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Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for February 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Koubei.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $215,000,000 Mobike Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $100,000,000 Xueba100.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $80,000,000 Rounds Kik Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $58,000,000 Bluegogo Black Hole Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $57,000,000 FreeCharge Snapdeal Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $42,246,000 TaxiBeat Intelligent Apps (mytaxi) Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $30,000,000 Rover Revcontent Mobile & Apps Acquisition
9 $30,000,000 KaChing! Creades AB Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $28,000,000 Anxin Doctor Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $23,500,000 Payfone Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $20,000,000 Button Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $15,000,000 Lola Travel Company, Inc. Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $15,000,000 MobileCause Level Equity Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $15,000,000 True Balance Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $14,600,000 TripActions Arif Janmohamed, Oren Zeev Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $13,000,000 Resy Network Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $12,000,000 Fuse Alliance Venture, Northzone Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $11,500,000 Chatbooks Aries Capital Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $10,000,000 Brightwheel Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

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  1. Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion (TechCrunch)
  2. China’s Mobike raises $215M led by Tencent for its bicycle sharing service (TechCrunch)
  3. China VCs lead $100m round for local education app Xueba (AVCJ)
  4. Kik snaps up video chat app maker Rounds for a reported $60-$80 million (TechCrunch)
  5. Black Hole Capital Leads $58M Round In Chinese Bike Sharing Firm Bluegogo (Chinamoney Network)
  6. FreeCharge receives $57 mn from Snapdeal (Tech Circle)
  7. mytaxi acquires taxibeat, the leading taxi app in Greece, for around €40 million (EU Startups)
  8. Revcontent Acquires Machine Learning Startup, Rover, For More Than $30M (MediaPost)
  9. Sven Hagströmer enters with 30 million in beta patch Kaching (Breakit)
  10. Matrix Joins $28M Series B In Chinese App For Children And Women’s Healthcare (China Money Network)
  11. Payfone Raises $23.5M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Tech Startup Button In $20M Series B (PYMNTS)
  13. Kayak co-founder Paul English raises $15M for his travel startup Lola (TechCrunch)
  14. MobileCause Raises $15m in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. India’s True Balance recharges its coffers with US$15M funding from Korean VCs (e27)
  16. TripActions launches its business travel app and unveils a $14.6 million round (VentureBeat)
  17. Airbnb Invests in Restaurant Reservation App Resy (The Daily Meal)
  18. UX tool suite Fuse raises $12M to make apps prettier and more productive (TechCrunch)
  19. Chatbooks raises $11.5 million to put photo printing on autopilot (TechCrunch)
  20. Brightwheel raises $10 million to keep parents in-the-know about their kids’ day at school (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Media Deals for February 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
2 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
3 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
4 $174,000,000 Le Young Pictures Undisclosed Media Investment
5 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
6 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
7 $50,000,000 ResearchGate Consortium Media Investment
8 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
9 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
10 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
11 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
12 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
13 $21,000,000 MobiTV Ally Bank, Lead – Oak Investment Partners Media Investment
14 $18,700,000 data.world Consortium Media Investment
15 $15,000,000 Minute Media Consortium Media Investment
16 $15,000,000 Plays tv Consortium Media Investment
17 $10,000,000 Ozy Media GSV Capital Media Investment
18 $8,000,000 Niangao-mama Matrix Partners China, Ziniu Fund Media Investment
19 $5,000,000 Share Rocket Consortium Media Investment
20 $4,290,000 MainStreaming United Ventures Media Investment

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  1. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  2. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  3. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  4. Le Young Pictures, a video firm established by LeEco founder’s wife raises US$174 million series A (Next Unicorn)
  5. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  6. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  7. This website is the Facebook for scientists, and it’s growing with a $50 million raise (Mashable)
  8. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  9. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  10. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  11. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  12. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  13. MobiTV raises $21 million for pay TV delivery system (Venture Beat)
  14. Data.world raises $18.7 million to remedy our post-fact society (TechCrunch)
  15. Minute Media Raises $15 Million in Growth Capital, Bringing Total Funding to $60 Million (Business Wire)
  16. 49ers, NBA’s Jeremy Lin part of $15 million Series A for Plays.tv and its game-recording service (VentureBeat)
  17. Ozy Media Raises $10 Million to Expand Video, Events (WSJ)
  18. Matrix Partners China leads $8m financing in parenting startup Niangao-mama (Deal Street Asia)
  19. Share Rocket Secures $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Milan video startup MainStreaming scores €4 million in cash for cache-free live video streaming (Geektime)

Top 20 Games Deals for February 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
2 $250,000,000 Social Point Take-Two Interactive Software Games Acquisition
3 $219,000,000 32Red Kindred Group Games Acquisition
4 $62,064,750 Eyecon Playtech Games Acquisition
5 $58,204,680 Shinezone Consortium Games Investment
6 $8,500,000 Disruptor Beam Romulus Capital, GrandBanks Capital Games Investment
7 $7,840,000 Fig Consortium Games Investment
8 $6,221,000 Blazing Griffin Scottish Investment Bank Games Investment
9 $2,500,000 Obsidian Entertainment Undisclosed Games Investment
10 $1,495,200 Spov Keywords Studios Games Acquisition
11 $1,000,000 CoolMiniOrNot Undisclosed Games Investment
12 Undisclosed Brooklyn Indie Games Galileo Games Games Acquisition
13 Undisclosed Donya Labs Microsoft Games Acquisition
14 Undisclosed FreeStyleGames Ubisoft Games Acquisition
15 Undisclosed Jelly Smeared Games Iversoft Games Acquisition
16 Undisclosed Center Point Development Kolarmy Technology Games Acquisition
17 Undisclosed 99Games Consortium Games Investment
18 Undisclosed Flashbulb Games Nordisk Film Games Games Acquisition
19 Undisclosed Playdemic TT Games Games Acquisition
20 Undisclosed Snatch Unilever Ventures Games Investment

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  1. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  2. Take-Two buys Spain’s Social Point mobile game studio for at least $250 million (VentureBeat)
  3. Kindred to Buy 32Red for $219 Million in Latest Gaming Deal (Bloomberg)
  4. Playtech Buys Online Bingo Specialist Eyecon for £50m (Finance Magnates)
  5. Mobile and Browser Game Developer Shinezone Wins RMB 400 Mln Series B (Marbridge Consulting)
  6. ‘Star Trek Timelines’ game maker Disruptor Beam raises $8.5M (TechCrunch)
  7. Fig raises $7.8 million to expand game crowdfunding platform (VentureBeat)
  8. The Ship: Remastered dev Blazing Griffin secures £5M in funding (Gamasutra)
  9. Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Secures $2.5 Million in Two Weeks on Fig (Crowdfund Insider)
  10. Dublin video games service firm Keywords buys Spov for £1.2m (Irish Times)
  11. The World of SMOG Rise of Moloch Board Game Raises Over $1 Million Via Kickstarter (video) (Geeky-Gadget)
  12. Brooklyn Indie Games merges with Galileo Games (Dice Tower News)
  13. Microsoft acquires Donya Labs, the company behind 3D data optimization software Simplygon (VentureBeat)
  14. Ubisoft buys Guitar Hero Live and DJ Hero developer, renamed Ubisoft Leamington (Gamezone)
  15. Iversoft acquires Ottawa gaming studio; plans ‘triple-digit growth’ in 2017 (OBJ)
  16. PCG Entertainment : Kolarmy Technology to Acquire 100% Stake in Center Point Development from PCG Entertainment (4-traders)
  17. Gaming Startup 99Games Raises Funding From Japanese Investment Firm Dream Incubator (Inc42)
  18. Nordisk Film Games investerar 13 miljoner i dansk spelstudio (Digital)
  19. TT Games Acquires Playdemic to Create New LEGO® Mobile Games (Yahoo Finance )
  20. Unilever breaks into augmented reality with new investment in gaming start-up Snatch (Growth Business UK)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for February 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $250,000,000 Magento Commerce Hillhouse Capital Group Ecommerce Investment
2 $140,000,000 Skip Hop Carter’s Ecommerce Acquisition
3 $100,000,000 MissFresh Consortium Ecommerce Investment
4 $70,000,000 ShoeBuy Jet.com Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $51,000,000 Moosejaw Walmart Ecommerce Acquisition
6 $24,000,000 The Bouqs Company Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $14,849,100 NA-KD.com Northzone, eEquity Ecommerce Investment
8 $12,500,000 Rockets of Awesome Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $10,582,450 Monclick Unieuro Ecommerce Acquisition
10 $10,000,000 Kingdom Death Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
11 $7,000,000 Shop.Co Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $6,179,350 My 1st Years Beringea, Hargreave Hale Ecommerce Investment
13 $4,984,000 Clubhouse Golf Foresight Group Ecommerce Investment
14 $4,654,856 Bloom & Wild Burda Principal Investments, MMC Ventures Ecommerce Investment
15 $4,600,000 Stadium Goods Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $4,000,000 Mebelrama Rocket Internet Ecommerce Investment
17 $3,500,000 Lenskart.com Unilazer Ventures Ecommerce Investment
18 $3,000,000 Mac & Mia Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $2,230,000 Megafash iFashion Group Ecommerce Acquisition
20 $2,000,000 Shoptalk Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Magento Commerce scores $250 mln from Hillhouse (PE HUB)
  2. BRIEF-Carter’s acquires Skip Hop Holdings for $140 mln in cash (Reuters)
  3. Lenovo Capital Co-Leads $100M Round In Miss Fresh (China Money Network)
  4. Jet.com Grabs ShoeBuy for $70M as Walmart Expands E-Commerce Arsenal (Xconomy)
  5. Walmart acquires outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million (TechCrunch)
  6. Flower delivery startup The Bouqs raises $24 million to grow past its many competitors (TechCrunch)
  7. NA-KD Raises €14M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Rockets of Awesome, which sends parents curated boxes of kid apparel, just raised $12.5 million (TechCrunch)
  9. Unieuro Acquires Monclick, for €10M (FinSMEs)
  10. Kingdom Death nears $10 million, is most Kickstarted game ever (Kitguru)
  11. Shop.co Raises $7M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. My 1st Years, a startup that sells personalised gifts for babies and children, raises further £5M (TechCrunch)
  13. Foresight Group invests £4m in retail business Clubhouse Golf (Realdeals)
  14. Bloom & Wild blooms with £3.75m investment (Burda)
  15. Stadium Goods raises $4.6 million to sell sought-after sneakers and streetwear (TechCrunch)
  16. Rocket Internet : Mebelrama Secures USD4 Million in Venture Funding (4-traders.com)
  17. Ronnie Screwvala ups stake in Lenskart, invests $3.5 mn more (Next Big What)
  18. Children’s Apparel Service Mac & Mia Raises $3.0MM in Seed Funding to Continue Winning Back Hours of Time for Busy Parents (Chicago Ventures)
  19. iFashion Group acquires Singapore-based lifestyle marketplace Megafash for US$2.23M (Yahoo)
  20. Shoptalk Secures $2 Million Venture Capital Investment to Launch Shoptalk Europe (PR Newswire)