Archive | August, 2016

Walmart reportedly looking to acquire


Walmart is reportedly currently in talks to acquire, a rival of Amazon. In a transaction that could value up to $3 billion, the deal is the latest in a string of buyouts in the ecommerce space that includes Bed Bath & Beyond’s acquisition of One King’s Lane and Hudson’s Bay’s purchase of the Gilt Groupe. The deal also highlights a growing trend in the O2O strategy being implemented in the retail environment. For Walmart, will give finally give the retail giant the chance to revamp its online store and compete head-on with Amazon, which dominates the ecommerce space with a 41.2% market share.

Weekly Update – August 3, 2016

      Total Deal Value (USD) –  $11,502,256,355              Total Deal Number – 130

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$9,300,000,000NetSuiteOracleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$600,000,000Weidong Cloud EducationCCB InternationalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
4$180,000,000StackPathABRY PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$94,500,000TalendUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesPublic
7$77,000,000Upthere ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
8$55,000,000Jumia GroupCommonwealth Development CorporationEcommerceInvestment
10$45,000,000MatificLeon KamenevMobile & AppsInvestment
11$45,000,000SlateScienceLeon KamenevMobile & AppsInvestment
12$42,500,000PhishMe Paladin Capital, Bessemer Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$40,000,000EverFiConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$30,000,000Gongzi QianbaoSBCVCTransactionsInvestment
15$30,000,000TaktBCG Digital Ventures, StarbucksMarketingInvestment
16$30,000,000Vena SolutionsCentana Growth PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$22,000,000ReltioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$22,000,000ReltioConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
22$20,000,000Wonder WorkshopConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
23$17,000,000Acalvio TechnologiesConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
24$15,000,000SafeBreachConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
25$12,400,000B12ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
26$12,000,000Big HealthConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
27$12,000,000FogHorn ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
29$10,000,000BP3 GlobalPetra Capital PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
30$10,000,000LeadGeniusLumia Capital, Sierra VenturesMarketingInvestment
33$9,000,000MeziConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
34$9,000,000Scout RFPNew Enterprise AssociatesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
35$7,800,000PatternExKhosla VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
36$7,598,90090 SecondsUndisclosedMediaInvestment
37$7,500,000CloudvirgaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
38$7,000,000CodeshipConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
40$7,000,000Powerlinx ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
41$7,000,000Rockets Of AwesomeConsortiumEcommerceInvestment
42$6,200,000AutomileConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
43$6,000,000IgorCMA Ventures, Next Level VenturesHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
44$5,100,000NextInputConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
45$5,000,000AbejaArchetype, Innovation Network Corporation of JapanSoftware & ServicesInvestment
47$5,000,000PacketSledConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
48$5,000,000Rental Beast ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
50$4,000,000Density ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
51$4,000,000Nomad HealthConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
53$4,000,000RoomiDCM VenturesMobile & AppsInvestment
54$3,938,085Lending WorksNVM Private Equity, existing shareholderTransactionsInvestment
55$3,500,000EngieConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
56$3,250,000PredataConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
57$3,000,000AgriWebb Al Hamra Group, John MurraySoftware & ServicesInvestment
58$2,600,000Cronycle Andurance VenturesTransactionsInvestment
59$2,500,000Kite & LightningConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
62$2,500,000ReflectConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
64$2,011,410Tediber360 Capital PartnersEcommerceInvestment
65$2,000,000CloudApp ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
67$1,900,000Markable Inc. UndisclosedMediaInvestment
68$1,870,510Buying ShowConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
70$1,500,000BolstraConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
71$1,500,000MirageSongHe Capital, WistoneSoftware & ServicesInvestment
72$1,500,000Modasta High Net Worth IndividualsMediaInvestment
73$1,200,000Sansoro HealthConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
74$1,100,000TeamieConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
75$1,000,000Hash JosephmarkMediaInvestment
77$1,000,000MailControlGuild CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
79$700,000ByndrConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
80$661,275See.SenseUndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
81$500,000MobvoiUndisclosedHardware & InfrastrcutureInvestment
82UndisclosedSpecteeConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
83Undisclosed5 fifteenIngentaMarketingAcquisition
85UndisclosedAppcitoA10 NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
86UndisclosedAternityRiverbedSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
87UndisclosedAutobutlerThe PSA GroupTransactionsInvestment
88UndisclosedBeyond the ScoresSportsEngineSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
89UndisclosedBig Data PartnershipTeradataSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
90UndisclosedCloakStackPathMobile & AppsAcquisition
91UndisclosedClubessentialBattery VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
92UndisclosedCore TechnologiesBuildingIQSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
93UndisclosedCoresec SystemsInvestcorpSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
94UndisclosedCyberhavenAccompliceSoftware & ServicesInvestment
95UndisclosedDCHQGridstoreSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
96UndisclosedDesign DataNemetschek GroupSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
97UndisclosedEisenVaultConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
98UndisclosedElefant.roAxxess CapitalEcommerceInvestment
99UndisclosedFirebladeStackPathSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
100UndisclosedFounderDatingKapor CapitalTransactionsInvestment
103UndisclosedHelloDhobiSwastika CompanyTransactionsInvestment
104UndisclosedHelp! We’ve Got KidsSavvyMoMMediaAcquisition
106UndisclosedIStyleYouRannvijay SinghMobile & AppsInvestment
108UndisclosedLaunchKitGoogleMobile & AppsAcquisition
109UndisclosedLogMeInCitrixSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
110UndisclosedLucideusSanjay BawejaSoftware & ServicesInvestment
111UndisclosedMakeLeapsRakuten Ventures Japan FundSoftware & ServicesInvestment
113UndisclosedMozioJetBlue Technology VenturesTransactionsInvestment
114UndisclosedMymoniiThor Angelo, SEED CapitalsMobile & AppsInvestment
116UndisclosedOBI4wanMain CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
117UndisclosedOBILyticsMain CapitalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
118UndisclosedOpen ObjectsIDOXSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
119UndisclosedPivigoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
121UndisclosedRain CommunicationsFour CommunicationsMarketingAcquisition
122UndisclosedRenovate SimplyConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
123UndisclosedSmart PensionLegal & General Investment ManagementTransactionsInvestment
124UndisclosedStaminusStackPathSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
125UndisclosedStarworks GroupVice MediaMarketingAcquisition
127UndisclosedTecnilógicaAccentureSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
128UndisclosedTidemarkMarlin Equity PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
129UndisclosedZoom AbilitySam NurmiHardware & InfrastrcutureInvestment
130UndisclosedZupplerConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Oracle Buys NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (FinSMEs)
  2. CCB International Invests In Weidong Cloud Education At $600M Valuation (China Money Network)
  3. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  4. Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN (TechCrunch)
  5. Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M (TechCrunch)
  6. Big data integrator Talend pops 54% in Nasdaq debut, raising $94.5M (TechCrunch)
  7. Personal Storage App Upthere Raises $77M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Jumia Group raises $55 million from Commonwealth Development Corporation (Dignited)
  9. Mobile Entertainment Company Scopely Closes $55M Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  10. Israeli edtech startup Matific scores massive $45 million round (Geek Time)
  11. Israeli EdTech Startup SlateScience Raises $45M (No Camels News)
  12. PhishMe Raises $42.5M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Skills Learning Software Platform EverFi Raises $40M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. SBCVC Joins $30M New Venture Round In Gongzi Qianbao (China Money Network)
  15. Takt Secures $30M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Cloud Corporate Performance Management Software Vena Solutions Raises $30M (FinSMEs)
  17. Zoomcar Raises Fund Worth $25 million from Ford Motors (FabNewz)
  18. Reltio Raises $22M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Data management platform Reltio will expand hiring with newly raised $22M (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
  20. On-Demand Trucking Platform Transfix Raises $22M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  21. Online Grocery Marketplace Shipt Secures $20.1M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  22. Wonder Workshop Raises $20M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  23. Advanced Threat Defense Technology Company Acalvio Technologies Raises $17M (FinSMEs)
  24. Continuous Security Validation Platform SafeBreach Raises $15M (FinSMEs)
  25. B12 Secures $12.4M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  26. Digital Medicine Company Big Health Raises $12M (FinSMEs)
  27. FogHorn Systems Raises $12M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  28. Attaining 20M+ monthly visitors, Retty, Japan’s answer to Yelp, gets $10.5M series D funding (The Bridge)
  29. BP3 Global Receives $10M Private Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  30. Sales and marketing startup LeadGenius raises $10M (TechCrunch)
  31. Peek Raises $10M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  32. Zeek, a startup that lets you buy and sell unwanted gift vouchers, closes $9.5M Series B (TechCrunch)
  33. AI-Powered Chatbot Shopping App Mezi Raises $9M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  34. Scout RFP Raises $9M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  35. AI Powered Cybersecurity Platform PatternEx Raises $7.8M (FinSMEs)
  36. Global startup that just raised $10 million sets up shop in Australia (StartupSmart)
  37. Cloud Intelligent Mortgage Platform Cloudvirga Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  38. Codeship Closes $7M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  39. Rocket Internet’s Jabong sold to Flipkart-owned rival Myntra for $70M (TechCrunch)
  40. Powerlinx Completes $7m Series A Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  41. With $7M In Funding, Rockets Of Awesome Is Aiming To Disrupt The Childrens Apparel Market (Forbes)
  42. Automile Raises $6.2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  43. With new investment, Des Moines startup has raised $6M (Des Moines Register)
  44. NextInput Closes $5.1M Series A1 Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  45. Japan’s Abeja, Google Analytics for retail stores, secures $5M in series B round (The Bridge)
  46. Data-First Marketing Platform Influential Raises $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  47. Cybersecurity Investigation Company PacketSled Completes $5M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  48. Rental Beast Raises $5 Million to Bring Brokers Back Into Apartment Search (Bostinno)
  49. FilterEasy nabs $4.2M in equity round (WRAL TechWire)
  50. Density raises $4 million to track crowds at the DMV, theme parks and corporate campuses (TechCrunch)
  51. Nomad Health Completes $4M Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  52. App Retail Commerce Platform Poq Raises $4m in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  53. NYC-Based Rental Listing App Roomi Raises $4M (FinSMEs)
  54. Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform Lending Works Raises £3M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  55. Car Diagnosis App Engie Raises $3.5M (No Camels News)
  56. Predictive Event Intelligence Platform Predata Raises $3.25M (FinSMEs)
  57. AgriWebb Raises $3m Seed Round for Livestock Monitoring and Data Analysis (AG Funder News)
  58. Cronycle Raises $2.6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  59. Cinematic Virtual Reality Startup Kite & Lightning Raises $2.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  60. Mozio, the ground transport specialist, raises $2.5 million (TNOOZ)
  61. Sydney startup Ordermentum secures $2.5 million in funding: How its founders laid the groundwork from the very beginning (StartupSmart)
  62. Developement Data Visualization Platform Reflect Raises $2.5M (FinSMEs)
  63. Southeast Asia tech media company E27 raises $2.2M (TechCrunch)
  64. E-Commerce Mattress Platform Tediber Raises €1.8M in VC Funding (FinSMEs)
  65. CloudApp Raises $2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  66. Super-fast small biz mobile banking service Tide raises $2M seed round (TechCrunch)
  67. Markable Inc. raises $1.9 million in equity funding (JS Online)
  68. Buying Show Closes €1.7M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  69. Proximity Marketing Startup NearIT Raises €1.5M (FinSMEs)
  70. Customer Success Management Platform Bolstra Raises $1.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  71. Chinese developer Mirage raises $1.5 million to take on VR gaming (Crazy About Startups)
  72. Healthtech Startup Modasta Raises $1.5 Mn From HNIs (Inc42)
  73. Sansoro Health Closes $1.2M Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  74. Singaporean edtech startup Teamie resurfaces for $1m of fresh funding (Tech In Asia)
  75. Josephmark raises $1 million for catch-up news platform Hash (AFR)
  76. LawnGuru Closes $1M Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  77. Enterprise Anti-Spymail Solution MailControl Raises $1M (FinSMEs)
  78. On-Demand Valet Parking Service Raises $750K in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  79. Mobile learning management platform Byndr bags seed funding (Tech In Circle)
  80. Overfunding: See.Sense Tops £500,000 Funding Goal on Crowdcube (Crowdfund Insider)
  81. Ticwatch 2 is a slick smartwatch that raised $500K on Kickstarter in just 3 days (TechCrunch)
  82. Japan’s Spectee secures series A round to analyze live events realtime for broadcasters (The Bridge)
  83. Ingenta acquires advertising software company 5 fifteen Ltd (WhatTheyThink)
  84. Pepperjam Acquires AdAssured: World’s Premier Affiliate Network Now Offers Leading Compliance Solution (BusinessWire)
  85. A10 Networks Acquires Appcito To Become ‘First Cloud-Native’ ADC Company (CRN)
  86. Riverbed To Acquire Aternity To Bolster End-To-End Digital Visibility (Forbes)
  87. Online Marketplace for Auto Repairs Autobutler Receives Investment from The PSA Group (FinSMEs)
  88. SportsEngine acquires Kansas City-based company (Kansas City Business Journal)
  89. Big data company Teradata acquires UK’s Big Data Partnership (TechCrunch)
  90. Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN (TechCrunch)
  91. Clubessential Receives Growth Equity Investment from Battery Ventures (FinSMEs)
  92. BuildingIQ Acquires Core Technology From CSIRO (BusinessWire)
  93. Investcorp to acquire Coresec Systems (Investcorp)
  94. More than two million dollars to rethink cybersecurity (News Mediacom)
  95. Gridstore acquires DCHQ and becomes HyperGrid (TechCrunch)
  96. Design Data Acquired by Nemetschek Group (BusinessWire)
  97. EisenVault, Secures Angel Investment (PRLog)
  98. Private equity fund buys into Romanian online retailer Elefant (Romania Insider)
  99. Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN (TechCrunch)
  100. Entrepreneur Networking Site FounderDating Just Got Acquired By Its Top Competitor (Fortune)
  101. E-Commerce Enabler GoCoop Raises Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  102. Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi (TechCrunch)
  103. Exclusive: On-demand laundry startup HelloDhobi gets angel funding from Swastika Company (Tech In Circle)
  104. SavvyMoM announces appointments and acquires Help! We’ve Got Kids (Fashion Monitor)
  105. India’s Quikr snaps up Hiree to grow its recruitment service (TechCrunch)
  106. Exclusive: TV host Rannvijay Singh invests in fashion styling app IStyleYou (TechCrunch)
  107. Receives Minority Investment from Ardian (FinSMEs)
  108. Google acquires LaunchKit, will discontinue hosted mobile development services (VentureBeat)
  109. Citrix merges GoTo business with LogMeIn (CloudPro)
  110. Cyber Security Startup Lucideus Gets Backing From Flipkart CFO Sanjay Baweja (Inc42)
  111. Cloud fintech service MakeLeaps announces new fundraising round from Rakuten Ventures Japan Fund (e27)
  112. Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN (TechCrunch)
  113. Ground Transportation Search Engine Startup Mozio Raises Funding from JetBlue Technology Ventures (FinSMEs)
  114. Ny millioninvestering til fintech-startuppet Mymonii (TrendsOnline)
  115. Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi (TechCrunch)
  116. Main Capital acquires two software companies (RealDeals)
  117. Main Capital acquires two software companies (RealDeals)
  118. Acquisition of Open Objects (Idox Group)
  119. Data Science Marketplace Pivigo Secures Funding (FinSMEs)
  120. LinkedIn Acquires PointDrive to Drive Social Selling Efforts Forward (LinkedIn)
  121. Four Communications Acquires Rain Communications (FinSMEs)
  122. Renovate Simply Raises Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  123. Smart Pension Receives Additional Investment from Legal & General Investment Management (FinSMEs)
  124. Security-as-a-service startup StackPath nabs $180M, 4 acquisitions including MaxCDN (TechCrunch)
  125. Vice Media Acquires Majority Stake in Starworks Group (The Daily Front Row)
  126. Offline Promotion & Advertising Space Platform store2be Raises High Six Figure Funding (FinSMEs)
  127. Accenture Acquires Tecnilógica to Scale Its Open Source Digital Skills in Spain (Accenture)
  128. Tidemark Receives Investment from Marlin Equity Partners (FinSMEs)
  129. Zoom Ability from Vasteras get into Sam Nurmi as major shareholder (Breakit)
  130. Independent Restaurant Software Zuppler Raises Seed Funding (FinSMEs)

Uber China to merge with Didi Chuxing


After suffering huge losses in China, Uber China is finally surrendering its operations to its homegrown rival, Didi Chuxing. The deal, which will create a merged company worth around $35 billion, will end one of the ride-hailing industry’s biggest rivalries. According to sources, the terms of the deal includes Didi acquiring Uber’s brand, business and data in China, whilst Uber investors will reportedly hold a 20% stake of the combined company. Didi will also invest $1 billion in Uber’s global company as part of the deal. According to analysts, this deal allows Uber to focus on other regions that it operates in, new product development such as UberEats and a possible IPO down the track.