Daily Deal Activity 07/26/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Auto industry repair marketplace Engie has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from Ton Ventures, Motus VC and OurCrowd. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within the US.

digital marketplace

Freelance clinical work marketplace Nomad Health has raised $4 million in Series A funding led by First Round Capital and RRE Ventures with participation from .406 Ventures. The company will use the funding for launching its product throughout the US.

ecommerce

Car-sharing service mytaxi has acquired UK-based competitor Hailo. The acquisition will see Hailo operate under the mytaxi name as the company looks to expand its presence within Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

India-based fashion eCommerce site Jabong has been acquired by Flipkart-owned fashion portal Myntra from Rocket Internet for a reported $70 million in cash. The acquisition provides Myntra with an expanded customer base.

ecommerce

Kids clothing shopping site Rockets of Awesome has raised $7 million in a round of funding from General Catalyst Partners and Forerunner Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

ecommerce

Meal kit delivery startup Sun Basket has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by Accolade Partners with participation from Founders Circle, Shea Ventures, Vulcan Capital, PivotNorth Capital, Baseline Ventures, and Relevance Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence geographically.

ecommerce

China-based mobile shopping platform WWE & Company has raised $45 million in a round of funding from eCargo Enterprises, Wharf Holdings, and Walton Brown. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence domestically.

gaming

Cinematic virtual reality gaming startup Kite & Lightning has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding led by Raine Ventures with participation from Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Social Capital, and Boost VC. The company will use the funding for launching new titles.

gaming

Mobile entertainment network Scopely has raised $55 million in a round of funding led by Greycroft Partners with participation from Elephant Partners, Evolution Media Partners, Highland Capital, Sands Capital Ventures, and Take-Two Interactive. The company will use the funding for building out new features for its existing gaming portfolio.

mobile content/apps

Chatbot shopping app developer Mezi has raised $9 million in Series A funding from Nexus Venture Partners, Saama Capital, Express Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its mobile capabilities.

Marketing Technology

crm

SaaS-based customer success management platform Bolstra has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Elevate Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales division.

social technology

Social media influencer network Influential has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Capital Zed with participation from Paradigm Talent Agency and Europlay Capital Advisors. The company will use the funding for expanding headcount.

website creation/hosting

Website design and artificial intelligence solutions startup B12 has raised $12.4 million in Series A funding from General Catalyst Partners, Breyer Capital, Founder Collective, and SV Angel. The company will use the funding for product development.

Agency & Marketing Services

b-to-b agency

B-to-B creative agency Gyro Communications has been acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network from Pegasus Capital Advisors. The acquisition will see Gyro integrated into Dentsu’s existing B-to-B group Interprise. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

digital agency

Paid search and search engine optimization services provider Wpromote has acquired digital agency Standing Dog Interactive. The acquisition provides Wpromote with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Cloud-based collaboration and productivity software developer Teamie has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from ACP and Phystech Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence in Southeast Asia.

hr

Corporate performance management software developer Vena Solutions has raised $30 million in a round of funding from Centana Growth Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding its marketing and sales divisions.

security

Cyber threat defense platform developer Acalvio Technologies has raised $17 million in a round of funding from Accel Partners, Ignition Partners, and Eileses Capital. The company will use the funding for deployment initiatives.

security

Cyber threat detection platform PatternEx has raised $7.8 million in a round of funding from Khosla Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development expanding its engineering division.

security

Security risk assessment platform SafeBreach has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, Sequoia Capital, and Maverick Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

software development tools

Test automation and continuous integration platform Codeship has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Ascent Venture Partners with participation from Sigma Prime Partners and F-Prime Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its CI platform.

Information

geo-demo information

Mapping-related and real estate research company Maponics has been acquired by Pitney Bowes. The acquisition is complementary to Pitney Bowes’ identification and location software capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

product/price information

TEGNA-owned Cars.com has acquired car dealer review site DealerRater.com. The acquisition will be complementary to Cars.com’s existing automotive dealership and shopper reviews platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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