Daily Deal Activity 09/22/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Latin America-based eCommerce platform Linio has raised $55 million in a round of funding led by LIV Capital and Northgate Capital with participation from Kinnevik. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its international presence.

ecommerce

On-demand mobile repair services company Gadgetwood has raised $6 million in a round of funding from Carpediem Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

gaming

Supercell has acquired a 51 percent majority stake in mobile game development company Frogmind for $7.8 million. The acquisition provides Supercell with diversified mobile gaming offerings. Frogmind financial information was not disclosed.

gaming

Learning games platform operator Kahoot has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Creandum, Northzone, and Microsoft Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out new gaming formats.

mobile content/apps, vertical search

China-based recruitment mobile app developer Bosszhipin has raised $28 million in Series C funding from Capital Today and Sunwei Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

mobile content/apps, healthcare information

Doctor case studies mobile app Daily Rounds has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Accel Partners and Powerhouse Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base.

niche content

SpinMedia has sold its Idolator, Buzznet, and PureVolume music and blogging sites to social media and entertainment company Hive Media. The acquisition coincides with Hive Media’s attempt to expand its presence into new music genres. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital advertising

vertical search

Mobile on-demand job marketplace Shiftgig has acquired BookedOut, developer of a logistics platform for experiential marketing. The acquisition provides Shiftgig with an expanded presence in the on-demand work marketplace. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

 

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Tag management systems developer Tealium has raised $35 million in a round of funding led by Georgian Partners with participation from Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Silver Lake Partners, and Tenaya Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

bi tools

Business incident detection solutions developer Anodot has raised $8 million in a round of funding led by Aleph Venture Capital with participation from Disruptive Technologies. The company will use the funding for expanding sales efforts.

commerce management

Mobile messaging commerce company Operator has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by GGV Capital with participation from Formation8, Morningside Ventures, and Horizons Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its international presence.

market research

Virtual simulations and market research company InContext Solutions has raised $15 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

mrm/workflow management

UK-based service management solutions developer Cranbox has been acquired by service workflow company Evatic. The acquisition provides Evatic with complementary service management product offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & Marketing services

marketing consulting

Interactive TV marketing services provider Brightline has raised $20 million in Series A funding led by Fundamental Global with participation from Pivotal Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

marketing consulting

Digital brand consultancy Oystercatchers has been acquired by UK-based business information company Centaur Media for $3.9 million. The acquisition will see Oystercatchers integrated into Centaur’s research and consulting arm Econsultancy. Oystercatchers financial information was not disclosed.

Software

financial

Tax compliance automation company Avalara has raised $50 million in a round of funding from Warburg Pincus, Sageview Capital, and Technology Crossover Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

financial, credit/risk

Intelligize, a developer of securities compliance and regulatory information software, has been acquired by LexisNexis Legal & Professional. The acquisition will be complementary to LexisNexis’ existing securities solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Rental accounting platform TenantCloud has raised $2 million in a round of funding from User Friendly Media and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the landlord software market.

information

financial information

Real estate property and title research provider RedVision Systems has been acquired by First American Financial Corporation from Edison Partners. The acquisition provides RedVision with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

management consulting

Accenture will acquire retail management consulting services provider Kurt Salmon from Management Consulting Group for $166 million. The acquisition will see Kurt Salmon integrated into Accenture Strategy’s retail industry practice. Kurt Salmon financial information was not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 09/21/16

Digital Media/Commerce

mobile content/apps, financial

Insurance product management app FinanceFox has raised $28 million in a round of funding led by Target Global and Horizons Ventures with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Idinvest, and Victory Park Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for marketing and sales initiatives.

digital marketplace

Pre-owned jewelry marketplace TrueFacet has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Maveron with participation from Freestyle Capital, Social Leverage, and Liquid2 Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

Last-minute ticketing platform Gametime has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Accel Partners with participation from Google Ventures and Evolution Media Partners. The company will use the funding for product development efforts.

ecommerce

India-based online furniture marketplace Pepperfry has raised $31 million in a round of funding from Goldman Sachs and Norwest Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding its domestic presence.

ecommerce

Home-rentals platform Sonder has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Spark Capital with participation from Thayer Ventures, Real Ventures, and BDC Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

gaming

Gambling video games developer GameCo has raised $8.3 million in a round of funding led by Javelin Venture Partners with participation from Courtside Ventures, QB1 Ventures, and Steel Partners. The company will use the round of funding for releasing new titles.

mobile content/apps

Wait-free dining app developer Allset has raised $2.4 million in a round of funding led by Metamorphic Ventures with participation from Andreessen Horowitz. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

social media/apps

Travel social network WAYN has been acquired by online travel and leisure retailer Lastminute.com. The acquisition provides Lastminute.com with expanded media and content offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

crm

Sales team customer relationship management app Troops has raised $7 million in a round of funding led by Felicis Ventures with participation from Aspect Ventures, Chicago Ventures, First Round Capital, and Susa Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

agency & Marketing services

public relations

Finn Partners has raised an undisclosed minority investment from The Stagwell Group. As part of the transaction, the two firms have created and will jointly operate a new public relations agency called Wye Communication. Stagwell Group will have a controlling interest in this new firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

b-to-b media

Business events production company Connecting Point Marketing has raised an undisclosed investment from Corridor Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its geographic presence.

broadcast television

Education and student campus life media company OrcaTV has been acquired by Apogee. The acquisition will see OrcaTV integrated into Apogee’s Cable TV services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Web real-time communication solutions developer Kurento has been acquired by Twilio. The acquisition will provide Twilio with expanded developer group communication and WebRTC capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

big data

Big data predictive analytics company Predixion Software has been acquired by Greenwave Systems. The acquisition provides Greenwave with an expanded visual analytics offering for its AXON Platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

collaboration

Network communications management platform Mobilize has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Trinity Ventures with participation from Floodgate Ventures, Hillsven Capital, and Array Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

data management

Time-series data management platform InfluxData has raised $16 million in Series B funding led by Battery Ventures with participation from Mayfield Fund, Trinity Ventures, and Bloomberg Beta. The company will use the funding for product development.

financial

Equity management tools developer Capshare has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Standish Management. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations within the US.

healthcare, cloud computing

Healthcare cloud provider Catalyze has raised $6.5 million in Series B funding led by Lewis & Clark Ventures with participation from Arthur Ventures, Baird Venture Partners, and Chicago Ventures. The company will use the funding for building out its healthcare integration and hosting products.

hr

Candidate screening solutions developer Imbellus has raised $4 million in a round of funding from Upfront Ventures, Thrive Capital, and Sound Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

security

Cybersecurity solutions company SecurityMatters has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Emerald Technology Partners with participation from KPN Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

softwrae development tools

Application and performance testing solutions company BlazeMeter has been acquired by CA Technologies (Nasdaq:CA). The acquisition provides CA with an expanded DevOps portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

information

credit/risk information

The Netherlands-based credit management and information provider Graydon has been acquired by credit and collections services provider Atradius. The acquisition provides Atradius with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

it consulting

Software development and consulting services provider Cyrus has been acquired by mobile application development solutions company Def Method. The acquisition provides Def Method with an expanded client base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Virtual data center services company dcBLOX has raised $15 million in a round of funding from Atalaya Capital Management. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

Daily Deal Activity 09/20/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Pre-owned car retailer Vroom has raised $50 million in a round of funding from Alitmeter Capital, Foxhaven Asset Management, L Catterton, General Catalyst Partners, Allen & Company and T. Rowe Price Associates. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

France-based food delivery startup FoodCheri has raised $6.7 million in a round of funding led by 360 Capital Partners and Breega Capital with participation from Samaipata Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence domestically.

ecommerce

Meal kit delivery startup Chefs Plate has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding led by Acton Capital Partners with participation from Emil Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Canada.

mobile content/apps, ecommerce

Singapore-based ride hailing company Grab has raised $750 million in a round of funding led by SoftBank with participation from Tiger Global Management, GGV Capital, Coatue Management, and Vertex Ventures. The company will use the funding for building out its mobile wallet feature.

niche content

Online cultural festivals community operator Everfest has acquired competitor Fest300. The acquisition will provide Everfest with an expanded geographic presence and audience base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital Advertising

local search

France-based local services marketplace StarOfService has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Enern Investments, Point Nine Capital, and private investors. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Marketing Technology

Analytics & targeting, social technology

Social data analytics company 4C Insights has raised $26 million in Series C funding led by Kayne Partners with participation from Jump Capital and Prime Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and expanding sales efforts.

Analytics & targeting

AdStage, a developer of cross-channel search and social campaign management solutions for agencies and marketers, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Verizon Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and product development.

Analytics & targeting

Turkey-based campaign targeting solutions company Insider has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from Wamda Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the US.

content management

Online website design solutions company MicroD has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Armory Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its customer service program.

market research

Marketing services and consumer insight companies’ holding company Reimagine Holdings Group has received an undisclosed amount of equity financing from BV Investment Partners. The company will use the funding for pursuing strategic acquisition opportunities.

mrm/workflow management

Business productivity automation platform Progressly has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Accelerate-IT Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding sales and marketing efforts.

mrm/workflow management

Australia-based communication workflow automation app Whispir has raised $9 million in a round of funding from Telstra Ventures, NSI Ventures, and Rippledot Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence in the US.

search & Discovery

Speech recognition and natural language startup API.AI has been acquired by Google. The acquisition will be complementary to Google’s Cloud Natural Language API offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

search & Discovery

Search relevance and recommendation technology developer Blackbird Technologies has been acquired by Etsy (Nasdaq:ETSY). The acquisition provides Etsy with expanded personalized search and shopping capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

sfa/lead management

UK-based call tracking solutions company Infinity Tracking has raised $13 million in a round of funding from Smedvig Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

sfa/lead management, crm

Customer experience and order management applications provider Vlocity has raised $50 million in a round of funding led by Sutter Hills Ventures with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Accenture, New York Life, Kennet Partners, TDF Ventures, and Wildcat Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

agency & marketing Services

design agency

Deloitte has acquired Australia-based virtual reality solutions and services firm Kid Neon. The acquisition will see Kid Neon integrated into Deloitte’s Spatial and Brand Experience division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Mautic, developer of an open source platform for marketing automation, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from G20 Ventures and Underscore.VC. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its engineering division.

cloud computing

Cloud computing solutions company Cornami has raised $3 million in Series B funding from Impact Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and headcount.

financial

Retirement management platform Vestwell has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding led by FinTech Collective with participation from F-Price Capital, Primary Venture Partners, and Commerce Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

infrastructure

Adaptive operational database company Fauna has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding led by Charles River Ventures with participation from Data Collective, Webb Investment Network, and Ulu Ventures. The company will use the funding for launching out of beta.

software development tools

France-based software and mobile app development company Sylpheo has been acquired by Renault and Nissan. The acquisition will see Sylpheo build out ride hailing and car sharing solutions for the automaker alliance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed

business services

healthcare consulting

Outsourced healthcare practice management services provider Island Medical Management has received an undisclosed investment from New Mountain Capital. The company will use the proceeds of the funding for expanding its geographic presence.

staffing, it consulting

Thomas H. Lee Partners has acquired a majority stake in workforce and staffing solutions company System One from Mediaocean Partners. The acquisition provides System One with the resources for expanding into new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

Enterprise resource planning and product training services provider Maverick Solutions has been acquired by GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX). The acquisition provides GP Strategies with expanded offerings for its healthcare customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 09/19/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Car auction platform ACV Auctions has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Tribeca Venture Partners with participation from SoftBank, Armory Square Ventures, and Rand Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

digital marketplace, social media/apps

UK-based mobile and social shopping app Depop has raised $8.3 million in a round of funding from Balderton Capital, Holtzbrinck Ventures, and Red Circle Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the US.

digital marketplace

Spain-based travel experience and activity booking company Trip4Real has been acquired by Airbnb in a deal valued between $5.6 million and $11.2 million. The acquisition will see Trip4Real broaden its offerings beyond accommodation-booking as it looks to expand its presence in Latin America. Trip4Real financial information was not disclosed.

ecommerce

India-based food delivery startup Swiggy has raised $15 million in a round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its restaurant partnership network.

gaming

Singapore-based game development studio Inzen Studio has been acquired by iCandy Interactive for $4.4 million. The acquisition provides Inzen with the resources for launching new titles. Inzen Studio financial information was not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

content management

Brand engagement platform Synqy has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the consumer product goods and electronics sectors.

agency & marketing Services

promotion agency

Promotion and event marketing firm BFG Communications has been acquired by agency and media businesses network Eastport Holdings. The acquisition provides BFG with the resources for expanding its geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

India-based public relations firm Perfect Relations has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. The acquisition provides Dentsu with an expanded public relations offering in India. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Enterprise communication app developer APPrise Mobile has raised $1 million in a round of funding from TMT Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for sales and marketing initiatives.

engineering

SaaS-based energy management and analytics solutions developer EFT Energy has been acquired by Koch Industries. The acquisition will see EFT integrated within both Koch’s Technology and Optimization division and Minerals division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Travel and passenger distribution software developer Radixx International has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from TA Associates. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

financial

UK-based mobile wallet app developer Curve has raised $4.6 million in a round of funding from Connect Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its partnerships with financial institutions.

financial

Small business sales tax solutions developer LumaTax has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Madrona Venture Group and Greycroft Partners. The company will use the new round of funding from expanding operations.

hr

Permira Advisors will acquire Germany-based human resources software solutions company P&I Personal & Informatik from HgCapital in a transaction valued at a reported $900 million. The acquisition provides P&I with the resources for expanding its presence within Europe. P&I financial information was not disclosed.

legal

Legal transaction management platform Doxly has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Nextlaw Ventures, High Alpha Capital, and Hyde Park Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding its engineer division.

security

Data science security firm Cyberflow Analytics has been acquired by cybersecurity company Webroot. The acquisition will provide Webroot with expanded malware detection capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Network software and security company Infoblox (NYSE:BLOX) will be acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $1.6 billion. The acquisition of $26.50 per Infoblox share represents a premium of 16 percent over the company’s September 16th closing price. Infoblox has revenues of $358 million for the fiscal year ended July 31st, representing a 3.5x revenue multiple.

security

Palerra, a provider of security coverage solutions for cloud platforms, has been acquired by Oracle. The acquisition is complementary to Oracle’s over cloud security portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Cybersecurity company White Ops has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Paladin Capital Group with participation from Grotech Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding sales internationally.

business services

it consulting

UK-based salesforce implementation services provider makepositive has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding from BOOST&Co. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its service offerings.

training

Guild Education, a provider of employee education benefit programs, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures with participation from Social Capital, Harrison Metal, and Cowboy Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its university partnership network.

Daily Deal Activity 09/16/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

eCommerce and television shopping channel EVINE Live has raised $10 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its celebrity partnership network.

mobile content/apps

Key copying app developer KeyMe has raised $15 million in Series C funding led by QuestMark Partners with participation from Comcast Ventures, Battery Ventures, and White Star Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its kiosk network domestically.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Marketing and analytics technology platform Unified has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Wellington Financial. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and expanding operations.

agency & marketing Services

digital agency

Digital marketing agency Bully Pulpit Interactive has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Svoboda Capital Partners. The company will use the proceeds of the investment for acquiring communications agency The Incite Agency. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Italy-based public relations firm SEC has acquired a majority stake in UK-based public affairs agency Newington Communications. The acquisition provides SEC with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Application interruption solutions developer Prelert has been acquired by open source search and analytics solutions developer Elastic. The acquisition will see Prelert integrated into Elastic’s behavioral analytics division Elastic Stack. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Workplace management systems developer BIGCenter will be acquired by Accruent from Cushman & Wakefield. The acquisition provides Accruent with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

France-based warehouse management solutions company Generix has acquired a majority stake Canada-based supply chain optimization systems developer Sologlobe. The acquisition provides Generix with an expanded presence in the US. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Call accounting and reporting software developer ISI Telemanagement Solutions has been acquired by Valent Capital Partners. The acquisition provides ISI with the resources for expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Audit trail and transaction data monitoring firm Selera Labs has been acquired by PwC. The acquisition provides Selera Labs with the resources for product development initiatives. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

geo-demo

Digital mapping solutions company Digital Map Products has raised $36.3 million in a round of funding from Silversmith Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

healthcare

Telemedicine solutions company H4D has raised $7.5 million in a round of funding from Atoga, Innovation Capital, Bpifrance, and CNP Assurances. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

hr

Enterprise talent management company Fusion Technology has been acquired by government agency management consulting company CALIBRE Systems. The acquisition provides CALIBRE with expanded offerings for the defense, federal civil, and intelligence community markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Job recruitment platform Stella has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Charles River Ventures and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and operations.

legal

UK-based legal due diligence solutions company Luminance has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Invoke Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development initiatives.

legal

Legal document drafting and review solutions company XRef has been acquired by document authoring software developer Microsystems. The acquisition provides Microsystems with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Stripe has acquired app development and prototyping services provider Tonic. The acquisition will see Tonic rebrand as RunKit and will be integrated with Stripe’s core offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

information

geo-demo information, geo-demo software

Location-based analytics and urban planning company Urban Engines has raised been acquired by Google. The acquisition will see Urban Engines integrated into Google’s Maps division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

it consulting

Internet-of-things consulting company VARCentric has been acquired by Richardson Communications and Consulting. The acquisition will provide RCC with an expanded internet-of-things service offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

India-based on-demand logistics provider GoPigeon has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Nexus Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

management consulting

Eduventures, a provider of research and strategy services to the higher education market, been acquired by NRCCUA. The acquisition is complementary to NRCCUA’s research service offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.