Daily Deal Activity 03/15/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

France-based railway ticketing company Captain Train will be acquired by UK-based competitor Trainline for a reported $189 million in cash and stock. The acquisition provides Trainline with strengthened itinerary calculation capabilities and an expanded international presence. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce, social media/apps

China-based on-demand plastic surgery app developer SoYoung Technologies has raised $50 million in a round of funding from Tencent. The company will use the funding for building out its user base and expanding its plastic surgeons network.

mobile content/apps

Australia-based mobile sales application developer InterfaceIT will be acquired by GEO. The acquisition provides GEO with expanded scale and a broadened customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Indonesia-based news-reading app developer Kurio has raised $5 million in Series B funding from Gunosy. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its presence internationally while expanding its media partnerships network.

niche content, gaming

Gamezebo.com, operator of a casual games review site, will be acquired by cross platform games publisher and distributor iWin. The acquisition provides iWin with an expanded presence in the area of mobile gaming reviews. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Motorsport.com will acquired Spain-based motor racing website Motocuatro.com. The acquisition will see Motorsport.com launch an all-Spanish sister motorsports site called Motorsport.com – Spain. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

Next Insurance, developer of an insurance policy discovery platform for small businesses, has raised $13 million in a round of funding from Zeev Ventures, TLV Partners, and Ribbit Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting, mobile technology

Predictive analytics startup Framed Data will be acquired by Square. The acquisition will see Framed Data integrated into Square’s loan eligibility and risk analysis product Square Capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting

Cross-channel marketing and analytics company Signal has raised $13.3 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and headcount.

analytics & Targeting

B-to-B marketing platform Terminus has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Edison Partners with participation from Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures, and Knoll Ventures. The company will use the funding for hiring talent.

bi tools

Business intelligence and retail store operations software developer Mi9 Retail has raised an undisclosed growth equity investment from Summit Partners. The company will use the investment proceeds for funding its recent acquisition of retail software solutions company Raymark.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Voke, a provider of virtual reality experiences for live sports streams, has raised $12.5 million in a round of funding led by Intel Capital with participation from A&E and Nautilus Ventures. The company will use the funding for securing more sports for its live streaming events.

Software

big data

Israel-based real-time big data startup Alooma has raised $11.2 million in Series A funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. The company will use the funding for building out its data processing capabilities.

collaboration

Canada-based video collaboration platform developer Librestream has raised $8.3 million in a round of funding led by Emerald Technology Ventures with participation from BDC Capital. The company will use the funding for building out its sales and marketing divisions while focusing on product development.

financial

Digital retirement savings platform Honest Dollar will be acquired by Goldman Sachs’ Investment Management Division. The acquisition provides Goldman’s Investment Management Division with an expanded retirement savings offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

infrastructure

NoSQL database technology developer Couchbase has raised $30 million in Series F funding led by Sorenson Capital with participation from Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding sales and engineering initiatives.

infrastructure

Germany-based Crate Technology, developer of an SQL database for containerized architectures, has raised $4 million in a round of funding led by Dawn Capital with participation from Sunstone Capital and DFJ Esprit. The company will use the funding for product development.

security

Cybersecurity solutions company Skyport Security has raised $30 million in a round of funding led by Google Ventures with participation from Cisco Investments, Thomvest Ventures, Index Ventures, Intel Capital, and Sutter Hill Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development.

virtualization

User environment management solutions company AppSense will be acquired by LANDESK. The acquisition will provide LANDESK with a strengthened unified endpoint management offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

virtualization, infrastructure

Converged infrastructure and data protection company Pivot3 has raised $54.6 million in a round of funding from Argonaut Private Equity and S3 Ventures. The company will use the funding for product development efforts.

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