Daily Deal Activity 08/04/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Chewse, operator of an online catering platform for office workers, has raised $5.9 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for building outs its platform and expanding its presence geographically.

gaming

Mobile entertainment startup Seriously has raised $18 million in Series A funding led by Northzone with participation from Upfront Ventures, Sunstone Capital, and Daher Capital. The company has raised $28 million to date and will use the new round of funding for building out its production team while focusing on marketing efforts.

mobile content/apps, mobile technology

Keyboard app developer Riffsy has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Redpoint Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, and Signia Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for introducing new mobile products.

Digital Advertising

digital video

Social media monetization service provider AdShare has acquired Primo Media, developer of a video advertising platform, for $3.5 million. The acquisition provides AdShare with an increased international presence. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

content management

Content translation application Localize has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Techstars and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and accelerating product development initiatives.

content management

Shamrock Capital Partners has acquired audiobook publishing firm Recorded Books from Wasserstein & Co. The company has also acquired a majority stake in eDiscovery and document review services provider Consilio from Symphony Technology Group. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

crm

Sales and marketing intelligence solution DiscoverOrg has acquired iProfile, provider of a sales intelligence platform for the technology industry. The acquisition provides DiscoverOrg with an expanded contact and sales database. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

market research

Panorama Education, provider of an online survey platform for schools and districts, has raised $12 million in Series A funding from Owl Ventures and Spark Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its platform with data collection and analytics tools.

sfa/lead management

Sales gamification platform developer FantasySalesTeam has been acquired by Microsoft. FantasySalesTeam will be folded into Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM offering as the company looks to expand to areas outside of sales. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

marketing consulting

Brand development agency KMT Creative has been acquired by integrated marketing firm The Brandon Agency. The acquisition provides The Brandon Agency with an expanded client roster in the healthcare and retail shopping areas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data, analytics & Targeting

Advance Publications has acquired big data discovery and data sharing platform developer 1010data for $500 million. The acquisition will provides 1010data with the resources to accelerate the market adoption of its platform as the company focuses on scaling sales and marketing operations. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

cloud computing

Cloud and managed services provider Avanade has acquired UK-based cloud discovery company CloudTalent. The acquisition strengthens Avanade’s Microsoft-focused infrastructure and cloud business in Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

enterprise mobility

Mobile procurement, logistics, and carrier management services provider Manage Mobility has been acquired by supply chain automation solutions provider Peak-Ryzex. The acquisition provides Peak-Ryzex with an expanded suite of managed mobility services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Amadeus IT hospitality relationship management software subsidiary Newmarket has acquired Hotel SystemsPro, a provider of sales, catering, and maintenance software for the hotel and hospitality industry. The acquisition allows Amadeus to expand its sales and catering offering to the hotel industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Manufacturing ERP software developer IQMS has raised $40 million in a round of funding from Technology Crossover Ventures and Banneker Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for growing its presence in the manufacturing ERP and automation market.

financial

Hotel and casino profit optimization software developer Duetto has raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Icon Ventures with participation from Accel Partners and Altimeter Capital. The company will use the round of funding for expanding into new markets.

software development tools

Cloud-based developer environment Koding has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by Khosla Ventures with participation from 500 Startups, Matrix Partners, and RTP Ventures. The company has raised $20 million to date and will use the funding for building out collaboration capabilities.

Information

healthcare information

Healthcare improvement solutions provider CECity has been acquired by Premier (Nasdaq:PINC) for $400 million. The acquisition provides Premier with expanded turn-key performance improvement and measurement reporting solutions. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

healthcare information

Healthcare assessment tools and content provider BoardVitals has raised $1.1 million in Series A funding from Rock Creek Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount and increasing market penetration.

financial information

Corporate access events and roadshow aggregator A2 Access has been acquired by Dealogic. The acquisition provides Dealogic with expanded capital markets and corporate access offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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