Daily Deal Activity 06/30/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

HomeHero, operator of a care-giving marketplace for seniors, has raised $20 million in a round of funding led by Graham Holdings with participation from Tencent, Social+Capital Partnership, Launch Fund, and Science Inc. The company will use the new funding for expanding operations.

ecommerce

Customized product marketplace and community Shapeways has raised $30 million in funding from INKEF Capital with participation from Hewlett Packard Ventures, Presidio Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, and Lux Capital. The company will use the funding for investing in its community while developing new features for its platform.

gaming

eSports and gaming company Unikrn has raised $7 million in a round of funding from Finary Capital, Advancit Capital, Indicator Ventures, and 500 Startups. The company has raised $10 million to date and will use the new round of funding for developing its eSports platform.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Nativo, provider of an end-to-end advertising solutions for publishers, has raised $20 million in a round of funding from Advance Vixeid Partners. The company will use the round of funding for expanding its distribution and international footprint.

online lead generation

Restaurant discovery services provider MangoPlate has raised $6.1 million in a round of funding led by Qualcomm Ventures with participation from SoftBank Ventures and YJ Capital. The company has raised $7.2 million to date and will use the new round of funding for customer acquisition initiatives while focusing on product development.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Netherlands-based big data analytics solution provider Flytxt has raised $ 11 million in a round of funding from Sunrise Capital and Big Data Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for consolidating its presence in the communication service provider market.

analytics & Targeting

Cloud-based networking analytics company Kentic has raised $12.1 million in Series A funding led by August Capital with participation from First Round Capital, Data Collective, and Tahoma Ventures. The company will use the round of funding for further developing its technology.

bi tools

Corporate performance management solutions provider Adaptive Insights has raised $75 million in a round of funding from JMI Equity, Norwest Venture Partners, ONSET Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cardinal Venture Capital, Monitor Ventures, and Information Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for preparing an IPO.

mrm/workflow management

Video, analytics, and advertising technology provider Ooyala has acquired cloud-based media logistics and workflow software and services developer Nativ. The acquisition provides Ooyala’s personalized video offering with production, post-production, and digital content services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

experiential marketing

Brand protection and customer experience measurement services provider LRA has been acquired by Deloitte. LRA will integrate with Deloitte Advisory’s strategic risk services practice while expanding Deloitte’s field research offerings in the hospitality, retail, and healthcare industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

SkyKick, a developer of cloud management software for IT solutions providers, has raised $10 million in a round of funding NT Capital Partners and private investors. The company will use the round of funding for expanding headcount.

security

Bot detection and mitigation platform developer Distil Networks has raised $21 million in Series B funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Foundry Group, TechStars, ff Venture Capital, Idea Fund, and Correlation Ventures. The company has raised $38 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding sales, marketing, and engineering initiatives.

security

Cloud security company OpenDNS has been acquired by Cisco for $635 million. The acquisition provides Cisco with a SaaS security vendor as the company looks to expand its cloud security layer strategy. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Cybersecurity company Venafi has raised $39 million in a round of funding led by QuestMark Partners with participation from Intel Capital, Foundation Capital, and Silver Lake Waterman. The company will use the new funding for further developing it security platform.

Information

healthcare information

SimplyInsured, a provider of employee health insurance purchasing and comparison solutions, has raised $5.9 million in a round of funding led by Polaris Partners with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Altair.VC, and Corazon Capital. The company will use the new funding for expanding its sales and marketing team.

Business Services

healthcare consulting

Activate Healthcare, a provider of workplace health clinics, has raised an undisclosed amount of growth equity from Spring Mountain Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for accelerating national expansion of its healthcare delivery model.

it consulting/systems intregration

IT consulting firm Graycon Group has been acquired by production print solutions company Ricoh. Graycon will integrate with Ricoh Canada while expanding Ricoh’s managed services portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems intregration

MagicInk Interactive, a provider of software and integration services for retail and hospitality digital networks, has been acquired by Panasonic. The acquisition bolsters Panasonic’s outdoor display integration and project management capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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