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)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$100,000,000MindMazeConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
2$57,000,000JanaVerizon VenturesMobile & AppsInvestment
3$55,000,000Giphy ConsortiumMediaInvestment
4$42,000,000Sprout SocialConsortiumMarketingInvestment
5$36,000,000LiveAction ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$33,000,000DataRobotConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$30,000,000Yello MobileSBI HoldingsMobile & AppsInvestment
8$22,000,000VeniamConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$17,000,000VeraSuter Hill VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$16,000,000Waterline Data Partech VenturesTransactionsInvestment
11$15,000,000Eqis Long Ridge Equity PartnersTransactionsInvestment
12$13,100,000YouAppiConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
14$12,000,000Rainforest QAConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$12,000,000XpressbeesSAIF Partners, Vertex VenturesEcommerceInvestment
16$11,500,000WavefrontSequoia CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$10,000,000Diffbot ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$10,000,000Label InsightConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$9,200,000PayActivSoftBank CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$7,500,000AdbrainConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
21$7,000,000AthentekConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
22$7,000,000TripteaseNotion Capital, Episode 1MarketingInvestment
23$6,900,000BuxHoltzbrinck VenturesMobile & AppsInvestment
24$6,000,000ImmflyCaixa Capital RiscSoftware & ServicesInvestment
25$6,000,000OpternativeConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
26$5,500,000Qualia MediaS3 Ventures, Verizon VenturesMarketingInvestment
27$5,000,000Kontakt.ioCredo Ventures, Sunstone CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
28$5,000,000LodgIQHighgate Ventures, Trilantic Capital PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
29$4,700,000Tellmeplus ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
30$3,750,000Bloodbuy Premier, St. Joseph HealthSoftware & ServicesInvestment
32$3,500,000QapitalUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
33$3,250,000AQ MetricsConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
34$3,000,000Student Loan GeniusConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
36$2,600,000Truven Health AnalyticsIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
37$2,450,000Jisto.406 VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
40$1,700,000Cairn ConsortiumMediaInvestment
41$1,600,000WavecellQualgro Asean Fund, Wavemaker PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
42$1,500,000Gorgias ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
44$1,000,000DataCamp AccompliceTransactionsInvestment
45$1,000,000IdealSpot ATX Seed Ventures, Sean GreenbergSoftware & ServicesInvestment
46$947,240InstaffoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
47$891,520Foodscovery ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
48$590,632Leadfeeder Superhero Capital, VendepMarketingInvestment
49$500,000TriipGobi PartnersTransactionsInvestment
50UndisclosedAlmaConnectMohandas Pai, Varun AggarwalTransactionsInvestment
53UndisclosedFitnessKeeperAsicsMobile & AppsAcquisition
54UndisclosedFlightRecorderClicktaleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
55UndisclosedFlixster FandangoMediaAcquisition
56UndisclosedGroundWork Fox TechnologiesSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
57UndisclosediCouchAppVidoolyMobile & AppsAcquisition
58UndisclosedKimonolabsPalantir.netSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
59UndisclosedKwicrInstart LogicMobile & AppsAcquisition
61UndisclosedNeoPivotalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
62UndisclosedNutiteqCartoDBMobile & AppsAcquisition
64UndisclosedPieGoogleMobile & AppsAcquisition
65UndisclosedPlumbeeGSN GamesGamesAcquisition
66UndisclosedRealEstate Business IntelligenceShowingTimeSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
67UndisclosedRoambiSAPMobile & AppsAcquisition
68UndisclosedRotten TomatoesFandangoMediaAcquisition
70UndisclosedViximoPocket GamesGamesAcquisition

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.