Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for April 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
3$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
4$215,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
5$100,000,000DidiCitic, TencentMobile & AppsInvestment
6$80,000,000AviateYahooMobile & AppsAcquisition
7$68,720,000HoccerMedia Ventures GmbHMobile & AppsInvestment
8$46,000,000WattpadConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
9$30,000,000Crittercism ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
10$30,000,000WhisperConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
11$29,000,000SmartisanUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
12$29,000,000TedemisCriteoMobile & AppsAcquisition
13$28,850,000HailoUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
14$25,000,000MendixBattery Ventures, Prime VenturesMobile & AppsInvestment
15$20,000,000ShazamUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
16$19,000,000WishConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
17$18,800,000TruecallerSequoia Capital, Open OceanMobile & AppsInvestment
18$18,000,000Ondot SystemsUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
19$16,600,000Smule ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
20$14,000,000HikeBSBMobile & AppsInvestment

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  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  3. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  4. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  5. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  6. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  7. Hoccer Raises €50M (FinSMEs)
  8. Wattpad raises an additional $46-million in funding (The Globe and Mail)
  9. Crittercism Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Secret-Sharing App Whisper Raising Another $30 Million at $200 Million Valuation (Recode)
  11. Chinese Startup Smartisan Receives $29 Million in Funding. (Asia Tech Hub)
  12. Criteo Acquires Tedemis For $29 Million, Proving There Is A Nascent Exit Market In France (TechCrunch)
  13. Cab booking app Hailo raises £17.5m to expand service (London Loves Business)
  14. Mendix, An App-Builder Platform For The Enterprise, Closes $25M Series B Led By Battery Ventures (TechCrunch)
  15. Shazam Raises $20M (FinSMEs)
  16. Wish Closes $19M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Truecaller Lands $18.8M Series B From Sequoia, Partners With Yelp To Verify Business Numbers (TechCrunch)
  18. Ondot Raises $18M To Let You Take Complete Control Of Your Credit Card Via Your Mobile Phone (TechCrunch)
  19. Social Music App-Maker Smule Raises Another $16.6M (TechCrunch)
  20. IM app Hike to get $14m funding (Times of India)
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