Daily Deal Activity 03/25/15

March 26, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Spain-based Oooferton, which offers online daily deals within the consumer electronics sector, has been acquired by Pixmania, an online retailer of electronic goods in Europe. The acquisition strengthens Pixmania’s activity in Spain and allows it to expand into the refurbished goods sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

India-based budget hotel room aggregation services provider OYO Rooms has raised $25 million in Series A funding at a valuation of $100 million from Greenoaks Capital with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for bringing more budget hotels under its platform.

ecommerce         

Stamps.com (Nasdaq:STMP) has acquired Endicia, a provider of shipping operations solutions, from Newell Rubbermaid for $215 million, representing 3.6x revenue. The acquisition will provide Stamps.com with enhanced domestic and international shipping growth for customers and partners.

ecommerce India-based online tea-seller Teabox has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Jafco Asia with participation from Keystone Group, Dragoneer Investment Group, and Accel Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for domestic expansion.

niche content

Edtech and educational content company Socratic has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Spark Capital and Omidyar Networks. The company will use the round of funding for growing operations, building a mobile app, and developing content creation and collaborations tools.

niche content

France-based motor sport website ToileF1.com has been acquired by motor sport content developer Motorsport.com. The acquisition expands Motorsport’s footprint in European markets while enhancing its motor sports news content. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Social and mobile advertising software developer Nanigans has raised $24 million in Series B funding led by Cheetah Mobile with participation from Avalon Ventures and Wellington Management. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its social and mobile publisher channels while focusing on international expansion.

bi tools

Machine intelligence solutions developer Ayasdi has raised $55 million in Series C funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from Institutional Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Floodgate, Citi Ventures, Centerview Capital Technology, and Draper Nexus. The company will use the round of funding for growing into new sectors including retail and information services.

content management

Ireland-based print and digital educational content provider CJ Fallon has been acquired by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The acquisition marks the PE firm’s first international acquisition and will provide CJ Fallon with resources for increasing content quality. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content management

Address book solutions provider FullContact has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Foundry Group with participation from Blue Note Ventures and 500 Startups. The company has raised $20 million to date and will use the new round of funding for developing applications of more devices including planned releases for Mac and Android.

content management

WP Engine, developer of a SaaS-based content management platform for website and applications built on WordPress, has raised $23 million in a round of funding from North Bridge Growth Equity. The company has raised $41 million to date and will use the new funding for growing globally and focusing on customer experience initiatives.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Brand management BPO and technology provider Smart Source has acquired Data Associates, a provider of marketing communications services to medium and large organizations. The acquisition will allow Smart Source to leverage Data Associates’ existing customer relationships and business model. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Internet marketing agency Trafficado has been acquired by Adduco Media, a lead generation firm for Social Security disability law and VA home loans. The combined entity will operate under the Adduco brand, and the acquisition enhances Adduco’s client services offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

b-to-b media

Pharmaceutical technology trade show organizer Northeral has been acquired by sales-focused trade show organizer Easyfairs. The acquisition extends Easyfairs geographic reach and sector reach as it branches into the international pharmaceutical industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

entertainment media

Outdoor entertainment and action sports company Powdr has acquired active entertainment and event production company Human Movement Management. The acquisition expands Powdr’s portfolio of content production and media offerings as the company looks to develop new proprietary events. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

data management

Durable data storage technology developer FoundationDB, which focuses on helping developers create applications, has been acquired by Apple. The acquisition strengthens Apple’s server-side technologies for the App Store and iTunes Connect. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

data management

Data loss prevention platform developer Harvest.ai has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Trinity Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and securing new clients.

data management

Hedvig, developer of a distributed storage platform, has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding led by True Ventures with participation from Atlantic Bridge. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its enterprise data and management offerings.

erp

Mobile ticketing and reservation solutions provider Outbound Software has been acquired by enterprise management software solutions developer Jonas Software. The acquisition boosts Jonas’ operating brand portfolio as it expands in the North American Attractions market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

SaaS-based operations management solutions provider Dude Solutions has acquired Canada-based Windmill Software, a developer of senior living operations software. The acquisition expands Dude Solutions’ presence in the senior living market and expands its geographic footprint. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Mobile fraud prevention and mobile application security solutions provider InAuth has raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Bain Capital Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for international expansion while entering into new verticals.

Information

HR information

Independent contractor hiring, onboarding, and compliance solutions provider Playbook HR has been acquired by Intuit (Nasdaq:INTU). The acquisition will bolster Intuit’s Quickbooks Online Self-Employed Software as it looks to enhance its personal accounting mobile offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

financial consulting

Independent advisory firm Swan Global Investments has raised $23 million in a round of funding from FTV Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its product line and enhancing its research and development, operations, customer support, and distribution capabilities.

legal Consulting

Independent contractor compliance and contingent workforce management solutions provider ICon Professional Services has received an investment from Serent Capital. The investment provides ICon with resources for future acquisitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

Driver behavior and fleet performance service provider GreenRoad has raised $26 million in a round of funding led by Israel Growth Partners with participation from Amadeus Capital Partners, Benchmark Capital, and DAG Ventures. The company will use the new funding for expanding its sales and marketing resources while increasing activity in the US.


Daily Deal Activity 03/24/15

March 25, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Small business lending marketplace Lendio has raised $20.5 million in a round of funding led by Napier Park’s Financial Partners Group with participation from Blumberg Capital, North Hill Ventures, Pivot Investment Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, Runa Capital, and Highway 12 Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating online innovation and expanding its partnership program.

mobile content/apps

Connected car mobile app developer Mojio has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Telekom Capital with participation from Relay Ventures and BDC. The company has raised $10.5 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering talent while bringing its product to the Android platform.

mobile content/apps

Realm, developer of a small database app that resides directly on a smartphone, has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Scale Venture Partners. The company has raised $29 million to date and will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and expanding into different verticals.

mobile content/apps

Music discovery app developer The Best Song has raised $30 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for raising product awareness and expanding headcount.

Digital Advertising

mobile marketing

Cloud-based mobile marketing solutions provider Waterfall has acquired Tetherball, a mobile loyalty and rewards solution provider for retailers and ad agencies. The acquisition accelerates Waterfall’s growth in the retail and quick-service restaurant industry segments. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

online lead generation

Rekindle, developer of a mobile app that lets users discover and connect with friends of friends, has been acquired by HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS). The acquisition enhances HubSpot’s inbound marketing capabilities as the company looks to expand contact databases for its customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

vertical search

Philippines-based online property portal ZipMatch has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding from Monk’s Hill Ventures and 500 Startups. The company has raised $3.5 million to date and will use the new round of funding for international expansion.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Localytics, developer of a platform for app marketing and analytics, has raised $35 million in Series D funding led by Sapphire Ventures with participation from Foundation Capital and Polaris Partners. The company has raised $60 million to date and will use the round of funding for strengthening its predicative intelligence capabilities.

content management

Enterprise social media management platform developer Falcon Social has raised $16 million in Series B funding led by Prime Ventures with participation from Northcap and Target Partners. The company has raised $23 million to date and will use the round of funding for product development, innovation, and international expansion.

content management

Content marketing platform Keywee has raised $9.1 million in Series A funding led by Innovation Endeavors and Marker LLC with participation from The New York Time Company and UpWest Labs. The company will use the round of capital for product development and growing its sales and marketing efforts.

mobile technology

Singapore-based Viscovery, a developer of image recognition solutions for mobile apps, has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for developing the image to text search feature in its translation app.

Agency & Marketing Services

specialty

Music publishing and rights management company ole has acquired music marketing agency Jingle Punks. The acquisition will see ole fold its music catalog into Jingle Punks’, and will provide Jingle Punk with funding for future acquisitions while enhancing the company’s rights management offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

UK-based simulated worlds platform developer Improbable Worlds has raised $20 million in a round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and continuing to build out its platform.

data management

Rubrik, provider of a converged data management platform for eliminating backup software, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for partnering more customers with its early access program.

erp

Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) will acquire capture and business process management software developer Kofax (Nasdaq:KFX) for an estimated $965 million at a representation of 3x revenue. The acquisition enhances Lexmark’s content management and business process management offerings. The deal is currently pending an investigation.

financial

Financial software and consulting services provider First Derivatives has acquired Ireland-based ActivateClients, a developer of cloud solutions for the financial market, for $5.2 million. The acquisition enhances First Derivatives’ software and front end development capabilities.

financial

Real estate investing platform developer Cadre has raised $18.3 million in Series A funding from Thrive Capital and General Catalyst Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for onboarding more partners and offices.

infrastructure

Online file backup, synchronization, and sharing assets solutions provider SugarSync has been acquired by J2 Global (Nasdaq:JCOM). The acquisition reflects the growth of J2’s cloud backup business as the company looks to continue expanding the division organically and through acquisitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, provider of a threat intelligence platform for security operations, has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Neuberger Berman Private Equity Funds with participation from Alsop Louie Partners. The company will use the new capital for expanding its team and increasing the adoption of its solutions among large businesses and government agencies.

security

Enterprise network security platform ProtectWise has raised $17 million in a round of funding from Crosslink Capital, Trinity Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, and Arsenal Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling business operations and while continuing product development efforts.

security

Threat intelligence and risk awareness platform developer Security Scorecard has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Boldstart and Evolution Equity Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing sales and marketing efforts.

security

Mobile threat defense solutions developer Skycure has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures with participation from New York Life Insurance Company and Pitango Venture Capital. The company will use the round of funding for growing its sales and marketing efforts, investing in research and development, and hiring talent.

Information

geo-Demo information

AirSage, a provider of population location and traffic information services, has acquired Israel-based Decell Technologies, a developer of predicative road-traffic information offerings. The acquisition expands AirSage’s product portfolio and reach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

legal information

Governance, risk, and compliance solutions provider Rsam has raised $32 million in a round of funding from JMI Equity. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and enhancing its auditing and business continuity management services.

Business Services

hr consulting

Recruitment and consulting firm WilsonHCG has acquired Sumner Grace, a provider of talent management, talent acquisition, and workforce planning consulting services. The acquisition will provide WilsonHCG with complimentary offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 03/23/15

March 25, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online catering marketplace ezCater has raised $12 million in a round of funding from Insight Venture Partners, Breton Capital Management, and Launchpad Capital Management. The company has raised $19 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its facilities and increasing headcount.

ecommerce

Furlenco, provider of an online platform for renting furniture for residential use, has raised $6 million in a round of funding from Lightbox Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and growing its package offering option.

mobile content/apps

Uber has taken a strategic investment from India-based media firm Times Internet. The investment, which is described as small, will be used for marketing initiatives as Uber looks to raise its visibility in India. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Japan-based mobile media company Breaker has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Dream Incubator and gumi ventures. The company has raised $5 million to date and will use the new capital for accelerating development and implementation of its technology platform while expanding the number of creators it works with and supports.

digital video

Mobile game streaming community operator Shou.TV has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and increasing the availability of its community across different platforms.

online lead generation

UK-based subscription document sharing and lead capture solutions provider Edocr has been acquired by Accusoft, a developer of document, content, and imaging solutions software. The acquisition provides Accusoft with a cloud document platform tailored to small businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

France-based mobile programmatic platform AdotMob has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from Iris Capital and Kerala Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring engineers and consultants, developing its technology, and expanding internationally.

commerce management, mobile technology

Real-time revenue optimization platform for mobile apps The Loadown has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by IGA Works with participation from Pleasant Valley Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its pricing services and advertising optimization offerings.

mobile technology

Mobile operating system platform developer Cyanogen has raised $80 million in Series C funding led by Premji Invest with participation from Twitter Ventures, Qualcomm, Telefonica Ventures, Index Ventures, Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, and Redpoint Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and accelerating the development of its open iOS platform.

search & Discovery

Korea-based Smatoos, an online platform that offers a learning guide for education and technology-related subjects, has raised $2.7 million in Series B funding from Korea Investment Partners, Mirae Asset Venture Investments, and Partners Investment. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into China and Taiwan while increasing its presence in Japan.

sem/seo tools

Business channel optimization services provider 6D Global Technologies has acquired analytics consulting and search engine optimization firm SwellPath for $5.6 million. The acquisition enhances the capabilities of 6D’s predicative and qualitative solutions, and will allow SwellPath to expand its product suite.

social technology

Media intelligence company Cision has acquired social media engagement platform Viralheat. The acquisition reinforces Cision’s suite of social engagement tools as it looks for further acquisitions to expand its social capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

healthcare agency

Cambridge BioMarketing, a strategic launch and marketing solutions provider for rare disease and orphan products, has been acquired by digital health and wellness solutions provider Everyday Health (NYSE:EVDY), for $33 million with potential for an additional $5 million. The acquisition will allow Cambridge to utilize data for directly engaging with consumers and healthcare professionals. (Petsky Prunier led transaction)

Software

cloud computing

Cloud-based services firm Day1 Solutions has raised $2 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its technical cloud services and sales team through expanding headcount and targeting acquisitions.

data management

Schoolrunner, a developer of cloud-based software for helping teachers manage student data, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Colorado Impact Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its platform and increasing the capabilities of its technology.

financial

Real estate investment platform developer LendingHome, which allows individuals and institutions to invest in real estate transactions, has raised $70 million in a round of funding from Renren. The company has raised $103 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding within its market.

financial

Online prepaid digital payment and digital wallet solutions provider Skrill Group has been acquired by online and mobile payment processing services Optimal Payments. The acquisition expands Optimal Payments reach in the digital wallet market and provides the company with international scale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Germany-based Spotcap, developer of a lending platform for small businesses, has raised $5.5 million in a round of funding from Kreos Capital. The company has raised $20 million to date and will use the new round of funding for financing online business lending activities and expanding globally.

healthcare

Value-based healthcare technologies solutions developer Health Fidelity has received a significant investment from healthcare system UPMC. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding research and development while strengthening its team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Israel-based Solebit Labs, a developer of cybersecurity solutions, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Glilot Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating product development and bolstering sales and marketing efforts.

software development tools

Germany-based mobile and web applications developer sprylab has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding the adoption of its publishing suite to agencies while increasing sales and marketing efforts.

Information

healthcare information

Population health management solutions provider ZeOmega has acquired HealthUnity, a provider of inoperability information solutions that enables providers to streamline the patient data exchange process. The combined entity will allow providers and payors to share clinical and claims analytics across disparate systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 03/20/15

March 23, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Food delivery startup Maple has raised $22 million in Series A funding led by Greenoaks Capital with participation from Thrive Capital and Primary Ventures. The company has raised $26 million to date and will use the new round of funding for hiring talent, expanding infrastructure, and increasing product development efforts.

ecommerce

On-demand liquor delivery platform and mobile app Minibar has acquired competitor Booze Carriage. The acquisition expands Minibar’s user-base as the company looks to increase its market share. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Northern Tickets, the ticketing service of The MRG Group, has been acquired by ticketing technology platform developer Ticketfly. The acquisition accelerates Ticketfly’s international growth by adding new Canadian Venues to its client list. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

On-demand wine and spirits delivery service Thirstie has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from KiwiVentures. The company will use the new round of funding for launching its service in additional markets and accelerating customer acquisition initiatives.

mobile content/apps, social media/apps

Live streaming video app developer Meerkat, which alerts user through their twitter feed, has raised $12 million at a valuation of $52 million in Series B funding led by Greylock Partners with participation from private investors. The company raised $3.7 million in its Series A last month from investors including Ooga Labs, Aleph, and Entrée Capital.

mobile content/apps

Website creation app developer PageCloud has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for developing new product innovations and hiring talent.

niche content

Digital media company A Plus has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from Sound Ventures, Venture 51, and Social Starts. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing its monthly viewer metric while expanding headcount.

Digital Advertising

local search

UK-based Property Partner, a residential property crowdfunding platform, has raised $5.7 million in a round of funding led by Index Ventures with participation from Octopus Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for creating a global exchange for residential property by offering properties in Europe and the US.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

Advertising software company Gravity4, which develops a marketing OS solution, has acquired Triggit, a provider of real-time media management solutions. The acquisition, Gravity4’s seventh since July 2014, will enhance the company’s dynamic retargeting offering, and allow it to extend its capabilities across new verticals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & targeting

Social media analytics platform developer Sentisis has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding from AXON Partners Group, Startcaps Ventures, and 500 Startups. The company will use the new round of funding for developing it platform and expanding internationally.

email/messaging software

Team-based email support software startup Help Scout has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Foundry Group with participation from CommonAngels Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product and content development while investing in new marketing channels.

sfa/lead management

Selling Simplified, a developer of marketing as a service solutions for technology sales organizations, has raised $2.8 million in a round of funding from Berger Associates. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating customer acquisition and expanding its market as a service platform.

Software

cloud computing

Canada-based RackForce Networks, a provider of enterprise cloud services, has been acquired by end-to-end data solutions provider TeraGo for $33 million. The acquisition will provide TeraGo with a platform in the enterprise cloud services industry.

enterprise mobility

Enterprise resource platform etaskr has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding led by Oxygen Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and developing its product’s technology.

financial

Revenue cycle technology service provider RevSpring has acquired interactive voice messaging and payment solutions provider Revenue Advantage. The acquisition strengthens RevSpring’s end-to-end capabilities while enhancing its messaging technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Canada-based electronic medical records provider TELUS Health has acquired Medesync, a provider of EMR mobile and cloud-based solutions. Medesync will continue to operate as a separate entity, and the acquisition will help the company provide consistent customer service under TELUS Health. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 03/19/15

March 23, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Japan-based peer-to-peer ticket marketplace TicketCamp has been acquired by Japan-based internet company Mixi for $96 million. The acquisition is Mixi’s second in the past month. Other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

eBook, audiobook, and streaming video platform for libraries and schools OverDrive has been acquired by Rakuten from Insight Venture Partners for $410 million. OneDrive will operate as a subsidiary of Rakuten USA and the acquisition will allow OneDrive to expand reach and scale through Rakuten’s portfolio.

ecommerce

Germany-based eCommerce platform for baby products Tausendkind has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Capnamic Ventures, Iris Capital, and MGO Digital Ventures. The company will use the new funding for developing its offering and increasing sales.

ecommerce

France-based crowdlending platform developer Unilend, which provides small business with access to a community of credit institutions, has raised $8.6 million in a round of funding from Ventech, 360 Capital Partners, and BPI France. The company will use the new round of funding for domestic growth while expanding into other European countries.

mobile content/apps

Germany-based female health app developer Clue has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Groupe Arnault and private investors. The company has raised $3 million to date and will use the new funding for growing its team and introducing its product to new markets.

mobile content/apps

Real-money fantasy sports application developer Draft has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Upfront Ventures with participation from Advancit Capital, BoxGroup, The Chernin Group, and Queensbridge Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

mobile content/apps

Retirement savings account mobile app developer Honest Dollar has raised $3 million in a round of funding led by Expansive Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating the delivery of its app as it looks to launch out of beta testing.

Digital Advertising

local search

Rover.com, operator of a network for connecting dog owners with sitters, has raised $25 million in a round of funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures with participation from Foundry Group, Madrona Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and Petco. The company will use the new funding for expanding operations.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

Rakuten’s marketing division has acquired automated ad-buying platform Deep Forest Media. The acquisition will provide Rakuten with a tool for analyzing its eCommerce data to tie user identity across devices in an attempt to help marketers apply similar targeting for mobile and desktop. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting

Data analytics firm Quid, which allows companies to accelerate research and insight, has raised $39 million in Series D funding led by Liberty Interactive Corporation with participation from ARTIS Ventures, Buchanan Investments, Subtraction Capital, and Tiger Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding its product while engineering new capabilities.

content management

Enterworks, a provider of solutions for transforming product information into content for multi-channel sales, has been acquired by Black Dragon Capital. The acquisition will allow the company to expand its market presence while continuing to meet customer needs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

crm

Integrated customer experience technologies developer Avtex has acquired Digital Voice System, a provider of CRM and enterprise communications solutions. The acquisition boosts Avtex’s technology offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

market research

Digital data collection and analytics and insights provider Research Now has been acquired by Court Square Capital Partners. The acquisition provides Research Now with the resources to turn out new scheduled technology offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Virtual private network app developer SurfEasy, which allows users to browse the web more securely, has been acquired by Opera Software. The acquisition is security-focused as Opera looks to provide a private offering for consumers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

sfa/lead generation

Information technology consulting and solutions provider LiquidHub has acquired RedKite, a Salesforce partner offering end-to-end solutions in cloud consulting services. The acquisition is LiquidHub’s third Salesforce alliance acquisition this year, and will allow the company to expand its customer engagement solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

India-based music and movie streaming firm Hungama has raised $100 million in a round of funding from Intel Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its technology, platforms, and increasing its content libraries.

entertainment media

Indie music and video distributor The Orchard will be acquired by Sony for $200 million. Sony, already a majority owner, will acquire the remaining assets of the company from Dimensional Associates. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional outdoor

Out-of-home advertising platform AllOver Media has been acquired by Audax Group. The acquisition will allow AllOver Media to focus on organic growth while supplementing expansion through acquisitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Big data startup Tachyon Nexus, which develops a memory-centric storage system, has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz. The company will use the new round of funding for continued development of its technology before initial launch.

financial

Cash flow optimization tool developer for small businesses Fundbox has raised $40 million in Series B funding led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Khosla Ventures, Blumberg Capital, and NyCa Investment Partners. The company will use the new funding for accelerating expansion, innovation, and product development while increasing marketing efforts.

financial

Remittance services provider Remitly has raised $12.5 million in Series B funding led by DFJ with participation from DN Capital, QED Investors, and Trilogy Equity Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its team, scaling marketing efforts, and broadening its service to include new countries.

healthcare

Cloud-based electronic medical records systems developer Modernizing Medicine has raised $20 million in Series D funding led by IBM (NYSE:IBM). The company will use then new round of funding for accelerating market expansion in specialty areas while enhancing and developing its suite of solutions.

security

Cyberattack prevention platform developer Vidder has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by LDV Partners with participation from Presidio Ventures, ONSET Ventures, and Voyager Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding global marketing, sales, and customer service efforts.

Information

healthcare information

Healthentic, an information analytics company that identifies health savings for employers, has raised $3.8 million in a round of funding from Corvesta and WDS Holdings. The company has raised $20 million to date and will use the new round of funding for continued product innovation and go-to-market efforts.


Daily Deal Activity 03/18/15

March 20, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

China-based peer-to-peer car sharing service platform Uuzuche.com has raised $10 million in a round of funding from China-based automobile online platform BitAuto. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into new cities while improving marketing initiatives, promotion efforts, and employee recruiting.

ecommerce

On-demand local restaurant delivery services provider DoorDash has raised $35 million in a round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.  The company has raised $72 million to date and will use the new round of funding for geographic expansion.

mobile content/apps, healthcare

Pharma-focused mobile clinical trial data collection company Clinical Ink has merged with CentrosHealth, a developer of mobile apps for clinical trial patient engagement. The acquisition will allow the combined entity to provide a provider and patient-facing data collection tool. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Shuddle, provider of a rideshare service designed to transport busy families, has raised $9.6 million in a round of funding led by RRE Ventures with participation from Comcast Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, and Accel Partners. The company has raised $12 million to date and will use the new round of funding for geographic expansion.

niche content

Listing services and real estate content media brand Brownstoner has been acquired by BlankSlate. The acquisition will provide Brownstoner with the resources to expand and refine its editorial scope as it plans to release new enhancements for its real estate listing and service provider’s marketplace. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

comparison shopping

UK-based price comparison solutions provider Cortexica Visual Systems has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding led by Imperial innovations Group. The company will use the new round of funding for development of new products set to release mid-year while focusing on expansion in Asia.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

Business-to-business marketing automation firm Azalead Software has raised $2.1 million in a round of funding from Aurinvest. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing the capabilities of its platform.

analytics & Targeting

Hospitality market intelligence, rate shopping, and analytics solutions provider Revcaster has been acquired by The Rainmaker Group, a provider of automated revenue management and profit optimization software solutions for the gaming, hospitality, and multifamily housing industries. The acquisition increases Rainmaker’s analytics offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting

Automated online advertising technology firm AppNexus has acquired rival Yieldex for $100 million in cash and stock. The acquisition enhances AppNexus’ programmatic direct to buyer ad technology as it advances toward a potential IPO. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

bi tools

Result management software developer AchieveIt has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by BIP Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating its sales, marketing, client services, and product development efforts.

commerce management

Enterprise social commerce company Reevoo has raised $9.6 million in a round of funding from MMC Ventures and Talis Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for recruiting new talent while increasing its business presence in new markets.

content management

Playbuzz, developer of an open network for publishers, bloggers, and brands to create content, has raised $16 million in Series B funding from FirstTime Venture Capital, Carmel Ventures, Saban Capital Group, and 83North. The company has raised $20 million to date and will use the new round of funding for international expansion.

email/messaging software

Message notification provider One Call Now has acquired business notification and automated messaging services provider cNotify. The acquisition will enhance One Call now’s reach in the business and services verticals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Mobile data delivery optimization platform developer Twin Prime has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding led by DFJ and True Ventures with participation from Milliways Ventures and Moment Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating marketing and sales activities while expanding its product development efforts.

sfa/lead management

Sales acceleration platform developer InsideSales.com has raised $60 million in a round of funding led by Salesforce Ventures with participation from Microsoft, Polaris Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Hummer Winblad, U.S. Venture Partners, and Zetta Ventures. The company will use the new capital for expanding its platform while building out integrations.

Agency & Marketing Services

specialty agency

UK-based employer branding and marketing agency ThirtyThree has been acquired by UK-based recruitment business Capita Resourcing. The acquisition strengthens Capita’s existing resourcing and recruitment offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Oracle cloud applications systems integrator Drivestream has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT). The investment aims to extend Wipro’s capabilities in the Oracle application services and cloud application space.

collaboration

CafeX Communications, a provider of real-time engagement solutions for mobile and web platforms, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Intel Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its reach among more businesses.

geo-demo

Geospatial web and data service company Urban Mapping has been acquired by spatial data services provider Maponics. The acquisition enhances Maponics’ offerings as it looks develop innovations for its market solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Employer-sponsored health insurance platform developer Collective Health has raised $38 million in Series B funding led by Founders Fund and New Enterprise Associates with participation from Formation 8, Redpoint Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Subtraction Capital. The company will use the new funding for increasing adoption of its platform.

hr

Cloud-based health exchange and benefits engagement platform developer PlanSource has acquired benefits administration business ClearBenefits from BENU. The acquisition expands PlanSource’s presence in the US. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

legal

Sidus BioData, a provider of compliant hosting solutions and services, has been acquired by data center and IT infrastructure services provider BYTEGRID. The acquisition enhances BYTEGRID’s compliance capabilities for the healthcare sector and Federal Government. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

UK-based enterprise threat detection software developer Darktrace has raised $18 million at a valuation of $80 million in a round of funding from Invoke Capital, Talis Capital, and Hoxton Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for growing globally while expanding specifically in the Asia Pacific region.

security

Threat detection platform provider Interset has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Toba Capital and Informatica with participation from Anthem Venture Partners and Telesystem. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding capabilities and accelerating adoption of its platform among new customers.

security

Cybersecurity engineering and research company Ponte Technologies has been acquired by KEYW Holding Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW). The acquisition enhances KEYW’s capabilities for both government and commercial customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 03/17/15

March 19, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Local marketing solutions provider Dex Media (Nasdaq:DXM) has spun off its new and used car buying portal EveryCarListed.com. The new entity is backed by a private financial firm, and the spinoff will allow EveryCarListed to undergo a scheduled integration process that will enhance its product portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

China-based online used car auction company Youxinpai has raised $170 million in a round of funding from Baidu, KKR, and Coatue Management. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its platform into the B2C used car market.

ecommerce

Germany-based wine eCommerce startup Vicampo has raised $4 million in a round of funding from Passion Capital and e.ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for technological development of its platform while increasing human resources and marketing initiatives.

mobile content/apps

Creative activity mobile app developer FiftyThree has raised $30 million in a round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates. The company has raised $45 million to date and will use the new funding for hiring designers, engineers, and marketing personnel while focusing on the enterprise and education sectors.

mobile content/apps

Sweden-based user testing app developer Lookback has acquired the UK-based developer of screencasting app QuickCast, Reissued. The acquisition will enhance Lookback’s live data solutions for developers and app publishers as it looks to compete with main rival UserTesting.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Patreon, developer of a subscription-based funding site for artists, has acquired competitor Subbable. The acquisition is a reaction to Amazon’s shutting down of its Flexible Payments Service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

comparisonShopping

Japan-based price comparison portal Pricebook has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding led by Global Brain Corporation with participation from IMJ Investment Partners and M&S partners. The company will use the new round of funding for enhancing its platform for online and offline retailers.

vertical search

Russia-based online travel agency and content portal Oktogo has raised $5 in a round of funding from MCI Management, Mangrove Capital Partners, VenTech, and ABRT. The company has raised $26 million to date and will use the new funding for focusing on expansion in the domestic market.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting, Social technology

Real time information discovery company Dataminr has raised $130 million in a round of funding led by Fidelity Management and Research Company with participation from Wellington Management, Credit Suisse NEXT Investors, WorldQuant Ventures, Glynn Capital, Goldman Sachs, Venrock, and Institutional Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding into new markets and broadening its offerings.

bi tools

UK-based cloud business intelligence and analytics platform developer Birst has raised $65 million in a round of funding led by Wellington Management with participation from Sequoia Capital, Hummer Winblad, DAG Ventures, and Northgate Capital. The company has raised $156 million to date and will use the funding for strengthening its international presence, expanding its sales and marketing efforts, and enhancing product capabilities.

content management

eCommerce product photography and creative content services providers Sandbox Studio and OneKreate have been acquired by Bertram Capital. The acquisitions mark Bertram’s formation of a holding company for investing in businesses that create and manage digital content and eCommerce applications. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Digital strategy and product design tools developer Solstice Mobile has been acquired by UK-based marketing services firm St. Ives Group for $74 million. The acquisitions coincides with St. Ives’ strategy of further enhancing its mobile, customer engagement, and loyalty capabilities.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Online business listing presence management solutions provider UBL Interactive has merged with Advice Interactive Group, a digital agency that develops proprietary local search technologies. The merge will provide for an increased digital presence management solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

consumer newspaper publishing

Apollo Global Management is in talks to acquire most assets of Digital First Media, publisher of San Jose Mercury News and the Denver Post, for $400 million. Further terms of the potential deal have not been disclosed.

Software

data management

LLR Partners has acquired a majority stake in disaster recovery solutions provider Agility Recovery. The acquisition will allow the company to expand its sales force while extending increased support for members. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Diabetes management platform developer Glooko has raised $16.5 million in Series B funding led by Canaan Partners and Medtronic with participation from Social+Capital and Samsung Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its platform while focusing on expanding operations.

healthcare

Healthcare data warehousing, analytics, and outcomes improvement platform developer Health Catalyst has raised $70 million in a round of funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Sequoia Capital, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Sorenson Capital, CHV Capital, Tenaya Capital, Epic Ventures, and Sands Capital Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development investments.

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Canada-based big data referral automation services provider Careerify has been acquired by LinkedIn. The acquisition will allow Careerify to develop a referral service that will help companies find prospective candidates through existing employee contacts and networks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

healthcare information

Personalized patient engagement service provider Conversa Health has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for integrating its platform with other existing systems.

Business Services

bpo

Packaging production and supply chain solutions provider Esko has acquired MediaBeacon, a provider of digital asset management software solutions. The acquisition will allow Esko to develop into an end-to-end solution in the packaging world. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

Philippines-based cloud job matching platform developer Kalibrr, which focuses on expedited online recruitment, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Y Combinator. The company has raised $3.9 million to date and will use the new round of funding for launching its product out of beta-testing and starting operations in the local market.

training

Ireland-based Initiafy, developer of a job training platform for contractors and short term workers, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding led by Delta Partners Group and ACT Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing its presence in the US while focusing on expanding headcount.


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