Daily Deal Activity 07/22/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Online insurance marketplace and management platform Gravie has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Securian Financial Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into the life insurance vertical.

digital marketplace

Slack-based on-demand freelancer platform Konsus has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Slack Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for building out new business support offerings.

ecommerce

France-based flower delivery startup Bergamotte has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding from 360 Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations internationally.

ecommerce

Spain-based online sports retailer Deporvillage has raised $3.8 million in a round of funding from P101, Mediaset, Samaipata Ventures, and Cabiedes & Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

gaming

Social media games developer Codigames has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Faraday Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and releasing new titles.

mobile content/apps

Bluebridge Digital, a developer of audience engagement apps for organizations, has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Sigma Prime Ventures, Allos Ventures, and Cultivation Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives.

mobile content/apps

China-based DotC United, a developer of apps for improving mobile internet, has raised $45 million in Series A funding from Banyan Capital, Chengwei Capital, Morningside Ventures, Bertelsmann Asia Investments, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base.

niche content

Food information platform Innit has raised $18 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for focusing on product development for its smart kitchen technologies.

social media/apps

Player.me, operator of a social network for gaming fans, has been acquired by social broadcasting tools developer SplitMediaLabs. The acquisition allows SplitMediaLabs to expand within the gaming vertical. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Big data analytics platform Platfora has been acquired by Workday (NYSE:WDAY). The acquisition provides Workday with expanded managerial reporting and operational analytics capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content management

Content management company Industry Weapon has acquired digital signage platform FireSign from creative agency Anode. The acquisition provides Industry weapon with expanded content retention solutions for agencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social technology

Germany-based blog and influencer marketing platform blogfoster has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from yabeo Capital, Axel Springer, and Plug & Play Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

teleservices/eservices

Contact center and workflow management solutions company Genesys has raised $900 million at a reported valuation of $3.8 billion from Hellman & Friedman. The company will use the investment proceeds for expanding operations while building out is Omnichannel Customer Experience offering.

teleservices/eservices

Cloud-based customer engagement platform TouchCommerce has been acquired by Nuance Communications (Nasdaq:NUAN). The acquisition provides Nuance with strengthened digital engagement and customer care offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

France-based digital agency Rollingbox has been acquired by marketing solutions firm Voxis. The acquisition provides Voxis with an expanded client base and broadened operations within France. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing consulting

B-to-B strategy and marketing agency BrandingBusiness has acquired UK-based marketing consulting firm Gravity Global. The acquisition will provide BrandingBusiness with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

Cloud-based log management system LogDNA has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering and marketing divisions.

data management

Enterprise networking and data startup Kazan Networks has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding led by Samsung Ventures with participation from Intel Capital and Western Digital Corporation. The company will use the funding for hiring talent.

hr

Talent discovery solutions company Cross-Post has been acquired by recruitment platform Recruitology. The acquisition will provide Recruitology with expanded offerings for media publishers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

infrastructure

Data center analytics and infrastructure optimization solutions developer Coolan will be acquired by Salesforce. The acquisition will see Coolan’s technology integrated into Salesforce’s infrastructure. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

security

App security solutions company Blue Cedar Networks has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Accelerate IT Ventures, Grayhawk Capital, and Generation Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development efforts.

About Petsky Prunier
Petsky Prunier is one of the leading investment banks in the technology, media, marketing, eCommerce, and healthcare industries. Our firm's mergers and acquisitions and private placements advisory services reflect a unique blend of product specialization and industry expertise. Together with strategic consulting firm Winterberry Group, a Petsky Prunier company, our organization represents one of the largest industry-specific advisors providing strategic and transactional services. In addition, we offer international reach through our partnership with investment bank Altium, which operates from nine offices across Europe. Securities transactions are processed through Petsky Prunier Securities LLC, a member of FINRA and an affiliated entity.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: