Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for September 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,800,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $1,600,000,000 Wind Mobile SunShaw Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $500,000,000 Ping An Good Doctor Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $310,000,000 U51.com Xinhu Zhongbao, Tiantu Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $200,000,000 Slack Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $175,000,000 Hike Messenger Tencent, Foxconn Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $175,000,000 Snapchat Fidelity Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $150,000,000 SMS Assist Goldman Sachs Investment Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $150,000,000 Age of Learning Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $119,000,000 OfferUp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $110,000,000 Vurb Snapchat Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $93,000,000 Grindr Beijing Kunlun World Wide Technology Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $77,000,000 Upthere Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $75,000,000 Byju’s Sequoia Capital, Sofina Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $72,000,000 Sirin Labs Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $63,000,000 App Annie Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $60,000,000 Circle Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $57,000,000 Jana Verizon Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $50,000,000 Byju’s Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $50,000,000 FreedomPop LetterOne Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers (TechCrunch)
  2. Shaw completes $1.6 billion acquisition of wireless carrier Wind Mobile (Vancouver Sun)
  3. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round (FinSMEs)
  4. Chinese credit card management app raises $310m Series C (AVCJ)
  5. Slack, a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital (Business Insider)
  6. Hike’s Kavin Mittal talks about $175m boost in its battle with WhatsApp (Tech In Asia)
  7. Snapchat Raises $175 Million From Fidelity at Flat $16 Billion Valuation (Re/code)
  8. Multisite Property Management Company SMS Assist Raises $150M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Age of Learning, a quiet giant in education apps, raised $150M at a $1B valuation from Iconiq (TechCrunch)
  10. Craigslist rival OfferUp raises $119M, confirms $1B valuation and cites ‘global ambitions’ (GeekWire)
  11. Snapchat to Buy Vurb for More Than $100 Million (The Information)
  12. Gay dating app Grindr gets $93-million investment from Chinese company (LA Times)
  13. Personal Storage App Upthere Raises $77M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Byju Raises $75M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Sirin Labs nabs $72M to build the Rolls-Royce of smartphones: ‘Solarin’ goes on sale in May (VentureBeat)
  16. App Annie continues its conquest of Asia with a cool US$63M (e27)
  17. Mobile Payments App Circle Raises $60M in Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Jana Raises $57 Million To Bring Unrestricted Internet Access To The World (TechCrunch)
  19. Mark Zuckerberg leads $50 mn infusion into Byju’s, says learning is a key focus area (FirstPost)
  20. Confirmed: FreedomPop Receives $50M Investment from L1 (FinSMEs)
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