Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for 2012

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$715,000,000InstagramFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$200,000,000SquareConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
3$200,000,000AliyunAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
4$173,000,000ClairmailMonitiseMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$125,000,000LianLian PayAmerican ExpressMobile & AppsInvestment
6$85,000,000EvernoteConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
7$66,000,000LifeStreet MediaNautic PartnersMobile & AppsInvestment
8$60,000,000SocialcamAutodeskMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$59,000,000MiyowaSynchronossMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$50,000,000InstagramSequoia CapitalMobile & AppsInvestment
11$43,000,000LooptGreen DotMobile & AppsAcquisition
12$40,000,000TangoConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
13$40,000,000DDMapCID Capital, F&H Fund ManagementMobile & AppsInvestment
14$40,000,000MobileIronInstitutional Venture PartnersMobile & AppsInvestment
15$40,000,000MomoUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
16$38,000,000SynchronicaMyriad GroupMobile & AppsAcquisition
17$35,000,000BOKUConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
18$31,400,000iZettleConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
19$30,000,000VoxerInstitutional Venture Partners, IntelMobile & AppsInvestment
20$30,000,000ViddyConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment

More information

  1. Facebook’s final Instagram purchase price: $715 million in cash and stock (The Next Web)
  2. Mobile Payment Juggernaut Square Closes $200M Series D From Starbucks, Citi, Rizvi Traverse At $3.25B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  3. China’s Alibaba to spin off team developing mobile operating system (Reuters)
  4. Mobile Banking Consolidation: Monitise Buys Clairmail For $173 Million (TechCrunch)
  5. AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve (TechCrunch)
  6. Productivity App Evernote Gets Another $85M, ~$64M In Secondary Financing, Led By London’s AGC Equity (TechCrunch)
  7. LifeStreet Media Receives $66M Investment from Nautic Partners (FinSMEs)
  8. Mobile Video Sharing App Socialcam Acquired By Autodesk For $60 Million (TechCrunch)
  9. Synchronoss Buys Mobile Social Network Maker Miyowa For Up To $59M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  10. Sequoia Set to Lead $500M Valuation Round for Instagram (AllThingsD)
  11. Green Dot Completes Loopt Buy (SoCal Tech)
  12. Tango Closes $40M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Focusing on Mobile and Local Discounts, DDMap Bags $40 Million in Funding (Tech In Asia)
  14. MobileIron Raises $40M in Series E Mezzanine Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Chinese meetup app Momo says hello to $40M (Venturebeat)
  16. Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Group Buys Synchronica For $38M (Techcrunch)
  17. Mobile Payment Startup BOKU Raises A $35M Round. NEA, Telefonica Among The Investors (TechCrunch)
  18. Focused On Europe, Mobile Payments Startup iZettle Gets $31.4M From Greylock, MasterCard & More (TechCrunch)
  19. $20 Million Later, Voxer Raises Its First $30M in Venture Capital (Video) (AllThingsD)
  20. Viddy Confirms $30M Round From NEA, Goldman, Khosla & Battery Ventures (Techcrunch)
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