Daily Deal Activity 04/29/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

France-based Bnbsitter, operator of an on-demand concierge-related services marketplace for vacation rentals, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding from private investors. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence in the US.

ecommerce

Clothes rental platform F2SO4 has been acquired by handicrafts marketplace Craftsvilla. The acquisition will provide Craftsvilla with expanded personalization capabilities for its platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

China-based online grocery retailer MissFresh has raised $36 million in a round of funding from China Growth Capital and Yuan Yi Investment. The company will use the funding for expanding its geographic presence.

ecommerce

Fashion eCommerce company Stance has raised $30 million in Series D funding led by Mercato Partners with participation from August Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Menlo Ventures, Shasta Ventures, and Sherpa Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

ecommerce

Brazil-based used electronics marketplace Trocafone has raised $5.7 million in a round of funding from Sallfort Private Equity. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Latin America.

gaming

Video games developer and publisher ZeniMax Media has raised $6.6 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for releasing new titles and expanding operations.

mobile content/apps

Doctor consultation app DocsApp has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding led by Rebright Partners with participation from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and expanding operations.

mobile content/apps

Netpulse, a developer of branded mobile apps for health clubs, has raised $5.4 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its product development and marketing divisions.

Digital Advertising

ad networks/exchanges

PubliGroupe has acquired a majority stake in sell-side platform technology and services provider Improve Digital. The acquisition provides PubliGroupe with expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital video

Digital video recorder TiVo (Nasdaq:TIVO) will be acquired by digital entertainment guides company Rovi (Nasdaq:ROVI) in a transaction valued at a reported $1.1 billion. The acquisition of $10.70 per TiVo share represents a 13.6 premium over the company’s April 28th closing price. TiVo has reported 2015 revenues of $490 million and EBITDA of $85 million.

local search, social media/apps

Real estate agent reviews platform RateMyAgent has raised $5 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for database development and sales and marketing initiatives.

vertical search

Indonesia-based budget hotel platform Nida Rooms has raised $4.2 million in a round of funding from CyberAgent Ventures and Convergence Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Digital branding and marketing agency Freefall has been acquired by b-to-b marketing agency Sacunas. The acquisition will provide Sacunas with an expanded client roster. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Digital marketing agency SpiderBoost has been acquired by social and consumer marketing firm rbb Communications. The acquisition provides rbb with strengthened search and audience conversion offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Content and branding agency The Content Market has acquired public relations firm Haig PR. The acquisition will provide The Content Market with strengthened social media management offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

Video production company 41TwelvePictures has been acquired by advertising firm Smith Brothers Agency. The acquisition will provide Smith Brothers with in-house video capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

security

Web-based apps security solutions developer Sqreen has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Alven Capital, Point Nine Capital, and Kima Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

Information

healthcare information

GIBLB, a provider of surgery-related information for medical students, has raised $1 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for partnering with academic institutions.

legal information

Legal social network and information site Legal OnRamp has been acquired by legal services and consulting firm Elevate Services. The acquisition provides Elevate with expanded engineering capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

it consulting/systems integration, erp software

Germany-based eCommerce order fulfillment and warehouse management solutions developer pixi Software has been acquired Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX). The acquisition provides Descartes with expanded SMB eCommerce solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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