With new funding, Group Commerce looks beyond daily deals

New York-based Group Commerce today announced that it has raised $21 million in new funding to help expand its footprint into the U.K., Germany and other parts of Europe, as well as further develop its platform to support all kinds of e-commerce.

Daily deals platform Group Commerce buys Socialight

Exclusive: Group Commerce, a New York City-based company that sells a software platform to let publishers host their own daily deal applications, has acquired geo-location startup Socialight. The Socialight team and technology will be put toward fleshing out Group Commerce’s mobile strategy, said CEO Jonty Kelt.