Daily Deal Activity 10/29/14

October 30, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

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.

ecommerce

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.

mobile content/apps

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.

social media/apps

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.

Digital Advertising

digital video

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.

Marketing Technology

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.

bi tools

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.

commerce management

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.

sfa/lead management

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.

social technology

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

digital agency

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.

loyalty /retention

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

communications software

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.

financial information

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.

Software

ERP

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.

ERP

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.

healthcare providers

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.

security

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.

security

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

financial consulting

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.


Daily Deal Activity 10/28/14

October 29, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

India-based Snapdeal, provider of an eCommerce marketplace, has raised $627 million in a round of funding led by SoftBank. Snapdeal has recently raised $230 million in two rounds, one led by eBay and one led by Black Rock, Temasek, Myriad, and Premji Investment. In conjunction with the investment, Softbank has announced its intentions to acquire Snapdeal.

ecommerce

OSP Group, which is engaged in web and catalog retail, has acquired Swimsuits For All, an online swim retailer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Fleksy, which develops a keyboard for mobile devices, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Digital Garage, Highland Capital Partners, and Militello Capital. The company will use the new capital for continued improvement of its product offerings.

niche content

Netherlands-based Blendle, which provides a digital marketplace for individual newspaper articles, has raised $3.8 million in a round of funding led by Axel Springer and The New York Times. The company plans to use the new capital to expand to new newspapers including US publishers.

Digital Advertising

Digital promotion/coupon

ScoreBig, a provider of an online ticket marketplace, has raised $24 million in Series D funding in a round led by Hearst Ventures with participation from Checketts Partners Investment Fund and Bain Capital Ventures.

Local Search

Yelp (NYSE:YELP), has acquired France-based Cityvox, provider of a review platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile marketing

China-based Lomark, a provider of mobile advertising solutions, has raised $30 million in Series B funding in a round led by KPCB with participation from DFJ DragonFund, ABS Capital Partners, Shenzhen Fortune Venture Capital, and ABC Capital.

mobile marketing

MobFox, which provides a one-stop mobile platform for publishers to manage their mobile ad inventory, has been acquired by Matomy Media Group, a provider of multichannel performance-based advertising solutions for advertisers and publishers, for $17.6 million in cash and stock. The acquisition comes after Publicis Group’s 20 percent purchase of Matomy earlier this month. Publicis plans to expand Matomy’s foothold in online marketing.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Germany-based adsquare, which provides a mobile audience targeting platform for publishers to optimize ad effectiveness, has raised $4.3 million in Series A funding from Berlin Ventures and Target Partners. The company will use the new capital to accelerate growth and international expansion.

analytics & targeting/mobile technology

Publicis Groupe has acquired RUN, provider of a real-time data management and multi-channel programmatic buying platform with mobile capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition falls in line with Publicis’ plan to earn 50 percent of its revenue from digital. RUN will maintain its name and operate as a standalone unit within Starcom MediaVest Group.

bi tools

Segmint, a provider of digital marketing solutions for banks, has raised $9 million in a round of funding from an undisclosed financial technology company. The company plans on using the new capital for managing current increased demand, accelerating product enhancements, and increasing its employee base to mirror company growth.

mrm/workflow management

Zift Solutions, a provider of channel marketing automation solutions, has acquired Marketing Advocate. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition accelerates Zift’s support solutions for collaborative sales and marketing initiatives. The Marketing Advocate brand will be consolidated with Zift’s following completion of the acquisition.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Chime Communications (LSE:CHW),a provider of sports marketing, advertising, and management consultancy services, has acquired SJX Partners, an entertainment marketing company, for $8.5 million in cash and stock. The acquisition is expected to be immediately earning accretive.

Traditional Media

B-to-b media

i2i Events Group, which delivers exhibitions for the retail, technology, and media sectors, has acquired Money20/20, an organizer of events for the payments and financial services sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. i2i will continue to pursue future acquisitions.

radio

Digity Media has acquired Three Eagles Communications, a radio broadcasting firm that owns and operates stations in the Midwest, from Pamlico Capital and Primus Capital for $66.5 million. Digity plans to grow in all areas of Three Eagles’ operations.

Technology & Communications

cloud computing technology

Moka5, a provider of end-user computing solutions, has received $16 million in Series D funding from Khosla Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, and NGEN Partners.

cloud computing technology

Spanning Cloud Apps, a provider of backup and recovery solutions for cloud applications, has been acquired by EMC (NYSE:EMC). The acquisition is made in conjunction with EMC’s Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution. Spanning technology enhances EMC’s enterprise data protection solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

cloud storage

EMC (NYSE:EMC) has acquired Maginatics, a provider of cloud data mobility services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition extends EMC’s cloud data protection strategy, and the company will look to integrate Maginatics technology with its existing data protection software.

financial technology

Wealthfront, which provides automated investment services, has raised $64 million in Series D funding led by Spark Capital with participation from Dragoneer Investment Group, Index Ventures, DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners, Ribbit Capital, and Social+Capital Partnership. The company will use the new capital for the continued building out of its services.

Software

collaboration

Germany-based RhodeCode, which provides enterprise software file versioning and collaboration solutions, has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from DFJ Espirit and Earlybird Venture Capital. The company will use the funds for hiring and to accelerate growth into the lifecycle management market.

communications

Carcode, which provides a mobile technology that allows buyers to engage one-on-one via text message with dealers, has been acquired by Edmunds.com, a provider of online resources for automotive information. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

communications

New Call Telecom has acquired a 70 percent stake in Netherlands-based Nimbuzz, which is a provider of messaging solutions with a majority concentration of users located in India. The deal is valued at $175 million. Nimbuzz has recently raised funding from Mangrove Capital Partners, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Mountain Partners, and Myriad International Holdings.

financial

Onyx Payments, a subsidiary of H.I.G. Capital that provides process payment disbursement and reconciliation solutions for the hospitality industry, has acquired Net Trans Services, a provider of commission recovery services for hotels and travel agents, and Worldwide Payment Systems, a provider of data and payment processing services. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. The acquisitions augment Onyx’s service offerings on the supply and demand sides of the travel industry.

healthcare providers

Bright.md, which provides a technology platform for medical groups to use to care for patients remotely, has raised $1 million in a round of funding led by Seven Peaks Ventures. The funds will be used for development of the company’s telemedicine platform.

healthcare providers

Vida Health, which provides a continuous care platform and health marketplace for consumers and businesses, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Aspect Ventures, Khosla Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Signia Venture Partners, and The Valley Fund.

infrastructure

BuzzFeed has acquired Torando Labs, a provider of data infrastructure solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Cigital, a provider of software security services and solutions, has acquired iViZ Security, a provider of cloud-based testing-as-a-service solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. iViZ will integrate its technology with Citigal and will act as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

software development tools

MWW has acquired Ideation, a software and product development company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition marks MWW efforts to become a full-service digital agency.

Information & Business Services

hr consulting

Albertini Group, an executive search company, has merged with Pena Search Consulting, a provider of human capital management consultancy services, and have renamed as Kingsley Gate. Terms of the merger were not disclosed.

IT consulting/systems integrations

BigPanda, which develops an incident management platform for IT operations, has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Mayfield Fund with participation from Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new capital to further accelerate growth.


Daily Deal Activity 10/27/14

October 28, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

UK-based WeSwap, which provides a peer to peer travel money exchange, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding led by IW Capital with participation from EC1 Capital. The new capital will be used for the continued development of its product and expansion of its team to support the company’s growth in the community.

ecommerce

Jordan-based Wysada, an online retailer of home goods and interior furnishings, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Babida Impact Fund with participation from Gulf Cooperation Council. The company will use the new capital for expanding sales and marketing efforts, hiring, procurement and distribution, and acceleration of growth in the Middle East.

mobile content/apps

China-based Blink, developer of a photo sharing and messenger app, has raised $20 million in Series A funding from Tencent, Sequoia Capital, Innovation Works, and ZhenFund. The funding from Tencent is similar to the previous $60 million it has invested in Snapchat.

mobile content/apps

Lantern, a provider of web and mobile-based programs, has raised $4.4 million in a round of funding led by SoftTech VC and Mayfield Fund.

mobile content/apps

India-based Olacab, which develops a rental and taxi cab service aggregation app to connect drivers to users, has raised $210 million in Series D funding from SoftBank. The company will use the capital for expansion into new cities and new categories.

social media/apps

Sticher, which provides an online radio service that allows individuals to stream news and entertainment radio onto mobile devices, has been acquired by Deezer, a provider of an online music service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition marks Deezer’s entrance into the US streaming music market. Sticher has recently raised $18.7 million in funding from Great Oaks Venture Capital and Benchmark.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Rooftop Media, an audio and video company that places standup comedian performances online, has been acquired by Audible, the audio book retailer for Amazon. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition allows Amazon to expand production of original content for its Amazon Prime Instant Video.

local search

Australia-based Oneflare, which provides an online marketplace for hiring local service professionals, has raised $1 million in a round of funding led by angel investors. The company plans to use the new capital for international expansion, hiring, and scaling sales and marketing efforts.

Marketing Technology

Analytics & Targeting, Bi tools

Compass, a provider of business monitoring and intelligence services, has raised $3 million in a round of funding led by NEA, PROfounders, and Crosslink Capital. The company will use the new capital to build out its team of data analysts, engineers, and business analysts.

mrm/workflow management

Australia-based Serraview, which provides a SaaS platform for increased communication between business units for the real estate industry, has raised several million dollars in a round of funding led by Tamarisc. The company will use the new capital for US market expansion.

Technology & Communications

cloud storage

NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), has acquired SteelStore, a cloud-integrated storage product line for enterprise-level backup data, from Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial technology

IMatchative, a provider of a data analytics platform and marketplace for capital introduction in the global alternative asset class space, has raised $20 million in Series B funding from Wells Fargo & Company, Control Empresarial De Capitales, and S.A. de C.V. The company will use the new capital for the continued development and adoption of its AltX analytics platform.

infrastrucutre Technology

Proximity Communications, a provider of end-to-end communications infrastructure, has been acquired by UK-based Maintel, a telecommunications which provides voice, data, and mobile solutions, for $15.5 million. Proximity will continue to operate independently. The acquisition reveals Maintel’s strategy to diversify its revenue base.

software defined Network

SwiftStack, a software defined storage company, has raised $16 million in Series B funding from OpenView Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund,  Storm Ventures, and UMC Capital. The company will use the new funds to expand go-to-market efforts and customer engagement.

Software

application management

Bracket Computing, a provider of software for running applications on multiple clouds, has received $85 million in a round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Northwest Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, ARTIS Ventures, Allegis Capital, and Qualcomm. The company plans to use the new capital for the continued development and deployment of its virtualization technology Computing Cell.

communications

Ghana-based Saya, which develops mobile messaging software and services for mass market devices, has been acquired by India-based Kirusa, a mobile social media company that provides SMS and voice-based value added services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition will accelerate the development of Kirusa’s mobile application InstaVoice.

data management

TrepScore, which provides data management software for startup founders, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Bullet Time Ventures. The company will use the new capital for continued development of its technology.

financial

Lewtan Technologies, a provider of analytical tools and data for the structured finance market, has been acquired by Moody Corp. (NYSE:MCO). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Moody’s is expected to pay the transaction amount in cash.  Lewtan will become part of Moody’s Structured Analytics and Valuations business.

hr

Limeade, which develops an employee engagement platform for enterprise-level corporations, has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding led by Oak HC/FT Partners with participation from TVC Capital. The company will use the funds to expand its platform.

Information & Business Services

bpo, healthcare consulting

MediGain, a provider of revenue cycle management services and analytics for the healthcare industry, has raised $38 million in a round of funding from Prudential Capital Group. The company will use the funds for organic growth and will look to make a number of strategic acquisitions.

it consulting/systems integration, hr consulting

Jeitosa, an HR business consultancy and IT Systems integration firm, has been acquired by Mercer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan focusing on talent, health, and retirement investments. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 10/24/14

October 27, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Enjoy, an e-commerce start-up, has raised $30 million in a round of funding led by Oak Investments and KCPB with participation by Andreessen Horowitz. Company arrival is not planned until late 2015. The company will use the new capital to hire more talent.

ecommerce

TaskEasy, which offers on-demand online ordering and delivery of exterior home services, has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Grotech Ventures and Access Ventures Partners. The company will use the new capital to refine its technology.

Mobile Content/apps

China-based Ayibang, which provides a housekeeping services app, has received $10 million in Series B funding from Vertex Venture Capital. The company will use the new capital to expand services and improve user experience.

Mobile Content/apps

Luxe, provider of a valet parking app, has raised $5.5 million in a round of funding from Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Slow Ventures, Eniac Ventures, and Rothenberg Ventures.

Mobile Content/apps

Shuddle, which provides an app that allows parents to arrange paid rides for their children, has raised $2.6 million in a round of funding led by Accel Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and Forerunner Ventures. The company plans to use the new capital to continue growth in the San Francisco area.

niche content

MOKO Social Media (NASDAQ:MOKO) has acquired an 80 percent stake in Australia-based news and entertainment website Tagroom.com for an undisclosed amount of stock and cash.

social media/apps

Germany-based Restaurant-Kritik, which provides a restaurant review service, has been acquired by Yelp. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Yelp will begin integrating content from its service to the German site soon.

social media/apps

Spring.me, provider of a social media network formerly known as Formspring, has raised $5 million in debt and equity funding from Right Click Capital, Tank Stream Ventures, and Nextec Strategic Capital. The company plans to use the new capital to release a mobile app by the end of November.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Spain-based Wouzee, which provides a video streaming platform, has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding led by Unidad Editorial. The company will use the new capital to enter the livestreaming market, grow partnerships, and expand internationally.

Marketing Technology

Analytics & Targeting/ Big Data technology

Opera Solutions, a technology and analytics company focused on big data consulting, has raised $8.2 million in Series G funding from India-based Wipro Technologies. Wipro has recently acquired a minority stake in Opera for $30 million.

commerce management

Siris Capital Group has agreed to acquire Digital River (NASDAQ:DRIV), a provider of commerce-as-a-service solutions, in a deal valued at $840 million in cash. Siris will finance the deal with a combination of secured equity and debt.

Software

Financial

D3 Banking, a provider of banking solutions for regional and community financial institutions, has raised $7 million in equity funding from Route 66 Ventures. The company will use the new capital for sales and marketing team expansion, investing in product innovation, and developing a SaaS-based solution for financial institutions.

Healthcare Providers

MTS Health Investors, a healthcare private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in myNexus, a provider of technology-driven care management services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

NetGuardians, which provides software solutions for fraud, data theft, and information leaks, has raised $5.2 million in a round of funding led by Polytech Ventures and SBT Venture Capital. The company will use the funding for international expansion and continued growth of its team.

Information & Business Services

data center technology

Xand, provider of data center infrastructure, collocation, private cloud and business continuity services, has been acquired by TierPoint, a portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners, from Arby Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition benefits TierPoint’s collocation and cloud services position.

IT consutling/systems integrations

UK-based APSU TWP Limited, a provider of IT managed services and an IBM Premier Business Partner, has raised $8.9 million in a round of funding led by Business Growth Fund. The company will use the new capita to recruit technical personnel to support overseas customers and grow sale operational capacity. It will also be considering selective acquisitions to enhance its service offering.

IT consutling/systems integrations

Denmark-based Careitec, a provider of IT services focused on Northern Europe, has been acquired by Systems Maintenance Services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition furthers SMS’ global reach and will be able to offer Careitec’s client base IT lifecycle services.

IT consutling/systems integrations

Civic Health, a provider of community-based information technology solutions for healthcare and social services organizations, has received an undisclosed amount of funding from Zeigler Link.Age.


Daily Deal Activity 10/23/14

October 24, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

gaming

Playstudios, which develops a “social casino” app that offers hotel nights as reward, has raised $20 million in Series C funding from Jafco Ventures with participation from DCM and MGM Resorts International. The company intends on using the new capital to continue to grow operations.

mobile content/apps

Charlie, provider of a meeting preparation app, has raised $1.75 million in a round of funding led by Lightbank with participation from Hyde Park Venture Partners and Confluence Capital Partners. The company will use the new capital to improve its algorithm, integrate more data sources, and scale operations.

mobile content/apps

Fountain, provider of an app that connects homeowners with experts on home and garden projects, has raised $4 million in Series A funding in a round led by First Round Capital with participation from Shasta Ventures. Fountain will open its beta trial period later this month.

mobile content/apps, classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

China-based Koudai Gouwu, which provides a WeChat integrated mobile focused shopping marketplace that lets merchants sell directly to buyers, has raised $350 million in Series C funding led by Tencent with participation from Tiger Fund, Falcon Edge Capital, VY Capital, and DST Global.  The investment reveals TenCent’s plan to revive its eCommerce position.

Niche content

nousDécor, which provides a community-curated interior design and décor site, has raised $2.1 million in a round of funding from private investors.

Social media/apps

Ello.co, a provider of an ad-free social media network, has acquired $5.5 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company remains in beta testing and will use the new capital for developing product capabilities and expanding its engineering team.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Boostable, which provides an advertising platform for marketplaces that allows sellers to quickly launch ad campaigns on different channels, has raised $2.6 million in Series A funding from SV Angle, Omidyar Network, and Digital Garage. The company will use the new capital to expand its partnerships and include new channels for advertisers.

digital Agency

Covario, an independent search and content performance marketing agency, has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. Covario will be integrated into Dentsu’s iProspect, a digital performance agency, following completion of the transaction. Covario will spin-off RioSoft, which provides SaaS based local search and social media automation, to existing investors. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

digital video

Ireland-based VideoElephant, a company that aggregates and sells online video content for websites, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from AIB seed Capital fund DBIC. The new capital will be used for product development and for expansion to the US.

online Lead generation

Vestorly, which provides an online community for consumers to find an investment advisor through people they know and trust, has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by AlphaPrimer Ventures, Formation 8, and Gaspar Global Ventures. The company will use the new capital to expand its engineering team and enterprise capabilities.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Argyle Data, a provider of real-time fraud analytics for data driven Hadoop organizations in mobile communications and financial services, has raised $4.5 million in a round led by undisclosed investors. The company will use the capital to hire new talent and expand leadership.

Commerce management

India-based Kartrocket, which provides an ecommerce enablement platform for SMEs and retailers, has raised $2 million in Series A funding led by Nirvana Venture Advisors with participation from 500 Startups and Beenos. The company intends to use the funds to expand operations in India.

Commerce management

Canada-based LightSpeed, a provider of point-of-sale software for retailers, has acquired POSIOS, a mobile restaurant solutions provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lightspeed has recently raised $35 million from iNovia Capital and is backed by Accel Partners.

Media management system

Zignal Labs, a provider of real-time media monitoring and big data analytics solutions, has raised $10.7 in Series B funding from Figtree Partners and Ross Investment Associates. The company plans on using the new capital to continue to grow its leadership, sales, and engineering teams and to begin delivering new product enhancements.

Agency & Marketing Services

Loyalty Retention, Social Technology

Mogl, which provides a loyalty rewards app, has raised $11 million in Series C funding from Austin Ventures, Avalon Ventures, Correlation Ventures, and Sigma West.

Traditional Media

broadcast televsion

NexStar Broadcasting (NASDAQ:NXST) has acquired KASW-TV, a CW affiliated broadcasting station, from Meredith Corporation (MDP) for $68 million. The acquisition will be accretive to NexStar’s operating results immediately upon closing.

Software

collaboration

Canada-based Jostle, which provides enterprise level collaboration services, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Angel Investors. The company will use the new capital to accelerate customer acquisition and continue product deployment. This round brings Jostle’s total funding to $6.6 million, all raised from private individuals.

Financial

Capshare, a provider of an equity management platform for valuation service providers and organizations, has raised $1 million in a round of funding led by Tim Draper Associates with participation from Kickstart Seed Fund. The company will use the new capital for continued acceleration for the next two years.

Financial

iCapital Network, provider of an online private equity platform, has raised $9.3 million in funding from Eaton Partners, Park Hill Group, Pivot Investment Partners, Monument Group, Capstone Partners, and Gen II Fund Services. The company plans to use the new capital to continue building out is platform and bring private funds to a broader audience.

Healthcare Providers

Phreesia, a provider of a healthcare point-of-service platform, has raised $30 million in a round of funding led by private equity firm LLR Partners. The new capital will allow Phreesia to continue rapid expansion, accelerate product development, and broaden its customer base around the country.

security

PCCW Global, an operating division of Hong-Kong based telecommunications service provider HKT, has acquired Crypteia Networks, a provider of security-as-a-service solutions. Crypteia will continue to operate as a separate brand. The acquisition increases Crypteia’s international presence and will extend its customer base for global expansion.

security

Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) has acquired Nexgate, a provider of security and compliance solutions for social media communication channels, for $35 million. The acquisition provides security for Proofpoint’s online brand presence and social media communication infrastructure.

Information & Business Services

marketing data

Workhorse Software, which provides SaaS based media planning and plan management software, has been acquired by SQAD, a portfolio company of Clarion Capital Partners that operates as an independent source for TV, radio, and digital cost analysis. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Printing SErvices

Canvera, an online digital photography company that offers prints, calendars, and photobooks, has raised $1.6 million in a round led by Info Edge.

Training

ExecOnline, a provider of executive training solutions, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Osage Venture Partners, New Atlantic Ventures, Kaplan Partners, and Militello Capital. The company will use the new capital to improve existing offerings, enrich its enterprise learning platform, establish partnerships with additional business schools, expand sales and marketing, and scale operations.


Daily Deal Activity 10/22/14

October 23, 2014

Noteworthy

digital agency

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) has agreed to acquired Olson, a digital marketing agency, for $295 million in cash from KRG Capital Partners. The acquisition will bring an advisory element to ICF’s digital services, and reveals the company’s efforts to ramp up commercial and government targeted business. The deal would take the company’s commercial services revenue to 36 percent, from 28 percent.

Digital Media/Commerce

Mobile Content/apps

Glamsquad, which develops an app-based beauty provider, has raised $7 million in Series A funding from SoftBank. The company had previously raised $2 million bringing total funding to $9 million. The company will use the new capital to continue expansion by launching the product in other cities.

Mobile Content/apps

UK-based Skyscanner, a travel search company, has acquired Hungary-based app developer Distinction, in an effort to consolidate its mobile strategy. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Indonesia-based PT Tokopedia, an ecommerce company, has raised $100 million in a round of funding led by SoftBank Internet and Media with participation from Sequoia Capital and SP Pan Asia Fund. The investment comes after Softbank’s acquisition of DramaFever, an online video service, earlier this month. The company will use the new capital to focus on customer acquisition, hiring, and other growth initiatives.

Digital Advertising

Ad Networks/Exchanges, Mobile Marketing

YieldMo, which provides a private ad exchange for mobile publishers that lets them run ads on both mobile sites and apps, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Time Warner Investments with participation from Google Ventures and Union Square Ventures. The company will use the new capital to expand its mobile marketplace and hire new talent.

digital video, ad networks/exchanges

Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) has entered into talks to acquire BrightRoll, which provides an independent and unified programmatic video advertising platform for reaching audiences across screens, for a reported $700 million. Brightroll has recently received $40 million in funding from Adams Street Partners, Scale Venture Partners, KPG Ventures, True Ventures, and Trident Capital.

Mobile Marketing

YouAppi, a provider of a data-driven mobile customer acquisition platform, has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Glilot Capital Partners, 2B Angels, and Flint Capital. The company will use the new capital to strengthen its market position and further develop its mobile customer acquisition solution.

Marketing Technology

Analytics & Targeting

Lytics, which provides an adaptive digital marketing platform, has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Comcast Ventures with participation from Rembrandt Venture Partners and Voyager Capital. The company plans to use the capital for product development, recruiting talent, and pushing expansion.

Analytics & Targeting

Tectonic, a provider of analytics and marketing automation solutions, has acquired Sakonent, a CRM consultancy firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

crm

Telcare, which develops machine-to-machine cellular technology that wirelessly connects patients and physicians, has raised $32.5 million in Series C funding from Mosaic Health Solutions, Qualcomm Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Northwest Venture Partners.

commerce Management

Lashou Group, an online social commerce company, has been acquired by Sanpower Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will allow Sanpower to develop an online to off-line platform.

Mobile Technology

Mozido, a provider of mobile, financial, retail, and marketing services, has raised $185 million in the first part of its Series B funding from Mastercard, and Wellington Management. The total round is expected to reach $400 million, and the company has raise $265 million over the past 12 months. It will use the new capital for strategic acquisitions to accelerate growth of its ecosystems.

Mobile Technology

Urban Airship, which provides a  way to deliver real-time push notifications and in-app purchase content for mobile developers, has raised $12.1 million in Series D follow-on financing from True Ventures, Foundry Group, and August Capital. The company has raised a total of $58.7 million and plans to use the new capital to grow globally.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Slyce, a provider of search technology that allows consumers to make purchases the moment they discover them, has acquired mobile app agency Drivetrain for $3.5 million in cash and stock. The acquisition will contribute to the continued technical development of the Slyce visual search platform. Slyce acquired Pounce earlier this month.

Technology & Communications

Cellular Communications Equipment

NuCurrent, a provider of wireless power antenna technology, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding from Independence Equity, Hyde Park Angels, and Harvard Business School Angels. The company will use the new capital to accelerate commercial development and increase its global market share.

Cloud Computing Technology

EMC Corp (NYSE:EMC), has acquired a minority stake in VCE, a joint venture that provides converged solutions for private cloud computing, from Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO). No financial terms were disclosed other than Cisco reporting $644 million in related losses from the original $716 million investment.

Network Infrastructure

HMicro, a provider of wireless solutions that develops integrated products for the industrial and medical industries, has raised $5.5 million in Series B funding from Seraph Group, Reddy Capital, and X/Seed Capital Partners. The equity investment will used for supporting the development and commercialization of its Wireless Technology.

Software

Application management

Bulgaria-based Telerik AD, provider of a platform which combines user interface tools with cloud services for application development lifecycle, has been acquired by Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) for $263 million. Progress Software is expected to fund a portion of the acquisition with debt. The combination is will produce a service that enables developers to create applications driven by data for any device or for the cloud. Progress Software recently acquired Modulus, which provides a platform-as-a-service for hosting real-time applications.

Credit/risk, Financial

Fortress Risk Management, a provider of technology and intelligence services for community banks and credit unions to reduce risks of fraud and financial crime, has raised $3.5 million in a round led by Black Dragon Capital with participation from Advantage Capital Connecticut Partners. The company will use the new capital to accelerate its customer base and develop new products and services.

legal

D4, a provider of e-discovery, computer forensics, and litigation support services, has acquired Strategic Document Solutions, a provider of electronic and paper discovery services to the legal, corporate, and education industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ERP, Financial

Acumatica, a provider of cloud-based accounting software for small businesses, has raised $13.3 million in a round led by MYOB, Runa Capital, and Almaz Capital. The company has raised $30 million in total, and will use the new capital to broaden its product line, accelerate expansion and enablement of its partner ecosystem, and upsize its brand.

Healthcare Providers

North Bridge Growth Equity has acquired a majority stake in Ingenious Med, which provides a cloud-based patient encounter platform for the healthcare market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

security

Spikes Security, a provider of browser malware isolation solutions, has raised $11 million in Series A funding from Lakewood & Co., Benhamou Global Ventures, and Javelin Venture Partners. The company plans on using the new capital to continue development of its malware isolation appliances and to expand sales traction in several target market segments.

Information & Business Services

IT consulting

Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) has acquired its Turkey-based partner Ultima IT, a provider of consulting services for developing business applications and IT Infrastructure. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Market Research, Marketing Data

UK-based Gorkana, a provider of media monitoring solutions, has been acquired by Cision, a developer of PR and Social software, for an undisclosed amount. Cision is a portfolio company of GTCR, and has recently made two other transactions: The acquisition of Visible Technologies and a merger with Vocus.

 

 


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.

 


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