Daily Deal Activity 09/02/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

On-demand alcohol delivery company Saucey has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding led by Blumberg Capital with participation from Structure Capital and Altpoint Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding the geographic range of its services.

ecommerce

Belgium-based restaurant deliver service Take Eat Easy has raised $11.2 million in Series B funding led by Eight Roads Ventures with participation from Rocket Internet, DN Capital, and Piton Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding within Europe.

Digital Advertising

online lead generation

Sweden-based on-demand sales site Universal Avenue has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Northzone with participation from Salesforce Ventures and MOOR. The company will use the new round of funding for strengthening its sales and marketing divisions while expanding geographically.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

France-based retail analytics solutions provider Retency has raised $6.6 million in a round of funding from Truffle Capital. The company will use the new round of funding of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

commerce management

France-based Lengow, provider of a solution for indexing listing ads, has raised $11.2 million in a round of funding from Serena Capital, BPI, and Alven Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its international presence while focusing on organic growth.

content management

Content marketing software developer NewsCred has raised $42 million in a round of funding led by FTV Capital with participation from FirstMark Capital, InterWest Partners, and Mayfield Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling internationally.

crm, commerce management

Singapore-based retail customer engagement software developer Capillary Technologies has raised $45 million in Series C funding led by Warburg Pincus with participation from Sequoia Capital and Norwest Venture Partners. The company has used the funding to acquire multi-channel commerce platform provider MartJack. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

crm, social technology

Times Internet-owned table reservation platform Dineout has acquired India-based online restaurant management platform inResto Services. The acquisition provides Dineout with an end-to-end solution and access into the b-to-b segment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

market research

Business-to-business media and information company Winsight has acquired food industry market information provider Technomic. Technomic will serve continue to operate individually while serving Winsight’s information and advisory services platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Mobile location technology platform operator Area360 has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding from Madrona Venture Group. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent, product development, and expanding into new verticals.

sfa/lead management

Guru, a provider of collective knowledge solutions for startups, has raised $2.7 million in a round of funding led by FirsMark Ventures with participation from MSD Capital and Salesforce Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out integrations with other services.

social technology, analytics & Targeting

Social media analytics startup Simply Measured has acquired social media tracking firm Inside Social. The acquisition provides Simply Measured with expanded capabilities for its social media marketer platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Search engine optimization company Virtue Advertising has been acquired by digital marketing agency Logical Position. The acquisition provides Logical Position with an expanded portfolio of search engine optimization solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Web design company VIUS has been acquired by digital agency Inverse Paradox. The acquisition provides Inverse Paradox with expanded geographic range as the company looks to strengthen its portfolio of services for small businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

broadcast & Satellite Radio

Digital radio technology company iBiquity Digital Corporation has been acquired by DTS (Nasdaq:DTSI) from Columbia Partners Private Capital for $172 million. The acquisition expands DTS’ audio solutions and customer relationships in automotive and radio broadcast.

Software

erp

Education market data management and professional development services providers Longleaf Solutions and CaseNEX have merged. The acquisition provides Longleaf Solutions with expanded data management solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Trintech, a provider of report-to-report software solutions for financial offices, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Vista Equity Partners with participation from Spectrum Equity. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer base.

healthcare

Xerox (NYSE:XRX) has acquired the patient access solutions division of inVentiv Health, a Thomas H. Lee Partners portfolio company. The acquisition expands Xerox’s pharmacy solutions portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Healthcare communication management solutions provider The White Stone Group has been acquired by health information exchange MEA|NEA. The acquisition provides MEA|NEA with expanded security for its health information and communication management solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Healthcare communications technology developer Voalte has raised $17 million in Series D funding led by Ascension Ventures with participation from Cerner Capital and Bedford Funding. The company has raised $60 million to date and will use the new round of funding for growing operations.

security

Security and systems management solutions provider Tanium has raised $120 million in a round of funding from TPG, Institutional Venture Partners, T. Row Price Associates, and Andreessen Horowitz. The company will use the funding for scaling operations.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Bunker Hill Capital has acquired a majority stake in IT infrastructure consulting and managed service firm Taos Mountain. The acquisition provides the Taos Mountain with the resources for building out its IT lifecycle stage solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 09/01/15

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Shift Technologies, operator of a marketplace for buying and selling cars, has raised $50 million in Series B funding led by Goldman Sachs with participation from DFJ and Highland Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while entering new markets.

ecommerce

Singapore-based stock video and music content marketplace MotionElements has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from 500 Startups, Incubate Fund, and KK Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in Asia.

gaming

Gaming and eSports company Unikrn has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Sound Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for launching companion apps on iOS and Android.

social media/apps

Mobile and social photo and messaging apps startup Kanvas Labs has been acquired by AOL. Kanvas will continue to operate its existing apps as AOL begins to integrate the company’s technology into its products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

mobile marketing

China-based mobile advertising platform Appcoach has raised $10 million in Series A funding led Yonghua Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding internationally while focusing on mobile video markets in the US and Europe.

vertical search

Food discovery platform Yummly has raised $15 million in Series B funding from Bauer Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its team, product, and technology.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Predictive analytics technology developer Infinite Analytics has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Sixth Sense Ventures and private investors. The company will use the round of funding for expanding its technology into new verticals while hiring new talent.

bi tools

Brand protection and pricing intelligence solutions provider Market Track has acquired Australia-based retail advertising monitoring company Commercially Retail. The acquisition provides Market Track with extended sales reach into Australian and Asian markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

crm

Quote-to-cash solution provider Apttus has raised $108 million in Sires C funding led by KIA with participation from Iconiq Capital, K1 Capital, and Salesforce Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for developing new features for the manufacturing, life sciences, financial services, and telecommunications industries.

crm

China-based mobile and social CRM services provider Social Touch has raised $58.8 million in Series D funding led from Legend Holdings. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in its technology division while focusing on mobile advertising and consulting services initiatives.

mobile technology

ApprenNet, developer of a mobile platform for technical training, has raised $1.8 million in a round of funding from Apollo Education Ventures and New Ground Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Australia-based Adobe data analytics and marketing optimization consultancy 2DataFish has been acquired by Publicis-owned Razorfish. The acquisition strengthens Razorfish’s intelligence practice with expanded data analytics capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Digital film and television distributor Juice Worldwide has been acquired by multiplatform video services company Vubiquity. The acquisition expands Vubiquity’s distribution capabilities with enhanced partnerships. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

financial

Financial data science company Quovo has raised $4.8 million in a round of funding led by Fintech Collective with participation from Long Light Capital and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for developing it platform and expanding operations.

healthcare

Patient engagement platform Medfusion has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Bull City Venture Partners and Hatteras Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and advancing its mobile strategy.

legal

Ethics and compliance software developer The Network has been acquired by compliance software and solutions provider NAVEX Global. The acquisition provides NAVEX with expanded governance and risk compliance offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Japan-based Fastmedia, developer of tools for building mobile apps, has raised $2.7 million in a round of funding from Globis Capital Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and YJ Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

Daily Deal Activity 08/31/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Direct-to-consumer home-fragrance product manufacturer and seller Blyth (BYSE:BTH) has been acquired by The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq:CG)  for $138.7 million including debt. The acquisition provides Blyth with the resources for international expansion.

social media/apps

Video-messaging app developer Dubsmash has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding led by Index Ventures with participation from Lowercase Capital, ENIAC Ventures, Sunstone Capital, Raine Ventures, and King Digital Entertainment. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its team and scaling its infrastructure.

social media/apps

Knowledge-sharing platform Wiselike has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding led by GGV Capital with participation from 500 Startups and GREE. The company will use the new round of funding for building out platform features.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Digital advertising technology company SVG Media has acquired the India assets of digital media technology and marketing services platform provider Komli Media for $11.3 million. SVG Media will reportedly have revenues exceeding $50 million.

digital video

Mobile gaming live-streaming service provider Mobcrush has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company has raised $14.9 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the mobile gaming market.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Demand side platform cross device data solutions provider Crosswise has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Horizons Ventures, Emerge Fund, Giza Venture Capital, OurCrowd, and Pereg Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out operations.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Australia-based digital agency Webling Interactive has been acquired by WPP-owned J. Walter Thompson Company. The acquisition coincides with J. Walter Thompson’s strategy of allocated resources to digital in Australia and South East Asia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Television brands producer and distributor FremantleMedia has acquired a 63 percent majority stake in Italy-based television and film production studio Wildside. The acquisition provides FremantleMedia with expanded presence in prime-time scripted television. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Instabase, provider of a cloud-platform for applications, data, and interactive computing, has raised $3.8 million in a round of funding from Greylock Partners and New Enterprise Associates. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and hiring talent.

geo-demo, mobile technology

Web and mobile-based staff coordination and audit tools developer Folr has been acquired by data analytics and security company Rhodes Edge. The acquisition enhances Rhodes Edge’s product suite with geo-location tracking technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Diversity management software developer COnnXus has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding led by Techstars Ventures with participation from CincyTech. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in its marketing, sales, and product development initiatives while building out its database.

security

Cybersecurity firm Bit9 has acquired online-based big data security platform VisiTrend. The acquisition will see Bit9’s reported 2015 revenues exceed $70 million as the company begins expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

healthcare information

Health information technology solutions provider Medworxx Solutions has been acquired by industry-focused supply chain software developer Aptean for $13.1 million. The acquisition provides Aptean with expanded capabilities in the healthcare sector.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Mobile and cloud solutions developer Mobilogie has been acquired by IT consulting services provider Logient. The acquisition will see Mobilogie’s engineering and mobile development teams integrated into Logient. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

Xtraction Solutions, a provider of business intelligence solutions to IT operations, has been acquired by IT management software solutions provider LANDESK Software. The acquisition expands the capabilities of LANDESK’s Workspaces collaboration initiative. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

CIVC Partners’ logistics and shipping solutions portfolio Magnate Worldwide has acquired TrumpCard, a provider of logistics and transport services for the healthcare and entertainment industries. The acquisition provides Magnate Worldwide with expanded logistics solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Japan-based computer education and e-learning business services provider PC Assist Corporation has been acquired by technical staffing solutions provider TechnoPro Holdings. The acquisition provides TechnoPro with strengthened human resource development programs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 08/28/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

China-based meal delivery startup Ele.me has raised $630 million in Series F funding led by CITIC Capital and Hualian with participation from Tencent, JD.com, and Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

mobile content/apps, mobile technology

Smartphone data collection apps developer Chronos Mobile Technologies has been acquired by messaging application developer Life360. The acquisition provides Life360 with increased contextual awareness capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

commerce management

Web and eCommerce solutions provider Double Prime has been acquired by retail IT solutions provider Software Paradigms International. The acquisition provides SPI with increased omni-channel and eCommerce solutions capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

Supply chain management platform operator Narvar has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners, Commerce Ventures, Crosscut Ventures, and Freestyle Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding brand partnerships.

content management

Digital publishing software provider MagazineCloner has been acquired by Jellyfish Publishing, a provider of digital magazine marketing and magazine publishing solutions. The acquisition provides Jellyfish with expanded publisher promotion solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology          

Mobile payment services and apps provider iZettle has raised $67.1 million in Series D funding led by Intel Capital and Zouk Capital with participation from 83North, American Express, Creandum, Dawn Capital, Index Ventures, Northzone, and SEB Private Equity. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives while expanding operations.

social technology

Business social profile optimization platform PeopleLinx has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from Osage Venture Partners, Greycroft Partners, and MissionOG. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Lumia Agency, a provider of application development and managed marketing services, has been acquired by small business IT solutions provider Digerati Group. The acquisition provides Digerati with mobile application development capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Marketing and communications network W20 has acquired public relations and communications services firm Fox Communications. Fox Communications will operate within W20’s global communications arm WCG. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Public relations agency Steinreich Communications Group has acquired hospitality and tourism brands public relations agency Montgomery Communications. The acquisition expands Steinreich’s presence in the hospitality sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Dalian Wanda Group will acquire the IronMan Triathlon Series from Providence Equity Partners for $650 million. The acquisition values the Ironman Series at a reported $900 million.

Software

hr

Chequed.com, a developer of predictive talent solutions, has merged with employment assessments company Assess Systems. The acquisition provides Assess Systems with strengthened talent sourcing and hiring solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Analytics solutions company Novetta Solutions will be acquired by The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq:CG) from Arlington Partners. The acquisition will reportedly eclipse $650 million including debt.

security

Real-time identity verification solutions provider Socure has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from Flint Capital. The company has raised $7 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding operations while focusing on hiring talent.

Business Services

bpo

Network support services provider VITAL Network Services has been acquired by IT solutions company Vology. The acquisition strengthens Vology’s outsourced IT infrastructure management services. The combined company will reportedly reach revenues of $215 million. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

Thoma Bravo has acquired a majority stake in certificate management solutions provider Digicert. The acquisition will provide Digicert with the resources for building out its presence in the government, healthcare, and financial sectors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

management consulting

Australia-based simulation and optimization analytics firm TSG Consulting has been acquired by management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group. The acquisition provides Boston Consulting with broadened modelling capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

K-12 education platform DreamBox Learning has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Owl Ventures with participation from Tao Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its platform and launching new features.

Daily Deal Activity 08/27/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce, mobile content/apps

Short-distance moving service and app developer Lugg has raised $3.8 million in a round of funding led by A Capital with participation from SV Angel and Crunchfund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its team and operations.

ecommerce

UK-based on-demand healthy meal delivery service provider Pronto has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Payfair Capital and Ballpark Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding geographically while improving its logistics technology.

mobile content/apps

Mobile phone picture and video sharing app Shots has raised $4 million in Series A funding from DCM and WI Harper Group. The company will use the new round of funding for introducing features to its app while expanding its audience base.

Digital Advertising

mobile marketing

Germany-based mobile app retargeting startup Remerge has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by Point 9 Capital with participation from WestTech Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its services in the US.

online lead generation

Indonesia-based doctor search and communication platform provider Tab a Doctor has been acquired by doctor content marketing and lead generation company Global Health and Travel. The acquisition provides Global Health and Travel with an expanded presence in Asia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Email marketing tools developer Klaviyo has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Accomplice and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out data integrations while expanding sales and marketing efforts.

commerce management

eCommerce platform startup Paywhere has been acquired by Philippines-based telephone company Voyager Innovations. The acquisition allows Voyager to build out its digital commerce business in emerging markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

email/messaging software

Mobile workplace communication platform developer Eko Communications has raised $5.7 million in Series A funding from Gobi Partners. The company will use the round of funding for expanding its business into new markets while focusing on marketing efforts and hiring talent.

mobile ctechnology

Document storage and management app Docady has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Pitango Ventures and Disruptive. The company will use the new round of funding for developing increased integration features for its platform.

sem/seo tools

SiteCondor, a provider of auditing tools for digital agencies, has been acquired by brand and agency web analytics company gShift. The acquisition provides gShift with expanded content, search, and social campaign optimization solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Web and mobile app developer company Ashe Avenue has been acquired by AOL. The acquisition strengthens the engineering capabilities of AOL’s lifestyle verticals, including AOL.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Cloud management platform AirVM has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by RHO Canada Ventures with participation from Build Ventures. The company will use the round of funding for strengthening integration with VMware Technologies while expanding support to other public clouds.

hr

Egypt-based recruiting platform developer BasharSoft has raised $1.7 million in Series A funding from Vostok New Ventures, Piton Capital, 500 Startups, and Endure Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for building out regional recruitment platforms.

security

Digital security startup MagicCube has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from Azure Capital, Epic Ventures, Bialla Venture Partners, and private investors. The company will use the round of funding for product development initiatives.

security

Medici, a provider of cryptosecurity solutions for public investing, has been acquired by Overstock.com (NYSE:OSTK). The acquisition provides Overstock with strengthened infrastructure for securities trading and settlement processes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

API management solutions provider Mashery will be acquired by integration and analytics software developer TIBCO Software. The acquisition expands TIBCO’s enterprise solutions with strengthened channel integration capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

printing services

Moss, a provider of experiential marketing solutions for the event and retail interior industries, has acquired Germany-based Marx & Moschner, a provider of commercial printing services for the retail and exhibit markets. The acquisition provides Moss with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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