Top 20 Investments for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$238,000,000SquareTradeBain CapitalEcommerceInvestment
2$216,000,000XiaomiUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
3$200,000,000Gigabit SquaredUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
4$150,000,000Flipkart Online ServicesAccel Partners, Tiger Global ManagementEcommerceInvestment
5$150,000,000Fanatics.comAndreessen Horowitz, Insight Venture PartnersEcommerceInvestment
6$135,000,000SonosConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
7$125,000,000LianLian PayAmerican ExpressMobile & AppsInvestment
8$100,000,000Avail-TVNCarlyle GroupMediaInvestment
9$100,000,000InsiemeCisco SystemsHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
10$100,000,000LifeLockConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$100,000,000DonutsConsortiumMarketingInvestment
12$100,000,000CastlightT. Rowe Price, Redmile GroupSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$100,000,000ConduitJ.P. Morgan Asset ManagementSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$95,300,000IzeosNewfundMediaInvestment
15$85,000,000YammerConsortiumMediaInvestment
16$85,000,000Trion WorldsOntario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Bertelsmann Digital Media InvestmentsGamesInvestment
17$85,000,000JoyentWeather Investment II, Telefónica DigitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$80,000,000Violin MemoryConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
19$80,000,000Veracity Payment SolutionsGreat Hill PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$79,000,000Quantenna CommunicationsConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

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  1. SquareTrade Lands $238M For Electronics Warranties (Silicon Tap)
  2. Breaking: Xiaomi Raising $216M in Third Round (Technode)
  3. Gigabit Squared raises $200M to bring super fast internet to 6 communities (VentureBeat)
  4. News Roundup: Flipkart Raises $150M From Accel, Tiger Global (VC Circle)
  5. Web Retailer Fanatics Valued at $1.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  6. Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems (TechCrunch)
  7. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  8. Digital Video Consolidation: Avail-TVN Picks Up $100M From Carlyle, Buys UK’s On Demand Group For $27M (TechCrunch)
  9. Cisco Announces Its $850 Million Spin-In (New York Times )
  10. Identity Theft Protection Company LifeLock Raises $100M From Kleiner, Symantec; Acquires ID Analytics (TechCrunch)
  11. Demand Media Alum Gets $100M For Domain Registrar (SoCal Tech)
  12. Castlight Lands A Whopping $100M D Round To Bring Transparency To Healthcare Costs (TechCrunch)
  13. Conduit Receives $100M Investment from J.P. Morgan Asset Management (FinSMEs)
  14. Izeos Receives Investment from Newfund (FinSMEs)
  15. Enterprise Social Networking Platform Yammer Raises $85M From DFJ Growth, Khosla, And Others (Techcrunch)
  16. Trion Worlds Completes $85M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth (TechCrunch)
  18. Exclusive: Violin Memory Boosts Latest Funding Round to $80 Million (AllThingsD)
  19. Veracity Payment Solutions Secures $80M from Great Hill Partners (FinSMEs)
  20. Quantenna Communications Closes $79M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
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