Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,000,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$173,000,000ClairmailMonitiseMobile & AppsAcquisition
3$125,000,000LianLian PayAmerican ExpressMobile & AppsInvestment
4$66,000,000LifeStreet MediaNautic PartnersMobile & AppsInvestment
5$60,000,000SocialcamAutodeskMobile & AppsAcquisition
6$59,000,000MiyowaSynchronossMobile & AppsAcquisition
7$50,000,000InstagramSequoia CapitalMobile & AppsInvestment
8$43,000,000LooptGreen DotMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$40,000,000DDMapCID Capital, F&H Fund ManagementMobile & AppsInvestment
10$40,000,000MobileIronInstitutional Venture PartnersMobile & AppsInvestment
11$40,000,000TangoConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
12$40,000,000MomoUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
13$38,000,000SynchronicaMyriad GroupMobile & AppsAcquisition
14$35,000,000BOKUConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
15$31,400,000iZettleConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
16$30,000,000VoxerInstitutional Venture Partners, IntelMobile & AppsInvestment
17$30,000,000ViddyConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
18$27,500,000JumptapConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
19$26,200,000VenmoBraintreeMobile & AppsInvestment
20$25,000,000SquareStarbucks Coffee CompanyMobile & AppsInvestment

More information

  1. Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already (The Guardian)
  2. Mobile Banking Consolidation: Monitise Buys Clairmail For $173 Million (TechCrunch)
  3. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  4. LifeStreet Media Receives $66M Investment from Nautic Partners (FinSMEs)
  5. Mobile Video Sharing App Socialcam Acquired By Autodesk For $60 Million (TechCrunch)
  6. Synchronoss Buys Mobile Social Network Maker Miyowa For Up To $59M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  7. Sequoia Set to Lead $500M Valuation Round for Instagram (AllThingsD)
  8. Green Dot Completes Loopt Buy (SoCal Tech)
  9. Focusing on Mobile and Local Discounts, DDMap Bags $40 Million in Funding (Tech In Asia)
  10. MobileIron Raises $40M in Series E Mezzanine Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. Tango Closes $40M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Chinese meetup app Momo says hello to $40M (Venturebeat)
  13. Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Group Buys Synchronica For $38M (Techcrunch)
  14. Mobile Payment Startup BOKU Raises A $35M Round. NEA, Telefonica Among The Investors (TechCrunch)
  15. Focused On Europe, Mobile Payments Startup iZettle Gets $31.4M From Greylock, MasterCard & More (TechCrunch)
  16. $20 Million Later, Voxer Raises Its First $30M in Venture Capital (Video) (AllThingsD)
  17. Viddy Confirms $30M Round From NEA, Goldman, Khosla & Battery Ventures (Techcrunch)
  18. Mobile Ad Network Jumptap Preps For IPO, Picks Up Another $27.5M From Keating, WPP And More While Waiting (TechCrunch)
  19. Online Payments Service Braintree Acquires Social Payments Startup Venmo For $26.2M (TechCrunch)
  20. Square Receives $25M Investment from Starbucks (FinSMEs)
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