Daily Deal Activity 02/27/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Fashion retailer Nasty Gal has raised $16 million in Series C funding from Index Ventures. The company has raised $65 million to date and will use the new round of funding for growing operations and market presence.

ecommerce

Twenty20, a provider of crowdsourced real-world images, has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Canaan Partners with participation from First Round Capital, Bullpen Capital, and VersionOne Ventures. The company will use the funding for scaling and opening up partnership opportunities with advertising agencies and media buyers.

gaming

PlayFab, developer of a backend platform for live games, has raised $7.4 million in Series A funding led by Benchmark with participation from Madrona Venture Group and Startup Capital Ventures. The company has raised $10 million to date and will use the new funding for accelerating expansion while growing its team of backend engineers.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Video education platform developer MediaCore has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding led by Vanedge Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for advancing its product and scaling up its team.

mobile marketing

Mobile marketing automation company Swrve has acquired Converser, a mobile communications solutions provider for mobile marketers. The acquisition will complement Swrve’s existing product portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Community-based analytics solutions provider Coolan has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Social+Capital Partnership, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Keshif Ventures. The company will use the new funding for launching out of beta testing.

analytics & targeting

Predictive analytics firm Prelytix, which has report revenues of over $2 million, has been acquired by financial software developer First Derivatives for $20 million. The acquisition enhances First Derivatives platform technology and will allow the company to penetrate additional vertical sectors.

commerce management

UK-based social commerce startup Shopa has raised $11 million in Series A funding from Octopus Investments and Notion Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for rolling out its social shopping technology in China and India after launching in the US and UK.

content management

Music publishing and global rights management services company Kobalt has raised $60 million in Series C funding from Google Ventures, MSD Capital, and MSDC Management. The company has raised $66 million to date and will use the new round of funding for further developing and scaling its technology solutions.

content management

Social media management system develop Sprinklr has acquired Pluck, a provider of integrated social community platforms for brands. The acquisition will enhance the capabilities of Sprinklr’s website branding solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

ChartSpan Medical Technologies, a provider of mobile technology that collects and centralizes the management of electronic, patient healthcare data, has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the funding for building out its engineering, distribution, and marketing teams.

Software

collaboration

Productivity platform developer Airtable has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Freestyle Capital, Caffeinated Capital, Crunchfund, and Data Collective. The company will use the new funding for building outs its technology.

healthcare, mobile content/apps

Patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection services provider ERT has acquired PHT Corporation, a provider of patient-driven mobile apps for clinical research. The acquisition enhances ERT’s endpoint collection and data analytics solutions for clinical trials. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Small business hiring software developer Workable has raised $5 million in a round of funding from 83North and Openfund. The company has raised $7.4 million to date and will use the new funding for expanding operations.

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