Daily Deal Activity 10/19/18

Digital Media/Commerce 

digital marketplace

Indonesia-based online second-hand goods marketplace Prelo has been acquired by Bukalapak for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Bukalapak’s online retailing operations.  

ecommerce

UK-based outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Alpkit has raised $1.3 million in funding from Foresight and HSBC. The company will use the funding to expand globally. 

ecommerce

Canada-based Chefs Plate has been acquired by Hello Fresh for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will provide Hello Fresh an entry to the Canada market, and provide efficiencies in procurement operations. 

ecommerce

The Netherlands-based retailer HEMA has been acquired by Ramphastos from Lion Capital for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is an entry for Ramphastos into the retail industry. 

ecommerce

Gig marketplace Invisible has raised $2.6 million in funding from Loup Ventures, Horizons Alpha, and Day One Ventures. The company will use the funding for platform development and user acquisition. 

ecommerce

Online mail stamp alternative Postworks has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Foresight Group. The company will use the funding to hire talent. 

ecommerce

Footwear company Vionic Group has been acquired by Caleres (NYSE:CAL) from Alpine Investors in a transaction valued at $360 million. Vionic has reported LTM revenues for the period ended September 30 2018 of $180 million, representing an LTM revenue multiple of 2.0x. 

niche content

Travel-focused media site tnooz has been acquired by Northstar Travel Group for an undisclosed amount. Following the acquisition, tnooz will be transitioned into Northstar Travel Group’s PhocusWire site. 

niche content

Spain-based digital media and publishing company Weblogs has been acquired by Webedia in a transaction valued at $11.5 million. The acquisition will provide Webedia with an expanded presence within Europe. 

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

India-based media monitoring and analytics company Bluebyte News has been acquired by Concept BIU from Comniscient Group for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is complementary to Concept BIU’s current offering. 

Analytics & Targeting

Location-based marketing platform Tapped Mobile has been acquired by EQ for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will give EQ a larger client and talent base. 

Analytics & Targeting

First-party data management platform Ysance has acquired marketing attribution software company Mazeberry. The acquisition will provide Ysance with expanded marketing performance analysis capabilities. 

agency & Marketing services

digital agency

UK-based communications firm Home Agency has acquired digital marketing agency First 10. The acquisition will provide Home Agency with an expanded presence domestically. 

traditional media 

consumer magazine publishing

Local life and culture publication The Journey Magazine will be acquired by Nature’s Eye Media. The acquisition will provide Nature’s Eye with an expanded presence geographically. 

software 

data management

Business intelligence and analytics company Incorta has raised $15 million in Series B funding from M12 and Telstra Ventures. The company will use the funding for further developing its platform. 

engineering

ZF Friedrichshafen has taken a 35 percent in Germany based autonomous driving testing software ASAP. The investment will allow the company to expand operations. 

erp

UK-based Greycon, a provider of planning and forecasting software for paper, plastic and metal-focused clients, has been acquired by Jonas Software for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will give Greycon the resources to expand operations. 

erp

Portugal-based facility management software Infraspeak has raised $1.8 million in funding from Firstminute Capital, Innovation Nest, Construtech Ventures, 500 Startups, and Caixa Capital. The company will use the funding for sales and marketing efforts. 

financial

Financial data analytics software IronSafe has been acquired by Trellance for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enhance Trellance’s product offering. 

financial

Pakistan-based microfinance platform Tez Financial Services has raised $1.1 million in funding from Omidyar Network and Accion Venture Lab. The company will use the funding for building its credit portfolio. 

geo-demo

Sweden-based GIS data and terrain surveying software Agency9 has been acquired by Bentley Systems for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Bentley Systems’ public sector client base. 

healthcare

Vidatec has taken an undisclosed majority stake in health tracking software CareZapp. The investment will enable CareZapp to expand operations and add features to its platform. 

healthcare

Cloud-based clinical trial solutions platform GoBalto has been acquired by Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will boost the offering of Oracle Health Sciences.

hr

Canada-based human resources software High Line has been acquired by NEOGOV for an undisclosed amount. Following the acquisition, NEOGOV will integrate High Line’s software onto its platform.  

security

Security and parental control software Cujo has raised an undisclosed amount of Series B funding from KPN Ventures. The company will use the funding for improving its platform. 

information 

financial information

Financial data and analysis provider Debt Explained has been acquired by Reorg Research for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is complementary to Reorg’s current offering. 

healthcare information

Cardiology journal Heart International has been acquired by Touch Medical Media for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will give Heart International the resources to expand circulation. 

business services 

it consulting

UK-based Cloud solutions and services form Cloud Technology Solutions has acquired IT services firm Qlouder. The acquisition will provide CTS with an expanded presence within Europe. 

logistics

Mexico-based logistics company Skydrop has raised $5 million in funding from Variv Capital, Y Combinator, FJ Labs, Sierra Ventures, EasyPoint, Soma Capital, Sinai Ventures, GMF, and Dynamo. The company will use the funding to expand geographically. 

training

Personal learning development platform HT2 has acquired the Learning Record Store assets of Riptide Software. The acquisition will provide HT2 with an expanded learning activity tracking solution offering.

Daily Deal Activity 10/18/18

Digital Media/Commerce 

digital marketplace

Canada-based event planning booking platform Entr has raised $1.1 million in funding from inovia and private investors. The company will use the funding for expanding across Canada and hiring sales professionals.  

ecommerce

China-based wine and spirits online retailer 1919.com has raised $288 million in funding from Alibaba. The company will use the funding to expand operations geographically. 

ecommerce, mobile content/apps

UAE-based ride-hailing app Careem has raised $200 million in funding from Al Tayyar Group, Kingdom Holding, Rakuten, and STV. The company will use the funding to expand geographically. 

ecommerce

India-based subscription grocery delivery company RainCan has been acquired by BigBasket for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enable BigBasket to offer a subscription grocery service. 

ecommerce

Vacation rental management company Vacasa has raised $64 million in funding from Riverwood Capital, Level Equity, NewSpring, and Assurant Growth Investing. The company will use the funding for expanding its listings and improving its platform. 

niche content

Licensed college sports photography provider Photo File has been acquired by Globe Photos for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand the company’s college and professional sporting client base. 

niche content

Viral video and content company Unilad has been acquired by LADbible for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will give LADbible an extended audience. 

niche content

Food and lifestyle digital network Tastemade has raised $35 million in funding from Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Cool Japan Fund, Redpoint Ventures, Raine Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and Liberty Media. The company will use the funding for adding new content and hiring talent. 

digital advertising 

mobile marketing

China-based mobile advertising company Panshi has raised $320 million in funding from Cybernaut Investment Group, Hana Financial Group, and CCB Trust. The company will use the funding to explore expansion strategies. 

Marketing Technology 

ad serving

Ad serving platform Thunder Experience Cloud has raised $6 million in funding from undisclosed backers. The company will use the proceeds to enhance its platform and grow its partner network. 

crm

Consumer loyalty and engagement platform Capillary Technologies has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Warburg Pincus. The company will use the funding to expand its product offering across China. 

crm

CRM software platform Infusionsoft has raised $20 million from ORIX Growth Capital. The company will use the funding to further develop its product and expand its sales team. 

email/messaging software

Real-estate focused marketing services firm eMerge has been acquired by Elm Street Technology for an undisclosed amount. Elms Street Technology will use the acquisition to launch 3sixtyfive, a full service creative and digital marketing agency. 

email/messaging software

Email marketing software solution The Communicator Corporation has been acquired by J2 Global from Trinity Mirror for $8.8 million. The acquisition will give The Communicator Corporation the resources to expand operations. 

Market Research

Ipsos has acquired the mystery shopping operations of Market Pulse International for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Ipsos’ mystery shopping operations in the Asia Pacific region. 

agency & Marketing services

digital agency

Marketing services firm Automatit has been acquired by PTI Security Systems for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will assist PTI Security Systems in accelerating the building of a storage operations platform. 

digital agency

Digital content marketing agency KAROT has been acquired by Fact & Fiction for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand the company’s client base and video production capabilities. 

digital agency

Portugal-based digital agency MSTF Partners has been acquired by Dentsu for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Dentsu’s presence in the Portugal market. MSTF Partners reported LTM revenues for the period ended December 31, 2017 at $6.1 million. 

traditional media 

Newspaper publishing

Hearst has acquired seven weekly newspapers including The Ridgefield Press, Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, Darien Times, Shelton Herald, Trumbull Times and Milford Mirror from Hersam Acorn Newspapers. The acquisition enables the company to expand its presence in Connecticut. 

software 

application managment

Internal SaaS system search platform Seva has raised $2.4 million in funding form Avalon Ventures, Studio VC, and Datadog. The company will use the funding to hire talent. 

credit/risk software

Credit analytics solution Credit Benchmark has raised $7 million in funding from Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, Communitas Capital, and private investors. The company will use the funds for platform development. 

erp

LiveSource, a procurement management software for manufacturers, has raised $7.4 million in funding from Fulcrum Equity Partners, IDEA Fund Partners, Alerion Ventures, Knoll Ventures, and Tamiami Angel Funds. The company will use the funding to expand its sales team.  

financial

POS payments platform ClearONE Payment Gateway has been acquired by EVO Payments International (Nasdaq:EVOP) for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will give EVO Payments better access to the Europe market. 

financial

China-based blockchain wallet developer Cobo has raised $13 million in Series A funding from DHVC and Wu Capital. The company will use the funding for global expansion. 

financial

Investment operating system FundGuard has raised $4 million in funding from Blumberg Capital and LionBird. The company will use the funding for expanding features on its platform. 

financial

ProducePay, a financial tool for farmers, has raised $14 million in funding from Anterra Capital, Rabo Frontier Ventures, Coventure, Social Leverage, FJ Labs, Greenhouse Capital, Moonshots Capital, and Tribeca Angels. The company will use the funding to scale its platform. 

financial

Live events blockchain-protected ticketing platform UPGRADED has been acquired by Ticketmaster for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition boosts Ticketmaster’s portfolio of venue access solutions. 

healthcare, mobile content/apps

Recovery-focused healthcare app WEconnect has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding from private investors. The company will use the funding for further developing its platform. 

Infrastructure

AI-enabled task outsourcing software Invisible has raised $2.6 million in funding from DayOne Ventures, Backed Ventures, Loup Ventures, and Alpha Venture Partners. The company will use the funding to expand sales and marketing initiatives. 

security, financial

Cryptocurrency security platform BitGo has raised $16 million in Series B funding from Goldman Sachs, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Valor Equity Partners, Craft Ventures, DRW, and Redpont Ventures. The company will use the funding to further develop its crypto wallet. 

virtualization

Widows desktop and application delivery software Mainframe2 has been acquired by Nutanix for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will allow Nutanix to deliver a Desktop-as-a-Service solution to its clients. 

 business services 

IT Consulting

Decision Inc has taken a majority stake in UK-based IT consulting company Copperman Consulting for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Decision Inc’s presence in the UK. 

financial consulting

Accounting consultancy BPW&C has been acquired by Moss Adams for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will be complementary to Moss Adams’ financial and accounting services. 

geo-demo consulting

GeoPrediction software and consulting service firm Ikon Science has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Great Hill Partners. The company will use the funding to expand its technology. 

staffing

Legal staffing firm Legal Search Group has been acquired by JURISolutions for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand the company’s client base and headcount.

training

UK-based education specialist Profound Group has been acquired by Learning Curve for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is complementary to Learning Curve’s current service offering.

Daily Deal Activity 10/17/18

Digital Media/Commerce 

digital marketplace

China-based used car marketplace Chehaoduo has raised $162 million in Series C funding from Tiantu Capital, DST Global, Nuoweiqi VC, and CKE, valuing the company at $6.6 billion. The company will use the funding to build offline car dealers. 

ecommerce, healthcare

Medicare Advantage-focused health insurance platform Devoted Health has raised $300 million in a round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Premji Invest, and Uprising. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence geographically. 

ecommerce

Canada-based online commercial cleaning platform iRestify has raised $1 million in funding from Birchmere Ventures, Good News Ventures, and Maple Leaf Angels. The company will use the funding to expand operations. 

ecommerce, training

Online educational books retailer Mrs Wordsmith has raised $11 million in Series A funding from Trustbriedge Partners, Reach Capital, and Kindred Venture Capital. The company will use the funding to add vocabulary game products to its assortment. 

ecommerce

Healthy food and wellness services company Oh My Green has raised $20 million in funding from Y Combinator, Initialized Capital, PowerPlant Ventures, Backed VC, ZhenFund, Talis Capital, and Stanford-StartX Fund. The company will use the funding to boost sales and marketing efforts. 

ecommerce

Online feminine product retailer The Flex Company has raised $3.6 million in funding from BOW Capital, Quest Venture Partners, Halogen Ventures, and Y Combinator. The company will use the funding to expand marketing efforts. 

mobile content/apps

Location sharing and driving safety app Life360 has raised $28 million in Series D funding from Greenscape Capital and Regal Funds Management. The company will use the funding for product development and marketing efforts. 

mobile content/apps

Norway-based time tracking app developer Memory has raised $5 million in funding from SNP Ventures. The company will use the funding to expand its platform. 

social networks/apps

Music-focused social network Smule has raised $20 million in funding from Times Bridge. The company will use the funding to expand in India. 

vertical search

Orthodontic specialist search platform Bid Doc Inc has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Rocky Mountain Healthcare Companies for an undisclosed amount. The company will use the funding for user acquisition efforts. 

Digital advertising 

mobile marketing, analytics & targeting

Mobile data and advertising company Pinsight Media has been acquired by InMobi from Sprint (NYSE:S) for an undisclosed amount. The company will continue to work with Spring following the acquisition. 

Marketing Technology

ad networks/exchanges, media management

Digital ad serving and media buying offering for the radio industry Triton Digital has been acquired by Scripps for $150 million. The acquisition diversifies Scripps’ digital audio technology capabilities. Triton has reported revenues of $40.5 million and reported EBITDA of $16.7 million, representing an LTM revenue multiple of 3.7x and an LTM EBITDA multiple of 9.0x. 

content management

K-12 community engagement platform Edlio has raised an undisclosed amount from LLR Partners. The company will use the funding to explore potential partnerships. 

database/analytics

Construction industry-focused lead database company Integrated Marketing Systems has been acquired by Dodge Data & Analytics for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will allow Dodge Data & Analytics to expand in the architecture and engineering industry. 

sem/seo Tools

Search engine optimization and content performance solutions provider gShift has been acquired by Mintent for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will be complementary to Mintent’s services. 

traditional media 

b-to-b media

Audience measurement association Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement has been acquired by The Advertising Research Foundation for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand The Advertising Research Foundation’s media measurement research capabilities. 

software 

collaboration

Visual productivity platform Lucidchart has raised $72 million in funding from Meritech Capital and ICONIQ Capital. The company will use the funding for product development. 

credit/risk software, mobile content/apps

Applied Systems, a provider of cloud-based software for the insurance industry, received an undisclosed investment from CapitalG. The company will use the funding to boost its technology.

credit/risk software

UK-based claims company Direct Group has been acquired by Davies Group for $47.2 million. The acquisition will allow Davis Group to be an end-to-end claims solutions provider. 

credit/risk software

Property and casualty insurance distribution management software Outline Systems has been acquired by Duck Creek Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Following the acquisition, Outline System’s platform will be branded as Duck Creek Distribution Management. 

credit/risk software, mobile content/apps

Chile-based insurance and telematics app Joocar has raised $3 million in funding from HCS Capital Partners. The company will use the funding to expand to the US. 

data management, big data

Data engineering and supply chain information software Crux has raised $20 million in Series B funding from Two Sigma, Goldman Sachs, Citi, and private investors. The company will use the funding to scale and enhance its platform. 

engineering

Israel-based autonomous vehicle simulation developer Cognata has raised $18.5 million in funding from Scale Venture Partners, Emerge, Maniv Mobility, Airbus Ventures, and Global IoT Technology Ventures. The company will use the funding to hire engineers and expand globally. 

engineering

Structural design simulation software SIMSOLID has been acquired by Altair (NYSE:ALTR) for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will provide Altair with enhanced product simulation capabilities.  

erp

Transportation solutions company Verra Mobility has been acquired by The Gores Group for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will provide Verra Mobility with the resources to expand geographically. 

financial

Blockchain-based financial software Atomic Capital has raised $3.4 million in funding from LegerZ Capital, Eastmore Group, and Baroda Ventures. The company will use the funding to expand its platform. 

financial

India-based credit lifecycle management platform Creditseva has been acquired by Singapore-based AsiaCollect for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will allow AsiaCollect to manage non-performing loan portfolios in emerging markets. 

healthcare

Medication adherence and care coordination messaging platform CareSpeak Communications has been acquired by OptimizeRx (Nasdaq:OPRX) for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand OptimizeRX’s direct-to-patient communication capabilities. 

healthcare

Healthcare IT and image analysis company Pr3vent has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Skyview Ventures. The company will use the funding to develop its eye screening diagnostic technology 

hr

UK-based recruitment platform Applied has raised $2 million in funding from Blackbird Ventures, Skip Capital, Angel Academy, Giant Leap, and Impact Generation Partners. The company will use the funding to expand its data science program. 

infrastructure

Spain-based telecommunications software provider Zhilabs has been acquired by Samsung from Bullnet Capital for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enhance Samsung’s 5G capabilities. 

security

Israel-based open source security platform WhiteSource has raised $35 million in funding from M12 and 83North. The company will use the funding to expand marketing and customer support operations.  

software development tools

Saudi Arabia-based B-to-B communications company Unifonic has raised $21 million in Series A funding from Saudi Technology Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst, and private investors. The company will use the funding to expand across the Middle East and Northern Africa. 

business services 

credit/risk consulting

France-based auto insurance services firm Opteven has been acquired by Ardian for an undisclosed amount. The company will use the funding to expand operations geographically. 

IT Consulting

Ireland-based IT services company Emit has been acquired by Nostra for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will provide Nostra with an extended client base and service offering. 

IT Consulting

Custom software company Stone Fin Technology has been acquired by Don’t Panic Labs for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is complementary to Don’t Panic Labs’ current service offering. 

IT Consulting

Financial services consulting firm TargetST8 has been acquired by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will provide Accenture’s clients with extended digital lending service offering. 

logistics

Brazil-based same-day delivery logistics company Loggi has raised $111 million in funding from SoftBank, Bloomberg Quint, and private investors. The company will use the funding to expand operations to new cities.

Daily Deal Activity 10/16/18

Digital Media/Commerce 

ecommerce

Spain-based flower delivery platform Colvin has raised $6.9 million in funding from P101 and private investors. The company will use the funding to expand internationally. 

ecommerce

India-based kitchen and food delivery company HolaChef has been acquired by Foodpanda for an undisclosed amount. Following the acquisition, Foodpanda will take over HolaChef’s kitchens, equipment, and staff. 

ecommerce

Grocery delivery company Instacart has raised $600 million in funding from D1 Capital Partners, valuing the company at $7.6 billion. The company will use the funding to expand geographically and scale its engineering and product development teams. 

ecommerce

On-demand pharmacy delivery company NowRx has raised $7 million in funding from Seedinvest. The company will use the funding to invest in technology and geographic expansion. 

ecommerce

Hair loss products and telehealth service Thirty Madison has raised $15.3 million in funding from Maveron, Northzone, Greycroft, Steadfast Venture Capital, First Round, ERA, HillCour, and Two River. The company will use the funding to expand its product offering. 

ecommerce

UK-based personal styling platform Thread has raised $22 million in Series B funding from Balderton Capital, Beringea, Forward Partners, and H&M CO:LAB. The company will use the funding to expand its engineering team and invest in branding efforts. 

ecommerce

India-based local delivery company WakeupBasket has been acquired by DailyNinja for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will allow DailyNinja to further scale its operations. 

social networks/apps

Chief, operator of a private network of leadership women, has raised $3 million in funding from Primary Venture Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, Accel, Box Group, Able Partners, X Factor Ventures, Silas Capital, BBG Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the funding to launch its network. 

Digital advertising 

mobile marketing

Location-based marketing platform Tapped Networks has been acquired by EQ Works for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is complementary to EQ Works’ current offering. 

Marketing Technology

commerce management

Germany-based wholesaling platform Fashion Cloud has will merge with The Netherlands-based competitor Nyon. Following the merger, the company will operate under the Fashion Cloud brand name. 

content management

Event planning content management company Hubb has raised $6.3 million in Series B funding from Five Elms Capital, Oregon Venture Fund, and Elevate Capital. The company will use the funding to expand marketing efforts. 

content management

SaaS-based eCommerce acceleration platform Yottaa has raised $11 million in funding from DN Capital. The company will use the funding to expand sales and marketing operations.

crm

Australia-based music festival administrative software Marcato Digital Solutions has been acquired by Patron Technology for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enable Patron Technology to further develop Marcato Digital Solutions’ platform capabilities. 

email/messaging software, analytics

Springbot, a marketing platform for online retailers, has raised $15 million in funding from North Atlantic Capital, TechOperators, TTV Capital, Harbert Growth Partners, TechSquare Labs, Forte Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank. The company will use the funding for platform development. 

email/messaging software, analytics

SendGrid (NYSE:SEND) will be acquired by Twilio (NYSE:TWLO) in a transaction valued at $2 billion. The acquisition follows SendGrid’s April 2018 IPO and will add an email application programing interface to Twilio’s cloud platform. SendGrid has reported LTM revenue for the period ended July 31 2018 of $128 million, representing an LTM revenue multiple of 14.3x. 

search & Discovery

Natural language processing and managing platform Journal has raised $1.5 million in funding from Social Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its platform. 

teleservices/eservices

Virtual receptionist Answer 1 has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Sunstone Partners. The company will use the funding to expand sales and marketing operations. 

agency & Marketing services

digital agency

UK-based digital agency First 10 Digital has been acquired by Home for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will give the company an expanded talent and client base. 

traditional media 

b-to-b media

Boutique Design New York, a trade show for hospitality design professionals, has been acquired by Emerald Expositions (NYSE:EEX) from ST Media Group and Hospitality Media Group for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will add a hospitality-focused event to the Emerald Expositions’ existing trade show portfolio. 

Entertainment media

E-sports company Cloud9 has raised $50 million in Series B funding from Valor Equity Partners, TrueBridge Capital Partners, Reimagined Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the funding to expand geographically. 

Entertainment media

Music publishing catalog Stargate has been acquired by Shamrock Capital for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Shamrock Capital’s presence in the music publishing industry.

Entertainment media

UK-based music production company World Circuit has been acquired by BMG Rights Management for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will be complementary to BMG Rights Management’s portfolio of musical production companies.

software 

credit/risk software

Proposal automation and employee benefit predictive analytics company Code SixFour has been acquired by Zywave for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will add features to Zywave’s current software platform. 

engineering software

Grid operation software DC Systems has raised $4 million in funding from WindSail Capital Group. The company will use the funding to deploy its apps. 

engineering software

Israel-based Vayavision, a developer of perception systems for autonomous vehicles, has raised $8 million in funding from Viola Ventures, Mizmaa Ventures, OurCrowd, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and LG Electronics. The company will use the funding for marketing and customer engagement efforts. 

erp

Real-time procurement management software Acquiire has been acquired by Coupa Software (Nasdaq:COUP) for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will add new capabilities to Coupa’s business spend management software offering. 

erp

UK-based custom freight forwarding and warehouse management software DataFreight has been acquired by WiseTech Global for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is will expand WiseTech’s presence within Europe.  

erp

Event management systems developer ITN International has been acquired by Aventri for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will enable Aventri to expand event management technology capabilities. 

erp, application management

IT business analytics solutions company Numerify has raised $27.5 million in funding from DAG Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. The company will use the funding to introduce new analytic solutions. 

erp

Passport, provider of a customer service platform for retail shipping, has raised $3 million in funding from Resolute Ventures, Precurson Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the funding to expand its platform capabilities. 

erp

New Zealand-based visitor management software SwipedOn has been acquired by SmartSpace for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand SmartSpace’s presence in the space management industry. 

erp

Sweden-based Syncron, a provider of after-sales service solutions for manufacturers, has raised $67 million from Summit Partners. The company will use the funding to expand its global operations. 

financial

Blockchain financial and payments software Adhara has raised $15 million in funding from Consensys. The company will use the funding to target central banking prospective clients. 

financial

Payment solution ADVAM has been acquired by Transaction Network Services for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will give ADVAM the capabilities to expand globally. 

financial

Cryptocurrency and digital asset trading data company FRST has raised $3.4 million in funding from CMT Digital, Vestigo, Akuna Capital, Premier Asset Management, and Oak Ridge Investments. The company will use the funding for developing its platform.  

financial

Property management and compliance solution IPM Software has been acquired by MRI Software for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand the offering on MRI’s real estate-focused platform.  

financial

Bill management and payment platform Prism has been acquired by BillGO for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will be complementary to BillGO’s services. 

financial

Singapore-based TNG has acquired cross-border payment company Tranglo from Ekuiti Nasional Bhd for $28 million. The acquisition will add to the services offered by TNG. 

financial

SaaS-based corporate travel platform TravelPerk has raised $44 million in funding from Kinnevik, Felix Capital, Target Global, Spark Capital, LocalGlobe, Sunstone, and Amplo. The company will use the funding to expand to new geographic markets. 

healthcare

Medication management device and mobile application Hero has raised $12 million in Series A funding from Brainchild Holdings, Naval Ravikant, Box Group, Third Kind Venture Capital, and Refactor Capital. The company will use the funding to expand marketing efforts.

hr

Recruiting automation software ConveyIQ has raised $5.5 million in funding from SC Ventures, 3TS Capital Partners, StarVest Partners, and private investors. The company will use the funding to boost sales and marketing efforts. 

hr

Germany-based job application video app JobUFO has raised $2.3 million in funding from IBB and Hevella Capital. The company will use the funding for user acquisition initiatives. 

hr, Training

Collaborative learning program software NovoEd has been acquired by Devonshire Investors for an undisclosed amount. Thea acquisition will give NovaEd the resources to expand further into executive education markets. 

hr

France-based humans resources software company Talentoday has been acquired by Mendix for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will provide predictive analysis to Mendix’s existing services. 

infrastructure

Machine learning infrastructure company Paperspace has raised $13 million in Series A funding from Battery Ventures, Intel Capital, and Sorenson Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development. 

infrastructure

IT infrastructure management software Savsion has been acquired by Martello Technologies for $12 million. The acquisition will be complementary to Martello Technologies service offering. 

security

Security solutions company Dunbar Cybersecurity has been acquired by ControlScan for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will provide ControlScan with additional managed security services. 

security

Finland-based cybersecurity platform HoxHunt has raised $3 million in funding from Dawn Capital and private investors. The company will use the funding to develop its platform. 

security

AI-enabled facial recognition software Kogniz has raised $4 million in funding from private investors. The company will use the funding to expand its engineering team. 

security

Cybersecurity company Sygnia has been acquired by Temasek for a reported $250 million. Sygnia will operate independently following the acquisition. 

security

Web application threat monitoring platform tCell.io has been acquired by Rapid7 for an undisclosed amount. The company will use the acquisition to enhance its application security capabilities. 

security

Security platforms ZenMate and ZenGuard have been acquired by Kape for $5.5 million. The acquisition is complementary to Kape’s existing VPN solution. 

security

The Netherlands-based secure communications platform Zivver has raised $12 million in funding from Dawn Capital and henQ Capital Partners. The company will use the funding to expand globally. 

business services 

credit/risk consulting

Employee benefit and actuarial consulting firm DBR has been acquired by The Hilb Group. Following the acquisition, DBR will continue to operate independently.  

engineering consulting

Business aviation consulting company S3 Aero has been acquired by Jet Support Services for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will provide Jet Support Services with an enhanced service offering. 

IT Consulting

GSS Infotech has purchased IT Consulting company Nexii Labs for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand the company’s cloud infrastructure practice. 

IT Consulting

Sweden-based regulatory reporting, data, and systems integration company TradeChannel has been acquired by CIP Capital-backed Compliance Solutions Strategies for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Compliance Solutions Strategies presence in Europe. 

Staffing

UK-based education, heath, and social care staffing company Affinity Workforce has been acquired by CRG for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand CRG’s staff and client base. 

training

Educational technology company Cambium Learning Group (Nasdaq:ABCD) has been acquired by Veritas Capital in a transaction valued at $758 million. The acquisition will give Cambium Learning group the resources to invest in technology and engagement tools. Cambium has reported LTM revenues for the period ended June 30 2018 of $160 million and LTM EBITDA of $28.9 million, representing an LTM revenue multiple of 4.8x and an LTM EBITDA multiple of 26.2x.

Daily Deal Activity 10/15/18

Digital Media/Commerce 

digital marketplace

Germany-based digital real estate marketplace Homeday has raised $23.2 million in funding from Project A, Axel Springer, and Purplebricks. The company will use the funding to expand its platform and listings. 

ecommerce

Online lingerie retailer Bare Necessities has been acquired by Walmart for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will allow Walmart to expand its share in the online intimate apparel industry.  

ecommerce

Mexico-based electric scooter company Grin has raised $45.7 million in Series A funding from Sinai Ventures, Liquid2 Ventures, 500 Startups, Monashees, Base 10 Partners and private investors. The company will use the funding to expand its fleet in Latin America. 

ecommerce

Healthy prepared meal company Kettlebell has raised $26.7 million in Series B funding from North Castle Partners. The company will use the funding for expansion efforts.

ecommerce

Italy-based online insurance company Prima Assicurazioni has raised $116 million in a round of funding from Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing and Blackstone Group’s Tactical Opportunities. The company will use the investment proceeds for expanding its marketing and sales divisions. 

ecommerce, local search

India-based food delivery company Zomato has raised $210 million from Ant Financial. The transaction will dilute former largest shareholder InfoEdge’s stake in the company from 44.7 percent to 30.9 percent. 

mobile content/apps

Connected vehicle application developer Automatic Labs has been acquired by SiriusXM for an undisclosed amount. The company will use the acquisition to expand its footprint in the vehicle services industry. 

Marketing Technology 

analytics & Targeting

Customer engagement and shopping behavior company Perq has raised $4 million in funding from Elevate Ventures and private investors. The company will use the funding to expand its platform. 

commerce management

Grocery eCommerce enablement and digital experience solutions provider MyWebGrocer has been acquired by Mi9 Retail for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Mi9’s grocer and CPG segment. 

mrm/workflow Management

Visual communication platform CloudApp has raised an undisclosed investment from Adobe. Following the investment, CloudApp released its plugin for Adobe XD CC. 

social technology

France-based social monitoring tool Mention has been acquired by Mynewsdesk for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Mynewsdesk’s social listening offering. 

agency & Marketing services

digital agency

Digital marketing and creative services agency Sneak Attack Media has been acquired by The Syndicate for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand the company’s talent and client base. 

traditional media 

b-to-b Media

Live events venue operator National Exhibition Centre has been acquired by Blackstone from Lloyds Banking Group in a transaction valued at more than a reported $1 billion. The acquisition will allow Blackstone to expand in the live sports and events industry. 

b-to-b Media

P3C Media, owner of the Public-Private Partnership Conference and Expo, has been acquired by Access Intelligence for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will give Access Intelligence an expanded presence in the expo and conference industry.

software 

engineering

UK-based pedestrian simulation software LEGION has been acquired by Bentley Systems for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will provide Bentley with expanded technology to integrate into its platform.  

erp

Germany-based e-scooter startup Tier Mobility has raised $2.3 million in funding from Speedinvest x and Point Nine Capital. The company will use the funding for geographic expansion. 

financial

Germany-based construction project finance management solution Alasco has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from HV Holtzbrinck, Picus Capital and FlixBus. The company will use the funding to develop its product. 

financial

China-based mobile payment service Ksher has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. The company will use the funding to expand its platform and user base. 

financial

Germany-based digital wealth management platform Liqid has raised $38.2 million in Series C funding from Toscafund Asset Management, Project A, HQ Trust, and Holtzbrinck Ventures. The company will use the funding to expand sales and marketing efforts. 

financial

Germany-based digital bank platform Penta has raised $8.1 million in Series A funding from Inception Capital. The company will use the funding to expand its service offering.

financial

Hungary-based billing and invoicing services company Számlázz.hu has been acquired by Visma for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will strengthen the company’s position in Central Europe. 

financial

Qwire, provider of a SaaS-based music royalty reporting and licensing solution, has raised $2 million in funding from undisclosed backers. The company will use the funding to add features to its platform. 

healthcare

Healthcare-focused administrative solution DataWing Software has been acquired by Citra Health Solutions for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Citra’s benefits solutions for its clients. 

healthcare

Digital pathology startup Deep Lens has raised $3.2 million in a round of funding from Sierra Ventures, Rev1 Ventures, and Tamarind Hill Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development efforts. 

healthcare

Cloud-based healthcare software developer Noona Healthcare has been acquired by Varian Medical (NYSE:VAR) for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will expand Varian’s cancer care solutions portfolio. 

healthcare

Risk-based monitoring solution for clinical trials Triumph Research Intelligence has raised an undisclosed amount from Octopus Investments. The company will use the funding to develop its platform and expand globally. 

hr

Spain-based HR automation tool Factorial has raised $3.2 million in funding from Creandum, Point Nine Capital, and K Fund. The company will use the funding to expand sales efforts. 

security

UK-based secure web browsing technology developer Garrison has raised $30 million in funding from IP Group, BGF, and NM Capital. The company will use the funding to expand sales and marketing activities. 

virtualization

Application software development tool Docker has raised $92 million in funding from undisclosed backers. The company will use the funding for expanding its platform and hiring talent. 

business services 

training

Spain-based English learning platform Lingokids has raised $7.3 million in funding from Reach Capital, Athos Capital, All Iron Ventures, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, JME Venture Capital, Big Sur Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the funding to hire talent. 

training

Housing industry-focused best practices training services provider The Strategic Solution has been acquired by Grace Hill for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will give Grace Hill expanded product offering.