Matt Martin Real Estate Management, a diversified national real estate services firm, has acquired Realitybid.com, an online real estate auction company. Realitybid.com will retain its brand name and operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of MMREM and will enhance MMREM’s platform technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
On-demand valet service storage solution BoxBee has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Metamorphic Ventures with participation from Floodgate and Northzone. The company will use the new capital for further development of its backend technology and delivery operations while accelerating expansion into major cities.
SHOEme, the parent company of online footwear retailers OnlineShoes.com and SHOEme.ca, has acquired Shoes.com. The transaction follows the recent acquisition of Onlineshoes.com and SHOEme.ca by Hardy Capital, and adds to SHOEme’s brand portfolio and customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mobile gaming company Playdots has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Tencent and Greycroft Partners with participation from Northzone, Crunchfund, and Slow Ventures. The company will use the new capital for accelerating the advancement of its franchise.
Educational app platform Clever has raised $30 million in a round of funding from Lightspeed Ventures Partners and Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new proceeds for accelerating growth and developing its product.
Canada-based photo-sharing and messaging service for businesses company Foko has raised $2 million in a round of funding from BDC Capital and Real Ventures. The company has raised $2.5 million to date and will use the new capital for improving services and increasing awareness.
Anonymous mobile therapy provider Talkspace has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from Metamorphic Ventures, Softbank, and Spark Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for bolstering its partnerships with enterprises to make therapy an essential part of company-wide wellness programs.
ALM Media, a supplier of specialized industry news and information, has acquired Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, a source of market analysis and intelligence for the management consulting and IT consulting industries. The acquisition will allow ALM to expand its legal intelligence offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Group video chat platform Paltalk has acquired Tinychat, a chat platform that offers text, audio, and video capabilities for chatting. Tinychat will continue to operate as a standalone platform, and the acquisition will allow it to accelerate its mobile and desktop capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Online travel agency Bravofly Rumbo Group has acquired online travel and leisure retailer Lastminute.com from Sabre Group, a technology provider for the travel and tourism industry, for $120 million. The acquisition coincides with Bravofly’s growth strategy of investing in its core technology businesses, mainly Travel Network, Airline Solutions, and Hospitality Solutions.
Online secondary gift card marketplace CardCash has raised $6 million in debt financing from Sterling National Bank. The company intends to use the new funding for financing the inventory of its gift cards offerings.
online lead generation
India-based Locon Solutions, which operates property housing portal Housing.com, has raised $90 million in a round of funding led by Softbank with participation from Falcon Edge. The company will use the new capital for expanding its housing database.
On-demand home services provider Serviz has raised $12.5 million in Series B equity financing from PointGuard Ventures with participation from Stibel Investments. The company has raised $20 million to date and will use the new capital for expanding offerings in its home repair categories while extending into new geographic markets.
commerce management, logistics
International eCommerce and shipping enablement services provider Bongo has been acquired by FedEx. Bongo will operate as a subsidiary of FedEx’s trade network business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Customer identity management technology developer Janrain has acquired Arktan, a provider of real-time social curation and social engagement products. The acquisition allow both parties to leverage complementary product portfolios while bringing an integrated customer identity and customer engagement solution to market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Technology & Communications
big data technology
Germany-based big data analytics company Blue Yonder has raised $75 million in a round of private equity funding from Warburg Pincus. The investment will be used for continued expansion into the industrial and transport and logistics sectors.
Payment infrastructure company Adyen has raised $250 million in a round of funding at a $1.5 billion post-investment valuation from General Atlantic with participation from Temasek Holdings, Index Ventures, and Felicis Ventures. The company has raised $266 million to date and will use the new funds for accelerating growth, expanding its international presence, and building innovative tools to help differentiate the company in a crowded space.
Mattermark, a data platform used by investors to track private companies, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Foundry Group with participation from 500 Startups, Andreessen Horowitz, Data Collective, Felicis Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Gramercy Fund, Great Oaks Capital, and Ignition Venture Partners. The company will use the new funding for building business information analysis through software automation.
UK-based adult and children’s social care management software developer Corelogic has been acquired by Servelec Group for $40 million. The acquisition is expected to be earnings enhancing as Servelec looks to move into the health and social care market.
OneLogin, an identity management solutions provider, has raised $25 million in Series C funding led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from The Social+Capital Partnership. The company has raised $44 million to date, and will use the new funding for accelerating research and development, sales, channeling, marketing, and support efforts.
Information & Business Services
GENCO, a provider of third-party reverse logistics, has been acquired by FedEx from Greenbriar Equity Partners for an estimated $2 billion. The acquisition will expand FedEx’s service offerings in the retail and eCommerce markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Heartline, a provider of health information and technology solutions, has acquired DiabetesMine, a consumer blog for the diabetes community. DiabetesMine’s content, including articles, reviews, and videos, will be integrated into Heartline.com for enhanced delivery of diabetes specific information. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
it consulting/systems integration
Wisegate, an advisory service for IT veterans and professionals, has raised $4 million in Series B funding led by Arcus Capital Partners with participation from Central Texas Angel Network, and Golden Seeds. The company has raised $8 million to date, and will use the new funding for hiring talent in its product marketing, customer care, and sales division.
Solera Holdings, a provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property marketplace, has acquired IBS Automotive, a provider of vehicle valuation data. The acquisition enhances Solera Holdings high-ROI underwritings solutions for its insurance customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Marketcast, a portfolio company of Shamrock Capital Advisors that provides marketing research services to the entertainment industry, has been acquired by RLJ Equity Partners with participation from Brookside Mezzanine Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.