Daily Deal Activity 11/18/15

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

UK-based on-demand hospitality services company Hostmaker has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by DN Capital with participation from Avala Capital and DSG Consumer Partners. The company will use the funding for product development and international expansion.

ecommerce

Malaysia-based services marketplace Kaodim has raised $4 million in Series A funding led by Ventura Capital with participation from Beenext, 500 Startups, and East Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its product offering to other categories.

ecommerce

On-demand prescription medication delivery company Zipdrug has raised $2.6 million in a round of funding led by Collaborative Fund with participation from Lux Capital, Montage Ventures, Mesa Ventures, and Metamorphic Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

social Media/apps

Online mental health services community Joyable has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Thrive Capital with participation from Harrison Metal. The company will use the funding for expanding the capabilities of its platform.

Marketing Technology

bi tools

Blue Triangle Technologies, developer of mobile retail shopper analysis solutions, has raised $2.1 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the funding for building out its website performance monitoring solutions.

marketing data

Telecom marketing database firm GeoResults has been acquired by telecom marketing research company ShareTracker. The acquisition provides ShareTracker with expanded customer satisfaction measurement tools. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

search & discovery

Enterprise level search platform developer LucidWorks has raised $21 million in Series D funding led by Allegis Capital with participation from Shasta Ventures and Granite Ventures. The company will use the funding for focusing on product development.

sem/seo tools

B-to-B location-based marketing technology developer SIM Partners has acquired business listings SEO company SyCara Local. The acquisition provides SIM Partners with an expanded local marketing tools suite. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

website creation/hosting

Apartment leasing website creation firm Ellipse Communications has been acquired by On-Site, a developer of solutions for apartment managers and renters. The acquisition provides On-Site with an expanded multi-family rental offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Public relations agency R&J Public Relations has acquired web design firm Fifth Room Creative. The acquisition provides the company with expanded digital marketing capabilities and will see the combined entity rebrand as R&J Strategic Communications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Germany-based digital media consulting and programmatic implementation firm Spree7 has been acquired MediaMath. The acquisition provides MediaMath with expanded data management and programmatic media offerings for Germany and Austria. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

media planning/buying

GroupM has acquired Netherlands-based media buying agency Helder Marketing & Communicatie. The acquisition will see Helder integrated with GroupM’s media investment management agency Maxus. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

b-to-b media

HR and recruiting best practices conference Recruiting Trends Conference has been acquired by LRP Conferences from Diversified Communications. The acquisition expands LRP’s Human Resource Executive event. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Cloud hosting solutions provider INetU has been acquired by IT infrastructure solutions provider ViaWest from BV Investment Partners for $162.5 million. The acquisition provides ViaWest with an expanded multi-cloud offering. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

SaaS-based real estate and infrastructure performance management platform developer 4tell Solutions has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Rubicon Technology Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding operations and platform capabilities.

healthcare

Home care agency software developer ClearCare has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from McKesson Ventures. The company will use the funding for building out integrations for its platform while expanding its mobile capabilities.

healthcare

SaaS-based therapy management software developer Optima Healthcare Solutions has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Alpine Ventures. The company will use the investment for product development and customer experience initiatives.

software development tools

Germany-based test IO, provider of a crowd testing platform for web developers, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Turn/River Capital. The company will use the funding for launching its product in the US.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration

Software development and test automation solutions firm Alliance Global Services has been acquired by EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM). The acquisition provides EPAM with strengthened capabilities for its Global Delivery platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Logistics, mobile content/apps

On-demand same-hour delivery service Stuart has raised $23.4 million in Series A funding led by GeoPost with participation from private investors. The company will use the funding for launching out of stealth and expanding internationally.

staffing

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AHS) has acquired healthcare executive search and advisory services firm B.E. Smith for $160 million. The acquisition provides AMN with expanded recruitment and workforce solutions. B.E. Smith has reported revenues of $100 million.

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