Archive | August, 2017

Weekly Update – August 23, 2017

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $1,173,683,594                  Total Deal Number – 126

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $150,000,000 Zuoyebang Consortium Media Investment
2 $107,000,000 MACROPOINT Descartes Systems Group Software & Services Acquisition
3 $100,000,000 Cambricon Technologies Corporation Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $100,000,000 Options Technology Bregal Sagemount Software & Services Investment
5 $90,000,000 IMS New Media Group Consortium Marketing Investment
6 $56,000,000 Huochebang All-Stars Investment Transactions Investment
7 $45,000,000 oBike Grishin Robotics Transactions Investment
8 $40,000,000 HomeLight Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $40,000,000 Ripcord Silicon Valley Bank Software & Services Investment
10 $40,000,000 Unisound Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
11 $27,000,000 Sale Stock Indonesia Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $25,000,000 Decentraland Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
13 $22,000,000 ZingBox Dell Technologies Capital, TriVentures Software & Services Investment
14 $15,000,000 Reverb.com Adam Bain, Max Levchin Transactions Investment
15 $14,976,113 Hangzhou Ergeng Network Technology Yunfeng Capital, Source Code Capital Media Investment
16 $14,000,000 Electric Jukebox Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $14,000,000 Haiyun Data Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $14,000,000 HiScene Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $12,000,000 Respond Software CRV, Foundation Capital Software & Services Investment
20 $10,500,000 Immersv Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
21 $10,200,000 SnapApp Providence Strategic Growth Marketing Investment
22 $10,100,000 Ollie Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
23 $10,000,000 Dragos Consortium Software & Services Investment
24 $10,000,000 Phil Consortium Software & Services Investment
25 $10,000,000 x.ai Consortium Software & Services Investment
26 $9,650,000 FILLD Consortium Transactions Investment
27 $9,000,000 Happify TT Capital Partners Software & Services Investment
28 $8,500,000 VividCortex Consortium Software & Services Investment
29 $8,000,000 NuORDER Consortium Software & Services Investment
30 $7,923,000 Thinxtra Clean Energy Finance Corporation Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
31 $7,556,361 EasyEquities Sanlam Private Equity Transactions Investment
32 $7,000,000 breadwallet Consortium Transactions Investment
33 $7,000,000 Money Under 30 XLMedia Media Acquisition
34 $7,000,000 OneSignal Consortium Software & Services Investment
35 $7,000,000 Tianjin YangTian Technology Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
36 $6,439,000 Halarose Limited Idox Software & Services Acquisition
37 $6,400,000 LiftIgniter Consortium Software & Services Investment
38 $6,000,000 GoZefo Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
39 $5,100,000 Codacy Consortium Software & Services Investment
40 $5,000,000 Lightneer Consortium Games Investment
41 $5,000,000 Minibar Delivery Consortium Transactions Investment
42 $5,000,000 Serious Labs Brick & Mortar Ventures, United Rentals Software & Services Investment
43 $5,000,000 Silversheet Summation Health Ventures Software & Services Investment
44 $4,500,000 SingX Undisclosed Transactions Investment
45 $4,200,000 CloudMedx Inc Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
46 $4,000,000 Agilence Wellington Financial Software & Services Investment
47 $3,700,000 Novaquark Undisclosed Games Investment
48 $3,090,000 LANDBAY Undisclosed Transactions Investment
49 $3,000,000 HealthJoy Consortium Software & Services Investment
50 $3,000,000 Lift Co Undisclosed Transactions Investment
51 $3,000,000 Localeur Undisclosed Transactions Investment
52 $3,000,000 MAILMAN GROUP Kaixin Capital, Yao Capital Marketing Investment
53 $3,000,000 Margdarshak Financial Services BlueOrchard Finance S A Transactions Investment
54 $2,500,000 IOPipe Consortium Software & Services Investment
55 $2,500,000 SafeTrek Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
56 $2,400,000 Poncho Lightspeed Venture Partners Media Investment
57 $2,352,120 seedtag Undisclosed Marketing Investment
58 $2,000,000 Qunomedical 500 Startups, Kima Ventures Transactions Investment
59 $1,500,000 Bodhi Consortium Software & Services Investment
60 $1,500,000 FlirtAR Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
61 $1,500,000 Ilos Videos Consortium Software & Services Investment
62 $1,500,000 Scooterson Sai Anurag Lakkaraju Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
63 $1,380,000 getWorth Undisclosed Transactions Investment
64 $1,250,000 CheddarGetter Consortium Transactions Investment
65 $1,200,000 huddle. Thrive Capital Software & Services Investment
66 $1,200,000 Viska Brunnur Ventures, Investa Mobile & Apps Investment
67 $1,000,000 GeoTix Casey Cowell, Boomerang-Catapult Software & Services Investment
68 $1,000,000 SaferVPN Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
69 $1,000,000 StrategyWise Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
70 $900,000 Tailored.to Consortium Marketing Investment
71 $850,000 Certintell, Inc. Prairie Crest Capital Transactions Investment
72 $735,000 Smartisan Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
73 $582,000 Silentmode Axiata Digital Innovation Fund Software & Services Investment
74 $500,000 Cindicator Starta Accelerator Software & Services Investment
75 $500,000 GliaCloud Infinity Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
76 Undisclosed AIMatter Google Software & Services Acquisition
77 Undisclosed Black Duck Software Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
78 Undisclosed Boatbound Boatsetter Transactions Acquisition
79 Undisclosed c2b Solutions Mobile Embrace Marketing Acquisition
80 Undisclosed Cognia Cloud Undisclosed Software & Services Acquisition
81 Undisclosed Cycle Computing Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
82 Undisclosed Department of Better Technology CityBase Software & Services Acquisition
83 Undisclosed DigiLend Analytics & Technology InCred Finance, Fullerton India Transactions Investment
84 Undisclosed ECi Software Solutions Apax Partners Software & Services Acquisition
85 Undisclosed Elevated Careers Candidate.Guru Software & Services Acquisition
86 Undisclosed Fizziology MarketCast Software & Services Acquisition
87 Undisclosed GLOSSYBOX The Hut Group Ecommerce Acquisition
88 Undisclosed Grand Junction Target Software & Services Acquisition
89 Undisclosed Greenqloud NetApp Software & Services Acquisition
90 Undisclosed HugDigital Grey Group Marketing Acquisition
91 Undisclosed Insikt LEAP Global Partners Transactions Investment
92 Undisclosed Instamojo AnyPay, Kalaari Capital Transactions Investment
93 Undisclosed Intento Design Seventure Partners Software & Services Investment
94 Undisclosed International Brands Direct Ecom Products Group Ecommerce Acquisition
95 Undisclosed Invisible Artists Bareface Marketing Acquisition
96 Undisclosed IX-ONE Advantage Solutions Marketing Acquisition
97 Undisclosed Julive Vertex Ventures, Source Code Capital Transactions Investment
98 Undisclosed KeepKey ShapeShift AG Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
99 Undisclosed Komed Health Bruno Glaus, Fritz Mumenthaler Software & Services Investment
100 Undisclosed LayerV Pulsant Software & Services Acquisition
101 Undisclosed Mixpo Netsertive, Inc Marketing Acquisition
102 Undisclosed MovieMask Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
103 Undisclosed MoviePass Helios and Matheson Analytics Media Acquisition
104 Undisclosed Nanotron Technologies DEWB Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
105 Undisclosed NT CADCAM Solid Solutions Software & Services Acquisition
106 Undisclosed OmegaFi Togetherwork Transactions Acquisition
107 Undisclosed Opus-3 Vergent Communications Software & Services Acquisition
108 Undisclosed otelz.com Undisclosed Transactions Investment
109 Undisclosed Peloton Computer Enterprises Consortium Software & Services Investment
110 Undisclosed PT. Tokopedia Undisclosed Transactions Investment
111 Undisclosed Puls Consortium Transactions Investment
112 Undisclosed RemitDATA eSolutions Software & Services Acquisition
113 Undisclosed Rentongo.com TVS Motor Company Transactions Investment
114 Undisclosed Resolve Undisclosed Transactions Investment
115 Undisclosed Savedo Deposit Solutions Transactions Acquisition
116 Undisclosed Securecast Webroot Software & Services Acquisition
117 Undisclosed Senosis Health Google Mobile & Apps Acquisition
118 Undisclosed Sports Flashes Bennett Coleman and Co Ltd Media Investment
119 Undisclosed Spriggy Alium Capital, Perle Ventures Transactions Investment
120 Undisclosed The Hut Group Old Mutual Global Investors, Sofina Ecommerce Investment
121 Undisclosed TNDN Startup X, Capstone Partners Korea Mobile & Apps Investment
122 Undisclosed TransferMate Undisclosed Transactions Acquisition
123 Undisclosed Transplace TPG (formerly Texas Pacific Group) Software & Services Acquisition
124 Undisclosed Wizeline LEAP Global Partners Software & Services Investment
125 Undisclosed WS Software Evatic AS Software & Services Acquisition
126 Undisclosed ZoomInfo Great Hill Partners Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Chinese homework helper app Zuoyebang closes $150m series C (Deal Street Asia)
  2. Descartes buys MacroPoint for $107 mln, SGE becomes investor (PE HUB)
  3. China’s State Development & Investment Corp Leads $100M Round In AI Chip Maker Cambricon (China Money Network)
  4. Options lands $100 million PE investment (Finextra)
  5. China’s IMS New Media Group secures $90m in series C round (Deal Street Asia)
  6. All-Stars Leads $56M Round In Chinese Truck Logistics Firm Huochebang (China Money Network )
  7. Singapore’s Obike raises $45m series B round, one of the largest in SEA history (Tech In Asia)
  8. Homelight raises $40 million to help home sellers find the best real estate agents (TechCrunch )
  9. Ripcord Raises $40M in Funding Led by Icon Ventures (Business Wire)
  10. Qualcomm invests $40 million in Chinese mobile firms (ZD Net)
  11. [Updated] Indonesian fashion e-commerce startup SaleStock raises US$27M Series B+ round (e27 News )
  12. VR Startup Decentraland Raised $25 Million on ICO in 10 Seconds (Coinspeaker)
  13. ZingBox Closes $22 Million Series B Funding Round Led by Dell Technologies Capital and Triventures (PR Newswire)
  14. Reverb.com raises another $15 million (Cranes Chicago)
  15. Online Short Video Platform Ergeng Lands RMB 100 Mln Series B+ (Marbridge Consulting)
  16. British music hardware startup Electric Jukebox says it has raised $14 million and plans to go public next year (Business Insider)
  17. IDG Co-Leads $14M Round In Chinese AI-Powered Data Visualization Firm Haiyun (China Money Network)
  18. Meitu Joins $14M Round In Chinese Augmented Reality Firm HiScene (China Money Network)
  19. Security company Respond Software raises $12 mln from CRV, Foundation (PE HUB)
  20. Immersv raises $10.5M to shake up mobile advertising with some VR flair (TechCrunch)
  21. SnapApp Snaps Up $10.2M as Boston Marketing Tech Sector Surges (Xconomy)
  22. Pet Food Startup Ollie Pets Raises $10.1 Million (NewsCenter.io)
  23. Dragos raises $10M Series A, plans hiring (Technical.ly)
  24. Crosslink leads $10 mln funding in Phil (PE HUB)
  25. x.ai secures an additional $10M in financing for its meeting scheduling AI assistant (x.ai)
  26. Filld Secures $9.65M in Additional Funding Led by Shea Ventures (PRNewswire)
  27. TTCP leads $9 mln round for Happify Health (PE HUB)
  28. VividCortex Raises $8.5M in Series A-1 Funding to Extend Leadership in Cloud-Based, Database Performance Management (PRWeb)
  29. NuORDER Raises $8M In Series B Funding (SoCal – Tech)
  30. Clean Energy Finance Corporation invests AU$10m in IoT network vendor Thinxtra (ZD Net)
  31. Sanlam acquires 30% of EasyEquities In a transaction worth R100 million. (Moneyweb)
  32. $7 Million: Bitcoin Wallet Startup Breadwallet Raises New Funding (CoinDesk)
  33. XLMedia Buys Www.MoneyUnder30.Com For USD7.0 Million (Morningstar)
  34. OneSignal Raises $7M to Help Every Publisher Deliver Smarter, More Relevant Notifications (PRNewswire)
  35. Lenovo Capital Leads $7M Round In Chinese Robotic Arm Developer YangTian (China Money Network)
  36. Idox Buys Back-Office Software Firm Halarose For GBP5 Million (ALLISS) (London South East)
  37. LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the internet (TechCrunch)
  38. Ecommerce Portal GoZefo Raises $6 Mn From Sequoia India, Others (inc42)
  39. Codacy, a platform that helps developers check the quality of their code, raises $5.1M (TechCrunch )
  40. Finnish learning-game studio Lightneer just scored $5 million in seed funding (Fast Company)
  41. Minibar Delivery alcohol marketplace picks up $5 million in funding (TechCrunch )
  42. VR Training Developer Serious Labs Secures $5 Million in First Round Funding (UploadVR)
  43. Silversheet Secures $5m in Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  44. Brief: Singaporean money transfer startup gets $4.5m funding and enters new markets (Tech In Asia)
  45. Software Startup CloudMedx Secures $4.2 Million (NewsCenter.io)
  46. Agilence Receives $4M (VC News Daily)
  47. Novaquark nets $3.7M to fund creation of sci-fi MMO, (Gamasutra )
  48. PropTech startup Landbay closes £2.4m crowdfunding round (UKTN)
  49. AI-driven HealthJoy’s Series A financing round nets $3M (MobiHealthNews)
  50. Cannabis media platform Lift raises $3 mln in Series A round (PE Hub)
  51. Localeur Raises $3 Million to Help Travelers Find Spots Where Locals Hang (Black Enterprise)
  52. China Digest: Mandarin Capital buys ceramic firm Elios; Mailman raises $3m in Series A+ round (Deal Street Asia)
  53. Exclusive: MFI Margdarshak raises $3m debt funding from impact investor BlueOrchard (Deal Street Asia)
  54. IOpipe raises $2.5M from Madrona, NEA, and Underscore to build monitoring tools for serverless computing (Geekwire)
  55. SafeTrek raises $2.5 million from investors (Business Journals)
  56. Poncho weather service picks up $2.4 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners (TechCrunch)
  57. Spanish adtech startup Seedtag raises €2 million funding round (Tech.eu)
  58. Berlin-based Qunomedical raises $2 million to further grow its medical travel platform (EU Startups)
  59. Bodhi Network Secures $1.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  60. Flirtar $1.50 million Financing. RENAN S GODINHO Filed Aug 15 D Filing (Weekly Register)
  61. Tech startup ilos raises $1.5 million to expand (Business Journals)
  62. Exclusive: Scooterson secures $700k in commitments for $1.5m seed round (Deal Street Asia)
  63. Cape Town’s getWorth takes total funding to $1.38m (Disrupt Africa)
  64. Bloomington Based Billing Company Cheddar Raises $1.25 Million in Funding (Blooming Tontech)
  65. Huddle Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs )
  66. Employee training app Viska raises $1.2m seed round led by Brunnur (Northstack)
  67. GeoTix Closes $1 Million Financing to Expand Footprint and Capitalize on $5 Billion Online Event Ticket Sales Market Opportunity (Marketwired )
  68. Israeli VPN startup SaferVPN raises $1 million for business services (Tech.eu)
  69. Growing Birmingham company scores $1M in funding (Business Journals)
  70. EXCLUSIVE: London-based MarTech startup Tailored.to raises $900,000 Seed (uktech.news)
  71. Certintell Closes $850K Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  72. Asia Dealbook: China’s Smartisan secures $140m; startup school ALPHA Camp raises $735k (Deal Street Asia)
  73. Silentmode secures US$582k funding from ADIF for its F&B based mobile POS (Digital News Asia)
  74. Cindicator, AI-Driven Financial&Crypto Forecasting Platform Developer, Raises $500K and Announced ICO Date (Coinspeaker )
  75. Taiwan’s GliaCloud, AI video creation startup, gets $500K seed funding for Asia expansion (The Bridge)
  76. Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app (TechCrunch)
  77. After Cybersecurity Shift, Black Duck Is Growing Fast & Eyeing Deals (Xconomy)
  78. ‘Airbnb for boats’ startup Boatsetter buys competitor Boatbound (TechCrunch )
  79. Mobile Embrace expands market reach with strategic acquisition (Proactive Investors)
  80. Smarsh adds voice archiving with acquisition of London-based Cognia (Finextra)
  81. Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing (TechCrunch )
  82. CityBase Acquires Department of Better Technology (GovTech)
  83. Exclusive: Fin-tech startup DigiLend raises funds from InCred, Fullerton (VCCircle)
  84. Apax Funds to buy ECi Software Solutions from Carlyle and Level Equity (PE HUB)
  85. Boca Raton recruiting software company makes match with eHarmony technology (Sun Sentinel)
  86. MarketCast Acquires Fizziology (Business Wire)
  87. Rocket Internet’s Glossybox acquired by UK ecommerce platform player, THG (TechCrunch )
  88. Target acquires transportation company Grand Junction to expand same-day delivery services (TechCrunch)
  89. NetApp Bought Iceland’s Greenqloud To Fill Data Fabric Need For Cloud Automation, Orchestration (CRN)
  90. Grey Group Acquires Majority Stake in hug digital (Business Insider)
  91. Cross-Border Venture Capital Fund, LEAP Global Partners Expands Portfolio with Investments in Insikt and Wizeline (Marketwired )
  92. Instamojo raises a round of funding led by Japan’s AnyPay (MediaNama )
  93. Agoranov on Twitter (Twitter )
  94. Ecom Products Group Announces Completion of International Brands Direct Acquisition (Marketwired )
  95. Invisible Artists acquired by UK-based Bareface (Campaign Asia)
  96. Advantage Acquires The Data Council, the Industry Leader in Product Data and Images (Business Wire)
  97. Online Real Estate Information Platform Julive Secures USD 8-digit Serie B (Marbridge Consulting)
  98. ShapeShift Acquires KeepKey in a Move to Provide Seamless Crypto Exchange (Finance Magnates)
  99. Komed Health closes seed financing round (Startup Ticker)
  100. Pulsant announces acquisition of LayerV (Pulsant)
  101. Martech Company Netsertive Acquires Mixpo (FinSMEs)
  102. Thus, the film glasses founders found the perfect factory in China, and fetched millions of famous investors (Shifter)
  103. MoviePass Sells Majority Stake to Helios and Matheston Analytics (TheWrap)
  104. DEWB AG Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG: Statement of intent on the sale of Nanotron Technologies GmbH (pressetext )
  105. Solid Solutions Management to acquire NTCADCAM (DEVELOP3D)
  106. PE-backed Togetherwork acquires GIN (PE HUB)
  107. Opus3 and EllumNet Acquired by Vergent Communications (Launch DFW)
  108. Howzat looks at Turkey with Otelz.com investment (Tnooz)
  109. Peloton Computer Enterprises Receives Private Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  110. Alibaba in talks to pick up stake in Indonesia’s ecommerce major PT Tokopedia (Deal Street Asia)
  111. After rebranding to Puls and raising new cash, CellSavers wants to help set up your smart gadgets (TechCrunch )
  112. PE-backed eSolutions buys RemitDATA (PE HUB)
  113. TVS Motor backs online rental marketplace RentOnGo (VCCircle)
  114. Resolve Looking To Disrupt And Dominate (SYDNEY INSOLVENCY NEWS)
  115. Retail deposits platform Savedo acquired by fellow fintech Deposit Solutions (BankingTech)
  116. Webroot Acquires Securecast, Launches Webroot Security Awareness Training (PRNewswire)
  117. Exclusive: Google buys Seattle health monitoring startup Senosis, bolstering digital health push (Geekwire)
  118. Exclusive: BCCL backs sports content firm Sports Flashes (VCCircle)
  119. Pocket money app springs into action (Australian Financial Review )
  120. The Hut Group Acquires Glossybox (FinSMEs)
  121. TNDN raises Series A funding for tourism app aimed at Chinese travelers (Venture Square)
  122. TransferMate expands executive team on US regulatory approval (Finextra)
  123. Transplace to Be Acquired By TPG Capital (WSJ)
  124. Cross-Border Venture Capital Fund, LEAP Global Partners Expands Portfolio with Investments in Insikt and Wizeline (Marketwired )
  125. Evatic acquires WinServ (PE HUB)
  126. Great Hill Partners Acquires ZoomInfo (PRWeb)

Google acquires AIMatter

Commentary

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) is booming. According to Narrative Science’s survey last year, AI is already being used by 38% of enterprises and is predicted to grow to 62% by 2018. In addition, Tractica estimates that AI-related revenue will reach $37 billion by 2025. With so much at stake, it’s no wonder that companies are investing in AI. Last week, Google beefed up its AI portfolio by acquiring Belarus-based based startup AIMatter for an undisclosed amount. AIMatter is the creator of the Fabby app, a computer vision app that uses AI technology to instantly recognize and process facial characteristics the way humans do. Fabby uses filters to identify different parts of a selfie and aptly applies hairstyle, makeup, and backgrounds. Although Google did not disclose how it intends to use AIMatter’s technology, the acquisition underscores Google’s big shift from “mobile-first” to “AI-first.”

Weekly Update – August 15, 2017

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $6,944,573,143                 Total Deal Number – 168

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,580,000,000 BAMTech The Walt Disney Company Software & Services Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 Green Bits Undisclosed Transactions Investment
3 $635,000,000 Plarium.com Aristocrat Technologies, Inc Games Acquisition
4 $518,000,000 Pepper Group KKR & Co. (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.) Transactions Acquisition
5 $500,000,000 Plarium Global Aristocrat Games Acquisition
6 $200,000,000 Future Mobility Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $200,000,000 Protocol Labs Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
8 $193,060,000 pcMedia CSG Limited Software & Services Acquisition
9 $169,500,000 SoundCloud The Raine Group, Temasek Holdings Media Investment
10 $150,000,000 TuSimple Nvidia Software & Services Investment
11 $133,000,000 iflix Consortium Media Investment
12 $110,000,000 Viu Temasek Holdings, Hony Capital Media Investment
13 $100,000,000 Coinbase Consortium Transactions Investment
14 $89,200,000 Huddle Turn/River Capital Software & Services Acquisition
15 $52,000,000 Filecoin Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $52,000,000 Protocol Labs Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
17 $50,000,000 Appboy Consortium Marketing Investment
18 $50,000,000 Oryx Vision Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $50,000,000 Tremor Video Taptica Software & Services Acquisition
20 $50,000,000 TuneIn Consortium Media Investment
21 $40,000,000 RedAwning.com Elephant, Silversmith Capital Partners Transactions Investment
22 $36,000,000 Ola Tekne Capital Transactions Investment
23 $30,000,000 Amplitude Consortium Software & Services Investment
24 $25,000,000 Signals Analytics Consortium Software & Services Investment
25 $23,000,000 MAILMAN GROUP Yao Capital Marketing Investment
26 $22,000,000 Giga Watt Undisclosed Transactions Investment
27 $20,000,000 The Young Turks Consortium Media Investment
28 $20,000,000 Toutiao General Atlantic Software & Services Investment
29 $19,000,000 Super Evil Megacorp Undisclosed Games Investment
30 $15,000,000 Guideline Technologies Felicis Ventures Transactions Investment
31 $14,000,000 T2 Cloud Sinosoft Technology Software & Services Investment
32 $13,900,000 Socure Consortium Software & Services Investment
33 $13,000,000 Vyze Consortium Transactions Investment
34 $12,000,000 Healthy.io Quantum Pacific Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
35 $12,000,000 Netlify Consortium Software & Services Investment
36 $12,000,000 PT Digital Alpha Indonesia Undisclosed Transactions Investment
37 $12,000,000 UangTeman Consortium Transactions Investment
38 $12,000,000 Wego Middle East Broadcasting Center Transactions Investment
39 $11,800,000 Auvik Networks Consortium Software & Services Investment
40 $11,500,000 Jetty Consortium Transactions Investment
41 $10,000,000 Evergage Consortium Software & Services Investment
42 $10,000,000 Here Be Dragons Consortium Software & Services Investment
43 $10,000,000 Pro Com Home Services Undisclosed Marketing Investment
44 $9,000,000 Tech Bureau Undisclosed Transactions Investment
45 $8,500,000 Kyndi Consortium Software & Services Investment
46 $8,500,000 MagicCube Consortium Software & Services Investment
47 $8,100,000 Bizible Consortium Marketing Investment
48 $6,800,000 Jebbit Manifest Investment Partners Software & Services Investment
49 $6,800,000 Parsely Consortium Software & Services Investment
50 $6,700,000 Buoy Health F-Prime Capital Partners, FundRx Software & Services Investment
51 $6,000,000 Big Squid Consortium Software & Services Investment
52 $5,500,000 Rivetz, Inc. Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
53 $5,500,000 Sherpa Digital Media Benhamou Global Ventures, Rally Ventures Software & Services Investment
54 $5,300,000 CarDash Consortium Transactions Investment
55 $5,000,000 Certain Affinity Undisclosed Games Investment
56 $5,000,000 OWHealth Flint Capital, Natalia Vodianova Mobile & Apps Investment
57 $4,300,000 Nextremer Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
58 $4,126,657 Mylittlejob Axel Sven Springer, John Jahr Transactions Investment
59 $4,000,000 ClearVoice Undisclosed Marketing Investment
60 $4,000,000 Fatherly BDMI, United Talent Agency Media Investment
61 $4,000,000 investFeed Undisclosed Transactions Investment
62 $4,000,000 United Bus Technology DYNC Atlantic Investment Software & Services Investment
63 $3,700,000 GawkBox Consortium Transactions Investment
64 $3,655,039 Glint Pay Consortium Transactions Investment
65 $3,000,000 ELSE SA Airbus Ventures Transactions Investment
66 $3,000,000 Funraise Tech Coast Angels, Toba Capital Transactions Investment
67 $3,000,000 Stream.io Inc Consortium Software & Services Investment
68 $2,500,000 Claim it! Consortium Transactions Investment
69 $2,400,000 StreetLight Data Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
70 $2,358,090 Joyn Belgium KBC, Mediahuis, ING Group Transactions Investment
71 $2,262,750 DeepCrawl Beringea Software & Services Investment
72 $2,200,000 MLevel Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
73 $2,100,000 Flyspaces Undisclosed Transactions Investment
74 $2,000,000 ScoreStream Sinclair Broadcast Group, Sagamore Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
75 $2,000,000 Weee! Amino Capital, Goodwater Capital Transactions Investment
76 $1,600,000 Groove Health Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
77 $1,532,758 vr-on Consortium Transactions Investment
78 $1,500,000 Hometime Martin Dalgleish Transactions Investment
79 $1,500,000 MojiLaLa Consortium Transactions Investment
80 $1,500,000 Tetra Amplify Partners, Y Combinator Mobile & Apps Investment
81 $1,200,000 RailsBank Consortium Transactions Investment
82 $1,182,035 Madpixel Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
83 $1,051,984 SNAPnSAVE Smollan, Kalon Venture Partners Transactions Investment
84 $1,047,330 Mute International Undisclosed Transactions Investment
85 $646,500 bubble Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
86 $550,000 FilmTrack Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
87 Undisclosed Ad Lightning R/GA Ventures Marketing Investment
88 Undisclosed Aduno SA SIX Payment Services Transactions Acquisition
89 Undisclosed AlignStar Xactly Software & Services Acquisition
90 Undisclosed Altitude Digital Genesis Media Transactions Acquisition
91 Undisclosed BattleBrew Harish Nim Games Investment
92 Undisclosed Blab Deloitte Software & Services Acquisition
93 Undisclosed Brand Connections Advantage Solutions Marketing Acquisition
94 Undisclosed Careem Networks Undisclosed Transactions Investment
95 Undisclosed Carlypso Carvana Transactions Acquisition
96 Undisclosed Chuckwalla Netx Software & Services Acquisition
97 Undisclosed CivitasNow Scoppechio Marketing Acquisition
98 Undisclosed ClearGraph Tableau Software & Services Acquisition
99 Undisclosed Concrete Solutions Accenture Software & Services Acquisition
100 Undisclosed Converseon Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
101 Undisclosed CREO hike Software & Services Acquisition
102 Undisclosed CVISION Technologies Foxit Software Software & Services Acquisition
103 Undisclosed Data Intensity EQT Software & Services Acquisition
104 Undisclosed Datablink WatchGuard Software & Services Acquisition
105 Undisclosed DataScore Lyft Software & Services Acquisition
106 Undisclosed Doodhwala Tom Varkey Transactions Investment
107 Undisclosed e-bot7 Main Incubator, Private Investors Software & Services Investment
108 Undisclosed Eden Games Millennial Esports Games Acquisition
109 Undisclosed Emerging Technology Advisors Cloudreach Software & Services Acquisition
110 Undisclosed EnableComp Primus Capital Partners Transactions Investment
111 Undisclosed Fayteq AG Facebook Software & Services Acquisition
112 Undisclosed FinaMetrica PlanPlus Software & Services Acquisition
113 Undisclosed Flipkart SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
114 Undisclosed FlyNex Consortium Software & Services Investment
115 Undisclosed gottaGolf Swing by Swing Mobile & Apps Acquisition
116 Undisclosed GoWabi 500 tuktuks Transactions Investment
117 Undisclosed Granular DuPont Software & Services Acquisition
118 Undisclosed Handshake Software ADERANT Software & Services Acquisition
119 Undisclosed JetSmarter Clearlake Capital Group, Leucadia National Transactions Investment
120 Undisclosed Korrio TeamSnap Software & Services Acquisition
121 Undisclosed Lalela Music STX Entertainment Media Acquisition
122 Undisclosed LendingRobot NSR Invest Transactions Acquisition
123 Undisclosed LOKET Go-Jek Transactions Acquisition
124 Undisclosed Lucernex Accruent Software & Services Acquisition
125 Undisclosed Luminati Inc EMK Capital Software & Services Acquisition
126 Undisclosed Marmar Media XLMedia Software & Services Acquisition
127 Undisclosed MatsSoft Netcall Software & Services Acquisition
128 Undisclosed Medisec Software Clanwilliam Group Software & Services Acquisition
129 Undisclosed Millarworld Netflix Media Acquisition
130 Undisclosed Moby’s Petshop Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
131 Undisclosed Moonglabs Nazara Games Mobile & Apps Investment
132 Undisclosed NED+AR Display Technology Lenovo Capital and Incubator Group (LCIG) Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
133 Undisclosed Next Hyype Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
134 Undisclosed Novusolutions Granicus Software & Services Acquisition
135 Undisclosed Planet OS Intertrust Software & Services Acquisition
136 Undisclosed Plum Fintech Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
137 Undisclosed Precise Software Open Systems Inc Software & Services Acquisition
138 Undisclosed proALPHA Business Solutions ICG Software & Services Acquisition
139 Undisclosed ProLogic Retail Services AppCard Marketing Acquisition
140 Undisclosed ProSource Solutions Improving Enterprises Software & Services Acquisition
141 Undisclosed Roadrunner Pharmacy Vets First Choice Transactions Acquisition
142 Undisclosed Sansan Consortium Software & Services Investment
143 Undisclosed Security Associates Vector Security Software & Services Acquisition
144 Undisclosed ShopAtHome.com Prodege, LLC Transactions Acquisition
145 Undisclosed Sleeperbot Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
146 Undisclosed Starwood Waypoint Homes Invitation Homes Transactions Acquisition
147 Undisclosed StatsRoyale.com Overwolf Games Acquisition
148 Undisclosed StayAbode Consortium Transactions Investment
149 Undisclosed Streamroot R/GA Ventures Software & Services Investment
150 Undisclosed Strobe Labs Ticketweb Marketing Acquisition
151 Undisclosed Swift Financial PayPal Transactions Acquisition
152 Undisclosed Synergistic Software Solutions Scanco Software Software & Services Acquisition
153 Undisclosed Technical Sales International Applied Software Software & Services Acquisition
154 Undisclosed Transmit.Live R/GA Ventures Software & Services Investment
155 Undisclosed Truxapp Consortium Transactions Investment
156 Undisclosed Unomy WeWork Software & Services Acquisition
157 Undisclosed Urbanhire Consortium Transactions Investment
158 Undisclosed VersionOne CollabNet Software & Services Acquisition
159 Undisclosed Vidrovr R/GA Ventures Software & Services Investment
160 Undisclosed Wire Stone Accenture Marketing Acquisition
161 Undisclosed YesGraph Lyft Software & Services Acquisition
162 Undisclosed AdvanIDe Japan South East Asia Growth Fund L.P. joint venture fund Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
163 Undisclosed Algorithmic Undisclosed Software & Services Acquisition
164 Undisclosed Chuckwalla NetX Digital Asset Management Software & Services Acquisition
165 Undisclosed CompQuest Technology DRN ReadiTech Software & Services Acquisition
166 Undisclosed InSure Vision Technologies SuretyWave Software & Services Acquisition
167 Undisclosed App Samurai Consortium Transactions Investment
168 Undisclosed LaterPay Undisclosed Marketing Investment

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Disney buys $1.58 billion stake in BAMTech

Commentary

The Walt Disney Company is ending its streaming and distribution partnership with Netflix in the hopes of starting its own digital video streaming service. Last week, Disney acquired majority ownership of BAMTech in a $1.58 billion deal. BAMTech is Major League Baseball’s interactive media and internet unit that provides video streaming for premium channels like HBO, NHL, PGA Tour and WWE. BAMTech claims to have around 7.5 million paid subscribers and this transaction values BAMTech at $3.75 billion. With more people migrating from cable TV to video streaming, this new partnership between Disney and BAMTech will help position Disney as a major player in the booming video streaming space and enable the company to be competitive amidst evolving consumer viewing habits. Furthermore, BAMTech will collaborate with ESPN to launch a “multi-sport” subscription streaming service for live regional, national and international sporting events.