Daily Deal Activity 10/18/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Household products eCommerce company etailz has been acquired by Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq:TWMC) for a reported $74.5 million. Etailz has reported 2015 revenues of $93 million and EBITDA of $3.4 million representing a revenue multiple of 0.8x and an EBITDA multiple of 21.9x.

ecommerce, healthcare consulting

On-demand primary health services provider Heal has raised $26.9 million in a round of funding from led by Tull Investment Group with participation from Qualcomm  and Breyer Capital. The company will use the funding for expanding marketing efforts.

mobile content/apps

On-site inspections and safety management applications developer SafetyCulture has raised $23 million in Series B funding led by Index Ventures with participation from Blackbird Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding marketing efforts.

niche content

Germany-based Do-It-Yourself media company Makerist has raised $5.5 million in a round of funding from led by Ringier Digital Ventures with participation from Gruner + Jahr and High-Tech Grunderfonds. The company will use the funding for developing new original content.

digital advertising

local search

Leisure activity aggregation platform OnceThere has raised $4.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development initiatives.

mobile marketing

Mobile marketing platform Leanplum has raised $29 million in Series C funding led by Canaan Partners with participation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Shasta Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

Marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Content performance measurement and optimization platform ContentSquare has raised $20 million in Series B funding from Highland Europe. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

analytics & targeting

B-to-B marketing attribution and optimization technology developer ThinkVine has been acquired by Ignite Technologies. The acquisition provides ThinkVine with the resources for scaling operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

sfa/lead management

Conversation intelligence platform Chorus has raised $6.3 million in a round of funding from Emergence Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while launching its product out of stealth.

traditional outdoor

entertainment media

Virtual reality entertainment company Baobab Studios has raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Horizons Ventures with participation from Twentieth Century Fox, Evolution Media Partners, Youku Global Media, Comcast Ventures, Samsung, and LDV Partners. The company will use the funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Software

data management

Music and entertainment data management platform Vertical Mass has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Greycroft Partners with participation from Formation 8, Canyon Creek Capital, and Magnetar Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

enterprise mobility          

UK-based mobile enterprise management platform Biz2Mobile has raised $4.4 million in a round of funding from YFM Equity Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

erp

The Netherlands-based supply chain analytics company YDatalytics has been acquired by big data and analytics solutions company Antuit. The acquisition provides Antuit with an expanded presence in Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Pay By Group, developer of a tool for splitting the costs of purchases, has raised $3.4 million in a round of funding led by SparkLabs Global Ventures with participation from Great Oaks Capital and Kima Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding operations.

financial

Cross-border payment solutions network PayCommerce has raised $22 million in a round of funding from Tritium Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding research and development initiatives.

healthcare

Canada-based health engagement platform Newtopia has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Bloom Burton & Co. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and expanding its presence in the US.

healthcare

Clinical research solutions company Science 37 has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Lux Capital with participation from dRx Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

hr

SaaS-based talent management software platform Neogov has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Warburg Pincus. The company will use the investment proceeds for expanding its presence in the public sector.

infrastructure

Virtual desktop infrastructure provider Workspot has raised $6.2 million in a round of funding from Presidio Ventures and Translink. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

security

Biometric authentication solutions company Hypr Corp. has raised $3 million in a round of funding from RTP Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, and Mesh Ventures. The company will use the funding for expanding its engineering division.

security

UK-based fraud detection solutions company Ravelin has raised $3.7 million in a round of funding led by Playfair Capital with participation from Amadeus Capital and Passion Capital. The company will use then new round of funding for hiring talent.

security

Authentication solutions company SecureKey Technologies has raised $20.6 million in a round of funding from BMO, CIBC, TD Bank, and Bank of Canada. The company will use the funding for commercial rollout.

Business Services

logistics

Last-mile logistics company Kamil Ship Supply has been acquired by H.I.G. Capital-owned Ship Supply International. The acquisition provides Ship Supply with expanded port delivery capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

logistics

eCommerce logistics operator P2P Mailing has been acquired by Next Wave Partners-backed competitor The Delivery Group. The acquisition provides The Delivery Group with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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