Daily Deal Activity 03/28/17

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

UK-based Kite.ly, operator of a mobile eCommerce platform for personalized print, has been acquired by Canon. The acquisition will provide Canon with an expanded digital offering for the prints market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

On-demand auto repair appointments platform Wrench has raised $4 million in a round of funding from Madrona Venture Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

mobile content/ content management

Video content recommendation app MightyTV has been acquired by Spotify. The acquisition coincides with Spotify’s programmatic audio advertising and native ad brands development strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/ content

Japan-based personal finance management app Moneytree has raised $9 million in Series B funding led by SBI Investment with participation from Hiroshima Venture Capital, Baillie Gifford, Mizuho Capital, and Salesforce. The company will use the new round of funding for building out app functionality.

niche content

Bustle, operator of a media site for millennial women, has raised $12 million in Series D funding led by GGV Capital with participation from Social Capital, Time Warner, General Catalyst Partners, and Saban Capital. THE company will use the new round of funding for expanding its news coverage.

digital advertising

comparison shopping

Travel bookings and comparison company CompareHotels.Online has been acquired by Emedia Group. The acquisition is complementary to Emedia’s web and mobile travel aggregator’s portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing Technology

product/price software

Class and appointments pricing company Lymber Wellness has been acquired by MINDBODY (Nasdaq:MB). The acquisition will be complementary to MINDBODY’s existing yield management offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

teleservices/eservices

Customer support solutions developer Tenfold has raised $15.8 million in a round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Rackspace, and Geekdom Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

traditional media

b-to-b media

Bulletin Intelligence, publisher of the daily White House News Summary, has been acquired by Cision. The acquisition coincides with Cision’s announcement to go public. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data, cloud computing

Cloud infrastructure analytics and management platform ControlUp has raised $10 million in Series B funding from K1 Capital and Jerusalem Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

cloud computing

Cloud computing platform Rigetti Computing has raised $64 million in a round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and Vy Capital with participation from Data Collective, FF Science, and AME Cloud Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

collaboration, erp

Shipment collaboration tools developer Turvo has raised $25 million in Series A funding led by Activant Capital with participation from Felicis Ventures, Upside Partnership, and Slow Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development tools.

financial

New Zealand-based Junifer Systems, a developer of billing and customer care software solutions for utility and telecom operators, has been acquired by Gentrack for $55.6 million. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Clinical trial technology and services company Bracket has been acquired by Genstar Capital from Parthenon Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

China-based mobile healthcare company Kingdee Healthcare has raised $14 million in a round of funding from Yongjin Group and JD.com. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

healthcare, gaming

Medical video games developer Tilak Healthcare has raised $2.7 million in a round of funding from iBionext Growth Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for developing new therapeutic mobile games.

hr

SaaS-based customer self-service and support solutions developer StepOne has been acquired by FanThreeSixty. The acquisition provides FanThreeSixty with expanded business intelligence offerings for its sports and entertainment clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Online security startup Smyte has raised $4 million in Series A funding led by Avalon Ventures with participation from Baseline Ventures, Founder Collective, and Harrison Metal. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

Information

credit/risk information

Incisive Media has sold its financial, risk, and insurance information services division Insight to France-based b-to-b publisher Infopro Digital. The acquisition provides Infopro with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare information

Patient reported outcomes company Cognoa has raised $11.6 million in a round of funding from Morningside. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its machine learning capabilities.

business services

training

Online classes and education platform MasterClass has raised $35 million in Series C funding led by IVP with participation from GSV Acceleration, New Enterprise Associates, Javelin Venture Partners, Bloomberg Beta, Advancit Capital, and Novel TMT. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

Daily Deal Activity 03/27/17

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Singapore-based car-sharing company Grab is raising $1.5 billion in a round of funding from SoftBank. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives while expanding its presence within Southeast Asia.

mobile content/apps

Mobile website development app Universe has raised $3.2 million in a round of funding from General Catalyst, Greylock Partners, Box Group, Collaborative Fund, and Founder Collective. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

niche content

Japan-based culinary digital media company Dely has raised $27 million in a round of funding from Jafco, Yahoo Japan, Gumi Ventures, and Das Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for pursuing strategic acquisitions.

niche content, ecommerce

France-based digital publishing company Webedia has acquired a majority stake UAE-based digital media company Diwanee in a transaction valued at $25 million. The acquisition provides Webedia with an expanded fashion and beauty portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

digital promotion/coupon

Digital signage and retail marketing technologies provider Stratacache has acquired LIFT Network, developer of a digital upsell platform for convenience stores, from Verifone. The acquisition will see LIFT integrated into PRN. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital promotion/coupon, marketing data

Cash-back rewards and shopper data company Snapcart has raised $3 million in a round of funding led by Vickers Venture Partners with participation from Wavemaker Partners and SPH Media Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

local search, digital marketplace

IAC-owned HomeAdvisor will acquire UK-based home services platform MyBuilder. The acquisition will provide HomeAdvisor with an expanded presence in the UK’s home services market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

vertical search

Spain-based vacation rental search engine Hundredrooms has raised $4.3 million in a round of funding led by Seaya Ventures with participation from Media Digital Ventures and Atresmedia. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

SaaS-based insights generation platform People Analytics has raised $6.6 million in a round of funding led by EQT Ventures with participation from IDInvest and Sunstone Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

website creation/hosting

NetSource Communications, a provider of internet hosting solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, has been acquired by FlatWorld Capital-backed Venture Technologies. The acquisition provides Venture Technologies with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & marketing services

digital agency

China-based digital business strategy consultancy and product design company 3Ti Solutions has been acquired by WPP. The acquisition will see 3Ti integrated into Mirun. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

experiential marketing

Vietnam-based field marketing services provider Innovative Marketing Actions has been acquired by marketing services company DKSH. The acquisition provides DKSH with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Germany-based Internet of Things device management and application enablement platform Cumulocity has been acquired by Software AG. The acquisition will see Cumulocity integrated into Software AG’s Digital Business platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Mortgage automation and point-of-sale system Cloudvirga has raised $15 million in Series B funding from The Blackstone Group. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

financial

Electronic bond trading platform/marketplace Trumid has acquired all-to-all trading platform Electronifie. The acquisition will provide Trumid with an expanded user base and technology offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

geo-demo

France-based geographic information systems developer Geotech Vigis has been acquired by cartography solutions company Parera. The acquisition will provide Parera with an expanded digital offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

infrastructure

The Glue, a provider of mobile and digital infrastructure for financial institutions, has raised $5.4 million in a round of funding from Polytech Ecosystem Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

business services

it consulting

Systems integrator and cloud consulting firm Day 1 Solutions has been acquired by Deloitte. The acquisition will see Day 1 integrated into Deloitte’s Digital Business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Automated business management implementation services provider Software Link has been acquired by Kerr Consulting. The acquisition will provide Kerr Consulting with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

IT business solutions company Orion has acquired technology integration services provider Structured Network Solutions. The acquisition will provide Orion with expanded network design and directory authentication service offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 03/24/17

Digital Media/Commerce

gaming

Mobile games publisher My Play Company has been acquired by Australia-based Isentric for $4.6 million. The acquisition will provide Isentric with expanded mobile games portfolio. Financial information was not disclosed.

gaming

Mobile game developer Traplight has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Korea Investment Partners with participation from Sunstone Capital and Finnvera. The company will use the round of funding for launching new titles.

mobile content/apps

On-demand ride sharing company Lyft has acquired local and social questions and answers app FinitePaths. The acquisition will provide Lyft with expanded community offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Mobile calling and messaging app Nimbuzz has been acquired by emerging markets mentoring platform Mara Social Media. The acquisition will see Nimbuzz integrated into Mara’s existing Mentor and Jobs platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Music and audio file sharing company Soundcloud has raised $70 million in debt funding from Ares Capital, Kreos Capital, and Davidson Technology. The company will use the investment proceeds for hiring talent.

digital advertising

email services

Email marketing services company Zenreach has raised $30 million in Series C funding from Maverick Ventures, Founders Fund, 8 VC, Bain Capital Ventures, First Round Capital, and SV Angel. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives.

marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Predictive analytics and machine learning company Big Squid has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Silverton Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

crm

Ireland-based gym management platform developer Glofox has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from Notion Capital, Partech Ventures, and Tribal VC. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the US.

crm

Real estate customer relationship platform Placester has raised $50 million in Series D funding led by New Enterprise Associates. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

sfa/lead management

B-to-B demand generation platform Socedo has raised $1 million in a round of funding from TechStars Ventures, Vulcan Capital, and Divergent Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development efforts.

agency & marketing services

experiential marketing, mrm/workflow management

Conde Nast has acquired experiential agency Pop2Life has event hospitality and ticketing platform Ribyt. The acquisitions will be complementary to Conde Nast’s existing events and experiences business. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

traditional media

consumer book publishing

1010 Printing Group will acquire a 75 percent majority stake in Hon Kong-based book publisher Regent Publishing Services in a transaction valuing the company at $9.3 million. Financial information was not disclosed.

Software

application management

API management solutions provider Mashape has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from CRV and Index Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its marketing and sales divisions.

collaboration

Document review and co-authoring software developer PleaseTech will be acquired by Ideagen for $15 million. The acquisition will provide Ideagen with a strengthened offering for the life sciences industry. Financial information was not disclosed.

healthcare

Patient prescription management application PocketRx has been acquired by digital health company Digital Pharmacist. The acquisition will provide Digital Pharmacist with an expanded pharmacy network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

virtualization

Kaloom, a developer of networking solutions for data centers, has raised $10.7 million in a round of funding from FTQ with participation from Somel Investments and MBUZZ Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

information

financial information

Personal finance and investment content company AdviceIQ has been acquired by financial services industry sales enablement company Financial Media Exchange. The acquisition will provide FME with expanded content offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

it consulting

Software development services provider Luxoft (NYSE:LXFT) has acquired Singapore-based technology consulting services provider derivIT. The acquisition will provide Luxoft with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

France-based Itelios, a provider of eCommerce and cross-channel platform design and integration services, will be acquired by Capgemini. The acquisition will be complementary to Capgemini’s Salesforce Commerce Cloud practice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

France-based IT infrastructure and consulting services provider Mesclado has been acquired by Germany-based broadcasting and media technology company Qvest Media. The acquisition provides Qvest with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Vernalis, a developer of custom software solutions for the financial services industry, has been acquired by Potomac Equity Partners-backed Orion. The acquisition will provide Orion with an expanded presence in the Global Sports & Entertainment vertical. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

India-based eCommerce logistics company Delhivery has raised $100 million in a round of funding from The Carlyle Group and Tiger Global Management. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

management consulting

Payments consulting and advisory firm First Annapolis has been acquired by Accenture. The acquisition will be complementary to Accenture’s consulting and digital capabilities in the payments sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 03/23/17

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Singapore-based auto classifieds company Carro has raised $12 million in a round of funding from Venturra Capital, Singtel Innov8, Golden Gate Ventures, and Skystar Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

digital marketplace

Children’s clothing marketplace Maisonette.com has raised $2.8 million in a round of funding from New Enterprise Associates and Thrive Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

Car sharing platform JustShareIt has been acquired by rental car company Fox Rent-A-Car. The acquisition will provide Fox with expanded digital and mobile capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Amazon has acquired UAE-based eCommerce player Souq.com for a reported $650 million. The acquisition provides Amazon with an expanded presence in the Middle East. Souq.com was most recently valued at a reported $1 billion in February 2016 after raising a $275 million round of funding. Financial information was not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Mobile content discovery app Cappsool will be acquired by comparison sites company Natural Intelligence. The acquisition will provide Natural Intelligence with an expanded application distribution platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Personal finance app Clarity Money has raised $11 million in Series B funding led by RRE Ventures and Citi Ventures with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Soros Capital, RRE Ventures, and Maveron Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer care offerings.

mobile content/apps

Daily tasks automation application Workflow has been acquired by Apple. The acquisition will provide Apple with expanded deep-linking capabilities for its mobile devices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content, ecommerce

Online obituaries company Legacy.com will be acquired by Pamplona Capital Management. The acquisition will provide Legacy.com with the resources for expanding its geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

China-based video sharing mobile app Kuai Shou has raised $350 million in Series D funding from Tencent. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its research and development division while focusing on product development.

digital advertising

vertical search, hr

WayUp, operator of a portal for helping students find jobs and internships, has raised $18.5 million in a round of funding led by Trinity Ventures with participation from General Catalyst, BoxGroup, Lerer-Hippeau Ventures, Index Ventures, and Axel Springer. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

marketing Technology

crm

Russia-based electronic payment company Qiwi (Nasdaq:QIWI) will acquire SaaS-based customer lifecycle management platform Flocktory in a transaction valuing the company at $18 million. The acquisition will provide Qiwi with expanded customer data collection capabilities. Financial information was not disclosed.

crm, digital marketplace

MotorK, a developer of SaaS-based tools for car dealers and operator of a consumer marketplace for new cars, has raised $10 million in Series A funding from 83North and Zobito. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

search & discovery

Digitization and natural language search technology developer Ripcord has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from Lux Capital and Legend Star. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

social technology

Social media management platform HootSuite has acquired the Snapchat analytics assets of content generation solutions company Naritiv. The acquisition provides HootSuite with expanded Snapchat offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & marketing services

digital agency

Ad buying solutions and services company Digilant has acquired programmatic marketing agency Anagram. The acquisition will be complementary to Digilant’s existing programmatic capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

UK-based communications agency Glue PR will be acquired by public relations services provider W Communications. The acquisition will provide W Communications with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Machine learning automation software DataRobot has raised $54 million in a round of funding from New Enterprise Associates. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its research and development division.

big data

Oracle has acquired the Infinity big data analytics platform business of digital marketing solutions company Webtrends. The acquisition will see Infinity integrated into Oracle’s Marketing Cloud. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

big data

UK-based big data analytics company Quantexa has raised $3.3 million in a round of funding from Albion Ventures and HSBC. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

collaboration

Freelancer collaboration app Lystable has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Kindred Capital and Goldcrest Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

erp

SaaS-based supply chain solutions company Paradata has raised $10 million in a round of funding from SAP.io with participation from Richmond Global and PivotNorth. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development initiatives.

information

healthcare information

Healthcare industry newsletter Report on Medicare Compliance has been acquired by The Health Care Compliance Association from healthcare print and electronic newsletter publisher Atlantic Information Services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

it consulting

User experience and SAP consultancy services provider Netcraft will be acquired by Elad Software from UserTrend. The acquisition will provide Elad with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.i

it consulting, mobile content/apps

Mobile application developer Pragmatix Studio has been acquired by on-site marketing technology company Fuzic. The acquisition will provide Fuzic with an expanded product development offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Continuing medical education company Empire Medical Training will acquire medical website development and training company Rx Medical Web. The acquisition will provide Empire with expanded physician marketing-focused training programs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 03/22/17

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

India-based freight transportation and booking marketplace BlackBuck has raised $70 million in Series C funding led by Sands Capital with participation from IFC, Accel Partners, and Flipkart. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

ecommerce

India-based eCommerce company Flipkart has raised $1 billion at a reported valuation of $10 billion from Microsoft, EBay, and Tencent. The valuation is a decline from the $15.5 billion valuation received after its July 2015 round of funding. Flipkart is reportedly looking to raise as much as $1 billion more over the next few months.

ecommerce

Last minute hotel bookings app HotelTonight has raised $37 million in Series E funding led by Accel Partners with participation from RSC Capital, Founder’s Circle, Aspect Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, and GGV Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

ecommerce

On-demand beauty services company MyGlamm has raised $5.3 million in a round of funding led by L’Occitane with participation from Tano Capital and Brand Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its service offerings.

ecommerce

China-based women’s clothing rental platform YCloset has raised $20 million in a round of funding led by Pan-Lin Asset Management with participation from IDG Capital, Zhen Fund, and GSR Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding for expanding its luxury brands network.

niche content

Children’s media brand Pocketwatch has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Third Wave Digital with participation from United Talent Agency and Downey Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its partner network.

marketing Technology

content management

Cloud video commerce technologies developer TVPage has raised $3 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and headcount.

market research

India-based industry research and consulting services company MarketsAndMarkets has received $56 million in financing from FTV Capital and Zodius Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

sfa/lead management

Sales networking platform Lynkos has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from IC Ventures and Logitech Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its marketing division.

teleservices/eservices

Live chat and in-app messaging platform HipMob has been acquired by social customer care platform Conversocial. The acquisition will provide Conversocial with expanded web-based chat channels and in-app messaging capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & marketing services

loyalty/retention

Loyalty marketing and technology solutions provider Excentus will acquire loyalty marketing and promotions company Exclusive Connections. The acquisition will provides Excentus with an expanded presence in the convenience retail sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

consumer magazine publishing

Czech Republic-based book publisher Euromedia Group has been acquired by private equity firm Rockaway Capital. The acquisition will provide Euromedia with the resources for expanding its digital content offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

consumer magazine publishing

Integrated marketing and content company Davler Media Group has acquired LGBQT publication Metrosource. The acquisition coincides with Davler’s launch of luxury design and lifestyle title Exuberance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Local artificial intelligence platform Mythic has raised $9 million in a round of funding from Lux Capital, Data Collective, and AME Cloud Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

collaboration

China-based video conferencing company Xiaoyu Link has raised $18 million in a round of funding from Zhen Fund, Sinovation Ventures, Chengwei Capital, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for sales and marketing efforts.

financial

Switzerland-based banking software and services company Avaloq has received $300 million in funding at a reported valuation of more than $850 million from Warburg Pincus. The company will use the new round of funding for prepping for an IPO.

healthcare

China-based telehealth solutions company Haoeyou has raised $40 million at a reported valuation of $200 million from Hakim Unique Internet. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its US-based doctors network.

hr

Summit Partners has completed a majority recapitalization of human capital management and payroll solutions developer Ascentis Corporation. The transaction will provide the company with the resources for product development efforts.

hr

Fleet telematics and mobile workforce company Fleet Complete has acquired hours-of-service and regulatory compliance solutions company BigRoad. The acquisition provides Fleet Complete with an strengthened electronic logging device compliance platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

legal

Legal research technology company Casetext has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Canvas Ventures with participation from Union Square Ventures, 8VC, and Red Sea Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

security

Enterprise cybersecurity solutions developer Comm Solutions has been acquired by Optiv Security. The acquisition will provide Optiv with an expanded presence within North America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Website security products and services provider Sucuri has been acquired by GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY). The acquisition will provide GoDaddy with expanded digital security capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

it consulting

Microsoft SharePoint consulting services provider SharePointXperts has acquired competitor Bamboo Solutions and rebranded as Bamboo SPX Services. The acquisition provides the company with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Providence Equity Partners will sell online scuba certification and training services provider PADI to a group of wealthy families and endowments for a reported $700 million. Financial information was not disclosed.