The world’s largest advertising retargeting platform — AdRoll — has secured $US70 million in funding in a round lead by Foundation Capital and which includes investors such as Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Northgate Capital, Performance Equity and Glenmede. With the new money secured, priorities include cross-device integration and further global

Wow. Media intelligence firm Isentia has announced it has acquired content marketing company King Content for a deal reported to be $48 million. The acquisition further diversifies Isentia’s services across owned and earned media in one of the fastest growing segments of the communications and marketing industries. King Content is

  Consumer usage of ad blockers is rising steeply with the global installed base set to crack 200 million. The bad news for brands and even more so for traditional online publishers is that next year blocked ads will represent nearly $40 billion in lost potential revenue. Don’t worry, it

More than a million business to business sales people will lose their jobs over the next five years as self service ecommerce gains even more preference among the commercial buying community according to research outfit Forrester Research. The finding is consistent with predictions by McKinsey & Company two years that a

Ad tech outfit Integral Ad Science has raised $US27 million in its latest round of funding led by Sapphire Ventures, with Cross Creek Advisors also involved along with Integral’s existing investors August Capital, Pelion Venture Partners and Atlas Venture. The company also received a debt facility of $US40 million from

Crowd sourcing platform DesignCrowd,  announced that it has closed a new $6M ‘Series B’ capital raising in a round lead by Daniel Petre and Craig Blair’s news Australian venture capital firm AirTree Ventures. Existing investor Starfish Ventures  which previously tipped $6M into the company  is also participating and the new round brings DesignCrowd’s

Local services marketplace Oneflare today announced that it has secured an additional million dollars in funding, and will use the cash to expand its team, ramp up sales and marketing activities and investigate offshore opportunities. The company is a marketplace connecting sellers in over 200 business categories — such as

One of Australia’s largest specialty pharmacy groups, Epic Pharmacy, will invest $A1.5 million in software startup Flamingo, to co-create healthcare solutions for Australian consumers. Flamingo is one of the pioneers in the emerging field of vendor relationship management. Its platform — launched earlier this year — is designed to enable

Invoice2go, an invoicing app for small business owners, has raised USD $35 million in financing from Accel Partners and Ribbit Capital. The company has also appointed Greg Waldorf as new Invoice2go CEO. He was the CEO-in-Residence at Accel Partners. The company is the number one invoicing app in the App

Telstra has acquired Silicon Valley-based Ooyala a video streaming and analytics business for US$270 million. It already owned 23 per cent of the company. According to Telstra CEO, David Thodey, “Ooyala enables broadcasters, operators and media organisations to deliver digital TV and video content, across any device to mass audiences,