Daily Deal Activity 05/16/17

Digital Media/Commerce

digital marketplace

Short-term retail space marketplace Appear Here has raised $12 million in a round of funding from Octopus Ventures, Simon Venture Group, and MMC Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its geographic presence.

digital marketplace

GTCR will acquire a majority stake in secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats from Vista Equity Partners in a transaction valued at a reported $1.5 billion. The acquisition will see Vista Equity retain a minority stake in the company. Financial information was not disclosed.

ecommerce

Online contact lens replacement company Lensabl has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Amplify.VC and Luma Launch. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding marketing initiatives.

ecommerce

Cross-border eCommerce company Wish.com has raised an undisclosed amount of Series F funding from Everbright, IDG Capital, Temasek, DST Global, and Third Point Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into new product verticals.

mobile content/apps

TV sports application WinView has raised $12 million in a round of funding from Graham Holdings Company, Discovery Communications, and LionTree Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into new sports.

marketing Technology

analytics & Targeting

Mobile application performance and engagement insights company Apteligent has been acquired by VMware. The acquisition will see Aptelligent integrated into VMware’s Digital Workspace Platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

analytics & Targeting

Collaborative analytics platform Mode has raised $13 million in a round of funding led by REV Venture Partners with participation from Foundation Capital and Goldcrest. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding operations.

mobile technology, logistics

Geo-location delivery application company Fetchr has raised $41 million in a round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Nokia Growth Partners, Raed Ventures, and Iliad Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

agency & marketing Services

general agency

Digital marketing agency Ackmann & Dickenson has acquired sales support systems developer Jester Communications. The acquisition will provide Ackmann & Dickenson with an expanded geographic presence. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

traditional media

newspaper publishing, niche content

Daily newspapers publisher and online content portal operator Wrapports will be acquired by tronc (Nasdaq:TRNC). The acquisition will provide tronc with expanded publishing assets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Software

collaboration

SaaS-based data collaboration platform Nexla has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from Blumberg Capital, Storm Ventures, and Correlation Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its customer success division.

collaboration

Financial institution messaging and collaboration platform Symphony Communication Services has raised $63 million in a round of funding from BNP Paribas. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding into new markets.

engineering

Concurrent Computer Corporation has sold its real time operating systems software division to Battery Ventures for $35 million. The acquisition will see division operate under the name Real-Time. Financial information was not disclosed.

engineering

Machine performance optimization software developer FogHorn Systems has raised $15 million in a round of funding from Dell Technologies Capital and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence geographically.

erp

Akua, developer of an Internet of Things supply chain platform, has raised $3.5 million in a round of funding from Crosslink Capital and Talis Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding headcount.

erp

Aptean has acquired enterprise resource planning and supply chain management solutions company Apprise. The acquisition will provide Aptean with an expanded on premise ERP and SCM offering. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

financial

Government performance management technology company OpenGov has raised $30 million in Series C funding from Emerson Collective. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its engineering division.

financial

Social impact investment advisor OpenInvest has raised $3.3 million in a round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from Abstract Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for hiring talent.

hr

France-based recruitment platform EasyRecrue has raised $6.6 million in a round of funding led by Entrepreneur Venture with participation from Elaia Partners. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence within Europe.

security

DevOps security solutions company Conjur has been acquired by CyberArk Software (Nasdaq:CYBR) for $42 million. The acquisition will provide CyberArk with an expanded account management security offering. Financial information was not disclosed.

security

Autonomous vehicles cybersecurity solutions company Karamba Security has raised $15 million in a round of funding from YL Ventures, Fontinalis Partners, and Paladin Capital. The company will use the new round of funding for research and development initiatives.

security

Internet of Things security solutions company Mocana has raised $11 million in a round of funding from Sway Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Trident Capital, and GE Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for product development.

security

Cybersecurity startup Rubica has raised $5.6 million in a round of funding from Slow Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Upfront Ventures. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence geographically.

business services

fulfillment

Direct-to-customer fulfillment company GrandCanals has raised $4.8 million in Series A funding from Cloud Apps Capital Partners and AllMobile Fund. The company will use the new round of funding for expanding its presence geographically.

it consulting

Customer experience management solutions company NGDATA has acquired data management and IT consulting services provider Eccella. The acquisition will provide NGDATA with an expanded presence in North America. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Salesforce commerce cloud and eCommerce solutions company Media Hive will be acquired by Accenture. The acquisition will see Media Hive integrated into Accenture Interactive. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

it consulting

Australia-based managed services provide Strut Digital has been acquired by Deloitte. The acquisition will see Strut Digital Integrated into Deloitte’s Technology Consulting practice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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