Daily Deal Activity 05/21/15

May 22, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

South Korea-based creative arts crowdfunding platform Tumblbug has raised $16 million in Series A funding from DCM, Strong Ventures, and Naver. The company will use the new round of funding for building out the capabilities of its musician discovery platform.

ecommerce

Southern-themed online marketplace operator Bourbon & Boots has been acquired by XCelerate Capital. The acquisition will allow Bourbon & Boots to expand headcount while focusing on merchandising and digital marketing efforts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Group video reactions app Gather has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Greylock Partners and FLOODGATE. The company will use the new round of funding for developing traction in an overcrowded market.

mobile content/apps

UK-based mobile concierge service app developer GuestU has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from Portugal Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in product development while increasing its global customer base.

mobile content/apps

Local commerce mobile messaging app Lookup has raised $3 million in Series A funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for interface development while focusing on marketing initiatives.

social media/apps

Enterprise health benefits social network and platform Jiff has raised $23.3 million in Series C funding led by Rosemark Capital with participation from GE Ventures, Venrock, Aberdare Partners, and Aeris Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for growing operations.

Digital Advertising

digital promotion/coupon

Advertising technology platform developer edo Interactive has raised $20 million in Series E funding from VantagePoint Capital Partners and Baird Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its technology and product roadmap while expanding sales, marketing, and business development initiatives.

digital video

Text-to-video startup Wibbitz has raised $8 million in Series B funding led by NantMobile with participation from Horizon Ventures, lool Ventures, Initial Capital, and Kima Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into the US market by increasing it business development, sales, marketing, and editorial teams.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

On-demand subscription billing and financial services platform developer Zuora has acquired customer usage analytics provider Frontleaf. The acquisition enhances Zuora’s subscriber experience analytics and data solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting, healthcare

Comprehensive risk analytics provider Metabiota has raised $30 million in a round of funding led by RSTP with participation from WP Global Partners, Capricorn Health & Special Opportunities, WP Global Partners, Industry Ventures, and Data Collective. The company will use the funding for developing its epidemic risk management solution.

commerce management

Digital advertising technology company Magnetic has merged with MyBuys, a provider of multi-channel marketing and personalization solutions. The combined will have estimated revenue of $100 million. In addition to the merger, Magnetic has raised $25 million in equity funding led by Edison Partners with participation from CRV, Orix Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the new funding for product development initiatives.

content management

Tugboat Yards, a provider of tools for publishers that allow fans to make contributions in exchange for subscriptions or services, has been acquired by Facebook. The acquisition bolsters Facebook’s audience management platform for small publishers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

market research

SaaS-based customer intelligence company Clarabridge has acquired Belgium-based competitor Engagor. The acquisition increases Clarabridge’s client list and compliments its customer engagement tools as the company begins expansion into Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

search & Discovery

Maana, a developer of search engine technology for big-data-fueled solutions, has raised $11 million in a round of funding from Chevron Technology Ventures, ConocoPhillips Technology Ventures, Frost Data Capital, GE Ventures, and Intel Capital. The company has raised $14 million to date and will use the new round of funding for meeting increased demand.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Search engine marketing company Realsearch Marketing has been acquired by commerce agency WPromote. The acquisition broadens WPromote’s eCommerce client base while bolstering its online marketing talent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Red Mist Media, a provider of online media services for the energy industry, has been acquired by AVC Media. The acquisition increases AVS Media’s services and client portfolio in the energy sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Digital ad agency and technology consultancy Rightpoint has raised $55 million in equity funding from Stella Point Capital. The company will use the new funding for geographic expansion, growing its capabilities in the areas digital marketing and CRM, and pursuing future acquisitions.

Software

big data

Black Duck Software, a developer of logistics solutions for enabling secure open source code management, has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Siemens. The company will use the new round of funding for commercializing its product offering.

collaboration

Video conference company Fuze has acquired online team collaboration platform developer LiveMinutes. The acquisition bolsters Fuze’s online meeting capabilities with file sharing, project organization, and a web-based dashboard solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Insurance product services distributor AmWINS Group has acquired Impact Interactive, developer of an employee benefit enrollment systems and dependent eligibility audit services. The acquisition strengthens AmWINS Group’s worksite marketing technology position as the company builds out improved enrollment and communications technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Germany-based softgarden, a provider of e-recruiting solutions, has raised $3.3 million in a round of funding from Cipio Partners and Neuhaus Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating the expansion of its internal sales team through increased partnerships.

security

China-based cyber security firm FraudMetric has raised $30 million in Series B funding from Qiming Venture Partners with participation from IDG Capital Partners and Linear Ventures. The company has raised $40 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding the capabilities of its product.

security

Elbit Systems (Nasdaq:ESLT) will acquire the cyber and intelligence division of NICE Systems (Nasdaq:NICE) for $118 million. The acquisition increases Elbit’s portfolio of law enforcement agency and intelligence tools as looks to NICE Systems shift strategy.

software development tools

Finland-based Bitbar Technologies, developer of a mobile development and testing service, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Inventure with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, DFJ Espirit, Creathor, and Avera. The company will use the funding for expanding into a larger developer-driven market.

software development tools

Enterprise A/B testing platform Taplytics has raised $2.4 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while focusing on product development initiatives.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Charlesbank Capital Partners and M/C Partners has acquired the IT infrastructure management business of Acxiom (Nasdaq:ACXM) for $190 million. The acquisition allows Acxiom to focus on its marketing and data service business as the company shifts strategic direction.


Daily Deal Activity 05/20/15

May 21, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online music analytics service Next Big Sound has been acquired by Pandora Media. The acquisition bolsters Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform as the company expands its suite of tools tailored for musicians. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Redbubble, developer of an online marketplace for artist designed products, has raised $15.5 million in a round of funding from Acorn Capital and Piton Capital. The company will use the funding for accelerating product roll out while focusing on international expansion.

mobile content/apps

Blade, developer of an app for booking on-demand helicopter transport services, has raised $6 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its logistics and operator services.

mobile content/apps

On-demand business apps developer Directly has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Costanoa Venture Capital with participation from True Ventures, Crunchfund, and Toba Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring engineers to accelerate product development and marketing.

mobile content/apps

Wearables app developer Little Labs has raised $3 million in a round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Lightspeed Ventures, and Lowercase Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for appealing to broader audiences.

niche content

Crest Media and Real Clear Investors have acquired a 51 percent stake in online political news and analysis provider RealClearPolitics from Forbes Media. Crest Media will cross-promote RealClearPolitics content alongside its Middle East news outlet Al-Monitor. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Online motorsport enthusiast publication provider WorldCarFans.com has been acquired by online motorsport news and information site Motorsport LLC. The acquisition provides Motorsport with an increased online media portfolio. WorldCarFans.com will be rolled into Motorsport’s Motor1.com portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Social weather company Weathermob has been acquired by Japan-based weather information service company Weathernews. The acquisition provides Weathernews with a social weather prediction platform for utilizing on-the-ground weather observation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

comparison shopping

E-book deal and daily newsletter provider BookBub has raised $7 million in a round of funding from Bloomberg Beta, NextView Capital, Founder Collective, and Avalon Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

digital video, mobile content/apps

Mobile live streaming startup FlyOnWall has raised $3 million in Series B funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for launching a new live streaming product while expanding its product development and marketing efforts.

online lead generation

India-based home design service provider Livspace has acquired Dwll.in, operator of an online network for interior designers. The acquisition bolsters Livspace’s catalogue as the company develops a go-to-market strategy for international expansion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

online lead generation

Stride Health, developer of a health insurance platform for freelancers and independent contractors, has raised $13 million in Series A funding led by Venrock with participation from Fidelity Biosciences and New Enterprise Associates. The company has raised $17.5 million to date and will use the new funding for releasing additional products.

search marketing

France-based search-as-a-service provider Algolia has raised $18.3 million in a round of funding led by Accel Partners with participation from Alven Capital, Point Nine Capital, Storm Ventures, and Lead Edge Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for product development, international expansion, and increasing headcount.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

CloudTags, developer of an analytics platform for physical stores, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from IDEA Fund Partners, Alerion Ventures, Knoll Ventures, and Hallett Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for launching an in-store remarketing service.

analytics & targeting

Real-time mobile data, predictive decisioning, and marketing automation platform Invisible Media has raised $1 million in a round of funding from SMS Marketing Services. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its analytics features.

analytics & Targeting

Healthcare predictive analytics company Predilytics has been acquired by healthcare engagement technology firm Welltok. The acquisition provides Welltok with enhanced consumer intelligence and analytical capabilities as Predilytics is folded into Welltok’s CafeWell Health Optimization Platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting, content management

Social media management startup SimplySocial has been acquired by data platform firm Matchfire. The acquisition enhances Matchfire’s consumer data analytics and social media campaign management capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

bi tools

IT and business process outsourcing solutions provider Datamatics has acquired business intelligence solutions provider 1KEYsuite from MAIA Intelligence. The acquisition strengthens Datamatics’ position in the BI and Analytics space. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

eCommerce WordPress plugin WooCommerce has been acquired by WordPress.com operator Automattic for $30 million. The acquisition provides Automattic with online store publishing capabilities. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content management

Finland-based SaaS cloud TV platform developer Booxmedia has been acquired by Amino Communications for $8.8 million. The acquisition bolsters Amino Communications’ media capture, encoding, and delivery capabilities. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

media management system

Advertising technology company Centro has raised $30 million in a round of funding led by Neuberger Berman Private Equity with participation from FTV Capital. The company will use the new funding for building out its technology while pursuing acquisitions.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Technical marketing solutions provider Red Ember Marketing has been acquired by 190West, a digital marketing division of direct marketing agency 190 Group. The acquisition provides 190West expanded headcount and talent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

specialty agency

UK-based data-driven sports marketing agency Two Circles has been acquired by WPP. Two Circles will be folded into ESP Properties, GroupM’s sports and entertainment rightholders division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Cloud video conference company Fuze has raised $20 million in a round of funding from Hermes Growth Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its platform while building out the capabilities of its project workplace and distributed team solutions.

data management

AMI Software, a developer of software for gathering, managing, and processing textual data, has been acquired by Bertin Technologies. The acquisition folds AMI Software into Bertin’s IT division as the company progresses toward international expansion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

data management

Coho Data , a provider of web-scale flash storage solutions for the enterprise, has raised $30 million in Series C funding led by March Capital Partners with participation from Hewlett Packard Ventures, Intel Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Ignition Partners. The company has raised $67 million to date and will use the new round for growing in new markets and broadening its product portfolio.

financial

Strongroom Solutions, a developer of accounts payable software for small business, has been acquired by AvidXchange, a provider of accounts payable and payment automation solutions. The acquisition bolsters AvidXchange’s payment provider position in the real estate market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

WePay, a payments provider for online platforms, has raised $40 million in Series D funding led by FTV Capital with participation from Rakuten, Highland Capital Partners, August Capital, Continental Investors, and Ignition Partners. The company has raised $75 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its services globally.

healthcare

TA Associates has made a majority investment in child care management solutions developer Procare Software. The acquisition provides Procare Software with an expanded network of contacts as the company looks to build out its management team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Vietnam and China-based employee-benefit delivery platform developers MobiVi and Micro Benefits have raised undisclosed amounts of funding from Unitus Impact. The companies will use the new round of funding for solidifying partnerships with multinational clients.

infrastructure

SAManage, a provider of cloud integrated enterprise service desk software, has raised $16 million in a round of funding led by Marker LLC and Vintage Investment Partners with participation from Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling its engineering and customer facing teams.

Business Services

hr consulting

Customer experience consulting and feedback technology company Nunwood has been acquired by KPMG. The acquisition allows KPMG to offer a full-service customer management program to its clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

Retained executive search firm O’Neill Consulting Group has acquired executive search and organizational advisory services provider DMR Advisory. The acquisition strengthens O’Neill’s consumer practice as it increases its client portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Healthcare and workplace safety training and compliance services provider Health & Safety Institute has raised an undisclosed investment from The Riverside Company. The investment will allow Health & Safety Institute to further develop its technology as it begins to pursue acquisitions.


Daily Deal Activity 05/19/15

May 19, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Freelance management system provider Field Nation has acquired competitor Field Solutions. The acquisition strengthens Field Nation’s position within the freelance management system platform space as the company enhances its visibility, control, and accountability features. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Private equity marketplace Palico has raised $7.3 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company has raised $19.2 million to date and will use the new round of funding for developing new services for targeting institutional investors while building out buying and selling instruments.

ecommerce

Israel-based gift voucher and store credit marketplace Zeek has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Blumberg Capital and Qualcomm Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence outside of the US.

gaming

Fantasy e-sports site AlphaDraft has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Metamorphic Ventures with participation from William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. The company will use the new round of funding for growing its user base.

mobile content/apps

Lithuania-based Trafi, developer of a public transport app for travel-planning, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Octopus Investments with participation from EBRD Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for controlled expansion.

social media/apps

Farmer-to-farmer information network developer Farmers Business Network has raised $15 million in a round of funding led by Google Ventures with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and DBL Investors. The company will use the funding for increasing network partnerships.

Digital Advertising

comparison shopping

EnergySage, operator of an online comparison marketplace for solar and clean energy technologies, has raised $1.5 million in Series A funding led by Launchpad Venture Group with participation from Clean Energy Venture Group. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing efforts.

digital video

Mobile game live streaming platform Mobcrush has raised $4.9 million in a round of funding from Raine Ventures, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, Crunchfund, Rincon Venture Partners, and Crosscut Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building outs its platform.

digital video

Zaption, developer of an online video interaction platform for educational applications, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from NewSchools Venture Fund and Telegraph Hill Capital. The company will use the new funding for expanding its video platform and increasing US sales and marketing operations.

online lead generation

Intelligent discovery platform WayBlazer has raised $5 million in Series A funding from The Entrepreneurs’ Fund and IBM with participation from Gobi Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding development of its catalog of travel discovery solutions while increasing sales efforts.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Bd4travel, developer of a predictive analytics platform for the travel industry, has raised $4.2 million in Series A funding led by Hoxton Ventures with participation from Talis Capital. The company will use the new funding for continued product development efforts.

analytics & Targeting, marketing data

Real-time TV and digital ad analytics provider iSpot.TV has raised $21.9 million in Series B funding led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from Madrona Venture Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its analytics capabilities to local TV advertising.

bi tools                

Self-service cloud business intelligence solutions provider DataHero has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding from Foundry Group. The company has raised $10.6 million to date and will use the new funding for expanding its partnership with Hubspot.

crm

Belgium-based CRM, invoicing, and project planning tool Teamleader has raised $2.8 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its software and expanding within Europe.

email/messaging software

Cloud-based communications software developer Switch Communications has raised $35 million in a round of funding led by Amasia Associates with participation from Felicis Ventures, SoftBank, Work-Bench Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and Google Ventures. The company will use the new funding for product development.

market research

UK-based CapitalStructure, a provider of news and analysis on the European credit market, has been acquired by Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company Covenant Review, a provider of information on bond and loan covenants. The acquisition allows Covenant Review to increase headcount. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Hightower, developer of a mobile leasing management platform for the commercial real estate industry, has raised $13 million in Series B funding led by RRE Ventures with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Thrive Capital, and Pritzker Group Venture Capital. The company has raised $22 million to date and will use the new round of funding for scaling its team and accelerating product development.

mobile technology

HopStop.com, a provider of pedestrian door-to-door navigation services, has been acquired by Apple for $1 billion. The acquisition enhances Apple’s map capabilities as the company looks to bolster its offering with an acquisition comparable to Google’s $1.1 billion purchase of Israel-based social mapping startup Waze. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Mobile conference calling software developer Speakeasy has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for continuing to build out its mobile features and product capabilities.

mobile technology

Cloud-based mobile SaaS consumer packaged goods market platform Shelvspace has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Tallwave Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

teleservices/eservices

India-based Akosha, developer of a messaging platform for connecting businesses with customers, has raised $16 million in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while continuing to build out its mobile app.

Software

application management

MuleSoft, provider of a platform for connecting applications and data, has raised $126 million at a valuation of $1.5 billion in a round of funding led by Salesforce Ventures with participation from Cisco Investments, Adage Capital Management, Brookside Capital, Sands Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sapphire Ventures. The company has raised $259 million to date and will use the new funding for expanding internationally.

collaboration

Workplace communication platform BetterCompany has raised $6 million in a round of funding from BlueRun Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts before launching in the US.

data management

Cloud data storage company Exablox has raised $7 million in Series C funding from TAEC and Dell Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for developing new technologies while meeting unstructured data storing demands.

hr

HR and employee payment solutions provider Justworks has raised $13 million in Series B funding led by Bain Capital Ventures with participation from Thrive Capital and Index Ventures. The company will use the new funding for investing in its core technology while expanding headcount.

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PublicSutff, developer of SaaS-based customer service and engagement solutions for governments, has been acquired by cloud-based civic engagement solutions Accela. The acquisition enhances Accela’s industry specific CRM and service request capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Meteor Development Group, developer of an open-source platform for building web and mobile apps in JavaScript, has raised $20 million in a round of funding led by Matrix Partners with participation from Andreessen Horowitz and Trinity Ventures. The company will use the funding for building out a paid product offering.

Information

healthcare information

Healthy Communities Institute, developer of a web-based platform for health department support, has been acquired by Xerox. The acquisition provides Xerox with population-based insight capabilities as the company updates its offerings to address healthcare market changes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

management consulting

Management consulting company Tahzoo has acquired Netherlands-based competitor HintTech for $15 million. The acquisition provides Tahzoo with streamlined customer experience service capabilities for mobile devices and social media as the company looks to grow its presence in Europe. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Online program management company The Learning House has acquired eLearning platform and online course design solution Acatar. The acquisition provides The Learning House with enhanced platform solutions tailored for dealings with smaller colleges. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 05/18/15

May 19, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

India-based grocery marketplace BestatLowest.com has been acquired by mobile marketplace developer Askme.com for $10 million. The acquisition expands Askme.com’s real-time inventory sync between online and physical stores. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Drizly, developer of an eCommerce platform for beer, wine, and liquor, has raised $13 million in Series A funding from Polaris Partners and First Beverage Group. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in product development, sales and marketing, operations, and global distribution.

mobile content/apps

UK-based Acast, developer of a podcasting app and web service, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Bonnier Growth Media. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding domestically before branching into the US.

Digital Advertising

digital video

France-based contextual video advertising solutions developer Mediabong has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Entrepreneur Venture and Conegliano Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding to the US while accelerating the launch of its technology.

online lead generation

Interior design platform developer Decorist has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding from Lowe’s Companies and Women’s Venture Capital fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its concierge design service offerings.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

China-based content recommendation startup Taboola has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from China-based search engine operator Baidu. The new round of funding follows Taboola’s $117 million Series E led by Fidelity Management at a valuation of $1 billion. The company will use the new funding for expanding into new markets.

analytics & targeting, content management

Social media monitoring and analytics company Fuseware has been acquired by Ornico. The acquisition provides Omico with a full suite of content monitoring and analytics tools for all platforms as the company looks standardize media measurement with accelerated expansion in Africa. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

UK-based mobile commerce software developer MoPowered has acquired web-search and marketing consultancy Fast Web Media. MoPowered will rebrand as mporium Group as the company focuses on building out a marketing-SaaS offering. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

digital agency

Branded content agency John Brown Media has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. The acquisition enhances Dentsu’s content marketing capabilities with increased digital publishing, content management, and website strategy offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Online YouTube and brand connection marketplace FameBit has acquired short video marketing agency Refame. The acquisition provides FameBit’s brand partnerships with access to increased digital video platforms as the company focuses on increasing subscribers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

China-based OpenStack cloud platform and enterprise cloud service provider EasyStack has raised $16 million in Series B funding led by RuShan Capita with participation from BlueRun Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating product development, hiring talent, increasing marketing and sales initiatives, and expanding in the Asia Pacific region.

collaboration

AllSeated, an online collaboration application for the events industry, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Magma Venture Partners with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its event industry network.

financial

Loan application processing solutions developer OpenRule Systems APM has been acquired by SaaS-based loan origination system defi SOLUTIONS. The acquisition provides defi with increased functionality and scalability. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Italy-based virtual point-of-sales systems developer Solo has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Digital Magics. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while increasing its deployment capabilities.

geo-demo

GPS commercial navigation services startup Coherent Navigation has been acquired by Apple. The acquisition bolsters Apple’s location technology and services as Coherent Navigation is folded into Apple’s map offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

geo-demo

Telogis, developer of location intelligence software for companies with mobile assets, has raised $25 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for continued product development and increased marketing initiatives.

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Intelligent identity governance and administration solutions provider Courion has acquired Bay31, a provider of access governance solutions for helping business reduce compliance cost. The acquisition enhances Courion’s existing interface and identity management products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Real-time network-based threat detection platform developer Cyber adAPT has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding from Alvin Fund, Granite Point Capita Partners, Griffin Fund, and Fundamental Capital Management. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

security

Feedzai, a data science company that provides fraud prevention and detection services, has raised $17.5 million in Series B funding from Oak HC/FT, Sapphire Ventures and Espirito Santo Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and engineering teams.

software development tools

Software product development company Clarice Technologies has been acquired by eCommerce application and web portal developer Globant. The acquisition enhances Globant’s user experience, design, and technology capabilities as the company looks to meet scale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

financial information

YCharts, a provider of financial research solutions and tools, has raised $6 million in Series C funding led by Morningside Group with participation from Reed Elsevier, I2A, Amicus Capital Partners, and Hyde Park Angels. The company has raised $14.5 million to date and will use the new round of funding for accelerating the growth of its sales team.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

IT firm Accent Computer Solutions has acquired the IT service business unit of Companybuilt. The acquisition provides Companybuilt with an increased customer base and enhanced technology services offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

On-demand short-term corporate staffing services provider Wonolo has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding led by PivotNorth Capital with participation from Crunchfund and Foundry Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into new cities before scaling its services.


Daily Deal Activity 05/15/15

May 18, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Ridesharing services provider Lyft has raised an additional $150 million in funding from Icahn Enterprises and private investors. The new funding follows this past March’s $530 million round. The company has raised $1 billion to date and will use the new round of funding for deepening its presence in the US while continuing to build out its product.

mobile content/apps

Neumob, developer of a mobile app designed to speed up other mobile apps, has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners, Shasta Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Lightbank, Eniac Ventures, SV Frontier, and TriplePoint Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for further product development.

mobile content/apps

Umano, a provider of voiceover services for content recordings on websites and applications, has been acquired by Dropbox. Umano will be shutting down its service. Dropbox has yet to reveal how the company’s services will be integrated into its own offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Interactive audio content and advertising services provider XAPPmedia has raised $3.8 million in Series A funding from undisclosed investors. The company has raised $6.8 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its interactive audio services to pure play and streaming radio providers.

niche content

Surf content network and online publishing/content provider Magicseaweed and Stab Magazine have been acquired by online surf retailer SurfStich for $11.1 million. The acquisitions accelerate SurfStich’s strategy of becoming a destination for action sports content and online retail. Further terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Turkey-based mobile ad network Mobilike has been acquired by Opera Mediaworks, the mobile advertising subsidiary of Opera. Mobilike’s network of publishers and advertisers will be integrated into Opera’s platform as Opera Mediaworks looks to expand its presence internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile marketing

Mobile demand-side platform developer StrikeAd has been acquired by Sizmek (Nasdaq:SZMK) for $11.7 million. The acquisition provides Sizmek with a buying platform and enhanced creative tools for brands struggling with a mobile-specific strategy. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Singapore-based Alpha7, a provider of business priority management solutions, has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing headcount, building out its management team, and expanding geographically.

market research

Real-time commercial real estate information platform developer RealMassive has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding led by RHS Investments with participation from Capital Factory and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for focusing on monetizing in the domestic market while expanding product and marketing efforts.

mrm/workflow management

Source Medical Solutions, a provider of software and billing services to outpatient surgery centers and specialty hospitals, has acquired LaClaro, a provider of automation tools and management reporting solutions to the healthcare marketplace. The acquisition provides Source Medical Solutions with enhanced workflow process and on-demand analytics solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Canada-based employee engagement platform developer Officevibe has raised $1 million in a round of funding from GSoft Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling its business, building out its product capabilities, and hiring talent.

hr

UK-based payroll and cash management services provider dopay has raised $2 million in a round of funding from ACE & Company and Techstar Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for launching its services in Egypt and expanding into new markets.

Security

SpiderOak, a developer of privacy solutions for cloud storage, has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out product capabilities while expanding geographically.

Business Services

bpo

Business process automation system developer Renewity Systems has raised and undisclosed amount of funding from Naavon Capital and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for advancing its product’s capabilities and scaling the company.

healthcare consulting

Healthcare insight and analytics solutions provider Decision Resources Group, a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises, has acquired Healthcare Business Insights, a provider of best practice research and training services for hospitals. The acquisition allows Decision Resources Group to expand into the healthcare provider’s space. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training              

Brazil-based education technology company Geekie has raised $7 million in a round of funding from Mitsui & Co., Omidyar Ventures, Gera Venture, and Virtuose. The company will use the new round of funding for market expansion and product development initiatives.


Daily Deal Activity 05/14/15

May 14, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

On-demand laundry services provider Cleanly has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Ludlow Ventures, Initialized Capital, 500 Startups, Funders Club, Soma Capital, Altair Capital, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding building outs its logistics technology.

gaming

Directive Games, a developer of high quality mobile games, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding from GSR Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for developing new releases while hiring talent.

gaming

Mobile gaming and interactive entertainment firm Pocket Gems has raised and undisclosed amount of funding from Tencent. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its partnership with Tencent while expanding into global markets.

mobile content/apps

Gametime, developer of a mobile app for booking last-minute tickets to sporting events, has raised $13 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding beyond sports and into concert tickets as it looks to compete in a crowded market.

social media/apps

Vouch, developer of a social network for credit, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Core Innovation Capital, Data collective, First Round Capital, Greylock Partners, and IDG Ventures. The company has raised $9.6 million to date and will use the new round of funding for accelerating the growth of its network.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Letv Sports, the sports affiliate of China-based online video streamer Leshi Internet Information & Technology has raised $129 million in Series A funding from Wanda Group, Fortune Link, Prometheus Group, and private investors. The post round valuation of the company is over $450 million.

mobile marketing

Proximity marketing platform Signal360 has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Capstar Partners with participation from Raptor Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations across multiple verticals.

mobile marketing

Unified cross-device marketing solutions provider Tapad has raised $18.5 million in Series B funding from Blue Cloud Ventures, Avalon Ventures, Firsthand Technology Value Fund, FirstMark Capital, G&H Partners, and Zanadu Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for bolstering its licensing business and expanding its product offerings.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Internet-of-things data analytics startup mnubo has raised $6 million in a round of funding led by White Star Capital with participation from McRock Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its global commercial team, enhancing user experience, and investing in data science and machine learning initiatives.

commerce management

Japan-based cardless eCommerce payment and instant credit services Paidy has raised $8.3 million in Series A funding from Arbor Ventures and MS Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating product development and hiring talent.

content management, marketing data

Sabre has acquired the remaining 65 percent of travel information and media content distribution services provider Abacus International for $411 million at an estimated 5.3x revenue. The acquisition will allow Sabre to accelerate growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

content management

Ahalogy, developer of Pinterest marketing software for brands, has raised $8 million in funding and debt from Silicon Valley Bank and JobsOhio. The company has raised $12.8 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its capabilities for Pinterest.

content management, social technology

Marketing software platform developer Percolate has raised $40 million in Series C funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. The company has raised $74.5 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding geographically while exploring potential acquisitions.

crm

Estonia-based Pipedrive, a developer of sales software for small businesses, has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Paua Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners, and AngelPad. The company will use the new round of funding for building outs its product technology while expanding marketing efforts internationally.

sfa/lead management

CoreDial, developer of s SaaS-based platform for sales channels, has raised $27.5 million in a round of funding from LLR Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its SaaS technology and expanding headcount.

social technology

Facial recognition technology developer Face++ has raised $25 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its identity detection and online payment capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social technology

Social marketing company Brand Networks has acquired real-time social marketing platform Shift for $50 million. The acquisition provides Brand Networks with increased content scoring capabilities for its brand engagement solutions. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

dm agency

Direct marketing company SourceLink has been acquired by Aterian Investment Partners from Silver Point Capital. The acquisition provides SourceLink with the resources for developing new client solutions while focusing expanding existing services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

general agency

Data, consulting, fulfillment, and creative design firm Citracado Market Advisors will be acquired by affiliate marketing, strategy, and publishing firm Artec Global Media. The acquisition enhances Artec Global Media’s direct to consumer marketing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

engineering

Construction field enablement software developer PlanGrid has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding the capabilities of its platform.

financial

TurboAppeal, a developer of automated property tax appeal solutions for homeowners, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Hyde Park Angels, Hyde Park Venture Partners, and @Properties. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and data scientist teams.

healthcare

AlphaCM, a provider of software and related services to the behavioral and mental health industry, has been acquired by Mediware, a developer of software solutions for healthcare providers and federal agencies. The acquisition broadens Mediware’s solutions to the mental health and substance abuse markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Healthcare imaging software and solutions developer TeraMedica has been acquired by Fujifilm Medical Systems. The company will rebrand as Fujifilm TeraMedica and will begin increased sales initiatives through international expansion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Denmark-based PBJ, a developer of human resource management software, has been acquired by Visma, a developer of software solutions for finance and administrative applications. The acquisition will see PBJ’s solutions folded into Visma’s offerings as the company looks to strengthen its position in the European market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

healthcare information

Medical credentials verification startup Silversheet has raised $2.9 million in a round of funding led by Upfront Ventures with participation from Rincon Venture Partners, SV Angel, Slow Ventures, and BAM Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for launching its platform.

Business Services

it consutling/systems integration

Systems integration services provider Contiigo has been acquired by UXC subsidiary Oxygen Business Solutions, a provider of customer experience management solutions. The acquisition strengthens Oxygen Business Solutions’ SAP systems integrator market position as the company builds out its digital customer engagement commerce offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consutling/systems integration

All Covered, the IT services business of Konica Minolta Business Solutions, has acquired cloud computing and mobility solutions firm Techcess Group. The acquisition allows All Covered to expand geographically as the company looks to grow in the areas of cloud and mobile. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 05/13/15

May 13, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online healthcare marketplace MDsave has raised $12 million in a round of funding from MTS Health Investors. The company will use the new round of funding for bolstering its platform presence domestically and internationally.

gaming

UK-based mobile game studio Space Ape Games has raised $6.7 million in a round of funding from Silicon Valley Bank. The company will use the new round of funding for growing in international markets and expanding headcount.

social media/apps

TalkSpace, developer of a web and mobile platform for connecting with licensed therapists, has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding led by Spark Capital and SoftBank with participation from Metamorphic Ventures. The company has raised $13 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its services outside of the US.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Sports video technology firm TVT Video Technology has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners portfolio company STATS. The acquisition strengthens STATS’ existing suite of data and analytics services as the company looks to enhance its offerings for professional and college teams. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

vertical search, niche content

The Muse, a website that offers millennials career advice, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Aspect Ventures with participation from QED Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Partners, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its website’s personalization capabilities.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Civic engagement platform developer iCitizen has acquired GovGraph, a government-based analytics and interactive data visualization firm. The acquisition provides iCitizen with increased accessibility solutions for public information. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting

Marketing analytics platform Jumpshot has raised $22 million in Series A funding from Avast Software. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling operations while bolstering its web and strategic analytics platforms.

analytics & Targeting

Smarking, developer of analytics and drawing predications solutions for parking providers, has raised $3 million in a round of funding led by Khosla Ventures with participation from Slow Ventures, Procyon Ventures, SVS Ventures, FinSight Ventures, Fairstead Capital, and DN Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding geographically.

content management

Cloud application delivery provider Instart Logic has raised $43 million in a round of funding led by Four Rivers Group and Hermes Growth Partners with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Tenaya Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while investing in research and development and global expansion.

content management

Marketing content engine Kapost has raised $10.3 million in a round of funding from Access Venture Partners, Cue Ball Capital, Iron Gate Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Lead Edge Capital, and High Country Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

crm

Poland-based medical appointment booking platform DocPlanner has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Point Nine Capital, Piton Capital, and RTAventures. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling its management team, product development, and commercializing new markets.

marketing data

Sales effectiveness and benchmarking firm CSO Insights has been acquired by sales-performance consulting company MHI Global. The acquisition augments MHI Global’s B-to-B data and research library as the company expands its services on a global scale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social technology

UK-based introduce-a-friend social technology developer Buyapowa has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by Juno Capital with participation from Bright Station Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for entering the US market, supporting product innovation, and expanding sales in the UK.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Publicis-owned media communications group ZenithOptmedia has acquired Czech Republic –based performance marketing agency B2B Group. The acquisition will see B2B Group folded into ZenithOptimedia’s global performance marketing network Performics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

India-based data integration systems developer ZapStich has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Helion Venture Partners and Orios Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for product development, expanding headcount, and rolling out marketing initiatives.

credit/risk

Insurity, a provider of core insurance processing and data integration and analysis solutions, has acquired Canada-based insurance software firm Oceanwide. The acquisition strengthens Insurity’s market position and enhances its ability to address the needs of domestic and international carriers and program administrators. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

data management

Enterprise-level application mobility and data protection software developer Sureline Systems has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding from flash storage provider Unigen. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding sales and marketing.

data management

Information management platform Transpose has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Alliance of Angels and The Gramercy Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for product development and hiring talent.

hr

Actiance, a provider of compliance, security, archiving, and eDiscovery services for critical business communications, has raised $28 million in a round of funding from Golub Capital, Credit Suisse NEXT Investors, JK&B Capital, Scale Venture Partners, and Sutter Hill Ventures. The company will use funding for accelerating go-to-market initiatives while scaling internationally.

hr

Vendor compliance and contract management software and service provider Ncontracts has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Mainsail Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for product development, growing its compliance services and sales and marketing teams, and pursuing potential acquisitions.

security

Denmark-based identity access management firm Omada has raised $24 million in a round of funding from C5 Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives in the US.

security

Security and incident response solutions developer Resolution1 has been acquired by real-time threat detection software developer Fidelis Cybersecurity. The acquisition provides Fidelis Cybersecurity with enhanced endpoint automated response capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Endpoint security platform and data theft prevention solutions provider Digital Guardian has acquired Savant Protection, a provider of application whitelisting solutions. The acquisition extends Digital Guardian’s endpoint security platform and policy-driven app control capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

credit/risk information

Credit and credibility management solutions Credibility Corporation has been acquired by Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) from Great Hill Partners for $320 million. The acquisition provides Credibility Corporation with the resources for potential acquisitions. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Hospice and home health care services and software provider Helathcarefirst has acquired Deyta, a provider and manager of satisfaction surveys for the healthcare industry. The acquisition enhances Healthcarefirst’s data analytics solutions as the company looks to secure market position. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

financial consulting

Consumer debt optimization firm Credit Sesame has raised $16 million in Series D funding led by Syncora Alternative Investments with participation from IA Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, IA Capital, Globespan Capital Partners, and Inventus Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for adapting to its rapidly accelerating market.

training

Brazil-based online education service EduK has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its network as Accel Partners continues to make investments in Brazil.


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