Daily Deal Activity 07/21/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Online warehouse space marketplace Flexe has raised $14.3 million in Series A funding from Redpoint Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and building out fulfillment functionality.

ecommerce

China-based online parenting portal and eCommerce platform Babytree has raised $450 million in a round of funding from Matrix Partners and Qian He Capital Management. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

ecommerce

Online food ordering and delivery platform iFood has raised $30 million in a round of funding from Just Eat and Movile. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations within Latin America.

social media/apps

Video streaming social media platform Baobao has raised $15 million in a round of funding from Meridian Capital, Tencent, GGV Capital and Shunwei Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its user base.

social media/apps

Travel photography community and app developer Trover has been acquired by Expedia. The acquisition provides Expedia with content and social experience sharing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Japan-based mobile apps analytics company Fuller has raised $4 million in a round of funding from Voyage Ventures, Global Catalyst Partners, and Sega Games. The company will use the funding for product development.

content delivery network

Content delivery network developer section.io has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Tahoma Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering and sales divisions.

content management, social technology

Olapic, a provider of social photo crowdsourcing services to brands, has been acquired by Monotype (Nasdaq:TYPE) for $130 million. The acquisition provides Monotype with expanded brand engagement strategy solutions. Olapic has reported 2015 revenues of $9 million.

content management

Enterprise content management solutions provider Syscom has been acquired by IT consultancy Harris, Mackessy & Brennen. The acquisition provides HMB with expanded business process management offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social technology

Online review monitoring platform ReviewTrackers has raised $4 million in a round of funding from American Family Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for focusing on product development efforts.

teleservices/eservices

SaaS-based multichannel callback-platform developer CallPromise has been acquired by callback services provider Virtual Hold Technology. The acquisition will see CallPromise integrated into Virtual Hold’s VHT Cloud offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

promotion agency

Influence marketing company SharkReach has acquired promotion and marketing agency Mastermind Involvement Marketing for $16 million. The acquisition provides SharkReach with an expanded client base. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Enterprise-grade cloud services startup Redis Labs has raised $14 million in Series C funding from Bain Capital Ventures and Carmel Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding sales and marketing efforts.

collaboration

Project information and collaboration solutions developer Union Square Software has been acquired by Thoma Bravo-owned project-based enterprise software developer Deltek. The acquisition provides Deltek with an expanded presence in the AEC industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

credit/risk

Quote data distribution platform Insurance Initiatives has been acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. The acquisition provides LexisNexis with expanded data analytics capabilities for Motor and Property insurers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Fleet management platform BestMile has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for marketing and research and development initiatives.

erp

Third-party logistics and warehouse management software developer 3PL Central has acquired cloud-based inventory control software developer Tracker Systems. The acquisition provides 3PL with expanded cloud offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Digital wealth management solutions developer Quantifeed has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding from PGA Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the Asia.

healthcare

Digital health company AristaMD has raised $11 million in Series A funding led by Avalon Ventures with participation from Correlation Ventures. The company will use the funding for building out its Referral Intelligence Platform offering.

healthcare

Cloud-based health management and data analytics company Wellcentive has been acquired by Philips Group. The acquisition is complementary to Philips’ existing population health management technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

it consulting

Desktop virtualization and infrastructure management services provider Log’in Consultants has been acquired by Orange. The acquisition will see Log’in integrated into Orange’s Business Services arm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Software engineering services provider Lohika has been acquired by engineering consulting services provider Altran Technologies. The acquisition provides Altran with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 07/20/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Dollar Shave Club has been acquired by Unilever (NYSE:UL) for a reported $1 billion in cash. The acquisition provides the company with the resources for strengthening distribution capabilities while expanding its presence geographically. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

UK-based online mattress retailer eve Sleep has raised $9.1 million in Series B funding from Octopus Ventures and DN Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing efforts.

ecommerce

China-based group buying eCommerce platform Pinduoduo has raised $110 million in Series B funding from Banyan Capital, New Horizon Capital, and Tencent. The company will use the funding for expanding into new verticals.

mobile content/apps

Personal finance chat bot Trim has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding led by Eniac Ventures with participation from Version One Ventures, Core Innovation Capital, and Sound Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding user base.

niche content, market research

Energy industry news and research company Greentech Media has been acquired by Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK). The acquisition will see Greentech integrated into Wood Mackenzie. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

email services

Email marketing services provider Zenreach has raised $30 million in a round of funding from Founders Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent while expanding operations internationally.

Marketing Technology

content mangement, website creation/hosting

Social and mobile brand management tools developer Brandcast has raised $13.9 million in Series A funding led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Correlation Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its enterprise-level offerings.

market research

Financial services market research company Synergistics Research Corporation has been acquired by Phoenix Marketing International. The acquisition provides Phoenix Marketing with an entrance into the financial services industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed

sfa/lead management

Cloud-based networking and demand generation platform Revenew has been acquired by Marlin Equity Partners. The acquisition will see Revenew merged with recent acquired assets of Teradata’s Marketing Applications business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social technology, media management system

Social media management solutions developer Sprinklr has raised $105 million in Series F funding at a reported valuation of $1.8 billion from Wellington Management, EDBI, Battery Ventures, Intel Capital, and Iconiq Capital. The company has reported 2015 revenues of more than $100 million and will use the new funding for international expansion, pursuing acquisition opportunities, and expanding its partnership with Microsoft.

website creation/hosting

Website management platform Pantheon has raised $29 million in Series C funding from Foundry Group, Industry Ventures, OpenView Investment Partners, and Scale Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Germany-based mobile and social marketing agency webguerillas has been acquired by Gruner + Jahr. The acquisition will see webguerillas integrated into G+J’s content communication arm Territory. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Fashion public relations and marketing firm Kenwerks has been acquired by public relations agency Steinreich Communications Group. The acquisition will see Kenwerks integrated into Steinreich’s Global Fashion Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

digital place-based media

Point-of-care medical and waiting rooms content provider America’s Minority Health Networks has been acquired by Saddle Ranch Media. The acquisition is complementary to Saddle Ranch’s digital division. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

radio

Radio broadcasting company Greater Media has been acquired by Beasley Broadcast Group (Nasdaq:BBGI) for $240 million. The acquisition is complementary to Beasley’s local radio broadcasting and digital platform. Greater Media has reported 2015 revenues of $141 million.

Software

collaboration

Athletic programs collaboration software developer Teamworks has raised $6.3 million in a round of funding from Seaport Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its marketing and sales divisions.

data management

Enterprise data unification solutions developer Stardog has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Core Capital and Boulder Ventures.  The company will use the funding for expanding operations domestically.

financial

Accounting software startup ZipBooks has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Peak Ventures with participation from Pelion Venture Partners and Liquid 2 Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

security

IT and application security solutions provider Pentest has been acquired by UK-based cybersecurity solutions company Secarma. The acquisition provides Secarma with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

product/price information

Medical equipment search and comparison site Bioz has raised $3 million in a round of funding from 5AM Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base internationally.

Business Services

logistics

Brazil-based trucking and logistic services provider CargoX has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Goldman Sachs with participation from Valor Capital Group, Agility Logistics, and Lumia Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence geographically.

Daily Deal Activity 07/19/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Italy-based online charity auction platform CharityStars has raised $2.2 million in a round of funding from 360 Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the US and China.

digital marketplace

Recreational marine digital marketplaces operator Dominion Marine Media has been acquired by Apax Partners from Landmark Media Enterprises. The acquisition provides Dominion with the resources for expanding its presence internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Web and app-based music making service Composr has been acquired by music collaboration platform BandLab. The acquisition provides BandLab with an expanded presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Marketing and media news publisher Adweek has been acquired by Beringer Capital from Mediabistro Holdings. The acquisition includes the Adweek Blog Network, and will provide the company with the resources for expanding its current editorial content. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

web search/portals

A consortium of China-based investors led by Golden Brick Silk Road has acquired Opera’s internet browser assets for $600 million. The deal follows the termination of the publicly announced $1.2 billion takeover of the company. The acquisition does not include Opera’s Advertising, Games, or Television units. Opera’s internet browser assets reported LTM revenues of $149 million and EBITDA of $34 million.

Digital Advertising

mobile marketing

Mobile rewards startup Kiip has raised $12 million in Series C funding led by North Atlantic Capital with participation from US Cellular. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

Marketing Technology

content management

Creative asset management and analytics company Adstream has acquired advertising content management and distribution company Dubsat. The acquisition provides Adstream with expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mrm/workflow management

Real estate lifecycle management and analytics solutions developer Lucernex has raised an undisclosed investment from HCAP Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer base.

Agency & Marketing Services

ad specialty/premium

Charlesbank Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in promotional products supplier Polyconcept from Investcorp and 3i Group in a transaction valuing the company at a reported $1.3 billion, including debt. The acquisition provides Polyconcept with the resources for international expansion.

digital agency

The Netherlands-based digital and mobile marketing agency MobGen has been acquired by Accenture. The acquisition provides Accenture with expanded user experience offerings for the mobile device and Internet of Things market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Ireland-based public relations firm PSG Communications has been acquired by executive advisory firm Teneo Holdings. The acquisition provides Teneo with expanded international offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

enterprise mobility

Enterprise mobility solutions company Capriza has raised $23 million in Series C funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Charlies River Ventures, Harmony Partners, Tenaya Capital, Entre Capital, and Vintage Investment. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

financial

Online 401k planning platform Guideline has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Propel Venture Partners with participation from New Enterprise Associates and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. The company will use the funding for hiring talent.

financial

Bond trading platform solutions developer OpenDoor Trading has raised $10 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

financial

Construction project management software developer zlien has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Altos Ventures with participation from Operating Venture Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

geo-demo

Digital mapping technology company Pixie Technology has raised $18.5 million in a round of funding led by Spark Capital with participation from Cedar Fund. The company will use the funding for product development efforts.

security

Endpoint security firm Carbon Black has acquired anti-virus solutions company Confer. The acquisition provides Carbon Black with expanded desktop and laptop security offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Security breach detection system developer Eastwind Networks has raised $5.5 million in a round of funding led by Signal Peak Ventures with participation from Cybersecurity Investments. The company will use the funding for research and development initiatives.

security

Data center protection company GuardiCore has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Battery Ventures and 83North with participation from Cisco Investments. The company will use the funding for product research and development.

security

Fraud prevention solutions developer Sift Science has raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

security

Mobile threat defense solutions developer Skycure has raised $16.5 million in Series B funding led by Foundation Capital with participation from Shasta Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its engineering division.

Information 

product/price information

Insurance carrier policy pricing company Enservio has been acquired by Solera Holdings. The acquisition coincides with Solera’s asset management and risk protection technology expansion strategy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

it consulting

IT consulting firm INSYS has been acquired by software development services provider Luxoft (NYSE:LCFT). The acquisition provides Luxoft with expanded offerings for the healthcare, pharmaceutical & biotech, and telecom verticals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 07/18/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online jewelry store Bluestone.com has raised $30 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners, IIFL, IvyCap Ventures, and Kalaari Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its merchandise offerings.

ecommerce

Italy-based online grocery delivery service Supermercato24 has raised $3.3 million in a round of funding from 360 Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for extending its category and product offerings.

mobile content/apps

Campus mobile app development and engagement platform Modo Labs has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Education Growth Partners, Storm Ventures, and New Magellan Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development.

mobile content/apps

India-based public transportation app developer Ridlr has raised $6 million in Series B funding led by Times Internet with participation from InnoVen Capital, Matrix Partners, and Qualcomm. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

social media/apps

Social discovery and photography app developer Math Camp has been acquired by Pinterest. The acquisition will see Math Camp integrated into Pinterest’s engineering, product, and design divisions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

E-sports community and app developer Strafe has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base internationally.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

E-book distribution and optimization solutions developer Inscribe Digital has been acquired by Independent Publishers Group. The acquisition will provide IPG with expanded e-book aggregation capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

email/messaging software

SaaS-based email marketing automation platform Fiveworx has been acquired by Northshore Management Company. The acquisition provides Fiveworx with the resources for product development initiatives. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

UK-based online auto retailer solutions developer Rockar has raised $6.6 million in a round of funding from Maven Capital Partners and NVM Private Equity. The company will use the new round of funding for launching its digital storefront offering.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency, search marketing               

Taiwan-based digital marketing agency WIS Performance Media has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. The acquisition will see WIS integrated into iProspect while providing expanded SEM capabilities in Taiwan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Enterprise workflow and collaboration platform WorkApps has raised $1 million in a round of funding from SRI Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and expanding its presence internationally.

collaboration

Unified communications and collaboration solutions developer Unifysquare has raised $3.9 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the funding for expanding its customer base.

credit/risk

Credit-decisioning technology platform ZestFinance has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Baidu. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the Chinese credit market.

financial

SaaS-based hospitality management software developer Cloudbeds has raised $3.1 million in a round of funding led by Cultivation Capital with participation from EON Capital and Moore Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development efforts.

financial

Renewable energy sector risk analysis and cash flow modelling solutions developer EverVest has been acquired by Ultra Capital. The acquisition provides EverVest with the resources for expanding its customer base internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

SaaS-based field service and invoicing solutions developer Loc8.com has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Clinton Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding internationally.

financial

India-based mobile point of sale solutions company Momoe Technologies has been acquired by online shopping platform ShopClues.com. The acquisition provides ShopClues.com with payment solutions for its platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Digital health company Lifesum has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Nokia Growth Capital with participation from Draper Esprit and Bauer Media Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

security

Enterprise cybersecurity solutions developer Darktrace has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Samsung. The investment follows Darktrace’s recent $65 million round of funding from KKR, TenEleven Ventures, and SoftBank.

Business Services

legal consulting

Witness referral services company Expert Search Group has been acquired by litigation strategy firm DOAR Litigation Consulting. The acquisition provides DOAR with expanded custom legal search offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

staffing

Consulting and talent solutions firm Vaco has acquired boutique staffing company Momentum Resources. The acquisition provides Vaco with expanded offerings for the flexible career opportunities market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Daily Deal Activity 07/15/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Online freight marketplace Freightera has raised $1.6 million in a round of funding from Robson Capital and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and hiring talent.

ecommerce

India-based online travel agency Yatra Online has been acquired by Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq:TRTL) in a transaction valued at $218 million. The acquisition provides Yatra with the resources for expanding its presence internationally.

gaming 

Mobile game development studio NFC Games has been acquired by Fantasy 6 Sports. The acquisition provides Fantasy 6 with expanded international sports fan engagement titles. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Mobile app development company Five Pack Creative has acquired employee hours tracking apps developer Hours. The acquisition provides Five Pack with an expanded productivity app portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

Canada-based hotel booking platform SnapTravel has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from Bee Partners and Lightbank. The company will use the new round of funding for launching its service out of beta.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting, game advertising

Denmark-based GameAnalytics, developer of a behavioral analytics platform for game developers, has been acquired by Mobvista. The acquisition provides Mobvista with expanded international reach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

teleservices/eservices

China-based customer service platform Udesk has raised $14 million in a round of funding from Legend Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales, marketing, and engineering divisions.

Agency & Marketing Services

b-to-b agency

Portugal-based events company events by tlc has acquired Brazil-based b-to-b events agency Case Imagine. The acquisition provides events by tlc with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

dm agency

Mortgage marketing firm Best Rate Referrals has been acquired by customer acquisition and retention company Digital Media Solutions. The acquisition provides Best Rate Referrals with expanded creative capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare agency

Medical affairs agency Alligent Biopharm Consulting has been acquired by Envision Pharma Group. The acquisition is complementary to Envision Pharma’s existing data dissemination and publication planning offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations, social agency

WPP-owned Grey Group has acquired China-based social media public relations agency Easycom. The acquisition provides Grey with an expanded geographic presence in China. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

traditional outdoor

Australia-based outdoor advertising services provider Metrospace Advertising has been acquired by APN Outdoor Group for $14.9 million. The acquisition will provide APN Outdoor with an expanded geographic presence within Australia.

Software

collaboration

Incidents communication platform developer StatusPage has been acquired by Atlassian (NYSE:TEAM). The acquisition will provide Atlassian with expanded status and team communication offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

geo-demo

3D mapping technology developer Civil Maps has raised $6.6 million in a round of funding led by Motus Ventures with participation from Ford Motor Company, Wicklow Capital, and AME Cloud Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development.

healthcare

Electronic health records company Azalea Health has raised $10.5 million in Series B funding led by Kayne Partners with participation from Intersouth Partners. The company will use the funding for exploring potential acquisition opportunities.

hr

Human resources management and recruiting platform Personio has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Global Founders Fund and Picus Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales division.

legal

UK-based compliance surveillance software developer Behavox has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Hoxton Ventures and Promus Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its development and deployment divisions.

security

Mobile privacy platform Silent Circle has raised $50 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its product development and customer service divisions.

software development tools

Cloud-based software development and de-bugging tools developer Cloud9 has been acquired by Amazon. The acquisition will see Cloud9 rolled-up into Amazon Web Services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

healthcare information

Health data mining startup iCarbonX has raised $45 million in a round of funding from China Bridge Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding within the precision healthcare assets market.

Business Services

it consulting

Security consulting services firm Allied InfoSecurity has been acquired by risk management services provider Delta Risk. The acquisition provides Delta Risk with an expanded presence among Federal agencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

IT management and data services provider Databank has been acquired by Digital Bridge from Avista Capital Partners. The acquisition provides Databank with the resources for pursuing potential acquisition opportunities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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