Daily Deal Activity 04/17/14

Marketing Technology

analytics & reporting, Segmentation/data mining

AgilOne, a company that sells software enabling marketers to better track the success of their marketing spending, has raised $25 million in Series C funding led by Tenaya Capital, with participation from Next World Capital, Four Rivers Group, Sequoia Capital, and Mayfield Fund. The company plans on using the new capital to expand sales and marketing operations, as well as expand globally.

bi tools

Artificial intelligence company Inbenta, has raised $2 million in Series A funding led by Americo Chile Early Stage and Growth. The company will use the new capital to scale its platform while expanding operations worldwide.

content management

Online marketplace for artists Monkeybars, which allows users to utilize social networking tools to increase their audience, sales, and create revenue streams, was acquired by technology-focused media company Ubiquity Broadcasting (OTCQB:UBIQ), for $.23 million.

content management

Cloud-based enterprise content management provider SpringCM, has raised $18 million in funding led by Foundation Capital, with participation from Square 1 Bank and Goff Capital. The company, which has raised $34 million in funding to date, will use the new capital to scale its direct sales and channel efforts.

social technology

Social media management tools provider Contaxio, has sold a majority stake to KoMarketing, a company that offers SEO consulting and management programs for B-to-B organizations. With the stake purchase, KoMarketing will drive online marketing strategy and tactical implementation. Terms were not disclosed.

social technology

The Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB), which provides commercial data, analytics, and insight on businesses and content worldwide, has acquired the social data matching business unit of Fliptop, a provider of software solutions that aggregates public Web and social data. Fliptop’s social data matching technology enables D&B to associate the most up-to-date social profiles with businesses in its database. Terms were not disclosed.

Digital Media/Commerce

Mobile content/apps

UK-based urban mobile transport application Citymapper, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Connect Ventures, Index Ventures, Greylock Partners, with participation from unnamed angel investors.  The new capital raised will used to launch the company’s application in new cities and expand their team.

Mobile content/apps

Mobile application developer Urgent.ly, which provides a platform that connects users with nearby and available roadside assistance, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from CIT GAP Funds. The new capital will be used to expand the company’s presence in the DC market.

social media/apps

IncLinx, a platform that matches users with investors and investment opportunities, was acquired by angelMD, a company connecting physicians and medical startups with advisors and beta users.  IncLinx’s technology will be integrated with angelMD. Terms were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Brazil-based digital agency MediaInteractive, was acquired by Omnicom Group’s (NYSE:OMC) media services division, Omnicom Media Group Holdings, which provides advertising, marketing, and media communications services. Combining Omnicom Media Group’s planning, buying, and analytics with Media Interactive’s client roster enables expansion of the OMG digital footprint across three core markets. Terms were not disclosed.

digital agency

Digital agency The Skyline Agency, a provider of website design, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and online reputation management, was acquired by media company Webxu (OTCPK:WBXU), which develops brand consumer websites. The acquisition will allow Webxu to expand its brand marketing capabilities. Terms were not disclosed.

Technology & Communications

big data technology

Karmasphere, which provides software that enables data and business analysts to mine and discover insights from big data, was acquired by FICO, a company offering predictive analytics and decision management software. The acquisition includes Karmasphere’s big data analytics software for query construction and collaboration using Hadoop data stores, together with related intellectual property. Terms were not disclosed.

Software

cloud storage

Cloud photo storage and sync service provider Loom, was acquired by cloud storage platform Dropbox, which lets users upload, store, edit, and synchronize files. Loom, which currently offers apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, says it will no longer be enrolling new users and will work to transition existing customers to Dropbox by May 2014, at which point Loom will be shut down. Terms were not disclosed.

collaboration software

HackPad, which operates a document collaboration web and mobile application, was acquired by cloud storage platform Dropbox. Terms were not disclosed.

hr software

Online recruitment platform Work4, which leverages social networks, has raised $7 million in Series B funding led by Serena Capital, with participation from Matrix Partners. The company, which has now raised $18 million in funding, will use the new capital to continue expansion in the United States and accelerate customer adoption in France and Western Europe.

network infrastructure software

Wireless network infrastructure software company M87, has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by 21Vianet and Qualcomm. The new capital raised will allow the company to launch its new technology products.

software development tools

Italy-based cross-platform development solution company Appsbuilder, has raised $1.5 million in funding led by Italy-based venture capital firm United Ventures. The company, which has now raised $3.5 million in funding to date, intends on using the new capital to hire new team members and further develop products.

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