Daily Deal Activity 08/29/14

August 29, 2014

Marketing Technology

commerce management

CoreCommerce, which provides a SaaS eCommerce platform to retailers, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Lighter Capital. The company plans on using the new capital to grow its operations.

crm

Smarter Remarketer, which provides customer intelligence for multi-channel retailers, has raised $7 million in venture debt financing from City National Bank.

product/price

SeatGeek, which provides a ticket search engine, has raised $35 million in Series B funding led by Accel Partners with participation from Causeway Media Partners and individual angel investors. The new capital will be used to expand its product and marketing efforts, with an emphasis on mobile development.

product/price

Netherlands-based Toroleo, which operates a website for price and product comparison for the automotive sector, was acquired by Germany-based Delticom (XTRA:DEX), which operates as an online tire retailer. Terms were not disclosed.

social technology

Social media management company Social FlyWay was acquired by Good Squire Marketing, which develops and manages both the brand and technical components that go into maintaining an online presence. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Singapore-based Hipvan, which is an eCommerce platform offering a range of products, has raised $1.4 million in Series A funding led by Toivo Annus and LionRock Capital.

ecommerce

Mizzen+Main, which is an online retailer of menswear, has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding led by VegasTechFund with participation from individual angel investors.

mobile content/apps

India-based Hike, which provides a mobile messaging application, has raised $65 million in funding led by Tiger Global Management and Bharti Softbank. The company plans on using the new capital to invest in its product and grow its team.

niche content

France-based Minutebuzz, which is a provider of online news content, has raised $1.3 million in funding led by Seventure Partners. The company intends on using the new capital to continue to invest in new technological platforms and automation tools.

niche content

Wikia, which provides a collaborative publishing platform that enables fans to share their passion and knowledge on subjects that range from video games, movies, TV, and books to cars, cooking, crafts, education, and travel, has raised $15 million in Series D funding led by Digital Garage, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, Amazon, and Asuka Investments. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate its global growth.

social media/apps

Taiwan-based KKBOX, which provides online music streaming services, has raised $104 million in funding from GIC. The company plans on using the new capital for international expansion and to refine its technology and service.

social media/apps

Rockbot, which provides a social jukebox service that lets users engage with the music from their smartphone, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Detroit Venture Partners with participation from Susa Ventures, Universal Music Group, XG Ventures, Google Ventures, Accelerator Ventures, and individual angel investors.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Germany-based digital advertising campaign company Brandnew has raised $1.9 million in funding led by Berlin Ventures, PubliGroupe, and individual angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital for technology development, marketing, and sales efforts.

Traditional Media

radio

Gas Station Radio, which provides the largest convenience store audio network, was acquired by AllOver Media, which provides out-of-home advertising solutions. The acquisition allows for a heightened gas station advertising presence at AllOver Media’s network of more than 50,000 gas station locations in top markets throughout the United States and Canada. Terms were not disclosed.

radio

NRG Media has acquired four radio stations, which expands its presence in four Midwest states. KOKZ-FM; KFMW-FM, KXEL-AM and KWLO-AM were purchased from Woodward Communications. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

financial technology

LeapPay, which provides online invoice payment services, was acquired by Funding Circle, which operates an online marketplace that helps small businesses find financing.  Funding Circle will integrate LeapPay’s real time, data capture technology into its proprietary underwriting process. Terms were not disclosed.

Software

legal

Argentina-based online legal software provider Quolaw was acquired by vLex Networks, which provides online legal information solutions.  The acquisition expands vLex’s footprint in Latin America and boosts the firm’s product range. Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

market research

InContext Solutions, a provider of web-based 3D virtual store environments for research, collaborative store planning, and eCommerce, has raised $12 million in Series D funding led by Beringea with participation from Plymouth Venture Partners and Hyde Park Venture Partners.

market research

PatSnap, which provides an online or in-house patent search and analytic services, has raised $3.6 million in Series A funding led by Vertex Venture Partners.


Daily Deal Activity 08/27/14

August 28, 2014

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Glassbeam, which provides machine data analytics, has raised $2 million in additional funding led by VKRM Group. The company intends on using the new capital to continue to refine its patentable Internet of Things (IoT) platform, which is called Glassbeam SCALAR.

Digital Media/Commerce

gaming

Moonshark, a mobile entertainment publisher, has been acquired by mobile game studio Hitcents. Hitcents will provide an in-house development team for Moonshark and support for its customers and products. Terms were not disclosed.

ecommerce

The Honest Company, which is an online retailer of eco-friendly baby products, has raised $70 million in Series C funding led by Wellington Management with participation from Institutional Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Iconiq Capital. The company, which had previously raised the $52 million, intends on using the new capital to expand operations and develop products across many new categories.

ecommerce

LiveDeal (Nasdaq:LIVE),which operates a geo-location based mobile marketing platform that enables restaurants to publish “real-time” and “instant offers” to nearby consumers, has acquired houseware online retailer ModernEveryday.com for $2.1 million. The acquisition enables LiveDeal to expand its online presence for consumer deals across a variety of verticals.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

GoEuro, which provides a meta-mode travel search platform for Europe, has raised $27 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Battery Ventures, Hasso Plattner Ventures, and Lakestar. The company intends on using the new capital to expand in European markets, to be opened later this year.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

DigitasLBi, the Publicis Groupe’s global digital marketing and technology agency, has acquired South Africa-based digital agency  Liquorice, which offers digital campaigns, Web solutions, mobile solutions, tablet solutions, analytics and CRM, SEO, PPC, SEM, social media. The company will become a part of DigitasLBi’s Middle East & Africa region. The deal is reportedly valued at around $7.4 million.

Technology & Communications

cloud computing technology

Nutanix, which is a provider of infrastructure technology for cloud computing and virtualization that combines computing and storage in a single appliance, has raised $140 million Series E funding round led by undisclosed investors. The round, which brought the company’s total funding to $312 million, valued the company at over $2 billion. The company intends to use the funds to invest in sales, research and development, customer support and marketing.

Information & Business Services

staffing

Professional services company DLC has acquired Beacon Resources, which provides finance and accounting staffing and executive search.  The combined company will have over 250 consultants and a \ range of solutions, serving clients from start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies.  DLC and Beacon will both retain their individual brand identities under the banner of DLC Group. Terms were not disclosed.

training

PluralSight, which provides online education for software developers, has raised $135 million in Series B funding at nearly a $1 billion valuation. The new capital raised was led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from ICONIQ Capital and Sorenson Capital.


Daily Deal Activity 08/26/14

August 27, 2014

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Global research agency Millward Brown has acquired InsightExpress, a provider of media analytics and marketing accountability solutions. InsightExpress will be combined with Millward Brown Digital, the company’s U.S.-based digital unit. Terms were not disclosed but WPP has reported that InsightExpress’ 2013 revenues were $26.4 million.

product/price, bi tools

Israel-based Feedvisor, which provides an algorithmic pricing and business intelligence platform for online retailers, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Square Peg Capital, with participation from JAL Ventures, Oryzn Capital, and Micro Angel Fund. The company plans on using the new capital to continue developing its BI platform, to optimize every aspect of the retailer’s business operation.

sfa/lead management

Bizible, which is a provider of marketing performance management software, has raised $8 million in funding led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from Madrona Venture Partners, MHS Capital, Investment Group of Santa Barbara, and individual angel investors. The company plans on using the funds to accelerate development of its marketing performance management solution and provide new solutions for B2B marketers and CMOs by hiring additional employees out of the Seattle headquarters, including a data scientist and other product development roles.

sfa/lead management

Datanyze, which provides sales prospecting solution powered by technology data, has raised $2 million in seed funding led by IDG Ventures with participation from Google Ventures and individual angel investors. The company intends on using the funds to continue growing the team and expand the capabilities of the product.

Digital Media/Commerce

mobile content/apps

LTG Exam Prep Platform, which provides mobile study apps for standardized tests like the GMAT, has raised $3 million in from Tal Education Group, Atlas Venture, and individual angel investors.

mobile content/apps

Wakie, which provides a free mobile app for real live human wake up calls through a community of people waking people, has raised $1 million in funding led by LETA Capital and Titanium Venture Capital. The company intends to use the funds to expand the service to an English-speaking audience.

social media/apps

Tastebuds, which offers online dating services based on musical preferences of users, has acquired moosify, which develops applications to enable young urban singles to get in touch with like-minded people through music and places on their mobiles. The transaction will create the largest music-based dating service. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Israel-based Socialstudios, which uses social media data to automatically create and curate personalized video content, has raised $3.1 million in funding led by Moonscape Ventures. The company intends on using the funds to grow operations.

mobile marketing

Mobiquity, which provides mobile engagement solutions, has raised additional $5 million in funding led by NewSpring Growth with participation from existing institutional investors. The new funding is an extension of the $12 million Series B round Mobiquity secured in June 2013, bringing its total financing to date to $24 million. The company intends on using the new funds to make strategic hires for its core business units and further develop its product innovations and technology frameworks, including its behavior change platform.

search marketing

France-based online marketing agency Keyade, which provides search marketing and display advertising services, was acquired by Group M, which provides media investment management service internationally. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

cloud computing technology

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has acquired Zync, which is a developer of “cloud-based rendering software” for movie special effects studios. Google will use the technology to make it easier for studios to use its Cloud Platform infrastructure to render their creations. Terms were not disclosed.

virtualization technology

PernixData, which is a provider of a server-side storage intelligence platform, raised $35 million in Series C funding led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company has now raised a total of $62 million in funding.

Software

erp

Aperek (fka Mediclick), which provides supply chain software solutions for the healthcare industry, was acquired by Premier, which operates as a healthcare alliance that unites hospitals, health systems, physicians, and other healthcare providers in the United States, for $48.5 million.

healthcare

AirStrip, which provides mobile healthcare applications, has raised $25 million in funding from Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital, and Wellcome Trust. The company intends on using the new to continue to grow the patent-protected AirStrip ONE mobile technology solutions, expand into the home health space, expand globally, and accelerate integration with leading analytics engines.

healthcare

Roper Industries Inc. (NYSE: ROP) has acquired Strategic Healthcare Programs, which is a provider of software and informatics solutions to the post-acute healthcare market, from Cressey & Co. and Level Equity Management. Terms were not disclosed.

hr

ZipRecruiter, which provides hiring platform for small and mid-sized businesses, has raised $63 million in Series A funding led by Institutional Venture Partners with participation from Basepoint and Industry Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to develop new products, accelerate marketing efforts, pursue acquisitions and scale the infrastructure supporting current customers.

security

Automattic, which is the maker of WordPress, has acquired BruteProtect, which is a developer of a plugin that protects WordPress from cyber-attacks. Terms were not disclosed.

security

Canada-based Trulioo, which provides global identity verification solutions, has received a strategic investment from UST Global, a provider of end-to-end IT services and solutions for Global 1000 companies.

Information & Business Services

credit/risk

The Riverside Company has acquired DMA, which provides profitability analytics and income risk strategy for banks and credit unions. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare information

Summit Partners portfolio company Access Information Management, which offers information technology consultancy services, has acquired InfoCare, which is a provider of release of information services to health-care and legal clients. Terms were not disclosed.

logistics

FuelQuest, which provides software as a service for retail and commercial fueling logistics applications, has been acquired by Veeder-Root, which provides fuel management systems.  FuelQuest will combine with Veeder-Root’s Insite360 Fuel business to offer a full suite of integrated logistics and environmental services. Terms were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 08/25/14

August 26, 2014

Noteworthy:

Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) has acquired Twitch, which operates a live streaming site similar to YouTube but for video games with more than 55 million users, for $970 million. In May it was reported that Google had agreed to acquire Twitch for about $1 billion, however, the deal was never officially confirmed. Twitch users can host live streams of their gaming sessions and broadcast them to the world.

Marketing Technology

product/price

Rezopia, which provides a travel management platform, was acquired by Sonata Software, which is a global IT services company with a footprint in the travel industry segment. The acquisition will enable Sonata Software to build Intellectual Property (IP) and get access to clients globally. Terms were not disclosed.

social technology

Social marketing solutions provider Dynamic Signal, has raised $12 million in Series C funding led by Rembrandt Venture Partners with participation from Venrock, Trinity Ventures, Time Warner Investments, and Cox Enterprises. Dynamic Signal has also acquired PaperShare, which provides a social content distribution network that had raised VC funding from Rembrandt.

Digital Media/Commerce

mobile content/apps

Finland-based Meedoc, which provides a real-time video app that connects patients with doctors, has raised $1.5 million from undisclosed investors.

mobile content/apps

MobileDay, which provides a mobile dialing app for conference calls, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Foundry Group with participation from Innoventure Partners, Drummond Road Captial, SoftBank, Google Ventures, Bullet Time Ventures, and SoftTech. The company plans on using the new capital to expand operations.

social media/apps, gaming

DraftKings, which provides a daily fantasy sports games platform, has raised $41 million in Series C funding led by The Raine Group with participation from Atlas Venture, GGV Capital, and Redpoint Ventures. The company also announced the acquisition of daily fantasy site StarStreet for an undisclosed amount. The company intends on using the new capital to enhance its mobile and online destinations, increase its base of users, and expand its team.

Traditional Media

cable & Satellite television

MBK Partners has agreed to sell its majority stake in cable operator China Network Systems for approximately $2.4 billion (including debt) to Taiwan’s Wei family (owner of Ting Hsin International Group).

Technology & Communications

big data technology

Guavus, which provides big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, has raised $20 million in funding led by Artiman Ventures, Sofinnova Ventures, Intel Capital, SingTel Innov8, Investor Growth Capital, QuestMark Partners, and Goldman Sachs. The company has now raised a total of $107 million.

cloud storage

Tutum, which develops a cloud platform for docker, has raised $2.7 million in seed funding led by RTP Ventures with participation from Azure Capital Partners and angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to grow its development team.

enterprise mobility

Kasisto, which provides an artificial intelligence platform for enterprise mobile applications, has raised $2.3 million in funding led by New York Angels with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, the Partnership Fund for New York City, the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, Harvard Business School (HBS) Alumni Angels of New York, and individual angel investors.

Software

healthcare

SiteFM, which develops software for managing healthcare facilities, was acquired by Accruent, which develops real estate and facilities management software. Terms were not disclosed. Along with the acquisition of SiteFM, the company also announced it has acquired Four Rivers Software Systems, which also develops facilities management software. The acquisitions will enable the company to enter the healthcare market. Terms were not disclosed.

software development tools

Appcelerator, a startup that helps businesses create and track the performance of mobile apps, has raised $22 million in Series D funding led by Rembrandt Venture Partners with participation from Union Grove Venture Partners, Storm Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Translink Capital, Relay Ventures, and EDB Investments. The company intends on using the funds to increase growth and accelerate adoption of its technology.

software development tools

Chain, which provides bitcoin infrastructure for developers, enterprises, and financial institutions, has raised $9.5 million in funding Khosla Ventures with participation from RRE Ventures, Thrive Capital, SV Angel, and other individual angel investors. The company intends on using the funds to build its bitcoin infrastructure.


Daily Deal Activity 08/22/14

August 25, 2014

Marketing Technology

commerce management

Groupize, which provides a travel-booking technology, has raised $2 million in Series A-1 funding from Thayer Ventures and Golden Seeds. The company, which has raised more than $4.5 million in funding, will use the new capital for sales organization, support of the customer base, and to accelerate the launch of Instant book capabilities for small groups.

mobile technology, crm

DoubleDutch, which provides a mobile events application platform for the enterprise, has raised $19 million in Series D funding led by Mithril Capital Management with participation Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures, and Bullpen Capital, and Singapore-based Enspire Capital. The company intends on using the new capital to expand its global presence, build out its technical teams to scale product deployment, and deliver new features to organizers.

mobile technology

Hightower, a provider of a mobile technology platform that allows landlords and their leasing brokers to track and collaborate on deals in real-time, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding co-led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital with participation form RRE Ventures, and Red Swan Ventures.

Digital Media/Commerce

social media/apps

Fancred, which provides a platform to the sports fan community to capture and share on-field moments, has raised $3 million in funding co-led by Atlas Venture and Militello Capital with participation from Breakaway Innovation Group. The company intends on using the new capital to continue product development and user improvements, team growth, and strategic partnerships.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

India-based Zomato Media, owner of the restaurant, event listing and review site Zomato.com, has acquired online restaurant search service providers Czech Republic-based Lunchtime.cz and Obedovat.sk for $3.3 million. Post the acquisitions, both Lunchtime and Obedovat teams will work closely with the Zomato team.

Software

security

Lastline, which provides a malware defense platform, has raised $10 million in funding led by Dell Ventures and Presidio Ventures with participation from Redpoint Ventures and e.Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to expand globally.

Information & Business Services

geo-demo

Zumigo, which provides mobile device location and identity verification solutions, has raised $6 million in Series B funding led by Intel Capital with participation from Aligned Partners. The company intends on using the new capital to accelerate product development, as well as sales and marketing efforts.

training

The Riverside Company has acquired Lexipol, which provides policy management and training platforms for public safety organizations. Terms were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 08/21/14

August 22, 2014

Marketing Technology

content management

UK-based Alfresco Software, which provides enterprise content management solutions, has raised $45 million in funding led by Sageview Capital with participation from Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund and SAP Ventures.

mobile technology

DoubleDutch, which provides a mobile event app, has raised $19 million in Series D funding led by Mithril Capital Management with participation from Enspire Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures, and Bullpen Capital.

Digital Media/Commerce

mobile content/apps

Hiq Lockscreen, which develops an app that offers user’s quick quizzes from their smartphone’s lock screen, has been acquired by tech firm Science. Terms were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Imoji, which provides a mobile app that enables users turn “any picture” into shareable emoji, has raised $2 million in funding led by Goodwater Capital with participation from individual angel investors.

mobile content/apps

WillCall, which operates a music event discovery and ticketing app, was acquired by Ticketfly, which provides online ticketing services for live events. The acquisition will expand WillCall’s data-collection and payment services to more ticket buyers. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

digital video

SyQic, which provides (OTT) mobile TV solutions in the United Kingdom and Asia, has acquired Maaduu, which operates an online video-on-demand service providing Korean content across multiple devices, for $1.8 million.

local search, vertical search

Thumbtack, which provides an online marketplace and review site for local services, has raised $100 million in funding led by Google Capital with participation from Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital, and Javelin Venture Partners. The company, which has now raised $150 million in funding to date, plans on using the new capital to grow the business, launch nationwide marketing campaigns, and scale the engineering team.

vertical search

Hightower, which provides an online platform for the commercial leasing industry, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital with participation from RRE Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, and individual angel investors.

Technology & Communications

big data technology

Guavus, which provides big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, has raised $20 million in funding led by Artiman Ventures, Sofinnova Ventures, Intel Capital, SingTel Innov8, Investor Growth Capital, QuestMark Partners, and Goldman Sachs. The company plans on using the new capital to continue to expand its operational intelligence platform and bolster its suite of applications for network, marketing, customer care and security.

Software

financial

Daptiv, which provides on-demand project portfolio management software and professional services to organizations worldwide, was acquired by Changepoint, which provides business process automation software for global services organizations and corporate Information Technology (IT) departments. Terms were not disclosed.

hr

The Resumator, which provides recruiting software for startups, small businesses, and growing enterprises, has raised $15 million in funding from Volition Capital with participation from Rincon Venture Partners, Birchmere Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, and Riverfront Ventures. The company, which has raised $18 million to date, will use the funds to expand into key markets, bolster its data and engineering teams, and establish new products and partnerships.

hr

Vista Equity Partners has sold human resources solutions provider SumTotal to Skillsoft, which develops on-demand training and eLearning solutions. The acquisition of SumTotal expands Skillsoft’s solution portfolio and global reach. Terms were not disclosed.

software development tools

Xamarin, which provides a cross-platform development platform for native apps, has raised $54 million in Series C funding led by Ignition Partners, Lead Edge Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Floodgate and Charles River Ventures. The company, which has now raised $82 million in funding, will use the new capital to expand its mobile application development platform and cloud services.

Information & Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

IT solutions provider Venture Technologies has announced its intent to merge with Information Systems Consulting, which is a provider of advanced technology solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

other

Shutterfly (Nasdaq: SLFY), a photo-sharing site with a market cap of around $1.9 billion, has reportedly received multiple buyout offers. Suitors that have progressed to the second round of bidding include Bain Capital, Hellman & Friedman, and Silver Lake.


Daily Deal Activity 08/20/14

August 21, 2014

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Canada-based Vantage Analytics, which provides predictive analytics tools, has raised $1.1 million in funding led by Real Ventures with participation from individual angel investors. The company will use the new capital to hire new people and expand operations.

commerce management

WebLinc, which provides a commerce platform provider for online retailers, has raised $6 million in funding Series A funding led by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE). The company intends on using the new capital to accelerate the development of new features for its commerce platform, onboard third party integration partners, and to expand marketing and sales teams.

mobile technology

Canada-based Flybits, which provides context-aware experience development platform for mobile environments, has raised $3.4 million in Series A funding co-led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital and Trellis Capital Corp with participation from MaRS investment Accelerator Fund and Ryerson Futures. The company plans on using the new capital to advance product development and international growth in the United States and Europe.

website creation/hosting

Datapipe, which provides custom managed hosting services for businesses with complex internet facing infrastructures, has acquired Layered Tech, a managed hosting and cloud company. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

OrderUp, an online and mobile food ordering and delivery service, has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Revolution Ventures with participation from individual angel investors.

ecommerce

Pet360, which distributes pet food and supplies online to pet parents and owners, was acquired by PetSmart (Nasdaq:PETM), which operates as a specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets, for $160 million.

mobile content/apps

HearHere, which provides personalized radio services for smartphone users, has raised $1.7 million in convertible note financing, which came from Associated Press, A.H. Belo Management Services, Whittier Ventures, and Ringleader Ventures.

Digital Advertising

digital video

StudioNow, which an online platform for creating and distributing video programming, has raised $5 million in Series B funding led by FCA Venture Partners with participation from Claritas Capital.

email services

Web domain provider GoDaddy has acquired email marketing services firm Mad Mimi. The email company provides email marketing tools for small businesses, competing with the companies like MailChimp. GoDaddy plans to bring the new tool to its small business customers. Terms were not disclosed.

vertical search

Health Gorilla, which provides an online healthcare marketplace for connecting doctors and clinicians with diagnostic labs and radiology centers, has raised $1.2 million in funding led by True Ventures. The company intends on using the funds to continue expansion of its platform.

vertical search

UK-based Purplebricks, which operates an online real estate platform, has raises $13.4 million in funding from CF Woodford Investment Management.

Agency & Marketing Services

loyalty/retention

HealthPrize Technologies, a provider of digital health solutions for medication adherence and patient engagement, has raised $3 million in funding from Mansa Capital. The company had previously received $2 million in funding from private investors. The company offers a Web interface and mobile applications that add game mechanics to taking medications regularly, including sweepstakes, loyalty points, and competitions among users.

Traditional Media

b-to-b media

Condé Nast has sold Fairchild Fashion Media, a trade publisher whose titles include Women’s Wear Daily and Footwear News, to Penske Media. The deal is reportedly valued at around $100 million.

broadcast television

Hearst Corporation has acquired NBC affiliate WVTM-TV, Channel 13, from Media General (NYSE:MEG). The acquisition would increase Hearst Television’s audience reach of U.S. TV households to nearly 19 percent, and the reach of its NBC-affiliated stations to nearly 8 percent, across 11 markets.

broadcast television

Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) has purchased the broadcast assets of WALA-TV, the Fox affiliate in Mobile, from Media General (NYSE:MEG) for approximately $86 million.

Technology & Communications

data storage Technology, virtualization technology

PernixData, which develops a software-defined storage platform that virtualizes server-side flash, has raised $35 million in Series C funding led by Menlo Ventures with participation from individual angel investors.

financial technology

Lavante, which is an on-demand supplier of information management and profit recovery solutions, has raised $3.5 million in funding from PointGuard Ventures with participation from SAP Ventures and ATA Ventures.

Software

erp

Farmlink, which provides a suite of solutions for farmers to maximize productivity, has raised $40 million in Series B funding led by OpenAir Equity Partners with participation from Thorndale Farm and individual angel investors.

erp

IQMS, which develops ERP software solutions, has received an undisclosed amount of funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) with participation from Banneker Partners. The company intends on using the new capital to accelerate growth through investment in sales, marketing, and product development.

erp

Stitch Labs, which is a provider of inventory management control solutions for retailers, has raised $3.5 million in funding from True Ventures and Costanoa Ventures. The company plans on using the funds to scale the platform and expand its marketing and engineering teams to enhance the platform and partnerships.

healthcare

Healthsense, which provides tech-enabled care solutions for the senior care continuum, has raised $10 million in funding from Mansa Capital with participation from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and Radius Ventures. The company intends on using the funds to continue to grow operations.

security

Data center security startup vArmour has raised $21 million in Series C funding led by Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Citi Ventures, and Work-Bench Ventures.

Information & Business Services

corporate training

The Riverside Co. has acquired Grace Hill, which is a provider of training solutions for apartment industry workers. Terms were disclosed, except that Freeport Capital provided debt financing.

other

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in the company that publishes the Robb Report. The deal is reportedly valued for $60 million. The Robb Report is a luxury lifestyle magazine.


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