Daily Deal Activity 10/21/14

October 22, 2014

Noteworthy

Specialty Agency

TPG Capital has acquired a majority stake in Creative Artists Agency, a provider of talent management and literary services. The acquisition will help C.A.A push into new business operations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

training

Bertelsmann has acquired Relias Learning, which provides subscription training software for the healthcare sector, from Vista Equity Partners, for $540 million. The acquisition marks Bertelsmann’s expansion into educational software.

Digital Media/Commerce

mobile content/apps

CrowdCare, which provides a context-aware self-care mobile application, has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding led by Extreme Venture Partner with participation from Mantella Ventures Partners. The company plans to use the funds to accelerate the deployment of its platform.

mobile content/apps, ecommerce

Malaysia-based GrabTaxi, which provides a mobile location-based booking and dispatch platform for the taxi industry, has raised $65 million in Series C funding from Tiger Global Management, GGV Capital, Vertex Venture Holdings, Qunar.com, and Hillhouse Capital Group. The company plans on using the new capital to invest in hiring, mobile development, and general expansion.

Socail media/apps

HelloWorld, developer of a location-sharing app, has been acquired by Life360, which provides a mobile application that connects family members and close friends, for an undisclosed 7 figure sum.

Digital Advertising

mobile marketing, ad networks/exchanges

Fiksu, a data-driven mobile ad tech company, has raised $10 million in debt funding from Silicon Valley Bank. The Qualcomm Ventures and Charles River Ventures backed company plans to use the new capital to support expansion and ongoing development of its programmatic mobile demand platform.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Australia-based Amethon Solutions, a provider of mobile data analytics and content tracking solutions, has been acquired by Invigor (ASX:IVO), a provider of business intelligence solutions and strategic consulting, for $1.8 million in cash and stock. The acquisition is expected to contribute to Invigor’s EBITDA.

content management

SnapLogic, which is a developer of SaaS open source data integration solutions that enable enterprises to create rich Internet applications , has raised $20 million in Series D in a round led by Ignition Partners with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, H. Barton Asset Management, Pharus Capital Management, and Triangle Peak Partners. The company has raised $60 million in total, and intends to use the new capital to grow its field sales, marketing, and operations while continuing to build big data streaming capabilities for its connectivity platform.

content management

Six Apart, a provider of content management software and solutions, has acquired Topics, a developer of digital publishing products, from 29th Street Publishing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition allows Six Apart to streamline front-end development.

Traditional Media

b-to-b media

Marketplace Events, a producer of consumer shows on various market segments, has acquired Casa Latina Home Expos, a bilingual, multi-platform home and lifestyle brand designed for the Hispanic market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

Cloud computing technology

Macheen, a cloud service provider for connected devices, has been acquired by Good Technology, a provider of secure and managed enterprise mobility solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Cloud computing technology

Snowflake Computing, which provides cloud infrastructure solutions, has raised $26 million in Series B funding led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures. The company intends to use the new capital to expand its team to accelerate product development and build out customer and partner ecosystems.

Financial Technology

Orchard Platform, a provider of an investment and analytics platform focused on the global marketplace lending market, has raised $14.7 million in a round of funding led by Spark Capital and Canaan Partners. The company will use the new capital to expand its team and advance its technology platform.

Network infrastructure

Benu Networks, which provides networking and software solutions for operators deploying Wi-Fi and cloud services, has raised $27.7 million in a round of funding led by Liberty Global Ventures and Arris Group with participation from Spark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Comcast Ventures.

Software

Credit/risk, Security

Portugal-based AnubisNetworks, a provider of IT security and risk management solutions, has been acquired by BitSight Technologies, a developer of data analytics and security software. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. AnubisNetworks will continue to operate as a subsidiary of BitSight Technologies.

Credit/risk

CreditSuppliers, a limited liability company that offers a lending and tracking payment control program for the construction industry, has raised $12.5 million in a round led by G8 Capital. The company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas44 and will use the new capital to advance its proprietary lending platform.

Data management

StackIQ, which develops a multi-server management system for cloud data clusters, has received $6 million in Series B funding from GrayHawk Capital, Keshif Ventures, DLA Piper, OurCrowd, Anthem Venture Partners, and Avalon Partners. The company plans to use the new capital to scales sales, marketing, and overall operations.

erp

Ireland-based Epicor Software, a provider of business management solutions and software owned by Apax Partners, has acquired QuantiSense, which provides analytics, business intelligence, and data warehousing solutions for retailers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition extends Epicor’s reach as a provider of omni-channel solutions for large retail chains.

HR

Navera, a provider of benefits engagement solutions, has raised $8 million in Series B funding from Mohr Davidow Ventures and Emergence Capital Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate product and channel development.

Healthcare providers

CareSync, which provides a patient-centered coordination platform, has raised $4.3 million in Series A funding from CDH Investments, Clearwell Group, and Tullis Health Investors. The new capital will be used for scaling operations to meet increasing demands.

infrastructure

Moogsoft, a provider of collaborative situation management software for IT operations, has raised an additional $3 million in Series B funding from Cisco Ventures, bringing the total Series B round to $14 million. The company plans to use the new capital to accelerate plans to advance its operational tools.

infrastructure

NetPlus, a provider of communications software and telecom infrastructure management solutions, has been acquired by private equity firm StoneCalibre. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  StoneCalibre will look for new acquisitions to augment NetPlus growth.

Security

SilverSky, a provider of cloud-based security software and managed solutions, has been acquired by BAE Systems (LSE:BA) for $232 million. SilverSky will be incorporated in BAE Systems’ Applied Intelligence division and will allow the company to focus on continued expansion in the managed services marketplace.

software development tools

Firebase, which provides a mechanism for developers to write mobile and web-based apps that stay in sync with each other, has been acquired by Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL). Firebase employees will become part of Google’s cloud-computing team. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Google will continue to operate the service.

Information & Business Services

MaRketing Data

Berkshire Partners has acquired a majority stake in Access Information Management, a provider of data protection and record-keeping services, from Summit Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Safe Site Northwest and DataSite Business Archives will continue to operate as subsidiaries of Access Information Management.

MaRketing Data

HomeZada, which provides a digital home information platform for the homeowner lifecycle, has raised $2.1 million a round of funding led by Moneta Ventures. The company plans to use the funds to focus on accelerating the development of the platform, increasing brand awareness, and marketing to acquire new users.

IT Consulting/system Integrations

Mirantis, an OpenStack systems integrator, has raised $100 million in Series B funding from Insight Venture Partners with participation from Intel Partners, Westsummit Capital, Ericsson, and SAP Ventures. The company, which had previously raised $20 million, will use the new capital to double its engineering investments and accelerate international expansion in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

training

iCollege (ASX:ICT), a provider of online education services, has acquired Dynamic Learning Services, which provides registered training courses for the hospitality and finance sectors, for $4 million. Dynamic’s courses will be integrated onto iCollege’s mobile online platform. The acquisition expands iCollege’s portfolio and broadens its corporate client base.

 


Daily Deal Activity 10/20/14

October 21, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

Classifieds/Auction/P-to-p

Italy-based PrivateGriffe, which develops and provides a social fashion marketplace, has raised $3.4 million in a round of funding led by Ad4Ventures with participation from Banca Esperia. The company will use the funds to launch a TV campaign, develop an eCommerce platform, hire new talent, and expand its catalog.

Mobile content/apps

Peru-based CinePapaya, which provides a mobile movie ticketing service, has raised $2 million from internet conglomerate Movile. The company will use the funds to enter new markets, hire new staff, and increase product innovation as part of the Movile network of companies.

Mobile content/apps

Netpulse, which provides a digital platform for the fitness industry, has acquired the assets of Club Apps, a provider of custom club mobile applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition expands Netpulse’s reach and client base. The company has recently raised $18.6 million from Nokia Growth Partners.

social media/apps

CinemaWell.com, which provides a social network of cinemas that connects movie authors with audiences, has been acquired by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) for $95 million. CinemaWell.com will operate autonomously within Facebook.

Digital Advertising

Ad Network/exchanges

Staq, an ad-tech startup specializing in reporting and connections integrations, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding led by Genacast Ventures and Core Capital with participation by Kinetic Ventures, Revel Partners, and The Hive. The company will use the new capital to expand adoption of the product.

Digital Promotion Coupon

Beautified, which provides an app for booking last minute hair and beauty appointments, has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates, Manzanita Capital, and Carmen Busquets. The company intends to use the funds to expand in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Digital Promotion Coupon

Perkla, which provides an online shopping portal for students, has been acquired by ID.me, a provider of digital identity solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will drive ID.me engagement toward a new market.

Digital video

UK-based Videoplaza, a video advertising startup that has raised $17 million in funding from Qualcomm Ventures, has been purchased by Ooyala, a video technology company that provides enterprise-level video solutions for media companies and brands. Videoplaza will continue to operate independently; Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

commerce management

Bitnet Technologies, which develops a digital commerce platform designed to let enterprise-scale merchants accept bitcoin, has raised $14.5 million in Series A funding led by Highland Capital Partners, with participation from Rakuten. The company plans on using the new capital to build its team for sales, customer support, and marketing to expand its physical presence into Europe and Asia.

Content Delivery Network

Moreover Technologies, which provides content delivery services and media management solutions, has been acquired by LexisNexis. LexisNexis will combine its business content product with Moreover Technologies’ Newsdesk and launch a new product, LexisNexis Newsdesk. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Content Management

LicenseStream, which provides a content licensing technology platform, has been acquired by Wrights Media, a provider of licensing solutions for print and online publications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

Big data technology

Cazena, which is a provider of big data solutions that expedites enterprise access without the need to build infrastructure, has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners. The company is currently operating in beta mode.

Software

Collaboration

UK-based DisplayNote Technologies, which is a provider of tech collaboration and presentation software tools, has raised $1.6 million in Series A funding led by Kernel Captial. The company intends on using the capital to further grow its employment efforts and accelerate the product roll out.

Collaboration

Singapore-based SlideGo, which provides content presentation services for the Web and mobile devices, has been acquired by bigtincan, a provider of mobile content enablement. Bigtincan will integrate with SlideGo technologies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Email/messaging

Graphic Mail, a provider of integrated email solutions, has been acquired by SMTP (NASDAQ:SMTP) for $5.1 million in cash and stock. Graphic Mail is the second acquisition closed by SMTP this year, and the acquisition will provide global distribution for the company’s relay products.

erp

Recurly, which provides a pay-as-you-go subscription billing platform, has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Devonshire Investors with participation from Greystone Partners, Polaris Partners, and e.ventures. The company will use the new capital to grow the capabilities of the platform to enable integrations with third party services as well as alternative methods of payment.

Financial

Technisys, a developer of digital banking technologies, has raised $13 million in Series B funding in a round led by Intel Partners with participation from Alta Ventures, KASZeK Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst, and Holdinvest. The company plans on using the new capital to expand its business throughout new markets in Latin America and the US, as well as to invest in its Cyberbank Omnichannel product.

Legal

RightSignature, a provider of technology that lets people sign files digitally on desktop and mobile devices, has been acquired by Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS), a provider of enterprise virtualization software and cloud infrastructure solutions. RightSignature will integrate its software with Citrix’s file-transferring service. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

data processign/enhancement

Israel-based Xplenty, which provides big data processing for users unfamiliar with Hadoop processing, has raised $3 million from Magma Venture Partners and Waarde Capital. The company will use the capital to invest in sales and marketing and to expand product features.

it consulting/systems Integrations

BEAR Data Solutions, a provider of technology consultation and IT solutions, has been acquired by Datalink Corporation (NASDAQ:DTLK) for $18.5 million in cash and stock. The acquisition will help Datalink expand west coast operations and grow its user base.

Logistics

ShipWorks, a provider of shipping technology and software, has been acquired by Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) for $22 million. Shipworks, which has previously worked with Stamps.com as a partner, will operate independently as wholly owned subsidiary.


Daily Deal Activity 10/17/14

October 20, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

Digital Place-Based Media

AirMedia, which operates out-of-home advertising platforms with a syndication network built specifically for video, has received $2 million in a round of funding led by Otter Media. The company will use the funding to continue development of the platform.

Digital Advertising

Comparison Shopping

Great Hills Partners has acquired a 60 percent equity stake in UK based Momondo Group, an online travel search company, for $130 million. The company will use the funding to focus on expanding and to capitalize on the growth rates of the travel meta market.

Game Advertising

Fresvii, which provides a platform service for smartphone game developers, has raised $1.8 million in a round of funding led by Nissay Capital. The capital will be used to develop community management services and social network integration.

Marketing Technology

Content Management, Mobile Technology

U.K.-based Metail, a provider of virtual fitting rooms for retailers, has raised $12 million in a round led by TAL Apparel. The company plans to use the capital to develop a consumer facing app along with other mobile technology.

mrm/ Workflow Management

India-based Sapience Analytics, a provider of software that measures the amount of time employees spend on specific projects and applications, has raised $7.3 million in Series B funding from Orios Venture Partners. The funding will be used to accelerate a growing customer base and to expand product capabilities for the development of a higher value addition.

Software

Collaboration, communication  

Mailcloud, a developer and operator of a platform for real-time email and messaging for teams, has raised $1.8 million in a round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Kima Ventures, and Octopus Investments. Mailcloud has raised $1 million this year already, with total funding amounting to $2.8 million.

Big Data Technology

Waterline Data Science, which develops a data self-service platform for Hadoop, has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Menlo Ventures and Sigma West. The company provides the first product in the industry that makes Hadoop broadly consumable by business analysts and data scientists.

Healthcare-providers

MedAvail, a provider of healthcare solutions and developer of consumer-facing drug dispensing kiosks, has raised $30 million in Series C funding in a round led by Pura Vida Investments with participation from Deerfield Management Company, Adage Capital Management, Redmile Group, Walgreens, and Alliance Boots GmBH. The company intends on using the new capital to commercialize its product.

ERP

enosiX, a provider of enterprise software solutions, has raised $4.3 million in Series A funding in a round led by Allos Ventures.  The company plans to focus on development and to hire talent for the sales and marketing team.


Daily Deal Activity 10/16/14

October 20, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

Digital Place-based Media

Private equity firm The Riverside Co. has acquired a majority stake in Spectrio, a marketing firm focused on digital signage, managed services, and on-hold messaging, from SJ Partners. No financial terms were disclosed.

ecommerce

Germany-based FooBoo, a developer of mobile services for the food industry, has raised an undisclosed amount from High-Tech Gruenderfonds and Media Ventures.

Mobile content/apps

Spain-based Cabify, which provides an app for ordering on-demand high-end car service, has raised $4 million in a round of funding from Seaya Ventures and Black Vine. The company has now raised a total of $16 million in funding, and plans on using the new capital to expand into Latin America.

Mobile content/apps

Gaiam (NASDAQ:GAIA), a provider of yoga media and accessories, has acquired Yoga Studio, provider of a leading yoga app. The acquisition will allow Gaiam to expand yoga and fitness programming into the digital app market while Yoga Studio expands its reach with access to Gaiam’s customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mobile content/apps, ecommerce

UK.-based KweekWeek, which provides a ticketing and event management platform for hosts that couples with a consumer facing app, has raised $3.3 million in a round of funding from an undisclosed private investor. The company plans to use the new capital for continued product development and to grow its technology and sales teams.

Mobile content/apps, ecommerce

Slyce, a provider of search technology that allows consumers to make purchases the moment they discover them, has acquired Israel-based Pounce, developer of a mobile commerce app and platform, for $5 million in cash and earn-out incentives. The acquisition saves Slyce development time and investment to fast track its B2C strategy.

Mobile content/apps, social media/apps

Migme, which provides a social entertainment services platform, has acquired LoveByte, provider of a couples sharing app. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition expands engagement and monetization opportunities for Migme. Lovebyte will continue building out its app and will have access to Migme’s broad user base.

Marketing Technology

Analytics & Targeting

Carson Analytics, which provides integrated commercial analytic solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, has been acquired by BioPharm Communications, a provider of medical communications and marketing services. The acquisition will allow BioPharm to integrate evidence-based insight analytics into its solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Search & discovery

Idibon, a provider of unstructured language data analytics, has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding from Altpoint Ventures with participation from Khosla Ventures, Morningside Ventures, Samsung, and Inventec. The company will use the funds to strengthen their global impact.

social technology

U.K.-based Upcast, a provider of a social advertising technology platform, has been acquired by MediaMath, a digital ad buying and optimization firm. The acquisition will provide the MediaMath suite with advanced Facebook and Twitter capabilities. The Upcast brand will be phased out as it integrates with MediaMath’s other products. MediaMath plans to continue acquiring ad-tech companies to add new capabilities to its platform.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

General agency

Commonground, a digital ad agency focused on multicultural work, has merged with MGSCOMM and Vidal Partnership. The new holding company is minority owned with most of its units having succeeded as multicultural firms. Subsidiaries of the company will continue to operate as separate brands. The company will continue looking for other agencies to acquire. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

Financial Technology

eSignSystems, a provider of lifecycle management for electrically signed documents, has been acquired by DocMagic, a provider of loan document preparation, compliance, and eSign solutions, from WAVE Systems(NASDAQ:WAVX). The acquisition is an addition to DocMagic’s suite of tools for the mortgage industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Financial Technology

Quantopian, provider of a browser-based algorithmic trading platform, has raised $15 million in Series B funding from Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Khosla Ventures, Wicklow Capital and Spark Capital. The company plans to use the new capital to improve its product and expand internationally to other tradable markets.

Mobile Infrastructure

Instabridge, which develops an app that provides users with access to a crowd sourced database of Wi-Fi hotspots, has raised $1 million in a round of funding led by European VC Creandum with participation from GP Bullhound.  The new capital will be used for accelerated development of the app.

Software

Security

Mobile security startup Armor5, has been acquired by Digital Guardian, a security software firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition provides Digital Guardian with mobile and cloud security capabilities. The company recently closed a $20 million round of funding prior to making the acquisition.

Information & Business Services

Corporate Training

Mindtickle, developer of an online learning software program that provides gamification products to train employees and customers, has raised $1.8 million in a round of funding led by Accel Partners. The company will use the new capital to focus on integrating with other sales tools, develop an audio and video capability for sales pitches, and being applying the platform to cover different job types.

IT consulting

Germany-based Arago, a provider of IT automation solutions, has secured an undisclosed amount of growth equity funding from KKR (NYSE:KKR). Reports place the commitment at around $55 million with KKR buying a minority stake.

legal consulting

DTI, a legal process outsourcing company that provides eDiscovery, managed services, and litigation support, has acquired Falcon Discovery, a legal and technology consulting and services firm specializing in discovery and litigation management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will provide DTI with enhanced project management, consulting, and managed review capabilities.

Market Research

WPP-owned Kantar Media, which provides audience measurement solutions across different media, has acquired the watermarking unit of France-based Civolution, which provides audio watermarking technology across many broadcast channels. The acquisition will build upon Kantar Media’s presence in digital audience measurement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 10/15/14

October 16, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

Mobile Content/Apps, Social Media/Apps

EverTrue, a company offering a mobile networking platform for alumni, parents, and other communities, has raised $8 million in Series B funding from Bain Capital Ventures. The company will use the new capital to accelerate US expansion.

Mobile Content/Apps

MileIQ, a developer of a mileage-tracking app that helps the “self-directed” workforce to collect substantial deductions and reimbursements, has raised $3 million in a round of funding led by CRV with participation from SV Angel. The company plans on using the new capital to bring the app out of beta testing and hire talent.

Mobile Content/Apps

Urgent.ly, which operates an app that connects motorists with roadside assistance, has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding led by Select Venture Partners with participation from Blu Ventures and CIT GAP Fund. The company will use the funds to concentrate on growth before expanding to new markets.

Social Media/Apps

Brainly, which provides and online social network that allows users to form study groups, has raised $9 million in Series A funding from Runa Capital with participation from Point Nine Capital and General Catalyst Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to expand U.S. operations and open an office in New York.

Digital Advertising

Mobile Marketing

AdNear, which provides a marketing location intelligence platform for advertisers, has raised $19 million in Series B funding led by Telstra with participation from Global Brain Corporation, Canaan Partners, and Sequoia Capital. The company plans to use the capital to expand in the Asia Pacific region and grow their team.

Mobile Marketing

Wilshire Axon Sports, which develops mobile fan engagement solutions, has raised $2 million in Series A funding led by Mosaik Partners with participation from KGC Capital and Albrekca LLC. The new capital will help the company expand its sales and marketing efforts while accelerating product development.

Online Lead Generation

Tongal, which provides a video content and social platform that connects professionals with brands and causes that need their work, has raised $5 million in Series C funding from Insight Venture Partners. The company plans on using the capital to build out its global creative community.

Marketing Technology

Analytics & Targeting

Anametrix, which provides a cloud-based multichannel marketing analytics platform, has been acquired by Ensighten, a provider of multichannel data and tag management platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will help Ensighten to develop an open analytics and marketing platform.

Analytics & Targeting

Data Intensity, an application and cloud-services tech firm for Oracle technologies, has acquired Clear Measures, which provides big data and analytics services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition substantially increases the Data Intensity’s client base, and the company now looks to hire sales and marketing talent.

Analytics & TargetinG, BI Tools

Viewics, which provides a business intelligence and analytics platform for healthcare organizations, has raised $8 million in a round of funding from Canvas Venture Fund. The company will use the capital to fuel growth and innovation.

Mobile Technology

Creative Mobile Technologies, a provider of integrated taxi technology, has acquired Canada-based Mobile Knowledge, which also develops and provides integrated technology for the taxi and “for-Hire-Vehicle” industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The strategic acquisition will see Mobile Knowledge operate under the Creative Mobile Corporate Network.

Search & Discovery

Wit.ai, a natural language company that helps developers build speech interfaces for their apps or devices, has raised $3 million in a round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Ignition Partners, NEA, A-Grade, SV Angel, Alven Capital, and TenOneTen.  The company will use the new capital to back product development and growth.

Social Technology

Geofeedia, which provides location-based social media monitoring for government organizations, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Hyde Park Ventures with participation from Blue Vista Ventures and Glade Brook Capital Partners. The company plans on using the funding to grow its team and further develop infrastructure.

Social Technology

Social content management software provider Thismoment, has raised $17.6 million in Series D funding led by Trident Capital with participation from Sierra Ventures and UMC Capital. The company will use the financing to expand operations in the US and establish new offices internationally.

Social Technology

Welltok, which designs and develops technology that applies social media and social analytics to the healthcare industry, has raised $25 million in a round of funding from Bessemer Ventures Partners. Welltok plans to raise an additional $12 million by the end of the year.

Agency & Marketing Services

Digital Agency

Digital agency 3|Share, which provides implementation for digital marketing solutions and operates as a partner in Adobe’s Business Level Plus Solutions, has been acquired by Publicis Groupe (ENXTPA:PUB). The company will operate as part of DigitasLBi. The acquisition follows the announcement of a partnership between Publicis and Adobe to develop and deliver the Publicis Groupe Always-On Platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

Broadcast Television

RTM Productions, a producer of automotive television programs, has been acquired by Raycom Media, a provider of television broadcasting and entertainment productions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. RMT will operate as a new division of Raycom.

Technology & Communications

Big data technology

Nara Logics, which maintains a web-scale recommendation engine that aggregates, analyzes, and re-indexes big data, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from .406 Ventures. The company will use the capital to focus on product development.

Cloud Computing Technology

Blue Box, which provides cloud hosting and managed application hosting for infrastructure solutions, has received $10 million in Series B funding from an undisclosed investor. The company plans on doubling its staff within the next year.

Software

Financial

H3 Financial Services, a provider of a patient financing software suite for the dental and veterinary markets, has received an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Connexus Equity Management. Additionally, Connexus will provide near term strategic advisory services for H3.

HR

MD On-Line, a provider of web-based claims submission solutions, has been acquired by Ability Networks, a provider of workflow solutions for healthcare administration. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

HR

Japan-based Shufti, which offers job listing services for projects such as data entry, taking surveys, writing reviews, and transcribing audio, has raised $5.8 million in equity crowdfunding from Nissay Capital and Minnano Wedding.  The company plans to use the funds to grow their team and focus on development and management.

Information & Business Services

Staffing

Australia-based Neumann, an executive search and leadership consulting firm, has been acquired by CTPartners Executive Search (NYSE MKT:CTP). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is consistent with CTPartners’ strategy to expand internationally.

Staffing, Legal Software

eTera Consulting, which provides data and technology management, has acquired Discovery Services, a provider of managed review and legal staffing solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 10/14/15

October 15, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

Mobile Content/Apps

Ireland-based Drop, which provides an interactive mobile platform for recipe guidance and sharing, has raised $2 million in a round led by Frontline Ventures and Innovation Works with participation from PCH, VegasTechFund, and WI Harper Group. The company plans on using the funds to build out its customer support, community, and engineering teams while increasing its marketing activities.

Mobile Content/Apps, Social Content/apps

Japan-based Papelook, developer of a mobile photo app that allows users to create their own scrapbooks, has raised $1.1 million in a round led by Jafco Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to strengthen sales.

Niche Content

Ozy Media, which operates an online news site focused on “the change generation” audience, has raised $20 million in a round of funding from Germany-based publisher Axel Springer. The company plans to use the capital to differentiate itself from its main competitors, mainly Buzzfeed, Business Insider, and the Huffington Post.

Digital Advertising

Digital Video

South Korea-based DramaFever, a television and movie streaming service, has been acquired by SoftBank. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. DramaFever had recently raised over $12 million in funding from SoftBank Ventures Korea.

Mobile Marketing

UK-based TextLocal, a provider of mobile marketing messaging services, has been acquired by UK-based IMImobile, a developer of mobile engagement software to mobile operators, for $16.6 million. TextLocal’s mobile messaging platform will be integrated into IMImobile’s infrastructure.

Marketing Technology

Analtyics & Targeting

Indicative, which provides a cloud-based, self-service analytics platform tools that improve acquisition, conversion, and retention through insights, has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Acadian Woods Partners and Bertlesmann Digital Media Investments.

Analtycis & Targeting

Loopd, which provides an analytics platform to marketing executives, has raised $1 million in funding from private investors.

BI Tools

Footmarks, which provides business intelligence solutions to enterprises, has raised $1.9 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company intends to use the new capital to accelerate platform functionality and scalability, hire new talent, and drive sales and business development.

CRM

Accela, a provider of civic engagement solutions for government and Portfolio Company of Bregal Sagemount, has acquired Government Outreach, a provider of citizen relationship. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

CRM

Playmaker CRM, which develops customer relationship management software and solutions, has received an undisclosed growth equity investment from Mainsail Partners. The new capital will be used to accelerate product development, hire talent, and to scale marketing and sales.

Commerce mangement

Cratejoy, which provides a platform that companies can use to start their own eCommerce subscription service, has raised $4 million in Series A funding in around led by Charles River Ventures.  The company had previously raised $2.2 million from ACE Ventures Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Capital Factory, Maverick Capital, Start Fund, SV Angel, and Y Combinator.

Email/Messaging Software

CQoutient, a provider of email marketing solutions for retailers, has been acquired by Demandware (NYSE:DWRE), a provider of digital commerce solutions.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sem/seo Tools

Boostability, which provides a proprietary management software platform, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a round led by H.I.G. Growth Partners. The new capital will be used to accelerate international growth and expand service offerings.

Agency & Marketing Services

Digital Agency

Baked & Branded, a company providing branding, design, and development, has been acquired by StringCan Interactive, a provider of strategic marketing and branding services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Agency

Canada-based Industrial Quality Mangement, a digital marketing firm focused on serving the industrial services sector, has been acquired by Relevention Marketing, a provider of marketing and project management consulting. The acquisition strengthens Relevention’s online strategic planning capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

B-to-b Media

UK-based Revo Media Partners, owner of trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space, has been acquired by PennWell Corporation, a diversified media and information company. The acquisition will enable Revo to expand the growth of its Lux brand and events. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

Big data technology

Map-D, which provides a big data analytics platform, has raised $1.5 million is a round of funding led by Google Ventures and Nvidia. The company intends to use the new capital for product development and to release the platform later this year.

Cloud Computing Technology

2nd Watch, a company that enables enterprises to migrate existing and new IT applications and processes to secure public clouds, has raised $10 million in Series C funding from Top Tier Capital Partners with participation from return backers Madrona Venture Group and Colombia Capital. The company will use the capital to continue growth.

Cloud Computing Technology

EMC Corp (NASDAQ: EMC), has acquired cloud computing consulting company Cloudscaling, which provides strategy, execution, and support services for building public, community, and private clouds to telecom operators. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cloudscaling had recently raised $14 million in funding from Trinity Ventures, Juniper Netowrks, and Seagate.

Financial Technology

Germany-based OrderBird, which develops mobile point of sale system for the hospitality sector, has raised $10 million in Series B funding from ConCardis and other private investors. The company will use the new capital to increase its product portfolio and advance its international expansion.

Software

Credit/Risk

NAVEX, which provides ethics and compliance solutions for the workplace culture, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. The acquisition will accelerate investments in governance, risk, and compliance solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Australia-based Leadtec, a provider of cloud-based supply chain solutions, has been acquired by SPS Commerce (NASDAQ:SPSC) for a purchase price of $14.9 million. The acquisition will enable further Leadtec expansion efforts.

HR

Checkr, which provides a platform to expedite background checking services, has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Accel Partners with participation from Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective and Google Ventures.

Security

Risk I/O, which provides cyber security solutions, has raised $10.5 million in Series A in around led by Costanoa Venture Capital with participation from return backers USVP, Tugboat Ventures, and Hyde Park Angels. The company will use the capital to look at possible short to mid-term acquisition.

Software Development Tools

Loggly, which provides a cloud-based application intelligence solution that enables deployment and testing of the applications created by application developers, has raised $15 million is Series C funding led by Harmony Partners  with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners, Trinity Ventures, Cisco, Data Collective, and  True Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital for continued acceleration and development of new capabilities and partnerships.

Software platform

iModules, a provider of constituent engagement management solutions for educational institutions, has been acquired by Leeds Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on the education, training, and informational services industries. iModules’ management team will remain in place. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Information & Business SErvices

Training

Fullbridge, which provides a business education platform for graduating students, has raised $5.5 million in a round led by GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GSVC). The new capital will help the company fuel the expansion of educational programs for college students and graduates.


Daily Deal Activity 10/13/14

October 14, 2014

Noteworthy:

NetScout Systems (Nasdaq:NTCT), which delivers visibility into end-to-end performance of network applications, services, and users, has merged with the communications unit of Danaher (Nasdaq:DHR) in a $2.6 billion deal. Danaher shareholders will acquire 60 percent of NetScout’s outstanding shares.

TRANZACT, a provider of end-to-end online and offline customer acquisition solutions to the insurance sector, has sold a majority stake to White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE: WTM), representing an enterprise value of approximately $280 million.  (Petsky Prunier-led Transaction)

Marketing Technology

Analyitcs & Targeting

Israel-based C-B4, a provider of pattern-based predictive-analytics solutions, has raised $6 million in funding from Sequoia Capital. The capital will be used to expand operations and to recruit a sales team.

BI tools

VoloMetrix, a provider of enterprise analytic applications, has raised $12 million in series B funding led by Split Rock Partners with participation from Shasta Ventures. The company will use the new capital to develop its analytic services.

Commerce Management

Germany-based Inventorum, which enables small retailers to manage their offline and online businesses by supporting daily processes such as point of sale and inventory management, has raised $5.1 million in Series A funding from Vogel Ventures and High-Tech Gruenderfonds. The new capital will help the company expand its marketing team and focus on product development.

CRm, Analytics & Targeting

Gainsight, a provider of customer success management solutions, has raised $25 million in Series C funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners and Lightspeed Ventures Partners. The company will use the funds to expand R&D and to develop new customer lifecycles in recurring revenue businesses.

Email/messaging Software

Voxa, provider of an email management platform, has raised $1.5 million in funding from Ethos Capital Partners and PGi. Voxa plans to add more automation, build out the company’s natural language engine, and increase enterprise scalability.

Media Management system

UK based Simplestream, which provides a media management system with integrated players, analytics, advertising, customer management, entitlement management, and payment processing, has raised an undisclosed amount in a round led by Beringea. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the expansion of its TVPlayer and add more channel packs and multi-channel catch-up functionality.

Digital Media/Commerce

Classifieds/Auctions/P-to-P

India-based Cartrade.com, an online automobile information source and marketplace, has raised $30.2 million in a round led by Warburg Pincus, Canaan Partners, and Tiger Global Management.

Ecommerce

UK-based Maplin Electronics, a retailer of consumer electronics, has raised $6.3 million in a round of funding led by Rutland Partners with participation from Beringea.  This is the first round of funding Maplin has received since being acquired by Rutland Partners.

Ecommerce

Brazil-based Subdelivery, an online delivery service that holds an exclusive contract with Subway, has been acquired by Germany-based Delivery Hero, in an effort to expand into the Latin American market. Delivery Hero has made three acquisitions prior to Subdelivery already this year.

Social Media/Apps

Russia-based Doctor At Work, which provides a Russian speaking social network for doctors, has raised $2.8 million in a round led by Guard Capital.

Social Media/Apps

Speakr (formerly twtMob), which provides a service that connects net influencers with brand endorsements through social media, has raised $2.9 million in a round led by Toba Capital with participation from Allegro Venture Partners and other private investors. The company plans to invest in analytic and predictive tools.

digital advertising

Local Search

China-based GuaHao.com, which operates an online platform for hospital appointment registration, has received $100 million in a round of funding from Tencent. GuaHao will incorporate Tencent’s Wechat and QQ instant messaging app into its online healthcare services.

Vertical search

UK-based Wahanda, provider of a hair and beauty marketplace, has raised $26 million in funding from RGIP, Fidelity Growth Partners, and Lepe Partners. The company has also acquired Germany-based Salonmeister, a hair and beauty booking platform operation, for an undisclosed sum.

Technology & Communications

Financial Technology

Estify, which provides solutions for collision shops dealing with insurer estimates, has raised $1.5 million in funding from Romulus Capital and ff Venture Capital.

cloud computing technology

Numecent Holdings, a developer of native apps from the cloud through virtualization, has acquired Approxy, a provider of a cloud managed gaming infrastructure platform for game developers, publishers, and aggregators. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Numecent shareholders include Endeavor Ventures and T-Venture Holding.

Software

Application management

Dialogic (OTCPK:DLGC), a provider of a communications platform and technology that enables developers and service providers to build and deploy applications, has been acquired by Novacap TMT for $35.3 million.

Healthcare Providers

Alphaeon, a provider of lifestyle healthcare services, has acquired TouchMD, which develops an interactive patient consultation platform, for $22 million. Alphaeon will take over all operations, sales, marketing, and promotion of TouchMD.

Information & Business Services

Logistics, erp software

Neovia Logistics, a provider of warehouse management and logistics services, has been acquired by Goldman Sachs Group’s private equity affiliate and Rhone Capital, from Platinum Equity and Caterpillar. Platinum holds a 65 percent stake with Caterpillar owning the remaining 35 percent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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