Top 20 Investments for 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$810,000,000BeidouChinaHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
2$700,000,000360BuyOntario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom HoldingsEcommerceInvestment
3$586,000,000Sina WeiboAlibabaMediaInvestment
5$200,000,000AirWatchInsight Venture PartnersMobile & AppsInvestment
7$180,000,000Composite SoftwareCiscoHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
9$150,000,000SevOneBain CapitalHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
12$125,000,000Lending ClubGoogle, Foundation CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$105,000,000Pivotal LabsGESoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$103,000,000Lynda.comAccel Partners, Spectrum EquitySoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$102,365,000TruphoneRoman Abramovich, MindenMobile & AppsInvestment
19$83,000,000Acumen BrandsGeneral AtlanticEcommerceInvestment
20$80,000,000ClearwireSprintHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

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  1. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  2. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  3. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  4. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  6. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Cisco Acquires Composite Software for $180,000,000 (Xconomy)
  8. Fab Grabs $150M At $1B Valuation (And Is Raising Another $100M+ More) (Techcrunch)
  9. SevOne To Go For IPO, Raises $150 Million From Bain Capital To Expand P2P IT Monitoring (Techcrunch)
  10. Lamoda, The Samwer Brothers’ Russian Online Fashion Store, Snags $130M Led By Access Industries (Techcrunch)
  11. Supercell Raises $130M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Readying For An IPO, Peer-To-Peer Lending Marketplace Lending Club Raises $125M From Google And Others At $1.6B Valuation (Techcrunch)
  13. LivingSocial Raises $110M, Reports Say (FinSMEs)
  14. GE Puts $105M Into Pivotal, The New EMC And VMware Platform Initiative, But Here’s What It Is Missing (Techcrunch)
  15. Learning firm wins $103 mln investment from Accel, Spectrum (Reuters)
  16. Truphone Secures £75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Rocket Internet’s Lazada Lands $100M As It Seeks To Become The “Amazon Of Southeast Asia” (Techcrunch)
  18. Zalora, Rocket Internet’s SE Asian Zappos Clone, Raises $100M More From Summit, Kinnevik And More (Techcrunch)
  19. Acumen Brands Raises $83M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Clearwire takes $80M from Sprint even as it’s flirting with Dish for a buyout (VentureBeat)
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