Daily Deal Activity 07/30/15

July 31, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Netherlands-based online auction house Catawiki has raised $82 million in Series C funding led by Lead Edge Capital with participation from Accel Partners and Project A Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for strengthening its presence in existing markets and expanding headcount.

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

UK-based equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust and Augmentum Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing efforts in the UK.

ecommerce

Personal concierge service GoButler has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Lakestar, Global Founders Capital, Slow Ventures, and Sound Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its product and engineering team.

ecommerce

Online health products buying club Thrive Market has raised $30 million in Series A funding led by Greycroft Partners and e.Ventures with participation from Scripps Network. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

Beauty and wellness marketplace Vaniday has raised $16.4 million in a round of funding from Rocket Internet. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in existing markets while strengthening customer experience efforts.

niche content

Newspaper and publishing company Torstar has acquired a 56 percent stake in website creation and online forums operator VerticalScope from sellers including ABRY Partners for $157 million. The acquisition coincides with Torstar’s digitization strategy.

social media/apps

Photo editing web app developer PicMonkey has raised $41 million in a round of funding from Spectrum Equity. The company will use the new resources for growing its paid and unpaid customer base.

Digital Advertising

digital video, ad networks/exchanges

Interactive video ad company Fuisz Media has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Evolution Media Partners with participation from Great Oaks Venture Partners and Luminari Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its interactive video technology.

digital video

Mobile video and branded content advertising platform Jun Group has raised $28 million in a round of funding from Halyard Capital and Bridge Bank. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and expanding geographically.

Marketing Technology

crm

On-demand sales intelligence provider InsideView has raised $32.5 million in a round of funding led by Spring Lake Equity Partners with participation from Big Sky Partners, Foundation Capital, Rembrandt Venture Partners, and Split Rock Partners. The company has raised $80 million to date and will use the new round of funding for increasing sales and marketing efforts.

sfa/lead management

Multi-channel marketing automation platform Autopilot has raised $7 million in a round of funding led by Salesforce Ventures and Stage One Capital with participation from Blackbird Ventures, Garnett Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners, and Southern Cross Venture Partners. The company has raised $20.5 million to date and will use the new funding for building out operations.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Brazil-based digital marketing agency Redirect Digital Marketing has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. Redirect Digital will operate within Dentsu’s global performance marketing agency iProspect. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

b-to-b media

Clarion Events has acquired Border Security Expo from Eagle Eye Expositions. The acquisition boosts Clarion’s exhibition portfolio as the company looks to break into government community expositions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

RipFog, provider of a SaaS-based performance comparison offering, has been acquired by cloud cost management solutions provider Cloudability. The acquisition provides Cloudability with enhanced big data analytics capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

cloud computing

Cloud-based application deployment software developer Stackato has been acquired by HP from ActiveState. The acquisition will see Stackato folded into HP’s Helion portfolio of cloud tools. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

collaboration

Software development collaboration services provider GitHub has raised $250 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Institutional Venture Partners, and Thrive Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and engineering teams.

collaboration

Enterprise employee engagement software developer Reward Gateway has been acquired by Great Hill Partners from Inflexion Private Equity in a deal that value the company at $218 million. The company will use the new resources for investing in product development, human resources initiatives, and geographic expansion.

collaboration

Soonr, a provider of enterprise-level secure file sharing and collaboration services, will be acquired by hosted IT business management company Autotask Corporation. The acquisition provides Autotask with new managed services revenue opportunities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Healthcare communication startup Zeumo has been acquired by The Advisory Board (Nasdaq:ABCO). The acquisition provides The Advisory Board with an expanded customer base in the healthcare sector. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 07/29/15

July 29, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Sweden-based eCommerce platform Tictail has raised $22 million in Series B funding from Creandum, Balderton Capital, and Thrive Capital. The company has raised $32 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in Europe.

ecommerce

On-demand home and local services marketplace Zimmber has raised $2 million in a round of funding from IDG Ventures and Omidyar Networks. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

mobile content/apps, mobile technology

Smartphone-based driving telematics app developer Driveway Software has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Ervington Ventures and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for adding capabilities to its mobile app.

mobile content/apps

Content discovery application developer Flipora has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Plug & Play Ventures and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its technology.

niche content

Business software review platform G2 Crowd has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital with participation from Chicago Ventures and Hyde Park Venture Partners. The company has raised $12 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

social media/apps

Video-sharing app developer Beme has raised $2.6 million in a round of funding form Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its customer base while developing new capabilities for its app.

Digital Advertising

digital promotion/coupon

India-based restaurant deals and coupon platform developer Little has raised $50 million in a round of funding led by Paytm with participation from SAIF Partners and Tiger Global Management. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and building out its apps user interface.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Ireland-based collaborative search software developer HeyStaks has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding from Digicel. The company will use the new round of funding for bringing its mobile intent analytics platform to market.

analytics & Targeting

Pushspring, a provider of mobile app audience data and analytics, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Trilogy Equity Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building out technology while hiring talent.

email/messaging software

Textizen, developer of a government-to-constituent text messaging application, has been acquired by government communications platform GovDelivery. The acquisition provides Textizen with expanded reach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

sfa/lead management

B-to-B predictive marketing software company Radius has raised $50 million in a round of funding led by Founders Fund with participation from Formation 8, Glynn Capital Management, AME Cloud Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, BlueRun Ventures, and Yuan Capital. The company will use the round of funding for developing its proprietary data science engine.

Traditional Media

digital place-based media

Out-of-home advertising platform AllOver Media has acquired the Family and Social Divisions of Zoom Media. The acquisition expands AllOver’s gender specific place-based media offerings as Zoom Media consolidates its focus on the active lifestyle category. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

China-based cloud communications startup EaseMob has raised $12.5 million in a round of funding from Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners, and SIG China. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer base.

data management

Germany-based telecom data inventory management platform developer Zeotap has raised $6.4 million in a round of funding Mopub, Plista, and Lookout. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its international footprint.

financial

Insurance industry software solutions provider Sapiens International (Nasdaq:SPNS) has acquired Poland-based insurance market software developer Insseco for $9.1 million. The acquisition provides Sapiens with an expanded presence and customer base in Europe.

infrastructure

Web and infrastructure performance monitoring solution provider Catchpoint Systems has raised $16 million in Series C funding from Battery Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and investing in new products.

software development tools, collaboration

Spreadsheet import and data sorting solutions startup Blockspring has raised $3.4 million in a round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz and SV Angel. The company will use the new round of funding for implementing increased integration offerings.

virtualization

AltspaceVR, developer of a social platform for virtual reality, has raised $10.3 million in a round of funding from Tencent, Dolby Family Ventures, Raine Ventures, Lux Capital, Maven Ventures, Promus Venture, Streamlined Ventures, and Comcast Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating product development.

Business Services

training

Student adaptive learning solutions provider Acrobatiq has raised $9.8 million in Series A funding led by Draper Triangle Ventures and Hearst Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its adaptive courseware programs.


Daily Deal Activity 07/28/15

July 28, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p, social media/apps

BiddingForGood, operator of a platform for matching nonprofits with possible fundraisers and shoppers, has been acquired by fundraising and social responsibility platform operator FrontStream Holdings. The acquisition provides FrontStream with expanded platform capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

UK-based on-demand restaurant delivery service Deliveroo has raised $70 million in Series C funding led by Greenoaks Capital and Index Ventures with participation from Accel Partners and Hoxton Ventures. The company has raised $100 million to date and will use the new round of funding for international expansion.

ecommerce

India-based online shopping destination Flipkart has raised $700 million in a round of funding at a reported valuation of $15 billion from Steadview Capital and Tiger Global Management. The company has raised $3.2 billion to date and will use the new round of funding for matching domestic competition from Amazon.

ecommerce

India-based online furniture marketplace Pepperfry.com has raised $100 million in a round of funding from Goldman Sachs, Zodius Technology Fund, Bertelsmann Investments, and Norwest Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its logistical footprint.

ecommerce

Germany-based personalized photo printing services provider posterXXL has been acquired by online digital photography company Photobox Group. The acquisition strengthens Photobox’s presence in the European personalized gifts B-to-C market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

On-demand legal marketplace UpCounsel has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Homebrew and Metamorphic Ventures. The company has raised $13.9 million to date and will use the new round of funding for accelerating adoption of its marketplace.

gaming

Gaming company Razer has acquired the software assets of video game developer Ouya. The acquisition expands Razer’s technical and developer relations teams while strengthening its Android TV gaming business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

gaming

Israel-based social gaming startup Nextpeer has been acquired by messaging app developer Viber for $9 million. Nextpeer will be folded into Viber and provide the company with strengthened gaming platform capabilities. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

gaming

Japan-based social and mobile gaming company Gree has acquired Australia-based mobile gaming studio Twiitch. The acquisition allows Gree to expand into the Australian market as the gaming industry continues to consolidate. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

local search

Tripping.com, a social travel site for vacation homes and short-term rentals, has raised $16 million in Series B funding led by Steadfast Capital with participation from Azure Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into international markets while building out its mobile offering.

vertical search

Online legal directory Avvo has raised $71.5 million in a round of funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures with participation from Vulcan Capital and Coatue Management. The company has raised $132 million to date and will use the new funding for increasing brand awareness.

Marketing Technology

mobile technology

Mobile point-of-sale and business management solutions provider ShopKeep has raised $60 million in Series D funding from Activant Capital. The company has raised $97.2 million to date and will use the new round of funding for growing its US customer base and strengthening industry partnerships.

mobile technology

Mobile growth platform Yozio has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Foundation Capital with participation from Illuminate Ventures, Webb Investment Network, and AME Cloud Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating development of its platform while expanding its engineering and business development teams.

Software

engineering

Construction automation technology company On Center Software has been acquired by healthcare engineering software developer Roper Technologies. The acquisition provides On Center Software the resources for product development efforts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

enterprise mobility

Mobi, provider of a platform for enterprises to manage mobile device environments, has raised $35 million in a round of funding from Bregal Sagemount. The company will use the new round of funding for broader go-to-market strategies while expanding internationally.

financial

Expense reporting software company Expensify has raised $17.5 million in a round of funding from OpenView Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its automated expense technology.

healthcare

Kareo, a provider of cloud-based solutions for independent medical practices, has raised $55.4 million in a round of funding led by Montreux Equity Partners with participation from Silver Lake Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for continuing to develop its product line.

legal

Intellectual property management and analytics platform Lecorpio has raised $15 million in a round of funding from M20. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while expanding into new markets.

security

Endpoint security and cyber threat prevention company Cylance has raised $42 million in Series C funding led by DFJ Growth with participation from KKR, Dell Ventures, CapitalOne Ventures, and TenEleven Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for international expansion while accelerating sales and marketing efforts.

Information

financial information

Digital marketing solutions company Progressive Digital Media will acquire assets from Informa for $39 million. The assets include the Datamonitor Financial, Datamonitor Consumer, MarketLine, and Verdict businesses and will be acquired under the title Verdict Research. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

management consulting

Enterprise software development firm Code Rebel Corp. (Nasdaq:CDRB) has acquired management and technology consulting services firm ThinOps Resources for $9.3 million in cash and stock. The acquisition provides Code Rebel with expanded distribution channels.


Daily Deal Activity 07/27/15

July 27, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

China-based online consumer lending marketplace China Rapid Finance has raised $35 million in Series C funding at a reported pre-money valuation of $1 billion from Broadline Capital and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating the expansion of its lending marketplace through partnerships.

ecommerce

UK-based mobile and online florist Bloom & Wild has raised $3.9 million in Series A funding led by MMC Ventures with participation from Catamaran Ventures and Samos. The company will use the new round of funding for further website and app development while building out its design team.

ecommerce

Caregiver and adult in-home care matching platform Hometeam has raised $11 million in Series A funding from Lux Capital, IA Ventures, and Recruit Strategic Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for building new caregiver partnerships and expanding its geographic footprint.

ecommerce

Kabbage, a provider of short-term financing options for online merchants, has raised $120 million in Series E funding at a reported valuation of $875 million from BlueRun Ventures, Santander, Thomvest Ventures, and UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic footprint.

gaming

Fantasy sports destination DraftKings has raised $300 million in Series D funding led by FOX Sports with participation from Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Atlas Venture, DST Global, GGV Capital, The Kraft Group, The Raine Group, and Wellington Management. The company will use the funding for building out its web and mobile products.

gaming

South Korea-based gaming studio Innospark has raised $6.5 million in Series B funding from Company K Partners, SL Investment, and Keystone Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for penetrating the Chinese market while developing titles for multi-screen platforms.

gaming

UK-based online gaming company Gaming Realms has acquired social casino games developer Slingo from RealNetworks for $18 million in cash and stock. The acquisition will see Gaming Realms leverage Slingo into real money gaming. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

online lead generation

Members-only travel site Secret Escapes has raised $60 million in a round of funding from Google Ventures, Index Ventures, Octopus Investments, and Atlas Venture. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding the events side of its business.

vertical search, mobile content/apps

China-based train ticketing app Suanya has been acquired by Ctrip (Nasdaq:CTRP) for $16 million. The acquisition provides Ctrip with an enhanced mobile interface for its domestic travel search offering. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

Israel-based content recommendation platform Outbrain has raised $50 million in a round of funding from Susquehanna Growth Equity. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in Europe.

bi tools

India-based service industry business management platform ManageMySpa has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Accel Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence to the US.

crm

Workplace giving and volunteer management platform developer Benevity has raised $29 million in Series A funding from JMI Equity. The company will use the new round of funding for continued product development.

marketing data, marketing consulting

Keller Fay Group, a provider of marketing research and consulting services for consumer brands, has been acquired by SaaS-based brand engagement platform provider Engagement Labs for $4.2 million. The acquisition provides Engagement Labs with enhanced social marketing performance measurement tools.

Software

application management

Enterprise application software developer Smart Insight has raised $4.1 million in Series C funding from Innovation Network. The company will use the new round of funding for strengthening its technology and increasing its visibility in the retail market.

hr

Spend management platform Procurify has raised $4 million in a round of funding from Point Nine Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, and BDC. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in sales, marketing, and product development.

Information

financial information

Financial data and information company SNL Financial will be acquired by McGraw Hill Financial for $2.2 billion. The acquisition will complement McGraw Hill’s S&P Capital IQ offering while expanding the analytic capabilities of its Platts energy market serving platform. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 07/24/15

July 27, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online greeting cards publisher 123Greetings.com has raised $5.4 million in a round of funding from Intel Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its eCommerce business ahead of holiday season.

ecommerce

Online golf equipment eCommerce company 3balls.com has been acquired by golf merchandise competitor Global Value Commerce. The acquisition provides Global Value Commerce with expanded scale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps, healthcare

Physicians Interactive, a provider of digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers, has acquired mobile and web healthcare community operator Quantia. The acquisition provides Physicians Interactive with expanded tools and content for healthcare professionals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Social ad startup GraphScience has been acquired by local online media advertising platform Centro. The acquisition provides Centro with expanded social media capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

comparison shopping, marketing data

Hotel data-science startup TheSuitest has been acquired by travel content and booking site tool developer ClickTripz. The acquisition provides ClickTripz with expanded travel data tools as the company looks to strengthen its internal data science capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital promotion/coupons, mobile content/apps

Checkout 51, developer of a mobile coupon app for grocery shopping, has been acquired by News Corp.’s print and digital coupon subsidiary News America Marketing. The acquisition provides Checkout 51 with expanded reach and relationships in the consumer packaged goods industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

On-site and mobile cross-selling solutions provider AdAgility has raised $1.6 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and supporting its client base.

Agency & Marketing Services

database/analytics

Data analytics and decisioning in-memory SQL database VoltDB has raised $9.8 million in a round of funding from Kepha Partners and Sigma Prime Ventures. The company has raised $31.3 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding into new markets.

digital agency

Social video campaign startup Epic Signal has been acquired by creative agency Mekanism. Epic Signal will continue to operate independently as it looks to hire talent while expanding its influencer marketing programs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Integrated marketing communications firm Didit has acquired public relations firm JB Cumberland PR. The acquisition provides Didit with public relations experience in expanded industry verticals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

digital place-based media

Ski-lift advertising and sponsorship firm Ripple Resort Media has been acquired by out-of-home advertising platform AllOver Media. The acquisition broadens AllOver’s outdoor portfolio as the company looks to expand its audience. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Big data company Palantir Technologies has raised $450 in a round of funding from undisclosed investors at a reported valuation of $20 billion. The company has raised $1.5 billion to date and is looking to sell an additional $50 million in equity to close the round total at $500 million.

infrastructure

Compose, a provider of database as a service offerings for web and mobile app developers, has been acquired by IBM. The acquisition strengthens IBM’s developer productivity offering and open source and cloud data services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Cybersecurity startup Terbium Labs has raised $3.7 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company has raised $5.3 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding enterprise partnerships within the financial and healthcare sectors.

software development tools, collaboration

Poland-based software design UXPin has raised $5 million Series A funding from True Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while continuing product development efforts.

Information

financial information

Portfolio analytics and monitoring platform iLEVEL has been acquired by investor relation solutions and financial information provider Ipreo. iLEVEL will integrate with Ipreo’s Alternative Assets group to form a new private capital markets division within Ipreo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

financial consulting

Dealstruck, an online direct lender for small businesses, has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Community Investment Management. The company will use the new round of funding for growing its capital available for lending.


Daily Deal Activity 07/23/15

July 27, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Russia-based used car broker and auctioneer CarPrice has raised $40 million in Series B funding led by Baring Vostok PE with participation from Almaz Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence domestically and internationally.

ecommerce

Singapore-based Giosis, operator of eCommerce platform Qoo10, has raised $82.1 million in Series A funding led by Singapore Press Holdings with participation from Saban Capital Group, Brookside Capital, eBay, and Oak Investment Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in infrastructure and hiring talent.

ecommerce

JetSmarter, a provider of private air transportation services, has raised $20 million in Series B funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing partnerships with private airlines while increasing the range of its services.

gaming

Video game startup Outpost Games has raised $6.2 million in Series A funding from Benchmark. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in tools, platform technology, and content while expanding headcount.

gaming

Mobile gaming company SGN has raised $130 million in a round of funding from South Korea-based Netmarble Games. SGN will continue to operate independently and use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

social media/apps

Canada-based dating app Clover has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Social Starts with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its platform and building out its team.

Digital Advertising

digital video

UK-based live video streaming startup MyEye has raised $3.1 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while expanding headcount.

mobile marketing, social media/apps

Chaotic Moon, a mobile strategy, user design, and software development studio focusing on media and gaming brands, has been acquired by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s suite of marketing and digital services through Accenture Interactive, part of Accenture Digital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (A Petsky Prunier transaction)

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Holimetrix, a provider of digital performance measurement tools for TV media campaigns, has raised $3.8 million in a round of funding led by Iris Capital with participation from Jaina Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding internationally while investing in research and development efforts.

analytics & targeting

Predicative analytics vendor Leadspace has raised $18 million in Series B funding from Battery Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for developing platform capabilities while capturing market share in a crowded space.

content management

Event hosting management platform Events.com has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Arctaris with participation from Moore Venture Partners. The company has raised $17 million to date and used the new round of funding to acquire online endurance event registration solutions provider EventsOnline. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

market research

Business disruption research and advisory firm Altimeter Group will be acquired by strategic brand and marketing consultancy services provider Prophet. The acquisition will provide Prophet with enhanced digital disruption and collaboration solutions for its clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mrm/workflow management     

Enterprise work management solutions provider Workfront has acquired online proofing firm ProofHQ. The acquisition provides Workfront with expanded marketing work management. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social technology

Social marketing platform Expion has been acquired by social media analysis and business intelligence solutions provider Sysomos. The acquisition provides Sysomos with strengthened content management and publishing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

broadcast & Satellite radio

Podcast and advertising network operator Midroll Media has been acquired by E.W. Scripps. The acquisition will provide Midroll with an expanded network of advertisers and access to wider distribution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

newspaper publsihing

The Financial Times will be acquired by Japan-based newspaper and magazine publisher Nikkei from Pearson for $1.3 billion. Pearson will maintain its 50 percent stake in The Economist Group as it looks to consolidate focus on its education unit. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Open source analytics platform Continuum Analytics has raised $24 million in Series A funding from General Catalyst Partners and BuildGroup. The company has raised $34 million to date and will use the new round of funding for accelerating product development expanding sales and marketing.

collaboration, education

UK-based student engagement platform BlikBook has been acquired by Civitas Learning, a provider SaaS-based predictive analytics solutions for education institutions. The acquisition provides Civitas with an expanded presence internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

collaboration

Enterprise communication service Clementine has been acquired by Dropbox. Clementine will be folded into Dropbox’s services and provide the company with increased engagement tools. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

collaboration

DotLoop, provider of an eSigning service for real estate agents, will be acquired by Zillow (Nasdaq:Z). The acquisition provides Zillow with increased signing process service offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

credit/risk

Anti-money laundering compliance and fraud prevention solutions provider Banker’s Toolbox has raised an undisclosed equity investment from Accel-KKR. The company will use the new resources for investing in its existing solutions while pursuing new product development initiatives.

financial, healthcare

Remedy Partners, a provider of bundled payment programs for government and private health insurance firms, has raised $50 million in Series B funding from Bain Capital Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for growing customers and partnerships.

hr

Semantic recruiting software developer Textkernel has been acquired by CareerBuilder. The acquisition provides CareerBuilder with expanded HR software tools as Textkernel looks to increase its presence internationally. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Mobile app prototyping tool developer Pixate has been acquired by Google. Pixate will continue to operate as a standalone product while providing Google with expanded prototyping and design tools. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Daily Deal Activity 07/22/15

July 23, 2015

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Subscription flight service company Beacon has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding led by Romulus Capital with participation from MiVentures and Western Technologies Investment. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its services to new cities.

ecommerce

Booktrack, operator of eBook soundtrack eCommerce platform, has raised $5 million in Series B funding from Coent Venture Partners and Sparkbox Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing marketing efforts, acquiring new content, and developing new features for publishers and musicians.

niche content

GoldDerby.com, an entertainment industry awards prediction site, has been acquired by Penske Media. The acquisition provides Penske with prediction tools for its digital properties while strengthening awards coverage across its publications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps

Sweden-based FishBrain, operator of a social media network for anglers, has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Northzone with participation from Recruit Strategic Partners, Novel TMT Ventures, Active Venture Partners, and Edastra Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its presence in the US.

social media/apps, content management

Mobile news app Flipboard has raised $50 million in Series D funding from undisclosed investors. Flipboard has the opportunity to raise more before officially announcing the Series close as the company continues to be viewed as a potential acquisition target.

social media/apps

Hong Kong-based fitness sharing platform KFit has raised $3.3 million in a round of funding from Sequoia Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for investing in its technology while building out new partnerships.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Granular, a developer of analytics tools for the farming industry, has raised $18.7 million in Series B funding led by Tao Capital Partners with participation from Emory Investment Management, Fall Line Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, and Khosla Ventures. The company has raised $25.2 million to date and will use the new round of funding for extending its product into new farming verticals.

commerce management, social technology

Adiant, operator of a content-style native advertising platform, has acquired retail brand discovery platform inSparq. The acquisition provides Adiant with strengthened digital offerings for its retail clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

France-based online marketplace technology company Mirakl has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by 83North with participation from Felix Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding adoption of its marketplace platform to both b-to-b and b-to-c retailers.

marketing data

UK-based crowdsourced remuneration data website Emolument.com has raised $1.4 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for financial and professional services user acquisition efforts.

mobile technology

India-based mobile point-of-sale solutions provider Mswipe has raised $25 million in Series C funding from Falcon Edge Capital, Ola Cabs, Matrix Partners, Axis Bank, DSG Consumer Partners, and Meru Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for increasing customer success efforts.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

WPP has acquired Turkey-based integrated direct marketing services provider directComm Marketing Group. DirectComm reported 2014 revenues of $6.5 million, and will continue operation under GroupM. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing consulting, retail

Footfall, a provider of retail intelligence services, has been acquired by Tyco Retail Solutions from Experian for $60 million. The acquisition augments Tyco’s information-based retail store performance solutions. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Big data-as-a-service platform developer Cazena has raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Formation 8 with participation from Andreesen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

cloud computing

Agile project management solution provider Planbox has acquired BrainBank Software, provider of a cloud-based agile management collaboration platform. BrainBank will integrate into Planbox and provide the company with complimentary solutions for its clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Deal intelligence platform DataFox has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Goldman Sachs and Green Visor Capital with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating sales efforts.

healthcare

Team-based care coordination platform ACT.md has raised $8.4 million in Series A funding from Rose Park Advisors. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating product development and growing its sales and marketing teams.

infrastructure

Crisis-alert and mass notification firm AtHoc will be acquired by Blackberry. AtHoc will be integrated into Blackberry, and the acquisition will provide the company with increased business communications security offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

UK-based enterprise threat detection software developer Darktrace has raised $22.5 million in Series B funding from Summit Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding adoption in the US while scaling its business and hiring talent.

security

Threat and bot detection firm Kleissner and Associates has been acquired by threat intelligence firm LookingGlass Cyber Solutions. The acquisition provides LookingGlass with offerings focused on the small and medium business market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

healthcare information

Health information management and revenue cycle services company Pyramid Healthcare Solutions has been acquired by healthcare technology and services firm Anthelio Healthcare Solutions. The acquisition strengthens Anthelio’s footprint in the patient financial services area. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

hr consulting

Talent acquisition services provider Global HR Research will be acquired by Patriot National (NYSE:PN) for $42 million. Global HR will be integrated into Patriot National and will provide the company with improved risk-management capabilities. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

Engineering and professional services company Network Utility Force has acquired network security and consulting firm Helmsman Technology Group. The acquisition expands Network Utility’s network security suite with penetration testing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

Outsourced restaurant logistics company Homer Logistics has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, Vayner RSE, Rugged VC, and Haystack Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its service.


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