Daily Deal Activity 03/10/17

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Airbnb has raised $448 million in new Series F funding from undisclosed investors. The investment brings the company’s Series F total to more than $1 billion at a reported valuation of $31 billion. The company will use the funding for building out new functionality for its global Trips platform.

ecommerce

Dating products subscription service Datebox has raised $2.6 million in a round of funding from private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for launching new products and expanding its presence within the US.

gaming

Daily fantasy sports company DraftKings has raised $100 million in a round of funding from Eldridge Industries. The investment coincides with the company’s pending acquisition of daily fantasy sports competitor FanDuel.

mobile content/apps

Korea-based financial services app Viva Republic has raised $48 million in a round of funding led by Goodwater Capital with participation from Bessemer Venture Partners, Altos Ventures, Partech Ventures, and PayPal. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Asia.

digital advertising

digital promotion/coupon

Credit card benefits and reimbursements app Sift has raised $1.5 million in a round of funding from Liquid 2 Ventures, Plug & Play Ventures, and private investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its user base.

search marketing

Paid search and Google shopping solutions company Crealytics has raised $9.3 million in a round of funding led by Optima with participation from Alternative Strategic Investment, LBBW Venture Capital, and High-Tech Grunderfonds. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

marketing Technology

analytics & targeting

Video ad analytics company Visible Measures has been acquired by AcuityAds for a reported $10 million. The acquisition provides AcuityAds with expanded video ad campaign measurement capabilities. Financial information was not disclosed.

bi tools

Business notifications app developer StatX has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from Signia Venture Partners, Inventus Capital Partners, and XSeed Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

agency & marketing services

b-to-b agency

Event and meeting management firm Origin Events has been acquired by events agency Red Pepper Events. The acquisition provides Red Pepper with an expanded international presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

public relations

Public relations agency The Red Republic has acquired public relations services provider Pineapple PR. The acquisition will provide Red Republic with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

social agency

Germany-based social influencer management firm Divimove has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from FremantleMedia. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent and expanding its presence within Europe.

traditional media

entertainment media

Full-service production company Beachsound has been acquired by live events production studio 3G Productions. The acquisition provides 3G with an expanded customer base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

cloud computing

France-based cloud delivery solutions company InterCloud has raised $10.7 million in a round of funding from CapHorn Invest, Ventech, and BPI France. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

data management

Canada-based cloud data and file transfer solutions company AppBridge has been acquired by Google. The acquisition will see AppBridge integrated into Google’s cloud platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

Constellation Software has acquired Marine industry enterprise resources planning and shipping solutions company ShipNet. The acquisition will see ShipNet integrated into Volaris Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

erp

SaaS-based equipment maintenance lifecycle solutions company Virsae has received an undisclosed investment from Darby Capital Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence internationally.

financial

Post-trade control solutions company Message Automation has been acquired by Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR). The acquisition provides Broadridge with expanded risk and compliance capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

SME transaction automation platform PayQix has raised $11 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

geo-demo

Topography software company Geomedia has been acquired by private equity firm Capzanine from France-based Ciclad. The acquisition will provide Geomedia with the resources for product development initiatives. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

hr, vertical search

Recruitment application Job Today has raised $35.5 million in a round of funding from German Media Pool and Atresmedia Corporacion. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its jobs platform.

hr

Workforce analytics and planning company Visier has raised $25.5 million in Series C funding led by Adams Street Partners with participation from Foundation Capital and Summit Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

hr

UK-based employee idea management software company Wazoku has raised $2.8 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

business services

it consulting, security

Security systems and technology company Sotera Defense Solutions has been acquired by government services firm KEYW Corporation for $235 million. The acquisition provides KEYW with an expanded presence in the intelligence community. Financial information was not disclosed.

logistics

Online truck logistics platform Fuyoukache has raised $36 million in a round of funding led by Legend Capital with participation from ZhenFund, Eastern Bell Venture Capital, and Global Logistic Properties. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence geographically.

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