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Lucidya Raises $1.1 Million

Lucidya  announced that it has received 4 million Saudi Arabian Riyals (US $1.1 million) in a Series A investment round led by the Badir Technology Incubators And Accelerators Program and Monsha'at. Abunayyan Holding and other investors in the region also participated.

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Cision Acquires Falcon.io

Cision  announced that it has acquired Falcon.io  to integrate social media campaigns across paid, owned, and earned media. The Falcon.io product will remain available separately and will also be integrated with the Cision Communications Cloud. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cision has been a serial acquirer since its 2014 merger with Vocus. For the complete list, see SMA's acquisitions scorecard.

Sprout Social Raises $40.5 Million

Sprout Social  announced that it has received $40.5 million in a series D investment round led by Future Fund. Goldman Sachs and New Enterprise Associates also participated. The company plans to apply the money to product development and international expansion.

YouGov Acquires Portent.IO

Portent.IO announced that it has been acquired by YouGov  for its social media analysis and data science capabilities. The Portent.IO team has joined YouGov. Their product will be rebranded as YouGov Signal, which will expand from its film and TV roots to serve sports and brand clients.

AirPR Raises $8 Million

AirPR  announced that it has received $8 million in a series C investment round. Pereg Ventures, Wildcat Ventures, Storm Ventures and Correlation Ventures participated in the round. The company plans to use the money to fund continued research and development, and to accelerate international expansion.

Buzzoole  announced that it has received $8.9 million in a series A investment round led by StarTIP (Tamburi Investment Partners) and Vertis Venture 2 Scaleup. Existing investors R301 Capital, Brahma AG, Impulse VC, Panda Partecipazioni and ScaleIT Ventures also participated. The company plans to use the money for international expansion, particularly into the US and UK, and for continued R&D and platform development.

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