Daily Deal Activity 02/09/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

High-end experiences marketplace IfOnly has raised $10.3 million in Series B funding from Digital Garage, American Express Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and Founders Fund. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

mobile content/apps

Finland-based mobility-as-a-service company MaaS Finland has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from Innovation Takes. The company will use the funding for expanding the presence of its network internationally.

mobile content/apps

Stash, developer of an investment app for millennials, has raised $3 million in a round of funding led by Goodwater Capital with participation from Valar Ventures and Entrée Capital. The company will use the round of funding for building out new product features.

social media/apps

Social media curation platform Crowdynews has raised $6.7 million in Series A funding from Inkef Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding internationally while focusing on product development efforts.

social media/apps

UK-based dating platform Badoo has acquired mobile dating app developer Lulu. The acquisition is provides Lulu with an expanded user base as Badoo begins expanding internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

mobile marketing

Zoove, a provider of mobile data technology solutions for brands, will be acquired by Virtual Hold Technology. The acquisition will see Zoove re-launched as StarStar Mobile. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

vertical search

Vast, developer of a consumer marketplace for the auto and real estate verticals, has raised $14 million in Series B funding from Capital One Growth Ventures. The company will use the funding for scaling operations.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Data analysis platform developer Trifacta has raised $35 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, and Cathay Innovation. The company will use the funding for product development efforts.

sfa/lead management

Sales planning software developer OpsPanda has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by TDF Ventures with participation from PivotNorth Capital. The company will use the funding for scaling sales and marketing initiatives.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

UK-based mobile app consultancy and developer Mubaloo has been acquired by IPG Mediabrands. The acquisition provides Mediabrands with expanded mobile programs, app development, and enterprise integration capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Content publishing platform 10X Studios will acquire marketing agencies Twist and Evolutionize. The acquisition will provide 10X Studios with expanded capabilities for its content marketing platform. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

loyalty/retention

Consumer retention solutions company Stellar Loyalty has raised $9 million in Series A funding from TDF Ventures and InterWest Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding internationally.

Traditional Media

entertainment media, specialty agency

Rights management company ole has acquired independent production music library 5 Alarm Music. The acquisition provides ole with an expanded production music portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

UK-based consumer information sharing solutions company Cognitive Logic has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Upfront Ventures and IA Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding from expanding the capabilities of its consumer information sharing network.

collaboration

Voice, video, and collaboration platform Fuze (formerly ThinkingPhones) has raised $112 million in a round of funding led by Summit Partners with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

financial

Not-for-profit sector accounting software developer Aplos has raised $4 million in Series A funding from San Joaquin Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanded product development efforts.

healthcare

Telemedicine platform First Stop Health has raised $2.1 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its physician network while focusing on marketing and sales efforts.

healthcare, financial

SwervePay, developer of a patient-based payment solution, has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Garland Capital Group. The company will use the funding enhancing its channel partner network while focusing on hiring talent.

infrastructure

Cloud infrastructure services provider Iron.io has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from Sapphire Ventures. The investment brings Iron.io’s Series A total to $11.5 million, and the company will use the funds expanding its enterprise-level product.

security

Cyber awareness platform developer Digital Shadows has raised $14 million in Series B funding led by Trinity Ventures with participation from Storm Ventures, TenEleven Ventures, Passion Capital, and Paladin Capital Group. The company will use the funding for hiring talent.

security

Cyber threat intelligence company IID will be acquired by Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) for $45 million in cash. The acquisition is complimentary to Infoblox’s research division. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 02/08/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Africa Internet Group, an operator of eCommerce platforms, has received an $83 million investment from AXA Insurance.  The investment will provide AXA Insurance with an expanded online retail presence in Africa.

ecommerce

Italy-based children’s clothing marketplace and exchange platform Wardrobe Green has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Innogest SGR, A11 Venture, and LigurCapital. The company will use the funding for expanding internationally.

social media/apps

Germany-based social live feed apps developer Jodel has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Redalpine Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations while hiring talent.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

Job recruitment website Hired has raised $40 million in a round of funding led by Lumia Capital with participation from Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Sierra Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank. The company will use the funding for expanding into the healthcare and law verticals.

Marketing Technology

content management

Brand management software developer PowerChord has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Ballast Point Ventures with participation from The Burton Partnership. The company will use the new round of funding for sales and marketing efforts.

mrm/workflow management

Smart Canvas, developer of a coworker engagement and collaboration platform, has raised $5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

teleservices/eservices

SaaS-based contact center software developer Transera will be acquired by BroadSoft (Nasdaq:BSFT). The acquisition provides BroadSoft with an entrance into the Contact Center as a Service market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Website template design agency Themezilla will be acquired by website design and eCommerce solutions firm Pixel Union. The acquisition provides Themezilla with expanded WordPress theme development capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

loyalty/retention

Mobile rewards and advertising platform developer Viggle will be acquired by Perk.com. The acquisition will see Viggle rebrand as Viggle Rewards while providing Perk.com with an expanded user base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Television and film production company Imagine Entertainment has received an undisclosed investment from The Raine Group. The company will use the funding for expanding into the areas of branded content, location based entertainment, and digital formats.

Software

collaboration, creative production platform

Online digital artist collaboration and virtual reality startup WEVR has raised $25 million in a round of funding from AME Cloud Ventures, BOLDstart Ventures, Digital Garage, Evolution Media Growth Partners, and Samsung Ventures. The company will use the funding for hiring talent.

engineering

Sefaira, a developer of building design software, will be acquired by Trimble (Nasdaq:TRMB). The acquisition expands the design capabilities of Trimble’s Design-Build-Operate portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

New Zealand-based SkuBrain, a developer of SaaS-based supply chain management software for small retailers, will be acquired by supply chain intelligence company Halo. The acquisition provides Halo with an expanded presence in the retail sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Qvinci, a developer of tools for accounting software, has raised $2.4 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives while scaling operations.

financial, mobile technology

Point-of-sale software app Shopbox has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development and sales and marketing efforts.

hr

Employee measurement solutions company Modern Survey will be acquired by Aon Hewitt. The acquisition provides Modern Survey with the resources for building out its employee survey and analytics solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

financial information

Xignite, a provider of market data solutions to financial institutions, has raised $20.5 million in Series C funding led by Quick Corporation with participation from StarVest Partners, Altos Ventures, and Startup Capital Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding product capabilities.

healthcare information

Health and nutrition coaching platform Rise will be acquired by One Medical Group for $20 million. The acquisition will see Rise integrated into One Medical’s digital health offering. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

logistics

India-based eCommerce logistics Xpressbees has raised $8 million in a round of funding from SAIF Partners and Vertex Ventures. The company will use the funding of funding for expanding its geographic presence domestically.

Daily Deal Activity 02/05/16

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/Auctions/p-to-p

Online real estate marketplace Opendoor has raised $80 million in Series C funding from Khosla Ventures, Access Venture Partners, GGV Capital, and SVB Capital. The company has raised $110 million to date and will use the funding for expanding geographically.

Domain portfolio/marketplace

Thailand-based digital insurance brokerage portal Rabbit Internet has raised $9.1 million in a round of funding from BTS Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding domestic operations.

ecommerce

Represent, developer of a customer merchandise marketplace for influencers, has been acquired by online customer apparel company CustomInk for a reported $100 million in cash and stock. The acquisition provides CustomInk with an expanded celebrity influencer network. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Rocket Internet has sold its non-core food takeaway operations in Spain, Italy, Brazil, and Mexico to competitor Just Eat for $140 million. The businesses have reported projected 2017 revenues of $7.3 million. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

UK-based mobile fan engagement and sports marketing company InCrowd Sports has raised $2.4 million in a round of funding from Albion Ventures and Sky. The company will use the funding for building out its technology and creating digital sponsorship rights for clubs and leagues.

mobile content/apps

Notarization services app developer Notarize has raised $2.4 million in a round of funding from Polaris Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding the geographic reach of its notary professionals network.

mobile content/apps

Driving behavior app developer Zendrive has raised $13.5 million in Series A funding led by Sherpa Capital with participation from Nyca Partners, Thomvest Ventures, First Round Capital, and Fontinalis Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

niche content, social media/apps

Hispanic social media and influencer event company Hispanicize and Hispanic-focused influencer network DiMe Media will merge and have raised a round of funding from Perkin Industries and Suquet Capital Partners. The acquisition will see the combined company operate under the Hispanicize Media Group name. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

digital promotion/coupons

NimbleCommerce, operator of a digital commerce platform and network for promotions, will be acquired by Blackhawk Network. The acquisition is complimentary to Blackhawk Network’s online distribution capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Funnelwise, a developer of revenue predictability solutions for sales and marketing divisions, has raised $7 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the funding for product development initiatives.

market Research

Digital panel specialist Netquest will be acquired by GfK. The acquisition will see Netquest integrated into GfK’s Consumer Experience sector while providing the company with an expansion into Latin American and Spanish markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mrm/workflow management

Cloud infrastructure workflow and marketing automation startup Amperity has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from private investors. The company will use the funding for product development.

Agency & Marketing Services

database/analytics

Data analytics and customer insights solutions company The Allant Group will be acquired by Vencap Technologies. The combined entity will operate under The Allant Group name the company looks to expanded headcount and platform capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

experiential marketing

Experiential marketing firm Brand Promotions will be acquired by environmental design and productions agency MC2. The acquisition is complimentary to the company’s existing trade show and events portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

healthcare

Medical diagnosis software developer Cirdan Imaging has raised $4.2 million in a round of funding from Kernel Capital. The company will use the funding for scaling operations while increasing presence in international markets.

hr

Connectifier, a developer of talent discovery and recruitment technology, has been acquired by LinkedIn.  The acquisition strengthens LinkedIn’s core product and is complimentary to the company’s product roadmap. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Teacher recruitment platform Teachers-Teachers will be acquired by job matching platform developer myEDmatch. The acquisition is complimentary to myEDmatch’s education network and database. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC) has raised a $500 million investment from Silver Lake Capital in a deal that will see Symantec return cash to investors in a planned $5.5 billion capital return program. The investment comes as Symantec looks to expand beyond its traditional antivirus software offerings.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

API management and security systems implementation firm RCBJ Consulting will be acquire by IT consulting firm Levvel. The acquisition provides Levvel with an expanded geographic reach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 02/04/16

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Apartment rentals platform Naked Apartments will be acquired by Zillow (Nasdaq:ZG) for $13 million. The acquisition provides Naked Apartments with the resources for building out its audience while focusing on product development initiatives.

ecommerce

Shorts eCommerce company Chubbies has raised $9 million in Series A funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and launching into new clothing verticals.

ecommerce

Corporate food concierge company Foodee has raised $4.3 million in a round of funding from BDC Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its presence in the US.

ecommerce

Meal delivery startup Power Supply has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Upfront Ventures with participation from private investors. The company will use the funding for expanding its geographic presence.

ecommerce, vertical search

Snagajob, operator of a marketplace for hourly work, has raised $100 million in a round of funding led by Rho Acceleration with participation from NewSpring Capital and Invus Group. The company will use the funding for expanding its product offering.

ecommerce

On-demand flower delivery retailer The Bouqs Company has raised $12 million in Series B funding from Quest Venture Partners, Azure Capital Partners, KEC Ventures, Enspire Capital, and Draper Associates. The company will use the funding for investing in its supply chain technology.

mobile content/apps

Subscription-based photo book creation service Chatbooks has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Signal Peak Ventures. The company will use the funding for sales and marketing efforts while expanding into new markets.

mobile content/apps

Hobnob, developer of an app for event invitations, has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from Norwest Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures, and Greycroft Partners. The company will use the funding for user experience initiatives.

mobile content/apps

Currency exchange mobile app developer Revolut has raised $4.8 million in a round of funding from Balderton Capital, Point Nine Capital, Venrex, and Index Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

social media/apps

Social network app developer After School has raised $16.4 million in Series A funding led by Accomplice with participation from Atlas Ventures and private investors. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

social media/apps

College career network Handshake has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from True Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Lowercase Capital. The company will use the funding for engineering and product development efforts.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Programmatic advertising platform Admedo has raised $6 million in Series B funding led by MMC Ventures with participation from Sussex Place Ventures. The company will use the funding for international expansion.

Marketing Technology

content management

Curalate, developer of a visual content platform for commerce providers, has raised $27.5 million in a round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from First Round Capital and MentorTech Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

crm

OpenMethods, a provider of customer relationship management solutions for contact centers, has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors and NewRoad Capital Partners. The company will use the funding for product development.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

IBM will acquire Germany-based digital marketing agency ecx.io. The transaction is IBM’s third agency acquisition in the past week following the acquisitions of Resource/Ammirati and Aptero. The acquisition will see ecx.io folded into IBM’s digital marketing and analytics arm IBM Interactive Experience. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Cloud-to-cloud recovery vendor OwnBackup has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Innovation Endeavors with participation from Oryzn Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its engineering, development, marketing, and sales teams.

erp

Software development lifecycle management solutions company Sonatype has raised $30 million in a round of funding led by Goldman Sachs with participation from New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Bay Partners, and Morgenthaler Ventures. The company has raised $60 million to date.

healthcare

UAE-based healthcare informatics and systems provider Dimensions Healthcare will be acquired by IMS Health. The acquisition provides IMS Health with an expanded presence in the Middle East. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Digital health solutions company MyRounding will be acquired by Huron Consulting Group (Nasdaq:HURN). The acquisition is complimentary to Huron’s healthcare culture transformation services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

infrastructure

Data center performance management software developer nlyte Software will acquire real-time event correlation and data center analytics software company FieldView Solutions. The acquisition provides nlyte with expanded data center infrastructure management capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

healthcare information, market research

Biopharmaceutical and consumer health research company AlphaImapctRX will be acquired by IMS Health from Symphony Technology Group. The acquisition will see AlphaImpactRX integrated into IMS Health as the company looks to bolster its market research capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

bpo

Outsourced library and information management services company LAC Group has raised an undisclosed investment from TZP Growth Partners. The company will use the resources for expanding its service offerings into new markets.

Daily Deal Activity 02/03/16

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Real estate listings site Lamudi has raised $31.4 million in a round of funding from Asia Pacific Internet Group, Tengelmann Ventures, and Holtzbrinck Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence in Asia and Latin America.

ecommerce

Design eCommerce platform Bezar will be acquired by Australia-based luxury design products eCommerce site AHALife. The acquisition provides AHALife with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

India-based on-demand laundry startup My Wash will be acquired by home services startup HouseJoy. The acquisition provides HouseJoy with an entrance into the laundry vertical. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

South Africa-based online travel agency Travelstart has raised $40 million in a round led by Amadeus Capital Partners with participation from MTN Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

mobile content/apps

Microsoft will acquire application and text prediction application developer SwitftKey in a reported transaction valuing the company at less than $250 million. The acquisition strengthens the capabilities of Microsoft’s artificial intelligence portfolio. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Denmark-based Tattoodo, operator of a platform for all things tattoo-related, has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for content development initiatives.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Real-time government analysis platform FiscalNote has raised $10 million in Series C funding led by Visionnaire Ventures and Green Visor Capital with participation from New Enterprise Associates and Conversion Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding into data segments outside of government affairs.

analytics & targeting, content management

Content and advertisement targeting technology developer Grapeshot has raised $8.5 million in Series C funding from IQ Capital, Draper Esprit, and Albion Ventures. The company will use the funding for building out its keyword technology.

commerce management

Salesfloor, developer of a SaaS-based shopping platform for local retailers, has raised $3 million in a round of funding from BDC Capital IT Venture Fund. The company will use the funding for expanding sales and engineering headcount.

market research

Market research and analysis company Freedonia Group will be acquired by MarketResearch.com. The acquisition will be complimentary to MarketResearch.com’s life science and construction analysis offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing data

Siftery, developer of a platform for sharing information on productivity products, has raised $4 million in a round of funding from 8 Partners, Accelerator Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Draper Nexus, Felicis Ventures, and Founders Fund. The company will use the funding for expanding operations

mobile technology, erp software

StayNTouch, a developer of mobile technology and property management systems for hotels, has raised $9.5 million in a round of funding led by Concur and Shiji with participation from Triangle Peak Partners. The company will use the funding for product development.

Agency & Marketing Services

ad specialty/premiums

Customer apparel and promotional products company Something Unique will be acquired by promotional products distributor Envision Tees. The acquisition provides Envision Tees with an expanded geographic footprint. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

traditional media

Out-of-home media company OUTFRONT Media will acquire display advertising company Reynolds Outdoor Media. The acquisition provides OUTFRONT with an expanded portfolio for its location-based mobile audience targeting platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

erp

Germany-based commercial property management software developer iMS will be acquired by real estate software development company Yardi. The acquisition provides Yardi with expanded offerings for the senior and student housing markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

geo-demo

Real-time location intelligence platform Geofeedia has raised $17 million in a round of funding led by Silversmith Capital Partners. The company will use the funding for building out the capabilities of its map-based platform.

hr

SaaS-based employee engagement solutions company YourCause will acquire not-for-profit donor management solutions company Orange Leap. The acquisition is complimentary to YourCause’s non-profit offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Managed cybersecurity services provider eSentire has raised $19.5 million in a round of funding led by Edison Partners and Georgian Partners with participation from Cisco Investments and Northlead Ventures Catalyst Fund. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence geographically.

security

Cybersecurity analytics company Jask has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding led by Battery Ventures with participation from Vertical Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for product development efforts while building out its customer base.

security

Security analytics platform Skybox has raised $96 million in equity funding from Providence Equity Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building out platform capabilities and scaling operations.

Business Services

bpo

Healthcare supply chain company NDC will be acquired by Court Square Capital Partners from Silver Oak Service Partners. The acquisition provides NDC with the resources for expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

IT systems developer Synoptek has acquired the IT services business of network services provider EarthLink. The acquisition is complimentary to Synoptek’s enterprise managed services offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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