Daily Deal Activity 12/02/13

Digital Media/Commerce


Girnar Software, an India-based operator of an online automotive marketplace CarDekho.com, has raised $15 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital. The investment will launch an array of dealer focused tools and services on a mobile platform.


Wedo Shopping, a UK-based online furniture retailer has raised $4.5 million in funding led by MMC Ventures, with participation from Passion Capital.

mobile content/apps

Breadtrip, a China-based company that provides a mobile travel application allowing users to record and share a travel log, has raised $10 million in funding, led by China Broadband Capital. The investment brings the company’s funding to a total of $12 million.

mobile content/apps

PingTune, a UK-based company that provides a music messaging application allowing users to easily send music from their mobile devices, has raised $1.6 million in funding led by Rupert Hambro.

niche content

Mergermarket, a UK-based provider of financial news and business intelligence, was acquired by BC Partners from Pearson PLC (LSE:PSON) for $624 million.

Social media/apps

AppHero, which operates an app recommendation platform, was acquired by Canada-based mobile publisher platform Fuse Powered. The acquisition of AppHero will allow Fuse Powered to grow its ad optimization. Terms were not disclosed.

Social media/apps

Retty, a Japan-based website that allows users to share the restaurants they have visited or wish to go to, has raised $3.2 million in funding led by Itochu Ventures and Mizuho Capitalm. The company has raised $4.4 million to date.

Social media/apps

Sounday, an Italy-based music community that provides online access to music artists to produce, distribute, and promote their music, has raised $2.6 million in funding led by Principia Sgr.

Digital Advertising

digital video, ad networks/exchanges

Grokker, a video network aimed at consumer interests, has raised $5.5 million in funding led by Khosla Ventures, with participation from First Round Capital.

Marketing Technology

analytics & reporting, social technology

Topsy Labs, real-time analytics startup that indexes and consumer behavior based on influencers conversations on the social web, was acquired by Apple (NasdaqGS:AAPL). Terms were not disclosed.

bi tools

Monitr, a provider of data analytics, real time search, and machine learning , sold a majority stake for an undisclosed amount to Spectral Capital Corporation (OTCPK:FCCN).

Technology & Communications

financial technology

Digital Insight, a financial management solutions company providing an Internet banking  platform, digital payments, mobile banking, and digital banking add-on solutions, was acquired by payment and retail technology company NCR (NYSE:NCR) from Thoma Bravo for $1.7 billion.


collaboration software

CrowdWorks, a Japan-based online portal for assigning projects/tasks to developers and designers, has raised $10.7 million in funding led by CyberAgent, Dentsu Digital Fund 1, and DG Incubation.

ERP Software

MetaPack, a UK-based provider of delivery management software solutions for retailers, has raised $32.7 million in funding led by Index Ventures. The company’s solutions provide delivery options, dispatch carriers and labeling, customer care, and reports and analysis.

financial software

The One Place Capital Limited (dba Money Dashboard), a UK-based provider of financial management software enabling users to link various bank and credit accounts into one place, has raised $ 4.4 million in funding led by Calculus Capital.

infrastructure software

Voran Tecnologia, a Brazil-based supplier of solutions for the management of technological resources including remote desktops, mapped business processes, and control desks, was acquired by contact center solutions provider Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories. Terms were not disclosed.

security software

Prolexic Technologies, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications, was acquired by content delivery and cloud infrastructure service provider Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq:AKAM). The acquisition values the company at $370 million.

Information & Business Services

contact center

Competence Call Center, a Austria-based provider of international call center services for businesses, was acquired by Silverfleet Capital from private equity firm Ardian. Terms were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

Ideaca Knowledge SEravices, a Canada-based provider of infrastructure technology consulting, was acquired by Japan-based Hitachi (TSE:6501), a systems software company that develops virtual infrastructure optimization solutions. Terms were not disclosed.

legal information

Docview and Deep River, two providers of automobile crash reports via convenient e-commerce options, were acquired by Appriss, a technology solutions company for communities. The acquisition of these companies will allow Appriss to increase its crash report coverage. Terms were not disclosed. Through these additional agency partnerships, Appriss crash report coverage now totals nearly 4,000 law enforcement agencies, or roughly 25 percent of the accredited agencies across the country.

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