Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Instagram Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $173,000,000 Clairmail Monitise Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $125,000,000 LianLian Pay American Express Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $66,000,000 LifeStreet Media Nautic Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $60,000,000 Socialcam Autodesk Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $59,000,000 Miyowa Synchronoss Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $50,000,000 Instagram Sequoia Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $43,000,000 Loopt Green Dot Mobile & Apps Acquisition
9 $40,000,000 DDMap CID Capital, F&H Fund Management Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $40,000,000 MobileIron Institutional Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $40,000,000 Tango Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $40,000,000 Momo Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $38,000,000 Synchronica Myriad Group Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $35,000,000 BOKU Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $31,400,000 iZettle Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $30,000,000 Voxer Institutional Venture Partners, Intel Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $30,000,000 Viddy Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $27,500,000 Jumptap Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $26,200,000 Venmo Braintree Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $25,000,000 Square Starbucks Coffee Company Mobile & Apps Investment

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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