Daily Deal Activity 07/24/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Online greeting cards publisher 123Greetings.com has raised $5.4 million in a round of funding from Intel Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its eCommerce business ahead of holiday season.

ecommerce

Online golf equipment eCommerce company 3balls.com has been acquired by golf merchandise competitor Global Value Commerce. The acquisition provides Global Value Commerce with expanded scale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps, healthcare

Physicians Interactive, a provider of digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers, has acquired mobile and web healthcare community operator Quantia. The acquisition provides Physicians Interactive with expanded tools and content for healthcare professionals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Social ad startup GraphScience has been acquired by local online media advertising platform Centro. The acquisition provides Centro with expanded social media capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

comparison shopping, marketing data

Hotel data-science startup TheSuitest has been acquired by travel content and booking site tool developer ClickTripz. The acquisition provides ClickTripz with expanded travel data tools as the company looks to strengthen its internal data science capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital promotion/coupons, mobile content/apps

Checkout 51, developer of a mobile coupon app for grocery shopping, has been acquired by News Corp.’s print and digital coupon subsidiary News America Marketing. The acquisition provides Checkout 51 with expanded reach and relationships in the consumer packaged goods industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

On-site and mobile cross-selling solutions provider AdAgility has raised $1.6 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and supporting its client base.

Agency & Marketing Services

database/analytics

Data analytics and decisioning in-memory SQL database VoltDB has raised $9.8 million in a round of funding from Kepha Partners and Sigma Prime Ventures. The company has raised $31.3 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding into new markets.

digital agency

Social video campaign startup Epic Signal has been acquired by creative agency Mekanism. Epic Signal will continue to operate independently as it looks to hire talent while expanding its influencer marketing programs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Integrated marketing communications firm Didit has acquired public relations firm JB Cumberland PR. The acquisition provides Didit with public relations experience in expanded industry verticals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

digital place-based media

Ski-lift advertising and sponsorship firm Ripple Resort Media has been acquired by out-of-home advertising platform AllOver Media. The acquisition broadens AllOver’s outdoor portfolio as the company looks to expand its audience. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Big data company Palantir Technologies has raised $450 in a round of funding from undisclosed investors at a reported valuation of $20 billion. The company has raised $1.5 billion to date and is looking to sell an additional $50 million in equity to close the round total at $500 million.

infrastructure

Compose, a provider of database as a service offerings for web and mobile app developers, has been acquired by IBM. The acquisition strengthens IBM’s developer productivity offering and open source and cloud data services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

Cybersecurity startup Terbium Labs has raised $3.7 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company has raised $5.3 million to date and will use the new round of funding for expanding enterprise partnerships within the financial and healthcare sectors.

software development tools, collaboration

Poland-based software design UXPin has raised $5 million Series A funding from True Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount while continuing product development efforts.

Information

financial information

Portfolio analytics and monitoring platform iLEVEL has been acquired by investor relation solutions and financial information provider Ipreo. iLEVEL will integrate with Ipreo’s Alternative Assets group to form a new private capital markets division within Ipreo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

financial consulting

Dealstruck, an online direct lender for small businesses, has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Community Investment Management. The company will use the new round of funding for growing its capital available for lending.

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