Daily Deal Activity 06/07/16

Digital Media/Commerce

classifieds/auctions/p-to-p

Australia-based digital jobs marketplace Airtasker has raised $16.4 million in a round of funding from Morning Crest Capital, Exto Partners, and Seven West Media. The company will use the funding for expanding internationally.

ecommerce

Insurance marketplace Bunker has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Comcast Ventures, American Family Ventures, and Route 66 Ventures. The company will use the funding for launching out of beta.

Digital Advertising

vertical search

China-based Bitauto (NYSE:BITA), provider of an auto pricing information and consumer feedback platform for the automotive industry, has raised $350 million in a round of funding from Baidu, Tencent, and JD.com. The company will use the funding for building out its advertising and subscription business.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Data onboarding and tag management platform Signal has raised $30 million in a round of funding led by I2A with participation from Pritzker Group Ventures¸ Baird Capital and EPIC Ventures. The company will use the funding for building out its platform.

crm

Medical appointment booking platform DocPlanner has raised $20 million in a round of funding led by Target Global with participation from ENERN Investments. The company will use the funding for merge with Spain-based competitor Doctoralia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

email/messaging software

Workforce mobile messaging software developer Zinc has raised $5 million in a round of funding from Emergence Capital Partners and Charles River Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

teleservices/eservices

In-app customer support solutions company Helpshift has raised $23 million in Series B funding from Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Intel Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, True Ventures, and Vissionaire Ventures. The company will use the funding for research and development efforts.

Agency & Marketing Services

social agency

Search marketing agency Ayima has acquired social media and retargeting firm QuickThink Media. The acquisition provides Ayima with expanded international presence and social offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Traditional Media

entertainment media

E.W. Scripps will acquire podcast streaming company Stitcher from France-based music streaming company Deezer for $4.5 million. The acquisition will see Stitcher integrated into Scripps’ podcast advertising company Midroll Media. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Instana, developer of a platform for monitoring big data architectures, has raised $6 million in a round of funding led by Target Partners with participation from Codecentric. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

cloud computing

Multi-cloud management software developer Embotics has raised $12.1 million in a round of funding from Arrowroot Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for customer acquisition and product development efforts.

data management

Laboratory data management tools developer Hivebench has been acquired by Elsevier. The acquisition will see Hivebench integrated into Elsevier’s existing Research Data Management portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Supply chain operating network Elemica has been acquired by Thoma Bravo. The acquisition will provide Elemica with the resources for product development while expanding operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed

financial

Multisite property management software developer SMS Assist has raised $150 million in Series D funding from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

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Enterprise compliance management software developer Convercent has raised $11 million in Series C funding led by Tola Capital with participation from Sapphire Ventures, Azure Capital, and Rho Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and sales efforts.

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UK-based human resources tools and employee perks management platform Hibob has raised $7.5 million in a round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence in the US.

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Employer health benefits technology company Jiff has raised $17 million in a round of funding from Rosemark Smart Capital, GE Ventures, and Aeris Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its customer base.

security

Mobile threat management Zimperium has raised $25 million in Series C funding led by Warburg Pincus with participation from Sierra Ventures and Telstra Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its mobile partner network.

software development tools

Online data training and machine learning platform CrowdFlower has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Canvas Ventures, Trinity Ventures, and Microsoft. The company will use the funding for building out its artificial intelligence offering.

software development tools

Application feedback platform Instabug has raised $1.7 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding the capabilities of its mobile app support offering.

Information

healthcare information

Healthcare professional’s product promotion platform MedForce has been acquired by Eureka Growth Capital from Call Inc. The acquisition will provide MedForce with the resources for expanding its customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Business Services

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Background check and screening solutions company SterlingBackcheck has acquired employment background check programs provider RISQ Group. The acquisition provides SterlingBackcheck with expanded presence in Southeast Asia. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting/systems integration

Germany-based Salesforce consultancy and implementation services provider Empaua has raised an undisclosed investment from Salesforce Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

management consulting

Germany-based management consultancy Comatch has raised $4 million in a round of funding led by Action Capital Partners and Atlantic Labs. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence in Europe.

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