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 $100,000,000 LifeLock Consortium Software & Services Investment
5 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
6 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
7 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
8 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
9 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $60,000,000 Appirio Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $53,400,000 Lithium Technologies Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $52,500,000 Code 42 Software Accel Partners, Split Rock Partners Software & Services Investment
13 $51,500,000 SocialHour PlayPhone Marketing Investment
14 $50,000,000 Apptio Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $50,000,000 Violin Memory Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $40,000,000 Kinnser Software Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
17 $40,000,000 Redapt GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $40,000,000 TrialPay Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $35,000,000 BeachMint Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $35,000,000 BOKU Consortium Mobile & Apps 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. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (Techcrunch)
  5. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  6. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (Techcrunch)
  7. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  9. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
  10. General Atlantic And Sequoia Put $60M In Enterprise Cloud Consultancy Appirio (Techcrunch)
  11. Lithium Raises $53.4M Fourth Round To Push For Lead In Social Brand Software (Techcrunch)
  12. Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42 (Techcrunch)
  13. PlayPhone buys mobile marketing firm SocialHour for $51.5M (exclusive) (Venture Beat)
  14. Apptio Raises Massive, $50M Round (Northwest Innovation)
  15. Violin Memory Raises $50M (Silicon Tap)
  16. Kinnser Software Secures $40M in Series A Financing from Insight Venture Partners (FinSMEs)
  17. Redapt Receives $40M from GE Capital (FinSMEs)
  18. TrialPay Raises $40 Million From Visa, Greylock, T.Rowe Price (Techcrunch)
  19. BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences (Techcrunch)
  20. Mobile Payment Startup BOKU Raises A $35M Round. NEA, Telefonica Among The Investors (Techcrunch)
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