Daily Deal Activity 12/26/13

Digital Media/Commerce

gaming, Mobile content/apps

Japan-based mobile gaming company Gumi, received $19 million in funding led by FMH, B-Dash Ventures, East Ventures, Shinsei Bank, and DBJ Capital. The investment will be used towards advertising and creating a system for game publishing.  The latest round of funding brings the company’s funds to a total of $45 million to date.

gaming, mobile content/apps

Iceland-based Plain Vanilla Games, a real-time social trivia platform for mobile devices, has raised $22 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from Tencent, GreyCroft Partners, IDG Ventures, BOLDstart Ventures, CrunchFund, and MESA+. The investment will be used to localize the application to support different languages. The latest round of funding brings the company’s funds to a total of $27 million.

ecommerce

Zerve, a provider of an online travel destination and hospitality services for leisure and business travelers, received $ 1 million Series D funding led by private investors.

Digital Advertising

ecommerce

SnagFilms, an online film distributor enabling users to discover, watch, recommend movies, and stream movies on demand, received $6.5 million in funding from private investors. The investment brings the company’s funding to a total of $22.5 million.

local search, social media/apps

ByUs, a company that provides an invite-only platform where users can find and share recommendations for medical professionals, general contractors, and childcare, has raised $1.5 million in angel funding. The investment will be used towards the site’s community-building strategy.

Marketing Technology

content management

Clickability, a cloud-based platform providing web content management tools, was acquired by Upland Software, a provider of enterprise management software for a reported $12.7 million from LimeLight Networks (NasdaqGS:LLW).

Technology & Communications

financial Technology

Israel-based SmartID, a division of On Track Innovations (NasdaqGM: OTIV), providing online payment solutions for financial institutions, was acquired by SuperCom (NasdaqCM:SPCB), a provider of end-to-end security solutions for $22.5 million.

Software

healthcare software

Healthcare software and services company iMedX, has raised $4 million in a Venture Round funding led by private investors. The company has raised a total of $8.9 million in funding to date.

About Petsky Prunier
Petsky Prunier is one of the leading investment banks in the technology, media, marketing, eCommerce, and healthcare industries. Our firm's mergers and acquisitions and private placements advisory services reflect a unique blend of product specialization and industry expertise. Together with strategic consulting firm Winterberry Group, a Petsky Prunier company, our organization represents one of the largest industry-specific advisors providing strategic and transactional services. In addition, we offer international reach through our partnership with investment bank Altium, which operates from nine offices across Europe. Securities transactions are processed through Petsky Prunier Securities LLC, a member of FINRA and an affiliated entity.

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