Daily Deal Activity 06/16/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Brazil-based beauty eCommerce company BelezaNaWeb has raised $30 million in Series C funding from undisclosed investors. The company has raised $45 million to date will use the new round of funding for building out its mobile capabilities.

ecommerce

European beauty and hair marketplace Wahanda has raised $73 million from existing investor Recruit Holdings. Recruit now owns an 80 percent majority stake in the company, and Wahanda will use the new capital for acquiring France-based beauty platform ZenSoon. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Athlete-driven media outlet The Players Tribune has raised $9.5 million in Series B funding from New Enterprise Associates and Legendary. The company will use the new round of funding for enhancing content and adding new features to its site.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Real Media Latin America, which services the Latin American programmatic ad market, has been acquired by AppNexus. The acquisition will provide AppNexus with increased upsell capabilities for its yield-management and forecasting tools. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

local search

France-based local grocer platform developer The Food Assembly has raised $9 million in Series B funding from Union Square Ventures, Felix Capital, XAnge, and Quadia. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations internationally.

price comparison              

Connexity, the parent company of Shopzilla, has acquired price comparison site PriceGrabber. The acquisition provides Connexity with increased product distribution as the company also looks to build out its retailer and merchant data offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

IT operations analytics company Perspica Networks has raised $4 million in Series A funding from March Capital Partners and The Hive. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its platform while focusing on expanding operations.

bi tools

ServiceTitan, developer of a cloud-based software platform for home service businesses, has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from I2BF Digital and Mucker Capital. The company has a post-money valuation of $95 million and will use the new round of funding for increasing adoption and expanding its customer support infrastructure.

content management

Sketchfab, developer of a platform for sharing 3D files, has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital with participation from Balderton Capital, Borealis, and TechStars. The company will use the new funding for expanding headcount.

social technology

TV platform developer Philo has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from CBC New Media Group and Rho Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its product vision, focusing on operational initiatives, and extending its geographic footprint.

social technology

Enterprise-level social competition platform Verb has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Meritage Capital, Austin Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding internationally while developing its platform and hiring talent.

Agency & Marketing Services

database/analytics

Database marketing solutions provider Marketing Software Company has been acquired by brand engagement solutions provider Valid. The acquisition provides Valid with an increased client base and additional digital marketing distribution and data analytics capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Commerce agency eCommera has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network. The acquisition strengthens Dentsu’s global commerce portfolio and will see eCommera reside under Dentsu’s global digital agency Isobar. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

specialty agency

Media and advertising agency Butler/Till has acquired Brand Cool Marketing, a provider of energy efficiency and sustainability engagement solutions. The acquisition provides Butler/Till with enhanced program participation solutions as the company looks to deliver environmentally-focused media strategies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

specialty agency

Video ad delivery firm Extreme Reach has acquired Talent Partners, a provider of talent and production support advertising services, from Carlyle Group. As part of the acquisition, Carlyle Group will acquire a minority stake in Extreme Reach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

newspaper Publishing

New Media Investment Group has acquired newspaper publication The Columbus Dispatch for $47 million. The acquisition expands New Media’s portfolio as the company continues on an acquisition spree. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management                               

Application service firm Kiiro Software has been acquired by IT infrastructure solutions provider Versatile Communications. The acquisition provides Versatile with an increased end-user facing applications portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

big data

Open source optimization platform SigOpt has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Data Collective. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division and extending geographically.

collaboration

Emergency Communications Network, a provider of SaaS-based unified critical communications solutions, has been acquired by Veritas Capital. The acquisition provides ECN with increased government and commercial market relationships. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

SaaS-based inventory management solutions provider Unleashed Software has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

hr

Recruiting software developer Connectifier has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by True Ventures with participation from Galeo Ventures, Okapi Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for branching into new areas.

security

Israel-based cybersecurity startup enSilo has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Carmel Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its operations internationally with focus on the US.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

End-to-end commerce solutions provider PFSweb has acquired MODA, an eCommerce system integrator and consultancy. The acquisition expands PFSweb’s technology and digital agency services offerings for the UK market as the company builds out its European operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

Cybersecurity startup Bit9 has acquired restaurant management software developer Objective Logistics. The acquisition provides Bit9 with an enhanced engineering division as the company looks to expand its turnkey restaurant software offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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