Archive | May, 2016

Weekly Update – May 31, 2016

      Total Deal Value (USD) –  $3,039,843,037              Total Deal Number – 100

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,800,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
2$300,000,000GettVolkswagen GroupTransactionsInvestment
4$75,000,000ViptelaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
5$50,000,000EeroConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
6$41,000,000vArmourConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$40,000,000SeismicConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$32,000,000TantanConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
10$30,000,000CloudMinds ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$25,000,000VictoriousConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
13$22,500,000DashlaneConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$22,000,000AgariConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$20,000,000AutoGrid SystemsEnergy Impact Partners, Envision VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$20,000,000LightbendConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$19,300,000ApixioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$17,000,000AutoFiUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$16,000,000nuTonomyConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
20$14,000,000AffectivaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
22$12,574,625KapishCitadel GroupSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
23$12,250,000KollectiveConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
24$12,000,000EnteloShasta Ventures, Battery VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
26$12,000,000Zebra Medical VisionConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
27$10,000,0003D MediaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
28$10,000,000Accelerate LearningOwl Ventures, Rice Management CompanySoftware & ServicesInvestment
30$10,000,000FrontConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
31$10,000,000LumiataConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
33$8,000,000AmpMeConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
35$8,000,000Locus RoboticsUndisclosedEcommerceInvestment
36$7,600,000BuddybuildConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
37$7,555,275Data RepublicConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
38$7,500,000DrivinColumbus Nova Technology Partners, LightbankTransactionsInvestment
39$7,000,000SeamlessDocsConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
41$6,000,000ZubieConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
42$6,000,000DemistoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
43$5,500,000EquipmentShareRomolus CapitalHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
45$5,000,000Saguna NetworksConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
46$5,000,000Take the InterviewConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
47$4,400,000KOOVSHT MediaEcommerceAcquisition
48$4,000,000VotiroRedfield Asset ManagementSoftware & ServicesInvestment
49$3,999,060OptoFidelityFinnish Industry Investment, VisionPlus FundSoftware & ServicesInvestment
51$3,233,858GamayaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
52$2,797,500MDLinkingAlec BehrensMobile & AppsInvestment
53$2,600,000PhotomyneConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
54$2,500,000MeuralConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
56$2,400,000SportsHeroNevada Iron LtdGamesInvestment
57$2,300,000BloomzConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
58$2,000,000WellthConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
59$1,957,375Menu Next Door ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
61$1,800,000ConnecterraConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
62$1,759,320Rock Pamper ScissorsConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
63$1,540,000KickUpConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
64$1,200,0007shiftsConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
65$1,200,000PennySocial CapitalMobile & AppsInvestment
66$1,100,000DGraph LabsConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
67$1,100,000RoverConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
69$585,000Vuevent UndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
70$559,412GeenappKima Ventures, Caixa Capital Risc.MarketingInvestment
72Undisclosed10bisTA AssociatesTransactionsInvestment
73UndisclosedAdTribaHigh-Tech GründerfondsMarketingInvestment
74UndisclosedArgus MediaGeneral AtlanticMediaInvestment
75UndisclosedBoxed WholesaleAmerican Express VenturesMobile & AppsInvestment
76UndisclosedChainLabBitmain TechnologySoftware & ServicesInvestment
78UndisclosedEngage3 Moneta VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
79UndisclosedEyenalyzeCadron Creek CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
80UndisclosedFame HouseUniversal Music GroupMarketingAcquisition
81UndisclosedIdentityMineValoremHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
82UndisclosedItseezIntelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
83UndisclosedJunior.GolfCallaway Golf CompanyTransactionsInvestment
84UndisclosedMarket MetricsAsset InternationalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
85UndisclosedMatrix SolutionsAsset InternationalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
86UndisclosedMbloxCLX CommunicationsMobile & AppsAcquisition
87UndisclosedMC+AYippySoftware & ServicesAcquisition
88UndisclosedNetBoss TechnologiesEnghouse SystemsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
89UndisclosedOn Campus MarketingSpire CapitalMarketingAcquisition
90UndisclosedProfessional DatasolutionsTA AssociatesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
92UndisclosedStatwingQualtricsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
96UndisclosedTwo Big EarsFacebookSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
98UndisclosedWeBeersEditoriale DomusEcommerceInvestment
99UndisclosedWoomooPricelineMobile & AppsAcquisition

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  1. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  2. Uber Rival Gett Receives $300M in Funding From Volkswagen (Bloomberg)
  3. Insurtech Startup Clover Health Raises $160M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Software-Defined WAN Company Viptela Raises $75M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  5. Eero’s fancy Wi-Fi router has a chance to break through (recode)
  6. Telstra joins $US41 million funding round for Silicon Val leystart-up vArmour (Sydney Morning Herald)
  7. Enterprise Software Company Seismic Raises $40M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Fintech: Wealth Management Technology Company SigFig Raised $40M (FinSMEs)
  9. Chinese Tinder-like Tantan rakes in US$32M Series C (e27)
  10. CloudMinds Raises $30M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Money Transfer Company TransferWise Raises $26M in Fourth Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  12. This startup is connecting superfans who are hiding away in isolated corners of the Internet (Business Insider)
  13. Online Identity Management Platform Dashlane Closes $22.5M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Email Security Startup Raises $22 Million, CEO Says ‘Funding Winter Is Here’ (Fortune)
  15. Energy Internet Software Company AutoGrid Systems Raises over $20M in Series C-2 Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Lightbend Closes $20M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Health Data Science Company Apixio Raises $19.3M in Series D Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Auto Industry Financing Platform AutoFi Raises $17m Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Self-Driving Car Startup nuTonomy Raises $16 Million in Funding (The Wall Street Journal)
  20. Emotion Recognition Software Provider Affectiva Raises $14M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  21. Content Management Developer Platform Contentful Raises $13M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  22. Citadel Group says co entered into an agreement to acquire Kapish (HotCopper)
  23. Software Defined Networking Company Kollective Closes $12.25M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  24. Enterprise Recruiting Software Entelo Raises $12M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  25. New York City-based Edtech Startup Skillshare Raises $12M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  26. Machine Learning Radiology Startup Zebra Medical Vision Raises $12M Funding (FinSMEs)
  27. INCJ leads $10m round for Japanese robotics startup 3D MEDiA; Creema raises $10M (Deal Street Asia)
  28. Edtech Company Accelerate Learning Raises $10m in Series A Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  29. Japanese handmade marketplace Creema raises $10M (TechCrunch)
  30. Front grabs $10 million to bring email to the next level (TechCrunch)
  31. AI-Powered Predictive Analytics Company Lumiata Raised $10M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  32. Video Community Marketplace Mosaicoon Raises €8M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  33. Music-Syncing App AmpMe Raises $8m in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  34. Mexican Fintech Startup Konfio Raises $8m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  35. Ecommerce Fulfillment Robotics Company Locus Robotics Raises $8M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  36. Mobile App Development Platform Buddybuild Raises $7.6M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  37. Data Republic raises $10.5 million Series A from Qantas Loyalty, NAB Ventures, and Westpac’s Reinventure Fund (Startup Daily)
  38. Automotive Startup Drivin Raises $7.5M in Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
  39. SeamlessDocs raises $7 million Series B to help governments go digital (TechCrunch)
  40. Group-Tour Marketplace TourRadar Raises $6M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  41. Connected-Car Platform Provider Zubie Raises $6M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  42. Security Operations Tech Platform Demisto Raised $6m in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  43. P2P Construction Equipment Marketplace EquipmentShare Raised $5.5M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  44. Scoop raises $5.1 million seed round for enterprise carpooling service (TechCrunch)
  45. Mobile Edge Computing Pioneer Saguna Networks Secures $5 Million in Funding Round Led by CE Ventures (PR Newswire)
  46. Talent Acquisition Software Take the Interview Raises $5m in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  47. India: HT Media to acquire minority stake in Koovs for $4.4m (Deal Street Asia)
  48. Cybersecurity Company Votiro Completes $4M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  49. OptoFidelity Raises €3.6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  50. Althea raises $3.5M to sell Korean beauty products online in Southeast Asia (TechCrunch)
  51. Agtech Startup Gamaya Raises CHF3.2M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  52. Medical App MDLinking Raises €2.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  53. Photomyne grabs $2.6 million to bring your old photos online (TechCrunch)
  54. Art Tech Startup Meural Raises $2.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  55. Ex-­Googlers raise $2.5 million for Pattern, a friendly “workspace” for salespeople (TechCrunch)
  56. Gamified Social Sports Prediction Platform SportsHero Raises $2.4M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  57. Edtech Startup Bloomz Raises $2.3M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  58. Digital Health Startup Wellth Raises $2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  59. Food Community Platform Menu Next Door Raises €1.75M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  60. Japan’s cloud-based logistics platform OpenLogi gets $1.9M for Asian expansion (The Bridge)
  61. Dairy Health Service Connecterra Closes $1.8M Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  62. Hairdresser Booking App Rock Pamper Scissors Raises £1.2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  63. Edtech Startup KickUp Raises $1.54M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  64. Restaurant Employee Scheduling Software 7shifts Receives C$1.2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  65. Penny raises $1.2M in seed funding for its personal finance bot (TechCrunch)
  66. Ex-Googler startup DGraph Labs raises US$1.1 million in seed funding round to build industry’s first open source, native and distributed graph database (Nasdaq)
  67. Location-Based Mobile Marketing Platform Rover Raises $1.1M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  68. Restaurant Ordering Software Provider Foodio Raises $585K in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  69. Event Discovery App Vuevent Raises $585K in Angel Funding (FinSMEs)
  70. App Promotion Platform Geenapp Closes €500k Second Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  71. Danish Fintech Startup Pleo Receives €500k in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  72. Online Food Ordering Marketplace 10bis Receives Private Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  73. Adtech Startup AdTriba Raises Seed Funding from High-Tech Gründerfonds (FinSMEs)
  74. Argus Media Receives Private Equity Investment from General Atlantic (FinSMEs)
  75. Boxed Wholesale Receives Investment from American Express Ventures (FinSMEs)
  76. Blockchain, ChainLab Receives Investment from Bitmain Technology (FinSMEs)
  77. Accel-KKR invests in marketing automation company ClickDimensions (PE HUB)
  78. Engage3 Raises Series B Funding Led by Moneta Ventures (FinSMEs)
  79. Restaurant Back-Office Platform Provider Eyenalyze Receives Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  80. SFX SELLS FAME HOUSE TO UMG (Pollstar Pro)
  81. IT Consulting Firm Valorem Buys IdentityMine to Add Interactive design and UX Capabilities (FinSMEs)
  82. Intel Snaps Up Itseez to Help Cars See Better (Fortune)
  83. Golf Digital Platform Junior.Golf Receives Investment from Callaway Golf Company (FinSMEs)
  84. Asset International Acquires Market Metrics and Matrix Solutions to Broaden Its Portfolio of Proprietary, Actionable Data, Insights and Business Intelligence (BusinessWire)
  85. Asset International Acquires Market Metrics and Matrix Solutions to Broaden Its Portfolio of Proprietary, Actionable Data, Insights and Business Intelligence (BusinessWire)
  86. Mobile Messaging: CLX Communications Acquires Mblox (FinSMEs)
  87. Yippy to Acquire MC+A in Pursuit of $500 Million Search Appliance Market (PR Newswire)
  88. Enghouse Systems Acquires NetBoss Technologies (Yahoo)
  89. Dominus Capital Announces Sale of On Campus Marketing to Spire Capital (PR Newswire)
  90. Professional Datasolutions Receives Private Equity Investment from TA Associates (FinSMEs)
  91. Macmillan US acquires self-publishing platform Pronoun (The Bookseller)
  92. Qualtrics Acquires Statwing, Statistical Analysis Software Provider (FinSMEs)
  93. 7Commerce Acquires Fashion Aggregator Stylight (FinSMEs)
  94. Kabam acqui-hires Dawn of Steel dev Superweapon to boost its LA studio (
  95. eBay acquires Spanish ticketing platform Ticketbis to expand StubHub’s presence in 47 new markets (VentureBeat)
  96. Facebook just bought VR audio company Two Big Ears and is making their tech free to developers (TechCrunch)
  97. Toyota has made a strategic investment in Uber (recode)
  98. Ecommerce Platform for Artisan Beers WeBeers Receives Minority Investment (FinSMEs)
  99. Taipei-based startup Woomoo acqui-hired by Priceline (TechCrunch)
  100. HelloTech, Geekatoo Merge to Create Nation’s Largest On Demand In-Home Tech Support Force (PR Newswire)

Toyota joins forces with Uber


This week, Uber confirmed that Toyota has made an undisclosed strategic investment to the company. As part of the deal, Toyota will be creating a leasing program with flexible financing terms for Uber drivers. According to sources, the partnership will go beyond just vehicle sales. It is said that the new partnership is also a push into self-driving cars as the two companies announced that they will also be sharing knowledge to accelerate each other’s research efforts. The move comes days after Volkswagen invested $300 million in European ride-hailing company Gett, a few weeks after Apple poured in $1 billion into China’s Didi Chuxing, and several months after General Motors invested $500 million in Lyft.

eBay acquires Ticketbis


After completing the acquisition of AI startup ExpertMaker earlier this month, eBay continues its acquisition spree by buying Ticketbis, a Spanish online ticketing platform operating in 47 countries. eBay’s own ticketing company StubHub, will takeover Ticketbis with a new platform that will directly compete with rival Ticketmaster. StubHub will be able to expand its presence across Latin America, Europe, and Asia. With this acquisition, it will become the biggest global ticket marketplace based on volume of transactions and international reach. The deal terms were not officially disclosed but TechCrunch reports the amount to be $165 million.

Intel acquires IoT startup Itseez


Intel has acquired machine-vision startup Itseez for an undisclosed amount. Itseez’s technology allows computers to see and understand things around them. It’s being used today in security applications, self-driving cars and robotics. The startup specialises in providing automakers with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) algorithms that enables cars to detect obstacles on the road. The ADAS system can warn the driver of incoming collisions, approaching pedestrians, traffic signs or if the car has drifted off the lane. The company also has a face analysis and manipulation technology called Facense. According to Intel, Itseez will be a vital part of the company’s Internet of Things strategy. It will support Intel’s efforts in the digital security and surveillance market, as well as in the autonomous driving and industrial inspection sector.