Daily Deal Activity 09/27/13

Digital Media/Commerce


Bureau of Trade, an online marketplace for men’s shopping, has been acquired by eBay (NasdaqGS:EBAY). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The startup had raised $1.2 million in seed funding in a round led by Foundation Capital, with contributions from Founder Collective, FFAngel, Techfellows Fund, and other angel investors.


Good Eggs, a online farm-to-fridge grocery delivery startup, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital, which it will use to expand its service to more cities. Additional investors included Baseline Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and individual investors.


Liftopia, an online marketplace for the ski and mountain activity industry, has raised $5 million in funding led by Industry Ventures, with participation from ru-Net, Thayer Ventures, and private investors. Return backers include First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, and SK Ventures.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

New Zealand-based digital marketing agency Adtraction Marketing is being acquired for $0.83 million by ReelTime Media, a provider of Internet protocol television content through broadband connections in Australia.

Traditional Media

digital place-based media

Gannett (NYSE: GCI) is spinning out Captivate Network, operator of an IP-enabled digital place-based media network. The spinout will be facilitated by an investment from Generation Partners. Founded in 1997, Captivate operates its media network with more than 10,000 screens across more than 1,000 commercial office buildings in the U.S. and Canada.

Technology & Communications

big data technology, coud computing technology

BlueData Software, a big data private cloud startup, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Ignition Partners, and were joined by return backers Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Intel Capital, Amplify Partners, and Data Collective.


MyHero, a Singapore-based maker of a stock trading simulation app called TradeHero, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Backers include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and IPV Capital.



VictorOps, which makes collaboration software for DevOps teams, has raised $6.5 million in Series A financing led by Costanoa Venture Capital, with participation from existing backer Foundry Group. VictorOps develops software to help DevOps teams manage and remediate software system alerts and outages. Its product is in public beta and is free to use until its official launch, which is planned for January 2014.


Plain Healthcare, which develops clinical healthcare technology and applications, was acquired by healthcare technology company Advanced Computer Software Group (AIM:ASW). Plain Healthcare’s software offers patient care management and clinical support solutions to urgent and unscheduled healthcare providers and social care providers. The company was bought by Avia Health Informatics (AIM:AVIA) for an undisclosed amount.


AventuraHQ, a provider of healthcare software that ties together existing electronic medic records for medical practitioners, has raised $4.3 million in funding from current investors Clarion Direct Investment, Excel Venture Management, HLM Venture Partners, and MemorialCare Innovation Fund.


Sharecare, an online health and wellness engagement platform, has raised an undisclosed amount of new funding from Heritage Group. The company has now raised a total of $91 million, including past investments from Galen Partners, New Evolution Partners, Herbert Mezzanine Partners, and TomorrowVentures.

Information & Business Services

legal information

FiscalNote, a real-time government platform that aggregates and analyzes government information relating to state legislation, has raised 1.2 million in seed funding from First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund, New Enterprise Associates, and Mark Cuban.


Qstream, which uses mobile technology and gamification to help sales representatives improve efficiency, has raised $2.85 million in Series A funding. Frontline Ventures led the round, and was joined by seed backer Launchpad Venture Group. The company delivers software-as-a-service that includes a series of daily “challenges” delivered to mobile devices, which aim to keep companies’ sales teams aligned on vital information and on-the-job practices.

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