Daily Deal Activity 05/27/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

China-based online pharmacy marketplace 360 Haoayao has raised $15.2 in Series A funding from SB China Capital and Lily Asia Ventures. The company will use the funding for building out its online sales platform.

ecommerce

Korea-based beauty products eCommerce company Althea has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding from Mirae Asset Ventures, Posco Ventures, Tekton Ventures, 500 Startups, and Cherubic Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding internationally.

ecommerce

Japan-based handmade crafts marketplace Creema has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Globis Capital Partners and KDDI Open Innovation Fund. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

gaming

Game development software systems provider Cloud Alliance has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Aetius Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and headcount.

gaming

Norway-based video game publisher Funcom has raised $6.3 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for launching new large-scale game titles.

mobile content/apps

Spain-based personal assistant app developer Sherpa has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding FCRE and Alma Mundi Innvierte Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

niche content

India-based local food and lifestyle platform Little Black Book has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the funding for building out user-generated content capabilities.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Warehouse analytics company Incorta has raised $9.7 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its marketing, sales, and engineering division.

Traditional Media

consumer book publishing

Self-publishing platform Pronoun has been acquired by UK-based book publishing services provider Macmillan Publishers. The acquisition provides Macmillan with strengthened digital book publishing offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

entertainment media

Korea-based entertainment company YG Entertainment has raised $85 million in a round of funding from Tencent. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its partner network in China.

Software

finance

Auto loan automation platform AutoFi has $17 million in a round of funding led by Crosslink Capital with participation from Lerer Hippeau Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development efforts.

finance

Online portfolio management and advisor platform Invest.com has raised $20 million in a round of funding from Singularitem. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer base.

healthcare

Patient safety software developer CRG Medical has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out the mobile communication capabilities of its platform.

hr

Performance management platform NetBoss Technologies has been acquired by Enghouse Systems for $7.1 million. The acquisition is complimentary to Enghouse’s service assurance and analytics platform. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Software development and design firm Vector Logic has acquired competitor Project Forge. The acquisition will see the combined company rebrand as Vinyl as it looks to expand operations geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

UK-based managed IT infrastructure consultancy adept4 has been acquired by IT consulting company Pinnacle Technology for $10.3 million. The acquisition provides Pinnacle with an expanded geographic presence. Adept4 has reported 2015 revenues of $7.4 million and EBITDA of $1.1 million.

it consulting/systems integration

User experience and interactive design firm IdentityMine has been acquired by IT consulting firm Valorem Consulting. The acquisition provides Valorem with expanded software development and design capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

Search consulting services provider MC+A has been acquired by data management software developer Yippy. The acquisition provides Yippy with expanded Google Search Appliance offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

eCommerce logistics platform OpenLogi has raised $1.9 million in a round of funding from IMJ Investment Partners , SMBC Venture Capital, and Infinity Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

training

Skillshare, operator of an on-demand mini-classes platform, has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Amasia and Omidyar Network with participation from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Daily Deal Activity 05/26/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Mobile on-demand grocery delivery platform Boxed Wholesale has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from DST Global and GGV Capital. The company will use then new round of funding for expanding product selection.

ecommerce

Automobile accessory parts portal Jazzmyride.com has been acquired by India-based TVS Automobile Solutions. The acquisition will provide TVS with an expanded eCommerce offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

gaming

Video game publisher Zachtronics has been acquired by video games distributor and developer Alliance Media Holdings. The acquisition provides Alliance Media with an expanded multi-platform video game library. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Music syncing app AmpMe has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Relay Ventures with participation from OMERS Ventures, Townsgate Media, and Real Ventures. The company will use the funding for hiring talent.

social media/apps

Soccer fan social network Live For Football has raised $7 million in a round of funding from Animatrix Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base while focusing on user-driven content.

social media/apps

Snapchat has raised $1.8 billion and is seeking a reported valuation of $20 billion in a round of funding from General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, Lone Pine Capital, Coatue Management, and Fidelity Investments. The closed round includes the $537 million raised by the company in May of 2015 at a valuation of $16 billion.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

SaaS-based consumer analytics platform Engage3 has raised an undisclosed amount of Series B funding from Moneta Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its personalized promotions platform.

analytics & targeting

Predictive analytics company Lumiata has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Intel Capital with participation from Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries, and Khosla Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding within the healthcare industry.

content management

Germany-based content management system Contentful has raised $13 million in a round of funding led by Benchmark Capital with participation from Trinity Ventures, Balderton Capital, and Point Nine Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence in the US.

email/messaging software, collaboration software

Front, a developer of solutions for collaborative email, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Social Capital with participation from private investors. The company will use the funding for product development.

sfa/lead management

Outbound sales qualification platform Spiderbook has been acquired by marketing lists and sales leads company Demandbase. The acquisition provides Demandbase with expanded presence in the account-based marketing space. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Public relations and digital marketing agency Archer Malmo has acquired creative boutique agency Combustion. The acquisition will provide Archer Malmo with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Creative advertising agency Muhtayzik Hoffer has been acquired by UK-based creative agency VCCP. The acquisition provides VCCP with an expanded international presence. Muhtayzik Hoffer has reported 2015 revenues of $17 million. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration, software development tools

App development feedback and workflow platform Buddybuild has raised $7.6 million in a round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from Amplify Partners, Bloomberg Beta, and First Round Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

financial

India-based online tax filing platform ClearTax has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Founders Fund and Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

financial

Statwing, a developer of automated statistical analysis software, has been acquired by feedback management and survey software company Qualtrics. The acquisition provides Qualtrics with strengthened capabilities for its data science division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Revenue cycle management solutions company DNA Healthcare has been acquired by iHealth Solutions. The acquisition will provide iHealth with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Privacy Analytics, a developer of sensitive data disclosure solutions for healthcare organizations, has been acquired by IMS Health. The acquisition is complimentary to IMS’ life science research and development division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Anonymous file sharing software platform Demonsaw has been acquired by MGT Capital Investments for a reported $45 million. The acquisition provides MFT with expanded cybersecurity capabilities. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Lightbend, a provider of software development tools for programming languages, has raised $20 million in Series C funding led by Intel Capital with participation from Blue Cloud Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, and Shasta Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

virtualization

Virtualized wide-area-network infrastructure software developer Viptela has raised $75 million in Series C funding led by Redline Capital with participation from Northgate Capital and Sequoia Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

Information

financial information

Discovery Data, a provider of information for the retail financial services industry, has acquired financial advisor directories company Meridian-IQ. The acquisition provides Discovery Data with expanded financial institution coverage. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

product/price information

User car dealership price and trading information platform DRIVIN has raised $7.5 million in a round of funding from Columbus Nova Technology Partners and Lightbank. The company will use the funding for platform development initiatives.

Daily Deal Activity 05/25/16

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Peer-to-peer construction equipment marketplace EquipmentShare has raised $5.5 million in a round of funding from Romulus Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations domestically.

ecommerce, mobile content/apps

Israel-based ride hailing company Gett has raised $300 million in a round of funding from Volkswagen Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in Europe as it looks to compete with ride-sharing competitors.

ecommerce, affinity/partner

Online university and campus living retailer On Campus Marketing has been acquired by Spire Capital Partners from Dominus Capital. The company will use the new resources for strengthening its digital marketing and mobile commerce offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

gaming, social media/apps

Social prediction and fantasy sports app SportsHero has raised $2.4 million in a round of funding from Nevada Iron. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing partner and user acquisition initiatives.

mobile content/apps

Enterprise carpooling app Scoop has raised $5.1 million in a round of funding led by Signia Venture Partners with participation from BMW I Ventures, Index Ventures, and Workday Corporate Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence domestically.

mobile content/apps

Zubie, developer of a telematics and connected-car app for small businesses, has raised $6 million in a round of funding from Melody Capital Partners, OpenAir Equity Partners, and Nokia Growth Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Affectiva, a developer of emotion measurement and recognition solutions for the gaming, advertising, and healthcare industries, has raised $14 million in a round of funding led by Fenox Venture Capital with participation from CAC Holdings, Bandai Namco, and Sega Sammy Holdings. The company will use the funding for hiring talent.

content delivery network, mobile content/apps

Victorious, developer of a mobile application platform for connecting brands with fans, has raised $25 million in a round of funding from Marker LLC, Dentsu Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Redpoint Ventures. The company will use the funding for international expansion.

content management

Kiosked, a developer of content automation technology for advertisers, has raised $10 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in Southeast Asia.

content management, sfa/lead management

Sales enablement and content management platform Seismic has raised $40 million in Series C funding led by General Atlantic with participation from JMI Equity and Jackson Square Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

sfa/lead management, crm

Email marketing and web tracking technology company ClickDimensions has received an undisclosed growth equity investment from Accel-KKR. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

teleservices/eservices

Language processing and sales engagement platform developer Nuiku has been acquired by Nortek (Nasdaq:NTK). The acquisition provides Nortek with strengthened offerings in the areas of connected home and personal safety. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

consumer magazine publishing

Time Inc. has acquired the Chinese-language edition publisher of Fortune Magazine CCI Asia-Pacific. The acquisition will provide CCI Asia Pacific with the resources for strengthening its digital offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

healthcare

Patient health startup Wellth has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by AXA Strategic Ventures with participation from B-Fore Capital and I2BF Venture Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding sales channels.

hr

TeacherMatch, a developer of cloud-based recruitment and screening solutions for the schools, has been acquired by teacher talent management software developer PeopleAdmin. The acquisition provides PeopleAdmin with strengthened hiring analytics capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Password and identity management platform Dashlane has raised $22.5 million in Series C funding led by TransUnion with participation from Rho Ventures, FirstMark Capital, and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding service integration capabilities.

security

Cybersecurity platform Demisto has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Accel Partners and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding sales and marketing efforts.

security

Email gateway security company Votiro has raised $4 million in a round of funding from Redfield Asset Management. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount while focusing on product development.

Information

financial information

Bregal Sagemount has acquired a majority stake in Discovery Data, a provider of information for the retail financial services industry. The acquisition provides Discovery Data with the resources for product development and domestic expansion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare information

Medical imaging research platform Zebra Medical Vision has raised $12 million in a round of funding led by Intermountain Healthcare with participation from Khosla Ventures and Dolby Family Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

Business Services

financial consulting

Carson Group Holdings, a provider of wealth management services for financial advisors, has raised a $35 million minority investment from Long Ridge Equity Partners. The company will use the funding for exploring potential strategic acquisitions.

it consulting/systems integration

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) will spin off its IT services unit to Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC) in a transaction valued at a reported $8.5 billion. The merger will deliver $1 billion in first-year synergies and the will see the newly combined company expect annual revenues of $26 billion.

training

Online K-12 academic programs provider Accelerate Learning has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Owl Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Daily Deal Activity 05/24/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Home cooking platform Menu Next Door has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Index Ventures, Local Globe, and Kima Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence geographically.

ecommerce

Spain-based ticket marketplace Ticketbis has been acquired by eBay in a transaction valued at $165 million. The acquisition will be complementary to StubHub’s international presence. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Austria-based vacation tours marketplace TourRadar has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Cherry Ventures and Hoxton Ventures with participation from Speedinvest. The company will use the funding for scaling operations.

gaming

Social gaming and online gambling platform Quickspin has been acquired by Playtech for $73 million. The acquisition provides Playtech with expanded international presence. Quickspin has reported 2015 revenues of $8.9 million and EBITDA of $3.1 million.

mobile content/apps

Best practice medical app MDLinking has raised $2.8 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its library of live streams and training courses.

social media/apps

Academic community messaging app developer Bloomz has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from 8VC, ff Venture Capital, Correlation VC, Wisemont Capital, and Acequia Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its user base.

Digital Advertising

mobile marketing

Proximity marketing solutions provider Rover has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from BDC Venture Capital and 500 Startup. The company will use the funding for building out its beacon engagement offering.

Marketing Technology

sfa/lead management

Malaysia-based Jirnexu, a developer of customer lifecycle management solutions for the financial services industry, has raised $3 million in a round of funding from DMP, Celebes Capital, NTT Docomo Ventures, and Taus Capital Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

Agency & Marketing Services

design agency

Globant (NYSE:GLOB) has acquired UK-based design agency We Are Experience. The acquisition will be complimentary to the geographic presence of Globant’s Discover division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare agency, public relations

Healthcare public relations consultancy Pegasus Public Relations has been acquired by UDG Healthcare for a reported $24.6 million. The acquisition will see Pegasus integrated into UDG’s Commercial and Medical Services division. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Autogrid Systems, a developer of software solutions for the energy sector, has raised $20 million in a round of funding led by Energy Impact Partners and Envision Ventures with participation from E.ON. The company will use the funding for expanding sales and marketing efforts.

data management

SeamlessDocs, a developer of solutions for government agencies looking to move forms online, has raised $7 million in Series B funding led by Motorola Solutions with participation from GovTech Fund. The company will use the funding for working with federal government agencies.

erp

TA Associates has acquired a majority stake in Professional Datasolutions, a developer of enterprise resource planning software for the convenience retail industry. The acquisition provides Professional Datasolutions with the resources for expanding its presence internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Investor wealth management solutions company SigFig has raised $33 million in a round of funding from Comerica Bank, New York Life, Santander InnoVentures, UBS, DCM Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Nyca Ventures, and Union Square Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

healthcare

Patient experience software developer SilverVue has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital with participation from GE Ventures and Epic Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development.

hr

Online recruiting platform Entelo has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Battery Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence in the enterprise and mid-market segments.

software development tools

Taiwan-based prototyping app developer Woomoo has been acquired by Priceline. The acquisition will see Woomoo integrated into Agoda, Priceline’s Taiwan-based hotel search platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Email security startup Agari has raised $22 million in Series D funding led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Greylock Partners, Alloy Ventures, Battery Ventures, First Round Capital, and Scale Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for product development initiatives.

security

Data center security startup vArmour has raised $41 million in Series D funding from Redline Capital, Telestra, Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Citi Ventures, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Citi Ventures, and Allegis Capital. The company will use the funding for strategic acquisitions.

Information

healthcare information

Healthcare information visualization solutions developer Apixio has raised $19 million in Series D funding led by SSM Partners with participation from First Analysis. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its marketing division.

Business Services

staffing

HealthcareSource, a provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, has acquired healthcare advisory services provider Lean Human Capital. The acquisition provides HealthcareSource with expanded recruitment offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 05/23/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Australia-based data exchange marketplace operator Data Republic has raised $7.6 million in a round of funding from Qantas Loyalty, NAB Ventures, and Westpac Reinventure Fund. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

ecommerce

On-demand tech support company HelloTech has acquired competitor Geekatoo. The acquisition provides HelloTech with an expanded geographic presence as it looks to diversify its service offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Online audiobook streaming service Mofibo has been acquired by competitor Storytel for $14.5 million. The acquisition provides Storytel with an expanded mobile operator partnership network. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Consignment platform Schoola has raised $3.6 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence domestically while hiring talent.

mobile content/apps

Personal finance coaching app Penny App has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from Social Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its account transparency functionality.

mobile content/apps

UK-based on-demand hairdresser booking app Rock Pamper Scissors has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding from 500 Startups The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations domestically while building out app functionality.

Digital Advertising

online lead generation

Motorsport reviews platform RideApart has been acquired by motorsports content and news site Motor1.com. The acquisition will provide Motor1.com with and expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Ad targeting startup Metadata has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Hillsven Capital with participation from Greycroft Partners, 500 Startups, and Right Side Capital Partners. The company will use the funding for product development.

crm

Physician appointment management platform DocBook has been acquired by medical booking platform developer Doctena. The acquisition will provide Doctena with strengthened scheduling functionality. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

market research

Business intelligence solutions company Asset International has acquired market research services provider Market Metrix from FactSet (NYSE:FDS) for $175 million. The acquisition provides Asset International with strengthened insurance data and research capabilities. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Website design and digital marketing solutions company Cendyn has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Accel-KKR. The company will use the new resources for expanding its presence in the travel and hospitality industry.

Traditional Media

digital place-based media

eyeQ, a provider of in-store digital displays for monitoring consumer purchase behavior, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Align Capital with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

Software

financial

Israel-based food ordering and payment platform 10bis has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from TA Associates. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while launching new solutions.

healthcare

Telemedicine startup Avizia has raised $14.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering, sales, and marketing divisions.

hr

Interview management solutions developer Take the Interview has raised $5 million in Series B funding led by 3TS Capital Partners with participation from StarVest Partners and Rittenhouse Ventures. The company will use the funding for building out integrations with other HR solutions.

virtualization

Mobile network virtualization software solutions developer Saguna Networks has raised $5 million in a round of funding from CE Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Information

product/price information

General Atlantic has acquired a majority stake in energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media. The acquisition provides Argus with the resources for product development while it looks to expand coverage internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Cybersecurity consulting services provider JustASC has been acquired by security solutions developer Falanx Group. The acquisition provides Falanx Group with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

Aspediens, a provider of IT solutions for the service-management sector, has been acquired by IT services and solutions company CSC (NYSE:CSC). The acquisition will see Aspediens integrated into CSC’s ServiceNow Platform Fruition Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

IT solutions and cloud ecosystem services company InterVision Systems has received an undisclosed private equity investment from Huron Capital Partners and RLG Capital. The company will use the funding for building out its infrastructure solutions.

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