Bizo, the provider of a business audience marketing platform, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD). Founded in 2008, Bizo offers technology and products that enable measurable display and social advertising programs specifically focused on professional audience segments. The transaction is valued at approximately $175 million in a combination of approximately 10% stock and 90% cash. The acquisition is expected to close during the third quarter of 2014, after which many members of Bizo are anticipated to join LinkedIn. Backed by VC firms like Bessemer Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital, Ascent Venture Partners and Venrock, Bizo previously raised a $10 million Series B financing at a $107 million valuation in April 2012.