Daily Deal Activity 05/14/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

On-demand laundry services provider Cleanly has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Ludlow Ventures, Initialized Capital, 500 Startups, Funders Club, Soma Capital, Altair Capital, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding building outs its logistics technology.

gaming

Directive Games, a developer of high quality mobile games, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding from GSR Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for developing new releases while hiring talent.

gaming

Mobile gaming and interactive entertainment firm Pocket Gems has raised and undisclosed amount of funding from Tencent. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its partnership with Tencent while expanding into global markets.

mobile content/apps

Gametime, developer of a mobile app for booking last-minute tickets to sporting events, has raised $13 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding beyond sports and into concert tickets as it looks to compete in a crowded market.

social media/apps

Vouch, developer of a social network for credit, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Core Innovation Capital, Data collective, First Round Capital, Greylock Partners, and IDG Ventures. The company has raised $9.6 million to date and will use the new round of funding for accelerating the growth of its network.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Letv Sports, the sports affiliate of China-based online video streamer Leshi Internet Information & Technology has raised $129 million in Series A funding from Wanda Group, Fortune Link, Prometheus Group, and private investors. The post round valuation of the company is over $450 million.

mobile marketing

Proximity marketing platform Signal360 has raised an undisclosed amount of funding led by Capstar Partners with participation from Raptor Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations across multiple verticals.

mobile marketing

Unified cross-device marketing solutions provider Tapad has raised $18.5 million in Series B funding from Blue Cloud Ventures, Avalon Ventures, Firsthand Technology Value Fund, FirstMark Capital, G&H Partners, and Zanadu Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for bolstering its licensing business and expanding its product offerings.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Internet-of-things data analytics startup mnubo has raised $6 million in a round of funding led by White Star Capital with participation from McRock Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its global commercial team, enhancing user experience, and investing in data science and machine learning initiatives.

commerce management

Japan-based cardless eCommerce payment and instant credit services Paidy has raised $8.3 million in Series A funding from Arbor Ventures and MS Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating product development and hiring talent.

content management, marketing data

Sabre has acquired the remaining 65 percent of travel information and media content distribution services provider Abacus International for $411 million at an estimated 5.3x revenue. The acquisition will allow Sabre to accelerate growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

content management

Ahalogy, developer of Pinterest marketing software for brands, has raised $8 million in funding and debt from Silicon Valley Bank and JobsOhio. The company has raised $12.8 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding its capabilities for Pinterest.

content management, social technology

Marketing software platform developer Percolate has raised $40 million in Series C funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. The company has raised $74.5 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding geographically while exploring potential acquisitions.

crm

Estonia-based Pipedrive, a developer of sales software for small businesses, has raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Paua Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners, and AngelPad. The company will use the new round of funding for building outs its product technology while expanding marketing efforts internationally.

sfa/lead management

CoreDial, developer of s SaaS-based platform for sales channels, has raised $27.5 million in a round of funding from LLR Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for developing its SaaS technology and expanding headcount.

social technology

Facial recognition technology developer Face++ has raised $25 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its identity detection and online payment capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social technology

Social marketing company Brand Networks has acquired real-time social marketing platform Shift for $50 million. The acquisition provides Brand Networks with increased content scoring capabilities for its brand engagement solutions. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

dm agency

Direct marketing company SourceLink has been acquired by Aterian Investment Partners from Silver Point Capital. The acquisition provides SourceLink with the resources for developing new client solutions while focusing expanding existing services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

general agency

Data, consulting, fulfillment, and creative design firm Citracado Market Advisors will be acquired by affiliate marketing, strategy, and publishing firm Artec Global Media. The acquisition enhances Artec Global Media’s direct to consumer marketing capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

engineering

Construction field enablement software developer PlanGrid has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia Capital with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding the capabilities of its platform.

financial

TurboAppeal, a developer of automated property tax appeal solutions for homeowners, has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Hyde Park Angels, Hyde Park Venture Partners, and @Properties. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and data scientist teams.

healthcare

AlphaCM, a provider of software and related services to the behavioral and mental health industry, has been acquired by Mediware, a developer of software solutions for healthcare providers and federal agencies. The acquisition broadens Mediware’s solutions to the mental health and substance abuse markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare

Healthcare imaging software and solutions developer TeraMedica has been acquired by Fujifilm Medical Systems. The company will rebrand as Fujifilm TeraMedica and will begin increased sales initiatives through international expansion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Denmark-based PBJ, a developer of human resource management software, has been acquired by Visma, a developer of software solutions for finance and administrative applications. The acquisition will see PBJ’s solutions folded into Visma’s offerings as the company looks to strengthen its position in the European market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Information

healthcare information

Medical credentials verification startup Silversheet has raised $2.9 million in a round of funding led by Upfront Ventures with participation from Rincon Venture Partners, SV Angel, Slow Ventures, and BAM Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for launching its platform.

Business Services

it consutling/systems integration

Systems integration services provider Contiigo has been acquired by UXC subsidiary Oxygen Business Solutions, a provider of customer experience management solutions. The acquisition strengthens Oxygen Business Solutions’ SAP systems integrator market position as the company builds out its digital customer engagement commerce offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consutling/systems integration

All Covered, the IT services business of Konica Minolta Business Solutions, has acquired cloud computing and mobility solutions firm Techcess Group. The acquisition allows All Covered to expand geographically as the company looks to grow in the areas of cloud and mobile. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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