the new capital to expand its team.

Mobile content/apps

Timehop, which develops a mobile application that stores social networking photos and posts, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Spark and Alpha Tech Venture, as well as angel investors. The new capital brings the company’s total funding to $14.1 million and will be used to expand its team to support its growth.

social media/apps

UK-based Fanmode, which provides a real-time fan engagement startup, has raised $2.4 million in seed funding from Swedish and South African angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to develop its platform.

social media/apps

Israel-based TipRanks, which grades the performance of financial analysts, has raised $3 million in funding led by individual investors. TipRanks ranks more than 6,500 analysts and bloggers based on their success rate of financial advice, average return, and consistency.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

InstEvent (dba VenueBook), which operates an online ticketing and venue platform, has raised $2 million in seed funding from 2BF Global Ventures, Cayuga Ventures, MI Ventures, and Kindler Capital. The company intends on using the new capital to expand its sales team, add marketing and developer resources, increase customer support functions, and further mobile application development.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Hedge fund Elliot Management has acquired a 6.7 percent stake in Interpublic Group, which operates a group of advertising and specialized marketing and communication services companies. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

big data technology

Hortonworks, which provides open-source software used for managing massive amounts of data, has raised $50 million in funding from HP, as a part of a previously announced $100 million investment led by BlackRock and Passport Capital.

communications

Movius Interactive, a provider of unified communication solutions to broadband, wireless, and wireline service providers, has raised $13 million in funding from PointGuard Ventures with participation from New Enterprise Associates and Anschutz Investments.

networking equipment

NextNav, which provides location services for indoor and urban environments, has raised $70 million in Series D funding led by New Enterprise Associates and Oak Investment Partners, with participation from Columbia Capital, Telecom Ventures, and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to extend the commercialization of its networking services.

Software

collaboration

Trello, which develops online collaboration tools, has raised $10.3 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures and Spark Capital. The new capital will be used to continue building out new product features.

erp

Netherlands-based Quintiq Holding, a provider of planning and scheduling enterprise software for the operational planning and event management industries, was acquired by Dassault Systemes (ENXTPAS:DSY) for $337 million. The acquisition will add product lines to Dassault Systemes and provide a new reach into industries such as metals, mining, and oil and gas.

healthcare

Remedy Partners, which provides payment software for healthcare providers, has raised $35.9 million in funding from unnamed contributors.

infrastructure

Beehive Industries, which provides infrastructure management solutions, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding led by Advantage Capital Partners. The new capital will be used to expand sales and marketing growth throughout the United States.

security software

CounterTack, which provides real-time endpoint threat detection software solutions, has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Alcatel-Lucent with participation from Goldman Sachs, Fairhaven Capital, Razor’s Edge, and OnPoint Technologies.

software development

Axeda, which provides cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and machines, was acquired by PTC (Nasdaq:PTC) for $170 million.

Information & Business Services

healthcare information

Healthcare information company LifeNexus has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Camden Partners, Cambia Health Solutions, and Mosaic Health Solutions.

it consulting/systems integration

iTok, which provides IT-managed services to small businesses, has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by ABS Capital Partners with participation from Signal Peak Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to expand marketing efforts, research new products, and enhance existing products.


Daily Deal Activity 07/23/14

July 24, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Germany-based Juniqe, which provides an eCommerce platform for affordable art, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Redalpine, High-Tech Grunderfonds, and German Startups Group. The company plans on using the new capital to invest in its online gallery and enhance its customer experience.

ecommerce

Karmaloop, which is an online retailer specializing in streetwear fashion, has raised $13 million in senior facility funding from CapX Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to enhance operating initiatives and maintain its market position.

mobile content/apps

Activehours, which provides a mobile application that gives hourly workers access to their earned wages, has raised $4.1 million in seed funding led by Ribbit Capital and Felicis Ventures.

web search/portals

Germany-based Quandoo (dba Squido), which provides a reservation and revenue management systems, has raised $25 million in Series C funding led by Piton Capital with participation from Holtzbrinck Ventures and DN Capital. The new capital will be used to expand the company across Europe.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Sweden-based Admeta, which provides an online advertising platform solution for advertisers and publishers, was acquired by WideOrbit, which offers business management software solutions for media companies. Admeta is the third company that WideOrbit has acquired recently as part of a strategic initiative to expand its digital offering. Terms were not disclosed.

digital video

ORLive.com, which produces digital videos to demonstrate the latest surgical techniques and health related product innovations, was acquired by BroadcastMed, which also provides digital video content. The OrLive platform will be integrated into the BroadcastMed Network, which expands the company’s audience of physicians and other allied healthcare professionals. Terms were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & tartgeting

UK-based Glow Digital Media, which provides social advertising optimization services, has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Notion Capital and White Star Capital with participation from Project A Ventures and Avonmore Developments. The company plans on using the new capital to further international expansion and continue product development of its platform.

analytics & tartgeting

SmartZip Analytics, which provides a real estate predictive marketing platform, has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Crest Capital Ventures with participation from Claremont Creek Ventures and Intel Capital. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate product development and expand sales and marketing efforts.

bi tools

Business intelligence platform Quantifind has raised $12 million in funding led by Comcast Ventures and Iris Capital with participation from existing investors. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate investments in its product development, as well as grow its sales and client services teams to scale the business.

Traditional Media

newspaper publishing

Newspaper publishing company The Providence Journal was acquired by New Media Investment Group from A.H. Belo Corporation (NYSE:AHC), for $46 million.

Technology & Communications

financial technology

Online tax platform Beanstalk has raised $2 million in seed funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from EPIC Ventures and Deep Fork Capital. The company plans on using the new capital to continue building out its core tax technology and to further grow its company.

financial technology

Canada-based FreshBooks, which provides cloud accounting solutions for small service-based business owners, has raised $30 million in funding from Oak Investment Partners with participation from Atlas Venture and Georgian Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to continue expanding its team.

networking equipment

Seven Arts Entertainment (OTCPK:SAPX), which operates as an independent motion picture production and distribution company, has acquired Aeronetworks and IPTerra Technologies from Sanwire Corporation (OTCPK:SNWR). Aeronetworks and IPTerra are providers of wireless communications, broadband services, and video streaming technologies. Terms were not disclosed.

Software

healthcare software

Orchard Laboratories, which provides a platform for application development and management tools, was acquired by Docker, which offers an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare software

Azalea Health, which provides cloud-based healthcare solutions and services, has merged with simplifyMD, which offers electronic health records (EHR). The combined companies will offer cloud-based healthcare management and medical billing solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare software

Evolution Capital Partners has taken a majority stake in Knowledge Center, which is a provider of emergency management software tools. Terms were not disclosed.

software development tools

GameSalad, which provides mobile game development tools, has acquired Together Games, which provides developers with tools to simplify cross-platform game development. The acquisition will allow GameSalad developers to integrate cloud-based solutions in their games. Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Tharstern, which develops management information systems for the commercial printing and graphic art industries, was acquired by Mobeus Equity Partners. The transaction was introduced by KPMG Corporate Finance and marks the fourth investment by Mobeus in 2014. Terms were not disclosed.

market research

Canada-based Realnet, which provides real estate information services, was acquired from CB Richard Ellis by Altus Group (TSX:AIF), which offers commercial real estate consulting and advisory services. The acquisition broadens RVA’s market data and research offerings, particularly that of Altus InSite. Terms were not disclosed.

printing services, Digital place-based media

FASTSIGNS, which provides a range of marketing services that enable customers to increase their business visibility, was acquired by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners from Roark Capital Group. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition will enable FASTSIGNS to continue the growth of its brand.


Daily Deal Activity 7/22/14

July 23, 2014

Noteworthy:

ad networks/exchanges

Business-to-business online advertising network Bizo was acquired by online professional network LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) for $175 million. Bizo’s tools enable marketers to reach professional audiences, nurture prospects, and acquire customers across a network of business and professional publishers.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

VisiQuate, which provides business analytics solutions, has raised $6 million in Series C funding led by First Analysis.

content management

Australia-based Canva, which offers tools that enable users to create and collaborate on design online, has raised $3.6 million in funding co-led by Shasta Ventures and Founders Fund with participation from Matrix Partners, Blackbird Ventures, and Square Peg Capital.

content management

SimpleReach, which is a provider of content measurement and distribution, has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by MK Capital, with participation from Atlas Venture, Village Ventures, and High Peaks Venture Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to invest in technology and grow operations.

social technology

Social media analytics provider Entrinsic was acquired by Canada-based Engagement Labs (TSXV:EL), which offers integrated social media platform that enables crowdsourcing, social engagement, and social media monitoring, for $1.4 million. Entrinsic had revenues of approximately $2.4 million and an adjusted EBITDA of $366,000 in 2013.

Digital Media/Commerce

gaming

Spain-based Social Point, which develops mobile games, has raised $30 million in funding led by Highland Capital Partners Europe with participation from Idinvest. The company has now raised $44.7 million in funding to date.

gaming

Vast Studios, which develops video games for the mobile and PC markets, was acquired by social gaming software solutions provider ISIS Lab (TSXV:LAB) for $1.6 million.

social media/apps

Peerlyst, which provides a social networking platform for IT and security professionals, has raised $3 million in seed funding led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners with participation from Illuminate Ventures. The company is currently in beta mode.

Digital Advertising

digital promotions/coupons

Dealflicks, which offers movie tickets and concession deals, has raised $1.7 million in funding led by 500 Startups, Siemer Ventures, Rubicon VC, Wefunder, Be Great Partners, Rosepaul Investments, Mogility Capital, Sierra Maya Ventures, and Warner Brothers Camp.

Games Advertising

Supersonic (fka SupersonicAds), which offers a social in-game advertising platform utilizing virtual currency monetization, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by SAIF Partners and Greylock Partners. The company, which has raised $23.2 million in funding to date, plans on using the new capital to expand into Asia.

local search

Urban Compass, which provides a home rentals platform, has raised $40 million in Series B funding led by Advance Publications, Thrive Capital, Founders Fund, .406 Ventures, and individual investors. The company, which has now raised $73 million in funding, plans on using the new capital to invest in technology, grow its operations in New York, and expand to other cities throughout the United States.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

UK-based Love Productions, which operates an independent production company, has sold a 70 percent stake to British Sky Broadcasting Group (LSE:BSY), which operates as a home entertainment and communications company. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

big data technology

Teradata (NYSE:TDC) has acquired the assets of Revelytix and Hadapt in a bid to grow out its capabilities for the Hadoop big-data processing framework.  Terms were not disclosed.

Software

application management

AppDynamics, which develops application performance management and monitoring solutions that are designed to monitor, troubleshoot, diagnose, and scale production applications, has raised $170 million adding $120 million in equity to a $50 million debt round announced in June. The latest funding comes from Battery Ventures, ClearBridge Investments, Sands Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Institutional Venture Partners. The new round of funding values the company at over $1 billion.

application management

LogRhythm, which develops security management appliances, has raised $40 million in funding led by Riverwood Capital, with participation from Adams Street Partners, Access Venture Partners, and Piper Jaffray. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate investment in product development, sales and marketing, and customer service.

data management software

Canada-based Privacy Analytics, which provides organizations with enterprise software to safeguard and enable data for secondary purposes using a risk-based approach that optimizes the analytic utility of anonymized data sets, has raised $3.5 million in funding from Vanedge Capital with participation from BDC IT Venture Fund and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. The company plans on using the new capital to increase sales and marketing efforts, as well as bolster the development of its software solutions.

security software

BEW Global, which provides information and network security services, has raised $14 million in funding led by Frontier Capital. The company plans on using the new capital to grow operations.

security software

Cybersecurity firm Edgewave, has raised $11 million in funding led by TVC Capital. The company plans on using the new capital to further develop its software solutions.

Information & Business Services

legal information

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory to acquire LexisNexis Legal Business in Poland from Reed El Sevier. Terms were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 07/21/14

July 22, 2014

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting, mobile technology

Flurry, a provider of mobile advertising and analytics solutions, was acquired by Yahoo (Nasdaq:YHOO). The acquisition will enable Yahoo to bolster its mobile advertising business.  It was reported that Yahoo could be purchasing the company for anywhere between $300 million to $1 billion. Terms were not disclosed. Flurry had raised $73.3 million from a consortium of investors over several rounds of funding.

bi tools

Canada-based Vision Critical Communications,  which provides a customer intelligence platform, has raised $16 million in funding led by Georgian Partners with participation from Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund and Kensington Global Private Equity Fund.

mobile technology

Physical Graph (dba SmartThings), a platform that enables objects in the physical world to be connected to the internet for monitoring and control, is reportedly being acquired by Samsung Electronics  for around $200 million. SmartThings has raised $15.5 million in funding from Greylock Partners, Highland Capital Partners, First Round Capital, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, A-Grade Investments, CrunchFund, Slow Ventures, Box Group, and unnamed angel investors.

web to print

Germany-based DirectSmile, which provides software solutions for cross media marketing automation, was acquired by business process automation solutions Electronics for Imaging (Nasdaq:EFII). DirectSmile’s technologies extend EFI’s offerings and will give customers integrated capabilities with data-driven digital print, web, e-mail, social media and mobile marketing workflows. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Threadflip, which operates a fashion discovery site, has raised $13 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital, and Shasta Ventures. The latest round brings the company’s total funding to $21.1 million and will be used to hire team members.

ecommerce

UK-based Swoon Editions, which operates an online furniture store, has raised $6.8 million in Series A funding led by Octopus Investments with participation from Index Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to increase the number of designs launched each week.

gaming

France-based Little Worlds Studio, which provides a mobile gaming company, was acquired by Bigpoint, which also operates a gaming company. Terms were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Germany-based eGym, which provides a mobile fitness app, has raised $15 million in funding led by Highland Capital Partners with participation from Bayern Kapital and High-Tech Grunderfonds. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate growth initiatives including international expansion and product development.

mobile content/apps

Yo, which provides a mobile application that allows users to send push notifications to friends, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding at a $5-$10 million valuation. The funding was led by eight private investors.

social media/apps

Australia-based Renovate Forum, which offers an online community for renovators, was acquired by Oneflare, which owns and operates a website for connecting customers with businesses in Australia. Terms were not disclosed.

social media/apps

UK-based WeLoveYourSongs, which provides an online music community for independent musicians and their fans, was acquired by online crowd funding platform provider Kapipal. Following the deal, WeLoveYourSongs will continue its existing operations with a roadmap in place first to bring more crowd funding support to artists and to integrate Kapipal’s crowdfunding platform in the future. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Intent Media, which develops an advertising platform for travel companies, has raised $22.7 million in Series C funding led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from Matrix Partners and Redpoint Ventures. The new capital will be used for global expansion, hire new team members, and extend beyond the travel industry.

digital promotion/coupon

Russia-based Online Tours, which offers packaged tours, has raised $7 million in Series B funding led by Global Founders Capital, Holtzbrinck Ventures, InVenture Partners, and E.Ventures. The new capital will be used to increase the market share of Online Tours and further develop the company’s technology platform.

local search

ParkWhiz, which enables users to find and reserve guaranteed parking spaces before reaching their destination, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Jump Capital with participation from Hyde Park Venture Partners, Hyde Park Angels, and unnamed angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to further streamline the parking process and expand its geographical presence.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

EmeryMartin Consulting, which operates a technology firm that provides web strategy to eCommerce companies, was acquired by integrated marketing services provider The CHR Group. Terms were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

digital place-based media

Out-of-home advertising provider CBS Outdoor Americas (NYSE:CBSO) has acquired outdoor advertising businesses from Van Wagner Communications for $690 million. CBS Outdoor is purchasing 1,100 large format billboard displays in 11 large markets.

Software

application management

CardSpring, which provides a payment network platform that enables developers to create web and mobile applications for payment cards and terminals, was acquired by Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). Twitter will use CardSpring to enable card-linked offers.  Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare

Epion Health, which provides mobile health applications and content, has raised $4.5 million in funding led by Deerfield Management. The company plans on using the new capital to build out its patient engagement tools.

healthcare

Mednet Solutions, which operates as a healthcare technology company, has raised $4 million in funding led by Arrowroot Capital. The new capital will be used to support ongoing growth and development of both MedNet and iMedNet MDC.

hr

Jobr, which develops and markets a mobile job discovery and matching application that allows users to browse for jobs and connect with employers, has raised $2 million in seed funding led by Lerer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Lowercase Capital, The Hive, Tekton Ventures, Structure Capital, and individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to expand operations.

infrastructure

UK-based Vero Software, which provides software solutions for computer aided manufacturing, was acquired byvisualization technologies provider Hexagon (OM:HEXA B). The acquisition strengthens Hexagon’s software offerings. Terms were not disclosed.

security

Retail Decisions, which provides fraud prevention and payment processing solutions to businesses worldwide, was acquired by ACI Worldwide for $205 million. Retail Decisions consortium models, business intelligence offerings, modeling and risk analyst solutions will both complement and enhance ACI’s issuer risk management solutions.

Information & Business Services

financial

TradeBlock, which provides data currency tools and research services, has raised $2.8 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Devonshire Investors and FinTech Collective.

product/price

RSMeans, which provides construction cost information, was acquired by The Gordian Group, which offers pricing data, as well as procurement software and services for the construction industry. Terms were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 07/18/14

July 22, 2014

Marketing Technology

commerce management

UK-based eCommerce solutions provider Venda, was acquired by NetSuite (NYSE:N), which offers cloud-based ERP and omnichannel commerce software solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

crm

India-based Capillary Technologies, a provider of customer engagement management solutions, has raised $14 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital and Norwest Venture Partners. The company intends on using the new capital to enhance its platform and grow its partnership ecosystem.

mobile technology

Relcy, which designs and develops a mobile search engine, has raised $9 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. The company plans on using the new capital to continue to develop the platform and launch its mobile technology.

Digital Media/Commerce

classified/auction/p-to-p

UK-based Funding Circle, which operates an online marketplace where people directly lend to small businesses, has raised $65 million in Series D funding led by Index Ventures, with participation from Accel Partners, Union Square Ventures, and Ribbit Capital. The company, which has now raised $123 million, plans on using the new capital to continue to grow, expand product ranges, and explore new international markets.

ecommerce

eCommerce startup Citrus Lane, which sells monthly subscription boxes of products aimed at babies and children, was acquired for $48.6 million by Care.com (NYSE:CRCM), which operates an online marketplace for finding and managing family care. Citrus Lane generated $6 million in annual revenue in 2013.

ecommerce

Poland-based eSky, which operates an online travel agent in Central Europe, has raised $15.6 in funding led by Syntaxis Capital. The company plans on using the capital to broaden its existing portfolio of services, accelerate its geographical expansion, and pursue add-on acquisitions in Europe and Latin America.

mobile content/apps

Crossfader, which provides a music mobile application, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Tapinator, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Index Ventures, and True Ventures.

mobile content/apps

Speaktoit, which develops human-computer interaction technologies, has raised $2.6 million in Series B funding led by Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Intel Capital, Alpine Technology Fund, and Plug and Play Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to expand its platform and  engineering team.

mobile content/apps

Tarsin, which develops mobile applications, was acquired by digital media and film provider Empire Film Group (OTCPK:EFGU) from Game2Mobile. The acquisition will enable and further integrate Empire’s digital film and media assets into mobile publishing. Terms were not disclosed.

niche content

Men’s lifestyle site Death and Taxes, which focuses on music, entertainment, and social content, was acquired by SpinMedia, which operates entertainment and music sites. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

mobile marketing

Mobile marketing company Singular, has raised $5 million in seed funding led by General Catalyst Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate product development and hiring.

online lead generation

ZipRealty (Nasdaq:ZIPR), which provides an online technology-enabled real estate brokerage company, was acquired for $166 million by Realogy Holdings, which offers real estate and relocation services, at a valuation of 2.1x Revenue. Along with the acquisition, Realogy is acquiring ZipRealty’s residential brokerage operations in 23 markets and its real estate technology platform.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Fuse Project, which provides industrial design and branding services, has sold a 75 percent stake to China-based Bluefocus Communication Group, which provides integrated public relations brand management services. Terms were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

broadcast television

UK-based television, broadband, and home telephony services provider British Sky Broadcasting (LSE:BSY) has sold a 6.4 percent stake to Liberty Global (Nasdaq:LBTY) for $824 million.

business-to-business media

RLJ Equity Partners has sold Media Source, which is a provider of content, information, and advice to the library market, to an undisclosed buyer. Terms were not disclosed.

consumer magazine publishing

Forbes Media, a company that publishes and prints magazines, has sold a majority stake to China-based Integrated Whale Media Investments for $475 million. The investor group will provide capital, as well as financial and operational expertise, and intends to leverage its international relationships to strategically enlarge Forbes Media’s reach on a global scale.

entertainment media

Canada-based Paperny Entertainment, which produces television programming and films, was acquired by Entertainment One. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

cloud storage

Netherlands-based Asp4all Hosting, which provides managed hosting and cloud services, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Vitruvian Partners.

cloud storage

ExactByte (dba ArchiveSocial), which provides cloud software that saves social media content in its original format, time-stamps it, and enables government agencies to retrieve it, has raised $1 million in seed funding led by e.Republic Ventures.

enterprise mobility

Workspot, which offers a bring-your-own-device solution for the mobile workplace, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Helion Ventures, Translink Capital, and Qualcomm Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to scale operations.

financial technology

Cathedral Corporation, a provider of financial, marketing, and fundraising communications for credit unions and banks, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and churches, has acquired AXIS Data Solutions, a company that provides print, mail, and electronic presentment of transactional documents and customer care solutions to credit unions and government clients. Terms were not disclosed.

financial technology

Open Scan Technologies, which provides cash application software development, was acquired by Billtrust, which provides outsourced billing services. Billtrust has raised around $29 million in funding from firms like Bain Capital and Edison Ventures.

Software

communications software

Indigo 4 Systems, which provides clinical messaging software solutions, was acquired by EMIS Group (AIM:EMIS), which designs, develops, supplies, and supports computer software and systems for healthcare professionals, for $6.3 million. The acquisition furthers EMIS’s strategy of providing connected healthcare systems.

engineering software

Visual Solutions, a provider of engineering software solutions, was acquired by Altair Engineering, which provides simulation technology and services. Terms were not disclosed.

erp software

Italy-based Tagetik, which provides enterprise software solutions for performance and disclosure management, financial governance, and business intelligence, has completed a capital increase of $36 million from White Bridge Investments. Along with the investment White Bridge Investments acquired a minority stake in the company. Tagetik intends on using the new capital to accelerate growth in strategic international markets.

healthcare software

Alliance Healthcare Partners has invested $12.5 million in Prodigo Solutions, taking a majority stake in the company whose technology enables hospitals to manage supply chain cost savings through contract compliance and automation.

healthcare software

AOD Software, which delivers integrated software solution to senior care providers, has acquired Stratis Business Systems, which provides health and home care cloud-based software. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare software

Dicom Grid, which provides a cloud-based platform for medical image management and exchange, has raised $6 million in funding from Canaan Partners, CHL Medical Partners, Mayo Clinic, and several individual investors.

software development tools

PredictionIO, which provides an open source machine learning server for software developers, has raised $2.5 million in funding led by QuestVP, Azure Capital, CrunchFund, Kima Ventures, IronFire, Sood Ventures, and XG Ventures.

software development tools

Canada-based Retsly, which enables developers to access real-estate data from multiple listing services, was acquired by Zillow (Nasdaq:Z), which operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces, from Tribus Real Estate Technologies. Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

financial

Financial content provider Dough, has raised $25 million in funding from Technology Crossover Ventures. The company intends on using the new capital to hire team members for the tastytrade network, increase technology and development resources for its platform, as well as introduce its content to international markets.

it consulting/systems integration

Thrupoint, a provider of IT/networking consulting and professional services, has sold its international divisions to Acuative, which provides technology solutions. Thrupoint will operate under the Acuative brand moving forward. Terms were not disclosed.

market research

Japan-based online market research fieldwork agency AIP, was acquired by Rakuten (TSE:4755), which operates as an internet service provider, from M3 (TSE:2413). Terms were not disclosed.

product/price

UK-based Eclipse Energy Group, which provides data and analysis on the European gas, power, and global liquefied natural gas markets, was acquired by information and insights company Platts. Terms were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 07/16/14

July 17, 2014

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Boomerang Commerce, which offers an analytics platform to eCommerce retailers for comprehensive analysis and insights on competition and profitability, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding led by Madrona Venture Group and Trinity Ventures.

analytics & targeting

Web analytics company FullStory has raised $1.2 million in funding from Google Ventures with participation from individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to expand its sales and support staff.

commerce management

Finland-based Nosto Solutions, which develops eCommerce marketing software, has raised $5.5 million in funding led by Wellington Partners with participation from Open Ocean Capital, Sanoma Ventures, and Tekes. The company plans on using the new capital for global expansion.

content management

Issuu, which provides a digital publishing and content discovery platform, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by KDDI and Sunstone Capital. The company, which has now raised $21.5 million in funding, plans on using the new capital to continue to expand its global base of publishers.

mobile technology

Mobile technology developer MoboTap has sold a majority stake for $91 million to China-based Changyou.com, which develops and operates online games. In addition, Changyou will provide $30 million in funding to MoboTap by purchasing a zero-coupon convertible bond due in five years.

social technology

UK-based Conversocial, which provides a social media management platform, has raised $5 million in Series A-2 funding led by Octupus Investments with participation from DFJ Esprit and individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to expand nationally and increase its capabilities in data science and system integration.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online marketplace for video footage and stock media Pond5, has raised $61 million in Series A funding co-led by Stripes Group and Accel Partners. The new capital will be used to fuel global growth, hire team members, and further product development.

Agency & Marketing Services

Healthcare Agency

Healthcare advertising agency MC/K CP was acquired by Connelly Partners, which operates an advertising, media, and search agency. Terms were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

Business-to-business media

Summit Professional Networks, which operates a  b-to-b media and information company serving the insurance, financial services and legal communities, has sold The Investing in African Mining Indaba annual professional conference to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE: ERM), an international publishing, events, and information company focused primarily on the financial markets.  Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

cloud storage

InMage Systems, which provides backup, disaster recovery, and cloud software solutions for enterprises, was acquired by Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT). The acquisition adds storage-focused value to the Microsoft Azure public cloud, which InMage will be integrated into.  Terms were not disclosed.

financial technology

Elliptic Enterprises, which provides a suite of services to acquire, use, and store bitcoin, has raised $2 million in funding led by Octopus Investments with participation from unnamed angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to further product development and customer acquisition.

networking equipment

IIX, which provides direct interconnection solutions, has raised $10.4 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates. IIX offers a software and interconnection platform for enterprises, content providers, cloud providers, and other network operators to enhance the performance of their applications and services.

Software

collaboration

Data3Sixty, which provides data collaboration software, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Breton Capital Management.

collaboration

ClusterFlunk, which provides a web-based platform that allows students to share information and collaborate in study groups, has raised $1 million from Lightbank.

erp

UK-based Atlas Products, which provides electronic invoicing solutions to eCommerce companies, was acquired by supply chain management software provider HighJump Software. The acquisition expands HighJump Software’s global trading network in Europe. Terms were not disclosed.

erp

Motionsoft, which provides member management software and billing solutions, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Route 66 Ventures and Edison Partners. The company will use the new capital to expand sales and marketing.

healthcare

Valant Medical Solutions, which provides cloud-based electronic health records and e-billing software, has raised $11 million in funding led by private investors. The company will use the new capital to broaden its solutions and double its development staff.

software development tools

27M group, which provides a unified software development platform for interactive TV, was acquired by Zenterio , which offers an independent operating system platform. Terms were not disclosed.

software development tools

Israel-based JFrog, which provides software development solutions, has raised $7 million in funding at a valuation of more than $50 million. The funding came from VMWare and Gemini Ventures. The new capital will be used to release new software solutions and expand globally.

other

Twenty-First Century Fox (Nasdaq:FOXA) had approached Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) to merge the two companies in a deal valued at $80 billion, but the offer was rebuffed.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly in talks to acquire Israel-based cybersecurity startup Aorato, which develops a directory services application firewall. The deal could be valued at around $200 million. Aorato has raised $10 million in funding from Accel Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Gilot Capital Partners, and individual investors.


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