Daily Deal Activity 12/01/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Home buying and selling marketplace Opendoor has raised $210 million at a reported valuation of more than $1 billion in a round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from New Enterprise Associates, Khosla Ventures, and GGV Capital. The company has raised $320 million to date.

ecommerce

Peru-based movie ticketing platform Cinepapaya has been acquired by Fandango. The acquisition will provide Fandango with an expanded presence within in South America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Online beauty company Glossier has raised $24 million in a round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners with participation from Index Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

UK-based online second-hand books retailer World of Books has been acquired by Bridges Ventures for $16.4 million. The acquisition provides World of Books with the resources for expanding its presence within Europe. Financial information was not disclosed.

niche content, social media/apps

Online tech products discovery platform and community Product Hunt has been acquired by investment syndication platform AngelList for $20 million. The acquisition provides AngelList with expanded tech company fundraising capabilities. Financial information was not disclosed.

social media/apps

Lip-syncing video app Dubsmash has raised $9.6 million in Series B funding led by Sunstone Capital with participation from Index Ventures, Eniac Venture, Balderton Capital, and Lowercase Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

social media/apps

Instagram image recognition app Geenee has raised $4.4 million in Series A funding from Highlight Communications, Constantin Media, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

Audience targeting platform Appier has raised $19.5 million in additional Series B funding from Pavilion Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and research and development initiatives. The additional capital brings Appier’s Series B total to $42.5 million.

ad serving

Madison Logic, the leading global provider of data-driven, account-based marketing, has been acquired by Clarion Capital Partners. The acquisition provides Madison Logic with the resources for expanding headcount and geographic operations while continuing to build out the capabilities of its Activate ABM platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (A Petsky Prunier-led transaction)

analytics & targeting

Bot-specific analytics company Dashbot has raised 2 million in a round of funding led by ff Venture Partners with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Scrum Ventures, and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. The company will use the funding for expanding marketing efforts.

analytics & targeting, database/analytics

Life sciences-focused analytics and marketing automation company The Encima Group has been acquired by healthcare solutions company Indegene for a reported $16 million. The acquisition provides Indegene with an expanded presence in North America. (Confidentially: The transaction values Encima Group at approximately 1.0x LTM revenue and 13.0x LTM EBITDA.

analytics & targeting

Audience behavior analytics company Get Smart Content has raised $1.8 million in a round of funding from Virgo Capital and Origin Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

bi tools

UK-based Appsumer, developer of a user acquisition intelligence platform for apps, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Galvanize Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

mrm/workflow management

Risk and compliance automation platform LogicGate has raised $1.9 million in a round of funding from Chicago Ventures, OCA Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, and Techstars Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

sfa/lead management

Sales performance platform Qstream has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Polaris Partners with participation from Frontline Ventures and Excel Venture Management. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the US.

agency & marketing services

digital agency

Advertising agency Osborn & Barr Communications has acquired digital agency Paramore Digital. The acquisition provides Osborn & Barr with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Canada-based public relations firm North Strategic has been acquired by Publicis. The acquisition will see North Strategic integrated MSLGROUP as part of Publicis Communications’ Canada division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

broadcast television

Sky News’ Australia-based operations will be acquired by News Corp Australia. The acquisition provides News Corp with expanded content offerings in Australia and New Zealand. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Micro Focus-owned Linux distributor SUSE has acquired the OpenStack and Cloud Factory assets of HPE. The acquisition coincides with HPE’s software business spin-off strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Real estate closing software developer JetClosing has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding led by Trilogy Equity Partners with participation from Maveron. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

hr

Employee training platform WorkRamp has raised $1.8 million in a round of funding led by Susa Ventures with participation from Liquid 2 Ventures and Initialized Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

infrastructure, application management

Austria-based application monitoring and infrastructure processing solutions company Automic Software will be acquired by CA Technologies (Nasdaq:CA) from EQT for $636 million. The acquisition will provide CA with complementary digital transformation offerings. Financial information was not disclosed.

business services

printing services

Germany-based printing company Onlineprinters has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Project A Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its presence internationally.

Daily Deal Activity 11/30/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

New Zealand-based home care services marketplace Mycare has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

digital marketplace

Pet care community marketplace Tasspass has been acquired by peer-to-peer pet boarding marketplace DogBuddy. The acquisition provides DogBuddy with an expanded user base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

On-demand fitness video service Grokker has raised an undisclosed amount of Series B funding from SV Angel, First Round Capital, Khosla Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Interwest Partners, Comcast, and Correlation Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

Prescription medication delivery service Phil has raised $7.5 million in a round of funding led by Crosslink with participation from Eniac Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

ecommerce

Online insurance coverage plans company SquareTrade will be acquired by Allstate (NYSE:ALL) from Bain Capital and Weston Presidio Capital for $1.4 billion. SquareTrade has raised more than $238 million date and the acquisition will provide the company with the resources for expanding into new markets. Financial information was not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Germany-based health tracking app developer Clue has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Nokia Growth Partners with participation from Union Square Ventures and Mosaic Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

digital advertising

game advertising

Mobile gaming advertising technology company Rocket10 has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Finstar Financial Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer base.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Data analytics solution Civis Analytics has raised $22.5 million in Series A funding led by Drive Capital with participation from Verizon Ventures and WPP. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

crm

Real estate leasing management platform Hightower will be acquired by real estate asset management solutions company VTS in a transaction valued at $300 million. The acquisition provides VTS with expanded customer management capabilities. Financial information was not disclosed.

crm

Cloud-based contact center solutions developer Ytel has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Argentum and Marwit Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding engineering efforts.

data quality

Data quality solutions provider Trillium Software has been acquired by Clearlake Capital-backed Syncsort from Harte Hanks for $112 million. The acquisition provides Syncsort with complementary data integration software offerings. Financial information was not disclosed.

email/messaging software

Email delivery company SendGrid has raised $33 million in Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures with participation from Foundry Group, Bessemer Venture Partners, and SoftTech. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

agency & marketing services

promotion agency

Project management and shopper marketing promotions company Promotion Execution Partners will be acquired by WPP. The acquisition coincides with WPP’s strategy of expanding within the shopper marketing segment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

digital place-based media

Out-of-home media company Vector Media has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Spire Capital. The company will use the investment proceeds for building out its geographic presence while expanding its experiential marketing services offering.

Software

application management

API management solutions company Akana has been acquired by Rogue Wave Software. The acquisition will provide Rogue Wave with complementary digital transformation offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

collaboration

Incident management solutions provider VictorOps has raised $12.2 million in Series B funding led by Shea Ventures with participation from Foundry Group and Costanoa Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its enterprise-level customer base.

financial

Group health insurance exchange platform provider Array Health has been acquired by health insurance eCommerce company GetInsured. The acquisition provides GetInsured with expanded Medicare health enrollment capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Telehealth software developer Fruit Street Telehealth has raised $3 million in Series A funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development and marketing initiatives.

healthcare

SaaS-based life sciences supply chain solutions provider TraceLink has raised $51.5 million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity with participation from FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital, and F-Prime Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its international presence.

hr

Human resources management software company KPA has acquired risk management platform developer Succeed Management Solutions. The acquisition provides KPA with strengthened audit offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Security validation solutions company AttackIQ has raised $8.8 million in Series A funding from Index Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, and Telstra Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for sales and marketing initiatives.

business services

it consulting

Managed IT services provider Ntiva has been acquired by Southfield Capital. The acquisition provides Ntiva with the resources for expanding its presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 11/29/16

Digital Media/Commerce

niche content

Parenting website Bundoo has been acquired by digital health media company The Wellness Network. The acquisition provides The Wellness Network with expanded clinical content offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Germany-based social media networks operator Poolworks will be acquired by Momentous Entertainment Group for $10 million. The acquisition coincides with Momentous Entertainment’s potential IPO strategy. Financial information was not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

content management

Private event management software company TicketSauce has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding from Frontier Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and sales efforts.

crm

Hotelier customer relationship management platform developer Guestfolio has been acquired by Cendyn. The acquisition provides Cendyn with expanded offerings for the hospitality industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

media management system

Television advertisement management technology company Operative Media will be acquired by Francisco Partners-owned SintecMedia for a reported $200 million. The acquisition provides SintecMedia with expanded digital planning capabilities. Financial information was not disclosed.

mobile technology

Embedded mobile instant messaging platform Hyphenate has raised $13.5 million in a round of funding led by Matrix Partners with participation from Sequoia Capital and SIG. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

agency & marketing services

design agency

UK-based creative agency Karmarama will be acquired by Accenture. The acquisition will see Karamarama integrated into Accenture Interactive while providing the network with expanded offerings in Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Digital transformation and marketing agency HS2 Solutions has raised an undisclosed investment from Mountaingate Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for exploring potential strategic acquisition opportunities.

digital agency

The Netherlands-based digital marketing and customer experience agency Mirabeau will be acquired by Cognizant Technology Solutions (Nasdaq:CTSH). The acquisition will see Mirabeau integrated into Cognizant’s Digital Business practice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

promotion agency, retail services

Retail consumer marketing agency Upshot has been acquired by Advantage Solutions. The acquisition will see Upshot integrated into Advantage’s marketing division Advantage Marketing Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

consumer magazine publishing

Home improvement magazine House2Home Showcase will be acquired by Valassis Communications. The acquisition will see House2Home included in Valassis’ shared mail brand Clipper. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

consumer magazine publishing, niche content

Market forecasts and research publisher Rethink Technology Research has acquired digital media market publication The Online Reporter from Rider Research. The acquisition will see The Online Reporter integrated into Rethink’s Faultline service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Cloud service management platform ServiceAide has raised $12 million in a round of funding from Arrowroot Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and sales efforts.

data management

Content migration solutions company FileFacets has raised $4 million in series A funding from Celtic House Venture Partners and GCI Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

erp

Freight visibility platform developer MacroPoint has received a $44 million round of funding from Susquehanna Growth Equity. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

financial

Accounts payable and payment automation solutions provider AvidXchange has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Fifth Third Capital with participation from Pivot Investment Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its customer base.

healthcare

Clinical information systems software provider iMDsoft has been acquired by Constellation Software. The acquisition will see iMDsoft integrated into Constellation Software’s N. Harris Computer Corporation subsidiary. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Health data language processing company Lexigram has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Storm Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its unstructured data context solution.

healthcare

Collaborative care platform Orb Health has raised $3.2 million in series A funding from Mt Vernon Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in enterprise-level health systems.

security

Spring Mountain Capital has sold its stake in third-party risk management company Prevalent to Insight Venture Partners. The transaction follows Insight Venture Partners’ recent $60 million Series C investment in Prevalent.

software development tools

Open source code quality management platform SonarSource has raised $45 million in a round of funding from Insight Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

software development tools

Web application development tools company Vaadin has raised $5.3 million in a round of funding from Verdane Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for product development and marketing efforts.

business services

it consulting

Federal government cloud services provider Aquilent has been acquired by Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) for $250 million. The acquisition is expected to boost Booz Allen’s revenue for the remainder of fiscal 2017 (ending 3/31/2017) by up to $35 million. Aquilent financial information was not disclosed.

it consulting

Private cloud and IT managed services provider Coretelligent has raised an undisclosed investment from Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The company will use the round of funding for expanding into new client verticals.

Daily Deal Activity 11/28/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

China-based online used-car trading platform Tiantian Paiche has raised $100 million in Series C funding from Pagoda Investment, Tencent, and BitAuto Technology. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding market share.

ecommerce

Bed Bath & Beyond has acquired online personalized products retailer PersonalizationMall.com for $190 million in cash. The acquisition provides Bed Bath & Beyond with expanded offerings in the category of product personalization. Financial information was not disclosed.

ecommerce, vertical search

Ctrip.com will acquire UK-based travel search website Skyscanner in a transaction valued at $1.7 billion. The acquisition will provide Ctrip with an expanded international presence. Skyscanner raised $192 million at a reported valuation of $1.6 billion in January 2016. Financial information was not disclosed.

gaming

Indoor cycling social game Zwift has raised $27 million in Series A funding led by Novator Partners with participation from Shasta Ventures and Waypoint. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

social media/apps

Social video-sharing application Beme has been acquired by CNN for a reported $25 million. The acquisition will see the Beme application shut down as CNN looks build out its social capabilities. Financial information was not disclosed.

social media/apps

India-based social networking platform ShareChat has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base.

social media/apps

Online music streaming and sharing platform Soundrop has been acquired by online music distributor CD Baby. The acquisition provides CD Baby with expanded musician marketing offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

digital promotion/coupon

Singapore-based fitness class subscription company KFit has acquired Groupon’s Malaysia-based operation Groupon Malaysia. The acquisition will see Groupon Malaysia integrated into KFit’s local retailer’s platform Fave. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile marketing

France-based retailer mobile performance marketing platform Fidzup has raised $3.2 million in a round of funding from CapHorn and Turenne Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its commercial offering.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting, marketing data

Email deliverability data and analysis company Email Copilot has been acquired by Return Path. The acquisition will see Email Copilot integrated into Return Path’s existing Email Optimization solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

crm

France-based retail and restaurant consumer experience management platform Wynd has raised $31.8 million in Series B funding from Sodexo Ventures, Orange Digital Ventures, and Alven Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

marketing data, data quality

Data-as-a-service company DataMentors has acquired marketing data company V12 Group. The acquisition will see the combined entity operate under the name of V12 Data. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Bluebridge, a provider of mobile application engagement solutions for the tourism industry, has been acquired by destination marketing technologies company Simpleview. The acquisition provides Simpleview with expanded mobile capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

sfa/lead management

Sales intelligence solutions company TermScout has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Target Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding sales and marketing initiatives.

Software

big data, security

Big data technology company Palantir Technologies has raised $20 million in a round of funding from an undisclosed investor. The company has raised more than $2 billion to date at a reported valuation of $20 billion.

cloud computing

Germany-based open-source database developer ArangoDB has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Target Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for product development and expanding operations.

collaboration

Sweden-based virtual meetings platform Compodium has raised $1.6 million in a round of funding from Norrland Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

credit/risk

Audit management platform Capital Confirmation has raised $60 million in a round of funding from Great Hill Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives.

financial

China-based travel and expense management company Baoku Online has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Matrix Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

financial

Germany-based financial data aggregation platform figo has raised $7.2 million in a round of funding from DB1 Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

financial

The Netherlands-based automated banking services platform Five Degrees has raised $10.6 million in a round of funding from Karmijn Kapitaal with participation from 5square and Velocity Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

financial

Online payments service Stripe has raised $150 million at a reported valuation of $9 billion in a round of funding led by CapitalG and General Catalyst Partners with participation from Sequoia Capital. The company will use the investment proceeds for exploring a potential IPO.

security

UK-based access control and workforce management solutions provider Biosite has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Mobeus Equity Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

security

Cyber threat intelligence company Soltra has been acquired by cyber threat sharing solutions provider NC4. The acquisition will provide NC4 with expanded offerings for the financial services industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Software design automation tools developer Silexica has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Merus Capital with participation from Paua Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

information

credit/risk information

MarketStance, a provider of marketing data and analytics solutions for the property/casualty insurance market, will be acquired by Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK). The acquisition will see MarketStance integrated into Verisk’s property/casualty insurance risk division ISO. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 11/23/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

On-demand primary health services provider Heal has raised $14.8 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors.  The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

ecommerce

On-demand vision care startup Sightbox has raised $1.8 million in a round of funding from Rogue Venture Partners and Jumpstart Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for sales and marketing initiatives.

ecommerce

India-based B-to-B eCommerce platform Udaan has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its domestic SMB network.

ecommerce

Online wedding gift registry Zola has raised $25 million in Series C funding at a reported pre-money valuation of $200 million led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Thrive Capital, Canvas Ventures, and Female Founders Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

mobile content/apps

Airfare pricing mobile app Hopper has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its airline network and user base.

niche content

New Zealand-based virtual reality technology company 8i has raised $20 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

social media/apps

Alumni networking and mentoring platform Graduway has acquired community engagement platform IntroMaps. The acquisition provides Graduway with an expanded presence in the non-profit sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Israel-based social payments network PayKey has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by e.ventures and Wharton Asset Management with participation from MasterCard, Santander InnoVentures, and Magma VC. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

digital advertising

vertical search

India-based online real estate and housing portal Housing.com has raised $5 million in a round of funding from SoftBank. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Ad Lightning, developer of a business intelligence solution for ad publisher and advertising platforms, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Sinclair Digital Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

email/messaging software

UK-based secure messaging and content sharing platform Pushfor has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from NT Asset and c12 Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in North America.

teleservices/eservices

India-based cloud telephone company Knowlarity Communications has raised $20 million in a round of funding led by Delta Partners Capital with participation from Mayfield Fund and Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

traditional media

entertainment media, niche content

Film and television music licensing website MusicDealers.com has been acquired by digital music distributor Brandspins. The acquisition provides Brandspins with an expanded music catalog. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Open source data platform Instaclustr has raised $7 million in a round of funding led by Bailador Technology Investments with participation from Our Innovation Fund and ANU Connect Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

cloud computing

DNS and traffic management solutions provider NS1 has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Telstra Ventures. The funding is an extension of the company’s Series B round and will be used for expanding its customer base.

financial

Finance tracking solutions company Albert has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from 500 Startups and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

financial

Germany-based wealth management startup Cashboard has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding led by Digital Space Ventures with participation from Redalpine Capital and 500 Startups. The company will use the new round of funding for sales and marketing efforts.

security

Telstra has acquired the Cognevo security analytics business of New Zealand-based Wynyard Group. The acquisition will be complementary to Telstra’s business security software suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Cloud-based security solutions company iSheriff has been acquired by Mimecast (Nasdaq:MIME) from Untangle. The acquisition provides Mimecast with complementary real-time email threat intelligence capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Mobile malware and anti-phishing solutions company MetaCert has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from Moneta Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives.