ecommerce, social media/apps
Boomerang, a consumer social gifting application that helps email and social media marketers run innovative social gifting campaigns, was acquired by Groupon (NasdaqGS:GRPN), an operator of a local commerce marketplace that connect merchants and consumers. Terms were not disclosed.
Shopify, an eCommerce platform for creating and powering online stores, has raised $100 million in Series C funding co-led by OMERS Ventures and Insight Venture Partners, with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Georgian Partners, and Felicis Ventures. The investment brings the company’s total funding to $122 million.
Raise, a company that provides an online gift marketplace, has raised $18.1 million in funding led by private investors.
Bitstrips, a Canada-based company whose mobile application enables users to communicate through comic strip that the user designs, received an undisclosed amount of funding led by Horizons Ventures. The funding will be used to further develop the application.
UK-based Quick Think Media, a company providing online cost-per-acquisition advertising services, was acquired by Gaming Realms, a developer of interactive online gaming products, for $3 million.
TrueCar, a publisher of real-time new and used vehicle transaction data, has raised $30 million in new funding led by Vulcan Capital. The company previously raised $320 million in equity and debt funding
Newgistics, a provider of eCommerce solutions and services for brands and retailers, was acquired by private equity firm LittleJohn & Co. Terms were not disclosed.
media management system
QuikIO, a cross-platform video streaming startup, was acquired by Yahoo!. Terms were not disclosed.
mobile technology, social technology
Rancard, a Ghana-based provider of social recommendations technology for mobile content and services, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Peninsula Capital, with participation from Intel Capital and Adlevo Capital.
Insightera, a real-time personalization platform for websites and mobile applications, was acquired by Marketo, a provider of a cloud-based marketing software platform for engaging customer relationships, for $20 million, of which $6 million was in cash.
Simpli.fi, a demand side platform for search marketers, has raised $16 million in Series B funding led by Frontier Capital. The company has raised a total of $22.3 million in funding. The investment will be used to expand the company’s sales and marketing efforts and continue the development of its advertising technology platform.
social technology, content management
JustGo, a UK-based platform for social media publishing and audience management, has raised $1.7 million in funding led by Rosemont Group Capital Partner. The investment brings the company’s total funding to $2.4 million.
Hip-hop and R&B radio station KDAY 93.5 FM, was acquired by Meruelo Media, a media company serving Latinos. Terms were not disclosed.
Technology & Communications
Coinbase, a provider of “wallets” for digital currency, has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Union Square Ventures. The investment brings the company’s total funding to $31.7 million.
financial technology, mobile technology
Digital wallet technology company Lemon, which offers mobile money management apps, was acquired by LifeLock (NYSE:LOCK), a provider of identity theft protection services for consumers for $42.6 million, with a revenue of $1 million. The acquisition will expand LifeLock’s mobile capabilities, which will allow the company to launch a consumer wallet application.
Quovo, a financial technology company with an online platform that provides investors with portfolio analytics and data management tools, has raised $1.4 million in Series A funding led by Long Light Capital. The funding will be used to accelerate the development and distribution of its platform.
application management software, security software
Mocana, a systems software company providing device management solutions and embedded security tools, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by GE Ventures, with participation from Shasta Ventures, Southern Cross Venture Partners, Symantec, and Trident Capital. The company has raised $50 million in funding to date.
Norse, a provider of Internet security intelligence and payments products for all industries, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Oak Investment Partners. The funds will allow the company to expand and further develop its engineering, product development, and sales and marketing.
Information & Business Services
it consulting/systems integration
it consulting/systems integration
Easynet, a UK–based provider of managed networking, hosting, and cloud integration services, has sold a majority stake to MDNX Group, a provider of managed networks and cloud computing infrastructure services from LDC. LDC will reinvest to hold a minority stake in Easynet alongside MDNX. Terms were not disclosed.
KLMK, a provider of facility consulting, project advisory, and facility activation solutions to the healthcare industry, was acquired by CBRE Group (NYSE:CBG), an operator of commercial real estate services. Terms were not disclosed.
mobile technology, analytics & reporting, social technology
Kontagent, a maker of social analytics technology for mobile devices, has agreed to merge with PlayHaven, a relationship management and monetization solutions for mobile game developers. Terms were not disclosed.