Top 20 Investments for December 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,530,000,000 Supercell SoftBank, GungHo Games Investment
2 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
3 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
6 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
7 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
9 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
10 $300,000,000 Answers.com Consortium Media Investment
11 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $250,000,000 Spotify Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
13 $250,000,000 Lazada Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
15 $206,000,000 ShopRunner Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
16 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
17 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $200,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $200,000,000 Airbnb Founders Fund Transactions Investment
20 $196,500,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Supercell Receives $1.53BN Investment (FinSMEs)
  2. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  3. Here’s the full list of companies that invested $1 billion into BlackBerry, plus interim CEO has a base salary of $1 million (Mobile Syrup)
  4. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  5. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  6. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  7. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  9. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  10. Q&A Platform Answers.com Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)
  11. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  12. Technology Crossover Ventures Funds All Of Spotify’s $250M International Growth Round (TechCrunch)
  13. UK’s Tesco Starts ‘Close Cooperation’ With Samwers’ Rocket Internet, Leads $250M Round In Lazada (TechCrunch)
  14. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  15. Alibaba leads $206M financing in Amazon rival ShopRunner (CNET)
  16. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  18. India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors (Techcrunch)
  19. Airbnb’s Nate Blecharczyk Confirms It Raised A $200M Round Led By Founders Fund (TechCrunch)
  20. Palantir Technologies Raises $196.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
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