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Weekly Update – November 2, 2017

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $3,127,228,194              Total Deal Number – 170

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $723,000,000 Trayport TMX Software & Services Acquisition
2 $450,000,000 nuTonomy Delphi Software & Services Acquisition
3 $323,500,000 Euroclear ICE Transactions Investment
4 $150,000,000 Skybox Security Pantheon, CVC Capital Partners Software & Services Investment
5 $90,000,000 Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur Consortium Transactions Investment
6 $75,000,000 Carousell Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $66,045,409 VMC Consulting Keywords Software & Services Acquisition
8 $60,000,000 Klook Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $50,000,000 RiskGenius QBE Software & Services Investment
10 $45,000,000 TempAlert Digi International Software & Services Acquisition
11 $42,000,000 GTreasury Mainsail Partners Software & Services Investment
12 $40,000,000 HashiCorp Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $40,000,000 DeePhi Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $37,600,000 iAdvize Consortium Marketing Investment
15 $36,000,000 ResMan Maiinsail Partners, Wasatch Ventures Software & Services Investment
16 $30,000,000 ActionIQ Consortium Marketing Investment
17 $30,000,000 KnowBe4 Goldman Sachs, Elephant Software & Services Investment
18 $30,000,000 Huisuanzhang Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $28,000,000 Amperity Tiger Global Management, Madrona Venture Group Marketing Investment
20 $28,000,000 Shift Technology Consortium Software & Services Investment
21 $28,000,000 Kindred Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
22 $26,600,000 Credit Sesame Consortium Transactions Investment
23 $25,000,000 Cloud9 Consortium Media Investment
24 $25,000,000 irexchange Peloton Capital, Shaw and Partners Transactions Investment
25 $22,000,000 TOGO SIG, ZhenFund Transactions Investment
26 $20,000,000 Wibbitz Consortium Marketing Investment
27 $20,000,000 ChowNow Consortium Transactions Investment
28 $20,000,000 Harness Menlo Ventures, BIG Labs Software & Services Investment
29 $19,000,000 Convargo Consortium Transactions Investment
30 $18,379,900 Vista Retail Support LDC Software & Services Investment
31 $18,000,000 Farmobile Anterra Capital, AmTrust Financial Services Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
32 $16,500,000 Tink Consortium Transactions Investment
33 $16,500,000 Linewize Family Zone Software & Services Acquisition
34 $16,000,000 Abra Consortium Transactions Investment
35 $15,000,000 Tethr MissionOG, Grotech Ventures Marketing Investment
36 $15,000,000 Common Harriman Capital Transactions Investment
37 $15,000,000 Connatix Volition Capital Marketing Investment
38 $15,000,000 Simpleshow BIP Software & Services Investment
39 $15,000,000 SoundAI Consortium Software & Services Investment
40 $14,250,000 BondIT Fosun Transactions Investment
41 $14,000,000 Brainly Consortium Media Investment
42 $12,400,000 Peratech Merck Ventures, Arie Capital Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
43 $12,000,000 Deserve Consortium Transactions Investment
44 $12,000,000 Solvvy Consortium Software & Services Investment
45 $12,000,000 Reflektion Consortium Marketing Investment
46 $11,521,026 Netmessage SARL LINK Mobility Group ASA Marketing Acquisition
47 $10,000,000 Petcube Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
48 $10,000,000 Snapcart Consortium Marketing Investment
49 $10,000,000 TourRadar Consortium Transactions Investment
50 $10,000,000 Openpay Consortium Transactions Investment
51 $10,000,000 Futurus Technology Consortium Software & Services Investment
52 $8,500,000 Zero Consortium Transactions Investment
53 $8,300,000 Averon Avalon Ventures Software & Services Investment
54 $8,000,000 Blue Medora Consortium Software & Services Investment
55 $7,700,000 Jiko Consortium Transactions Investment
56 $7,400,000 Winnow Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
57 $7,000,000 Althea Consortium Ecommerce Investment
58 $7,000,000 Drift Consortium Transactions Investment
59 $7,000,000 Toppr Consortium Transactions Investment
60 $6,982,440 Nickis.com Ataraxy Ventures Ecommerce Investment
61 $6,800,000 Umbo Computer Vision Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
62 $6,600,000 JazzHR Consortium Software & Services Investment
63 $6,564,250 Criton Apps Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
64 $6,200,000 PEX RealPage Software & Services Acquisition
65 $6,200,000 Vedang Cellular Quess Corp Software & Services Acquisition
66 $6,000,000 RAW Pressery Consortium Ecommerce Investment
67 $6,000,000 Rollbar Brain Capital, Cota Capital Software & Services Investment
68 $6,000,000 Stardog Union Consortium Software & Services Investment
69 $6,000,000 Adfenix Consortium Software & Services Investment
70 $5,996,478 Info Line GPI Software & Services Acquisition
71 $5,500,000 Fattmerchant Fulcrum Equity Partners Transactions Investment
72 $5,500,000 Beam Dental Lewis & Clark Ventures, Drive Capital Transactions Investment
73 $5,300,000 Alyce Consortium Marketing Investment
74 $5,031,365 BigBasket Consortium Ecommerce Investment
75 $5,000,000 Current QED Investors, Cota Capital Transactions Investment
76 $5,000,000 Scoutible Consortium Transactions Investment
77 $5,000,000 Invoice Bazaar Advance Global Capital Transactions Investment
78 $5,000,000 OpenIO Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
79 $4,500,000 NanoLock Awz Home Land Security Software & Services Investment
80 $4,305,838 Wiztopic Consortium Software & Services Investment
81 $4,250,000 Blickfeld Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
82 $4,000,000 Verrency Undisclosed Transactions Investment
83 $3,900,000 BROSA Consortium Ecommerce Investment
84 $3,185,568 Homelyfe Talis Capital, Peterson Ventures Transactions Investment
85 $3,000,000 GuestReady Consortium Transactions Investment
86 $3,000,000 Finn.ai Consortium Software & Services Investment
87 $3,000,000 ZipLoan Matrix Software & Services Investment
88 $3,000,000 NexLP Method Capital, Dundee Venture Capital Software & Services Investment
89 $3,000,000 Constellation Digital Partners Kinecta Federal Credit Union Software & Services Investment
90 $3,000,000 Mia Contacts Consortium Software & Services Investment
91 $2,700,000 Tenplum Consortium Transactions Investment
92 $2,511,080 Taggy I-mobile Marketing Acquisition
93 $2,500,000 ArcheMedX Jaffray Woodriff, Greyson Williams Software & Services Investment
94 $2,400,000 POLLEN Metrology XAnge, KREAXI Software & Services Investment
95 $2,112,768 Smartgate Solutions Consortium Software & Services Investment
96 $2,100,000 FieldLevel Elysian Park Ventures, Steven Kaplan Transactions Investment
97 $2,000,000 Jirnexu Consortium Transactions Investment
98 $1,969,545 Bud Banco Sabadell, Investec Transactions Investment
99 $1,891,696 Lalilo Consortium Software & Services Investment
100 $1,800,000 HireSweet Consortium Transactions Investment
101 $1,400,000 Blue Canoe Learning Kernel Labs Software & Services Investment
102 $1,327,320 JamieAi Adrian Ezra Transactions Investment
103 $1,176,470 Yolo Insurance Consortium Transactions Investment
104 $1,175,780 HeadBox Egora Holding Transactions Investment
105 $1,100,000 AMOpportunities Consortium Transactions Investment
106 $1,000,000 Genus AI Consortium Software & Services Investment
107 $1,000,000 Insurdata Consortium Software & Services Investment
108 $913,350 ReVibe Energy Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
109 $876,031 Fire Tech Cass Entrepreneurship Fund, Emerge Education Transactions Investment
110 $750,000 Countingup Consortium Software & Services Investment
111 $722,000 Skillenza Consortium Transactions Investment
112 $631,680 Pento Consortium Software & Services Investment
113 $608,200 Billhop Consortium Transactions Investment
114 $550,000 SpotDraft Consortium Software & Services Investment
115 Undisclosed LISNR Consortium Software & Services Investment
116 Undisclosed Lampenwelt Project A, 3i Ecommerce Investment
117 Undisclosed Gro Intelligence TPG Growth, Data Collective Software & Services Investment
118 Undisclosed Burbio Hudson Valley Startup Fund Media Investment
119 Undisclosed ShieldSquare Consortium Software & Services Investment
120 Undisclosed TagBox Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
121 Undisclosed Bluetext Eastport Holdings Marketing Acquisition
122 Undisclosed Securable.io KnowBe4 Software & Services Acquisition
123 Undisclosed Ranorex Idera Software & Services Acquisition
124 Undisclosed Bullhorn Insight Software & Services Acquisition
125 Undisclosed Primescape Solutions HighPoint Global Software & Services Acquisition
126 Undisclosed Prime Motor Group Capstone Transactions Acquisition
127 Undisclosed Exactor Intuit Software & Services Acquisition
128 Undisclosed Chaverware Togetherwork Software & Services Acquisition
129 Undisclosed Agility Multichannel Magnitude Software Software & Services Acquisition
130 Undisclosed SkyGiraffe ServiceNow Software & Services Acquisition
131 Undisclosed Brand.ai InVision Software & Services Acquisition
132 Undisclosed Garantibil Volvo Cars Transactions Acquisition
133 Undisclosed PAIGE Lion Capital Ecommerce Acquisition
134 Undisclosed Syscon Justice Systems Harris Computer Corporation Software & Services Acquisition
135 Undisclosed Datto Vista Software & Services Acquisition
136 Undisclosed Paracosm Occipital Software & Services Acquisition
137 Undisclosed Easy Rental Services GuestReady Transactions Acquisition
138 Undisclosed Millhiser Smith Agency The Accel Group Ecommerce Acquisition
139 Undisclosed INELO Innova Software & Services Acquisition
140 Undisclosed Bug-Tracker GlobalStep Games Acquisition
141 Undisclosed Telstrat Serenova Software & Services Acquisition
142 Undisclosed Bucketfeet Threadless Ecommerce Acquisition
143 Undisclosed LogiAnalytics Marlin Software & Services Acquisition
144 Undisclosed ServiceTick Davies Group Marketing Acquisition
145 Undisclosed Zone Cognizant Marketing Acquisition
146 Undisclosed Dashboard Dealership Enterprises CDK Global Software & Services Acquisition
147 Undisclosed 8sian Media Qello Marketing Acquisition
148 Undisclosed Electric Motor Werks EnerNOC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
149 Undisclosed Sinergy Lutech Software & Services Acquisition
150 Undisclosed Car-Mercial Team Velocity Marketing Marketing Acquisition
151 Undisclosed Netcentric Cognizant Marketing Acquisition
152 Undisclosed COBAN Safe Fleet Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
153 Undisclosed Infer ESW Capital Marketing Acquisition
154 Undisclosed Big Universe Fuel Education Software & Services Acquisition
155 Undisclosed K12 Enterprise Serenic Software Software & Services Acquisition
156 Undisclosed Mast Mobile Hearsay Software & Services Acquisition
157 Undisclosed Flatiron School WeWork Transactions Acquisition
158 Undisclosed Arimo Panasonic Software & Services Acquisition
159 Undisclosed Social Weaver Sudhanshu Tewari, Deepak Gurnani Transactions Investment
160 Undisclosed Saigoneer 500 Startups, Vietnam Innovative Startup Accelerator Media Investment
161 Undisclosed QfeelTech Consortium Software & Services Investment
162 Undisclosed Halter Promus Ventures, Rocket Lab Software & Services Investment
163 Undisclosed Olly Credit Consortium Transactions Investment
164 Undisclosed Super SOCO Xiaomi, Shunwei Capital Software & Services Investment
165 Undisclosed Tuya Consortium Software & Services Investment
166 Undisclosed PlayX Lead Angels Network Games Investment
167 Undisclosed Shanghai Youhug Media Tencent Holdings, Yunfeng Capital Media Investment
168 Undisclosed GZY360.com Green Pine Capital Partners Transactions Investment
169 Undisclosed Revolution Race Altor Ecommerce Investment
170 Undisclosed AIT Worldwide Quad-C Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Canada’s TMX buys ICE’s Trayport energy trading platform (Reuters)
  2. Delphi to buy self-driving tech startup nuTonomy for $450 million (Reuters)
  3. ICE buys stake in Euroclear to bolster European securities footprint (Reuters)
  4. Israeli cybersecurity co Skybox raises $150m (Globes)
  5. Shouqi Limousine & chauffeur secures USD 90M to broaden its business across China, & more (AllTechAsia)
  6. Southeast Asian e-commerce startup Carousell closes $70-$80M Series C round (TechCrunch)
  7. Keywords begins £50m VMC acquisition (gamesindustry.biz)
  8. Asian travel platform Klook raises $60M with backing from Goldman Sachs (TechCrunch)
  9. QBE partners machine-learning company as part of $50 million investment (Insurance Business America)
  10. Digi International Acquires TempAlert For Monitoring (Seeking Alpha)
  11. GTreasury Announces $42 Million Growth Investment from Mainsail Partners (Business Wire)
  12. HashiCorp raises a $40M Series C round as more businesses realize they need help with the cloud (GeekWire)
  13. DealShot: Ant Financial, Samsung Lead $40M Round In Chinese Deep Learning Firm DeePhi (China Money Network)
  14. iAdvize raises $37.6 million for its customer engagement platform (TechCrunch)
  15. ResMan Raises $36M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. ActionIQ nabs $30M led by A16Z to bring big data targeting to marketers (TechCrunch)
  17. KnowBe4 Raises $30M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Book-keeping app developer Huisuanzhang raised $30m (Business Wire)
  19. Amperity Raises $28M Series B Round (VC NEWS Daily)
  20. Shift Technology raises another $28 million to prevent fraudulent insurance claims (TechCrunch)
  21. Smart robots platform Kindred lands $35.4 mln in Series B (The PE Hub Network)
  22. Credit Sesame Raises $42M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  23. Cloud9 raises $25 million, and investors include WWE and Wizards co-owner (VentureBeat)
  24. Start-up irexchange raises $25m to take down Metcash and shake up supermarkets (The Australian Financial Review)
  25. TOGO secures USD 22M to accelerate its car sharing services for urban tourists, & more (AlltechAsia)
  26. Automated video creation startup Wibbitz raises $20M (TechCrunch)
  27. ChowNow, a GrubHub competitor, raises $20 million Series B round (TechCrunch)
  28. Harness Raises $20M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  29. Convargo grabs $19 million to improve road freight (TechCrunch)
  30. Vista Retail Support eyes growth with LDC backing (LDC)
  31. Farmobile Raises $18M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  32. Tink Receives $16.5 Million in Funding, Announces Expansion, New Clients (Finovate)
  33. Family Zone acquires NZ kid-friendly firewall provider Linewize (CRN)
  34. Foxconn Backs $16 Million Series B for Bitcoin Startup Abra (Coindesk)
  35. Tethr Raises $15M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  36. Private equity firm Harriman Capital invests $15M in co-living company Common (Real Estate Weekly)
  37. Connatix Raises $15M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  38. Explainer video producer simpleshow raises $15 million (Tech.eu)
  39. Baidu, Aplus Capital and Frees Fund Invest In Chinese AI Acoustics Technology Start-up SoundAI (China Money Network)
  40. Israeli fintech co BondIT raises $14.25m from Fosun (Globes)
  41. Brainly raises $14 million for its Quora-for-kids education tech (TechCrunch)
  42. Peratech raises $12.4 million for its 3D force sensing technology (Tech.eu)
  43. Deserve raises $12 million for a credit card targeting college students (TechCrunch)
  44. Solvvy raises $12M in funding to infuse machine learning into customer service (siliconANGLE)
  45. Predictive marketing startup Reflektion raises $12M for international expansion (TechCrunch)
  46. LINK Mobility Group ASA Enters the French Market by Acquiring Netmessage SARL (PR Newswire)
  47. Petcube Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding (PR Newswire)
  48. Snapcart raises $10M to shed light on consumer spending in emerging markets (TechCrunch)
  49. TourRadar Raises $10 Million as Solo Female Travelers Turn to Tour Bookings (Skift)
  50. Melbourne ‘buy now, pay later’ fintech Openpay just raised $10 million and cancelled IPO (Business Insider Australia)
  51. China Digest: Tencent backs Kindred; Futurus gets $10m; Zhicang raises pre Series A (Business Wire)
  52. Zero raises $8.5 million for a credit card that functions like a debit card (TechCrunch)
  53. Averon closes $8.3M funding to make your smartphone the key to ID online (TechCrunch)
  54. Blue Medora Closes $8M Series B-1 (VC NEWS Daily)
  55. Jiko raises $7.7 million for debit card with cash back (TechCrunch)
  56. Winnow raises further $7.4M for its smart kitchen tech that reduces commercial food waste (TechCrunch)
  57. Korea’s Althea closes $7m series B funding for global expansion (Tech in Asia)
  58. Drift raises $7M to take on traditional utility companies with peer-to-peer energy marketplace (GeekWire)
  59. Exclusive: Ed-tech startup Toppr tops up Series B round (VCCiRCLE)
  60. Munich-based childrenswear startup Nickis.com receives €6 million to continue the expansion across Europe (EU Startups)
  61. Umbo Computer Vision Raises $6.8M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  62. JazzHR Secures $6.6 Million In Funding To Power Talent Acquisition For SMBs (PR Newswire)
  63. Edinburgh traveltech start-up secures £5m investment (FutureScot)
  64. RealPage Acquires UK-based PEX, Expanding International Presence (Yahoo! Finance)
  65. Fairfax-controlled Quess Corp to acquire majority stake in Vedang Cellular (VCCiRCLE)
  66. India beverage company RAW Pressery scoops up $6 mln (The PE Hub Network)
  67. Rollbar Announces $6 Million in Series A Funding to Extend Platform to Cloud Native Customers (Globe Newswire)
  68. Stardog Raises $6 Million Series A Led by Grotech Ventures (PR Web)
  69. Swedish real estate tech startup Adfenix raises $6 million (Tech.eu)
  70. BRIEF-GPI completes acquisition of Info Line for EUR 5.1 mln‍​ (Reuters)
  71. Fattmerchant Nabs $5.5M (VC NEWS Daily)
  72. Beam Dental Raises $5.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  73. Alyce Raises $5.3M to Help You Delight Customers with AI-Powered Gifting (Americaninno)
  74. BigBasket secures Rs 32.65 crore from Helion Venture Partners: Report (Medianama)
  75. Current raises $5M for its debit card for teens that parents control with an app (TechCrunch)
  76. Scoutible reels in $5 mln seed (The PE Hub Network)
  77. Dubai-based fintech company Invoice Bazaar raises $5m (Dealstreet Asia)
  78. OpenIO raises $5 million to build your own Amazon S3 on any storage device (TechCrunch)
  79. Israeli cybersecurity co Nanolock raises $4.5m (Globes)
  80. Financial communications startup Wiztopic raises €3.7 million (Tech.eu)
  81. Blickfeld scores $4.25M seed round to let autonomous vehicles ‘see’ (TechCrunch)
  82. Melbourne fintech Verrency just raised $5 million but wants another $19m (Business Insider Australia)
  83. Australian ecommerce startup raises $4m to take furniture retail online (Tech in Asia)
  84. Insurance tech startup Homelyfe raises £2.4 million (Tech.eu)
  85. Airbnb management startup GuestReady secures $3 million and acquires Easy Rental Services (EU Startups)
  86. Finn.ai Raises $3 Million in Institutional Financing Round (Accesswire)
  87. Online lending startup ZipLoan gets $3 million from Matrix (The Times of India)
  88. With $3M in new funding, NexLP plans to triple its headcount (Built in Chicago )
  89. Kinecta Federal Credit Union invests $3m in Constellation Digital Partners (Finextra)
  90. Mia Contacts takes another shot at a smart contacts app with $3M in funding (TechCrunch)
  91. Templum Raises $2.7M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  92. BRIEF-I-mobile to acquire 76.1 pct stake in TAGGY for 286 mln yen (Reuters)
  93. ArcheMedX Raises $2.5M in Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  94. POLLEN Metrology Raises $2.4 Million to Support Smart Factories Globally (Business Wire)
  95. Smartgate Solutions secures £1.6m funding (Mercia Techologies)
  96. Where The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Investing During The World Series (Forbes)
  97. Malaysian Based Fintech Firm Jirnexu Raises US$2 Million in Pre-Series B Round (FinTechnews)
  98. Banco Sabadell and Investec lead £1.5 million round in Bud (Finextra)
  99. LALILO raises 1.6 million euros in funding (MyFrenchStartup)
  100. HireSweet monitors Github and Stack Overflow to recommend you your next engineer (TechCrunch)
  101. Blue Canoe Learning Raises $1.4M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  102. EXCLUSIVE: Recruitment tech startup JamieAi raises £1m (UKTN)
  103. Insurtech Startup Yolo Raises €1M in First Venture Capital Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  104. Event space booking site HeadBox raises €1 million (Tech.eu)
  105. New Venture Challenge winner AMOpportunities lands $1.1M in seed funding (Chicago Tribune)
  106. UK AI company Genus AI raises $1 million in seed funding (Tech.eu)
  107. InsurTech Data Startup Insurdata Raises Over $1M in Seed Funding (CarrierManagement)
  108. ReVibe Energy raises 7.5 MSEK to power the Industrial IoT (Linkedin)
  109. FIRE TECH RAISES A £660K INVESTMENT ROUND TO ACCELERATE GROWTH IN TECH EDUCATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (FIRETechCamp)
  110. FinTech startup Countingup gets $750,000 in round led by Frontline Ventures (UKTN)
  111. Online Hiring Startup Skillenza Raises $722K Seed Funding From Blume Ventures, Ian (Inc42)
  112. New software company gets 4 million to go in the throat of wage warrior (Borsen)
  113. Billhop picks in 15 million and jumps into three new countries (DiGITAL)
  114. Legal-tech startup SpotDraft raises seed funding led by Hunch Ventures, others (VCCiRCLE)
  115. LISNR® Secures Strategic Investment From Synchrony Financial (Newswire)
  116. Online lighting retailer Lampenwelt raises funding from Project A and 3i (Tech.eu)
  117. TPG Growth Leads Investment in Global Agriculture Data Business, Gro Intelligence (Business Wire)
  118. Hyper-local event startup Burbio grabs funding (The PE Hub Network)
  119. Exclusive: Indian bot prevention startup ShieldSquare raises Series A from Endiya, others (Business Wire)
  120. Cold Chain Monitoring Startup Tagbox Raises Angel Funding From Indian Angel Network And Ian Fund (Inc42)
  121. Bluetext Enters Next Stage of Growth Through Acquisition by Eastport Holdings (Business Wire)
  122. KnowBe4 Expands Its Security Vision With the Acquisition of Securable.io (PR Web)
  123. Idera, Inc. Acquires Ranorex, Doubling Size of Test Management Tools Business (Business Wire)
  124. Insight to acquire Bullhorn from Vista (The PE Hub Network)
  125. HighPoint Global Acquires Primescape Solutions to Enhance Citizen Experience Capabilities (Globe Newswire)
  126. GPB Capital-backed Capstone buys majority stake in Prime Motor Group (The PE Hub Network)
  127. Intuit to Acquire Exactor: Expands the QuickBooks Platform (Business Wire)
  128. PE-backed Togetherwork buys Chaverware and Congregation Connect (The PE Hub Network)
  129. Austin’s Magnitude Software, which raised $100M for acquisitions, does another deal (512tech)
  130. ServiceNow buys mobile platform startup SkyGiraffe (ZDNet)
  131. InVision Acquires Brand.ai and Introduces Design System Manager (Business Wire)
  132. Volvo Cars buys the bankruptcy estate Garantibil (DiGITAL)
  133. TSG Consumer Partners Completes Sale of PAIGE to Lion Capital (Business Wire)
  134. Sverica Capital Management Reaches Agreement to Sell Syscon Justice Systems to Constellation Software (VentureBeat)
  135. Vista to buy data protection solutions provider Datto (The PE Hub Network)
  136. Occipital Acquires Paracosm, Plans Collaborative 3D Mapping Projects (Xconomy)
  137. GuestReady Raises £2.3M in Funding; Acquires Easy Rental Services (FinSMEs)
  138. Iowa’s Millhiser Smith Agency, The Accel Group to Merge (Insurance Journal)
  139. Innova acquires 75 per cent stake in Inelo and OCRK (Real Deals)
  140. GlobalStep acquires Bug-Tracker (gameindustry.biz)
  141. PE-backed Serenova acquires TelStrat (The PE Hub Network)
  142. E-commerce company Threadless acquires shoe brand Bucketfeet (Chicago Tribune)
  143. Marlin completes the acquisition of Logi Analytics (Marlin Equity Partners)
  144. HGGC-backed Davies Group buys ServiceTick (The PE Hub Network)
  145. Cognizant to Acquire Zone, a Leading Full-Service Digital Agency (PR Newswire)
  146. CDK Global Acquires Dashboard Dealership Enterprises (Business Wire)
  147. Qello Merges With Video Publisher (Multichannel NEWS)
  148. As electric vehicles make a move to the mainstream, utilities are taking notice (TechCrunch)
  149. OEP-backed Lutech buys Sinergy (The PE Hub Network)
  150. Team Velocity Marketing Acquires Leading Video Pre-Roll Provider, Car-Mercial (PR Newswire)
  151. Cognizant to Acquire Digital Experience and Marketing Expert Netcentric (PR Newswire)
  152. PE-backed Safe Fleet buys COBAN (The PE Hub Network)
  153. ESW Capital LLC Completes Acquisition of Infer, Inc. (Ignite Technologies)
  154. K-12 Literacy Platform Big Universe Finds a New, Bigger Home: Fuel Education (EdSurge)
  155. Sylogist’s “Serenic Software” division enters the United States educational market; Acquires K12 Enterprise and Sunpac assets (Globe Newswire)
  156. Hearsay acquires Mast Mobile’s tech for adding work numbers and CRM integration on your smartphone (TechCrunch)
  157. WeWork acquires Flatiron School (TechCrunch)
  158. Panasonic Acquires Arimo, Deep Learning Innovator, To Accelerate The Growth Of Its Ai/Iot-Based Solution Businesses (Public)
  159. Singapore marketplace raises angel funding to help working parents find local services (Tech in Asia)
  160. Vietnam news site Saigoneer bags 500 Startups backing (Tech in Asia)
  161. DealShot: CICC, NEA Join New Funding Round In Chinese IoT Solutions Provider Tuya (China Money Network)
  162. Cowgorithms: Promus Ventures Leads Series A for Halter (Linkedin)
  163. Japan’s Incubate Fund leads seed funding in fintech startup Olly Credit (VCCiRCLE)
  164. DealShot: Ant Financial, Samsung Lead $40M Round In Chinese Deep Learning Firm DeePhi (China Money Network)
  165. DealShot: CICC, NEA Join New Funding Round In Chinese IoT Solutions Provider Tuya (China Money Network)
  166. Cowgorithms: Promus Ventures Leads Series A for Halter (Linkedin)
  167. DealShot: Cisco Co-Leads $30M Round In City Big Data And Cloud Solutions Provider Citycloud (China Money Network)
  168. DealShot: Ant Financial, Samsung Lead $40M Round In Chinese Deep Learning Firm DeePhi (China Money Network)
  169. Altor aims for outdoor clothing market success with RevolutionRace investment (AltAssets)
  170. Quad-C invests in AIT Worldwide (The PE Hub Network)

Media giants participate in AI-powered video solution Wibbitz’s $20 million Series-C round

Commentary

US-based Wibbitz raised $20 million last week from Germany’s Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, with participation from The Weather Channel, Associated Press, TF1, and existing investors. The latest funding round brought in reputable investors’ support as video emerges to be a key component in digital content.  An eMarketer report estimates that 62% of Internet users view digital videos and the audience viewership reached two billion in 2017. With Wibbitz’s AI-based platform, publishers are able to improve audience engagement and ad monetization. The patented technology utilizes language algorithms that scan text content for a uniquely developed script, which may be combined with customizable video widgets like images, audio, and soundtrack within just minutes. Wibbitz is expecting a 400% year-on-year revenue growth in 2017 and have on-boarded huge clients like Reuters, Forbes, and Time. The funds will be used to expand into new markets, beef up manpower, and strengthen automated video features.

Weekly Update – October 26, 2017

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $9,816,943,286              Total Deal Number – 161

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,000,000,000 Meituan-Dianping Consortium Transactions Investment
2 $1,350,000,000 Avendra Aramark Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,000,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $1,000,000,000 AmeriPride Services Aramark Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $502,000,000 Magic Leap Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $235,000,000 Praxis Engineering CSRA Software & Services Acquisition
7 $166,000,000 Lightspeed Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $103,500,000 Vacasa Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $102,500,000 Finova Financial Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $100,000,000 Horizon Robotics Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $100,000,000 Yidian Zixun Undisclosed Media Investment
12 $70,000,000 Duo Security Consortium Software & Services Investment
13 $66,000,000 Musto Helly Hansen Ecommerce Acquisition
14 $60,000,000 Alternative Apparel HanesBrands Ecommerce Acquisition
15 $57,000,000 LendingHome Sberbank, Noah Holdings Limited Transactions Investment
16 $50,000,000 LimeBike Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $50,000,000 Feedzai Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $40,112,500 Wattpad Consortium Media Investment
19 $40,000,000 Digital Asset Jefferson River Capital Software & Services Investment
20 $40,000,000 Huajuan Consortium Ecommerce Investment
21 $39,000,000 GuiaBolso Consortium Transactions Investment
22 $34,000,000 Automile Consortium Software & Services Investment
23 $30,000,000 BankBazaar Consortium Transactions Investment
24 $30,000,000 Contrast Security Consortium Software & Services Investment
25 $28,000,000 Spoke Consortium Software & Services Investment
26 $25,955,600 Movinga Consortium Transactions Investment
27 $25,000,000 Perfect Corp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
28 $25,000,000 Madison Reed Consortium Ecommerce Investment
29 $18,000,000 Mya Systems Foundation Capital, Emergence Capital Software & Services Investment
30 $18,000,000 Hiya Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
31 $18,000,000 Edianzu Consortium Ecommerce Investment
32 $16,016,992 Spotahome Consortium Transactions Investment
33 $15,000,000 MATH 42 Chegg Mobile & Apps Acquisition
34 $15,000,000 ICAR Mitek Software & Services Acquisition
35 $15,000,000 Xmos Consortium Software & Services Investment
36 $13,300,000 Dave Undisclosed Transactions Investment
37 $13,252,100 Connexin Digital Alpha Advisors Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
38 $13,076,615 Resource Connect SmartTrans Software & Services Acquisition
39 $13,000,000 Chope Consortium Transactions Investment
40 $12,300,000 Atheer Labs Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
41 $12,200,000 CupoNation Consortium Marketing Investment
42 $12,085,266 Global Savings Group Consortium Marketing Investment
43 $12,000,000 Veo Robotics Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
44 $11,777,200 Papernest Consortium Software & Services Investment
45 $10,000,000 LeapMind Consortium Software & Services Investment
46 $9,999,750 Argaam SRMG Media Acquisition
47 $9,200,000 RenewBuy Amicus Capital Transactions Investment
48 $8,500,000 DirectScale Consortium Software & Services Investment
49 $8,300,000 Pluto TV Samsung Media Investment
50 $8,000,000 KrazyBee Consortium Transactions Investment
51 $8,000,000 Bespoke Post Consortium Ecommerce Investment
52 $8,000,000 Intezer Consortium Software & Services Investment
53 $8,000,000 SelfMade Consortium Transactions Investment
54 $7,227,463 Robart Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
55 $7,000,000 FUGA Undisclosed Marketing Investment
56 $6,800,000 LevelTen Energy Consortium Transactions Investment
57 $6,000,000 Snaps Consortium Marketing Investment
58 $5,700,000 Intelligo Governing Dynamics, Eileen Murray Software & Services Investment
59 $5,660,000 Evolve Technologies TeamLease Software & Services Acquisition
60 $5,600,420 TrackTik La Caisse, iNovia Capita Software & Services Investment
61 $5,600,000 NYIAX WestPark Capital Transactions Investment
62 $5,300,000 BridgeU Consortium Software & Services Investment
63 $5,000,000 Allset Consortium Transactions Investment
64 $5,000,000 TreasuryXpress Consortium Software & Services Investment
65 $5,000,000 ThinkRF Wesley Clover International Software & Services Investment
66 $5,000,000 Backplane Baseline Ventures, Harrison Metal Software & Services Investment
67 $4,600,000 Revelo Valor Capital, Seek Transactions Investment
68 $4,005,750 AdHawk Microsystems Intel, Brightspark Ventures Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
69 $4,004,248 BuddyGuard Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
70 $3,900,000 d3t Keywords Studios Games Acquisition
71 $3,600,000 Honcker Lead Edge Capital, Evolution Corporate Advisors Transactions Investment
72 $3,100,000 Flytedesk Undisclosed Marketing Investment
73 $3,100,000 Nitro Games Consortium Games Investment
74 $3,000,000 Menu Consortium Transactions Investment
75 $3,000,000 Fluent City Consortium Ecommerce Investment
76 $3,000,000 Gushcloud YG Entertainment Transactions Investment
77 $3,000,000 Matic Middle East Venture Partners Transactions Investment
78 $2,949,150 Bim Consortium Transactions Investment
79 $2,944,300 Dejamobile Undisclosed Transactions Investment
80 $2,132,694 Douleutaras.gr Consortium Transactions Investment
81 $2,100,000 CardX NXGEN International Transactions Investment
82 $2,000,000 Nectir Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
83 $1,943,238 Welcome Pickups Consortium Transactions Investment
84 $1,800,000 Crosser Consortium Software & Services Investment
85 $1,800,000 UpStack Burch Creative Capital, Montage Ventures Transactions Investment
86 $1,600,000 Sun Exchange Consortium Transactions Investment
87 $1,500,000 Finja Vostok Emerging Finance, Gray Mackenzie Engineering Services Transactions Investment
88 $1,500,000 Derq Techstars Software & Services Investment
89 $1,400,000 Wholesale Investor BMY Group Transactions Acquisition
90 $1,000,000 Covera Ferst Capital Partners Transactions Investment
91 $1,000,000 Charity Checkout Consortium Marketing Investment
92 $1,000,000 Mented Cosmetics Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
93 $1,000,000 Snappy Kraken Undisclosed Marketing Investment
94 $500,000 IAM Robotics NewGen Capital, Innovation Works Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
95 $500,000 LenDen Club Consortium Transactions Investment
96 Undisclosed August Home Assa Abloy Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
97 Undisclosed Tatcha Castanea Partners Ecommerce Investment
98 Undisclosed DZone SFW Capital Media Investment
99 Undisclosed bcause SBI Holdings Transactions Investment
100 Undisclosed Bloom Impact EWB Transactions Investment
101 Undisclosed McKay Brothers Susquehanna International Group, XR Trading Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
102 Undisclosed PICK-UP Consortium Transactions Investment
103 Undisclosed Militus CyberSEC3 Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
104 Undisclosed DANAdidik Garden Impact Investments Transactions Investment
105 Undisclosed Mr&Mrs Italy Hony Capital Ecommerce Investment
106 Undisclosed Mahindra Insurance XL Group Transactions Investment
107 Undisclosed WePay Chase Transactions Acquisition
108 Undisclosed Fenix International Engie Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
109 Undisclosed Instanet Solutions Lone Wolf Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
110 Undisclosed ymarketing Sandbox Agency Marketing Acquisition
111 Undisclosed Deep Relevance Coupa Software & Services Acquisition
112 Undisclosed Altima Accenture Marketing Acquisition
113 Undisclosed Cellnetrix Truphone Software & Services Acquisition
114 Undisclosed TESS Riot Blockchain Transactions Acquisition
115 Undisclosed Set.fm VNUE Transactions Acquisition
116 Undisclosed EFL Lenddo Software & Services Acquisition
117 Undisclosed Withfluence GinzaMetrics Transactions Acquisition
118 Undisclosed Trigger Finance Circle Transactions Acquisition
119 Undisclosed CivicClerk CivicPlus Software & Services Acquisition
120 Undisclosed UltraForce Staffing Services Gaston Capital Partners Transactions Acquisition
121 Undisclosed Real Magnet Higher Logic Marketing Acquisition
122 Undisclosed Vigilant Personal Protection Systems Mace Security International Ecommerce Acquisition
123 Undisclosed TopSpin Security Fidelis Cybersecurity Software & Services Acquisition
124 Undisclosed FEO Media MAG Interactive Games Acquisition
125 Undisclosed StarTec Heidelpay Transactions Acquisition
126 Undisclosed Sonic Telecoms HeroTel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
127 Undisclosed Perspica Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
128 Undisclosed Cotswold Wireless Voneus Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
129 Undisclosed RiskVision Resolver Software & Services Acquisition
130 Undisclosed Leckhampton Computers DCS Software & Services Acquisition
131 Undisclosed Rodale Hearst Media Acquisition
132 Undisclosed Custom Spaces CBRE Transactions Acquisition
133 Undisclosed Automate Ads AdHawk Marketing Acquisition
134 Undisclosed KyleBrush.com Adobe Software & Services Acquisition
135 Undisclosed Symmetry Solutions Hawk Ridge Systems Software & Services Acquisition
136 Undisclosed Air Club Travel BCD Travel Transactions Acquisition
137 Undisclosed WriteSteps VocabularySpellingCity Software & Services Acquisition
138 Undisclosed Intralinks Siris Capital Group Software & Services Acquisition
139 Undisclosed Datascope Ideo Software & Services Acquisition
140 Undisclosed Carve Creative + Strategy Threshold Marketing Acquisition
141 Undisclosed Manning Services Intelligent Decisions Software & Services Acquisition
142 Undisclosed eCondoSystems MRI Software Software & Services Acquisition
143 Undisclosed Clearlogin Evolve IP Software & Services Acquisition
144 Undisclosed SignalSense Splunk Software & Services Acquisition
145 Undisclosed AudioHQ Global Marketing Acquisition
146 Undisclosed Nettavisen Amedia Media Acquisition
147 Undisclosed Maritime Human Resources TOS Transactions Acquisition
148 Undisclosed RepairQ ServiceCentral Software & Services Acquisition
149 Undisclosed Happiour MyVoucherCodes Transactions Acquisition
150 Undisclosed Sprintserve Net Smartt Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
151 Undisclosed reach I influence Inmar Marketing Acquisition
152 Undisclosed HAB MRI Software Software & Services Acquisition
153 Undisclosed SeatAdvisor Patron Technology Software & Services Acquisition
154 Undisclosed McGrath Real Estate Services Long & Foster Transactions Acquisition
155 Undisclosed Informz Higher Logic Marketing Acquisition
156 Undisclosed tbh Facebook Media Acquisition
157 Undisclosed SilverSiphon Zillionize Software & Services Acquisition
158 Undisclosed CompStak Moody’s Software & Services Investment
159 Undisclosed Wealthify Aviva Transactions Investment
160 Undisclosed Moovenda SS Lazio, Ciro Immobile Transactions Investment
161 Undisclosed Aella Credit Consortium Transactions Investment

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LimeBike dashes off with $50 million investment to ramp up bike-sharing plans

Commentary

Following its $12 million Series A round in March, LimeBike announced last week that it has raised another $50 million in Series B funding.  All things seem to be looking bright for the California-based startup.  The company has been posting an average 50% week-over-week growth with 250,000 registered users, 500,000 logged trips, and operations in 20 different markets.  What seems to click for LimeBike is its customized approach of making the dockless bike-sharing system work in the US. Aside from tailoring bike programs for long-term partnerships with its users, LimeBike also actively educates its users on parking ethics with parking incentives to address the lack of parking compliance. As the bike sharing space is becoming very competitive, with China heavyweights Ofo and Mobike now coming to the US, speed and differentiation could serve as a key to success. LimeBike looks at launching in two new US cities each week and aiming to expand overseas in 2018.