Daily Deal Activity 11/20/14

November 21, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

P2P car rental platform Getaround has raised $24 million in Series B funding from Cox Automotive, owner of AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Manheim Auctions, with participation by Menlo Ventures, Triangle Peak Partners, and SOS Ventures. The company has raised $40 million to date and will use the new capital for expanding its on-demand car sharing service into other major US cities.

ecommerce

Eyewear eCommerce startup Ditto has raised $5 million in a round of funding from August Capital and Natural Vision. The company has raised $8 million to date and will use the new capital for investing in its technology and growing its team to help scale its business.

ecommerce

Kaufmann Mercantile, an online retailer focused on the curation of high-quality products, has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding from Slow Ventures and 14W. The company will use the new capital for working on the creation of a clothing label while continuing to build out other product categories and hiring talent.  

mobile content/apps

FlyWheel, an app that hooks up taxi drivers with riders, has raised $12 million in in Series C funding from TCW/Craton, Rockport Capital, and Shasta Ventures. The company has raised $35 million to date, and will use the new funding for expanding services to other cities and cab companies.

niche content

Wine multimedia publishing platform Vinous has acquired wine journal International Wine Cellar. Vinous will add Wine Cellar’s archive to its library of content as the company looks to expand its content creation efforts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Video platform Pluto TV, which allows users to view traditional and online content in one space, has raised $13 million in Series A funding led by USVP with participation by United Talent Agency, Sky plc, Chicago Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, and Luminari Capital. The company will use the new capital for growing its platform and broadening its content offering and availability across Web, mobile, and connected TV’s.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Predictive analytics provider FiscalNote, which is focused on governmental action impact, has raised $7 million in Series A funding from AME Cloud Ventures, New Enterprise Association, Middleland Capital, Enspire Capital, Green Visor Capital, 645 Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, and Visionnaire Ventures. The company has raised $8.2 million to date.

analytics & targeting

RLJ Equity Partners, in accordance with GE Asset Management, has acquired MarketCast, a provider of strategic insights and analysis to markets and researchers in the entertainment industry, from Shamrock Capital Advisors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

UK-based Ve, an eCommerce conversion company, has acquired digital advertising company GDM Digital, which specializes in performance trading and real-time biddable media, for $12 million. GDM will retain its staff, and the acquisition marks Ve’s expansion into digital advertising while increases its client-base.

crm

Emdeon, a provider of healthcare revenue and payment cycle management solutions, has acquired Change Healthcare, a provider of healthcare consumer engagement and transparency solutions, for $185 million in cash. The acquisition will allow Emdeon to increase member and patient engagement while providing new consumer engagement services.

crm

Private equity firm Everstone Group and Solmark have acquired a majority stake in Servion Global Solutions, a provider of customer interaction management solutions. The acquisition will help Servion to expand further globally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

wireless backhaul

Lightbridge Communications Corporation, a provider of fully deployed wireless networks for network planning, design, deployment, and optimization insights, has been acquired by Tech Mahindra, a global systems integrator and business consulting firm focused on the communications industry, for $240 million. The acquisition will be focused on improving the margins and growth of Lightbridge.

Software

application management

Mainframe2, a cloud platform for managing Windows apps, has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from Columbus Nova Technology Partners. The new capital will be used for its app streaming technology and scaling operations.

engineering

Canada-based cloud platform Lagoa, which enables 3D visualization of content for the engineering, architecture, media, and entertainment sectors, has been acquired by Autodesk for $60 million. Lagoa had previously raised $6.9 million in funding from Atlas Ventures, and will compliment Autodesk’s existing technology.

financial

Fastpay, a financial platform which provides workflow and liquidity solutions for the media industry, has raised $15 million in a round of funding from Oak HC/FT. The company will use the new capital for continued growth, development of proprietary technology, and hiring in strategic roles.

financial

AvidXchange, a provider of accounts payable and payment automation solutions for businesses, has acquired Piracle, a provider of payment management tools. The acquisition provides AvidXchange with expanded technology and offerings capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Tyba, a recruitment platform for junior talent, has raised $3.1 million in a round of funding from Kuwaiti Investment Authority and Sunstone Capital. The company will use the new capital for hiring software engineers.

legal

Legal technology company CS Disco, a provider of eDiscovery software, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from LiveOak Venture Partners. The company will use the new capital for continued product development.

security

Cyber security threat intelligence platform ThreatConnect, formerly known as Cyber Squared, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Grotech Ventures. The company will use the new capital for accelerating product development and expanding sales and marketing efforts.

Information & Business Services

hr consulting

Stone Point Capital has agreed to acquire Oasis Outsourcing, a provider of human resources services for small and mid-sized businesses, from Nautic Partners and Altaris Capital Partners. Oasis will look to escalate growth organically and through acquisitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

Tekvox, a supplier of IT-managed audio/visual solutions for corporate and education applications, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Central Texas Angels with participation from CVAN. The company will use the new capital for expanding into new sectors.

logistics

Descartes Systems Group (NASDAQ:DSGX), which unites logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has acquired Airclic, a provider of mobile solutions for streamlining and automating last-mile logistics processes, for $30 million. The acquisition will augment Descartes’ route planning and optimization systems with comprehensive mobile data.

market Research

Solera Holdings (NYSE:SLH) has agreed to acquire UK-based CAP, a provider of data and information systems to auto-motive related sectors, from Montagu Private Equity for $288 million. The acquisition provides CAP with enterprise-level decision support data and software solutions spanning vehicle valuation, validation, collision and mechanical repair, and total cost of ownership service solutions.


Daily Deal Activity 11/19/14

November 20, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

LiveAuctioneers, provider of an auction marketplace connecting buyers and sellers to antiques, fine arts, and collectibles, has raised $47.6 million in a round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners. The company will use the new capital for hiring talent, product innovation, international expansion, and acquisitions.

ecommerce

Bigcommerce, a subscription based eCommerce platform, has raised $50 million in Series D funding led by Softbank Capital with participation from Telstra Ventures, American Express, General Catalyst Partners, and Revolution Growth. The company will use the new capital for developing its cloud-based platform, embarking on further sales and marketing initiatives, and expanding into new markets.

ecommerce

Canada-based JUST EAT, provider of online restaurant and food ordering services, has acquired Delivery Town, an online food-ordering platform. The acquisition coincides with JUST EAT’s expansion strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

gaming

Finland-based mobile games studio Seriously has raised $5 million in a round of funding form Upfront Ventures, Sunstone Capital, and Daher Capital. The company has raised $10 million to date.

mobile content/apps

HONK, provider of an on demand mobile app for tow, tire change, and other services, has raised $1.8 million in a round of funding from Double M Partners, Karlin Ventures, Venture51, and Structure Capital.

mobile content/apps

Canada-based mobile messaging app Kik has raised $38.3 million in Series C funding led by Valiant Capital Partners with participation from Millennium Technology Value Partners, SV Angel, Foundation Capital, RRE Ventures, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures. The company has raised $70.5 million to date, and has used the new capital to acquire GIF messaging app Relay. Relay will integrate with Kik services as Kik looks to expand its technology and talent base.

Digital Advertising

email services, market research

Email advertising and market research company Return Path, a provider of consumer shopping behavior analytics, has acquired Motely Bunch, a developer of parse unstructured email data. The acquisition will support Return Path’s existing marketing intelligence solutions while creating new ways to generate insight from consumer data. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile marketing

SaaS mobile advertising startup Kiip, which provides a loyalty engagement platform for brand apps, has raised and undisclosed amount of funding from Verizon Ventures. The company will use the new capital for product development.

vertical Search

Bellhops, a tech-enabled on demand platform for moving help, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Binary Capital with participation from QueensBridge Venture Partners, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Lowercase Capital, and Binary Capital. The company will use the new capital for expanding its service offering into larger cities.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting, healthcare software

Data analytics software startup Flashback Technologies has raised $2 million in Series A funding from PAC Partners. The company has raised $12 million to date, and will use the new capital for supporting the near term building-out of its infrastructure, hiring staff, and further developing the product before market launch.

analytics & targeting

Predictive analytics platform for business applications H20.ai has raised and undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Riverwood Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, and Transamerica Ventures. The company will use the new capital for expanding its customer base.

analytics & targeting,

QualMetirx, an analytics company focused on solutions for healthcare payors and providers, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new funding for supporting the expansion of its sales and marketing efforts and the growth of its current customer base.

commerce management

London-based eCommerce conversion company Ve has acquired digital advertising company GDM Digital, which specializes in real time and biddable media, for $12 million. The acquisition increases Ve’s client-base and will allow the company to acquire, engage, and convert customers through eCommerce, in addition to providing a complete digital advertising service.

content delivery network

Books International a provider of fulfillment services for publishers, has acquired a majority stake in Cloud View Technologies, a provider web applications for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management. The acquisition allows Books International to provider turn-key digital fulfillment and distribution solutions for publishers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content management

The Marcus Buckingham Company, a provider of strengths-based performance tools and content, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from SurveryMonkey. The company will use the new capital for developing coaching and performance technique services for enterprises.

content management

Uversity, a provider of an enrollment management tool for the higher education market, has raised and undisclosed amount of funding from Learn Capital and Retro Venture Partners.

crm

CRM platform Accompani, which organizes contacts across multiple platforms, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Iconiq Capital with participation from Charles River Ventures and Cowboy Ventures. The company will use the new capital for finalizing features before moving the app into beta testing prior to official launch.

mobile technology

SendHub, which provides a technology for installing company phone systems onto employee phones, has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Bullpen Capital with participation from Kapor Capital, Seraph Group, and Menlo Ventures. The company has raised $10 million to date.

mobile technology

Australia-based Soprano Design, a provider of mobile messaging technology and mobile network operators, has acquired Spain-based SITmobile, a provider of mobile messaging solutions. The acquisition helps expand Soprano’s use-base and international expansion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mrm/workflow management

Managed by Q, provider of an office management platform for on-demand services, has raised $1.7 million from Homebrew, RRE Ventures, and Haywire VC. The company will use the new funding for hiring talent and expanding its services.

search & discovery

Restaurant search and discovery service Zomato has raised $60 million in a round of funding led by Vy Capital with participation from Info Edge and Sequoia Capital. The company has raised $113 million to date, and will use the new capital for further global expansion.

website creation/hosting

Finland-based Sharetribe, which provides a platform that allows anyone to create their own marketplace business, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Lifeline Ventures, Reaktor Polte, and Tekes. The company will use the new funds for market launch.

Agency & Marketing Services

public Relations

Public relations and content marketing firm Olson Communications has been acquired by marketing agency Fingerpaint Marketing. The combination will operate under the Fingerpaint name, and will help Fingerpaint expand operations to the west coast. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

broadcast television

Television broadcast operator Graham Media Group, a division of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:GHC) , has acquired SocialNewsDesk, a provider of social media tools for newsrooms and media organizations. The acquisition will help Graham Media to launch a product that will allow TV stations to curate, style, and broadcast social media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Cloud presentation platform Prezi has raised $57 million in a round of funding led by Spectrum Equity with participation from Accel Partners. The company will use the new capital for accelerating its global growth.

engineering

Germany-based SimScale, a web-based platform for engineering simulation, raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Earlybird Venture Capital, High-Tech Gruenderfonds, and Bayern Capital. The company will use the new funding for developing the simulation functionality of its product which will allow it to address further industries.

healthcare providers

Valence Health, which provides medical management and data analysis for hospitals, has raised $15 million in a round of funding led by Heritage Group. The company will use the new capital for additional software development, sales and marketing, and client management resources.

infrastructure

Endgame, a provider of security intelligence and analytics solutions for large enterprises, has raised $30 million in Series C funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Paladin Capital Group, Columbia Capital, KPCB, Edgemore Capital, Top Tier Capital Partners, and Savano Capital Partners. The company will use the new funding for hiring engineers, data scientist, and malware analysts and scaling its federal business while accelerating growth across the enterprise security market.

security

Cloud security provider CipherCloud has raised $50 million in Series B funding led by Transamerica Ventures with participation from Delta Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, and Deutsche Telecom. The company has raised $80 million to date, and will use the new capital for hiring new talent, expanding its sales and marketing efforts in new markets, and accelerating go-to-market activities.

security

Providence Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in VendorSafe Technologies, a provider of cloud-managed IT security services for small businesses’ information, payment systems, and Wi-Fi networks. The acquisition will help VendorSafe expand from retailers and grocers into the related addressable markets of hospitality and healthcare. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

RelativeWave, developer of Form which helps developers build native prototypes of apps directly on mobile devices, has been acquired by Google. The acquisition will see RelativeWave’s team join Google, and will continue the development of an Android version of Form.

virtualization

5nine Software, a cloud virtualization management, security, and compliance provider, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Insight Venture Partners, and Veeam Software. The company will use the funds for adding sales, marketing, and product development resources.

Information & Business Services

healthcare information

iMedX, a provider of health information and medical documentation solutions, has acquired medical documentation companies Superior Global Solutions and Medwrite. The acquisition augments iMedX’s growth strategy and expands its client base and talent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

Boathouse Capital portfolio Accurate Background, a provider of employment and screening services, has acquired background screening company Hirease. The acquisition provides Accurate with expanded industry solutions and enhanced platform capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Capability management platform Smarterer has been acquired by PluralSight, a provider of online training for developers and IT professionals, for $75 million. The acquisition comes on the heels of PlualSight’s $135 million round of funding from Sorensen Capital and Iconiq Capital. The acquisition will allow Pluralsight to incorporate Smarterer’s assessments into its subscription-based platform.


Daily Deal Activity 11/18/14

November 19, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

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

Shift Technologies, provider of a mobile app for buying and selling used cars with intermediated test drives, has raised $23.8 million in Series A funding led by DFJ and Highland Capital Partners with participation from SV Angel and Great Oaks VC. The company will use the new capital for product development before bringing the app out of beta testing.

ecommerce

Custom apparel eCommerce platform Teespring has raised $35 million in Series B funding led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Andreessen Horowitz. The company will use the new capital for fueling expansion of its product capabilities and building an owned-and-operated productions and fulfillment facility.

mobile content/apps

Smartphone vendor management solutions app Breezeworks has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Obvious Ventures with participation from angel investors. The company will use the new funding for rolling out Android integration.

mobile content/apps

App developer Cupcake Digital has acquired Little Bit Studio, developer of a series of children’s apps. Cupcake Digital acquired iStory Time earlier this year as the company positions itself in the digital app space. The company will make an initial investment in marketing and advertising to support the introduction of its new products.

niche content

Acquisition and organic growth platform Arcus Hunting, a Bregal Partners portfolio focused on the hunting consumables and accessories category, has acquired Dead Down Wind, a scent control brand. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Online survey creation startup GetFeedBack has been acquired by Australia-based email marketing firm Campaign Monitor. Campaign Monitor raised $250 million in a round of funding earlier this year, and the acquisition will allow the company to provide a range of survey-related services while expanding its sales and marketing efforts to the US. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Boost Media, a provider of creative optimization marketing technology, has raised $19 million in Series C funding led by Battery Ventures with participation from Javelin Venture Partners, Pinnacle Ventures, and Webb Investment Network. The company will use the funds for growing its product and engineering teams, expanding its product reach into social and mobile ad optimization, and spurring international growth.

analytics & Targeting

Healthcare analytics company MedeAnalytics has acquired OnFocus Healthcare, a provider of healthcare enterprise performance management solutions. OnFocus’ progress tracking and performance management functionality will integrate directly with MedeAnalytics existing solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

product/price software

Implement Holdings, an investment company backed by Edgewater Funds, has acquired a majority stake in Australia-based Brilliance Financial Technology, a provider of commercial lending risk based pricing and profitability optimization software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

loyalty/retention

Merkle has acquired 500friends, a cloud-based omnichannel loyalty solutions provider. The acquisition marks Merkle’s move into the customer loyalty space, and supports the company’s strategy of developing addressable marketing capabilities while bolstering its technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

b-to-b media

Information, media, marketing, and event services company Hanley Wood has announced it will sell Hanley Wood Exhibitions, the company’s trade show division, to UK-based publishing and events company Informa for $237 million. Sellers include Oaktree Capital Management, Strategic Value Partners and Tennenbaum Capital Partners. Hanley Wood Exhibitions will be rebranded as Exhibition Informa US and will work closely with Hanley Wood for event editorial and marketing support.

Technology & Communications

commerce management

Denmark-based AllUnite, a startup which offers free internet and location based marketing for retailers, has raised $3.7 million in Series A funding from Northzone and Coop. The company will use the funds for continued expansion into new markets across Asia, Europe, and the US.

Software

collaboration

Enterprise-level real time collaboration platform Redbooth has raised $11 million in Series B funding from Avalon Ventures and Altpoint Capital. The company has raised $17.5 million in total funding, and will use the new capital for expanding operations, development, sales channels, and support teams for broadening the deployment of its cloud and on premise solutions for new and existing customers.

collaboration

Veradocs, provider of an enterprise-level platform for sharing digital information across platforms and devices, has raised $14 million in a round of funding led by Battery Ventures with participation from Amplify Partners. The company will use the new capital to bring the product out of beta testing.

Healthcare providers

SaaS start-up Zipnosis, a provider of online diagnosis and treatment options for minor health conditions, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Arthur Ventures. The new funding will be allocated toward making its platform more efficient.

security

Cyber-security startup Menlo Security has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Osage University Partners. The company will use the funding for continued product innovation development.

security

Singapore-based V-Key, a provider of mobile security and cryptographic technology, has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Ant Financial with participation from IPV Capital. The company will use the new capital for global expansion and further development of its offerings capabilities.

Information & Business Services

bpo

Business process outsourcing solutions provider Intelliteach, which offers accounts receivable management and IT Support services for the legal and accounting markets, has been acquired by Dominus Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial consultling

Tregaron Capital has acquired Prime Marketing, a provider of consumer credit repair services which operates under the brand name Park View Legal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial information, market Research

Bipsync, a research automation platform for investment professionals, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Steadfast Venture Capital. The company will use the new capital for opening up its services and launching two commercial tiers of its product for larger investment teams.

hr consulting

1-Page (ASX:1PG), provider of a cloud-based hiring platform for identifying potential hires and contractors, has acquired BranchOut, provider of web based applications for career networking, for $2 million in addition to stock. The acquisition is made in hopes of leveraging BranchOut’s network registration list.

logistics

Dispatch, a scheduling and delivery platform for on-demand services, has raised $3.1 million in a round of funding led by Promus Ventures and GrandBanks Capital with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Launch Capital, and Kima Ventures. The company will use the new capital for building out its services and technology.

marketing data

CompStak, provider of a marketplace for commercial real estate data, has raised $4.4 million in a round of funding led by Canaan Partners with participation from dmgi, Expansion VC, and Rubenstein Partners. The company has raised over $10 million to date, and will use the new capital for growing its team and adding more markets to its platform.

training

Education technology company Greenwood Hall, which provides student lifecycle management solutions for colleges, has acquired Gambassa, provider of a cloud-based learning management platform for use in the education marketplace. The acquisition enhances Greenwood’s end-to-end solution which will accelerate its expansion into the K-12 market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 11/17/14

November 18, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Beauty product eCommerce startup Glossier has raised $8.4 million in around led by Thrive Capital with participation from 14W, TOMS Capital, Manzanita Capital ,WME, Forerunner Ventures, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures.  The company will use the new capital for verticalizing the production of its product line.

ecommerce

Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) has acquired Mywedding.com, provider of a complete wedding planning product suite. The acquisition helps extends Meredith’s reach to millennial women and into the wedding marketplace. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

eCommerce Startup OrderWithMe, which aggregates orders of small businesses and offers discounts by suppliers for bulk orders, has $28 million in Series B funding from Silicon Valley Bank, Advantage Capital Partners, BaseVC, Vegas Tech Fund, Pentland Group, and SOSventures. The company has raised $38 million to date and will use the new capital for launching different solutions for independent retailers.

mobile content/apps

GrooveBook, a photo printing app and subscription service for personalized photo books, has been acquired by Shutterfly for $14.5 million. The acquisition is one of several photo-focused startups that Shutterfly has recently acquired.

mobile content/apps

RealScout, which develops an information app for real estate agents, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by DCM with participation from Formation 8. The company will use the new capital for growing its marketing and engineering teams and developing other tools to help real estate agents convert more leads.

niche content

Germany-based Marley Spoon, provider of a curated recipe kit service, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Global Founders Capital and Point Nine Capital. The company will use the new capital for continued international growth.

social media/apps

Heirloom, which develops a platform that turns photographic prints into digital images for private sharing, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Tencent. The company will use the new funds for building out its engineering team and investing in marketing to raise product awareness.

social media/apps

Community engagement platform startup WeTipp has raised and undisclosed amount of equity funding from Italy-based Talent Garden, a coworking space company dedicated to digital companies. The company will use the new capital to expand domestically.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Shiny Ads, a provider of an end-to-end programmatic direct advertising platform for digital publishers, and iSocket, provider of a platform that facilitates direct online advertising, have been acquired by The Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI). The combined purchase is approximately $30 million mostly in stock. The acquisitions will help Rubicon offer marketers and publishers the ability to buy and sell ad ace on an upfront basis.

digital video

Personalized online video advertising platform Eyeview has raised $15 million in a round of funding from Marker. The company will use the new capital for expanding regional growth, increasing sales and marketing efforts in new shopper marketing and travel verticals, and growing existing automotive and retail verticals.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting, mobile technology

Swarm Mobile, a startup that helps businesses connect with and track their customers while in stores, has been acquired by Groupon. The acquisition continues Groupon’s pattern of expanding its offerings for local businesses beyond daily deals. Swarm had previously raised $3.5 million in funding from Icon Ventures. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content delivery network

ChyronHego (NASDAQ:CHYR), a provider of broadcast graphics creation, has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Vector Capital. A Vector Capital affiliate will purchase all outstanding shares and will look to expand ChryonHego’s product and service capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

search & Discovery

eDiscovery services provider LDiscovery has announced its merger with Renew Data, a legal consulting and technology company. The combination will see Renew Data retain its brand, and will provide improved software development, information security, and IT infrastructure capabilities for eDiscovery. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

sem/seo tools

Finland-based Oppex, which develops a search engine for sales opportunities, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Alma Media, Venturi, and Tekes. The company will use the new capital for accelerating the development of its subscription product.

sfa/lead management, analytics and targeting

InsightSquared, a provider of cloud-based sales and marketing analytics, has raised $13.5 million in Series C funding led by Two Sigma Ventures with participation from Atlas Ventures, DFJ, and NewView Ventures. The company will use the new capital for accelerating the growth of its sales, marketing, and research and development divisions.

Agency & Marketing Services

healthcare agency

Healthcare marketing agency Interval has been acquired by public relations firm ReviveHealth. The acquisition nearly doubles the size of ReviveHealth as it focuses on attracting new talent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

broadcast television

UK-based broadcaster Made Television has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from Ariadne Capital. The company will use the new capital for launching services across the UK.

consumer magazine publishing

China-based property developer Evergrande Real Estate (SEHK:3333) has acquired 75 percent majority stake in magazine publisher New Media Group Holdings for $122.5 million. The acquisition marks the third acquisition by Evergrande in the past month as the company looks to diversify amid tighter margins in Chinese real-estate.

Software

engineering

Cloud Takeoff, a provider of web-based SaaS solutions for the construction industry, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from CincyTech. The company will use the new funding for accelerating product development and developing solutions for all types of mobile devices.

financial

Fuel Cards and workforce payment products provider FleetCor (NYSE:FLT) has acquired Comdata, an affiliate of THL Partners and Fidelity National Financial which provides business-to-business electronic payment solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Hedge fund investing platform Sliced Investing has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Khosla Ventures, Data Collective, and TriplePoint Captial. The company will use the new funding for hiring new talent.

security

Better Mobile Security, developer of a real time advanced endpoint security platform, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from New York Angels and Harvard Business School. The company will use the new capital for hiring new talent.

security

Germany-based Lockbox, which develops a system that allows for secure home delivery depositing, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from High-Tech Gruenderfonds. The company will use the new capital for expanding domestically.

security

SysCloud, a provider of data security and backup solutions for businesses using Google Apps, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding from Inventus Capital Partners with participation from KAE Capital. The company will use the new funds for expanding sales and marketing efforts, scaling current operations, and accelerating development for continued product innovation.

Information & Business Services

financial consulting

Cap Accel, a merchant bank and advisory firm for the marketplace lending industry, has raised and undisclosed amount of equity funding from Valley Next Gen Ventures. The new capital will be used for developing enhanced scaling services for lenders.

financial consulting

Accruent, a provider of real estate and facilities management software solutions for retailers, has acquired VFA, a provider of strategic facilities and capital planning solutions for the government, educations, and healthcare sectors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.   

financial information

Obillex, a provider of services that help small businesses looking for capital find investors, has raised $3.7 million in a round led by Dawn Capital with participation from MMC Ventures. The company will use the new capital for continued expansion into the supply chain finance market.

logistics

Blowhorn, provider of an online marketplace for last mile logistics, has raised and undisclosed amount of funding from Unitus Seed Fund. The company will use the new capital for expanding operations.


Daily Deal Activity 11/14/14

November 17, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Malaysia-based automotive marketplace iCarAsia has acquired Thailand-based One2Car, a vehicle classified site, for $14.4 million in cash and equity. The acquisition will expands iCarAsia’s monthly visitor base and dealer user base.

ecommerce

Craftsy, which provides a platform for creative enthusiasts, has raised $51 million in fourth round funding led by Stripes Groups with participation from Foundry Group, Tiger Global, Access Venture Partners and Silicon Valley Bank. The company will use the new capital for global growth, expansion into new categories, expanding its team, and continued product development.

ecommerce

VoxPop Clothing, an eCommerce portal for licensed apparel merchandise, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Blume Ventures. The company will use the new capital for expanding its portfolio and participation on both the supply and demand sides.

mobile content/apps

InList, provider of a members-only mobile app that curates venues nightly in several cities, has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Moneta Group and Star Capital. The company will use the new funding for expansion into new cities and development of a web platform for online bookings.

mobile content/apps

Creative software developer The Foundry has acquired Made With Mischief, a pen-based sketching application. The acquisition bolsters The Foundry’s market reach and the strength of its technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Shiftgig, an online professional networking and employment community for the service industry, has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by The Garland Funds with participation from Chicago Ventures, KGC Capital, DRW Ventures, Firestarter Fund, and Corazon Capital. The company will use the new capital for expanding its technology, product, and team.

Digital Advertising

vertical search 

Axel Springer has acquired a majority stake in @Leisure, an operator of online portals for vacation rentals. The acquisition provides @Leisure with access to Axel Springer’s customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Critical information and insight source IHS (NYSE:IHS) has acquired JOC Group, a provider of business intelligence and data for logistics professionals. The acquisition will allow IHS to develop and integrate trade intelligence capabilities with ship data, ship movement, and trade forecasting. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Commerce management

Metal Networks, a provider of software for buying and selling in the metals industry, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from S3 Ventures. The company will use the new capital for extending its growth and sales.

content delivery network

Quebecor’s communications arm TVA Group (TSX:TVA.B) has acquired Vision Globale, a provider of content, distribution, and delivery services for the film and TV industries for $118 million. The acquisition diversifies TVA’s source of revenue, which is predominantly French-language conventional television in Quebec.

content management

Express KCS, a provider of outsourced creative pre-media and production solutions for marketers, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Saturn Partners. The company, which acts as the marketing services portfolio for Saturn Partners, will use the new capital for supporting web and digital design sales, video post-production, and the expansion of its job management software.

content management

Hotelogix, a SaaS-based property management system for small and medium scale hotels, has raised $1.8 million in funding from Accel Partners and Saama Capital. The company will use the new capital for raising awareness and driving adoption of its technology.

mrm/workflow management

Indico Data Solutions, a provider of workflow automation and data science solutions, has raised $3 million in a round of funding from .406 Ventures, Techstars, Two Sigma Ventures, and General Catalyst Partners.

search & discovery

China-based facial recognition technology company Face++, which develops a technology that allows developers to embed facial detection and search technology in apps and websites, has raised $22 million in Series B funding from Innovation Works and Qiming Ventures. The company will use the new capital to accelerate the commercial application of its technology.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Brand agency Thompas Brand Partners has acquired What Creative, a digital agency specializing in web design. What Creative will be assumed into Thomas Brand Partners, and will provide the company with enhanced service offerings in content creation, email marketing, and mobile app development. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

loyalty/retention

Payment marketing platform UpLift, which allows merchants to promote preferred payment types to build brand loyalty, has raised $8.2 million in Series A funding led by IDG Ventures with participation from PAR Capital Ventures and Thayer Ventures. The company will use the new capital for expanding its platform applications, moving into new verticals, and integrating additional data sources for its markets.

Technology & Communications

cloud computing technology

Cloud services and solutions provider Day 1 Solutions has acquired Logic Method IT, a provider of cloud managed services and IT operational support. The acquisition broadens the portfolio of services offered by Day 1 and augments its cloud support team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content management

Mandalay Digital Group (Nasdaq:MNDL) has agreed to acquire Appia, a mobile user acquisition network, for $100 million in stock excluding debt. Appia has recently raised $40 million in funding from Trident Capital, Venrock, DCM, Noro-Mosely Partners, Wakefield Group, Relay Ventures, and TomorrowVentures.

Software

Financial

MBK Partners has agreed to sell Japan-based accounting software developer Yayoi, which provides support services for small businesses, to Orix Corp(Tokyo:8591) for approximately $691 million.

hr

Planning website Shyftplan, which simplifies scheduling, distribution, and payroll for companies, has raised $1.8 million in Series A funding from Kizoo Technology Ventures. The company will use the new capital for hiring talent and further developing its platform.

network infrastructure software

Scaled Inference, provider of a cloud infrastructure platform that enables third party operators to automate apps, has raised $8 million in Series A funding from Khosla ventures. The company has raised $13.6 million to date, and will use the new capital to prepare for public launch.

security

Anti-hacking services provider LogDog, which empowers smartphone users to take back control from hackers, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Maxfield Capital, Curious Minds Investments, and The Time VC. The new capital will be used for further development of its security technology.

Information & Business Services

financial information

Short term capital funding marketplace Finexkap, which brings qualified investors to potential opportunities, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding from GLI Finance and Finsight. The company has raised $22.5 million to date, and will use the new capital for launching its platform’s full capabilities and preparing for its next stage of growth.


Daily Deal Activity 11/13/14

November 14, 2014

Noteworthy

gaming

Churchill Downs (Nasdaq: CHDN) has agreed to acquire Big Fish Games, an online marketplace and creator of casual mobile and web-based games, for $885 million. Big Fish Games had previously raised $90 million in funding from Balderton Capital, General Catalyst Partners, and Salmon River Capital.  The upfront payment of $485 million will be 8.5x Big Fish EBITDA.

healthcare information

Health Market Science, which supplies data on health care professionals and maintains a practitioner-level medical claims database, has been acquired by LexisNexis. The acquisition will compliment LexisNexis’ data management services for the health care industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Petsky Prunier-led Transaction)

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

China-based art trading website Hihey.com has raised $100 million in Series B funding from CITIC Securities and Shenzhen Capital Group. The funding comes on the heels of obtaining an equity investment from China Minsheng Banking Corporation.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Italy-based Prestiamoci.it, provider of a peer-to-peer lending platform, has been acquired by Sweden-based peer-to-peer lending services provider TrustBuddy International for $6.6 million in cash and equity.  The acquisition allows TrustBuddy enter sizable and diversified markets.

ecommerce

Take-out delivery platform startup Dinein.co.uk has acquired local competitor MyDeliveryCab. The acquisition expands Dinein’s customer base and expands its fleet of drivers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Surfdome, an online retailer of action sports products, has been acquired by Australia-based SurfStitch, an online-based retailer of sports products, from Quicksilver (NYSE:ZQK) for $16 million in an all cash transaction. Surfdome will continue to carry Quicksilver products.

gaming

Tencent and Japan-based messaging app Line have invested $110 million in Korea-based gaming studio 4:33 Creative Lab. The investment will give Line and Tencent direct access to original content as the two companies look to branch deeper into the mobile gaming area.

gaming

Tapinator (OTCPK:TAPM), a publisher and developer of mobile games, has acquired InAppFuel, a social casino company. The acquisition will allow Tapinator to integrate casino functionality onto its mobile platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Apio Systems, provider of a mobile-based platform that allows smartphones to deliver situational awareness to drivers, has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Verizon Ventures with participation from Lerer Happeau Ventures and East Rock Capital.  The company has raised $6 million to date.

mobile content/apps

Eventbase, a mobile developer responsible for SXSW’s official app, has raised $2 million in Series A funding from SXSW Ventures. The company will use the new capital to build out its unique technology and create stronger dashboard analytics for brands.

mobile content/apps

Speakaboos, a mobile education platform for literacy and language learning, has raised $6.5 million in Series B funding from Advancit Capital, Kyowon Group, and LeadEdge Capital. The company has raised $12.7 million to date, and will use the new capital for product development and engineering, content development and licensing, expanding distribution, and marketing and customer acquisition.

Digital Advertising

comparison shopping

UK-based Thefashion.com, an eCommerce aggregator in the fashion discovery and shopping space, has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding from North East Venture Capital and The Danish Growth Fund. The company will use the new capital for further European expansion.

digital video

UK-based video content network BuzzMyVideos has raised $2.5 million in funding from United Ventures. The company will use the new capital for product development, hiring new talent, and expanding internationally.

email services

Russia-based Mail.ru, which provides email, social networking, and other web-based services, has acquired Maps.me, a developer of map apps and other location-based services. The company will integrate Maps.me into its existing my.com platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

game advertising

Scopely, developer of a platform for distributing and monetizing mobile games, has raised $35 million in Series A funding led by Evolution Media Partners and Highland Capital Partners with participation from Knoll Ventures, Greycroft, The Chernin Group, and Sands Capital Ventures. The company will use the new capital to expand and diversify its lineup of mobile game titles.

local search

Get It, an operator of niche classified and career websites, has acquired EmployInsight,                a provider of a job matching platform for employers and job seekers. Get It will integrate EmployInsight tools into its services suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

vertical search

Wedding planning marketplace Loverly has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Montage Ventures with participation from Female Founders Fund, Softbank Capital, Comcast Ventures, and Great Oak Capital. The company will use the funding for building out the company to handle the growth it’s experienced in the past year.

vertical search

CareLuLu, an online marketplace that connects parents with child care and preschool programs, has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Crunchfund, Startup Factory, and 500 Startups. The company will use the new funds for expanding into new markets and growing its team.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Gridskippr, which tracks consumer dining, shopping, travel, and banking preferences, has been acquired by social location startup SocialRadar. The acquisition will allow SocialRadar to make location management technology available for other app developers in hopes of eventually selling advanced feature licensing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting

Digital marketing analytics company Rival IQ, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Vulcan Capital, Gravity Ventures, Galvanize Venture Fund, and Confluence Capital. The company will use the new capital for expanding engineering, marketing investments, and global support.

mobile technology

Mobile cloud marketing platform Waterfall has acquired the mobile marketing services division of Archer USA, a provider of mobile engagement solutions. The acquisition augments Waterfall’s strategy of expanding into other mobile initiatives including video processing and messaging gateways. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Canada-based Financeit, which provides a platform that enables business to offer consumer financing to their customers from any device, has secured an undisclosed amount of debt financing from BEST Funds. The company will use the new capital for consolidating growth in Canada and focusing on US expansion.

sem/seo tools

Wildcard, which develops a search browser designed specifically for mobile use, has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Lerer Ventures, Softbank Capital, and SV Angel. The company will use the new capital for product development before initial launch.

teleservices/services

Voice marketing automation platform Ifbyphone has raised $30 million in a round of funding from SSM Partners and NewSpring Capital. The company has raised $60 million to date, and has used the new capital to acquire Mongoose Metrics, a provider of call tracking, measurement, and attribution solutions.  Mongoose Metrics wills integrate with Ifbyphone’s enterprise-level phone lead analytics solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

communications software

Blackboard, a provider K-12 engagement solutions intended to increase parent involvement and improve student success, has acquired competitor ParentLink. The acquisition will augment Blackboard’s industry specific communication tools. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial technology, mobile content/apps

SimplyTapp, a provider of cloud based mobile payment solutions for banks and retailers, has raised $6 million in Series B funding from Blue Sky Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.  The company will use the new capital to expand operations.

Software

financial

Quandl, a web-based platform for financial and economic databases, has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding from August Capital. The company will use the new capital for fueling its expansion into commercial data.

security

Israel-based Aorato, a provider of security solutions focused on the enterprise-level hybrid cloud and on premise environment, has been acquired by Microsoft for $200 million. The company launched earlier this year, and the acquisition will allow Microsoft to provide enhanced identity and access solutions in a bid to further establish its presence in the area of enterprise security.

security

Mavenir Systems (NYSE:MVNR), a provider of software-based networking solutions, has acquired LTE security gateways startup Stoke. The acquisition expands Mavenir’s global reach, enhances its security portfolio, and allows it to enter smaller markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software defined network

India-based Arkin Net, provider of a software-defined networking operations platform, has raised $7 million in a round of funding led by Nexus Venture Partners with participation from Haystack Fund. The company will use the new capital for refining its platform to prepare for product launch.

Information & Business Services

bpo

Data Dimensions, a provider of healthcare-related business process outsourcing and automation services, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from HealthEdge Investment Partners.

bpo

Germany-based Trecker.com, a provider of SaaS solutions for agricultural and farm business processes, has raised $2.6 million in Series A funding from Target Partners.

 


Daily Deal Activity 11/12/14

November 13, 2014

Digital Media/Commerce

mobile content/apps, healthcare information

Digital health and wellness platform League has raised $4 million in a round of funding led by Omers Ventures with participation from Infinite Potential Technologies LP, Foundation Capital, and Real Ventures. The company will use the new capital to focus on preventative health while developing a data rich mobile platform.

social media/apps

Social app Flipsicle, which allows users to ask questions and respond in picture form, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors.

social media/apps

Fashion startup Vida, which pair’s independent designers and artists with small scale manufacturers, has raised $1.6 million in a round of funding from Google ventures, Slow Ventures, Universal Music Group, and Beehive Holdings.

social media/apps

Wannabiz, provider of a social marketing app for small businesses, has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from Firsttime Ventures and TheTime. The company will use the new capital to continue development of its recently released Android platform.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Co-Optimum, a provider of co-op advertising programs, has been acquired by customer engagement shop Ansira Partners. The acquisition deepens Ansira’s co-op advertising expertise and enhances its service offering in the automotive category. The deal also boosts the company’s offerings by strengthening the connection between brands and local sales operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

comparison shopping

Personalized travel recommendation site GogoBot has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Homeaway (NASDAQ:AWAY) with participation from Redpoint Ventures and Battery Ventures.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Blue Triangle Technologies, provider of a data analytics platform for online retailers to optimize web pages, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from CIT GAP Funds. The new capital will allow the company to continue proof of concept trials and expand its marketing and engineering efforts.

analytics & targeting, healthcare providers software

Appriss, a provider of risk assessment and analytics, has acquired NARxCHECK, a provider automated prescription assessment and management analytics, from National Association Boards of Pharmacy Foundation. The acquisition allows Appriss to strategically partner with NABP and boost its data sharing service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content delivery network

Curiosity, an aggregator of online education content that helps users discover web-based courses and classes from e-learning sources, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Chicago Ventures with participation from Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Origin Ventures, Corazon Capital, and Discovery Communications.

crm

Full Circle CRM, an online platform that provides marketing performance management solutions for Salesforce marketing users, has raised $3.8 million in a round of funding from WI Harper Group, Salesforce, and Aligned Partners. The company will use the new capital to expand its funnel metrics and campaign performance insight solutions to different marketers.

crm

Gotham Tech Labs, a developer of CRM and online marketing software, has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company has raised $4 million to date, and will use the new capital for further investing in its core CRM technology and developing other complementary online products.

mrm/workflow management

Agile lifecycle management platform VersionOne has raised $20 million in a round of funding from LLR Partners. The company will use the new capital for continued product development and increased market expansion.

seo/sem Tools

Germany-based Searchmetrics, a provider of an enterprise search experience optimization platform, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Neuhaus Partners, Iris Capital, and Holtzbrinck Digital. The company will use the new capital for product development and support.

Agency & Marketing Services

b-to-b agency

The Marketing-Grid, a mid-market ad agency that serves regional banking, retail, B2B industries, has been acquired by Semcasting, a provider of data solutions for audience targeting. The company will integrate with The Marketing-Grid to build out regional solutions to spearhead additional mid-market outreach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Milenthal Ventures has acquired a majority stake in O’Leary and Partners, an ad agency which specializes in clients that market their products through distributed sales channels. The company will collaborate with Milenthal owned The Shipyard to provide paid search and display and other digital services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing consulting

Marketing and communications group Porta Communications (AIM:PTCM) has acquired PPS Group, a consulting agency specializing in reputation management, for $9.7 million. PPS will operate under the name NewGate PPS, and will integrate with Porta’s current public affairs arm.

performance/contract sales

Digital health and wellness solutions provider Everyday Health (NYSE: EVDY) has acquired DoctorDirectory, a provider of performance-based digital marketing programs for healthcare professionals on behalf of leading pharmaceutical companies, for $65 million. The acquisition of DoctorDirectory will expand Everyday Health’s reach among healthcare professionals, and will enable the combined entity to provide an expanded suite of content and marketing solutions. (Petsky Prunier-led Transaction)

product/price consulting

Market Track, a provider of retail promotion and pricing intelligence solutions, has acquired Media Iris, a provider of digital media tracking solutions. The acquisition will strengthen its digital solution offerings that currently overlap with Media Iris’. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Public relations firm MWW has acquired UK-based Braben, a specialist communications agency for the media, technology, and advertising industries. The acquisition will accelerate MWW’s growth in the UK market as a full-service, mid-sized, PR agency. Braben will integrate with MWW’s existing media and telecoms PR division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

PR firm Speed Communications has merged with PR and advertising agency Bray Leino. The entity formed will retain the Speed Communications name, and is expected to generate revenues of more than $8 million. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

b-to-b media

China-based Recycling Times Media, a trade fair and exhibition organizer, has acquired Spain-based print consumables media company Consumibles E-Magazine. The acquisition will improve RT Media’s website and expand the readership of its magazine. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

cloud computing technology

Technology services company Tectonic, which provides cloud automation solutions, has acquired Local Cloud9, a cloud consulting organization that provides sales and marketing building solutions. The acquisition will allow Tectonic to build upon Local Cloud9’s CRM services to provide insight into cloud automation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

communications

MDLive, a provider of telehealth services including patient-to-physician remote visits via mobile devices, has acquired Breakthrough Behavioral, an online therapy provider. Breakthrough Behavioral has raised $5.9 million to date, and the acquisition will allow MDLive to extend its services and expand to a larger network of medical and mental health specialists. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

enterprise mobility

Australia-based Odecee, a provider of enterprise mobility solutions for the financial, logistics, and healthcare industries, has been acquired by Cognizant (NASDAQ:CTSH). The acquisition strengthens Cognizant’s digital business and expands its portfolio of tools and services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Application and server management solutions provider Idera has acquired Uptime Software, a provider of IT systems monitoring solutions. The acquisition will help accelerate Idera’s expansion into application performance monitoring and IT operations management. The company will look to accelerate and expand Uptime’s existing product strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare providers

Health Services Integration, a provider of emergency medical services revenue cycle management solutions, has been acquired by investment firm Syncordia Technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

infrastructure

PE firm BV Investment Partners has made a significant investment in application and infrastructure managed services provider TriCore Solutions. Tricore’s existing management will maintain meaningful ownership. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

video communications

Razberi Technologies, a developer of network video solutions for professional video surveillance and security applications, has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from LiveOak Venture Partners. The company will use the new capital for product development and business growth.

Information & Business Services

healthcare information

Virtual care technology company Medeo has been acquired by QHR (TSX-V:QHR), a provider of healthcare information solutions, for $2.2 million in cash in addition to stock. The acquisition advances QHR’s strategy of delivering a healthcare platform that spans a spectrum of clinics and devices that can be deployed securely in the cloud.

logistics

Pegasus Electronic Distribution Services, a provider of connectivity and distribution solutions to lodging providers and distributors, has undergone a recapitalization led by H.I.G. Capital. The transaction will allow the company to invest in its technology service offering and execute on its growth and expansion strategy.

training

Echo360, an online learning and lecture capture platform, has raised $18 million in a round of funding led by Duchossois Capital Management and New Island Capital with participation by SWaN & Legend, CNF Investments, Middar/Metz, and Revolution Growth. The company will use the new capital to accelerate the deployment of its SaaS learning and analytics platform.

training

gr8code, provider of a developer boot camp focused on the female demographic, has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding from OmniElite Financial Group. The company will use the new capital to expand its programs and broaden its reach.


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