Daily Deal Activity 06/30/15

June 30, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

HomeHero, operator of a care-giving marketplace for seniors, has raised $20 million in a round of funding led by Graham Holdings with participation from Tencent, Social+Capital Partnership, Launch Fund, and Science Inc. The company will use the new funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

Customized product marketplace and community Shapeways has raised $30 million in funding from INKEF Capital with participation from Hewlett Packard Ventures, Presidio Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, and Lux Capital. The company will use the funding for investing in its community while developing new features for its platform.

gaming

eSports and gaming company Unikrn has raised $7 million in a round of funding from Finary Capital, Advancit Capital, Indicator Ventures, and 500 Startups. The company has raised $10 million to date and will use the new round of funding for developing its eSports platform.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Nativo, provider of an end-to-end advertising solutions for publishers, has raised $20 million in a round of funding from Advance Vixeid Partners. The company will use the round of funding for expanding its distribution and international footprint.

online lead generation

Restaurant discovery services provider MangoPlate has raised $6.1 million in a round of funding led by Qualcomm Ventures with participation from SoftBank Ventures and YJ Capital. The company has raised $7.2 million to date and will use the new round of funding for customer acquisition initiatives while focusing on product development.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Netherlands-based big data analytics solution provider Flytxt has raised $ 11 million in a round of funding from Sunrise Capital and Big Data Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for consolidating its presence in the communication service provider market.

analytics & Targeting

Cloud-based networking analytics company Kentic has raised $12.1 million in Series A funding led by August Capital with participation from First Round Capital, Data Collective, and Tahoma Ventures. The company will use the round of funding for further developing its technology.

bi tools

Corporate performance management solutions provider Adaptive Insights has raised $75 million in a round of funding from JMI Equity, Norwest Venture Partners, ONSET Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cardinal Venture Capital, Monitor Ventures, and Information Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for preparing an IPO.

mrm/workflow management

Video, analytics, and advertising technology provider Ooyala has acquired cloud-based media logistics and workflow software and services developer Nativ. The acquisition provides Ooyala’s personalized video offering with production, post-production, and digital content services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

experiential marketing

Brand protection and customer experience measurement services provider LRA has been acquired by Deloitte. LRA will integrate with Deloitte Advisory’s strategic risk services practice while expanding Deloitte’s field research offerings in the hospitality, retail, and healthcare industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

SkyKick, a developer of cloud management software for IT solutions providers, has raised $10 million in a round of funding NT Capital Partners and private investors. The company will use the round of funding for expanding headcount.

security

Bot detection and mitigation platform developer Distil Networks has raised $21 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Foundry Group, TechStars, ff Venture Capital, Idea Fund, and Correlation Ventures. The company has raised $38 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding sales, marketing, and engineering initiatives.

security

Cloud security company OpenDNS has been acquired by Cisco for $635 million. The acquisition provides Cisco with a SaaS security vendor as the company looks to expand its cloud security layer strategy. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Cybersecurity company Venafi has raised $39 million in a round of funding led by QuestMark Partners with participation from Intel Capital, Foundation Capital, and Silver Lake Waterman. The company will use the new funding for further developing it security platform.

Information

healthcare information

SimplyInsured, a provider of employee health insurance purchasing and comparison solutions, has raised $5.9 million in a round of funding led by Polaris Partners with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Altair.VC, and Corazon Capital. The company will use the new funding for expanding its sales and marketing team.

Business Services

healthcare consulting

Activate Healthcare, a provider of workplace health clinics, has raised an undisclosed amount of growth equity from Spring Mountain Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating national expansion of its healthcare delivery model.

it consulting/systems intregration

IT consulting firm Graycon Group has been acquired by production print solutions company Ricoh. Graycon will integrate with Ricoh Canada while expanding Ricoh’s managed services portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems intregration

MagicInk Interactive, a provider of software and integration services for retail and hospitality digital networks, has been acquired by Panasonic. The acquisition bolsters Panasonic’s outdoor display integration and project management capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 06/29/15

June 29, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Online rental space marketplace Airbnb has raised $1.5 billion in a round of funding led by Tiger Global Management, Hillhouse Capital Group, and General Atlantic with participation from Horizon Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, China Broadband Capital, GGV Capital, Fidelity Investments, T. Rowe Price, Baillie Gifford, Wellington Management and Temasek.  The company is set to announce a $25.5 billion post money valuation.

ecommerce

Luxury home hospitality business Onefinestay has raised $40 million in Series D funding from Intel Capital, Quadrant Advisors, Index Ventures, and Canaan Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for enhancing its guest and homeowner offering, expanding internationally, and investing in training and recruitment capabilities.

ecommerce

India-based mobile services marketplace operator UrbanClap has raised $10 million in Series A funding from SAIF Partners and Accel Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding domestically, building outs its app, and expanding headcount.

mobile content/apps

Personalized recommendations app developer Drippler has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding led by Titanium Investments with participation from TMT Investments, iAngels, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its technology and data offerings while expanding headcount.

mobile content/apps

Lifestyle app developer Velocity has raised $12 million in a round of funding led by private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding internationally while continuing to build out content for its hospitality app.

Marketing Technology

content management

Private equity firm Segulah has acquired content translation and interpreting solutions firm Semantix. The acquisition provides Semantix with resources for expanding within the language industry as the company looks to build out its platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mrm/workflow management, segmentation/data mining

Vista Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in advertising software developer Mediaocean in a transaction that values the company at $720 million. The company will use the new resources to accelerate expansion plans while building out its software. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Yello Mobile’s digital advertising subsidiary Yello Digital Marketing has acquired Thailand-based online marketing company Adyim. The acquisition provides Adyim with resources for domestic growth as the company looks to build out its technology capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Advertising and marketing agency Tocquigny has been acquired by marketing communication agency Archer Malmo. The acquisition will see Tocquigny rebranded under Archer Malmo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

experiential marketing

Brand experience agency SET Management has been acquired by WPP. The acquisition extends WPP’s branding and identity group as the company looks to strengthen its live events offering in Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Cloud systems management platform developer Blue Medora has raised $4.6 million in Series A funding led by Michigan eLab with participation from Start Garden. The company will use the new round of funding for growing its engineering, sales, and marketing teams,

collaboration

Productivity database developer Airtable has raised $7.6 million in a round of funding led by CRV with participation from Caffeinated Capital, Crunchfund, Data Collective, Founder Collective, and Freestyle Capital. The company has raised $10.6 million to date and will use the new round of funding for growing its operations and hiring talent.

erp

ERP and supply chains solutions provider International Business Systems will be acquired by Marlin Equity Partners. The acquisition will provides IBS with the resources to build out its customer success capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

healthcare information

Behavioral health platform developer Lyra has raised $3.1 million in a round of funding from Castlight Health (NYSE:CSLT). The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating product development while building outs its engineering and sales divisions.

Business Services

hr consulting

Cast & Crew, a provider of payroll services for the entertainment industry, has been acquired by Silver Lake Partners from ZelnickMedia in a deal that values the company at $700 million including debt. The company will use the new resources for expanding its employment insurance offerings. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

IT security integration firm Stalwart has been acquired by communications services provider North State Communications. The acquisition provides North State with enhanced infrastructure security capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 06/26/15

June 26, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

On-demand food delivery service Bento has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding led by LAUNCH Fund with participation from Slow Ventures, and 500 Startups. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and expanding its geographic coverage.

social media/apps, gaming

Playbasis, a provider of gamification solutions for enterprises, has raised $1.8 million in Series A funding from Cherubic Ventures and 500 Startups. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its technology and hiring talent.

social media/apps

STAND, operator of a personal philanthropy social network, has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding led by Resolute Ventures with participation from Fresco Capital and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its network.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Open caching and online video delivery solutions provider Qwilt has raised $25 million in Series D funding led by Disrupt-ive with participation from Innovation Endeavors, Cisco Investments, Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Maker LLC, and Redpoint Ventures. The company has raised $65 million to date and will use the funding for scaling operations.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Public relations and influencer engagement software developer Augure has acquired Wisemetrics, a provider of social analytics tools. The acquisition bolsters Augure’s big data capabilities while providing the company with expanded communications and marketing offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

Customer choice and pattern modeling solutions provider Celect has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by August Capital with participation from Activant Group. The company will use the new funding for growing its existing management and development teams while expanding its footprint geographically.

content management

Norway-based IT and product engineering services provider Tieto has acquired Software Innovation, a provider of enterprise content management solutions for $77.8 million. The acquisition strengthens Tieto’s digitization advisor capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

email/messaging software

Cureatr, developer of a messaging app for healthcare providers, has raised $13 million in Series B funding led by Deerfield Investments with participation from Cerner Capital, Windham Ventures, Cardinal Partners, Milestone Venture Partners, and JMI Services. The company will use the new funding for launching into new markets.

Agency & Marketing Services

healthcare agency

Falfurrias Capital Partners has made an undisclosed investment in GlynnDevins, a provider of marketing services to senior living and care communities. The company will use the new round of funding for broadening its capabilities while expanding into new market segments.

Traditional Media

broadcast television

UK-based broadcaster ITV will acquire a 75 majority stake in TV program broadcaster Twofour Group for $87 million. The acquisition expands ITV’s offerings as the company looks to expand its international channels and programs.

consumer book publishing

Scholarly journal publisher Maney Publishing has been acquired by Taylor & Francis Group. The acquisition provides Taylor & Francis group with expanded partnerships in higher learning institutions and universities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

yellow pages

Local business online and print listings company YP will spin off its print business into a new entity called Print Media. The spin-off will allow YP to focus on its digital assets while Print Media continues to share a YP-led sales team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data               

Guavus, a provider of big data analytics solutions for operation intelligence, has raised $30 million in a round of funding led by Investor Growth Capital with participation from Artiman Ventures, Sofinnova Ventures, Intel Capital, QuestMark Partners, and Goldman Sachs. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its core products while scaling operations.

financial

Investment banking platform BankerBay has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Scale.VC and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for growing its member base while building out its network of institutional investors.

security

Endpoint threat detection and automated incident response solutions provider Resolution1 Security has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners. Resolution1 will merge with Marlin portfolio company Fidelis Cybersecurity, extending the company’s existing network-based offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

logistics

On-demand delivery service Postmates has raised $80 million in a round of funding from Tiger Global Management. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating geographic expansion and expanding into new categories beyond food.

logistics

Online freight booking services provider Zinka has raised $6 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners and Flipkart. The company will use the new round of funding improving logistics and supply chain capabilities.


Daily Deal Activity 06/25/15

June 26, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Mexico-based online classifieds site Anumex has been acquired by Schibsted Media Group. The acquisition bolsters the position and market presence of Schibsted’s Mexico-based classifieds site Segundamano.mx. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Local shopping startup Curbside has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Sutter Hill Ventures with participation from Index Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, and Qualcomm Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its service to new markets and retailers.

gaming

PC game maker Radiant has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, and London Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for attracting and monetizing users.

niche content

Motorsport.com has acquired Middle Eastern online motorsports news and content site Formulawahad.com. The acquisition expands Motorsport.com’s online news content footprint as the company continues on an acquisition spree. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

UK-based kids publishing and entertainment startup Lost My Name has raised $9 million in Series A funding from Google Ventures, Greycroft Partners, The Chemin Group, and Allen & Co. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling internationally.

Digital Advertising

email services

Marketing tech startup Yieldify has raised $11.5 million in Series A funding from Google Ventures and SoftBank Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its predictive marketing technology while expanding its global presence and hiring talent.

local search

Apartment rental platform Zumper has raised $6.4 million in a round of funding from Goodwater Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company will use the new round of funding for building out the capabilities of its platform.

vertical search

Job search engine AdHunter has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from Crowdcube, Index Ventures, The Accelerator Group, and Passion Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding internationally while investing in technology.

vertical search

Online travel itinerary platform Inspirock has raised $3 million in a round of funding from MakeMyTrip and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its coverage geographically.

Marketing Technology

commerce management

Sweden-based digital content and commerce solutions firm Brightstep has been acquired by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). The acquisition provides Accenture Interactive with expanded experience in digital commerce solutions for hybris software and Adobe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content management

Belgium-based online content translation platform TextMaster has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Serena Capital with participation from Alven Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in research and development.

sfa/lead management

Conga, a developer of document generation and reporting applications for Salesforce, has raised $70 million in a round of funding from Insight Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating product development and customer supports efforts while providing increased certification offerings.

Agency & Marketing Services

public relations, healthcare agency

UK-based healthcare public relations and medical communications agency Just:: has been acquired by Havas. The acquisition will see Just:: combined with Havas Health as Havas looks to expand in the global public relations space. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Enterprise-grade database startup Redis Labs has raised $15 million in Series B funding from Bain Capital and Carmel Ventures. The company has raised $28 million and will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and marketing operations.

big data

On-demand database capacity management firm Tesora has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding from Rho Canada Ventures with participation from Common Angels and General Catalyst Partners. The company will use the new funding for building out its database service.

cloud computing

Cloud management platform developer Attribo has been acquired by cloud infrastructure analysis firm Cloudability. The acquisition provides Cloudability with enhanced cloud adoption and cloud financial control offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

collaboration

Organization stakeholder engagement platform Brazen has raised $4.7 million in a round of funding led by Osage Venture Partners with participation from Randstad Innovation Fund, Militello Capital, and Kegonsa Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for continuing to build out its collaboration platform.

credit/risk

Security rating platform developer BitSight Technologies has raised $23 million in Series B funding led by Comcast Ventures with participation from Menlo Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, and Flybridge Capital Partners. The company has raised $49 million to date and will use the funding for extending sales and marketing efforts while expanding its engineering and data science teams.

engineering

3D modeling software developer Matterport has raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Qualcomm Ventures with participation from Lux Capital, Greylock Partners, DCM Ventures, Felicis Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its technology.

financial

Redknee Solutions, a provider of real-time monetization and subscriber management software, has acquired Orga Systems, a provider of real-time charging and billing solutions, for $43 million. The acquisition provides Redknee with access to a customer base in non-telecom industries.

security

Israel-based application security software provider Checkmarx has raised $84 million in a round of funding from Insight Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating product development efforts while focusing on international expansion.

software development tools

Application performance management solutions firm AppDynamics has acquired automated web testing platform developer BugBuster. The acquisition supplements AppDynamics with enhanced testing capabilities for its solutions suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

product/price information, HR software

SaaS-based hospitality industry solutions firm Fourth Hospitality has been acquired by Insight Venture Partners from ECI Partners. The acquisition provides Fourth with resources for international expansion through acquisitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

engineering consulting

Managed services and accountable care organization implementation firm Sage Technologies has been acquired by electronic health record data aggregation firm Arcadia Healthcare Solutions. The acquisition provides Arcadia with enhanced end-to-end managed healthcare service offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare consulting

Healthcare revenue cycle management services provider ROI Companies has been acquired by Bolder Healthcare Solutions. The acquisition provides ROI with resources for expanding its services through acquisitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr consulting

Background screening company SterlingBackcheck has been acquired by Goldman Sachs from Calera Capital. The acquisition provides SterlingBackcheck with resources for expanding its management team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

Same-day delivery company Deliv has acquired local merchant delivery services provider WeDeliver. The acquisition provides Deliv with strengthened same-day delivery services as the company looks to expand domestically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Africa-based software training platform Andela has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Spark Capital with participation from Omidyar Networks and LearnCapital. The company will use the new round of funding for growing its partnership network.

training

Online marketing training and certification programs operator Market Motive has been acquired by professional certification training firm Simplilearn for $10 million. The acquisition allows Simplilearn to expand its presence in the US while capitalizing on the new college graduate market. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Technology and business learning platform Safari has acquired Popforms, a creator of courses and tools for supporting technical positions. The acquisition expands Safari’s original content while expanding its course exercise offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 06/24/15

June 25, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

France-based gardening and home improvement eCommerce company Bricoprive.com has raised $2.8 million in a round of funding from Ardian. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding in European markets.

gaming

Causal gaming website Jenkat Games has been acquired by online social gaming publisher and distributor iWin. The acquisition provides iWin with an increased customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Mobile auto claims documentation and management app developer AutoClaim has been acquired by ABT Holdings. The acquisition will provide AutoClaim with the resources for developing customized offerings for individual users. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

digital promotion/coupon

Celebrity-based charitable fundraising platform Prizeo has been acquired by charity broadcast network Chideo. The acquisition provides Chideo with strengthened fan base mobilization and content offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

local search

Whittl, developer of a platform for paying for local services, has raised $3.3 million in Series A funding led by Origin Ventures with participation from KGC Capital, OCA Ventures, and Amicus Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while expanding into new markets.

online lead generation

Credit score and financial products platform developer Credit Karma has $175 million at a valuation of $3.5 billion from Tiger Global Management, Valinor Management, and Viking Global Investors. The company has raised $368.5 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its platform.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Indix, a provider of analytics and insight solutions for brands, has raised $15 million in a round of funding from Nokia Growth Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, and Avalon Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for growing its team of engineers and data scientists while expanding its sales and marketing efforts.

bi tools

Stadium operations mobile app developer VenueNext has raised $9 million in Series A funding from Causeway Media Partners, Live Nation Entertainment, Twitter Networks, and Aruba Networks. The company will use the new round of funding for building out new features for its product.

mobile technology

Bluestreak Technologies, a developer of media applications for mobile phones and digital televisions, has been acquired by Espial Group. The acquisition provides Espial with increased software development and integration capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mrm/workflow management

Korbitec, a provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, has been acquired by LexisNexis from Naspers Group. Korbitec will integrate with RELX Group, and the acquisition provides LexisNexis with expanded legal information capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency, traditional outdoor

Google has acquired out-of-home advertising services company and Titan Outdoor and technology and design consultancy Control Group. The acquisition will see both firms integrated into Google’s city technology incubator Sidewalk Labs as the company undertakes a project of converting old pay phones into free public WiFi hubs. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

general agency, public relations

Advertising and integrated marketing agency HY Connect and public relations firm Dodge Communications have been acquired by healthcare and financial services communications network Myelin Communications. The acquisitions provide Myelin with enhanced brand strategy, social media, and creative services. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Frame, provider of a cloud platform that allows users to run any software in a browser, has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, and SQN Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its technology while growing its engineering and sales teams.

cloud computing

SaaS-based on premise private cloud software developer Replicated has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding led by BOLDStart Ventures with participation from Founder Collective, Mucker Capital, and TenOneTen. The company will use the new round of funding for developing product capabilities.

financial

Cloud-based tax platform Canopy has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from EPIC Ventures and Deep Fork Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its platform.

financial

Performance management software developer Tagetik has acquired iNovasion, a provider of performance management consulting services. The acquisition will provide Tagetik with regional direct sales and support services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Universal identity platform developer Auth0 has raised $9.3 million in a round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from K9 Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for supporting subscriber growth while focusing on marketing and customer success initiatives.

security

Endpoint security company Barkly has raised $12.5 million in a round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Sigma Prime Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for recruiting talent and driving product development.

security

Vulnerability management systems developer HackerOne has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Benchmark and angel investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its technology.

Information

healthcare information

Virtual health system developer MDLIVE has raised $50 million in a round of funding from Bedford Funding. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its acquisition strategy while focusing on building out customer reach initiatives.

Business Services

bpo

Bracket, a provider of services and technology for clinical trials, has acquired clinical services and technology company Clintara. The acquisition provides Bracket with an enhanced patient eligibility validation solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems intregration

Hilltop Consultants, a provider of IT and professional services to law firms, has acquired law firm IT consulting services provider NSource IT. The acquisition provides NSource IT with improved backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

Tech-enabled logistics solutions provider Catapult International has been acquired by Warburg Pincus-owned logistics provider Mercator. The acquisition provides Catapult International with enhanced cost-efficiency capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

Online logistics marketplace Porter has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Kae Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic footprint while improving its existing products and solutions.


Daily Deal Activity 06/23/15

June 24, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

UK-based cross border money transfer services provider Currency Cloud has raised $18 million in Series C funding led by Sapphire Ventures with participation from Rakuten, Atlas Venture, Notion Capital, and XAnge Private Equity. The company has raised $36 million to date and will use the new funding for international growth while bolstering research and development efforts.

ecommerce

Sweden-based Soundtrack your brand, which operates a platform that enables users to play music from Spotify in commercial business environments, has raised $10.9 million in Series B funding led by Telia Sonera with participation from Play Networks, Creandum, Northzone, Wellington Partners, and Spotify. The company will use the funding for building out its products capabilities.

ecommerce

Mattress eCommerce startup Casper has raised $55 million in Series B funding led by Institutional Venture Partners with participation from Pritzker Group Venture Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Vaizra Investments, and private investors. The company has raised $7 0 million to date and will use the new funding for launching new products.

ecommerce

Social shopping marketplace OpenSky has acquired eCommerce company 11 Main from Alibaba. As a result of the transaction, Alibaba will control a 37 percent ownership in OpenSky as the company explores potential opportunities to break into the US market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

gaming

Gaming startup Planeto has been acquired by media company Bonnier Publications. The acquisition provides Planeto with enhanced experience, content, and resources for building out product development. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

India-based personal assistant mobile app developer Goodservice has raised $1.6 million in a round of funding from Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing the size of its engineering and operations teams and expanding its geographic footprint.

Digital Advertising

game advertising

Israel-based Soomla, developer of an in-app purchase software development kit for mobile games, has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding from an undisclosed investor. The company will use the round of funding for building out its cross-game data sharing network.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

Jelli, developer of an audio platform for the audio advertising market, has raised $21 million in Series B funding from Relay Ventures, Intel Capital, First Round Capital, and Universal Music Group. The company has raised $38 million to date and will use the new funding for expanding operations.

analytics & Targeting

Prescriptive analytics company Diib has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Park City Angel Network and Royal Street Investment. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its existing product offering.

analytics & Targeting

Data discovery and analytics company Enigma has raised $28.2 million in a round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, American Express Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and The New York Times Company. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount while building out its enterprise offering.

bi tools

AtScale, a provider of business intelligence solutions on Hadoop, has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by UMC Capital with participation from AME Cloud Ventures, Storm Ventures, and XSeed Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

content management

Olapic, a provider of social photo crowdsourcing services for brands, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Felix Capital with participation from Unilever Ventures, Fung Capital, and Longworth Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for international expansion while launching new products.

crm

Appuri, provider of a customer data platform, has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Divergent Ventures with participation from Baseline Ventures and Vulcan Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

email/messaging software

Interactive mass notification platform developer Alert Media has raised $4.2 million in Series A funding led by Silverton Partners with participation from ATX Ventures and Capital Factory. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while growing its sales and business development divisions.

mobile technology

Envoy, a developer of mobile sign-in software for office visitors, has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. The company will use the new round of funding for building out product features while expanding its use to register people at other locales.

social technology

Israel-based customer content marketing platform Yotpo has raised $15 million in a round of funding led by Marker LLC with participation from Innovation Endeavors, Vintage Investment Partners, Blumberg Capital, and Access Industries. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating product innovations while expanding its offices.

Software

cloud computing

Cloud data warehousing company Snowflake Computing has raised $45 million in Series C funding led by Altimeter Capital with participation from Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Wing Ventures. The company has raised $71 million to date and will use the new funding for customer growth while building out further innovations.

financial

Community Techknowledge, a provider of outcome management and reporting software and services for nonprofits, has been acquired by Social Solutions, a provider of performance management software for the human services sector. The acquisition provides Social Solutions with enhanced case management solutions for its software suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

legal     

Legal process outsourcing company Inventus Solutions has acquired UK-based project management and eDiscovery solutions provider Kooby. The acquisition expands Inventus’ software development capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Smyte, a developer of anti-fraud and spam software, has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from Harrison Metal, Baseline Ventures, Founder Collective, Upside Partnership, and Y Combinator. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its solution to crowdfunding platforms.

Business Services

healthcare consulting

On-demand primary healthcare services company Heal has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Slow Ventures, March Capital, and Pritzker Capital. The company will use the new funding for expanding its geographic footprint.


Daily Deal Activity 06/22/15

June 22, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Personal fundraising platform GoFundMe has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Accel Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures with participation from Greylock Partners, Meritech Capital, and Stripes Group. The company will use the new round of funding for growing its team, enhancing product functionality, and expanding its platform globally.

ecommerce

Razor and grooming supplies eCommerce company Dollar Shave Club has raised $75 million in Series D funding from Venrock, Technology Crossover Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, and Dragoneer Investment Group. The company disclosed a pre-money valuation of $500 million and will use the new funding for expanding headcount and developing new products.

ecommerce

India-based food tech start Holachef has raised $3.1 million in a round of funding led by Kalaari Capital with participation from India Quotient. The company will use the new round of funding for investing its infrastructure, technology, and delivery capabilities.

ecommerce

Home services marketplace startup Housejoy has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Matrix Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling its technology while expanding its geographic footprint.

ecommerce

On-demand fashion startup Knyttan has raised $3.2 million in a round of funding led by Connect Ventures with participation from Felix Capital, Playfair Capital, Ballpark Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

India-based b-to-b hyperlocal delivery company Roadrunnr has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Sequoia Capital and Nexus Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding partnerships with eCommerce and retail clients.

mobile content/apps, mobile technoogy

Health tracking app developer Sano has raised $10.3 million in a round of funding led by True Ventures and Intel Capital with participation from First Round Capital, Felicis Ventures, Elevation Capital, and Floodgate. The company will use the new funding for building outs its technologies capabilities.

niche content

Tech in Asia, an online platform for Asia’s startup ecosystem, has raised $4 million in a round of funding led by SB ISAT Fund with participation from Walden International, Marvelstone, m&s Partners, East Ventures, Fenox Ventures Capital, and Simile Venture Partners. The company will use the new funding for building out relevant features for its community.

Digital Advertising

local search

Venuelabs, developer of solutions that help retailers manage what is being said about them on social networks, has been acquired by Groupon. The acquisition will bolster Groupon’s Pages service, which provides local businesses with a landing platform for customers seeking information. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

online lead generation

Travel management software company eWings.com has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding led by High-Tech Gruenderfonds with participation from Kima Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for strengthening product development while focusing on expansion.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Agriculture analytics company CropX has raised $9 million in Series A funding from Innovation Endeavors and OurCrowd. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount, meeting increased scale demands, and continuing product development.

content management

Brand conversation automation platform DigitalGenius has raised $3 million in a round of funding led by Metamorphic Ventures with participation from Lerer-Hippeau Ventures, Lowercase Capital, RRE Ventures, and Lumia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations while productizing its AI offerings.

sem/seo tools

DIDiT, developer of a mobile-first experiential platform, has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by BRaVe Ventures with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its post-experience sharing capabilities.

Traditional Media

broadcast television

UK-based television, radio, and print content provider Ten Alps has acquired television production company Reef Television for $7.9 million. The acquisition provides Ten Alps with scale and momentum in its TV and digital content businesses. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

consumer magazine publishing

Mexico-based publisher Grupo Expansion has been acquired by Nacer Global from Southern Cross Group for $65 million. The acquisition expands Nacer’s South America-based magazine portfolio. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

consumer magazine publishing

Home, cooking, and domestic merchandise and content provider Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE:MSO) will be acquired by Sequential Brands (NYSE:SQBG) for $353 million. The acquisition will expand the Martha Stewart home and lifestyle brand. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Cloud communications solutions provider RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) has acquired cloud messaging and collaboration company Glip. The acquisition provides RingCentral with enhanced team messaging and collaboration services for its platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

credit/risk

Signifyd, developer of a SaaS-based fraud technology solution for eCommerce stores, has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Tekton Ventures, QED Investors, Lucas Venture Group, Allegis Capital, and IA Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

data management

Corporate spreadsheets and end-user computing firm ClusterSeven has been acquired by Azini Capital Partners. The acquisition provides ClusterSeven with the resources for higher quality and wider customer engagement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

infrastructure

Linux container hosting and storage company Portworx has raised $8.5 million in a round of funding led by Mayfield Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while continuing to develop its technology.

hr

Belong, a data analytics startup for recruitment, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Matrix Partners and Blume Ventures. The company will use the funding for increasing headcount in its data sciences, research and development, and engineering divisions.

Business Services

logistics

On-demand same day delivery logistics platform Dropoff has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Greycroft Partners with participation from Correlation Ventures and Wild Basin Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for rolling out into new markets while expanding its geographic presence.

printing services

Communications services firm Standard Register will be acquired by Taylor Corp. for $307 million. The deal was approved after a bankruptcy auction, and the purchase will provide Standard Register with scale and talent for pursuing new market opportunities.


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