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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.