Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $238,000,000 SquareTrade Bain Capital Ecommerce Investment
2 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
3 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
5 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
6 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
7 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
8 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $53,400,000 Lithium Technologies Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $52,500,000 Code 42 Software Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners Software & Services Investment
11 $40,000,000 TrialPay Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $35,000,000 BeachMint Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $35,000,000 iCIMS Susquehanna Growth Equity Software & Services Investment
14 $30,000,000 Klout Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $30,000,000 Letao Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $30,000,000 Marin Software Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $30,000,000 The Jetstream Quantum Capital Fund Media Investment
18 $28,000,000 Thought Equity Motion Investcorp Technology Partners Software & Services Investment
19 $27,000,000 Neolane Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $26,000,000 CrowdStrike Warburg Pincus Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  3. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (Techcrunch)
  4. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  5. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  6. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  8. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
  9. Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead In Social Brand Software (Techcrunch)
  10. Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42 (Techcrunch)
  11. TrialPay Raises $40 Million From Visa, Greylock, T.Rowe Price (Techcrunch)
  12. BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences (Techcrunch)
  13. iCIMS Receives $35M Equity Investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity (FinSMEs)
  14. Kleiner Leads Klout’s Latest “$30 Million” Funding Round (Techcrunch)
  15. Letao Raising $30M in Series D (TechNode)
  16. Marin Software Raises $30M, Aims (Eventually) For IPO (Techcrunch)
  17. South African VC Firm Debuts $200M US Fund, Invests $30M In ‘The Jetstream’ [Updated] (Techcrunch)
  18. Thought Equity Motion Receives $28M Investment from Investcorp Technology Partners (FinSMEs)
  19. Neolane Lands $27 Million For ‘Conversational Marketing’ Tech (Techcrunch)
  20. Stealth startup CrowdStrike wants to obliterate security threats, raises $26M (Geekwire)
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