Daily Deal Activity 04/17/17

Digital Media/Commerce

ecommerce, ad specialty/premium

Fashion and beauty flash sale sites operator MySale Group has acquired personalized product retailer Identity Direct for $2.7 million. The acquisition will provide MySale with an expanded personalized products network. Financial information was not disclosed.

ecommerce

France-based wine eCommerce player Le Petit Ballon has been acquired by Vente-Privee. The acquisition will provide Vente-Privee with an expanded presence within the online wine market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

niche content

Sports content publishing company Sporever has been acquired by Reworld Media Societe for $6 million. The acquisition will provide Reworld with an expanded social content network. Financial information was not disclosed.

social media/apps

Social music startup TheWaveVR has raised $4 million in a round of funding led by Upfront Ventures with participation from RRE Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greycroft Partners, and The VR Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for launching out of beta.

marketing Technology

bi tools

Market Track, a leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, will be acquired by Vista Equity Partners from Aurora Capital Group. The acquisition will provide Market Track with the resources for expanding its presence geographically. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

content delivery network

Media intelligence solutions company Sherpa Digital Media has acquired the VideoVerge video delivery solutions business of Ramp. The acquisition will provide Sherpa with complementary video management capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

market research

UK-based market research technology startup Attest has raised $3.1 million in a round of funding from Oxford Capital and Episode 1. The company will use the new round of funding for platform development efforts.

media management system

Podcast publishing and management platform Simplecast has been acquired by podcast media company Wayward Wild. The acquisition will provide Wayward Wild with an expanded technology offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

mobile technology

Mobile communications platform Zinc has raised $11 million in a round of funding led by GE Ventures with participation from Hearst Ventures, Emergence Capital, and CRV. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

product/price software

SaaS-based inventory analytics company LeanDNA has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding from Next Coast Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing and sales efforts.

teleservices/eservices      

Hosted voice and unified communications company Broadvoice has acquired telephony and contact center solutions company XBP. The acquisition provides Broadvoice with expanded user-experience capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

agency & Marketing Services

digital agency

Web marketing services company Ametix has been acquired by La Poste Group. The acquisition will see Ametix integrated into La Poste’s document management services division Docapost. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

big data

Art education and collection platform Artsy has acquired arts data science platform ArtAdvisor. The acquisition will provide Artsy with expanded data insights and machine learning capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

cloud computing

Internet of Things monitoring solutions company Elmodis has raised $4.9 million in a round of funding from Intel Capital, SET Ventures, and Nest. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its international presence.

cloud computing

Italy-based SME cloud computing solutions company Sixtema has been acquired by Infocert in a transaction valuing the company at $7 million. Sixtema has reported LTM revenues for the period ended December 31 2016 of $14.8 million, representing a 0.5x LTM revenue multiple.

collaboration

Virtual reality communications startup Pluto VR has raised $13.9 million in a round of funding led by Maveron with participation from Madrona Venture Group and Trilogy Equity Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development efforts.

erp

B-to-B supply chain and logistics platform Gravity Supply Chain has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding from undisclosed investors. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

financial

Digital mortgage platform Approved has raised $1 million in a round of funding from Social Capital, Precursor Ventures, and Graph Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

financial

Investment research and software services company LVH has raised $10 million in a round of funding from Point 72 Ventures, Calibrate Management, and Tectonic Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

healthcare

Clinical research solutions company Medidata (Nasdaq:MDSO) has acquired eConsent and virtual trials company Mytrus. The acquisition will provide Medidata with expanded patient education capabilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

software development tools

Custom backend development platform CloudMine has raised $7.3 million in a round of funding Safeguard Scientifics and Red & Blue Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

software development tools

Business application modernization solutions provider CM First Group has raised $1.2 million in a round of funding from Lone Rock Technology Group and Capital Factory. The company will use the new round of funding for product development efforts.

business services

training

Ascend Learning, a provider of online education for the post-secondary healthcare education market, has been acquired by The Blackstone Group and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board from Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for a reported $2 billion. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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