Archive | January, 2016

Weekly Update – January 27, 2016

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $1,728,548,61                   Total Deal Number – 87

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$275,000,000iSIGHT PartnersFireEyeSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$107,931,000DeezerAccess Industries, OrangeMediaInvestment
5$76,000,000ForeScout TechnologiesWellington Management CompanySoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$50,000,000Digital Asset HoldingsConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$50,000,000FiveStars ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
8$50,000,000FreedomPopUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
9$50,000,000JFrogConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$50,000,000Malwarebytes Fidelity Management Research CompanySoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$48,500,000Big Switch NetworksConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$45,000,000Instart LogicConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$40,000,000BlueVine ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
14$40,000,000Olo The Raine GroupTransactionsInvestment
15$35,000,000Baofeng MojingCITIC Capital HoldingsHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
16$30,000,000Patreon ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
17$30,000,000QuboleConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$25,000,000Predictix InforSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$20,000,000Emerging Markets Property Group UndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
20$20,000,000GigaSpaces TechnologiesConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
21$20,000,000Just Buy LiveAlpha CapitalMobile & AppsInvestment
22$20,000,000ScaleArc ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
24$15,000,000ArrayentConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
26$12,500,000ChatWorkJAFCO Co. Ltd., othersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
27$12,000,000Boxever Polaris Partners, Frontline VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
28$11,000,000BrightpearlConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
29$11,000,000Neura ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
30$10,500,000CustomerMatrixConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
31$10,000,000DataXuSkySoftware & ServicesInvestment
32$10,000,000The ONE Music Group ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
34$9,550,000EiQ Networks ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
35$9,500,000Alice ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
36$9,000,000MariaDB ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
37$9,000,000Splice MachineConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
38$8,554,980NeyberJohn SpearmanTransactionsInvestment
39$8,000,000DaticalConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
40$8,000,000Iterable ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
41$7,500,000Plain VanillaGlu MobileMobile & AppsInvestment
43$7,000,000MVPindex ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
44$7,000,000Nubo SoftwareMagma Venture Partners, Motorola Solutions Venture CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
45$6,500,000MyStateUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
46$6,316,426AdestraBusiness Growth FundMarketingInvestment
47$6,200,000MaluubaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
49$6,000,000Send AnywhereSaemin AhnMobile & AppsInvestment
50$5,600,000Canvs ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
51$5,500,000JugnooPaytm, Snow Leopard VenturesTransactionsInvestment
52$5,000,000QASymphonyFulcrum Equity Partners, BIP CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
53$5,000,000Waldo Photos Upfront VenturesTransactionsInvestment
55$4,500,000IoT WorldConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
56$4,500,000PayIt ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
57$4,500,000Qeexo ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
58$4,000,000Confirm.ioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
59$3,500,000CapLinked Subtraction Capital, Indicator VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
61$3,250,000SolovisConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
62$3,000,000MoveWith ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
64$2,750,000Aircall Balderton CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
65$2,500,000JugnooPaytm, Snow Leopard VenturesTransactionsInvestment
66$2,500,000LoanHero Alsop Louie Partners, Mucker CapitalTransactionsInvestment
67$1,800,000SentenaiConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
68$1,700,000eRated ConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
71$1,500,000ForrgeUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
72$1,500,000IronScales RDSeedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
73$1,250,000IgloohomeConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
75$1,000,000Unreel Entertainment ConsortiumMediaInvestment
76$768,000VincluConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
77$701,551Opencell SoftwareConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
78$500,000FisdomConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
79UndisclosedBookDocPrince Abdul QawiTransactionsInvestment
80UndisclosedCord Project SpotifySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
81UndisclosedGigfairyTune Studios, BAC VenturesTransactionsInvestment
82UndisclosedIP CommerceConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
83UndisclosedKii Cisco InvestmentsSoftware & ServicesInvestment
84UndisclosedPlexxi GVSoftware & ServicesInvestment
85UndisclosedRedDoorz500 StartupsTransactionsInvestment

More information

  1. FireEye Acquires iSIGHT Partners for up to $275M (FinSMEs)
  2. WeLab Raised US$160M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. LendUp Raises $150M in Series B and Debt Financing (FinSMEs)
  4. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. ForeScout Technologies Secures $76M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. Digital Asset Holdings Raises more than $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. FiveStars Secures $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. FreedomPop Raises $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. JFrog Secures $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Malwarebytes Raises $50M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Big Switch Networks Raises $48.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Instart Logic Closes $45M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. BlueVine Closes $40M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Olo Receives $40M Minority Investment from The Raine Group (FinSMEs)
  15. Budget VR manufacturer Baofeng Mojing raises US$35M Series B (e27)
  16. Crowdfunding Platform Patreon Raises $30 Million In Series B Funding (Forbes)
  17. Qubole Closes $30M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Predictix Receives $25M Minority Investment from Infor (FinSMEs)
  19. Parent company of Pakistani property portal Zameen gets US$20M (e27)
  20. GigaSpaces Technologies Raises over $20M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  21. Just Buy Live raises US$20M to connect Indian retailers with brands online (e27)
  22. The Daily Startup: Investors Plow $24.6 Million Into FarmLink (Wall Street Journal)
  23. LeisureLink Closes $17M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  24. Arrayent Completes $15M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  25. SoftBank builds up Housing with US$15M investment (e27)
  26. ChatWork Secures $12.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  27. Boxever Secures $12M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  28. Brightpearl Raises $11M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  29. Neura Raises $11M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  30. After expanding to Hong Kong, CustomerMatrix raises US$10.5M Series B (e27)
  31. DataXu Gets $10M From Sky As Pay TV Giant Buys Into Programmatic Ad Tech (TechCrunch)
  32. The ONE Music Group Closes $10M Series B Funding; Lang Lang Invests (FinSMEs)
  33. TravelersBox Raises $10M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  34. EiQ Networks Raises $9.55M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  35. Alice Raises $9.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  36. MariaDB Receives $9M in Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  37. Splice Machine Secures $9M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  38. Neyber Raises £6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  39. Datical Raises $8M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  40. Iterable Closes $8M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  41. Plain Vanilla Raises up to $7.5M from Glu Mobile (FinSMEs)
  42. Jungle Ventures leads US$7.2M in grocery automation startup SnapBizz (e27)
  43. MVPindex Closes $7M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  44. Nubo Software Completes $7M Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  45. App that shows if you’re busy on a call has just raised US$6.5M (e27)
  46. Adestra Secures £4.43M Growth Capital (FinSMEs)
  47. Maluuba Raises $6.2M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  48. E-commerce enabler Kartrocket secures $6M for Kraftly (YourStory)
  49. Send Anywhere Raises $6M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  50. Canvs Raises $5.6M in Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  51. Jugnoo Secures $5.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  52. QASymphony Raises $5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  53. Waldo Photos Closes $5M Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  54. Greatist Raises $4.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  55. Wearable IoT World Raises $4.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  56. PayIt Raises $4.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  57. Qeexo Secures $4.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  58. Raises $4.0M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  59. CapLinked Closes $3.5M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  60. Jopwell Raises $3.25M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  61. Solovis Raises $3.25M to Accelerate Growth of Institutional Portfolio Platform (Business Wire)
  62. MoveWith Raises $3m in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  63. Jukedeck Raises £2.0M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  64. Aircall Grabs $2.75 Million For Its Powerful Phone Customer Support Service For Teams (TechCrunch)
  65. India’s ​​Jugnoo raises US$2.5M to take over where Uber left off (e27)
  66. LoanHero Secures $2.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  67. Sentenai Closes $1.8M Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  68. Online Seller Profiling Startup eRated Raises $1.7M (TechCrunch)
  69. Food delivery startup Grain raises US$1.7M in Series A round (e27)
  70. Snapcart Raises $1.675M in Pre-Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  71. Forrge Raises $1.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  72. IronScales Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  73. Igloohome Secures $1.25M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  74. MyDealerOnline Raises $1M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  75. Unreel Entertainment Secures $1M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  76. Japan’s Vinclu gains $768K in funding to develop hologram assistant for smart living (The Bridge)
  77. Opencell Software Raises €650K in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  78. India’s personal finance app Fisdom raises US$500K funding (e27)
  79. BookDoc Receives Seed Funding from Brunei Royal Family Member (FinSMEs)
  80. Spotify Acquires Cord Project and Soundwave (FinSMEs)
  81. Gigfairy strikes the right note with Tune Studios and BAC Ventures (e27)
  82. IP Commerce Completes Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  83. Kii Receives Equity Funding from Cisco Investments (FinSMEs)
  84. Plexxi Receives Investment from GV (FinSMEs)
  85. 500 Startups invests in budget hotel booking platform RedDoorz (e27)
  86. Spotify Acquires Cord Project and Soundwave (FinSMEs)
  87. IBM Acquires Ustream (FinSMEs)

Video is the new king

In case you haven’t noticed, video content is slowly but surely dominating the internet and the way we consume online content. According to Cisco’s latest white paper on global internet provider traffic forecasts, 80% of the world’s entire online traffic will be video by 2019. As online video grows, so will the investments in the sector. In 2015, traditional media giant NBCUniversal invested $200 million each in BuzzFeed and Vox Media to amp up its video content, while CNN and Food Network are trying to reach millennials by leveraging on Snapchat’s Discover feature. This week, IBM bought Ustream, a video streaming website. With the acquisition, IBM will bolster its existing portfolio of video services and hopefully expand its revenue growth, which has been declining steadily over the last several years.

Weekly Update – January 20, 2016

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $4,073,247,716             Total Deal Number –  133

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
2$870,000,000SolidFireNetAppSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$250,000,000Gilt GroupeHudson’s Bay CompanyEcommerceAcquisition
5$187,000,000StorageCraft TechnologyTA AssociatesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$94,500,000Datadog ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$93,000,000GrindrBeijing Kunlun World Wide TechnologyMobile & AppsInvestment
10$63,000,000App AnnieConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
12$50,000,000SisenseConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$50,000,000Zerto ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$35,000,000Elastifile ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$30,000,000DeePoonXunlei, KaiyingHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
17$30,000,000ToastBessemer Venture Partners, Google VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$28,000,000Silvercar ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
23$25,000,000Shape SecurityConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
24$25,000,000SyapseConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
25$25,000,000Vivino ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
26$22,000,000SmashFly TechnologiesBessemer Venture Partners, OpenView Venture PartnersTransactionsInvestment
27$21,000,000Degreed ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
28$20,000,000JW PlayerConsortiumMarketingInvestment
29$17,500,000Source Intelligence Kayne PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
31$17,000,000Zipnosis Safeguard ScientificsSoftware & ServicesInvestment
33$16,000,000RapidMinerConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
34$15,000,000mParticle ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
35$15,000,000SaviokeIntel Capital, EDBIHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
36$14,000,000TalixConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
37$13,000,000Import.ioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
39$12,250,000AiCureConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
40$12,000,000Interfolio Quad PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
41$12,000,000MindTouch ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
44$10,000,000mPulseConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
46$8,500,000PushDoctorConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
47$8,300,000FreeeFinTech FundSoftware & ServicesInvestment
49$8,000,000BlueshiftStorm Ventures, Nexus Venture PartnersMarketingInvestment
50$8,000,000Prevalent Spring Mountain Capital, Fulcrum Equity PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
51$7,350,000Scalr OpenView Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
52$7,100,000Gem ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
53$7,058,350Deposit SolutionsFinLab AG, Peter ThielTransactionsInvestment
55$7,000,000MMB NetworksConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
56$7,000,000TopSpin SecurityConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
58$5,500,000StartEngineSE Agoura InvestmentTransactionsInvestment
60$5,000,000Alef Mobitech SolutionsTata CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
61$4,800,000Sakara LifeConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
62$4,343,600Blinkist ConsortiumMediaInvestment
63$4,000,000AptoideConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
64$4,000,000CourseHorse ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
65$4,000,000KolibreeConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
66$4,000,000ResiModelConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
67$4,000,000VenminderBain Capital VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
68$3,570,930Fluido Norvestia Growth Equity, Salesforce VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
69$3,100,000Limelight PlatformConsortiumMarketingInvestment
70$3,000,000MoneyboxConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
71$3,000,000Mycity4kidsSIDBI Venture Capital, YourNest Angel FundMediaInvestment
72$3,000,000Noodle MarketsRethink Education, Palm VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
73$3,000,000Picwell BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Advantage FundSoftware & ServicesInvestment
74$3,000,000The Big Know LFE Capital, Steve ShankTransactionsInvestment
75$2,714,750Compeon ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
76$2,500,000GAIA DesignCapital Invent, Rise CapitalEcommerceInvestment
78$2,200,000UnmuteConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
80$2,100,000GoodwallConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
81$2,000,000Askuity dunnhumby VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
84$1,500,000Envelop VR GVSoftware & ServicesInvestment
85$1,500,000FI Navigator UndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
86$1,400,000Boom FantasyConsortiumGamesInvestment
87$1,085,995Vyking UndisclosedGermanyInvestment
88$1,000,000Dibs TechnologyConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
89$1,000,000Learn to Live ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
90$1,000,000ZebpayArjun Handa, Amit JindalTransactionsInvestment
91$900,000Horus Technology5Lion HoldingsHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
92$865,680Groopify ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
93$855,000SkydiscConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
94$850,000Planet TableCyberAgent Ventures, Saison VenturesTransactionsInvestment
95$648,936Collabco ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
96$541,050Click & Boat UndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
97UndisclosedAdRevZealot NetworksMarketingAcquisition
98UndisclosedAgent ReviewConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
99UndisclosedAscending TechnologiesIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
100UndisclosedAuswebj2 GlobalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
102UndisclosedBlynkKik InteractiveMobile & AppsAcquisition
105UndisclosedDataHeroCloudabilitySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
106UndisclosedEmotientAppleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
107UndisclosedEpicExpo LogicTransactionsAcquisition
108UndisclosedEvent ZeroMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
109UndisclosedFantasy LabsMark CubanGamesInvestment
110UndisclosedGravit High-Tech GründerfondsSoftware & ServicesInvestment
111UndisclosedITmobileFleet CompleteMobile & AppsAcquisition
112UndisclosedLifeTimeConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
113UndisclosedMX Toolboxj2 GlobalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
114UndisclosedMyArea NetworkDr. Luis Crespo, Larry WittMarketingInvestment
115UndisclosedNodal SecurityLumaSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
116UndisclosedOffers.comj2 GlobalEcommerceAcquisition
117UndisclosedOn Demand Recoveryj2 GlobalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
118UndisclosedOThot OpusSoftware & ServicesInvestment
119UndisclosedPierry Software MDC Partners, Salesforce VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
120UndisclosedPing++ ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
121UndisclosedPOSpulseConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
122UndisclosedReach Analytics UndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
123UndisclosedRV Healthcare AnalyticsRizk VenturesSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
124UndisclosedScrapeSentryDistil NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
125UndisclosedShifuPaytmMobile & AppsAcquisition
126UndisclosedSPARQL CityCambridge SemanticsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
127UndisclosedSwarmify ConsortiumMediaInvestment
129UndisclosedTalkoMicrosoftMobile & AppsAcquisition
130UndisclosedTracxnRatan TataSoftware & ServicesInvestment
131UndisclosedVeloCloudMarch CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
132UndisclosedVizSensePerot Jain LPSoftware & ServicesInvestment
133UndisclosedZoctrBrand CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  2. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  3. Hudson’s Bay Company to Acquire Gilt Groupe for $250M (FinSMEs)
  4. Oracle Buys Audience Tracking Firm AddThis For Around $200M (TechCrunch)
  5. StorageCraft Technology Receives $187M Investment from TA Associates (FinSMEs)
  6. Skyscanner Raises £128M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. CarTrade Raises $145M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Datadog Raises $94.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Gay dating app Grindr gets $93-million investment from Chinese company (LA Times)
  10. App Annie continues its conquest of Asia with a cool US$63M (e27)
  11. Nubank Raises $52M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Sisense Closes $50M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. Zerto Raises $50M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Fyber Acquires Heyzap for $45M (FinSMEs)
  15. Elastifile Raises $35M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. VR company DeePoon pockets Series B funding led by Xunlei, Kaiying (e27)
  17. Toast, A Point Of Sale Service For Restaurants, Raises $30M (TechCrunch)
  18. Wangjiu.Com Completes $30M Series A Round (China Money Network)
  19. Silvercar Raises $28m in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Hometeam Secures $27.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  21. WPP, AwesomenessTV Lead $27 Million Investment in Hispanic Video Net Mitú (Ad Age)
  22. Movinga, The European Online Removals Startup, Picks Up $25M Series B Round Led By Index (TechCrunch)
  23. Shape Security Raises $25M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  24. Syapse Completes First Close of $25M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  25. Vivino Raises $25m in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  26. SmashFly Technologies Raises $22M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  27. Degreed Raises $21M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  28. JW Player Raises $20M To Expand Its Video Platform (TechCrunch)
  29. Source Intelligence Gets $17.5M (SocalTech)
  30. Life Sciences Marketplace Quartzy Raises $17 Million To Build Up The Supply Side (TechCrunch)
  31. Zipnosis Raises $17M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  32. Raised €15m in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  33. RapidMiner Closes $16M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  34. mParticle Raises $15M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  35. Savioke Raises $15m in Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  36. Talix Receives $14M (FinSMEs)
  37. Closes $13M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  38. ViralGains Completes First Close on $12.3M Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  39. AiCure Raises $12.25M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  40. Interfolio Raises over $12M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  41. MindTouch Picks Up $12M For Customer Self Service Software (SocalTech)
  42. Cuponation Raises €10M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  43. Evergage Raises $10M in Series B Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  44. mPulse Gets $10M For Mobile Health Software (mPulse Mobile)
  45. MyMusicTaste spins on with US$10M Series A (e27)
  46. PushDoctor Raises $8.5 M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  47. Japanese accounting startup Freee secures $8.3M from SBI’s FinTech Fund, others (The Bridge)
  48. $8m looks good on you. Japanese fashion box startup AirCloset raises series B funding (Tech In Asia)
  49. Blueshift Closes $8.0M Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  50. Prevalent Raises $8M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  51. Scalr Closes $7.35M Series A Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  52. Gem Scores 2016’s First Blockchain Investment (
  53. Deposit Solutions Raises €6.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  54. LoopMe Raises $7M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  55. MMB Networks Raises $7M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  56. TopSpin Security Secures $7M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  57. FinanceFox Raises $5.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  58. StartEngine Crowdfunding Raises $5.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  59. Holidu Closes €5M Series A Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  60. Alef Mobitech Solutions Receives $5M Investment from Tata Capital (FinSMEs)
  61. Sakara Life Raises $4.8M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  62. Blinkist Raises €4M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  63. Asian VCs back Portuguese competitor to Google’s app store in $4m investment round (Tech In Asia)
  64. CourseHorse Raises $4M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  65. Kolibree Raises $4M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  66. ResiModel Raises $4M (FinSMEs)
  67. Venminder Completes $4M Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  68. Fluido Raises €3.3M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  69. Limelight Platform Closes $3.1M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  70. Moneybox Raises $3M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  71. Mycity4kids Raises $3M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  72. Noodle Markets Secures $3M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  73. Picwell Closes $3M Extension of Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  74. The Big Know Raises $3M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  75. Compeon Raises €2.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  76. Investors Test Mexican E-Commerce Waters With $2.5 Million Investment In Online Furniture Retailer (TechCrunch)
  77. P2P payments startup Xfers eyes Indonesia with $2.5m seed funding (Tech In Asia)
  78. Unmute Picks Up $2.2M In Seed Funding (SocalTech)
  79. Travelcircus Raises €2M in First Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  80. Goodwall Raises $2.1M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  81. Askuity Closes $2M Series A Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  82. Japan’s Medley, job board and portal for medical professionals, raises $1.9 million (The Bridge)
  83. Indonesia Cashback Service Snapcart Lands $1.7M Ahead Of Southeast Asia Expansion (TechCrunch)
  84. Envelop VR Raises Additional $1.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  85. FI Navigator Raises $1.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  86. Boom Fantasy Raises $1.4M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  87. Vyking Secures €1M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  88. Dibs Technology Raises $1M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  89. Learn to Live Raises over $1M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  90. Mobile Bitcoin wallet app Zebpay bags US$1M Series A funding (e27)
  91. Horus Technology Raises $900k in Funding (FinSMEs)
  92. Groopify Raises €800K in Funding (FinSMEs)
  93. Skydisc lands $855K to enhance detachable sensor packages for agriculture et al. (The Bridge)
  94. Japan’s Planet Table secures $850K funding deal to boost food distribution platform (The Bridge)
  95. Collabco Receives Further £450K in Third Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  96. Click & Boat Raises €500K in Funding (FinSMEs)
  97. AdRev Acquired By Zealot Networks (SocalTech)
  98. Agent Review Closes Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  99. Intel Acquires German Drone Startup Ascending Technologies (TechCrunch)
  100. Avid Acquirer j2 Global Completes Four Buyouts in US, UK and Australia (ExitHub)
  101. Female-Focused E-Commerce Sites Moxy And Bilna Team Up In Southeast Asia Merger (TechCrunch)
  102. Kik Interactive Acquires Blynk (FinSMEs)
  103. Accenture Acquires CRMWaypoint (FinSMEs)
  104. Cuvva, The U.K. Hourly Car Insurance App, Picks Up Investment (TechCrunch)
  105. Cloudability Acquires DataHero (FinSMEs)
  106. Emotient Acquired By Apple (SocalTech)
  107. Expo Logic Acquires Epic (FinSMEs)
  108. Microsoft buys software firm Event Zero to bolster Skype for Business offering (Channelnomics)
  109. Fantasy Labs Secures Investment from Mark Cuban (FinSMEs)
  110. Gravit Raises Six Digit Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  111. Fleet Complete Acquires ITmobile (FinSMEs)
  112. LifeTime Receives Seven-Digit Euro Seed Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  113. Avid Acquirer j2 Global Completes Four Buyouts in US, UK and Australia (ExitHub)
  114. MyArea Network Receives Angel Funding (FinSMEs)
  115. Router Company Luma Acquires A Smart Home Security Provider (TechCrunch)
  116. Avid Acquirer j2 Global Completes Four Buyouts in US, UK and Australia (ExitHub)
  117. Avid Acquirer j2 Global Completes Four Buyouts in US, UK and Australia (ExitHub)
  118. OThot Receives Strategic Investment from Opus (FinSMEs)
  119. Pierry Software Receives Strategic Investment (FinSMEs)
  120. Ping++ Raises Tens of Million Dollars in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  121. POSpulse Raises Seven-Digit Series A Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  122. Reach Analytics Raises Series A1 Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  123. Rizk Ventures Acquires RV Healthcare Analytics (FinSMEs)
  124. Distil Networks Buys ScrapeSentry (FinSMEs)
  125. Paytm Acquires Personal Assistant App Shifu To Improve Its Artificial Intelligence Tech (TechCrunch)
  126. SPARQL City Acquired by Cambridge Semantics (SocalTech)
  127. Swarmify Closes Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  128. Japan’s influencer marketing startup Tagpic secures series A from Nissay Capital, others (The Bridge)
  129. Microsoft Acquires Talko (FinSMEs)
  130. Tracxn Raises Funding from Ratan Tata (FinSMEs)
  131. March Capital Backs VeloCloud In Series C Funding (SocalTech)
  132. VizSense Raises Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  133. Times Group’s Brand Capital backs online health aggregator Zoctr (e27)

The future of cars is driverless

The biggest funding news that greeted the New Year was General Motors’ unprecedented partnership with ride-hailing company Lyft. General Motors, one of the world’s largest car manufacturers, poured $500 million into Lyft, which completed its latest $1 billion funding round and valued the company at $5.5 billion. With the help of Lyft, the auto giant aims to create a network of autonomous vehicles and they will directly compete with Uber, who is also working on its own driverless vehicles. At face value, the deal is beneficial for both companies. The funds will help Lyft compete with its much bigger and better-funded rival Uber, while General Motors, who is still reeling from a brand-damaging recall, will get a second chance to redeem itself, as well as having a potentially lucrative new revenue stream.