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Weekly Update – November 29, 2016

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $4,852,152,027                Total Deal Number – 116

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,300,000,000 LifeLock Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
2 $1,700,000,000 Skyscanner Ctrip Transactions Acquisition
3 $200,000,000 BuzzFeed NBCUniversal Media Investment
4 $150,000,000 Stripe Consortium Transactions Investment
5 $58,000,000 Getui Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $43,500,000 Smartisan Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $31,700,000 Wynd Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $25,000,000 Zola Lightspeed Transactions Investment
9 $23,000,000 Barefoot Networks Alibaba, Tencent Software & Services Investment
10 $20,000,000 Knowlarity Communications Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $20,000,000 Megvii Foxteq Holdings Software & Services Investment
12 $20,000,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
13 $16,000,000 Koovs Times Group Ecommerce Investment
14 $15,000,000 Hotbody Ameba Capital, Haodao Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $15,000,000 TransPod Angelo Investments Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $15,000,000 Ximu Credit Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $10,300,000 Aye Finance Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $10,000,000 Hickies Sforza Holding, Endeavor Catalyst Ecommerce Investment
19 $10,000,000 MagMode Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $10,000,000 Udaan LightSpeed Ventures Software & Services Investment
21 $9,000,000 LifeRobotics Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
22 $8,700,000 Shenzhen Virtual Reality Technology O-Film Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
23 $8,600,000 Golem Network Undisclosed Transactions Investment
24 $8,000,000 Hornet Ventech China Mobile & Apps Investment
25 $7,800,000 CoverWallet Consortium Transactions Investment
26 $7,500,000 ItemMaster Edison Partners, Chicago Ventures Marketing Investment
27 $7,500,000 Soul Machines Horizons Ventures, Iconiq Capital Software & Services Investment
28 $7,164,140 Figo DB1 Ventures Transactions Investment
29 $7,000,000 Findo Consortium Media Investment
30 $7,000,000 Instaclustr Cypress Growth Capital Software & Services Investment
31 $5,309,400 Unifly Consortium Software & Services Investment
32 $5,000,000 Tangdou FREES FUND, IDG Capital Partners Media Investment
33 $5,000,000 Tray.io Mosaic Ventures, True Ventures Software & Services Investment
34 $5,000,000 Vymo Sequoia India Mobile & Apps Investment
35 $4,000,000 ShareChat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
36 $3,600,000 True Link Financial Consortium Transactions Investment
37 $3,500,000 RapidAPI Consortium Transactions Investment
38 $3,400,000 Institute for Learning Algorithms Google Transactions Investment
39 $3,183,630 Cashboard Consortium Transactions Investment
40 $3,000,000 Gong Consortium Media Investment
41 $2,700,000 Apptopia Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
42 $2,700,000 Miso Consortium Transactions Investment
43 $2,500,000 Albert Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
44 $2,345,750 ArangoDB Target Partners Software & Services Investment
45 $2,123,760 Rdp.ru CommIT Capital Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
46 $2,000,000 Garmentory MHS Capital, Founder’s Co-op Ecommerce Investment
47 $2,000,000 Greystone Technology Cypress Growth Capital Software & Services Investment
48 $2,000,000 Paraşüt Consortium Software & Services Investment
49 $1,600,000 Albam Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
50 $1,595,302 Noona Healthcare Consortium Software & Services Investment
51 $1,497,180 Pushfor Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
52 $1,400,000 THE FIFTH COLLECTION Consortium Ecommerce Investment
53 $1,273,452 Pensionera Di Digital Transactions Investment
54 $1,200,000 indico data solutions Consortium Software & Services Investment
55 $1,200,000 MetaCert Consortium Software & Services Investment
56 $1,064,965 GoodBuyAuto Consortium Transactions Investment
57 $1,061,880 Foxintelligence Consortium Software & Services Investment
58 $1,061,210 GoodBuyAuto.it Consortium Transactions Investment
59 $1,000,000 Arcterus Z-Kai, Asahi Software & Services Investment
60 $1,000,000 Blueprint Registry Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
61 $1,000,000 Jobbatical AirTree Transactions Investment
62 $850,212 The SaaS Co. Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
63 $800,000 OnOnPay Gobi Partners, Captii Ventures Transactions Investment
64 $764,553 Velasca Consortium Ecommerce Investment
65 $760,736 AuctioNet.com Consortium Transactions Investment
66 $625,760 Party Hype Delarki Mobile & Apps Investment
67 $620,097 4040 Media Redstone Venture Managers, Angel CoFund Marketing Investment
68 $600,000 InfiSecure Technologies IDG Ventures, Axilor Ventures Software & Services Investment
69 $550,000 Volt Middle East Venture Partners Transactions Investment
70 $500,000 Miaopai Weibo, Shanghai Media Group Mobile & Apps Investment
71 Undisclosed Sekoia Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
72 Undisclosed Applied Micro Circuits M/A-COM Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
73 Undisclosed Bats on Delivery Undisclosed Transactions Investment
74 Undisclosed Bfab Consortium Transactions Investment
75 Undisclosed Biba Amazon Mobile & Apps Acquisition
76 Undisclosed Bluebridge Simpleview Mobile & Apps Acquisition
77 Undisclosed BrightTarget Sidetrade Marketing Acquisition
78 Undisclosed Care/of Andy Dunn, Juxtapose Transactions Investment
79 Undisclosed Chasing Fireflies Distinctive Apparel Ecommerce Acquisition
80 Undisclosed Cognevo Telstra Software & Services Acquisition
81 Undisclosed Cookies App Klarna Mobile & Apps Acquisition
82 Undisclosed Datasigns Technologies Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
83 Undisclosed Dyn Oracle Corporation Software & Services Acquisition
84 Undisclosed Easy Peasy Clearly So Mobile & Apps Investment
85 Undisclosed Euklid Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
86 Undisclosed Fenda Tencent Holdings Transactions Investment
87 Undisclosed Flowtify High-Tech Gründerfonds Software & Services Investment
88 Undisclosed Froyofit Pooja Gandhi Mobile & Apps Investment
89 Undisclosed Grabhouse Quikr Transactions Acquisition
90 Undisclosed Helpshift Consortium Software & Services Investment
91 Undisclosed Hubilo Softech Consortium Software & Services Investment
92 Undisclosed IfOnly Sotheby’s Transactions Investment
93 Undisclosed isheriff Mimecast Software & Services Acquisition
94 Undisclosed LeagueSafe SportsHub Technologies Games Acquisition
95 Undisclosed Leneo SEED Capital Software & Services Investment
96 Undisclosed Mergent International London Stock Exchange Software & Services Acquisition
97 Undisclosed Mr Shoebox Collector Ventures, NFT VENTURES Software & Services Investment
98 Undisclosed Nu3 Consortium Ecommerce Investment
99 Undisclosed numberz Consortium Transactions Investment
100 Undisclosed PatSnap Consortium Software & Services Investment
101 Undisclosed PersonalizationMall.com Bed Bath & Beyond Ecommerce Acquisition
102 Undisclosed Pricemaker Big Unlimited Software & Services Acquisition
103 Undisclosed Qwiklabs Google Transactions Acquisition
104 Undisclosed Sales On Demand iRobot Marketing Acquisition
105 Undisclosed Servify Consortium Software & Services Investment
106 Undisclosed Show.co CD Baby Marketing Acquisition
107 Undisclosed Sibyl Groupe Conseil PiiComm Software & Services Acquisition
108 Undisclosed Snapplify Consortium Transactions Investment
109 Undisclosed Soltra NC4 Software & Services Acquisition
110 Undisclosed TapChief Consortium Transactions Investment
111 Undisclosed TravelSmith Distinctive Apparel Ecommerce Acquisition
112 Undisclosed Vantage Vertical The Falcon Group Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
113 Undisclosed VitalFields The Climate Corporation Mobile & Apps Acquisition
114 Undisclosed VRee Lumos Labs, Brabant Development Agency Game Investment
115 Undisclosed WhatRunsWhere Pathmatics Marketing Acquisition
116 Undisclosed YoAfrica Dandemutande Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Symantec Buys Out Identity Protection Firm LifeLock for $2.3 Billion (eweek)
  2. Ctrip Acquires Skyscanner for $1.7 Billion to Expand Bookings (China Money Network)
  3. BuzzFeed Receives $200M Investment from NBCUniversal (FinSMEs)
  4. Payments Startup Stripe Valued at $9 Billion in New Funding (Bloomberg)
  5. Getui pockets US$58M D round to fuel customisable ad business (e27)
  6. Chinese Smartphone Maker Smartisan Raises $43.5M In New Funding Round (China Money Network)
  7. Wynd grabs $31.7 million for its point-of-sale solution (TechCrunch)
  8. Zola wedding registry lands $25 million led by Lightspeed (TechCrunch)
  9. Barefoot Networks Raises $23M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. India: Knowlarity raises $20m round led by Dubai’s Delta Partner (Deal Street Asia)
  11. Image Recognition Firm Gains US$20 Million Investment From Apple’s OEM (China Tech News)
  12. Secretive $20 billion startup Palantir has raised another $20 million from a single backer (Business Insider)
  13. Fashion startup Koovs raises $16m from India’s Times Group, other investors (Tech In Asia)
  14. China fitness app Hotbody secures $15m (AVCJ)
  15. TransPod Raises $15 Million Seed Round to Commercialize Hyperloop Travel (Techvibes)
  16. China Digest: Ximu gets $15m in Series A; O-Film buys stake in VR firm (Deal Street Asia)
  17. Aye Finance raises $10.3M to supply micro-loans to small companies in India (TechCrunch)
  18. Hickies Raises $10M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Ventech China closes $10m round in men’s fashion incubator MagMode (Deal Street Asia)
  20. Ex-Flipsters’ Udaan raises $10mn Series A funding led by LightSpeed Ventures (Your Story)
  21. Japan’s LifeRobotics closes series B round with $9 million in funding (The Bridge)
  22. China Digest: Ximu gets $15m in Series A; O-Film buys stake in VR firm (Deal Street Asia)
  23. Meet Golem, the crowdsourced supercomputer that just raised $8.6 million (Silicon Angle)
  24. Gay Social Network Hornet Raises $8M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  25. CoverWallet inks $7.8 mln Series A (PE HUB)
  26. ItemMaster Raises $7.5m in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  27. Soul Machines Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  28. Banking-as-a-Service platform figo raises €6.8 million in a funding round led by Deutsche Börse Group (EU Startups)
  29. AI-driven Findo secures $7M to be your human-like smart search assistant (TechCrunch)
  30. Instaclustr closes $7m private round to fuel its expansion plans (PR Wire)
  31. Drone traffic management software maker Unifly raises €5 million from Japan’s Terra Drone (Tech.eu)
  32. IDG, Shunwei Join $20M Round In Chinese Senior Citizen Dance Video Firm Tangdou (China Money Network)
  33. Tray.io Raises $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  34. Vymo secures $5M Series A funding from Sequoia India (Economic Times)
  35. ShareChat, a non-chat social network for first time Internet users, secures US$4M Series A (e27)
  36. True Link Financial Raises $3.6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  37. This 18-year-old just raised $3.5 million to help developers easily add capabilities to their apps (TechCrunch)
  38. Google opens new AI lab and invests $3.4M in Montreal-based AI research (TechCrunch)
  39. Berlin-based fintech startup Cashboard raises €3 million (Tech.eu)
  40. Gong says it’s cracked news personalization (TechCrunch)
  41. How Apptopia Got Funded by Ashton Kutcher & Mark Cuban (Bostinno)
  42. Y Combinator in $2.7m funding for Korea’s ‘Uber for cleaners’ (Tech In Asia)
  43. Albert raises $2.5 million for its finance app that helps you save money (TechCrunch)
  44. Target Partners leads funding round for ArangoDB (PE HUB)
  45. Rdp.ru Received €2M Investment from Rostelecom (FinSMEs)
  46. Boutique fashion e-commerce platform Garmentory raises $2M as it takes on larger retailers (Geekwire)
  47. Greystone Technology Raises $2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  48. Paraşüt Raises $2M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  49. Korean startup raises $1.6m so employees can clock in on their phones (Tech In Asia)
  50. Cancer care platform Noona raises €1.5 million seed round (Tech.eu)
  51. London-based content sharing platform Pushfor raises £1.2 million (Tech.eu)
  52. Singapore: Vintage fashion platform Fifth Collection secures $1.4m seed (Deal Street Asia)
  53. Pensionera raises €1.2 million for its robot retirement advisor (Tech.eu)
  54. Indico Raises $1.2M to Build Machine Learning Tools for the Financial Sector (Bostinno)
  55. Metacert raises $1.2 million to detect malware on enterprise bots like Slack, Microsoft Teams (VentureBeat)
  56. Italian startup GoodBuyAuto.it raises €1 million for its used car marketplace (Tech.eu)
  57. France’s Foxintelligence raises €1 million to measure online purchases (Tech.eu)
  58. Italian startup GoodBuyAuto.it raises €1 million for its used car marketplace (Tech.eu)
  59. Japanese edtech startup Arcterus scores $1m funding for Southeast Asia expansion (Tech In Asia)
  60. Blueprint Registry raises $1M to visualize and simplify gift registries (Geekwire)
  61. Estonian startup Jobbatical scores $1M from Australian VC AirTree (Goal Europe)
  62. The SaaS Co. closes €800K seed funding to develop AI-driven sales assistant (TechCrunch)
  63. Vietnam’s OnOnPay raises US$800K to boost its mobile wallet for the unbanked (e27)
  64. Velasca Raises €720K in Funding (FinSMEs)
  65. Hammer and clear – Auctionet fill its coffers with new million (Breakit)
  66. Party Hype gets £500,000 in Seed funding (Tech City News)
  67. 4040 Media Raises £500K in Funding (FinSMEs)
  68. Bot protection platform InfiSecure raises seed funding (TechCircle)
  69. Turkish urban ride sharing startup Volt raises $550,000 (Tech.eu)
  70. Vine is dead. But China’s answer to it is still growing with $500m funding. (Tech In Asia)
  71. Cousin BR-family spends millions on nursing home assistant (Borsen)
  72. MACOM Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire AppliedMicro (APM)
  73. Exclusive: Late-night food delivery startup Bats on Delivery raises angel funding (Tech In Circle)
  74. 500 Startups-backed beauty services marketplace gets more funding from Captii Ventures (Tech In Asia)
  75. Amazon acquired patents, employees from Biba, reportedly plans new video chat service (TechCrunch)
  76. VC-backed Bluebridge sells church and tourism business units (PE HUB)
  77. Sidetrade acquires Artificial Intelligence start-up BrightTarget (Sidetrade)
  78. Care/of takes on the vitamin industry with customized nutrition packs (TechCrunch)
  79. Distinctive Apparel, Inc. Acquires TravelSmith and Chasing Fireflies (BusinessWire)
  80. Telstra acquires New Zealand security analytics provider Cognevo (ZD Net)
  81. Swedish online payments giant Klarna acquihires Berlin’s failed fintech startup Cookies (EU Startups)
  82. Datasigns Technologies Raises Angel Funding (IndianWeb2)
  83. Oracle to buy internet infrastructure provider Dyn (Channel News Asia)
  84. EasyPeasy Raises Seed Capital to Reduce the School-Readiness Gap (Clearly so)
  85. Italian blockchain investment startup Euklid raises seed round at €10 million valuation (Tech.eu)
  86. Tencent Invests In Chinese Knowledge Sharing Start-Up Zaihang And Fenda (China Money Network)
  87. Flowtify Raises Seed Funding from HTGF (FinSMEs)
  88. Fitness Discovery Platform Froyofit Raises Pre-Series A Funding; Aims To Expand Tier II Presence (Inc42)
  89. Quikr acquires Grabhouse; launches cashless managed rentals (TechCircle)
  90. Helpshift Adds Cisco Investments to Series B Round (FinSMEs)
  91. Event Tech Startup Hubilo Raises Angel Funding From Freshdesk Founder, Others (Next Big What)
  92. IfOnly Receives Funding From Sotheby’s (FinSMEs)
  93. Mimecast purchasing substantially all of the assets of iSheriff (The Fly)
  94. SportsHub Technologies LLC Acquires LeagueSafe, LLC (PR Newswire)
  95. Leneo Raises Funding from SEED Capital (FinSMEs)
  96. London Stock Exchange adds to data service with Mergent takeover (Telegraph)
  97. Collector Ventures invests in gauging slot and Mr. Shoebox (Breakit)
  98. German superfood e-commerce platform Nu3 raises multi-million round (Tech.eu)
  99. Exclusive: Fintech startup numberz raises seed funding (Bitcoin Angle)
  100. PatSnap raises series C from Sequoia to help businesses manage their intellectual property (Tech In Asia)
  101. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Acquires PersonalizationMall.com (PR Newswire)
  102. BRIEF-Big Un agrees to acquire Pricemaker Limited (Reuters)
  103. Google acquires Qwiklabs to teach developers cloud skillls (TechCrunch)
  104. iRobot Acquires Japanese Distribution Business from Sales on Demand Corporation (PR Newswire)
  105. Servify Raises Pre-Series A Investment from Blume Ventures & Beenext (BW Disrupt)
  106. CD Baby Acquires Show.co, Soundrop To Expand Artist Services, Pledges New Distribution Approach That Favors Constant Creation (Hyperbot)
  107. Ottawa-area firm PiiComm acquires Sibyl Groupe (Ottawa Business Journal)
  108. E-book startup Snapplify raises expansion funding (Disrupt Africa)
  109. NC4 to buy cyber threat intelligence company, Soltra, from FS-ISAC, DTCC (WLTZ)
  110. Bengaluru Based Career Advice Platform TapChief Raises Funding From Paytm, Others (Inc42)
  111. Distinctive Apparel, Inc. Acquires TravelSmith and Chasing Fireflies (BusinessWire)
  112. The Falcon Group Announces Drone Company Acquisition (Business Wire)
  113. Monsanto-owned The Climate Corporation acquires Estonia’s VitalFields (TechCrunch)
  114. Full-body VR platform VRee gets seed funding from BOM Capital (Startup Juncture)
  115. Pathmatics acquires WhatRunsWhere (Martech Today)
  116. BREAKING NEWS: Dandemutande Acquires YoAfrica (PRESS RELEASE) (Techzim)

Amazon acquires Biba Systems

Commentary

Video conferencing is one of the most exciting sectors in the communications industry. According to Global Industry Analysts, the global market for video conferencing services is expected to reach $2.9 billion in 2020, which might be the reason why companies like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Amazon are expanding beyond their core businesses and starting to beef up their video conferencing capabilities. Last week, Amazon reportedly acquired Biba Systems, a California-based video conferencing and messaging startup for an undisclosed amount. This latest acquisition follows the company’s purchase of Twitch, a live-streaming video platform, and Elemental Technologies, a software company that specialises in providing multi-screen video solutions. Analysts predict Amazon could combine all these technologies together to launch its own video conferencing service and tap into the billion-dollar industry.

Weekly Update – November 22, 2016

      Total Deal Value (USD) –  $2,612,728,221              Total Deal Number – 137

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $915,000,000 ServiceMax General Electric Software & Services Investment
2 $600,000,000 LeEco Yueting Jia Media Investment
3 $100,000,000 Souche Ant Financial Services Group, Ucar Inc Ecommerce Investment
4 $70,000,000 Sauce Labs Consortium Software & Services Investment
5 $60,000,000 Prevalent Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
6 $44,000,000 MACROPOINT Susquehanna Growth Equity Software & Services Investment
7 $42,500,000 xAd Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $39,000,000 Mavenlink Goldman Sachs Growth Equity Software & Services Investment
9 $37,171,200 Nutmeg Convoy, Schroders, Balderton Capital Transactions Investment
10 $31,500,000 CareCloud Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $30,000,000 adaptiv.io Swrve Marketing Acquisition
12 $30,000,000 Swrve Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $30,000,000 Womply Sageview Capital Software & Services Investment
14 $26,500,000 eOriginal LLR Partners Software & Services Investment
15 $25,000,000 Quantopian Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $22,000,000 Mofangge Undisclosed Transactions Investment
17 $20,000,000 AdvisorEngine WisdomTree Investments Transactions Investment
18 $20,000,000 Handshake Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $20,000,000 Roofstock Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $20,000,000 Sparkcentral Consortium Software & Services Investment
21 $16,000,000 Aperia Technologies Municipal Employee Retirement System, eLab Ventures Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
22 $16,000,000 Logz.io Consortium Software & Services Investment
23 $15,000,000 Cogito Consortium Software & Services Investment
24 $15,000,000 PeerStreet Consortium Transactions Investment
25 $15,000,000 Petuum Consortium Software & Services Investment
26 $13,400,000 Transcriptic Consortium Software & Services Investment
27 $13,000,000 analyticsMD Consortium Software & Services Investment
28 $13,000,000 Yottaa Stata Venture Partners, General Catalyst Ecommerce Investment
29 $12,902,280 Talent Garden Consortium Transactions Investment
30 $12,900,000 BetterUp Consortium Transactions Investment
31 $11,825,520 MSL Solutions Consortium Software & Services Investment
32 $11,000,000 Sealights Consortium Software & Services Investment
33 $10,500,000 AImotive Bosch, Nvidia Corp Software & Services Investment
34 $10,500,000 Domino Data Lab Consortium Software & Services Investment
35 $10,400,000 Particle Consortium Software & Services Investment
36 $10,000,000 CodeFights Consortium Transactions Investment
37 $10,000,000 Invincea Consortium Software & Services Investment
38 $10,000,000 Musement Consortium Transactions Investment
39 $10,000,000 Siemplify Consortium Software & Services Investment
40 $10,000,000 T-REX Safeguard Scientifics, Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF) Software & Services Investment
41 $9,700,000 Ava Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
42 $9,200,000 Skedulo Costanoa Venture Capital, Blackbird Ventures Transactions Investment
43 $8,500,000 Heptio Accel, Madrona Venture Group Software & Services Investment
44 $8,000,000 Seaters Consortium Software & Services Investment
45 $7,700,000 P2Binvestor Rockies Venture Club, FVC Americas Transactions Investment
46 $7,000,000 Procurify Consortium Software & Services Investment
47 $7,000,000 Prynt GGV Capital Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
48 $7,000,000 Zugata Consortium Software & Services Investment
49 $6,000,000 GoZefo Urban Ladder, Flipkart Ecommerce Investment
50 $5,600,000 Firefly Learning BGF Ventures Transactions Investment
51 $5,350,500 ANYTIME – Modern Banking Seventure Transactions Investment
52 $5,313,500 Jongla Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
53 $5,300,000 Varo Money SEC Transactions Investment
54 $5,000,000 M87 Madrona Venture Group, Qualcomm Ventures Software & Services Investment
55 $5,000,000 Stasis Labs Consortium Software & Services Investment
56 $5,000,000 Vacasa Assurant Transactions Investment
57 $5,000,000 VisaNow.com, Inc. General Catalyst Partners Transactions Investment
58 $4,463,340 SearchInk IBB Berlin, Michael Schmitt Software & Services Investment
59 $4,300,000 Plastc Consortium Transactions Investment
60 $4,000,000 Midaxo EOC Capital, Finnish Industry Investments Software & Services Investment
61 $4,000,000 PlaySimple SAIF Partners, IDG Ventures Games Investment
62 $4,000,000 Wearhaus Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
63 $3,297,016 Employment Hero Consortium Software & Services Investment
64 $3,000,000 Active.ai IDG Ventures, Kalaari Capital Transactions Investment
65 $3,000,000 Hustle, Inc Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
66 $2,600,000 Mobalytics Consortium Games Investment
67 $2,500,000 Kit Consortium Ecommerce Investment
68 $2,500,000 Message.io Consortium Software & Services Investment
69 $2,499,070 nDreams Consortium Games Investment
70 $2,235,330 Echo Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
71 $2,140,140 CL3VER Chaos Group Software & Services Investment
72 $2,100,000 Helpster Convergence Ventures, Wavemaker Partners Transactions Investment
73 $2,000,000 Ad Lightning Sinclair Broadcast Group Marketing Investment
74 $2,000,000 Electric Consortium Software & Services Investment
75 $2,000,000 Gluru Consortium Software & Services Investment
76 $2,000,000 Jumper.io Undisclosed Investment
77 $2,000,000 untapt Consortium Transactions Investment
78 $1,800,000 Sightbox Consortium Transactions Investment
79 $1,700,000 Apvera Consortium Software & Services Investment
80 $1,700,000 Bitmark Consortium Transactions Investment
81 $1,700,000 Fluid Consortium Transactions Investment
82 $1,500,000 Intent Solutions Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
83 $1,200,000 Uplevel Systems Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
84 $1,000,000 Atomicorp Blu Venture Investors Software & Services Investment
85 $1,000,000 EastMeetEast Consortium Transactions Investment
86 $886,000 FlexM MatchMove Transactions Investment
87 $800,000 PrintWithMe Consortium Transactions Investment
88 $794,325 Swanest Philippe Gillion Transactions Investment
89 $750,000 GuestReady Consortium Transactions Investment
90 $500,000 Favful Gobi Partners Ecommerce Investment
91 Undisclosed AllGoVision Ashwin Amarapur, K Srinivasan Software & Services Investment
92 Undisclosed Autoflight Logic Hangar Software & Services Acquisition
93 Undisclosed Boomtown Telstra Ventures Transactions Investment
94 Undisclosed Doxter Doctena Software & Services Acquisition
95 Undisclosed DraftKings FanDuel Games Merger
96 Undisclosed e-man AB ENFO Software & Services Acquisition
97 Undisclosed FacioMetrics Facebook Software & Services Acquisition
98 Undisclosed Filestage High-Tech Gründerfonds Transactions Investment
99 Undisclosed Fundinfo Hg Capital Transactions Investment
100 Undisclosed Funny Or Die AMC Networks Inc Media Investment
101 Undisclosed IsItUp Dotcom Consortium Transactions Investment
102 Undisclosed Little Bird Sprinklr Marketing Acquisition
103 Undisclosed LQD WiFi Verizon Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
104 Undisclosed Lumo Graphics Tacton Software & Services Acquisition
105 Undisclosed MedCenterDisplay PatientPoint Mobile & Apps Acquisition
106 Undisclosed Moneris Solutions USA Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
107 Undisclosed NetBeez Partech Ventures Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
108 Undisclosed NoBroker Vijay Shekhar Sharma Transactions Investment
109 Undisclosed Noonswoon Datetix Mobile & Apps Acquisition
110 Undisclosed OpinionLab Verint Software & Services Acquisition
111 Undisclosed OutSolve Five Points Capital, LNC Partners Software & Services Investment
112 Undisclosed PageCloud Consortium Software & Services Investment
113 Undisclosed PawedIn FetchFind Transactions Acquisition
114 Undisclosed Perx RHL Ventures Marketing Investment
115 Undisclosed POP Marvel Mobile & Apps Acquisition
116 Undisclosed Public Plan IQ eVestment Software & Services Acquisition
117 Undisclosed RadioOpt Vodafone Mobile & Apps Acquisition
118 Undisclosed Rapid Healthcare Watermark Venture Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
119 Undisclosed RepPro Annexus Ventures Software & Services Investment
120 Undisclosed SocialRadar Verizon Software & Services Acquisition
121 Undisclosed Solutions for Retail Brands Foresight Nottingham Fund Marketing Investment
122 Undisclosed Spoiler Alert Consortium Software & Services Investment
123 Undisclosed Starz Play Consortium Media Investment
124 Undisclosed StoneHill Technical Solutions TechMD Software & Services Acquisition
125 Undisclosed Sviper Global Founders Capital Games Investment
126 Undisclosed Teevee Networks Limited Falcon Media Acquisition
127 Undisclosed Tenstreet Spectrum Equity Software & Services Investment
128 Undisclosed The Winnower Authorea Media Acquisition
129 Undisclosed Trust Stamp Second Century Ventures Software & Services Investment
130 Undisclosed Undecidable Labs Google Ecommerce Acquisition
131 Undisclosed Userlane Consortium Software & Services Investment
132 Undisclosed Veryday McKinsey & Company Marketing Acquisition
133 Undisclosed Video Genome Project Hulu Software & Services Acquisition
134 Undisclosed WeatherBug xAd Media Acquisition
135 Undisclosed Wise.io GE Digital Software & Services Acquisition
136 Undisclosed Xuno Accelerus Software & Services Àcquisition
137 Undisclosed Zealot Networks Zappin Media Investment

More information

  1. GE Deepens Silicon Valley Push With $915 Million Cloud Deal (Bloomberg)
  2. LeEco secures $600M in fresh funding as financial issues reportedly halt electric car project (TechCrunch)
  3. Ant Financial, Ucar Invest $100M In Used Car Transaction Service Firm Souche.Com (China Money Network)
  4. Sauce Labs sops up $70 million round (TechCrunch)
  5. Prevalent Raises $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. MacroPoint Receives $44M Investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity (FinSMEs)
  7. Location intelligence firm xAd raises $42.5 million and acquires WeatherBug (VentureBeat)
  8. Mavenlink Receives $39 Million Investment to Accelerate Growth (VCA Online)
  9. Nutmeg raises £30 million after changing CEOs (Business Insider)
  10. CareCloud raises $31.5 million in Series C for its cloud health care management platform (TechCrunch)
  11. Swrve Completes $30 Million Financing Round and Acquisition of adaptiv.io (BusinessWire)
  12. Swrve Completes $30 Million Financing Round and Acquisition of adaptiv.io (BusinessWire)
  13. Womply Raises $30M to Run SMB Front Offices (VentureBeat)
  14. LLR Partners leads $26.5 mln round for eOriginal (PEHUB)
  15. Crowdsourced algorithmic trading platform Quantopian raises $25 million from Andreessen Horowitz, others (VentureBeat)
  16. Chinese Online Education Firm Mofangge Raises $22M Venture Funding (China Money Network)
  17. AdvisorEngine Raises $20M in Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Handshake Raises $20M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Real Estate Marketplace Roofstock Raises $20m Series B (Businesswire)
  20. Sparkcentral Raises $20M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  21. Aperia Technologies Accelerates Growth with $16 Million Capital Raise (VCOnline)
  22. Logz.io raises $16 million so folks can better understand and monitor their networks (TechCrunch)
  23. Cogito Raises $15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  24. PeerStreet Raises $15M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  25. Petuum Closes $15M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  26. Transcriptic Closes $13.4M Series A-1 Funding (FinSMEs)
  27. analyticsMD Secures $13M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  28. Yottaa Raises $13M, Names Endeca Vet as CEO for New Ecommerce Focus (Bostinno)
  29. Coworking network Talent Garden lands €12M funding round for European expansion (TechCrunch)
  30. BetterUp Raises $12.9M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  31. Sports club software start-up MSL Solutions raises $16 million ahead of IPO (AFR)
  32. Cloud-based testing platform SeaLights announces $11 million round, beta launch (Tech.eu)
  33. Autonomous vehicle tech company AImotive positions itself for sale (Reuters)
  34. Domino Data Lab Raises $10.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  35. Particle Secures $10.4m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  36. CodeFights Secures $10M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  37. Invincea Raises $10M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  38. Musement, a “digital travel companion” and ticketing platform, raises $10M Series B (TechCrunch)
  39. Siemplify Closes $10 Million Financing to Accelerate Market Leadership in Security Operations and Incident Response (Business Wire)
  40. T-REX Raises $10M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  41. Ava, the fertility wearable, raises $9.7M to help families conceive (TechCrunch)
  42. Skedulo Raises $9.2M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  43. Heptio Raises $8.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  44. Seaters Funding Now at $8 Million (PR Web)
  45. P2Binvestor picks up $7.7m for crowdfunding business lending (Bitcoin Angle)
  46. Procurify raises $7M Series A round for its purchasing platform (TechCrunch)
  47. Prynt grabs $7 million for its photo-printing phone case (TechCrunch)
  48. Zugata raises $7 million to make annual performance reviews obsolete (TechCrunch)
  49. This ecommerce site gives big discounts and still makes money. It just bagged $6m (Tech In Asia)
  50. Firefly takes $5.6M Series A for its online learning tool for schools (TechCrunch)
  51. Anytime dream is banking supermarket (Lesechos)
  52. Jongla Closes €5M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  53. BRIEF-Varo Money Inc raises $5.3 million in equity financing (Reuters)
  54. M87 Raises $5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  55. Exclusive: How a medical device maker got $5 million seed funding (Tech In Asia)
  56. Vacasa adds $5 million investment from insurance company (Oregon LIve)
  57. VISANOW announces $5M in funding amid immigration uncertainty (Built In Chicago)
  58. SearchInk Raises €4.2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  59. Plastc receives $4.3M Series A (Crunchbase)
  60. Digital M&A leader Midaxo raises $4M in A-round funding to fuel growth (Yahoo)
  61. Mobile gaming portal PlaySimple raises $4 million (Live Mint)
  62. Wearhaus Secures $4M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  63. Employment Hero scores $4.5 million: Four crucial lessons from this series A (StartupSmart)
  64. AI startup gets $3m to put banking chatbots into Facebook Messenger (Tech In Asia)
  65. Hustle is the grassroots personalized mass-texting tool we need (TechCrunch)
  66. Mobalytics Raises $2.6M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  67. Kit, the Expa-backed social network for product reccos, lands $2.5 million in seed (TechCrunch)
  68. Message.io Raises $2.5m in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  69. nDreams Completes £2M Funding (FinSMEs)
  70. London-based Echo raises £1.8 million to tackle medication adherence (EU Startups)
  71. AU 2016: Chaos Group Announces €2 Million Investment in CL3VER (Architosh)
  72. Helpster raises $2.1M to connect employers with blue-collar job seekers in Southeast Asia (TechCrunch)
  73. Digital publishing veteran Scott Moore says his new company can help fight bad ads (Recode)
  74. Electric Raises $2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  75. UK-based AI startup Gluru is building a smarter task manager (TechCrunch)
  76. Jumper raises $2M Seed Funding (Crunchbase)
  77. untapt Closes $2 Million Investment Round (Business Wire)
  78. Sightbox, vision care startup, raises $1.8 million (OregonLive)
  79. Apvera Secures $1.7M in Funding to Transform and Simplify Threat Intelligence (PR Web)
  80. Bitmark Raises $1.7M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  81. Fluid Closes $1.7M Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  82. Intent Solutions Raises $1.5M In Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  83. Uplevel Systems Raises $1.2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  84. Atomicorp Raises $1M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  85. East Meets East is a dating service for Asians in the U.S. (TechCrunch)
  86. Fintech startup raises seed funding to help unbanked migrant workers (Tech in Asia)
  87. PrintWithMe Raises $800k in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  88. Belgian investment assistant Swanest secures €750,000 in first batch of funding (Tech.eu)
  89. GuestReady Closes USD750k Angel Funding (FinSMEs)
  90. Beauty tips startup Favful swipes $500,000 funding (Tech In Asia)
  91. Video Analytics Leader AllGoVision Gets Fund Infusion, Hires Top Talent (PR Web)
  92. Hangar Acquires Market Leading Autonomous Drone Flight Company Autoflight Logic (PRWeb)
  93. Telstra Ventures invests in business support platform provider Boomtown (Telstra)
  94. European medical booking platform Doctena acquires Germany’s Doxter (TechCrunch)
  95. It’s official: FanDuel and DraftKings are becoming one (Vator News)
  96. ENFO ACQUIRED THE SWEDISH E-MAN AND THE POWER OF SPACE FOR THE IT INTEGRATION MARKET (Enfo)
  97. Facebook acquires facial image analysis startup FacioMetrics (Vator News)
  98. Filestage Raises Funding from HTGF (FinSMEs)
  99. Fundinfo Receives Significant Investment from HgCapital (FinSMEs)
  100. AMC NETWORKS, HOME OF THE COMEDY NETWORK IFC, TAKES MINORITY OWNERSHIP STAKE IN FUNNY OR DIE (AMC Networks)
  101. SaaS assets-monitoring firm IsItUp nabs an undisclosed amount of funding from Gobi Partners (Tech Portal)
  102. Sprinklr acquires Little Bird to find Twitter influencers (Vator News)
  103. Verizon buys LQD WiFi to expand its IoT strategy into “smart cities” (TechCrunch)
  104. Tacton Announces Acquisition of Lumo Graphics (Tacton)
  105. PatientPoint acquires MedCenterDisplay (DOTmed)
  106. Vantiv Announces Agreement to Acquire Moneris Solutions USA (PR Newswire)
  107. NetBeez Receives Funding from Partech Ventures (FinSMEs)
  108. P2P home rental startup NoBroker raises funding from Vijay Shekhar Sharma (TechCircle)
  109. Thailand’s Tinder gets swept off its feet (Tech In Asia)
  110. Verint Extends Voice of the Customer Suite to Digital Engagement (Verint)
  111. Five Points Capital supports LNC-led recap of OutSolve (PEHUB)
  112. PageCloud Closes Series A Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  113. FetchFind Acquires PawedIn to Create a Full-Service Marketplace that Gives Consumers a Better Way of Selecting Pet Care Providers (PRWeb)
  114. Customer loyalty platform Perx raises funding from RHL Ventures (e27)
  115. Marvel acquires prototyping tool POP (TechCrunch)
  116. eVestment Announces Acquisition of Public Plan IQ (eVestment)
  117. Vodafone Buys Network Analysis Specialist RadioOpt (FinSMEs)
  118. Rapid Healthcare Receives Investment from Watermark Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  119. RepPro Receives Investment from Annexus Ventures (FinSMEs)
  120. Verizon acquires SocialRadar to buff up MapQuest’s location data (TechCrunch)
  121. Solutions for Retail Brands Receives Seven Figure Investment from Foresight (FinSMEs)
  122. Spoiler Alert Raises $2.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  123. Starz Play Raises Multi-Million Dollar Funding (FinSMEs)
  124. MSP Acquisition: TechMD buys StoneHill Technical Solutions (Channele2e)
  125. New German mobile game studio Sviper raises seed round (VentureBeat)
  126. Falcon agrees deal to acquire media tech firm (Proactive Investors)
  127. Tenstreet Receives Equity Investment from Spectrum Equity (FinSMEs)
  128. Authorea Acquires The Winnower (FinSMEs)
  129. Trust Stamp Raises Funding from Second Century Ventures (FinSMEs)
  130. Google Buys Shopping Search Startup to Make Images More Lucrative (Bloomberg)
  131. Userlane Closes Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  132. New day for Veryday (McKinsey)
  133. Hulu buys Video Genome Project for better recommendations (Vator News)
  134. Location intelligence firm xAd raises $42.5 million and acquires WeatherBug (VentureBeat)
  135. GE Acquires Wise.io to Accelerate Machine Learning Efforts (Wise.io)
  136. Accelerus and Xuno join forces (Accelerus)
  137. Content Firm Draws Suitors (LA Business Journal)

Google acquires Undecidable Labs

Commentary

Google announced that it has acquired Undecidable Labs, a small startup that creates tools that can convert online searches into actual purchases. So what does the acquisition mean for Google? According to sources, the deal suggests that Google is hoping to monetise its enormous library of images, a prominent part of its search engine that has yet to gain significant traction. Undecidable Labs’ technology can filter image search results and display the most relevant images based on a user’s needs and price range. The acquisition will help Google advance into ecommerce, with the intention of increasing user engagement and advertising spend. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.