Archive | September, 2016

Weekly Update – September 20, 2016

      Total Deal Value (USD) –  $39,441,595,484             Total Deal Number – 123

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $31,000,000,000 ARM SoftBank Software & Services Acquisition
2 $4,300,000,000 Rackspace Apollo Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,560,000,000 Penton Informa Software & Services Investment
4 $1,100,000,000 J.D. Power XIO Software & Services Acquisition
5 $130,000,000 Citrus Pay PayU Transactions Acquisition
6 $120,000,000 Thalmic Labs Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $105,000,000 Hero FinCorp Credit Suisse, Chrys Capital Transactions Investment
8 $90,000,000 Quanergy Systems Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $81,000,000 Carbon 3D Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $70,000,000 Defy Media Wellington Management Media Investment
11 $55,000,000 Ripple Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $50,000,000 Roboteam Generali Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $40,000,000 BitSight Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $36,300,000 Digital Map Products Silversmith Capital Partners Software & Services Investment
15 $36,000,000 Lucid Software Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $35,000,000 Applause Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $35,000,000 Watch Over Me Carousell Mobile & Apps Acquisition
18 $32,000,000 Claroty Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $32,000,000 Datorama Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $30,000,000 Cato Networks Gur Shatz, Shlomo Kramer, Aspect Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), SingTel Innov8, Greylock Partners Software & Services Investment
21 $25,000,000 Bonfire Studios Andreessen Horowitz, Riot Games Games Investment
22 $25,000,000 Ctera Networks Consortium Software & Services Investment
23 $25,000,000 oTMS Consortium Software & Services Investment
24 $22,343,500 Home24 Consortium Ecommerce Investment
25 $20,000,000 GitLab Consortium Software & Services Investment
26 $20,000,000 Nuxeo Goldman Sachs Software & Services Investment
27 $20,000,000 Optimove Israel Growth Partners Marketing Investment
28 $19,000,000 Signifyd Consortium Ecommerce Investment
29 $15,000,000 KeyMe Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
30 $15,000,000 Swiggy Bessemer Venture Partners Transactions Investment
31 $14,000,000 Tipalti SGVC Transactions Investment
32 $12,000,000 Inbenta Consortium Software & Services Investment
33 $12,000,000 Quandl Nexus Venture Partners, August Capital Software & Services Investment
34 $10,500,000 project44 Consortium Software & Services Investment
35 $10,500,000 ViSenze Consortium Ecommerce Investment
36 $10,000,000 Frame.io Consortium Media Investment
37 $10,000,000 RackWare Consortium Software & Services Investment
38 $10,000,000 Unified Wellington Financial LP Marketing Investment
39 $10,000,000 Vertebrae Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
40 $9,400,000 Packet SoftBank Corp. Software & Services Investment
41 $9,000,000 Ellevest Consortium Transactions Investment
42 $9,000,000 Zeekit Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
43 $8,500,000 Guild Education Consortium Transactions Investment
44 $8,400,000 Point Consortium Transactions Investment
45 $8,200,000 Promoboxx Consortium Marketing Investment
46 $8,000,000 Business Talent Group Consortium Transactions Investment
47 $8,000,000 Diasend Glooko Mobile & Apps Merger
48 $8,000,000 Glooko Consortium Software & Services Investment
49 $8,000,000 Totango Consortium Software & Services Investment
50 $7,000,000 Luma Andreessen Horowitz, GV Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
51 $7,000,000 Unravel Data Menlo Ventures, Data Elite Ventures Software & Services Investment
52 $6,743,160 OpenClassrooms Consortium Transactions Investment
53 $6,700,000 TVTY Consortium Marketing Investment
54 $6,500,000 Arbor Canaan Partners, First Round Capital Transactions Investment
55 $6,000,000 Fusebill ScaleUp Ventures, Langdell Investments Transactions Investment
56 $5,025,015 Connective NV Erik Dralans, Michel Akkermans Software & Services Investment
57 $5,000,000 ACV Auctions Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
58 $5,000,000 Sourcery Consortium Transactions Investment
59 $4,300,000 Agent Video Intelligence KuangChi Science Limited, Motorola Solutions Software & Services Investment
60 $4,200,000 Yello Argentum, First Analysis Software & Services Investment
61 $3,127,404 Lightneer GSV Acceleration, IPR.VC Games Investment
62 $3,000,000 Klara Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
63 $3,000,000 Luminance Invoke Capital Software & Services Investment
64 $3,000,000 Pleo Consortium Transactions Investment
65 $2,608,360 Curve Consortium Transactions Investment
66 $2,608,360 Netmums Undisclosed Media Investment
67 $2,607,880 ContactEngine Amadeus Capital, Beringea Software & Services Investment
68 $2,600,000 Rednote Northwood Ventures Media Investment
69 $2,247,720 GenieBelt Danish Solar A/S, Klaus Nyengaard Software & Services Investment
70 $2,000,000 Clubhouse Software Consortium Software & Services Investment
71 $2,000,000 InstaVR The Venture Reality Fund Software & Services Investment
72 $2,000,000 LumaTax Consortium Transactions Investment
73 $2,000,000 Metadata Consortium Software & Services Investment
74 $2,000,000 SalesPreso Sapien Ventures Software & Services Investment
75 $2,000,000 Travelio Consortium Transactions Investment
76 $2,000,000 Wheelwell Consortium Transactions Investment
77 $1,630,225 DueCourse Consortium Transactions Investment
78 $1,600,000 Proxy Blackbird Ventures, Y Combinator Mobile & Apps Investment
79 $1,600,000 Spaceship Consortium Transactions Investment
80 $1,500,000 Huddlestock Undisclosed Transactions Investment
81 $1,500,000 InsiteVR Consortium Software & Services Investment
82 $1,500,000 Jojonomic Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
83 $1,123,860 TradeMachines Consortium Transactions Investment
84 $980,000 PikMyKind FAN Investors Fund I, Florida Funders Transactions Investment
85 $750,000 MedCrypt Consortium Software & Services Investment
86 Undisclosed 7invensun Qualcomm Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
87 Undisclosed AceitaFacil Vindi Transactions Investment
88 Undisclosed Asiasoft Solutions Net One Systems Software & Services Investment
89 Undisclosed Beam Microsoft Games Investment
90 Undisclosed Big Cloud Analytics Edison Partners Marketing Investment
91 Undisclosed CAPS Payroll Cast & Crew Media Acquisition
92 Undisclosed Clarus Commerce Trivergance Ecommerce Acquisition
93 Undisclosed Depop Consortium Transactions Investment
94 Undisclosed Digg Gannett Co Inc Media Investment
95 Undisclosed Digiturk BeIN Media Group Mobile & Apps Acquisition
96 Undisclosed Epicor KKR Software & Services Acquisition
97 Undisclosed FastPay Citi Ventures Transactions Investment
98 Undisclosed Hipmunk Concur Transactions Investment
99 Undisclosed Isbit Games Zlatan Ibrahimovic Games Investment
100 Undisclosed Kudo Emtek Group Ecommerce Investment
101 Undisclosed Liqvid Gray Matters Capital Transactions Investment
102 Undisclosed Meetrics Consortium Marketing Investment
103 Undisclosed One Click Retail Ascential Ecommerce Acquisition
104 Undisclosed Paperclip Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
105 Undisclosed Patheos Beliefnet Media Acquisition
106 Undisclosed PernixData Nutanix Software & Services Acquisition
107 Undisclosed PlumSlice Kinetic Ventures Software & Services Investment
108 Undisclosed Quip Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
109 Undisclosed R2integrated Baird Capital Marketing Investment
110 Undisclosed RECONSTRUCT Consortium Software & Services Investment
111 Undisclosed Resilinc Consortium Software & Services Investment
112 Undisclosed Sarcos Robotics Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
113 Undisclosed SmartBite Consortium Transactions Investment
114 Undisclosed TiVO Rovi Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
115 Undisclosed Tonic Stripe Software & Services Acquisition
116 Undisclosed Torstar Fairfax Media Acquisition
117 Undisclosed Tower Cloud Communications Sales & Leasing Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
118 Undisclosed Urban Engines Google Software & Services Acquisition
119 Undisclosed Zoomdata In-Q-Tel Software & Services Investment
120 Undisclosed Attend Event Farm Marketing Acquisition
121 Undisclosed LeagueLineup Blue Star Sports Games Acquisition
122 Undisclosed Summit Media TCC Global Marketing Acquisition
123 Undisclosed TCP Cloud Mirantis Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. SoftBank completes $31 billion acquisition of ARM (The Verge)
  2. Rackspace to go private after $4.3B acquisition by private equity firm Apollo (TechCrunch)
  3. Britain’s Informa to boost U.S. presence with Penton deal (Reuters)
  4. XIO completes J.D. Power acquisition for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
  5. Naspers’ PayU buys Citrus Pay for $130M in cash to expand in India (TechCrunch)
  6. Thalmic Labs’ Next Phase: Announcing $120M USD in Series B Funding (Medium)
  7. Hero FinCorp raises $105 mn from ChyrsCapital, Credit Suisse (VC Circle)
  8. Self-Driving Car Sensor Startup Raises $90 Million (Fortune)
  9. Carbon 3D Raises $81M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Defy Media has raised $70 million because YouTubers love Smosh and investors love video (Recode)
  11. Ripple Completes $55m Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Israeli Roboteam raises $50 million to focus on US growth (GeekTime)
  13. BitSight Raises $40M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Silversmith invests in Digital Map Products (SocalTech)
  15. Lucid Software Receives $36M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  16. Applause Closes $35M Series F Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  17. Mobile classifieds startup Carousell makes first acquisition weeks after raising $35M (TechCrunch)
  18. Claroty Raises $32M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Datorama Raises $32M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Cato Networks raises $30 million for its network security as a service platform (VentureBeat)
  21. World of Warcraft’s lead designer announces new studio with $25M in funding (Built In LA)
  22. Ctera Networks Raises $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  23. oTMS Raises $25M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  24. Home24 Raises €20M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  25. GitLab Secures $20M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  26. Nuxeo Receives $20M Investment from Goldman Sachs (FinSMEs)
  27. Optimove Raises $20M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  28. Signifyd Raises $19 Million in New Funding (Bitcoin Angle)
  29. KeyMe Raises $15M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  30. Close on the heels of Series C, Swiggy raises Series D funding of $15m from Bessemer Venture Partners (Your Story)
  31. Tipalti Raises $14m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  32. Inbenta Raises $12M in Series B Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  33. Quandl Completes $12M Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  34. project44 Raises $10.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  35. ViSenze Raises US$10.5M In Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  36. Frame.io raises a $10M Series A with Jared Leto and Kevin Spacey as investors (TechCrunch)
  37. RackWare Closes $10M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  38. Unified Closes US$10M Growth Financing (FinSMEs)
  39. Vertebrae Announces VR Ad Technology Platform, Secures $10m Investment (VR Focus)
  40. Packet Raises $9.4M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  41. Ellevest Raises $9M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  42. Zeekit Launches the Most Advanced Virtual Fitting Room App for Retailers and Consumers (BusinessWire)
  43. Guild Education draws $8.5 million in Series A funding led by Redpoint (TechCrunch)
  44. Got Home Equity? Point Raises $8.4 Million To Grow Home Equity Loan Alternative (Forbes)
  45. Promoboxx Raised $8.2M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  46. Business Talent Group Closes $8M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  47. Glooko and Diasend Merge; Raises $8M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  48. Glooko and Diasend Merge; Raises $8M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  49. Totango Raises $8M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  50. Luma Raises $7m in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  51. Unravel Data Raises More Than $7M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  52. OpenClassrooms Raises €6M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  53. TVTY Raises $6.7M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  54. Arbor Secures $6.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  55. Fusebill Raises $6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  56. Connective NV closes a EUR4.5 million funding round (Finextra)
  57. ACV Auctions completes $5 million venture capital raise; names George Chamoun as CEO (Bufallo Business First)
  58. Commerce & Payments Platform Sourcery Closes $5M VC Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  59. Agent Video Intelligence Raises $4.3M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  60. Yello Raises Additional $4.2M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  61. Lightneer Completes €2.8M Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  62. Healthcare Messaging Company Klara Raises $3M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  63. Luminance Raises $3M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  64. Pleo Closes $3M Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  65. London fintech startup Curve raises £2 million (Business Insider)
  66. Netmums founder secures £2m to fund video channel for mothers (Telegraph)
  67. ContactEngine Raises £2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  68. Rednote Raises $2.6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  69. GenieBelt Secures €2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  70. Clubhouse Software Raises $2M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  71. InstaVR Closes $2M Series A Equity Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  72. LumaTax Raises $2.0M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  73. Metadata Raises $2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  74. PowerPoint on steroids’ firm SalesPreso raises $2 million from Sapien Ventures (AFR)
  75. Travelio nabs $2 million, looks to expand in Indonesia (TNOOZ)
  76. Wheelwell Secures $2M Series Seed Funding (Wheelwell)
  77. DueCourse, a cloud-based invoice financing service for SMEs, raises £6.25M (TechCrunch)
  78. Proxy raises $1.6 million to kill the card key, and make the internet of things more accessible (TechCrunch)
  79. Sydney startup Spaceship closes $1.6 million seed round led by Atlassian founder Mike Cannon-Brookes to bring its “game-changing” offering to market (StartupSmart)
  80. Huddlestock Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  81. InsiteVR grabs $1.5M in seed funding to bring 3D models to life in VR (TechCrunch)
  82. Jojonomic secures US$1.5M to help Southeast Asia manage its finances (e27)
  83. TradeMachines Raises over €1M Funding (FinSMEs)
  84. PikMyKind Closes $980K Funding (FinSMEs)
  85. MedCrypt Raises $750k in Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  86. 7invensun Receives Equity Investment from Qualcomm (FinSMEs)
  87. Brazilian Fintech Startup Vindi Invests in AceitaFacil (FinSMEs)
  88. Singapore Asiasoft Solutions closes strategic investment from Japan’s Net One Systems (Deal Street Asia)
  89. Microsoft strengthens e-sports presence with acquisition (Marketing)
  90. Edison Partners backs Big Cloud Analytics (PE HUB)
  91. Cast & Crew Completes Acquisition of CAPS Payroll (Variety)
  92. WhiteHorse Capital Provides Term Loan to Support the Acquisition of Clarus Commerce (BusinessWire)
  93. Depop, new capital increase (H-FARM)
  94. Gannett leads funding round in news curation site Digg (Politico)
  95. Qatar’s BeIN Media Group completes acquisition of Digiturk (Arabian Busines)
  96. KKR completes Epicor acquisition (PE HUB)
  97. Fintech, FastPay Receives Investment from Citi Ventures (FinSMEs)
  98. Breaking: Concur to Buy Hipmunk (Skift)
  99. Isbit Games Receives Investment from Zlatan Ibrahimovic (FinSMEs)
  100. Kudo raises 8-digit funding led by Emtek Group (The Jakarta Post)
  101. Exclusive: E-learning firm Liqvid raises Series A from US-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital (Deal Street Asia)
  102. Meetrics Raises Third Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  103. Ascential plc Acquisition of One Click Retail (The Telegraph)
  104. Paperclip Raises Six Figure Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  105. Beliefnet Announces Acquisition Of Patheos (PR Newswire)
  106. Nutanix, the company driving VMware crazy, just made a brilliant acquisition (Business Insider)
  107. PlumSlice Closes Series A Financing Round Led by Kinetic Ventures (FinSMEs)
  108. What Salesforce’s acquisition of Quip means for enterprise software startups (TechCrunch)
  109. R2integrated Receives Majority Investment From Baird Capital (FinSMEs)
  110. RECONSTRUCT, ENTERPRISEWORKS STARTUP, ANNOUNCES SEED ROUND FUNDING (Research Park)
  111. Resilinc Receives Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  112. Sarcos Robotics Secures Funding (FinSMEs)
  113. Malaysia’s SmartBite gets funding from Marna Capital, Rhombus Food Holdings, others (e27)
  114. Rovi Changes Its Name To TiVo As It Closes Acquisition Of DVR Pioneer (Deadline)
  115. Stripe acquires app prototyping startup Tonic (VentureBeat)
  116. Fairfax Announces Acquisition of Shares of Torstar (Marketwired)
  117. Communications Sales & Leasing Completes Acquisition of Tower Cloud (Nasdaq)
  118. Google Acquires Urban Engines (FinSMEs)
  119. Zoomdata Receives Investment from In-Q-Tel (FinSMEs)
  120. Attend Gets Acquired by a DC-Based Startup (Bostinno)
  121. Blue Star Sports Acquires LeagueLineup (BusinessWire)
  122. Global retail marketing firm TCC Global acquires online retailing specialist (BDaily)
  123. Mirantis Acquires TCP Cloud to Bolster Cloud Operations (EWeek)

SoftBank acquires ARM Holdings

Commentary

Japan-based SoftBank, one of the largest technology companies in the world, has recently acquired British chip maker ARM Holdings for $31.4 billion. Headquartered in Cambridge, England, ARM Holdings provides chips to 95% of smartphones, 80% of digital cameras, and 35% of all electronic devices. As part of the acquisition, ARM will now be delisted from the London Stock Exchange. According to sources, ARM was acquired to boost SoftBank’s Internet of Things (IoT) plans. The deal could give SoftBank the technological edge that it needs to transform itself from a telecoms company into a global leader with a platform focused on the IoT. It will also allow Japan to regain control of the memory chips market, which has been dominated by the UK and South Korea.

Weekly Update – September 13, 2016

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $10,655,154,336             Total Deal Number – 125

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $8,800,000,000 Micro Focus HP Enterprise Software & Services Acquisition
2 $625,000,000 Apigee Google Software & Services Acquisition
3 $250,000,000 Soft Machines Intel Software & Services Acquisition
4 $194,806,170 Huimin Fortune Capital Ecommerce Investment
5 $119,000,000 OfferUp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $50,000,000 Byju’s Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $45,000,000 Cheyipai BAIC Group Ecommerce Investment
8 $40,000,000 Rover BDC Venture Capital, 500 Startups Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $38,000,000 Celeno Communications Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $35,000,000 SessionM Consortium Marketing Investment
11 $33,500,000 Blackstorm Labs Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $24,000,000 HashiCorp Consortium Software & Services Investment
13 $22,546,000 Alkemics Consortium Marketing Investment
14 $20,000,000 Dogbuddy Anders Böös, Sweet Capital Ltd. Transactions Investment
15 $19,000,000 Signifyd Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $16,500,000 GoSpotCheck Point Nine Capital, Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $15,000,000 Ogury Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $14,000,000 Juvo Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $13,000,000 HaloDoc Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $12,000,000 SmartAsset Consortium Transactions Investment
21 $12,000,000 WSC Sports Consortium Media Investment
22 $11,273,000 Canatu Infosto, Inventure Oy Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
23 $11,239,700 Afrimarket Global Innovation Fund Transactions Investment
24 $11,000,000 Beeswax RRE Ventures, Foundry Group Marketing Investment
25 $10,000,000 Cheddar Lightspeed Venture Partners Media Investment
26 $10,000,000 MP Objects Updata Partners Software & Services Investment
27 $10,000,000 Politico Consortium Media Investment
28 $8,500,000 Away Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
29 $8,283,825 DotProperty Mitula Group Transactions Acquisition
30 $8,000,000 Abom Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
31 $8,000,000 UXP Systems John Malone, John Risley Software & Services Investment
32 $7,525,500 Canva Blackbird Ventures Transactions Investment
33 $7,300,000 Splacer NFX Guild Transactions Investment
34 $7,250,000 Allbirds Consortium Ecommerce Investment
35 $7,000,000 Proov Mangrove Capital Partners, OurCrowd Software & Services Investment
36 $7,000,000 Shippo Consortium Ecommerce Investment
37 $6,500,000 DriveTribe Breyer Capital, Atomico Media Investment
38 $6,400,000 Dizzion Consortium Software & Services Investment
39 $6,200,000 Zenedge Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
40 $5,636,500 Jobbio NJF Capital Transactions Investment
41 $5,636,500 Ulule BNP Paribas, MAIF Transactions Investment
42 $5,000,000 DailyPay Consortium Transactions Investment
43 $5,000,000 Intensity Analytics Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
44 $4,750,000 Octiv Consortium Software & Services Investment
45 $4,500,000 Payworks Consortium Software & Services Investment
46 $4,495,880 Critical Force NHN Entertainment Corp Games Investment
47 $4,271,086 VizEat Eurovestech Transactions Investment
48 $4,024,965 Privitar Consortium Software & Services Investment
49 $3,400,000 GoldenKey NFX Guild Transactions Investment
50 $3,334,500 Divido DN Capital, Mangrove Capital Partners Transactions Investment
51 $3,148,446 CheBuoni.it Localweb Transactions Investment
52 $3,000,000 Callstats.io True Ventures Software & Services Investment
53 $3,000,000 Capillary Tech InnoVen Capital Marketing Investment
54 $3,000,000 LiveStories Consortium Software & Services Investment
55 $3,000,000 Prozo.com Consortium Transactions Investment
56 $3,000,000 Simplilearn InnoVen Capital Transactions Investment
57 $2,803,825 Unilend NewAlpha Asset Management Transactions Investment
58 $2,683,310 MyLife Digital Business Growth Fund Software & Services Investment
59 $2,500,000 Fluent City Consortium Transactions Investment
60 $2,356,809 Urbee Amsterdams Klimaat en Energiefonds Transactions Investment
61 $2,000,000 DoorKeys Undisclosed Transactions Investment
62 $2,000,000 Glints Consortium Transactions Investment
63 $2,000,000 Salido Consortium Software & Services Investment
64 $1,900,000 Cermati Beenos Partners, East Ventures Transactions Investment
65 $1,800,000 MOVO Tech Coast Angels Consortium Investment
66 $1,686,600 Tviso Inveready Media Investment
67 $1,650,000 ParkMyCloud Consortium Software & Services Investment
68 $1,600,000 Nextail Realiza Business Angels Software & Services Investment
69 $1,500,000 Crypto Facilities Bank Veterans Transactions Investment
70 $1,500,000 Motivate NFX Guild Mobile & Apps Investment
71 $1,500,000 Sports Performance Tracking Brady Scanlon Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
72 $1,461,720 Zerocopter The Netherlands Software & Services Investment
73 $1,400,000 Reactful Consortium Software & Services Investment
74 $1,250,000 Ousta Undisclosed Transactions Investment
75 $1,120,000 Connected2Fiber Nauta Capital Software & Services Investment
76 $1,000,000 Driftrock Consortium Marketing Investment
77 $750,000 Nebulous Consortium Software & Services Investment
78 $670,000 TopRankers Ideation Initiative, CareerNet Technologies Transactions Investment
79 Undisclosed Accordant Media Dentsu Aegis Network Marketing Acquisition
80 Undisclosed Affinitiv CIP Capital Marketing Investment
81 Undisclosed Aifloo Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
82 Undisclosed Camarilla Amerborgh Mobile & Apps Investment
83 Undisclosed Chariot Ford Transactions Investment
84 Undisclosed CheersOye Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
85 Undisclosed COVELOZ TECHNOLOGIES ROSS VIDEO Software & Services Acquisition
86 Undisclosed Daxko GI Partners Software & Services Investment
87 Undisclosed DemandVoice IVR Technology Group Software & Services Acquisition
88 Undisclosed Didi Chuxing Foxconn Technology Group Transactions Investment
89 Undisclosed EBuilder TeliaSonera Software & Services Investment
90 Undisclosed eShakti Polaris Banyan Holding, Infina Finance Ecommerce Investment
91 Undisclosed EVAmore Emergent Holdings Transactions Investment
92 Undisclosed Fablic Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
93 Undisclosed Finalsite Bridge Growth Partners Software & Services Acquisition
94 Undisclosed Freshboxx Ravi Linganuri Transactions Investment
95 Undisclosed Garena Consortium Software & Services Investment
96 Undisclosed Hanse Orga Waterland Software & Services Investment
97 Undisclosed IDN Media Consortium Media Investment
98 Undisclosed InstaSupply Undisclosed Transactions Investment
99 Undisclosed Intelligent Point of Sale iZettle Transactions Acquisition
100 Undisclosed Language Your Way Undisclosed Transactions Investment
101 Undisclosed LaunchKey iovation Software & Services Acquisition
102 Undisclosed Lenskart PremjiInvest Ecommerce Investment
103 Undisclosed LogFire Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
104 Undisclosed Love Mondays Glassdoor Transactions Acquisition
105 Undisclosed ManageWP GoDaddy Media Acquisition
106 Undisclosed MatraMatri.com Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
107 Undisclosed Movidius Intel Software & Services Investment
108 Undisclosed NoBroker Anand Chandrasekaran Transactions Investment
109 Undisclosed Norskale Citrix Software & Services Acquisition
110 Undisclosed Offpeak Gobi Partners, YJ Capital Transactions Investment
111 Undisclosed PillPack Consortium Transactions Investment
112 Undisclosed Reconstruct Consortium Software & Services Investment
113 Undisclosed Regulatory DataCorp Vista Equity Partners Software & Services Acquisition
114 Undisclosed Rocket Lawyer Editions Lefebvre Sarrut Transactions Investment
115 Undisclosed Serious Integrated McRock Capital Software & Services Investment
116 Undisclosed ShipXpress GE Transportation Software & Services Acquisition
117 Undisclosed Stickyeyes IPG Mediabrands Marketing Acquisition
118 Undisclosed The 2nd Edit Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
119 Undisclosed VERIFIED PERSON STERLING TALENT SOLUTIONS Software & Services Acquisition
120 Undisclosed Wia NDRC Software & Services Investment
121 Undisclosed Workterra CareerBuilder Software & Services Acquisition
122 Undisclosed Zazzle Media IPG Mediabrands Marketing Acquisition
123 Undisclosed Zemanta Sovrn Software & Services Acquisition
124 Undisclosed Zettabox Henrik Kraft, Victor Bischoff Software & Services Investment
125 Undisclosed Zilingo Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. HP Enterprise strikes $8.8 billion deal with Micro Focus for software assets (Reuters)
  2. Google to acquire API management provider Apigee for $625 million (VentureBeat)
  3. Report: Intel has quietly bought chip startup Soft Machines for $250M’ (Silicon Angle)
  4. B2B Grocery Platform Huimin Secures RMB 1.3 Bln Series B (Marbridge Consulting)
  5. Craigslist rival OfferUp raises $119M, confirms $1B valuation and cites ‘global ambitions’ (GeekWire)
  6. Mark Zuckerberg leads $50 mn infusion into Byju’s, says learning is a key focus area (FirstPost)
  7. BAIC Group Reportedly Leads $45M Financing Round In Cheyipai (China Money Network)
  8. Rover is closing a $40M round that values the pet-sitting startup at nearly $300M (TechCrunch)
  9. WiFi chipmaker Celeno Communications raises $38m (Globes)
  10. Startup SessionM in Bid to Become Salesforce of Mobile Marketing (AdAge)
  11. Blackstorm raises $33.5M to help developers get their apps everywhere beyond the App Store (TechCrunch)
  12. HashiCorp scores $24 mln Series B led by GGV Capital (PE HUB)
  13. Alkemics up € 20m to deploy abroad (Widoobiz)
  14. Dogbuddy takes in 20 million to fix dog fit in the Nordic countries (Digital)
  15. Signifyd Secures $19M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. GoSpotCheck Raises $16.5 Million Series B (VCA Online)
  17. Ogury Raises $15M In Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Juvo Raises $14M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. HaloDoc completes US$13M Series A to bolster Indonesia’s healthcare sector (e27)
  20. SmartAsset inks $12 mln Series B (PE HUB)
  21. Intel leads $12M investment into automated video-creation platform WSC Sports (VentureBeat)
  22. Canatu raises €10 mln (ArcticStartup)
  23. Cash-to-goods money transfer firm Afrimarket raises € 10 million to launch in French West Africa (TechMoran)
  24. Beeswax raises $11M for customizable adtech (TechCrunch)
  25. Millennial-Focused Finance Network Cheddar Lands $10 Million In Funding (Tubefilter)
  26. MP Objects Raises $10M in Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
  27. VandeHei’s raises $10M from Lerer Hippeau, others for media venture (USA Today)
  28. Away Raises $8.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  29. Mitula Group buys DotProperty for $AUS11 million (Property Portal)
  30. Tigard startup closes $8M round to solve the problem of foggy goggles (In USA News)
  31. UXP Systems Closes $8M Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  32. Canva in another capital raise (AFR)
  33. NFX Guild just introduced 13 buzzy young companies to investors (TechCrunch)
  34. Allbirds raises $7.25 million, unveils new shoe colors (TechCrunch)
  35. Israel’s Proov raises $7M for its proof-of-concept cloud (SiliconAngle)
  36. Shippo raises $7 million to further its goal of being Twilio for shipping (VentueBeat)
  37. Motoring community DriveTribe secures $6.5M from 21st Century Fox (TechCrunch)
  38. Dizzion Secures $6.4M Series A1 Funding Led by Grotech Ventures and Access Venture Partners (BusinessWire)
  39. Aventura-based Zenedge, a cybersecurity company, closes $6.2 million financing round (Miami Herald)
  40. Quinn brothers do the job as Jobbio raises €5m in series A round (Silicon Republic)
  41. BNP Paribas, Citizen Capital & MAIF Avenir Give Ulule €5 Million in Funding for International Growth (Crowdfundinsider)
  42. NYC-Based Fintech Startup DailyPay Raises $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  43. Intensity Analytics snaps up $5 mln (PE HUB)
  44. Octiv Secures $4.75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  45. Payworks raises 4.5 million USD in Series A financing to fuel global expansion (Finextra)
  46. Finnish eSports Gaming Firm Raises Impressive €4 Mln Seed Round (Arctic Startup)
  47. VizEat, a startup that lets you dine in a local’s own home, gobbles up €3.8M funding (TechCrunch)
  48. Privitar Raises £3M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  49. NFX Guild just introduced 13 buzzy young companies to investors (TechCrunch)
  50. Divido raises £2.5M to let you spread cost of purchases while retailers get paid immediately (TechCrunch)
  51. CheBuoni.it Raises €2.8M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  52. Callstats.io raises $3M Series A round for its WebRTC analytics service (TechCrunch)
  53. Capillary Tech and Simplilearn secure $3M each from InnoVen Capital (Medianama)
  54. LiveStories Raises $3M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  55. RealtyShares Partners with Blue Mountain to Crowdfund $3 Million Investment in Utah Real Estate (BusinessWire )
  56. Capillary Tech and Simplilearn secure $3M each from InnoVen Capital (Medianama)
  57. French Crowdlending Platform Unilend Receives a €2.5 million Investment from NewAlpha’s FinTech fund (Crowdfund Insider)
  58. MyLife Digital Raises £2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  59. Fluent City raises $2.5 million to teach Brooklyn hipsters about French culture (VentureBeat)
  60. Urbee gets €2.1M funding to turn Amsterdam into an electric bike paradise (Silicon Canals)
  61. Real Estate Platform DoorKeys Raises $2mn USD (Next Big What)
  62. College dropouts raise $2m for youth job site Glints (Tech In Asia)
  63. Salido Raises $2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  64. Financial e-commerce platform Cermati raises US$1.9M Series A round led by East Ventures (e27)
  65. MOVO CLOSES $1.8M SERIES SEED (MOVO Cash)
  66. Inveready leads €1.5m round for Tviso (Unquote)
  67. ParkMyCloud Raises $1.65M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  68. Nextail raises $1.6M to help retailers optimize stock levels (TechCrunch)
  69. Bank Veterans Raise $1.5 Million for Digital Asset Startup (Coindesk)
  70. NFX Guild just introduced 13 buzzy young companies to investors (TechCrunch)
  71. Melbourne startup SPT raises more than $1.5 million to “inject oxygen into the fire” (StartupSmart)
  72. Dutch ethical hacker startup Zerocopter raises €1.3M to fight cybercrime (Silicon Canals)
  73. Reactful Raises $1.4M to Help Websites Convert those Visitors that Normally say “Maybe Later” (24-7 Press Release)
  74. Ousta, Egypt’s ride hailing app, lands a $1.25 million investment (TechCrunch)
  75. Connected2Fiber raises $1.12 million for Predictive Marketing AI Push to SaaS Marketplace Enablement Platform (PR Newswire)
  76. MarTech startup Driftrock raises $1m (Tech City News)
  77. Sia Startup raises $750k seed round to further blockchain-powered, distributed storage platform (Sia)
  78. Exclusive: Test-prep startup TopRankers raises $670K in angel funding (TechCircle)
  79. Dentsu Aegis Network Acquires Programmatic Shop Accordant Media, Ups Ad Tech (MediaPost)
  80. CIP Capital Completes Platform Investment in Affinitiv (Benzinga)
  81. Länsförsäkringar go into startups – crates e-health company Aifloo (Breakit)
  82. Camarilla, like Path but better, lets you share with up to 15 friends (TechCrunch)
  83. Ford is getting into buses and bike-sharing, because cars aren’t cutting it anymore (The Verge)
  84. Exclusive: Social gifting platform CheersOye! raises angel funding (TechCircle)
  85. ROSS VIDEO ACQUIRES COVELOZ TECHNOLOGIES (Coveloz)
  86. Daxko Receives Majority Investment from GI Partners (FinSMEs)
  87. IVR Technology Group Acquires DemandVoice (IVR Technology Group)
  88. Apple Supplier Foxconn Invests in China’s Ride-Hailing Startup Didi Chuxing (The Wall Street Journal)
  89. TeliaSonera invests in companies which will save you from tech support swamp (Breakit)
  90. ​Exclusive: Women’s apparel e-tailer eShakti raises fresh funding (Tech Circle)
  91. ProjectMusic: EVAmore in business/platform dev push + pursuing capraise (VNC)
  92. Rakuten Acquires Fablic, provider of C2C Marketplace App “FRIL” (Global Rakuten)
  93. Bridge Growth Partners Invests in Finalsite (Yahoo)
  94. Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Etailer Freshboxx Raises Undisclosed Angel Funding (Inc42)
  95. Garena, Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech startup, lands additional funding (TechCrunch)
  96. Hanse Orga Receives Investment from Waterland (FinSMEs)
  97. IDN Media raises Series A to become the forefront news portal for Millennials and Generation Z (e27)
  98. InstaSupply keeps all your invoicing ducks in a row (TechCrunch)
  99. iZettle buys intelligentpos to expand from mobile payments to commerce solutions (TechCrunch)
  100. Edtech Startup Language Your Way Closes Pre-Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  101. iovation Acquires LaunchKey, Combines Global Fraud Intelligence and Transparent Authentication With Dynamic Multifactor Authentication (Marketwired)
  102. Eyewear e-tailer Lenskart raises funds from PremjiInvest (TechCircle)
  103. Oracle acquires LogFire for cloud-based warehouse management (ZDNet)
  104. Glassdoor acquires Brazil’s Love Mondays to expand into Latin America (TechCrunch)
  105. GoDaddy acquires Serbia’s ManageWP, a multi-site WordPress management tool (VentureBeat)
  106. Leading Price Comparison Website, MatraMatri.com Closes One Million U.S. in Funding (BusinessWire)
  107. Intel Acquires Movidius (FinSMEs)
  108. Former Airtel & Snapdeal CPO Anand Chandrasekaran Backs Real Estate Startup NoBroker (Inc42)
  109. Citrix Acquires Norskale: Making the Industry’s Best App & Desktop Delivery Performance Even Better (CITRIX)
  110. Foodie app Offpeak becomes Yahoo Japan’s first lead investment in Malaysia (Tech Wire Asia)
  111. PillPack Is Raising More Money to Take On Pharmacies (Fortune)
  112. Serra Ventures Leads Seed Round in Reconstruct, Inc. (WebWire)
  113. Vista Equity Partners Acquires Regulatory DataCorp (FinSMEs)
  114. Rocket Lawyer and ELS Bringing Affordable Legal Service to Europe (Marketwired)
  115. McRock Capital funds Serious Integrated (PE HUB)
  116. GE Acquires Top Supply Chain Software Provider ShipXpress to Expand Digital Rail Offerings (BusinessWire)
  117. Zazzle Media and Stickyeyes Acquired by IPG Mediabrands (Zazzle Media)
  118. Luxury Shop attracts million investment: We have high ambitions for the future (TrendsOnline)
  119. STERLING TALENT SOLUTIONS ACQUIRES BACKGROUND SCREENER VERIFIED PERSON (Staffing Industry)
  120. IoT start-up Wia lands NDRC investment (Silicon Republic)
  121. CareerBuilder expands into employee benefits and talent management with Workterra acquisition (VentureBeat)
  122. Zazzle Media and Stickyeyes Acquired by IPG Mediabrands (Zazzle Media)
  123. Sovrn Purchases Editorial Assistant and Related Content Products from Zemanta (BusinessWire)
  124. Cloud Storage Comapny Zettabox Closes Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  125. Fashion marketplace Zilingo raises Series A funding from Venturra, Sequoia, others (Tech In Circle)

Ford acquires Chariot

Commentary

Automakers worldwide have been investing heavily in the ride-sharing market. Toyota is now in collaboration with Uber, Volkswagen has poured millions of dollars into Gett, and General Motors has invested in Lyft. This week, Ford Motor Company’s Smart Mobility has acquired Chariot for an undisclosed amount. Chariot is a San Francisco-based commuter ride-sharing startup that crowdsources its routes as well as its pickup and drop-off locations. Incidentally, the startup has been using Ford’s 15-seater Transit vans since it started operations. According to Ford, the move will make Chariot the foundation of its mobility and shuttle programs, which will be launched in other markets soon. The acquisition will allow Ford to integrate itself into the the booming and highly competitive ride-sharing market, while Chariot will be able to leverage Ford’s logistics and vehicle operations expertise and expand beyond San Francisco.