Daily Deal Activity 09/30/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Meal kit delivery company Home Chef has raised $40 million in Series B funding from L Catterton. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence in the US-based meal kit delivery industry.

ecommerce, mobile content/apps

On-demand services app Moonlighting has raised $2.3 million in a round of funding from Gannett, The McClatchy Company, and Tronc. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

digital marketplace

Contractor industrial equipment rental platform Dozr has raised $1.9 million in a round of funding from Fair Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and expanding its geographic presence.

digital marketplace

China-based C-to-C used car trading platform Guazi.com has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Matrix Partners and Blue Run Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into the transactional services area.

 

 

gaming

Education games startup CodeSpark has raised $4.1 million in a round of funding from Kapor Capital, Felton Group, NewGen Capital, and PGA Venture Partners. The company will use the funding for launching new titles.

digital advertising

ad networks/exchanges

Lifestyle digital publishing and ad monetization network AdThrive has been acquired by Café Media. The acquisition is complementary to Café Media’s audience reach and scale. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

UK-based mobile data analytics platform Pixoneye has raised $3.1 million in a round of funding from ZenInvest, Collider, and Telefonica. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

sfa/lead management, financial software

Event marketing software developer Event Farm has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding from .406 Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its marketing and sales divisions.

agency & Marketing services

public relations

Technology public relations agency Eastwick Communications has been acquired by public relations consultancy Hotwire PR. The acquisition provides Hotwire with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

UK-based content marketing and public relations agency Pinnacle Marketing Communications has been acquired by Next Fifteen Communications Group for $5.8 million. The acquisition represents 2x Pinnacle Marketing’s reported LTM revenue.

traditional media

digital place-based media

Australia-based point of care digital media company Medical Channel has raised $25 million from Sandbar Investments. The company will use the new round of funding for acquiring competitor Community Network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

application management

Prowler.io, a developer of an artificial intelligence platform for autonomous systems, has raised $2 million in a round of funding from Passion Capital, Amadeus Capital, and Infocomm Investments. The company will use the funding for research and development initiatives.

financial

Ardian-owned RGI Group has acquired France-based life insurance software solutions developer Kapia Solutions. The acquisition will provide RGI with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Payzer, a developer of financial tools for specialty trade contractors, has raised $4.3 million in a round of funding from Route 66 Ventures and Grotech Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for launching new products in the plumbing and electrical markets.

security

Germany-based identification and eSigning solutions company IDnow has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from Seventure. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development efforts.

business services

it consulting

France-based IT consulting and application security support services provider NAX Consulting has been acquired by competitor Experium Consulting. The acquisition provides Experium with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Salesforce consulting partner and Quote-to-Cash implementations company Simplus has raised $7.3 million in Series A funding led by Eniac Ventures with participation from Salesforce Ventures. The company will use the funding for acquiring Quote-to-Cash services provider BaldPeak Consulting. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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