Archive | February, 2016

Didi Kuaidi’s projected valuation at more than $20 billion – February 25, 2016


Didi Kuaidi is China’s leading ride-hailing app and UberChina’s fiercest competitor. Just like Uber, Didi Kuaidi is one of the world’s most valuable startups with a current valuation of $16 billion and an annual revenue estimate of around $200 million.

In a bid to challenge UberChina, Didi Kuaidi recently received at least $1 billion in investment commitments from various investors. Once completed, the fundraising round would value Didi at more than $20 billion. This round follows the company’s $3 billion fundraising last September.

You can read about Didi’s fundraising plans here.

Weekly Update – February 24, 2016

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $613,365,392                   Total Deal Number – 71

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $100,000,000 MindMaze Consortium Software & Services Investment
2 $57,000,000 Jana Verizon Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $55,000,000 Giphy Consortium Media Investment
4 $42,000,000 Sprout Social Consortium Marketing Investment
5 $36,000,000 LiveAction Consortium Software & Services Investment
6 $33,000,000 DataRobot Consortium Software & Services Investment
7 $30,000,000 Yello Mobile SBI Holdings Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $22,000,000 Veniam Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $17,000,000 Vera Suter Hill Ventures Software & Services Investment
10 $16,000,000 Waterline Data Partech Ventures Transactions Investment
11 $15,000,000 Eqis Long Ridge Equity Partners Transactions Investment
12 $13,100,000 YouAppi Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $12,000,000 Marvelstone Undisclosed Transactions Investment
14 $12,000,000 Rainforest QA Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $12,000,000 Xpressbees SAIF Partners, Vertex Ventures Ecommerce Investment
16 $11,500,000 Wavefront Sequoia Capital Software & Services Investment
17 $10,000,000 Diffbot Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $10,000,000 Label Insight Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $9,200,000 PayActiv SoftBank Capital Software & Services Investment
20 $7,500,000 Adbrain Consortium Software & Services Investment
21 $7,000,000 Athentek Consortium Software & Services Investment
22 $7,000,000 Triptease Notion Capital, Episode 1 Marketing Investment
23 $6,900,000 Bux Holtzbrinck Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
24 $6,000,000 Immfly Caixa Capital Risc Software & Services Investment
25 $6,000,000 Opternative Consortium Software & Services Investment
26 $5,500,000 Qualia Media S3 Ventures, Verizon Ventures Marketing Investment
27 $5,000,000 Credo Ventures, Sunstone Capital Software & Services Investment
28 $5,000,000 LodgIQ Highgate Ventures, Trilantic Capital Partners Software & Services Investment
29 $4,700,000 Tellmeplus Consortium Software & Services Investment
30 $3,750,000 Bloodbuy Premier, St. Joseph Health Software & Services Investment
31 $3,500,000 Grana Consortium Ecommerce Investment
32 $3,500,000 Qapital Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
33 $3,250,000 AQ Metrics Consortium Software & Services Investment
34 $3,000,000 Student Loan Genius Consortium Transactions Investment
35 $2,786,000 OnePark Keolis Transactions Investment
36 $2,600,000 Truven Health Analytics IBM Software & Services Acquisition
37 $2,450,000 Jisto .406 Ventures Software & Services Investment
38 $2,300,000 Vive Consortium Transactions Investment
39 $2,000,000 ModoPayments Consortium Transactions Investment
40 $1,700,000 Cairn Consortium Media Investment
41 $1,600,000 Wavecell Qualgro Asean Fund, Wavemaker Partners Software & Services Investment
42 $1,500,000 Gorgias Consortium Software & Services Investment
43 $1,100,000 ClearVoice Consortium Marketing Investment
44 $1,000,000 DataCamp Accomplice Transactions Investment
45 $1,000,000 IdealSpot ATX Seed Ventures, Sean Greenberg Software & Services Investment
46 $947,240 Instaffo Consortium Software & Services Investment
47 $891,520 Foodscovery Consortium Transactions Investment
48 $590,632 Leadfeeder Superhero Capital, Vendep Marketing Investment
49 $500,000 Triip Gobi Partners Transactions Investment
50 Undisclosed AlmaConnect Mohandas Pai, Varun Aggarwal Transactions Investment
51 Undisclosed DrinkFly Thirstie Transactions Acquisition
52 Undisclosed Emvantage Amazon Transactions Acquisition
53 Undisclosed FitnessKeeper Asics Mobile & Apps Acquisition
54 Undisclosed FlightRecorder Clicktale Software & Services Acquisition
55 Undisclosed Flixster Fandango Media Acquisition
56 Undisclosed GroundWork Fox Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
57 Undisclosed iCouchApp Vidooly Mobile & Apps Acquisition
58 Undisclosed Kimonolabs Software & Services Acquisition
59 Undisclosed Kwicr Instart Logic Mobile & Apps Acquisition
60 Undisclosed Legalbase Consortium Transactions Investment
61 Undisclosed Neo Pivotal Software & Services Acquisition
62 Undisclosed Nutiteq CartoDB Mobile & Apps Acquisition
63 Undisclosed Pamono Consortium Transactions Investment
64 Undisclosed Pie Google Mobile & Apps Acquisition
65 Undisclosed Plumbee GSN Games Games Acquisition
66 Undisclosed RealEstate Business Intelligence ShowingTime Software & Services Acquisition
67 Undisclosed Roambi SAP Mobile & Apps Acquisition
68 Undisclosed Rotten Tomatoes Fandango Media Acquisition
69 Undisclosed Sverve Bloglovin’ Marketing Acquisition
70 Undisclosed Viximo Pocket Games Games Acquisition
71 Undisclosed Waybury InVision Marketing Acquisition

More information

  1. MindMaze Raises $100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Jana Raises $57 Million To Bring Unrestricted Internet Access To The World (TechCrunch)
  3. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Sprout Social Raises $42M For Its Marketing Tools (TechCrunch)
  5. LiveAction Raises $36M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. DataRobot Closes $33M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Yello Mobile Receives $30M Investment from SBI Holdings (FinSMEs)
  8. Veniam Raises $22M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Vera Lands $17 Million Series B Led By Sutter Hill Ventures (TechCrunch)
  10. Waterline Data Closes $16M Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. Eqis Receives $15M Investment from Long Ridge Equity Partners (FinSMEs)
  12. YouAppi Raises $13.1M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Marvelstone launches fintech platform in Singapore, raises $12m seed funding (Tech In Asia)
  14. Rainforest QA Raises $12M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Ecommerce Logistics Firm Xpressbees Raises Over $12 Mn (Inc42)
  16. Wavefront Raises $11.5M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Diffbot Secures $10M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Label Insight Raises US$10M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. PayActiv Secures $9.2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Adbrain Raises $7.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  21. Athentek Announces $7 Million Series A Round to Innovate Smart Wearable Devices (PR Newswire)
  22. Triptease, The Startup That Helps Hotels Increase Direct Sales, Closes $7M Series A (TechCrunch)
  23. Casual Trading App Bux Pulls In Another $6.9M In Funding (TechCrunch)
  24. Immfly Closes €2.4M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  25. Opternative Raises $6 Million for Online Eye Exams (Wall Street Journal)
  26. Qualia Media Secures $5.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  27. Raises $5M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  28. LodgIQ Secures $5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  29. Tellmeplus Raises $4.7M Funding (FinSMEs)
  30. Bloodbuy Raises $3.75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  31. Grana Secures $3.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  32. Qapital Raises $3.5M in Pre-Series A Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  33. AQ Metrics Closes $3.25M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  34. Student Loan Genius Raises $3M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  35. OnePark Raises €2.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  36. IBM Acquiring Truven Health Analytics For $2.6 Billion And Adding It To Watson Health (TechCrunch)
  37. Jisto Closes $2.45M Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  38. Vive, The Classpass For Hair Blowouts, Raises $2.3 Million In Funding (TechCrunch)
  39. Digital Payments Startup ModoPayments Raises $2 Million (TechCrunch)
  40. Cairn Raises $1.7M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  41. Singapore-based Cloud Communication Startup Wavecell Scores $1.6M Series A (TechCrunch)
  42. Gorgias Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  43. ClearVoice Raises $1.1M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  44. DataCamp Raises $1M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  45. IdealSpot Raises $1M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  46. Instaffo Raises €850K in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  47. Foodscovery Raises €800K in Funding (FinSMEs)
  48. Leadfeeder Closes €530K Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  49. Vietnam-based startup Triip bags US$500K seed funding from Gobi Partners (e27)
  50. AlmaConnect Raises Pre Series A Funding (IAmWire)
  51. Thirstie acquires DrinkFly as on-demand booze delivery market consolidates (VentureBeat)
  52. Amazon Acquires Emvantage To Build Its Online Payment Platform In India (TechCrunch)
  53. Asics to Acquire FitnessKeeper (FinSMEs)
  54. Clicktale acquires FlightRecorder in readiness for mobile push at MWC 2016 (VentureBeat)
  55. Fandango Buys Rotten Tomatoes, Flixster (Variety)
  56. Fox Technologies Acquires IT Monitoring Pioneer GroundWork Open Source Inc. (Fox Technologies)
  57. Vidooly acquires social TV startup iCouchApp, to foray its analytics into the OTT space (Your Story)
  58. Palantir Acquires Kimono Labs For Its Web-Scraping Service (TechCrunch)
  59. Instart Logic acquires Kwicr, the mobile app accelerator (Tnooz)
  60. Legalbase Launches with Seven-Digit Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  61. Pivotal buys another software development agency, Neo (VentureBeat)
  62. CartoDB Acquires Nutiteq to Bring Location Intelligence to Mobile Devices (Businesswire)
  63. Pamono Raises Mid-Size Seven Digit Investment Round (FinSMEs)
  64. Google Acquihires Work Chat Startup Pie To Build Engineering Team In Southeast Asia (TechCrunch)
  65. Sony’s GSN Games acquires rival U.K. social casino slots studio Plumbee (VentureBeat)
  66. ShowingTime acquires RealEstate Business Intelligence (HousingWire)
  67. SAP Acquires Roambi (FinSMEs)
  68. Fandango Buys Rotten Tomatoes, Flixster (Variety)
  69. Bloglovin’ Expands With Acquisition Of Sverve (Mediapost)
  70. Pocket Games Buys Viximo (FinSMEs)
  71. InVision has acquired startup design firm Waybury (The Next Web)

It’s all about control

Comcast-owned online ticket-seller, Fandango, has recently acquired Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster from Time Warner Inc’s Warner Bros. This news come hot on the heels of the company’s recent acquisition of M-GO, a video streaming service that offers streaming on mobile apps. As part of the deal, Fandango will be able to incorporate Rotten Tomatoes’ movie reviews on its ticketing platform and add its ticketing function to the Flixster mobile app. With these new additions, Fandango has the means to offering moviegoers just about anything you could think of from movie reviews and recommendations, to movie tickets, and even video streaming at home. In short, Comcast may soon have total control over the way people discover and experience movies.

Razer’s valuation at $1.5 billion – February 22, 2016


Razer, a gaming technology company based in California, has recently raised $75 million from Digital Grid. Razer is a Chinese subsidiary of Hangzhou Liaison Interactive and this transaction valued the company at $1.5 billion. According to reports, the funding is part of a much larger Series C investment. In 2014, the company received funding from Intel and this valued the company at $1 billion. The latest funding received from Digital Grid, which has been investing in startups specialising in smart devices and VR, will set the tone for Razer’s future direction. Razer specializes in creating peripheral gaming items like mouse controllers, keyboards, laptops, games consoles, webcams and wearables. Its most popular product is the Stargazer webcam, which uses Intel RealSense technology to boost the video experience with artificial intelligence. The webcam is able to detect a gamer’s motion and immerses the user deeper into the game.

You can read about Razer’s latest round here.