Daily Deal Activity 10/25/13

Digital Media/Commerce

mobile content/apps

Football App, a Berlin-based maker of a mobile app for tracking soccer teams, has raised $7 million in funding led by Union Square Ventures. This adds to the $13 million it previously raised back in May in a round led by Berlin’s Earlybird Venture Capital.

Marketing Technology

ad serving, online targeting/optimization, search marketing

Integrate, a closed-loop marketing software and media services provider, has raised $7 million in funding led by Foundry Group and joined by Comcast Ventures and Liberty Global Ventures. Integrate’s technology, which includes solutions for ad servings and reporting, enable B-to-B or B-to-C advertisers to plan, execute, track, analyze, and optimize their multi-channel marketing strategies.

mobile technology

ByteLight, a retail indoor positioning technology provider, has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by Flywheel Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, the eCoast Angel Network, and Sand Hill Angels. ByteLight offers real-time location analytics, indoor navigation, and hyper-local content delivery services.

Agency & Marketing Services

public relations

Just Marketing, a motorsports marketing services agency, has been acquired for $72.1 million by UK-based Chime Communications to become part of its sports marketing division, CSM Sport & Entertainment. JMI was purchased from Spire Capital Partners, WPP (LSE:WPP), and Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group.

branded communications

Strategic marketing communications firm The ODM Group, was acquired by DDCworks, a full-service, integrated brand communications firm. The ODM Group provides advertising, public relations, and creative digital development strategies to clients across the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, a provider of music and art celebration festivals in New Orleans, has been acquired by Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE:LYV). Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

financial technology, mobile technology

Flint Mobile, a mobile payments startup for small businesses, has raised $6 million in funding led by Digicel Group, with participation from SVG Partners, Storm Ventures, and True Ventures.

Software

engineering

CyDesign Labs, a provider of physics-based modeling systems for engineers to assess design options and test against requirements during the early design phase, has been acquired by France-based virtual prototyping solutions company ESI Group (EXTPA:ESI). No financial terms were disclosed.

legal

Siamese Systems, a company offering field investigative mobile technology solutions that offer crime scene documentation tools to improve officer productivity, has raised $0.6 million in seed financing from a collection of angel investors. The investigation and inspection process management software company will use the funding to expand its sales and marketing efforts, bring its MobileCSI application for public safety and law enforcement to new global markets, and accelerate product research and development.

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