Daily Deal Activity 12/15/16

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce

Just Eat has acquired Canada-based food delivery startup SkipTheDishes for $82 million and Delivery Hero’s UK-based business Hungry House for a reported $300 million. The acquisition provides Just Eat with an expanded international presence. Financial information was not disclosed.

gaming

Gaming studio Outplay Entertainment has acquired free-to-play mobile games developer Eight Pixels Square. The acquisition will provide Dundee with an expanded free-to-play gaming portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile content/apps

Canada-based airfare prediction app Hopper has raised $61.4 million in Series C funding led by CDPQ with participation from Brightspark Ventures, Accomplice, OMERS Ventures, and BDC Capital IT Venture Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

niche content

Sports media publisher GiveMeSport has been acquired by local mobile search technology developer Breaking Data Corp for $58.9 million. The acquisition provides Breaking Data Corp with an entrance into the sports vertical. Financial information was not disclosed.

social media/apps

Niche community social networks operator Amino Apps has raised $19 million in a round of funding from GV, Venrock, Union Square Ventures, Time Warner Investments, Goodwater Capital, and Box Group. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

social media/apps

Italy-based social network Interwine has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development while focusing on marketing and sales efforts.

social media/apps

Taiwan-based live broadcasting platform Next Entertainment has raised $25 million in Series A funding from Inke, GSR Ventures, Mayfield, and Signia Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

Marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Cross channel marketing measurement and optimization company Abakus has been acquired by SAP (NYSE:SAP). The acquisition will be complementary to SAP’s Hybris Marketing solutions portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting

Ireland-based eCommerce insights company Clavis Insight has raised $8.3 million in a round of funding from Draper Esprit. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and headcount.

analytics & Targeting

IP network data and analytics company Deepfield has been acquired by Nokia. The acquisition provides Nokia with expanded service automation and application insight capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting, commerce management

eCommerce data and marketing platform Springbot has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Harbert Growth Partners with participation from Tech Operators and TTV Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and sales efforts.

market research

User experience research platform Lookback has raised $6 million in a round of funding led by Spectrum 28 with participation from Index Ventures and Lakestar. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

media management system

India-based targeted advertising platforms developer Amagi Media Labs has raised $35 million in Series D funding led by Emerald Media with participation from Premji Invest and Mayfield Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

mrm/workflow management

France-based workspace booking and workflow solutions startup Jooxter has raised $1.1 million in a round of funding from Newfund. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives.

agency & Marketing services

digital agency

WPP-owned Mediacom has acquired UK-based digital marketing and user experience agency Code Computerlove. The acquisition provides Mediacom with an expanded presence in the UK. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Apache Spark project company Databricks has raised $60 million in Series C funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Andreesen Horowitz. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

credit/risk

Germany-based credit scoring technology company Kreditech has raised $10.4 million in a round of funding from Rakuten. The company will use the new round of funding for building out its partnership business.

financial

Digital and professional advisor-based wealth management company Personal Capital has raised $25 million at a reported valuation of $500 million from IGM Financial. The company will use the new round of funding for product development initiatives.

healthcare

Corporate healthcare and specialty consultations platform MediAngels has been acquired by online pharmacy 1mg. The acquisition provides 1mg with an expanded specialty doctor’s network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE:MMC) will acquire human resources and employee benefits software developer Thomsons Online Benefits. The acquisition will see Thomsons Online integrated into Mercer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

legal

Legal technology startup Luminance has raised an undisclosed amount of funding at a reported valuation of $20 million from Talis Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

security

Merchant fraud detection and monitoring solutions company Evercompliant has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding from Arbor Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

software development tools

User experience platform UsabilityTools has been acquired by search engine optimization solutions company Positionly. The acquisition will provide Positionly with expanded website optimization offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

financial consulting

Wealth management advisory and consulting services company Fabian Wealth Strategies has been acquired by Mercer Advisors. The acquisition provides Mercer Advisors with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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