Canada-based LightSpeed, a commerce platform for retailers has raised $35 million funding led by iNovia Capital and Accel Partners. The company, which has now raised $65 million in total, plans to use the new capital to continue to expand into new verticals and geographies.
Italy-based New Vision, which develops a platform to manage content, has raised $8 million in funding from Innogest Sgr, Withfounders, Centerboard Partners, and other unnamed investor. The company plans on using the new capital to continue to develop the platform and expand the business.
Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), which provides enterprise software applications that automate management of “marketplace pay-for-performance” programs used to drive corporate revenues, has acquired Clicktools, which is a cloud enterprise B2B survey provider, for $14 million at a valuation of 3.5x revenue.
mobile technology, crm
PeriscopeIQ has acquired Opinionmeter International, which is a provider of real-time mobile and SaaS customer feedback solutions. The acquisition of Opinionmeter broadens PeriscopeIQ’s service portfolio by adding advanced mobile and real-time SaaS solutions for market research and customer feedback applications. Terms were not disclosed.
China-based Beijing Shishang Renjia Networks Technology, which operates Daojia.com.cn or Daojia, an online food ordering and delivery service provider, has raised $50million in Series D round of financing. The company plans on using the new capital to upgrade its core restaurant delivery services.
Jet.com, which is an ecommerce startup, has raised $20 million in new VC funding from Western Technology Investment. The company also secured a $5 million asset-backed facility from Silicon Valley Bank. Jet.com previously raised $55 million from New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, and MentorTech Ventures.
Chobolabs, a mobile gaming startup, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding led by Innovation Endeavors with participation from individual angels. The company intends on using the new capital to expand operations.
ChartSpan Medical Technologies, which provides mobile application that collects and centralizes the management of electronic and patient healthcare data for patients, has raised more than $1 million in seed funding led by angel investors. The company intends on using the new capital to build the engineering, distribution, and marketing teams.
Newsela, a written news delivery app for K-12 classrooms, has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding led by Owl Ventures.
Sports analysis app provider Ubersense, which aims to improve athlete performance by giving users tools to analyze videos, compare their techniques to others, and track their progress over time, was acquired by sports video software company Hudl. Ubersense raised a $1.1 million seed round from Atlas Venture, Google Ventures, Boston Seed Capital, and various angels. Terms were not disclosed.
niche content, gaming
H.I.G. Capital has made strategic investments in Grupo NZN and Click Jogos, both Brazil-based digital media businesses. As part of the transaction, NZN and Click Jogos will merge.
Jordan-based WebTeb, which provides a health and lifestyle portal, has raised $3.2 million in Series C funding led by Sadara Ventures with participation Siraj Palestine Fund.
Forever, which operates as an online photo storage and sharing company, has acquired Panstoria, which is a digital scrapbooking and photo organizing company. Prior to 2013, Panstoria software was marketed under the Creative Memories brand name. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Viverae, which is a provider of wellness and health management, has acquired OneHealth, a company that supplies private online social communities designed to help people improve behavioral health outcomes. OneHealth’s platform complements Viverae’s offerings by providing a technology platform that allows members to anonymously give and receive support for emotional and physical health. Terms were not disclosed.
On-demand rideshare company SideCar Technologies has raised $15 million in funding led by Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures. The company intends to use the funds for nationwide expansion.
digital video, mobile marketing
JW Player, a New York-based online and mobile video platform, has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Greycroft Growth and Greenspring Associates with participation Cueball Capital and e.ventures. The company intends on using the new capital to expand its sales, marketing, product, and engineering initiatives, and improve its software-as-a-service platform.
Agency & Marketing Services
Search marketing agency Covario was acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. The transaction includes Covario’s search and content marketing agency business, but not the software business, specifically their Rio SEO software. Terms were not disclosed.
Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired Questex, a business information and events company. No financial terms were disclosed.
consumer magazine publisher
Athlon Media Group has purchased Parade and Dash magazines with associated digital assets from Parade Media Group. The acquisition will add Parade, the largest-circulation magazine in the U.S. at 32 million households, and Dash, a food & family magazine with 8.8 million circulations, to the AMG portfolio. Parade.com and DashRecipes.com are also part of the acquisition. Parade magazine is distributed weekly by more than 700 newspapers. Terms were not disclosed.
Spirit Music Group, an independent music publishing house owned by Pegasus Capital Advisors, has raised $50 million in new capital commitments from Fortress Credit Corp.
Technology & Communications
big data technology
CrowdFlower, a data enrichment platform for data scientists, has raised $12.5 million in Series C funding led by Canvas Venture Fund with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures.
data center technology
Mesosphere has acquired OrlyAtomics, a database technology company. The acquisition is mainly a talent acquisition. The four OrlyAtomics engineers will become part of the Mesosphere team immediately. Terms were not disclosed.
cloud computing technology
Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) has acquired Metacloud , a provider of private cloud solutions for large enterprises. Metacloud had raised in VC funding, from Storm Ventures, Canaan Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, and UMC Capital. No financial terms of the acquisition were disclosed.
Pacific DataVision, a provider of mobile workforce management solutions, has raised $218 million in equity funding with undisclosed institutional investors.
U-blox (Swiss: ABXN) has acquired Greece-based Antcor, which is a provider WiFi technology, for upwards of $11 million. Sellers include Greek VC firm Attica Ventures.
Cloud-based platform for music creation Splice has raised $4.5 million Series A funding led by True Ventures with participation from AM Only, WME, Plus Eight Equity Fund, and Union Square Ventures.
Doxim, which develops software-as-a-service model document processing and enterprise content management solutions for the financial services marketplace, has sold a majority stake to Strattam Capital. Terms were not disclosed.
Electronics for Imaging ( EFII ) has acquired substantially all the assets of DiMS!, a developer of comprehensive MIS/ERP systems for print and packaging companies. Terms were not disclosed.
Privia Health, a physician practice management and population health technology company, has raised $400 million in new funding led by a Goldman Sachs affiliate. Other participants include Pamplona Capital Management, Cardinal Partners, Health Enterprise Partners, and Morgan Noble Healthcare Partners.
RightCare, a provider of predictive software for risk stratifying medical patients at admission, has raised $4 million in funding from NewSpring Health Capital. The company intends to use on using the new capital further accelerate and broaden the commercial growth of its software through geographic expansion across the nation, and continue with ongoing product innovation.
Auth0, which offers identity-as-a-service solution, has raised $2.4 million in seed funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from K9 Ventures, Portland Seed Fund, and NXTP Labs.
Israel-based Sentrix (fka Foresight-Air), which is a provider of enterprise-grade network security, has raised more than $6 million in funding led by Magma Venture Partners and Cedar Fund. The company is using the funds to grow operations.
Information & Business Services
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, which is a portfolio company of KKR and Stone Point Capital, has acquired T&H Global Holdings, a provider of specialized insurance claims services, from Flex point Ford. Terms were not disclosed.
Rackspace, a web hosting company with a $5.6 billion market cap, said yesterday that it has decided against a sale of the company. It had announced in May that it was exploring strategic alternatives, and subsequently had discussions with several suitors.