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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.