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 $200,000,000 Gigabit Squared Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
3 $150,000,000 Andreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture Partners Ecommerce Investment
4 $150,000,000 Flipkart Online Services Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Ecommerce Investment
5 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $100,000,000 Avail-TVN Carlyle Group Media Investment
7 $100,000,000 Castlight T. Rowe Price, Redmile Group Software & Services Investment
8 $100,000,000 Conduit Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
9 $100,000,000 Donuts Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $100,000,000 Insieme Cisco Systems Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $100,000,000 LifeLock Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $95,300,000 Izeos Newfund Media Investment
13 $85,000,000 Joyent Weather Investment II, Telefónica Digital Software & Services Investment
14 $85,000,000 Trion Worlds Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments Games Investment
15 $85,000,000 Yammer Consortium Media Investment
16 $80,000,000 Veracity Payment Solutions Great Hill Partners Software & Services Investment
17 $80,000,000 Violin Memory Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $79,000,000 Quantenna Communications Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $75,000,000 Accel Partners Media Investment
20 $73,000,000 ZestCash Consortium Transactions Investment

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  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  3. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  4. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  5. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  6. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  7. Castlight Lands A Whopping $100M D Round To Bring Transparency To Healthcare Costs (TechCrunch)
  8. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  9. Demand Media Alum Gets $100M For Domain Registrar (SoCal Tech)
  10. Cisco Announces Its $850 Million Spin-In (New York Times )
  11. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (TechCrunch)
  12. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  13. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (TechCrunch)
  14. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  16. Veracity Payment Solutions Secures $80M from Great Hill Partners (FinSMEs)
  17. Exclusive: Violin Memory Boosts Latest Funding Round to $80 Million (AllThingsD)
  18. Quantenna Communications Closes $79M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  19. Russian Classified Giant’s $75M From Accel Shows It’s 1999 In Emerging Economies (TechCrunch)
  20. Former Google CIO Raises $73 Million To Reform Payday Loans With Data-Driven Startup ZestCash (Techcrunch)
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