Daily Deal Activity 04/23/15

April 24, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Netherlands-based online marketplace for second-hand vehicles Dealerdirect has raised $8.6 million in a round of funding from Rocket Internet and Prime Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for domestic and international geographic expansion.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

UK-based Funding Circle, an online marketplace for business lending, has raised $150 million in a round of funding led by DST Global with participation from BlackRock, Sands Capital Ventures, and Temasek. The company will use the new round of funding for consolidating its UK and US markets.

ecommerce

India-based Craftsvilla, developer of an eCommerce site for ‘ethnic products’, has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Nexus Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Global Founders Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for marketing its site to mainstream consumers.

ecommerce

iFlix, a developer of Netflix-like services for Southeast Asia, has raised $30 million in a round of funding from Catcha Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its services geographically while building out its catalog.

ecommerce

Photo storage, sharing, and merchandising business Snapfish has been reacquired by photo fulfillment services provider District Photo from Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ). The company originally sold Snapfish to HP in 2005 for $300 million. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Niche retailer eCommerce company Vertana Group has acquired KillerMotorSports.com, an online niche retailer of power sports vehicles. The acquisition bolsters Vertana Group’s portfolio of online retailing websites. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Peer-to-Peer lensing startup Jimubox has raised $84 million in Series C funding led by Investec with participation from Mandra Capital and Zhong Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for competing with other domestic lending platforms.

mobile content/apps

iHookup Social, a developer of mobile/social apps that utilize location-based connections, has acquired Friendable, developer of a mobile-based platform for online dating and social networking. iHookup Social will rebrand as Friendable. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

UK-based Lifecake, developer of a photo-sharing app focused on parents with young children, has been acquired by Canon. The acquisition will provide Lifecake with increased image enhancement technology as Canon’s looks to strengthen its digital consumer services business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Raise.me, developer of a mobile app that helps high school students learn about college scholarship availability, has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding led by Owl Ventures with participation from First Round Capital and SJF Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing student engagement levels while expanding to new universities.

mobile content/apps

Insurance management app developer Safe has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Rocket Internet and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its team while focusing on sales and marketing efforts.

mobile content/apps

Smule, a mobile developer of games and music applications, has raised $26 million in a round of funding led by Adams Street Partners with participation from Roth Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Granite Ventures, and Shasta Ventures. The company has raised $42 million to date and will use the new round of funding for acquiring new users.

niche content

Digital publisher and multimedia marketing agency Contentive has acquired the online interactive marketing news provider ClickZ from Incisive Media. The acquisition enhances Contentive’s content creation capabilities for the digital marketing community. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Germany-based mobile advertising technology company Fyber, a subsidiary of RNTS Media, has acquired Germany-based ad tech company Falk Realtime for $11.6 million. The acquisition strengthens Fyber’s position as a full stack supply-side-platform for mobile app advertising infrastructure. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital video

Social video platform developer Milyoni has been acquired by photo and video-sharing site Photobucket. The acquisition increases the Photobucket’s product development and brand sales talent as the company also looks to enhance its mobile video capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile marketing

Proximity-based indoor mobile marketing platform developer Swirl Networks has raised $18 million in a round of funding from Hearst Ventures, Longworth Partners, SoftBank Capital, and Twitter Ventures. The company has raised $32 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding sales and marketing operations while investing in product innovation.

online lead generation

Travel guide startup Mygola has been acquired by online travel services provider MakeMyTrip. The acquisition enhances MakeMyTrip’s in-destination customer engagement capabilities as the company looks to expand its technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Agricultural software and analytics company Granular has acquired farmland real estate analytics firm AcreValue. The acquisition enhances Granular’s service offerings to the farmland market while strengthening its information solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

market research

China-based market research and analytics services firm Datasea has been acquired by market research firm Information Resources. The acquisition expands Information Resources’ geographic footprint as the company looks to strengthen its analytics offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Mobile banking startup SureCash has raised $7 million in Series B funding from The Osiris Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while focusing on product development and international expansion.

mrm/workflow management

Proprietary business management and engineering design software developer MiTeK Industries has acquired BuilderMT, a developer of workflow process management solutions for the residential home building market. The acquisition extends MiTeK Industries’ operations offering and workflow solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

general agency, Online LEad generation

DynaMedia, an advertising agency specializing in the automotive market, has been acquired by advertising and marketing services firm Intermark Group. The acquisition strengthens Intermark Group’s clientele in the retail and automotive industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

loyalty/retention

Risk and asset management software developer Solera Holdings has acquired DMEautomotive, a provider of customer retention services for the retail automotive industry. The acquisition provides Solera Holdings with an increased ownership lifecycle management offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Event organization firm Hairy Lemon has merged with Pink Gorilla Marketing, a provider of marketing and public relations services. The combined entity will focus on marketing services for sample sales and corporate events. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

infrastructure

IT automation startup Chef has raised $32 million in Series E funding from Scale Venture Partners, Citi Ventures, Battery Ventures, DFJ, and Ignition. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while increasing its analytics capabilities.

infrastructure

Log monitoring solutions developer Scalyr has raised $2.1 million in a round of funding led by Susa Ventures with participation from Bloomberg Beta, Google Ventures, and Sherpalo Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring engineers and expanding its target audience.

software development tools

Mobile application developer Cintel Systems has been acquired by 8K Miles Software Services for $3.8 million. The acquisition provider 8K Software with increased technical capabilities as it focuses on developing enterprise-level user experience solutions. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 04/22/15

April 22, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Fashion community marketplace operator Poshmark has raised $25 million in a round of funding from Mayfield Fund, Menlo Ventures, Investus Capital, Union Grove Venture Partners, Shea Ventures, and SoftTech VC. The company has raised $47 million to date and will use the new round of funding for scaling and expanding its services beyond women’s fashion.

ecommerce

India-based fashion eCommerce startup Eat.Shop.Love has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its design team while raising brand awareness.

domain portfolio/marketplace

Domain monetization platform DomainSponor has been acquired by Rook Media from Oversee.net. The acquisition expands Rook Media’s product offerings as its looks to fold DomainSponor into its in-house technology solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

On demand parking app developer SpotHero has acquired ParkPlease, a startup that connects drivers with parking space owners to help them find affordable parking. The acquisition expands SpotHero’s parking offerings as it looks to continue growth on the West Coast. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Shots, a social app that allows users to take real-time selfies, has raised $8.5 million in a round of funding led by WI Harper with participation from Launch Fund, Upfront Ventures, Maven Ventures, and 500 Startups. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding internationally.

mobile content/apps

Shipping services provider Shyp has raised $50 million in Series B funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from Homebrew and Sherpa Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount, developing its product and feature suite, and expanding nationally.

mobile content/apps

On-demand valet and related car services provider Zirx has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Norwest Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures. The company has raised $36 million to date and will use the new round of funding for accelerating its expansion efforts into new markets while continuing to build out its services.

niche content

Multilingual online language portal and translation website bab.la has been acquired by Oxford University Press. The acquisition expands Oxford University Press’ consumer offerings as it looks to enhance the capabilities of its website. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

comparison shopping

Hong Kong-based CompareAisaGroup, developer of a financial services comparison website, has raised $40 million in Series A funding led by Goldman Sachs with participation from Nova Founders Capital, Jardine Pacific, Ace & Company, and Route 66 Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for improving its platform’s technology while expanding in its current markets.

digital video

Canada-based YouTube entertainment network BroadbandTV has acquired India-based kids and family YouTube network YoBoHo. The acquisition expands BroadbandTV’s library of original content as the company looks to broaden its international presence and diversify revenue streams. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

vertical search

Restaurant search and discovery services firm Zomato has acquired restaurant reservation and table management platform developer NexTable. The acquisition will provide NexTable with scale as Zomato looks to compete with US-based restaurant reservation firms. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

vertical search

Mobile rental marketplace operator RadPad has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Altpoint Ventures with participation from Goldcrest Investments. The company has raised $13 million to date and will use the new round of funding for customer acquisition efforts.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Knotch, a developer of content impact tracking solutions, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from Greylock Partners and Allen & Co. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while raising product awareness.

analytics & Targeting

Local delivery management solutions provider Onfleet has raised $2 million in a round of funding from CrunchFund, Winklevoss Capital, and Playfair Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for enhancing its platform and growing its engineering and support teams.

content management

Japan-based Gengo, developer of a translation platform, has raised $5.4 million in Series C funding led by Recruit Holdings with participation from SBI Investments, CrowdWorks, Allied Architects, Intel Capital, and Iris Capital Management. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling its sales and marketing operations in new and existing markets.

Agency & Marketing Services

ad specialty/premiums

Staples has acquired Canada-based Accolade Promotion Group, a distributor of promotional products. The acquisition strengthens Staples’ North American distribution position as the company looks to expand its breadth of offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Israel-based digital performance agency abaGada has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. The acquisition expands Dentsu’s media and digital capabilities in Israel as AbaGada is folded into the Dentsu’s in-house digital performance agency iProspect. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Influencer-based marketing firm FLG Psyche has been acquired by social media marketing company SocialToaster. The acquisition provides SocialToaster with an expanded music client base as the company looks to launch its platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Collaboration tools developer Atlassian has acquired France-based video conferencing services provider Bluejimp. The acquisition enhances Atlassian’s video chat technology as the company looks to enhance its video conferencing support capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

collaboration

Enterprise communications platform Honey has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Point Nine Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for growing its sales and building out its client support team.

infrastructure

Database and infrastructure solutions provider Deep Information Sciences has raised $8 million in Series A funding from Sigma Prime Ventures and Stage 1 Ventures with participation from AlphaPrime Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its marketing and sales programs as looks to expand headcount and acquire commercial customers.

infrastructure

Cloud and telecommunications provider CenturyLink has acquired Orchestrate, developer of a fully managed cloud database for storing and serving information, for $12 million. The acquisition provides CenturyLink with a database-as-a-service offering as the company looks to build out its cloud infrastructure. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

infrastructure

Subscriber experience assurance solutions provider Procera Networks (Nasdaq:PKT) has been acquired by Francisco Partners for $240 million at a representation of 1.8x revenue. The acquisition provides Procera Networks with resources for strengthening its market position.

infrastructure

Financial services technology company Virtua Research, a provider of web-enabled information delivery solutions, has acquired StockConferenceCalendar, developer of an investment conference and presenter database. The acquisition broadens Virtua’s investor relations intelligence portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Security operations management solutions provider TrackTik has raised $1.5 million from iNovia Capital and Klass Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its service offerings while adding new capabilities.

software development tools

OpenFin, a developer of runtime solutions for financial services companies, has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Bain Capital, Pivot Investment Partners, and Nyca Partners. The company will use the new funding for product development while expanding its engineering team.

Information

healthcare information

Indonesia-based health information platform Alodokter has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Fenox Venture Capital with participation from 500 Startups and Golden State Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and its base of doctors.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

IT infrastructure management solutions provider StrataCloud has raised $3.4 million in Series A funding from Hallett Capital, BLH Venture Partners, Moseley Ventures, and BIP Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for driving sales, marketing, engineering efforts.


Daily Deal Activity 04/21/15

April 21, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Peer-to-peer lending platform developer Assetz Capital has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing headcount while focusing on retail marketing and establishing international joint ventures.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Sulekha.com, operator of a digital classifieds platform for local services, has raised $28 million in a round of funding led by GIC with participation from Norwest Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its platform while investing in its technology and branding.

ecommerce

eCommerce platform developer Bringhub, which enables shoppers to purchase goods they discover in online content, has raised $1.8 million in a round of funding from Capital Union Investments, BAM Ventures, and Canyon Creek Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for creating publisher and retailer partnerships.

ecommerce

Excess inventory marketplace operator InTurn has raised $3.6 million in a round of funding led by Forerunner Ventures with participation from Novel TMT Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, T5 Capital, and Beanstalk Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

Online fertility solutions marketplace Progyny has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from Merck Serono Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

mobile content/apps

MyTime, developer of an app that lets user’s book appointments, has raised $9.3 million in Series B funding led by Upfront Ventures with participation from Khosla Ventures, Daher Capital, Accelerator Ventures, and Westfund Corporation. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and operations teams.

mobile content/apps

Personalized app push notification technology developer OneSignal has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Rakuten and Y Combinator. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring developers while focusing on user acquisition.

mobile content/apps

Mobile-based beauty and wellness platform developer Vyomo has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from YouWeCan Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for domestic expansion and scaling operations.

social media/apps

Social travel platform developer Minube has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding led by FJME with participation from Venture Bonsai and Kibo Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for raising brand awareness.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Advertising, promotional, and pricing intelligence solutions provider Market Track has acquired New Momentum, a developer of online brand protection and eCommerce price monitoring services. The acquisition enhances Market Track’s pricing optimization, competitive intelligence, and assortment planning capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

Inventory and commerce management system developer TradeGecko has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding from NSI Ventures and Jungle Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development and geographic expansion.

content management

Campus Steps, developer of a platform for students to manage their college futures, has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Campus Explorer, OCA Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, and Vicente Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for developing and increasing marketing efforts.

content management

CoinTent, developer of a micropayments solution enabling publishers to sell individual articles, has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from Foundry Group and QueensBridge Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

Software

erp

Supply chain management solutions and vendor-managed inventory programs developer AFC Holdings has been acquired by Incline Equity Partners. The acquisition will provide AFC Holdings with the resources for expanding geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr software

Untapt, developer of a recruitment platform focused on financial services technology, has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by Tsai Capital Corp with participation from SenaHill Investment Group. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its technology.

legal software

Vikaran Solutions, a developer of software and services for the property and casualty industry, has been acquired by outsourcing solutions provider Patriot National (NYSE:PN) for $10 million. The acquisition expands Patriot National’s product offerings as the company folds Vikaran Solutions into its technology division.

security

Software security firm Codenomicon has been acquired by design automation and software application development firm Synopsis. The acquisition will strengthen Synopsis’ security offering as it looks to extend its security platform while increasing its presence in the software security market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Identity and access management solutions developer Simeio Solutions has been acquired by Welsh, Cason, Anderson & Stowe. The acquisition provides Simeio with the resources for strengthening its solutions suite, building out its technology, and expanding geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Canada-based digital rights management and file security firm WatchDox has been acquired by BlackBerry for approximately $150 million. The acquisition will allow BlackBerry to building out its research and development program while integrating WatchDox’s technology into its Enterprise Mobility Management portfolio. Further terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Information

healthcare information

Consumer health insurance information provider Gravie has raised $12.5 million in Series B funding led by Split Rock Partners with participation from Aberdare Ventures and FirstMark Capital. The company has raised $26 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding geographically.

legal information

Risk Management Strategies, a provider of information solutions for protecting people and the trusts they administer from employer liability, has received an undisclosed investment from Alpine Investors. The company will use the new funding for pursuing strategic growth initiatives. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

bpo

Outsourced substitute teacher and paraprofessional managed services provider Source4Teachers has been acquired by Nautic Partners. The acquisition will provide Source4Teacher with the resources for increasing its technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial consulting

Lightyear Capital has acquired a majority stake in financial planning and advisory services provider Wealth Enhancement Group. The acquisition will provide Wealth Enhancement Group with the resources to scale as Lightspeed looks to expand its portfolio in the wealth management market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

Transportation staffing firm TransForce has acquired Davis Transportation Services, a provider of commercial transportation staffing solutions. The acquisition coincides with TransForce’s growth strategy as the company looks to expand in the Northeast. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 04/20/15

April 20, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Barnebys, developer of a search engine that enables collectors and buyers to find online and salesroom auctions, has raised $1.3 million in Series B funding from Active Venture Partners, STING, and Art and Culture. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding the collection verticals it operates in.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

China-based online rebate and rebate-based flash sales company Fanli has raised an undisclosed amount of Series C funding at a valuation of $1 billion from Rakuten. Rakuten has acquired a less than 10 percent stake in the company.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

South Korea-based TicketMonster, developer of a platform for buying and selling discounted products and services, has received a $360 million from KKR and Anchor Capital Partners. The private equity firms have acquired a controlling 46 percent of the company from Groupon. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Healthkart.com has spun off its mobile health marketplace and drug search business 1MG Technologies, which in turn has raised $6 million in a round of funding from Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital, and Omidyar Network. The spin-off occurs as Healthkart.com looks to consolidate the verticals it operates in as it progresses toward a Series C.

ecommerce

eCommerce-based active wear brand Outdoor Voices has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from General Catalyst Partners with participation from Red Sea Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Burch Creative Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for raising brand awareness.

gaming

Mobile apps and games developer Robosoft Technologies has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Ascent Capital with participation from Kalaari Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for bolstering its current offerings across service segments.

mobile content/apps

Israel-based Music Messenger, developer of an app that allows music to be messaged to friends, has raised $30 million at a valuation of $100 million in Series B funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its technology.

mobile content/apps

Pledgeling, developer of a mobile app that provides users with easy access charity donations, has raised $4.1 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for launching its services on Apple iOS devices.

niche content

Internet media company blinkx has acquired consumer entertainment products and digital audience discovery services provider All Media Network. The acquisition provides blinkx with consumer entertainment and music properties for its portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Online video platform services provider Vessel has raised $57.5 million in Series B funding led by Institutional Venture Partners with participation from Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, and Bezos Expeditions. The company has raised $75 million to date and will use the new round of funding for growing business operations.

online lead generation

Internet marketing and media company QuinStreet (Nasdaq:QNST) has acquired Brazil-based online lead generation company Vemm. The acquisition coincides with QuinStreet’s expansion strategy as it looks to expand into new verticals in Brazil. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Social media data solutions provider PathAR has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Woodside O’Brien with participation from OCA Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its big data capabilities and analytical models to social media influence campaigns.

crm

SaaS-based customer support platform developer Freshdesk has raised $50 million in Series E funding led by Tiger Global management with participation from Accel Partners and Google Capital. The company has raised $94 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding global operations.

Agency & Marketing Services

public relations

Communications agency Lewis PR has received $27 million in a round of funding from HSBC. The company will use the new funding for accelerating the launch of new services and offices through acquisitions while building outs its digital marketing capabilities.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Bull-riding events operator Professional Bull Riders has been acquired by WME|IMG for over $100 million. The acquisition will allow Professional Bull Riders to expand globally with increased broadcasting rights. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

healthcare

Healthcare integrations software suite developer Forcare has raised $5.4 million in a round of funding from Prime Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for reinforcing its technology, expanding its sales team, and focusing on North American expansion.

security

Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) has acquired an 80 percent stake in network security company Websense from Vista Equity Partners for $1.8 billion. Raytheon will combine Websense with its existing cybersecurity operations as Vista Equity retains the remaining 20 percent of the company. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

financial information

SNL Insurance, a division of SNL Financial focusing on insurance data, has acquired RateFilings.com, a division of Perr&Knight that provides rate, rule, and form filings to Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance companies. The acquisition increases the capabilities of SNL Insurance’s database product. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr information

Latin America-based labor force recruitment solutions provider Assured Labor has raised $6.8 million in a round of funding led by Capital Indigo with participation from Mexico Ventures and Thayer Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling up its technology, sales, marketing, and delivery teams.

Business Services

logistics

Telecom solutions and Information Technology Company Orange Business Services has acquired France-based fleet maintenance service provider Ocean. The acquisition provides Orange Business Services with strengthened vehicle fleet management and connected object capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

India-based online practice and test preparation platform developer Toppr.com has acquired EasyPrep, a provider of pre-operative prepping kits for the exam preparation market. The acquisition will allow Toppr.com to expand its domestic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Educational communications platform developer Full Measure Education has raised $5.5 million in Series B funding led by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) with participation from Bull City Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating platform development while expanding its sales and marketing efforts.


Daily Deal Activity 04/17/15

April 20, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

EyeEm, operator of an online community marketplace for photos, has raised $18 million in Series C funding led by Valer Ventures with participation from Earlybird Ventures, Passion Capital, Wellington Partners, Atlantic Labs, and Open Ocean Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for locally focused expansion.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

China-based classifieds site 58.com will acquire a 43.2 percent stake in rival classifieds site Ganji.com in a cash and stock deal that values Ganji.com at $3.6 billion. Ganji.com had raised $220 million to date from backers including Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital, The Carlyle Group, BlueRun Ventures, and CITIC Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Crowdfunding platform operator RocketHub has been acquired by EFactor, developer of a social network for entrepreneurial content and resources, for $15 million. The acquisition expands the capabilities of EFactor’s social media funding offering. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

India-based services marketplace operator UrbanClap has raised $1.6 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners, SAIF Partners, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for strengthening its technology team while scaling its platform to more service categories and cities.

mobile content/apps

Social note-taking app developer Fetchnotes has been acquired by Driftt, developer of a collaboration platform that allows people to work anywhere. The acquisition provides Driftt with non-user collaboration capabilities for users not currently on its platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Intelligent transportation solutions developer Kapsch Trafficom has acquired parking and city infrastructure mobile app developer Streetline. The acquisition enhances the capabilities of Kapsch’s toll collection and traffic management service offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Video supply-side platform developer Altitude Digital has raised $30 million in a round of funding from FastPay. The company will use the new round of funding for product development with emphasis on enhancing data capabilities and expanding mobile advertising support for publishers.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Cloud-based brand portal provider Bynder has acquired social media analytics reporting tool developer SocialExpress. The acquisition enables Bynder to add social media reporting to its current offering as the company expands past its traditional digital asset management services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

Brazil-based mobile commerce platform developer Movile has raised $40 million in Series E funding from Naspers. The company has raised $100 million to date and will use the new round of funding for increasing its investment in online-to-offline services.

content management

Civica Software, a developer of content management solutions for local governments, has been acquired by Events.com, a provider of social cloud-based event organization solutions. The acquisition increases Events.com’s user base as the company looks to expand agency partnerships. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content management

Recorded Future, a developer of analytics technology for identifying cyber threats from publicly available web sources, has raised $12 million in Series D funding led by Reed Elsevier Ventures with participation from MassMutual Ventures, Google Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Atlas Venture, IA Ventures, and Balderton Capital. The company has raised $32 million to date.

email/messaging software

End-to-end mobile messaging platform developer Snaps has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for developing a content management system for messaging campaigns.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Australia-based Nine Entertainment will sell its Nine Live Division, which includes ticketing group Ticketek, to Affinity Equity Partners for $640 million. The acquisition will allow Nine Live to partner with additional live entertainment events. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

engineering

Construction and field services software developer WennSoft has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from LLR Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into other industries and market segments outside of construction and field services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Deep and dark web commercial intelligence provider Flashpoint has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by TechOperators with participation from Bloomberg Beta, Cisco Investments, Greycroft Partners, and K2 Intelligence. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating sales operations, developing its platform, and scaling its proprietary technologies.

Business Services

contact center

Workforce optimization solutions provider KnoahSoft has been acquired by Avaya, a provider of business collaboration and communications solutions. The acquisition enhances Avaya’s suite of solutions with recording, quality assurance, surveying, workforce management, and analytics capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integrations

UK-based Integration marketplace developer Tray.io has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding led by True Ventures with participation from Redpoint Ventures and Angelpad. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its product and establishing new client relationships.


Daily Deal Activity 04/16/15

April 20, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

UK-based currency exchange marketplace CurrencyFair has raised $10.7 million in a round of funding led by Octopus Investments with participation from FrontLine Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding the company’s existing currency markets.

ecommerce

Italy-based home design eCommerce platform Lovethesign has raised $4 million in Series A funding led by United Ventures with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for consolidating its efforts in the European market while preparing for launch in the US.

ecommerce

On-demand meal service Sprig has raised $45 million in Series B funding led by Social Capital and Greylock Partners with participation from Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, 500 Startups, and IDG Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its services to cities across the US.

ecommerce, mobile content/apps

Mobile shopping platform Spring has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Box Group with participation from Groupe Arnault, Google Ventures, and Thrive Capital. The company has raised $33 million to date and will use the new round of funding for releasing a web app and expanding internationally.

ecommerce

Germany-based Volo, a provider of delivery services for restaurants, has been acquired by Rocket Internet. The acquisition coincides with Rocket Internet’s expansion strategy as it continues to target the food delivery market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

gaming

UK-based Peak, a developer of brain training mobile games, has raised $7 million in a round of funding led by Creandum with participation from DN Capital, London Venture Partners, and Qualcomm Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for strengthening its engineering team.

mobile content/apps

Germany-based payment and prepaid credit card app developer Number26 has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Earlybird Venture Capital and Redalpine. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing marketing initiatives while building out brand awareness.

Digital Advertising

email services

Canada-based performance email marketing and ad targeting company Avenlo has been acquired by performance-based advertising company Matomy Media Group. The acquisition allows Matomy to move into the telecommunications, travel, and finance verticals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

Mobile ad serving and measurement company Medialets has been acquired by WPP. The acquisition provides Medialets with the resources to build out its technology while coinciding with WPP’s digital data and technology growth strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting

Big data solutions company Antuit has acquired Prognos, an analytics company specializing in the retail and consumer package goods sector. The acquisition strengthens Antuit’s demand forecast offerings in the retail market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

bi tools

Mobile business intelligence and data visualization services provider Datazen has been acquired by Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT). The acquisition strengthens Microsoft’s Power BI capabilities with increased mobile capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content management

Content marketing and live publishing SaaS platform ScribbleLive has acquired influence analytics marketing platform developer Appinions. The acquisition will allow ScribbleLive clients to view through customers’ opinions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

crm

Cloud app and CRM developer Vlocity has raised $42.8 million in a round of funding led by Salesforce Ventures with participation from Accenture. The company will use the new round of funding for continuing to expand operations.

mobile technology

Restaurant search company Zomato has acquired India-based mobile point-of-sale technology startup MaplePOS. Zomato has renamed the MaplePOS product Zomato Base as the company looks to build out its own point-of-sale system and services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Mobile smart lock and smart access control technology developer UniKey has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Asset Management Ventures, ff Ventures, Samsung and Oriza Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding globally.

mobile technology

UK-based mobile wallet technology developer Yoyo has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Imperial Innovations with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering and product team while consolidating leads in the UK and expanding into the US.

Agency & Marketing Services

branded communications

On-hold messaging and digital signage and managed services provider Spectrio, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, has acquired Message On Hold Plus, a provider of on-hold marketing messaging services. The acquisition increases Spectrio’s customer base as the company looks to expand through acquisitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

User experience and design firm Spring Studio has been acquired by financial services group BBVA. The acquisition provides BBVA with strengthened digital web design capabilities as it looks to enhance its mobile and web-based banking services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Marketing services holding firm The CHR Group has acquired real estate public relations firm Zlokower Company. The acquisition will allow Zlokower to offer enhanced branding, digital, design, advertising, and experiential marketing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Hadoop cluster optimization software developer Pepperdata has raised $15 million in a round of funding led by Wing Venture Capital with participation from Signia Venture Partners, Citi Ventures, Silicon Valley Data Capital, Sand Hill East Ventures, and Morado Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing sales and marketing operations.

big data

Enterprise open source database solutions developer Percona has acquired Tokutek, a developer of big data processing solutions for open source data management platforms. The acquisition allows Percona to offer enhanced design, service, remote management, and support capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

engineering

Ciespace, a developer of cloud-based computer-aided engineering and modeling software has been acquired by virtual prototyping software developer ESI Group. The acquisition provides ESI Group with an on-demand cloud modelling product. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Payment cycle management platform Billtrust has raised $25 million in a round of funding from Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into domestic and international markets while increasing marketing efforts.

hr

Relationship Science, a developer of enterprise-level technology for leveraging collective connections between employees, has raised $31 million in Series D funding from TABLE Holdings, Hearst Corporation, RIT Capital Partners, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development of its information database.

security

Threat detection software developer Attivo Networks has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Bain Capital Ventures with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in its product development and support teams.

Information

healthcare information

meQuilibrium, developer of a platform for promoting healthy behavior, has raised $9 million in Series B funding led by Safeguard Scientifics with participation from Chrysalis Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating sales and marketing initiatives while expanding product development.

Business Services

financial consulting

Personal finance service provider Money Stream has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding led by H&R Block with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while introducing a premium service.

it consulting/systems integration

Cloud services company Appirio has raised $35 million in Series E funding led by FMR. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its services globally while increasing its investment in product development for its services platform.

training

The Flatiron School, operator of a computer science educational platform for kids and young adults, has raised $9 million in Series B funding led by Thrive Capital with participation from CRV and Matrix Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building outs its training programs.


Daily Deal Activity 04/15/15

April 20, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Graphic design marketplace operator 99designs has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Recruit with participation from Accel Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for increased international expansion.

ecommerce

Meal package delivery company Green Chef has raised $16 million in Series A funding from New Enterprise Associates. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and increasing brand awareness.

ecommerce

On-demand delivery service developer Grofers has raised $35 million in a round of funding from Tiger Global Management and Sequoia Capital. The company has raised $45 million to date and will use the new round of funding for increasing the number of consumable items it offers.

ecommerce

On demand errand service Hello Alfred has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates and Spark Capital with participation from Sherpa Ventures and Crunchfund. The company will use the round of funding for investing in its automation platform while continuing to grow its user base in new cities.

ecommerce

India-based grocery delivery startup PepperTap has raised $10 million in Series A funding from SAIF Partners and Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling the company to compete with other domestic competitors.

ecommerce

Belgium-based food delivery startup Take Eat Easy has raised $6.4 million in Series A funding from Rocket Internet, DN Capital, and Piton Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in Belgium and France while scaling operations to other major European cities.

mobile content/apps

Micro-investing app platform developer Acorns has raised $23 million in Series C funding led by Greycroft Partners and e.ventures with participation from Sound Ventures, Garland Capital, and MATH Venture Partners. The company has raised $32 million to date and will use the new funding for expanding its customer base.

mobile content/apps

France-based long distance ride-sharing network provider BlaBlaCar has acquired the competitors Carpooling.com and AutoHop. The acquisition expands BlaBlaCar’s geographical range as it looks to compete with other ride-sharing services. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

India-based online insurance aggregator PolicyBazaar has raised $40 million in Series D funding from PremjiInvest with participation from Tiger Global Management, Ribbit Capital, Steadview Capital and ABG Capital. The company has raised $70 million to date and will use the new round of funding for building out the company’s recently launched platform.

vertical search

ResiModel, a provider of financial data aggregation, standardization, and analysis services for multifamily transactions, has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from Axiometrics, Osage Venture Partners, and Leading Edge Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for growing operations.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Localytics, provider of a marketing and analytics platform for mobile and web apps, has acquired Splitforce, an automated testing and predictive analytics mobile tool developer. The acquisition enhances the predictive analytics capabilities of Localytics’ mobile app marketing and analytics suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting

RetailNext, developer of in-store data analytics solutions for retailers, has raised $125 million in a round of funding led by Activant Capital Group with participation from August Capital, Star Vest Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, and AMEX Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for adding scale.

content delivery network

Charter Communications (Nasdaq:CHTR) and Arris Group (Nasdaq:ARRS) have jointly acquired cloud TV interface company ActiveVideo for $135 million. Arris Group will own 65 percent of the company and will serve as the sales channel for Charter’s CloudTV product. Further terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

content management

Verold, developer of a solution that transforms 3D content into interactive web presentations, has been acquired by Box (NYSE:BOX). The acquisition will provide Box’s enterprise content collaboration platform with 3D conversion and previewing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing data

Halyard Capital has acquired marketing and sales data firm Harte Hanks Market Intelligence and content marketing firm The Aberdeen Group from Harte Hanks. The two entities will operate under The Aberdeen Group name and the acquisition will allow the combined entity to grow in the area of big data and content marketing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Online marketing, website analytics, paid search and technical search engine optimization services provider Mad Fish Digital has acquired digital marketing agency Digital Aptitude. The acquisition coincides with Mad Fish Digital’s digital marketing expansion strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Commerce agency Wpromote has acquired search engine marketing firm KickStart Search. The acquisition expands Wpromote’s search marketing capabilities while providing it with new partnerships and clientele. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Quirky, developer of a social network for product development and crowd inventing, has acquired business consultancy and design firm Undercurrent. The acquisition allow Quirky to transition from a proposed product and development platform for amateur inventors to a b-to-b research and development model. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (A Petsky Prunier led transaction)

healthcare agency

Metanexgen, a provider of multi-channel marketing solutions for pharmaceutical and biotechnology brands, has been acquired by Insignia Capital Group from DFW Capital Partners. The acquisition will provide metanexgen with an increased market presence as it looks to continue product development. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

credit/risk

Intellectual property theft prevention software developer Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners from General Dynamics. The acquisition will provide Fidelis with resources for increased product development and global sales and marketing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Ascend Consumer Finance, a provider of loans reflecting real-time performance, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding led by Mucker Capital with participation from OCA Ventures and Birchmere Advisors. The company will use the new round of funding for rolling outs its proprietary Adaptive Risk Pricing technology.

financial

Working capital finance solutions provider PrimeRevenue has raised $80 million in a round of funding from BBH Capital and Battery Ventures. The company will use the round of funding for accelerating customer acquisition, enhancing services, and investing in the development of new funding solutions.

geo-demo

Geographical information system and mobile mapping solutions developer Mobile311 has been acquired by Dude Solutions, a developer of facility management SaaS solutions. The acquisition will provide Dude Solutions with an increased requirement offering for state and local governments. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Explorys, a developer of solutions that help hospitals analyze patient data, and Phytel, a developer of health data insights software, have been acquired by IBM (NYSE:IBM). The acquisitions will be folded into IBM’s Watson Health Unit, and will expand the company’s disease pattern identification capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Compensation management software developer KnowledgePay has been acquired by Dartican, a provider of web-based compensation planning solutions. The acquisition will enhance Dartican’s base salary, variable pay planning, and administration functionality offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

legal

Enterprise incident management software developer PPM, a Klass Capital portfolio company, has merged with Resolver, a provider of risk-based corporate performance, compliance, and assurance software. The acquisition will provide PPM with enterprise-level governance and risk management capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Cyber security company Skyport Systems has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Index Ventures with participation from Intel Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures. The company has raised $37 million to date and will use the new round of funding for developing its platform and expanding operations.

virtualization

Docker-native open source platform developer OpDemand has been acquired by cloud orchestration platform developer Engine Yard. The acquisition provides Engine Yard with increased flexibility in application languages. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Information security and research advisory firm NSS Labs has raised $7 million in a round of funding led by LiveOak Venture Partners with participation from Chevron Technology Partners. The company will use the round of funding for scaling operations and supporting its existing customer base.


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