Daily Deal Activity 01/31/17

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Mobile private car services marketplace Limos.com has been acquired by B-to-B chauffeur’s platform iCARS. The acquisition provides iCARS with expanded reservation service offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ecommerce

Online home-selling platform Knock has raised $32.5 million in Series A funding led by RRE Ventures with participation from Repoint Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Correlation Ventures, and Great Oaks Venture Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence domestically.

mobile content/apps

Live news streaming app Watchup has been acquired by streaming media app Plex. The acquisition provides Plex with news integration capabilities for its existing platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Mobile stories platform Radish has raised $3 million in a round of funding from Greylock Partners, Lowercase Capital, Softbank, Bertelsmann, and Sherpa Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

social media/apps, search & discovery

Sound and voice search platform SoundHound has raised $75 million in a round of funding from NVIDIA GPU Ventures, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Nomura Holdings, and Recruit Holdings. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

digital advertising

online lead generation

H.I.G. Growth Partners-backed digital advertising technology company Centerfield has received $156 million in financing from undisclosed investors. The company will use the investment proceeds for future acquisition opportunities, including the purchase of consumer direct marketing platform Qology Direct. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

marketing technology

ad serving

Ad testing products developer AmpedSense has been acquired by advertising technology company Ezoic. The acquisition provides Ezoic with an expanded publisher and site owner’s network. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

commerce management

Event management platform Eventbrite has acquired The Netherlands-based Ticketscript, provider of a self-service ticket platform for music events. The acquisition provides Eventbrite with an expanded presence in Europe. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

product/price software

Repricing and demand planning software Feedvisor has raised $20 million in Series B funding from General Catalyst Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations and product development.

agency & Marketing Services

design agency

Marketing consultancy The Shipyard has acquired design agency Stream Digital. The acquisition provides The Shipyard with an expanded web design and development practice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

Sports team management solutions developer TeamSnap has raised $25 million in a round of funding led by Foundry Group with participation from Fairfax Financial Holdings. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its sales and marketing divisions.

engineering

Construction industry business information tools provider NBS has acquired construction project management software developer Digicon Information. The acquisition provides NBS with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Risk awareness and supply chain solutions company IDV Solutions has been acquired by Everbridge (Nasdaq:EVBG) for $27.4 million. The acquisition provides Everbridge with expanded capabilities for its Critical Event Management platform. Financial information was not disclosed.

financial

Mobile payments technology company Qvivr has raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures with participation from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding sales efforts.

hr

Germany-based job recommendation platform developer Jobspotting has been acquired by recruitment software developer SmartRecruiters. The acquisition provides SmartRecruiters with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr

SaaS-based employee engagement platform YouEarnedIt has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Silverton Partners and IDG Ventures with participation from WPP, Social Starts, the Motley Fool, and Capital Factory. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

security

SaaS-based network breach and protection solutions company Seculert has been acquired by cybersecurity company Radware (Nasdaq:RDWR). The acquisition provides Radware with an expanded attack mitigation offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

information

hr information

Job search information company Comparably has raised $7.5 million in a round of funding led by Greycroft Partners with participation from Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Alpha Edison, and Lowercase Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base.

product/price information, marketing data

Gladson, a provider of digital content and retail optimization solutions for the consumer-packaged goods industry, has been acquired by The Wicks Group of Companies. The acquisition will provide Gladson with the resources for expanding its product offerings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

business services

financial consulting, credit/risk consulting

CIP Capital-backed Compliance Solutions Strategies, a provider of technology-enabled regulatory and compliance solutions to the financial services industry, has completed an investment in Ascendant Compliance Management, a leader in the compliance and regulatory services industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

IT risk and security solutions company Telos has received an undisclosed investment from Enlightenment Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for exploring potential strategic acquisition opportunities.

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