Daily Deal Activity 07/16/14

July 17, 2014

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Boomerang Commerce, which offers an analytics platform to eCommerce retailers for comprehensive analysis and insights on competition and profitability, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding led by Madrona Venture Group and Trinity Ventures.

analytics & targeting

Web analytics company FullStory has raised $1.2 million in funding from Google Ventures with participation from individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to expand its sales and support staff.

commerce management

Finland-based Nosto Solutions, which develops eCommerce marketing software, has raised $5.5 million in funding led by Wellington Partners with participation from Open Ocean Capital, Sanoma Ventures, and Tekes. The company plans on using the new capital for global expansion.

content management

Issuu, which provides a digital publishing and content discovery platform, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by KDDI and Sunstone Capital. The company, which has now raised $21.5 million in funding, plans on using the new capital to continue to expand its global base of publishers.

mobile technology

Mobile technology developer MoboTap has sold a majority stake for $91 million to China-based Changyou.com, which develops and operates online games. In addition, Changyou will provide $30 million in funding to MoboTap by purchasing a zero-coupon convertible bond due in five years.

social technology

UK-based Conversocial, which provides a social media management platform, has raised $5 million in Series A-2 funding led by Octupus Investments with participation from DFJ Esprit and individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to expand nationally and increase its capabilities in data science and system integration.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online marketplace for video footage and stock media Pond5, has raised $61 million in Series A funding co-led by Stripes Group and Accel Partners. The new capital will be used to fuel global growth, hire team members, and further product development.

Agency & Marketing Services

Healthcare Agency

Healthcare advertising agency MC/K CP was acquired by Connelly Partners, which operates an advertising, media, and search agency. Terms were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

Business-to-business media

Summit Professional Networks, which operates a  b-to-b media and information company serving the insurance, financial services and legal communities, has sold The Investing in African Mining Indaba annual professional conference to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE: ERM), an international publishing, events, and information company focused primarily on the financial markets.  Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

cloud storage

InMage Systems, which provides backup, disaster recovery, and cloud software solutions for enterprises, was acquired by Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT). The acquisition adds storage-focused value to the Microsoft Azure public cloud, which InMage will be integrated into.  Terms were not disclosed.

financial technology

Elliptic Enterprises, which provides a suite of services to acquire, use, and store bitcoin, has raised $2 million in funding led by Octopus Investments with participation from unnamed angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to further product development and customer acquisition.

networking equipment

IIX, which provides direct interconnection solutions, has raised $10.4 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates. IIX offers a software and interconnection platform for enterprises, content providers, cloud providers, and other network operators to enhance the performance of their applications and services.

Software

collaboration

Data3Sixty, which provides data collaboration software, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Breton Capital Management.

collaboration

ClusterFlunk, which provides a web-based platform that allows students to share information and collaborate in study groups, has raised $1 million from Lightbank.

erp

UK-based Atlas Products, which provides electronic invoicing solutions to eCommerce companies, was acquired by supply chain management software provider HighJump Software. The acquisition expands HighJump Software’s global trading network in Europe. Terms were not disclosed.

erp

Motionsoft, which provides member management software and billing solutions, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Route 66 Ventures and Edison Partners. The company will use the new capital to expand sales and marketing.

healthcare

Valant Medical Solutions, which provides cloud-based electronic health records and e-billing software, has raised $11 million in funding led by private investors. The company will use the new capital to broaden its solutions and double its development staff.

software development tools

27M group, which provides a unified software development platform for interactive TV, was acquired by Zenterio , which offers an independent operating system platform. Terms were not disclosed.

software development tools

Israel-based JFrog, which provides software development solutions, has raised $7 million in funding at a valuation of more than $50 million. The funding came from VMWare and Gemini Ventures. The new capital will be used to release new software solutions and expand globally.

other

Twenty-First Century Fox (Nasdaq:FOXA) had approached Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) to merge the two companies in a deal valued at $80 billion, but the offer was rebuffed.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly in talks to acquire Israel-based cybersecurity startup Aorato, which develops a directory services application firewall. The deal could be valued at around $200 million. Aorato has raised $10 million in funding from Accel Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Gilot Capital Partners, and individual investors.


Daily Deal Activity 07/16/14

July 16, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Germany-based Fontshop, which offers a platform for consumers to purchase typefaces, was acquired for $13 million by Monotype Imaging Holdings (NASDAQ: TYPE), which offers typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices.

ecommerce

Singapore-based RedMart, a grocery delivery service, has raised $23 million in Series B funding led by SoftBank Ventures and Visionnaire Ventures. Redmart plans on using the new capital to boost its growth in Singapore.

gaming

DraftStreet (dba Left Tackle), which operates an online fantasy sports company, was acquired by DraftKings, which provides an online sports gaming platform. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition combines the two largest U.S.-based daily fantasy sports providers, and expands DraftKings’ customer base by more than 50 percent. Terms were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

MobileX Labs, which provides an app creation platform, has raised $1.5 million in funding from individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to expand operations.

mobile content/apps, social media/apps

Secret, which develops an application that allows users to post messages to iPhone contacts anonymously, has raised $25 million in Series B funding co-led by Index Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Secret has raised more than $36 million to date and will use the new capital to add new features and boost growth and user engagement. The second round of funding gives the company a market value of $100 million.

niche content

Say Media, which operates an online video platform and advertising network, has sold its online pet networks and information sites Dogster and Catster to I-5 Publishing, which publishes multi-platform content for special interest communities and brands. Terms were not disclosed.

niche content

Technology news website VentureBeat has raised $2.6 million from Crosslink, with participation from WaldenVC, Formation8, KDDI, and Icon Venture Partners. The company plans on using the new capital for its new research division VB Insight.

social media/apps

Match Group, a unit of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI), has acquired online dating and advice company HowAboutWe. HowAboutWe raised more than $18 million in VC funding from such firms as Founder Collective, ff Venture Capital, Khosla Ventures, MHS Capital, NYC Seed, and RRE Ventures. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

ad serving

NeonLabs, a company that has developed technologies that influence people to click on thumbnails of videos, has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding led by Mohr Davidow Ventures with participation from True Ventures. The new money will be used to expand the company and the product.

digital video

Otter Media, the newly named online-video joint venture of AT&T and Chernin Group, has acquired how-to crafting video site Creativebug from Demand Media for $10 million. Otter Media’s existing portfolio of video services platforms includes its majority stake in Crunchyroll, a subscription and ad-supported video service for Japanese anime and Asian content.

digital promotion/coupon

Discount Coupons (OTCPK:DCOU) has acquired Half Price San Diego, which provides a daily deal site tailored to local businesses in San Diego. The acquisition marks Discount Coupons third daily deals website acquisition in 2014. Terms were not disclosed.

local search

Denmark-based Autobutler, which operates an online platform for car repairs, has raised $7.9 million in funding led by Index Ventures with participation from Dawn Capital and Creandum. The company plans on using the new money to expand across Europe.

vertical search

BetterDoctor, which provides a mobile doctor search service, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from SoftTechVC and Lifeline Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to expand its team and platform.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting, mobile technology

Amplitude, which provides a mobile analytics platform for app developers, has raised $2 million in seed funding from Quest Partners, Data Collective, Merus Capital, and angel investors.

analytics & targeting

Freshplum, which develops revenue analytics solutions for eCommerce companies, was acquired by TellApart, which offers an online marketing application for eCommerce retailers. Freshplum previously raised $2.5 million in funding from NEA, SV Angel, Google Ventures, and Greylock Partners. Terms were not disclosed.

analytics & targeting

Lexalytics, which provides text and sentiment analysis software for social media monitoring, has acquired Semantria, which offers a cloud-based text analytics excel add-in and API service. The acquisition allows Lexalytics to make text analytics accessible to smaller companies. Terms were not disclosed.

content management

Demand Media (NYSE:DMD) has sold Canada-based CoveritLive.com, which operates a live event publishing platform that features social television, live blogging, news, and chat events, to content management company ScribbleLive. With the acquisition ScribbleLive and CoveritLive will operate as separately branded solutions and eventually merge the two products into one incorporated live content platform. Terms were not disclosed.

social technology, analytics & targeting

Social analytics company Netbase has raised $15.2 million in funding from Thomwest Ventures, Altos Ventures, WestSummit Capital, and SAIF Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate its go-to-market initiatives.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

UK-based digital agency The River Group, which provides content strategy, CRM, and content marketing, was acquired by Sun European Partners. The acquisition enables a new partnership in the magazine and content sector with The Polestar Group, which Sun European Partners acquired in 2011. The companies will remain independent but will work closely together on specific retail and brand projects. Terms were not disclosed.

digital agency

Mobile software solutions provider Qliktag has acquired Buzzfactory Interactive, which operates as a social media and digital agency. Terms were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Entertainment company Blue Star Media was acquired by private equity firm AUA Private Equity Partners. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

big data technology

Captricity, which offers a service for digitizing paper documents and big data technology, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Atlas Ventures with participation from Social+Capital. Captricity has raised nearly $17 million to date and plans on using the new capital to back product development and hire additional employees.

cloud storage

Mezeo, which provides software solutions for cloud storage and unstructured data management for enterprises, was acquired by Zimbra, which develops open source email and collaboration software. The acquisition of Zimbra enables Mezeo to expand its unified collaboration suite. Terms were not disclosed.

Software

data management

Compliance software provider epcSolutions has sold its data aggregator software and related technology assets to Qliktag, which provides mobile software solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

financial software

Stock plan software company Equity Administration Solutions has acquired Option Admin, which provides software and services for corporate equity management. The acquisition expands Equity Administration Solutions’ outsourcing and consulting capabilities. Terms were not disclosed.

infrastructure software

PowerCloud Systems, a provider of networking-as-a-service software that monitors broadband usage, was acquired by Comcast (Nasdaq:CMCS.A). The transaction was mainly an acquihire and is reportedly under $50 million. The acquisition will enable Comcast to sell more broadband services. Terms were not disclosed.

software development tools

7D Interactive, which provides web and software development solutions, was acquired by digital marketing agency WebMechanix. Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

credit/risk management

Bay Dynamics, which provides information risk intelligence, has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Comcast Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital for innovation, as well as enhancements to its solutions.

legal

NetDocuments, which provides document and email management services for law firms, has raised $25 million in funding led by Frontier Capital. The company will use the new capital to increase growth across the legal market.

printing services

Direct mail printing company Lehigh Direct was acquired by SG360, which operates a printing company with printing processes for advertising and other marketing operations. Terms were not disclosed.

staffing

Actium Consulting, which provides an information technology staffing and consulting firm, was acquired by Peoplelink, which provides staffing solutions for employers and job seekers. Terms were not disclosed.

training

American Trainco, which provides training services for maintenance personnel working in the  industrial industry, was acquired by Telemedia, which provides workforce technical skill development services. The acquisition of American Trainco complements Telemedia’s TPC Training Systems, Schoolcraft Publishing, and IntelliScematic divisions. Terms were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 07/14/14

July 15, 2014

Marketing Technology

content management

Rocketrip, which owns and operates a travel management platform to help travelers book trips online, has raised $3 million in Series A-1 funding led by Canaan Partners and Genacast with participation from CrunchFund and individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate product development and sales efforts.

mobile technology

OnMobile Global (BSE:532944) has sold its wholly owned subsidiary Voxmobili, which provides social address book solutions, for $26 million to Synchronoss Technologies (NasdaqGS:SNCR), which offers cloud and software-based connectivity management solutions.

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

BarkBox, a provider of an online subscription service for monthly packages of dog treats and toys, has raised $15 million in Series B funding from Resolute VC, RRE Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Vast Ventures, Box Group, Slow Ventures, Daher Capital, and CAA Ventures.

ecommerce

Mexico-based eCommerce company Linio, which operates an online platform similar to Amazon, has raised $78.9 million in funding led by Northgate Capital and Access Industries. The company plans on using the new capital to grow in its current markets and expand its presence into other countries in Latin America.

social media/apps

Newsle, which operates an online web application that tracks people in the news, was acquired by online professional network LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD). The acquisition enables LinkedIn to expand its services beyond just a digital resume platform. Newsle had raised nearly $2 million in funding from Advance Publications, Maveron, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Transmedia Capital, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel, and private investors.

social media/apps

Rap Genius, which operates an online community where users can discover the meaning of various rap lyrics, has raised $40 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to expand their team, as well as grow operations.

Digital Advertising

vertical search, digital Agency

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has acquired a 49 percent stake in Ringier Digital’s subsidiaries Switzerland-based Scout24 Schweiz and Omnimedia. Scout24 is an online auto marketplace, while Omnimedia operates as a digital marketing group. Terms were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Full-service digital agency BARKER has acquired BrandWire, which operates a digital marketing agency specializing in SEM, social media management, and online reputation management. Terms were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Canada-based 9 Story Entertainment, which creates, produces, and distributes animated and live action content for young audiences, has received an undisclosed amount of equity funding from ZM Capital and ZelnickMedia.

entertainment media

China-based Bona Film Group (Nasdaq:BONA), which operates a film distribution company, has acquired 21st Century Fox’s 20 percent interest in Bona for $71.4 million.

Technology & Communications

financial technology

Mexico-based Senor Pago, which provides a mobile point of sale service, has raised $1 million in seed funding led by individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to expand operations.

Software

erp

Silver Lake Partners and Silver Kraftwerk have acquired Quorum Business Solutions, which provides software and consulting solutions for the oil, gas, and renewable resources industry, from The Carlyle Group and Riverstone Holdings.

infrastructure

Sensor Platforms, which develops software and algorithms that interpret sensor data to enable context awareness on smartphones and wearables, was acquired for $41 million by Audience (Nasdaq:ADNC), which provides voice and audio solutions for mobile devices. Sensor Platforms had previously received funding from North Bay Angels, ArrowPath Venture Partners, and Newbury Ventures.

Information & Business Services

geo-demo consulting

Trimble Navigation (Nasdaq:TRMB) has acquired The Omega Group, which develops geo-spatial intelligence solutions. The acquisition adds an enterprise “Geographic Information System” to Trimble’s portfolio of traffic, crash reporting, and crash/crime scene reconstruction solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare information

UK-based PhlexGlobal, which provides document management solutions to the clinical research market, was acquired for $71.8 million by Bridgepoint Development Capital from Inflexion Private Equity Partners. As of December 31, 2013, Phlexglobal reported revenue and EBITDA of $25.4 million and $7.5 million respectively.

other

York Risk Services Group, which provides a full range of claims administration and risk management services, has received a bid from Onex Partners for more than $1.3 billion. The seller in the process would be ABRY Partners.


Daily Deal Activity 07/11/14

July 14, 2014

Marketing Technology

crm

RelateIQ, which provides customer relationship management software solutions, was acquired by Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) for approximately $350 million.  RelateIQ has raised more than $60 million in VC funding from Battery Ventures, Accel Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Felicis Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, News Corp., Stage One Capital, and Formation 8.

Digital Media/Commerce

classified/auction/p-to-p

UK-based Perfect Channel, which provides a cloud-based enterprise auction platform, has raised $3.4 million in funding led by Beringea. The company plans on using the new capital to build its senior management team, as well as launch in the U.S. and expand its development team.

ecommerce

Germany-based Book a Tiger, which offers an online portal for booking professional cleaners, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from DN Capital.

ecommerce

Reserve, which provides a restaurant reservation platform, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Google Ventures.

mobile contnent/apps

Cover, which provides a mobile application for facilitating the process of consumers paying their check at the end of a meal, has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding led by Spark Capital. The new round follows $1.5 million in seed funding that Cover had raised last spring.  The company will use the new investment to expand its team, as well as work on restaurant and user acquisition.

mobile contnent/apps

Landscape Mobile, a developer of an image-centered productivity mobile app, has raised $1.9 million at a valuation of around $10 million. The round of funding was led by IDG Capital.

mobile contnent/apps

Armenia-based InLight, which provides a mobile application development platform, was acquired by Science Media, which creates, scales, and acquires digital businesses. The acquisition expands Science’s mobile development team. Terms were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Bop FM, which operates a music platform that allows users to play and share songs, has raised $2 million in funding led by Charles River Ventures with participation from SV Angel, Y Combinator, and FundersClub. The company plans on using the new capital to hire developers, as well as expand its business development efforts.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Yahoo (Nasdaq:YHOO) has acquired RayV, which offers an online video streaming platform. Previously, RayV had raised more than $40 million in capital from Accel Partners, Argoquest Holdings, Accrue Sports and Entertainment Ventures, Silicon Dragon Ventures, and Metamorphic Ventures.

vertical search

Australia-based AllHomes, which owns and operates a real estate advertising website, was acquired for $47 million by multi-platform media company FairFax Media (ASX:FXJ).

Agency & Marketing Services

experiential Marketing

South Africa-based experiential marketing agency Experiential Marketing Proprietary was acquired by Kenya-based Scangroup (NASE:SCAN.O), which operates as an integrated marketing communication services company. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

Video communications, communications software

Vidyo, which develops high definition video conferencing and communications software solutions, has raised $20 million in VC funding led by Menlo Ventures, Rho Ventures, Sevin Rosen Funds, QuestMark Partners, Saints Capital, Four Rivers Group, ORR Ventures, Triangle Peak Partners, and Juniper Networks. The company plans on using the new capital for sales and market development to broaden the adoption of its platform.

Software

collaboration software, video communications

WeSpeke, which provides a collaborative platform for language learning, has raised $3 million in Series B funding. The company plans on using the funding to hire more employees, expand its global footprint, and offer new features to enhance its online language learning platform.

engineering

SIMPACK, which provides software solutions that enable engineers to generate virtual 3D models, was acquired by France-based Dassault Systemes (ENXTPA:DSY), which also provides three dimensional software applications and services. Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Australia-based Warrior Technology, which provides software development, program management, systems integration, and information assurance, was acquired by Liberty IT Solutions. Terms were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 07/10/14

July 11, 2014

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Italy-based digital media monitoring and analysis company Mimesi has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Digital Magic. Along with the investment Digital Magic acquired a 10 percent stake in Mimesi.

crm

Spain-based Scytl, which provides online voting solutions, has raised $20 million in funding led by SAP Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to increase its R&D efforts and strategic growth.

mobile technology

Button, which is a mobile technology company that offers an acquisition and engagement toolset for on-demand companies to acquire customers, has raised $2.3 million in funding led by Atlas Venture, with participation from DCM, Greycroft Partners, Mesa+,and VaynerRSE.

Digital Media/Commerce

gaming

Italy-based gaming startup GamePix has raised an additional angel funding round. The company intends on using the new capital to expand operations and partnerships.

mobile content/apps, ecommerce

China-based HotelQuickly, which provides a hotel booking app, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding led by GREE with participation from individual investors. The company previously raised $1.2 million in seed funding.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Publicis Groupe (ENXTPA:PUB) has acquired South Africa-based Prima Integrated Marketing (Prima), which operates as a  digital agency.  Publicis Groupe has also acquired Mexico-based digital agency Lead2Action, to be integrated into Publicis Mexico. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

cloud storage

Avere Systems, which provides enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, has raised an additional $20 million in Series D funding led by Western Digital Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, and Tenaya Capital. The company, which has now raised $72 million in funding, plans on using the new capital to accelerate sales, marketing, and continued development of its solutions.

Software

healthcare

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) has acquired UK-based Oasis Medical Solutions, which provides Patient Administration System (PAS) and health informatics solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

healthcare

Healthcare data company Healthcare Interactive has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Grotech Ventures and Harbert Venture Partners.

healthcare

Syapse, which provides companies and laboratories with a suite of end-to-end cloud-based applications allowing them to deploy sequencing-based diagnostics tests, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) with participation from The Social + Capital. The company, which has now raised $14.5 million in funding, plans on using the new capital to expand sales, marketing, and client services, as well as to further accelerate product development.

erp

Erecruit, which provides staffing firm management solutions, has raised $25 million in minority funding from North Bridge Growth Equity. The new capital will be used to further accelerate the business by adding to the company’s team and to invest in product innovation.

financial, credit/risk

UK-based Oval Financial Services, which is a provider of insurance brokerage and financial services, has sold its “SSAS Business” to Talbot and Muir. Terms were not disclosed.

security software

Malwarebytes Corporation, which provides anti-malware software solutions to consumers, small businesses, and enterprises, has raised $30 million in Series A funding led by Highland Capital Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to accelerate the global expansion of its security technologies.

software development tools

India-based iThink InfoTech, which provides custom software development for web and mobile platforms, was acquired by digital agency Gozoop. Post-acquisition, iThink will continue to run as a separate entity and will become the technology arm of Gozoop. Terms were not disclosed.

Information & Business Services

credit/risk management

Australia-based SAI Global (ASX:SAI), which operates as a risk management research and consulting firm, has received a bid from KKR and Pacific Equity Partners. Pacific Equity Partners had made a $1 billion non-binding offer for SAI back in May. Terms were not disclosed.

credit/risk management, training

Security Innovation, which provides software security assessment and training, has acquired Safelight, a firm that specializes in information security and developer training. The acquisition strengthens Security Innovation’s footprint in the application security training market, and expands the company’s ability to provide comprehensive training solutions to Information Security and IT Risk organizations. Terms were not disclosed.

hr information

UK -and Spain-based recruitment startup Jobandtalent, which uses linguistic analysis to alert candidates to jobs they might otherwise have missed, has raised $14 million in Series A funding led by Qualitas Equity Partners, Kibo Ventures, FJME Ventures, and angel investors. The company plans on using the new capital to further grow within Europe and Latin America, as well as expand into the U.S. market.


Daily Deal Activity 07/09/14

July 10, 2014

Marketing Technology

Commerce management, content management

PowerReviews, a provider of customer review technology for retailer and eCommerce sites, has raised $35 million in Series B funding led by ABS Capital Partners.

content management

Clear Content Marketing, which provides content marketing, was acquired by Skyword, which also offers content marketing and services. Terms were not disclosed.

mobile technology, commerce management

Mobile commerce company Spring has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Thrive Capital, Groupe Arnault, and Box Group.

Search & discovery

India-based What’s-ON, which operates as a television search, was acquired for $27 million by Tribune Digital Ventures.

social technology

AddShoppers, which provides a social marketing and analytics platform for eCommerce companies, has acquired Sociaby, a provider of a platform for social sharing and customer rewards. Terms were not disclosed.

website creation/hosting

Webydo, which provides a cloud-based website creation platform, raised $7 million in funding led by OurCrowd and Magna Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to continue developing new features.

Digital Media/Commerce

social media/apps

Wayin, which owns and operates social networking applications, has raised $13.1 million in Series C funding from U.S. Venture Partners and  individual investors. The company, which has now raised $33.1 million in funding, plans on using the new capital to expand its reach to TV networks, brands, agencies, and publishers globally.

Digital Advertising

local search

Canada-based Busbud, which is a company offering a local search website for intercity bus travel, has raised $9 million in Series A funding co-led by Omers Ventures and Revolution Ventures, with participation from iNovia Capital and Real Ventures. The company had previously raised $1 million in seed funding.

Technology & Communications

cloud computing technology

RackWare, a provider of cloud management software solutions for enterprises, has raised $2.3 million in funding led by Kickstart Seed Fund and Osage Venture Partners. The company, which has now raised more than $7 million in funding to date, plans on using the new capital to develop its product, increase sales and marketing operations, and expand its presence into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

cloud computing technology

UK-based Zynstra, which provides cloud managed server appliances for small and medium sized businesses, has raised $8.4 million in Series B funding led by Octopus Investments and individual investors. The company, which has raised over $12.5 million in funding to date, intends on using the funds to develop its channel, further invest in product innovation, and support entry into the North American market.

virtualization technology, Cloud Computing technology

mNectar, a developer of  virtualization technology and a cloud delivery platform, has raised $7 million in Series A funding led  by New Enterprise Associates. The company plans on using the new capital to expand its leadership, engineering and business teams.

Software

Credit/risk

Credit Benchmark, which provides credit risk data and analytics, has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures. The company plans on using the new capital to expand its presence in the U.S.

erp

ATS Automation Tooling Systems (TSX:ATA) has acquired Germany-based M+W Process Automation and ProFocus, which are providers of automation services and solutions focused on performance monitoring and measurement of production processes, for approximately $338.4 million.

erp

Social Solutions, which provides performance management and nonprofit software solutions for human social services organizations, was acquired by Vista Equity Partners. Terms were not disclosed.

financial

Duetto Research, a provider of cloud-based revenue management solutions for the hospitality industry, has raised $21 million in funding led by Accel Partners, with participation from Battery Ventures, Altimeter Capital, Leland Pillsbury, and individual investors. The company plans on using the new capital to extend its global reach.

financial

RTS Realtime Systems, which provides market connectivity and trading tools to the financial services industry, was acquired by Bloomberg. The acquisition will broaden Bloomberg’s exchange connectivity through RTS’s existing global network of data centers. Terms were not disclosed.

hr

BirdDog, which provides recruitment and applicant tracking solutions, has raised $4 million in Series A funding led by Next Level Ventures with participation from Bridgepoint Investment Partners.  The company plans on using the new capital to expand its SaaS product offering and grow its customer base.

infrastructure

Israel-based Neebula, which develops business service management (BSM) tools to manage virtual environments and IT clouds, was acquired for $100 million by ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW), which provides cloud-based services to automate enterprise IT operations. This addition will become an integral part of the ServiceNow IT Operations Management portfolio.

Information & Business Services

communications software

Crowd Connex, which provides secure online video conferencing services, was acquired by Halberd Corporation (OTCPK:HALB), which  manufactures and sells aerospace technologies. Terms were not disclosed.

contact center

UK-based NewVoiceMedia, which provides cloud-based contact center vendor, has raised $50 million in Series E funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with participation from Highland Capital Partners Europe, Eden ventures, Notion Capital, and Salesforce.com. The company, which has now raised $105 million in funding, will use the new capital to accelerate international expansion, further develop its cloud solutions, and strengthen its infrastructure.

financial consulting

Green Street Advisors, which offers research, trading, and consulting services, was acquired by private equity firm Golden Gate Capital. Terms were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 07/08/14

July 9, 2014

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting, Big Data Technology

RetailNext, a provider of applied big data solutions for brick-and-mortar retail, has raised $30 million in funding led by Nokia Growth Partners, with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Tyco, American Express, Activant Capital Group, August Capital, StarVest Partners, and Commerce Ventures. The company, which has now raised $59 million in funding to date, plans on using the new capital for global expansion of its operations, as well as investment research and development.

content management

Content management platform Soletron was acquired by Karmaloop, which is online retailer of street wear. Terms were not disclosed.

sem/seo tools

WordStream, which offers search engine marketing software, has raised $12 million in funding led by Baird Capital and Sigma Partners, as well as an additional $3 million in venture debt provided by City National Bank. The company, which has now raised $25 million in total funding, will use the new capital to further invest in its search marketing software.

teleservices/eservices

Blackboard has acquired Perceptis, which provides a help desk and student support services. Through the acquisition, Blackboard extends its capabilities to provide integrated services. Terms were not disclosed.

digital media/commerce

gaming

Curse, which is a provider of gaming services, has raised $16 million in Series B funding led by GGV Capital. The company also secured $6 million in venture debt from Multiplier Capital.

social media/apps, Mobile content/apps

Sweden-based FishBrain, a developer of a mobile app and social network for sport fishing enthusiasts, has raised $2.4 million in funding led by Northzone and Active Venture Partners, with participation from GP Bullhound, Edastra Venture Capital, ALMI, and individual investors. The new round of funding will be used to accelerate product development and to further develop the company’s mobile application.

social media/apps, Mobile content/apps

Israel-based Get You, which operates a social feedback platform that enables users to discover how strangers and friends perceive them at first glance, has raised $1.1 million in funding led by RD Seed and angel investors.

Digital Advertising

digital video

UK-based Rightster, which is a video distribution and monetization startup largely backed by angel investors, has acquired Viral Spiral, which specializes in social video management, licensing, and brand engagement. The company has also acquired Base79, one of the largest YouTube partners outside North America. The company purchased Base79 for $85.6 million and Viral Spiral for $6.8 million.

mobile marketing

India-based Pokkt, which provides a mobile monetization platform, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding led by Jafco Asia, SingTel Innov8, Jungle Ventures, and individual investors. The company plans on using the new money to expand into Southeast Asia.

Agency & Marketing Services

social agency

SocialKaty, which is a social-media marketing agency, was acquired by digital agency Manifest Digital. The SocialKaty team will be integrated into Manifest Digital’s UX design, content marketing, and social media team. Terms were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

digital place-based media

JZZ Technologies (Sirius Financial Services), which provides financial services, has acquired Blow Me Away Media, which provides digital-out-of-home media. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

cloud storage

Cloudian¸ which provides hybrid cloud storage solutions, has raised $24 million in funding led by INCJ, Fidelity Growth Partners, and Intel Capital. The company intends on using the new capital to extend its global sales and marketing reach through targeted programs and market development.

cloud storage

TwinStrata, which provides cloud-based data storage and data protection solutions, was acquired by EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), which develops, delivers, and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies. The acquisition will bolster EMC’s cloud strategy. Terms were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Israel-based Applitools, which offers a cloud-based platform for visual testing of web and mobile applications, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding led by Magma Venture Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to strengthen its marketing efforts and enhance its platform.

erp

Accellos and Highjump Software have merged into a single provider of supply chain management software and trading partner network technology. The merged entity will operate under the name HighJump.  Accelos is a portfolio company of Accel-KKR, while HighJump is backed by Battery Ventures. Terms were not disclosed.

erp

Asure Software (Nasdaq:ASUR), which provides workplace management software solutions, has acquired FotoPunch, which is a cloud-based time and labor management (TLM) provider. Terms were not disclosed.

erp

Hiperos, which provides supplier performance management and lifecycle management solutions, was acquired by private equity firm Opus Global and GTCR.

healthcare software

Netherlands-based Mint Solutions, which develops a platform for medication identification technology, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Life Sciences Partners and Seventure Partners. The new capital will be used to further grow sales of MedEye.

healthcare software

Healthcare technology platform company Validic has acquired Infometers, which expands the company’s digital health ecosystem by 44 percent. Terms were not disclosed.

hr software

Silkroad, a provider of end-to-end talent management solutions, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Foundation Capital. The company plans on using the new capital to bring its cloud-based products to market.

security software

Marlin Equity Partners has acquired the arcserve data protection business of CA Technologies (Nasdaq:CA). All arcserve business activity will now be recognized by the company as discontinued operations. Terms were not disclosed.

software development tools

Spark Labs, which provides a software development platform for connected devices, has raised $4.9 million in Series A funding led by Lion Wells Capital, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SOSVentures, and Collaborative Fund.

Information & Business Services

market research

Current Analysis, a provider of market intelligence and information for telecommunications, information technology (IT), and consumer electronics industries, was acquired for $19.6 million by business information company Progressive Digital Media Group (AIM:PRO).

staffing

Accountable Healthcare Staffing, which provides healthcare staffing solutions, has acquired MedAscend, which also provides staffing solutions for healthcare providers throughout the United States. Terms were not disclosed


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