Daily Deal Activity 09/13/16

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

China-based online used car trading platform Guazi.com has raised $250 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing initiatives.

digital marketplace, marketing data

Advertiser data assets marketplace Arbor has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Canaan Partners with participation from First Round Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for scaling operations.

niche content

Youth-focused media and video entertainment company Defy Media has raised $70 million in a round of funding from Wellington Management. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding distribution on television and emerging content platforms while hiring talent.

niche content

XO Group has acquired pre-engaged couples digital and social media company How He Asked. The acquisition provides XO Group with expanded wedding planning offerings for its flagship brand The Knot. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social media/apps, niche content

China-based online designer community ZCOOL has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by EMC Ventures with participation from Hearst Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its online audience.

digital advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Mobile marketing and media planning company Glispa has acquired supply-side platform Avocarrot. The acquisition provides Glispa with bolstered offerings for its native advertising monetization business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

ad serving

Germany-based digital ad placement solutions company Meetrics has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from eValue, Muzungu Capital, and yabeo Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

ad serving

TVTY, a developer of tools for syncing online ad campaigns with offline events, has raised $6.7 million in a round of funding from Serena Capital. The company will use the funding for hiring talent and expanding research and development initiatives.

analytics & targeting

Big Cloud Analytics, a developer of predictive analytics technology for the healthcare and insurance industries, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding led by Edison Partners with participation from private investors. The company will use the funding for expanding marketing and sales efforts.

commerce management

Digital payment and commerce platform Sourcery has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Marker LLC with participation from Steadfast Capital. The company will use the funding for product development initiatives.

crm, financial software

Outsourcing relationship management and IT cost transparency tools developer Digital Fuel has been acquired by Skyview Capital from VMware (NYSE:VMW). The acquisition provides Digital Fuel with the resources for exploring potential strategic acquisitions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & Marketing services

digital agency

Weber Shandwick has acquired UK-based mobile and digital agency Flipside Group. The acquisition will provide Weber Shandwick with an expanded international customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Big data intelligence platform Unravel Data has raised $7 million in Series A funding led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Data Elite Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

cloud computing

Enterprise cloud management solutions developer RackWare has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Signal Peak Ventures with participation from Osage Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for building out its sales and marketing divisions.

collaboration

Software project management tool Clubhouse Software has raised $2 million in a round of funding led by Resolute Ventures with participation from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, RRE Ventures, and New Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence within the technology industry.

collaboration

Open core collaboration platform Gitlab has raised $20 million in a round of funding led by August Capital with participation from Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator. The company will use the funding for product development.

data management, cloud computing

Cloud storage services provider CTERA Networks has raised $25 million in a round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Cisco Investments, and Vintage Investment Partners. The company will use the funding for sales and marketing efforts.

financial

Homeowner investment platform Point has raised $8.4 million in a round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Bloomberg Beta and Ribbit Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence geographically.

hr

Student job placement startup Portfolium has raised $6.6 million in a round of funding from SJF Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its university partnership network.

security

Software-defined enterprise security solutions developer Cato Networks has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Greylock Partners with participation from Singtel Innov8, U.S. Venture Partners, and Aspect Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

security

Network protection platform Claroty has raised $32 million in a round of funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Marker LLC, and Red Dot Capital. The company will use the funding for hiring talent.

security

Small and medium sized business network security solutions company Untangle has been acquired by Providence Equity Partners. The acquisition provides Untangle with the resources for go-to-market initiatives. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

PubNub, a developer of solutions for mobile and web developers to scale apps, has raised $6 million in a round of funding from Cisco Investments and Ericsson. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development initiatives.

business services

healthcare consulting

Healthcare IT outsourcing company Anthelio Healthcare Solutions has been acquired by Atos for $275 million. The acquisition provides Atos with an expanded presence in the US. Anthelio has reported annual revenues of $200 million representing a 1.4x revenue multiple.

it consulting

UK-based IT managed services provider Attenda has been acquired by IT infrastructure solutions company Ensono. The acquisition provides Ensono with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Germany-based embedded application solutions company MicroDoc has been acquired by SW development company Data Respons. The acquisition provides Data Respons with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

training

France-based professional training platform OpenClassrooms has raised $6.7 million in a round of funding from Citizen Capital, NJJ Capital and Alven Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

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