Daily Deal Activity 08/23/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Peer-to-peer insurance company Lemonade has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from XL Innovate. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent while launching out of beta testing.

ecommerce

Digital textbook company RedShelf has raised $4 million in Series B funding from Coniston Capital. The company will use the round of funding for product development efforts while building out content partnerships.

mobile content/apps

Connected device access and login app developer Proxy has raised $1.6 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives.

web search/portals

Private search and anti-tracking browser Cliqz has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Mozilla. The company will use the new round of funding building out integration features with Mozilla’s Firefox browser.

digital advertising

digital promotion/coupon

In-store personalized promotions company Upside Commerce has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from WolfCreek Partners and SocialStarts. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

vertical search

Russia-based travel search and booking company OneTwoTrip has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from Vostok New Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its international presence.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

SaaS-based work performance management solutions company Scoro has raised $1.9 million in a round of funding from SmartCap and Inventure. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales division.

crm

India-based email contact solutions company Profoundis has been acquired by contact relationship management startup FullContact. The acquisition provides FullContact with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

email/messaging software

Customer service messaging solutions company Centricient has raised $6.5 million in a round of funding led by Venrock with participation from Next Frontier Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its partnership network.

agency & Marketing Services

public relations

Public relations agency LANE has been acquired by public relations firm Finn Partners. The acquisition provides Finn Partners with an expanded presence within the financial services industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

tradtional media

newspaper publishing

Newspaper publisher Ogden Newspaper has acquired the Daily Herald publication and media operations of Lee Enterprises (NYSE:LEE). The acquisition provides Ogden with expanded domestic operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Big data and mainframe software company Syncsort has acquired database management and mainframe solutions developer Cogito. The acquisition provides Syncsort with strengthened mainframe performance capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

cloud computing

Veritone, a provider of cloud computing solutions for broadcasters and advertisers, has raised $50 million from Acacia Research. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

erp

Freight optimization software developer Ranyan Technology has raised $2 million in a round of funding from River SaaS Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer base while building out its sales division.

healthcare

Canada-based electronic medical records company QHR Corporation has been acquired by pharmacy solutions company Loblaw. The acquisition will see QHR integrated into Loblaw’s Shoppers Drug Mart division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

legal

Legal intelligence company Logikcull has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by OpenView with participation from Storm Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

security

Connected device security solutions company Kombridge has been acquired by telecommunications company Tele2. The acquisition will see Kombridge integrated into Tele2’s internet-of-things division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Incident response management platform Radar has raised $6.2 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and headcount.

security

Threat intelligence platform ThreatQuotient has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Blue Venture Investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding sales efforts.

business services

it consulting

Australia-based identity and access management consultancy Redcore has been acquired by Accenture. The acquisition is complementary to Accenture’s existing security-as-a-service and access management services as the company looks to expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

management consulting

Woodland, O’Brien & Scott, a provider research and management consulting services for the home building industry, has been acquired by Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. The acquisition provides Constellation with expanded customer insight offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 08/22/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce, mobile content/apps

China-based eCommerce app developer Daling has raised $45 million in Series C funding from Capital Today, IDG Capital, and Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing marketing initiatives.

ecommerce

Germany-based fashion eCommerce site StyleLounge has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Rocket Internet, TA Ventures, Astutia Ventures, and Axivate Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

digital advertising

comparison shopping

Australia-based digital shopping comparison company Next Commerce has been acquired by Future plc. The acquisition provides Future with expanded eCommerce holdings in Australia and Southeast Asia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile marketing

Targeted mobile campaign solutions company MediaBrix has raised $6.5 million in a round of funding from Edison Partners, Revel Partners, and Horizon Technology Finance. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while focusing on research and development initiatives.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting, ad networks/exchanges

Traffic monetization and search targeting solutions company Media.net has been acquired by a consortium of China-based investors led by Miteno Communication Technology for a reported $900 million. The acquisition provides Media.net with the resources for expanding its presence within China. Media.net has reported 2015 revenues of $232 million.

commerce management

Hotelchamp, developer of a SaaS-based direct bookings platform for hotels, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its client base.

mobile technology

InfoVista has acquired the TEMS network monitoring and testing platform business of Ascom for $45 million. The acquisition provides Ascom with strengthened mobile network performance analytics capabilities. TEMS financial information was not disclosed.

mrm/workflow management, mobile content/apps

Artificial intelligence meeting scheduling tools developer Genee has been acquired by Microsoft. The acquisition will see Genee integrated into Microsoft’s Office 365 suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

tradtional media

b-to-b media

Parenting conferences operator Big City Moms has been acquired by tradeshow and events agency Sparks Marketing Group. The acquisition provides Sparks with an expanded events portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

entertainment media

France-based concert promotions company Nous Productions has been acquired by Live Nation Entertainment from Warner Music. The acquisition provides Live Nation with expanded international operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Israel-based machine learning and pattern recognition startup Saips has been acquired by Ford Motor Company. The acquisition will see Saips integrated into Ford’s autonomous vehicle division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Youth sports management technology developer Affinity Sports has been acquired by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The acquisition provides Dick’s with expanded offerings for its Team Sports HQ platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

engineering

InsiteVR, a developer of virtual reality solutions for architects, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Y Combinator and CyberAgent Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

erp

Supply chain management and logistics platform Gravity Supply Chain has raised $1 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its engineering division.

hr

Cloud-based mentorship software developer Uvize has been acquired by behavioral health company SonderMind. The acquisition provides SonderMind with an expanded mental health therapist community. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Data encryption startup Virtru has raised $29 million in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from New Enterprise Associates, Soros Fund Management, Haystack Partners, and Blue Delta Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

software development tools

Mobile app development framework PerfectlySoft has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Impression Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

information

Apple has acquired Gliimpse, developer of a platform for consumers to manage and share medical records and information. The acquisition is complementary to Apple’s digital health division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

it consulting

Big data and analytics consulting firm Society Consulting has been acquired by Ernst & Young. The acquisition provides Ernst & Young with an expanded data science and data architecture offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 08/19/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

India-based community classifieds site Quikr has raised $20 million in a round of funding from Brand Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and operations domestically.

digital marketplace

Trucking community marketplace and recruitment platform Truckin has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

mobile content/apps

Fitness tracking app Human.co has been acquired by real-time map visualization company Mapbox. The acquisition will provide Mapbox with expanded data mapping capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

China-based sports data company Cubee Technology has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from CMC Holdings. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Marketing Technology

content delivery network, content management

Content delivery and discovery solutions developer Atypon Systems has been acquired by John Wiley & Sons for $120 million in cash. The acquisition provides Atypon with the resources for expanding its product offering. Atypon has reported 2015 revenues of $31 million.

Agency & Marketing Services

design agency

Australia-based design agency Digital Eskimo has been acquired by digital product agency Mentally Friendly. The acquisition provides Mentally Friendly with strengthened offerings for government agencies and not-for-profit businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

tradtional media

entertainment media

Digital content studio Secret Location has been acquired by Entertainment One. The acquisition provides Secret Location with the resources for expanding its presence internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

SaaS-based application monitoring solutions company AppFirst has been acquired by IT monitoring solutions developer ScienceLogic. The acquisition provides ScienceLogic with expanded IT infrastructure monitoring capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

application management

Communication applications control platform Tekpea has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from FCP Innovation. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the utilities and industrials markets.

collaboration

Enterprise file management and sharing platform SmartFile has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from Elevate Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development efforts.

erp

Retail demand chain software developer JDA Software has raised a $570 million equity investment from Blackstone and New Mountain Capital. The company will use the investment proceeds for product development and research and development initiatives.

healthcare

Personal health management solutions company Healthera has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from FT Capital and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

security

SaaS-based cloud network security and implementation company Bat Blue Networks has raised $13.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

security

Israel-based cybersecurity platform IntSights has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Wipro. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its partnership with Wipro within the Middle East.

software development tools

Chatbot design and creation startup Dexter has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Rakuten Ventures and Social Starts. The company will use the round of funding for building out new chatbot capabilities and services.

software development tools

Amazon Web Services consulting company REAN Cloud has acquired DevOps and test automation company Opex Software. The acquisition bolsters REAN Cloud’s infrastructure automation capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

healthcare consulting

Clinical documentation and client education services company Accuity Delivery Systems has raised $14.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

it consulting, software development tools

Digital consulting company DevMynd has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its strategy, design, and software development service offerings.

it consulting

Analog Devices (Nasdaq:ANI) has acquired the Cyber Security Solutions business of Sypris Electronics. The acquisition provides Analog Devices with an expanded security consulting offering for the internet-of-things, industrial, and automotive markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

Healthcare staffing services company Accountable Healthcare Holdings has raised $14 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

Daily Deal Activity 08/18/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Online 3D printing quotes marketplace Fictiv has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and platform development initiatives.

ecommerce

On-demand smartphone repair company CellSavers has raised $15 million in a round of funding Sequoia Capital and Carmel Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

ecommerce

Germany-based cruise booking platform Dreamlines has raised $15.9 million in a round of funding from Holtzbrinck Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Hasso Plattner Ventures, and Altpoint Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

ecommerce

China-based food catering company Funye has raised $12.5 million in a round of funding from H Capital and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence domestically.

mobile content/apps

Gas station customer experience app developer 51Autogo has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Gobi Partners, Renren, and Zhenfund. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its audience base.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

App interaction analytics platform Heap has raised $11 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Menlo Ventures, SV Angel, Initialized Capital, and Pejman Mar Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

media management system

Government transparency solutions developer Granicus has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners from K1 Investment Management. The acquisition provides Granicus with the resources for expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

media management system

Video campaign management solutions provider Meme Global has been acquired by toolbar software developer Somoto for $3.5 million with up to an additional $9.5 million in contingencies. The acquisition provides Somoto with expanded video advertising offerings.

website creation/hosting

Website hosting and deployment startup Netlify has raised $2.1 million in a round of funding from Bloomberg Beta and Tank Hill Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development efforts.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Creative agency Breensmith has acquired digital agency Chemistry. The acquisition provides Breensmith with an expanded geographic presence as it looks to scale operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

b-to-b media

Sand sports trade show and expo operator Sand Sports Super Show has been acquired by Bonnier Corporation. The acquisition expands Bonnier’s presence in the off-road and motorsports segments. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

enterprise mobility

Mobile asset monitoring platform Visybl has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from BlueSky Capital Partners and Barcoding. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

financial

Public company governance solutions developer iiWisdom has been acquired by Vestar Capital Partners-owned Institutional Shareholder Services. The acquisition provides ISS with expanded institutional investor connectivity offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Mental health software solutions developer Happify has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Marketplace Fund and Hills Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

healthcare

SaaS-based prescription analytics platform NextHealth Technologies has raised $8.5 million in a round of funding from Norwest Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

security

SaaS-based cyber breach solutions developer ID Experts has raised $27.5 million in a round of funding from Peloton Equity, Trident Capital, and BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for product development initiatives.

security

IT governance, risk, and compliance solutions developer Modula Security has been acquired by SAI Global. The acquisition provides SAI with complementary risk management solution offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Open source commerce solutions developer Iksula has acquired software development tools company Blisstering Solutions. The acquisition provides Iksula with an expanded presence in the media and governance verticals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

information

financial information

Social investing advice company Instavest has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding from Y Combinator and Cherubic Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its audience base.

business services

it consulting

UK-based managed IT services company Adapt has been acquired by cloud services company Datapipe. The acquisition provides Datapipe with an expanded Amazon Web Services practice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

Logistics and re-distribution company Consolidated Distribution Corporation has been acquired by warehousing and logistics company Lineage Logistics. The acquisition provides Lineage with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 08/17/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace, HR software

Job connection and hiring marketplace Vettery has raised $9 million in Series A funding from Greycroft Partners and Raine Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and operations.

ecommerce

Lifestyle products eCommerce site Goop has raised $10 million in Series B funding from New Enterprise Associates, Felix Capital, and 14W Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding the company’s direct-to-consumer business plan.

ecommerce

Corporate catering services company ZeroCater has raised $4.1 million in a round of funding from Romulus Capital and Struck Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

mobile content/apps

Millennial-focused investment app developer Stash has raised $9.3 million in Series A funding led by Goodwater Ventures with participation from Valar Ventures and Entrée Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base.

niche content

UK-based automotive-focused digital media platform Drivetribe has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding led by Breyer Capital with participation from Atomico. The company will use the new round of funding for launching its platform.

niche content

Univision will acquire Gawker Media out of a bankruptcy for a reported $135 million. Univision outbid Ziff Davis in the bankruptcy auction for Gawker assets, and the acquisition follows Univision’s recent investment in online satirical publication The Onion and acquisition of pop culture-focused broadcaster Fusion Media. Gawker Media financial information was not disclosed.

social media/apps

Professional social network operator Conspire has been acquired by contact information management company FullContact. The acquisition will see Conspire integrated into FullContact’s address book management offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps, gaming

Video game community operator Curse has been acquired by live streaming video platform Twitch. The acquisition provides Twitch with a strengthened in-house broadcasting solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

comparison shopping

UK-based insurance price comparison and booking platform Buzzmove has raised $6.8 million in a round of funding from White Mountains Insurance Group. The company will use the funding for platform development efforts.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Meeting management analytics platform EventBoard has raised $13.5 million in Series B funding led by Nokia Growth Partners with participation from GE Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Origin Ventures, and Zetta Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

crm

Virtuous Software, developer of a customer relationship management platform for nonprofits, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Access Ventures. The company will use the funding for marketing and sales initiatives.

mobile technology          

Sponsored mobile data platform developer AirFox has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from Project 11, Launch Capital, and NXT Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its mobile carrier partnerships network.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Web development agency iAnalyst has acquired eCommerce marketing agency ResponseLogic. The acquisition provides iAnalyst with strengthened online assets and an expanded client base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

experiential marketing

Ireland-based experiential event agency Pluto has been acquired by marketing and print solutions company TPI Group. The acquisition provides Pluto with the resources for expanding its presence domestically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Enterprise application integration solutions company Sesame Software has been acquired by IT solutions company Speridian Technologies. The acquisition provides Speridian with an expanded presence in the banking vertical. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Sweden-based video healthcare startup KRY has raised $6.9 million in a round of funding led by Index Ventures and Creandum with participation from Project A Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

security

Cobalt Labs, a developer of application security solutions for SaaS-based businesses, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from eLab Ventures and Draper Associates. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

security

UK-based cybersecurity support services company Nebulas Solutions has been acquired by Investcorp-owned SecureLink Group. The acquisition provides SecureLink with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

information

hr information

Job candidate information and matching platform Pymetrics has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding from BBG Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Mercer, and Randstad Innovation Fund. The company will use the funding for building out its engineering division.

business services

it consulting

IT service management provider EasyVista has raised $8.4 million in a round of funding from Isatis Capital, Alto Invest, and Conversion Venture Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding within the financial services and healthcare industries.

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