Curioos, which provides a marketplace for digital art, has raised $1.9 million in a round of funding from an undisclosed investor. The company will use the new capital for growing its team, bringing more artists onboard, and expanding its client base.
P.S. XO, an eCommerce company focused on selling invitations and party supplies, has merged with New Zealand-based Seedling, an eCommerce company focused on the “mom” demographic. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The two companies have raised $7 million in funding with the merger from UpFront Ventures and Greycroft Partners. The companies will begin integration immediately.
Bitstrips, a provider of mobile customizable comic strips has raised $8 million in Series B funding from Horizon Ventures and KPCB. The company will use the new capital for continued product development and hiring new talent.
Strava, which provides an online network that connects the global community of athletes, has raised $18.5 million in a round of funding led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Sigma West and Madrone Capital Partners. The company will use the new capital to expand its services globally.
Whistle Sports, an online video site focused on sports, has raised $7 million from BSkyB, an England-based satellite broadcaster. The investment will allow Sky to generate new content focused on younger sports fans.
analytics & Targeting
Brickstream, which provides analytic and targeting services in brick-and-mortar settings, has acquired Nomi, a provider of an in-store optimization software platform for retailers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nomi recently raised $13 million in Series A funding from Accel Partners, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners, and Forerunner. Nomi will continue to operate under its own name.
AspiviaUnison, a provider of cloud based telecommunications intelligence and management solutions, has been acquired by Adapt IT (JSE:ADI), a provider of managed IT services, for $18.3 million. The acquisition is in keeping with Adapt’s strategy of accelerating acquisitive growth, and will enable Adapt to expand its user base in the Financial Services industry.
OpenRest, a provider of online order and mobile solutions for restaurants, has been acquired by Wix.com (NASDAQ:WIX). The move supports Wix’s plans to narrow in on the online needs of industry-specific verticals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
search & Discovery
Clarify, a startup offering a platform for audio and video search and analytics, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Projector Ventures and Silverton Partners. The company will use the new capital for continued engineering on the core platform, supporting early customers, and growing in key markets.
Israel-based Valooto, a provider of a SaaS collaborative sales engagement platform, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding led by Jerusalem Venture Partners Media Labs. The company will use the capital for hiring new talent and growing its sales and marketing teams.
Stackla, a provider of a social content aggregation and publishing platform, as raised $2 million in a round of funding led by rampersand. The new capital will be used to grow its team both domestically and internationally.
Agency & Marketing Services
Foundry 9, a digital marketing agency, has been acquired by LiquidHub, a provider of systems integrations and technology consultancy services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Foundry 9 will operate under the name “Foundry 9, a LiquidHub Company.” The acquisition will expand LiquidHub’s digital marketing services and customer engagement capabilities.
Cardlytics, a provider of card-linked marketing services, has raised $70 million in Series F funding led by Discovery Capital with participation from Groupe Aeroplan, Canaan Partners, ITC Holdings, Kinetic Ventures, Polaris Partners, and TTV Capital. The company will use the new capital for continued expansion in its tech capabilities.
Technology & Communications
UK-based KILTR, a provider of professional social networking services, has raised $3.2 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors.
data center technology
GreenQloud, which provides virtual servers and data storage infrastructure-as-a-service solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Novator and Keel Investments. The funding brings GreenQlouds total funding to $10 million. The company will use the new capital for channeling sales growth and moving away from direct sales.
Ireland-based Eagle Alpha, a provider of financial information and data, has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new capital for product development and recruiting engineers.
Abacus Labs, which operates an online expense management platform for managers, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding from QueensBridge Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, General Catalyst Partners, and Google Ventures.
Leap Ahead Solutions, which provides a mobile workbench for buyers to calculate costs and track samples of products, has been acquired by TradeStone Software, a provider of merchandise lifecycle management solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Epidemico, a provider of cloud-based continuous monitoring and customer engagement solutions for the healthcare sector, has been acquired by Booz Allen (NYSE:BAH). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition augments Booz Allen’s analytic capabilities for the healthcare sector.
Krimmeni Technologies, a provider of cybersecurity services, has secured $11.7 million in Series A funding from Third Point Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners. The company will use the funds for accelerating development of its products and expanding marketing and sales operations as well as its R&D group.
Socure, a provider of SaaS anti-fraud and compliance solutions, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding led by ff Ventures with participation from Founder Collective and Two Sigma Ventures. The company has raised $4.7 million in financing to date.
Information & Business Services
Personal Capital, a digital wealth management firm, has raised $50 million in Series D funding from Corsair Capital with participation from BBVA Ventures and USAA. The company intends to use the new capital for accelerating growth.
it consulting/systems integration
Brillio, a provider of technology consulting and business solutions software, has acquired Marketelligent, a provider of data visualization and predictive analytics. Brillio will integrate Marketelligent employees into its Analytics Practice unit. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
it consulting/systems integration
Ceiba Solutions, a provider of managed IT services and emerging software platforms, has been acquired by PerkinElmer (NYSE:PKI). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. PerkinElmer will integrate Ceiba’s capabilities into its OneSource services aimed at increasing laboratory efficiencies.
it consulting/systems integration
Germany-based Cunesoft, which develops cloud software for regulatory document and submission management, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from High-Tech Grunderfonds and Bayern Kaptial. The company will use the new capital for further internationalizing sales activities and for expanding the software’s capabilities.