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30 November, 2017
Weekly Update – November 30, 2017

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $2,280,164,831              Total Deal Number – 135

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $500,000,000 Lyft CapitalG Transactions Investment
2 $200,000,000 Niantic Consortium Games Investment
3 $184,332,240 SKEncar.com carsales Transactions Acquisition
4 $150,000,000 Douyu TV CMB International Media Investment
5 $120,000,000 Yunmanman Tiger Management Corp Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $105,000,000 Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur Baidu, NIO Transactions Investment
7 $75,000,000 CloudWalk Technology Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $71,526,240 Checkatrade HomeServe Transactions Acquisition
9 $68,000,000 Inagora Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $65,000,000 aCommerce Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $62,200,000 Cash DMM Transactions Acquisition
12 $55,000,000 TuSimple Consortium Software & Services Investment
13 $51,961,700 MyRepublic Makara Capital Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $35,223,600 TransferMate Allied Irish Banks Transactions Investment
15 $30,000,000 Letus Legend Sequoia Capital China Ecommerce Investment
16 $30,000,000 Energy Monster Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $26,000,000 Nautilus Data Technologies Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Emerson Elemental, Singapore’s Keppel Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $25,000,000 Blockstream DG Lab Fund Transactions Investment
19 $25,000,000 Locus Robotics Scale Venture Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $23,500,800 TBSS Quess Corp Marketing Acquisition
21 $20,000,000 JumpCloud Foundry Group, OpenView Software & Services Investment
22 $20,000,000 Scalyr Consortium Software & Services Investment
23 $18,800,000 Paytm One97 Communications, Vijay Shekhar Sharma Transactions Investment
24 $16,005,600 Anisa Sanderson Software & Services Acquisition
25 $15,000,000 Candid Consortium Ecommerce Investment
26 $14,649,250 Comapi Dotdigital Marketing Acquisition
27 $14,566,090 Monzo Goodwater Capital Transactions Investment
28 $14,000,000 Pixvana Consortium Media Investment
29 $14,000,000 Uhouzz TransLink Capital, New Oriental Education Transactions Investment
30 $13,800,000 Capricoast HomeLane Transactions Acquisition
31 $10,500,000 BeMyEye Consortium Marketing Investment
32 $10,000,000 AISense Consortium Software & Services Investment
33 $10,000,000 SCADAfence NexStar Partners, Global Brain Software & Services Investment
34 $10,000,000 Vntrip Hendale Capital Transactions Investment
35 $8,000,000 DiliTrust Calcium Capital Software & Services Investment
36 $7,500,000 NS8 Consortium Software & Services Investment
37 $7,400,000 HopSkipDrive Consortium Transactions Investment
38 $7,043,880 Habiteo Serena Capital, Aster Transactions Investment
39 $7,000,000 Buildup Consortium Software & Services Investment
40 $7,000,000 First Access Consortium Transactions Investment
41 $6,000,000 Rokae THG Ventures, Delian Capital Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
42 $5,001,750 CoachHire.com Souter Investments Transactions Investment
43 $5,000,000 Wawaji.artqiyi Origins Capital Software & Services Investment
44 $5,000,000 PacketZoom Consortium Software & Services Investment
45 $5,000,000 Fleet Logistics Consortium Transactions Investment
46 $5,000,000 Lightform Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
47 $5,000,000 Sendwithus Consortium Marketing Investment
48 $5,000,000 Moeco BitFury Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
49 $5,000,000 CrowdTap Undisclosed Marketing Investment
50 $5,000,000 LGR Telecommunications Adapt IT Software & Services Acquisition
51 $4,500,000 KaHa SPRING Seeds Capital, Titan Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
52 $4,500,000 Qlean AddVenture Transactions Investment
53 $4,148,900 Supermetrics OpenOcean Marketing Investment
54 $4,000,000 Coneuron Idan Plotnik Software & Services Investment
55 $4,000,000 Netcoins GAR Transactions Acquisition
56 $3,900,699 EatAndTheCity Consortium Media Investment
57 $3,791,900 TRAVLR Humphry Rolleston Transactions Investment
58 $3,600,000 Kamarq Lifull Ecommerce Investment
59 $3,500,000 DreamQuark CapHorn Invest, Plug & Play Transactions Investment
60 $3,300,000 radient360 Build Ventures, Killick Software & Services Investment
61 $3,200,000 Odd Concepts Stonebridge Capital and Colopl Next Software & Services Investment
62 $3,000,000 XmanData Chunxiao Capital, Tsing Ventures Marketing Investment
63 $3,000,000 Talenya lool Ventures, Gal Ventures Transactions Investment
64 $2,700,000 Heckyl Notion Capital, IDG Ventures Software & Services Investment
65 $2,500,000 Minut Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
66 $2,364,060 Certideal Citizen Capital, Inter Invest Capital Transactions Investment
67 $2,200,000 Xenodata Lab. Consortium Transactions Investment
68 $2,000,000 Zirra Consortium Software & Services Investment
69 $2,000,000 ADAY Consortium Ecommerce Investment
70 $1,997,625 CircleLoop Undislosed Software & Services Investment
71 $1,650,000 GIZTIX Consortium Transactions Investment
72 $1,600,000 Playment Consortium Software & Services Investment
73 $1,589,472 Zeelo Consortium Transactions Investment
74 $1,510,275 Smart Valor Undisclosed Transactions Investment
75 $1,500,000 Run Verizon Ventures Marketing Investment
76 $1,500,000 SourcingBot investment bank of Brandenburg Software & Services Investment
77 $1,300,000 Overclock Labs Crunch Fund Software & Services Investment
78 $1,200,000 Clear Blue Technologies Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
79 $830,000 Lavapotion Coffee Stain Studios Games Investment
80 $788,950 Shape Robotics Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
81 $692,000 ONN Bikes Consortium Transactions Investment
82 $614,800 Perx Undisclosed Transactions Investment
83 $590,000 Sniph Consortium Ecommerce Investment
84 $545,000 Tripstore BonAngels Venture Partners Transactions Investment
85 $540,000 Oneflow Bengt Nilsson, Lars Appelstål Software & Services Investment
86 $500,000 Mobius Network CampOne Ventures Transactions Investment
87 Undisclosed The Ledger Group OV2 Investment 1 Transactions Acquisition
88 Undisclosed AltSchool Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
89 Undisclosed Bitcoin.co.id East Ventures Transactions Investment
90 Undisclosed CreditMate Paytm Transactions Investment
91 Undisclosed Synkers Phoenician Funds Transactions Investment
92 Undisclosed MiStay Axilor Ventures Transactions Investment
93 Undisclosed Peanut Consortium Media Investment
94 Undisclosed Fronteer Solutions Undisclosed Transactions Investment
95 Undisclosed WittyFeed Sandeep Aggarwal Media Investment
96 Undisclosed IDN Media East Ventures, Central Exchange Media Investment
97 Undisclosed Tinkerlust Merah Putih, Danny Oei Transactions Investment
98 Undisclosed Justmop Consortium Transactions Investment
99 Undisclosed KrishiHub IIT Kanpur INVENT, Villgro Innovation Fund Transactions Investment
100 Undisclosed Doopoll Development Bank of Wales Software & Services Investment
101 Undisclosed Mr Button Sandeep Daga, Jetty Ventures Ecommerce Investment
102 Undisclosed Fano Labs Horizon Ventures Software & Services Investment
103 Undisclosed Zoomdu Tai Zheng Capital, Uniland Private Equity Funds Management Transactions Investment
104 Undisclosed Bizvane Ventech China, China Creation Ventures Software & Services Investment
105 Undisclosed Aniwaa Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund Media Investment
106 Undisclosed Fountain Patrick​ ​Day, Charlotte​ ​Street​ ​Capital Transactions Investment
107 Undisclosed UC Logiq Pyrios Software & Services Investment
108 Undisclosed Joonak Delivery Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund Transactions Investment
109 Undisclosed Arro Money Undisclosed Transactions Investment
110 Undisclosed Yunji Technology Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
111 Undisclosed Morakot Technologies Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund Software & Services Investment
112 Undisclosed Blue Workforce Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
113 Undisclosed PropertyFox SA Home Loans Transactions Investment
114 Undisclosed Order Simplicity Myndshft Direct Software & Services Acquisition
115 Undisclosed Bell Pottinger Hanover Marketing Acquisition
116 Undisclosed Wumdrop Makro Transactions Acquisition
117 Undisclosed The Relationship Realist ForeverHer Media Acquisition
118 Undisclosed Zhenai PAG Transactions Acquisition
119 Undisclosed Atom42 Cheil Worldwide Marketing Acquisition
120 Undisclosed Solido Design Automation Siemens Software & Services Acquisition
121 Undisclosed Ariett AvidXchange Software & Services Acquisition
122 Undisclosed BenefitMall The Carlyle Group Transactions Acquisition
123 Undisclosed Logical Freight Solutions Riverside Ecommerce Acquisition
124 Undisclosed Aerocare Swissport Transactions Acquisition
125 Undisclosed TemanJalan LINE Indonesia Transactions Acquisition
126 Undisclosed Studienkreis IK Investment Partners Transactions Acquisition
127 Undisclosed Daily Childcare Report HiMama Software & Services Acquisition
128 Undisclosed ChemADVISOR UL Software & Services Acquisition
129 Undisclosed Enterprise Applications Special Investigations Software & Services Acquisition
130 Undisclosed WeGot Bygghemma Group Ecommerce Acquisition
131 Undisclosed Colosseum Combat B2Digital Ecommerce Acquisition
132 Undisclosed Neybers Kuuhubb Software & Services Acquisition
133 Undisclosed Animail Musti ja Mirri Ecommerce Acquisition
134 Undisclosed Attach Cirrus Insight Software & Services Acquisition
135 Undisclosed BusinessWare Solutions Marco Software & Services Acquisition

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  1. Lyft raising additional $500 million on top of recent $1 billion round (TechCrunch)
  2. Pokémon Go creator raises $200 million ahead of Harry Potter game launch (TechCrunch)
  3. Latest news – carsales to acquire remaining 50.1% of SKEncar.com (Medianet)
  4. China’s version of Twitch secures fresh D round and starts to make profits (TechNode)
  5. Tiger Management Reportedly Leads $120M Round In China Logistics Firm Yunmanman (China Money Network)
  6. Baidu and electric vehicle startup NIO lead $195M investment in Chinese limo booking app (TechCrunch)
  7. Chinese AI Facial Recognition Firm CloudWalk Technology Raises 75M Series B Round (China Money Network)
  8. HOMESERVE TAKES COMPLETE OWNERSHIP OF CHECKATRADE (Insider Media)
  9. Chinese firms Shouqi Zhixing, Whalehouse, Zhongkedianji, Campo Imaging, Inagora get funding (Dealstreet ASIA)
  10. KKR’s Emerald Media leads US$65 million funding in Bangkok startup (Retail News Asia)
  11. Japanese pawn shop app Cash acquired for $62.2M by DMM (TechCrunch)
  12. Nvidia-Backed Chinese Autonomous Truck Technology Firm TuSimple Raises $55M In Series C Round (China Money Network)
  13. MyRepublic snags S$70m investment to scale up products, expand regionally (THE BUSINESS TIMES)
  14. TransferMate Raises €30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. DealShot: Sequoia Capital Leads $30M Series A Round In Chinese Fresh Produce Supermarket Letus Legend (China Money Network)
  16. DealShot: Shunwei Joins $30M Round In Chinese Power Bank Rental Firm Energy Monster (China Money Network)
  17. Nautilus Data Technologies Raises $26m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Blockstream to Issue Fiat Currency Using Blockchain Tech, Raises $25 Million (Trustnodes)
  19. Locus Robotics Raises $25 Million in Round Led by Scale Venture Partners (The Wall Street Journal)
  20. Quess Corp to acquire majority stake in TBSS (The Hindu Business Line)
  21. Boulder-based JumpCloud raises $20M, plans to add 70 members to the team (Built In Colorado)
  22. Scalyr scores $20M Series A for super-fast log reading tool (TechCrunch)
  23. India Digest: Unilever Ventures puts $10m in IDG Ventures; Paytm bank gets more funds (Dealstreet ASIA)
  24. Sanderson Acquires UK Supply Chain Software Solutions Provider Anisa (Morningstar)
  25. Teeth straightening startup Candid raises $15 million from Greycroft, Bessemer and others (TechCrunch)
  26. Dotdigital snaps up customer engagement group Comapi for £11mln (Proactive Investors)
  27. Monzo’s latest round included £11M in secondary as founding employees partly cash in (TechCrunch)
  28. Pixvana raises $14 million for cloud-based mixed-reality storytelling platform Spin Studio (Venture Beat)
  29. China Dealbook: TransLink leads $14m round in Uhouzz; 3D Medicines gets $101m funding (Dealstreet ASIA)
  30. HomeLane acquires modular furniture marketplace Capricoast for $13.8 mn (VCCiRCLE)
  31. This tech star just raised millions (LondonLovesBusiness)
  32. AISense Raises $10M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  33. Industrial cybersecurity startup SCADAfence reels in $10M from investors (silicon ANGLE)
  34. Vietnamese travel portal Vntrip receives funding from Hendale Capital (e27)
  35. DiliTrust Raises US$8m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  36. $7.5M raise will help this Arlington e-commerce startup boost hiring (Washington Business Journal)
  37. HopSkipDrive raises another $7.4 million for its Uber for kids business (TechCrunch)
  38. Habiteo raises 6 million euros to digitize real estate developers (Les Echos ENTREPRENEURS)
  39. Construction site management co Buildup raises $7m (Globes)
  40. Bamboo leads $7 million round in credit scoring startup First Access (Finextra)
  41. China Dealbook: THG leads $6m funding in Rokae; Bizvane, Zoomdu fundraise (Dealstreet ASIA)
  42. Child safety app secures £3.75m from Souter (Daily Business)
  43. Origins Capital Leads $5M Series A Round In Chinese online claw crane games platform Wawaji.artqiyi (FundingSMEs)
  44. PacketZoom lands $5M Series A investment to speed up mobile apps (TechCrunch)
  45. BRIEF-‍Fleet Logistics Inc says raises about $5 mln in equity financing (Reuters)
  46. Lightform raises $5M to turn old projectors into augmented reality machines (TechCrunch)
  47. Sendwithus Secures $5 Million Series A Financing Round Led by BlueRun Ventures (Globe Newswire)
  48. Berlin-based Moeco raises $5 million from Bitfury to bring Blockchain security to IoT connected devices (EU Startups)
  49. Marketing Technology Startup CrowdTap Raises $5 Million (Newscenter.io)
  50. Adapt IT in R43m telecoms software acquisition (TechCentral)
  51. Singapore wearable tech firm gets $4.5m for global expansion (Tech in Asia)
  52. AddVenture invests $4.5 million in Russian home-cleaning service (East-West Digital News)
  53. Marketing analytics startup Supermetrics raises €3.5 million (Tech.eu)
  54. Coneuron Raises $4M in Pre-Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  55. GAR to acquire Netcoins, arranges placement (Stockwatch)
  56. Finnish startup EatAndTheCity raises €3.3M to launch its “Google for Restaurants” internationally (BUSINESS INSIDER Nordic)
  57. The Bali Bible founders raise $5 million for TRAVLR (The Australian Financial Review)
  58. IoT furniture startup Kamarq secures $3.6M from Japanese real estate listings giant Lifull (THE BRIDGE)
  59. DreamQuark beefs up financial services through artificial intelligence (TechCrunch)
  60. radient360 seeded with $3.3 mln by Build Ventures, Killick | #VentureCanvas (Venture Canvas)
  61. Computer vision tech startup Odd Concepts raises USD 2.2M from Stonebridge and Colopl Next (AllTech Asia)
  62. Chinese investors back Preceptis Medical; XmanData, Energy Monster fundraise (Dealstreet ASIA)
  63. Israeli headhunting co Talenya raises $3m (Globes)
  64. Exclusive: UK’s Notion Capital, others invest $2.7 mn in big data platform Heckyl (VCCiRCLE)
  65. Minut receives fresh funding and a new investor – Karma VC. (Nordic9)
  66. Used electronics marketplace Certideal raises €2 million (Tech.eu)
  67. Finance data analytics startup Xenodata Lab. raises $2.2M from Japan megabanks, others (THE BRIDGE)
  68. AI company analysis startup Zirra raises $2m (Globes)
  69. ADAY aims to simplify your wardrobe with $2M in funding (TechCrunch)
  70. CIRCLELOOP SECURES £1.5M SEED FUNDING (insider MEDIA)
  71. GIZTIX Raises Series A Led by AddVentures, Aiming to be Southeast Asia’s Logistics Leader (Techsauce)
  72. Playment raises $1.6 million to improve AI training through crowdsourced data tagging (Venture Beat)
  73. On-demand coach travel startup Zeelo scores £1.2m (UKTN)
  74. Smart Valor raises CHF1.5 m and joins Thomson Reuters Labs (digitalswitzerland)
  75. Mobile-Focused Ad Tech Startup Run Raises $1.5M From Verizon Ventures (Theslashgear)
  76. Parts Acquisition Software Startup SourcingBot Raises $1.5 million (CALCALISTech)
  77. Overclock Labs bets on Kubernetes to help companies automate their cloud infrastructure (TechCrunch)
  78. FedDev, angels invest $1.2 mln in Clear Blue Technologies (The PE Hub Network)
  79. Lavapotion raises SEK 7M from Coffee Stain Studios, which becomes the largest owner in the company (Nordic9)
  80. Shape Robotics closes a DKK 5M investment round, looks for international expansion. (Nordic9)
  81. Bike rentals startup ONN Bikes raises $692K in pre-Series A funding (VCCiRCLE)
  82. Launches People-Financed Consumer Loans: Will automate the process and cut interest rates by 50 percent (SHIFTER)
  83. Sniph raises SEK 5M, launches UK operations. (Nordic9)
  84. Package holiday platform Tripstore receives 600m won in investment (VENTURE SQUARE)
  85. Oneflow closes a new round of 4.4M crowns in funding supported by employees and existing investors. (Nordic9)
  86. Mobius Network Announces $500,000 Investment from Camp One Ventures Prior to ICO (Crowdfund Insider)
  87. OV2 Investment 1 to Acquire The Ledger Group (Valitas Capital)
  88. Tech billionaires sank $170 million into a new kind of school – now classrooms are shrinking and some parents say their kids are ‘guinea pigs’ (BUSINESS INSIDER India)
  89. Bitcoin.co.id Receives Funding From East Ventures (DailySocial.id)
  90. Paytm invests in online lending startup CreditMate (VCCiRCLE)
  91. LEBANESE EDTECH STARTUP SYNKERS RAISES SEED INVESTMENT FROM PHOENICIAN FUNDS (startupSCENE)
  92. Online hotel booking startup MiStay raises seed funding (VCCiRCLE)
  93. London-based app Peanut raises from Ashton Kutcher’s VC firm (UKTN)
  94. Schibsted invests in Norwegian equity bob entrepreneurs: Now they will jointly invest in Sweden (SHIFTER)
  95. Media content startup WittyFeed gets investment (INDIAN CEO)
  96. IDN Media Gains Series B Funding From East Ventures And Central Exchange (DailySocial.id)
  97. Luxury marketplace Tinkerlust raises pre-Series A funding round led by Merah Putih Inc, angel investor Danny Oei (e27)
  98. Justmop, a UAE-based on-demand cleaning services marketplace raises Series A funding (menabytes)
  99. Agri Tech Startup KrishiHub Raises Seed Funding from IIT Kanpur INVENT Accelerator and Villgro Innovation Fund (BW DISRUPT)
  100. DOOPOLL SECURES FUNDING AS PLATFORM REACHES 250,000 VOTES (BQ)
  101. Menswear brand Mr Button raises Series A funding (VCCiRCLE)
  102. HK-based AI startup Fano Labs raises Pre-Series A from Li Ka-shing to analyse Chinese dialects (e27)
  103. China Dealbook: THG leads $6m funding in Rokae; Bizvane, Zoomdu fundraise (Dealstreet ASIA)
  104. China Dealbook: THG leads $6m funding in Rokae; Bizvane, Zoomdu fundraise (Dealstreet ASIA)
  105. Meet the 3 Cambodian startups receiving investments from Smart Axiata fund (e27)
  106. Investment advisory startup Fountain secures seed funding (Finextra)
  107. Pyrios strikes up alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq (Pryios)
  108. Meet the 3 Cambodian startups receiving investments from Smart Axiata fund (e27)
  109. New challenger Arro Money opens doors on Series A financing (Entirely NorthWest)
  110. HNA and Tencent Invest Millions in Robotics Startup (Jing Travel)
  111. Meet the 3 Cambodian startups receiving investments from Smart Axiata fund (e27)
  112. TWENTY-FOUR MILLION INVESTMENT WILL CREATE DISRUPTIVE ROBOT INNOVATION (TechSavvy)
  113. SA Home Loans acquires 49% stake in PropertyFox (Ventureburn)
  114. Myndshft Direct Acquires Order Simplicity (CNBC)
  115. Hanover acquires Bell Pottinger’s operations in Middle East (PR WEEK)
  116. Makro acquires WumDrop in e-commerce push (Moneyweb)
  117. ForeverHer and The Relationship Realist Announce Their Merger (PR Web)
  118. PAG Buys Controlling Stake In Chinese Matchmaking Site Backed By Match.com (China Money Network)
  119. Cheil Worldwide Acquires UK-based Digital Marketing Agency Atom42 (Business Korea)
  120. Siemens to acquire VC-backed Solido Design Automation (The PE Hub Network)
  121. AvidXchange Acquires Ariett to Strengthen Position as Leading Provider of Cloud-Based Purchase-to-Pay Solutions for Enterprise and Midmarket Businesses (PR Newswire)
  122. The Carlyle Group to Acquire BenefitMall (PR Newswire)
  123. Riverside acquires Logical Freight Solutions as an add-on (The PE Hub Network)
  124. China’s HNA-owned Swissport acquires Australia’s Aerocare from Archer Capital (Dealstreet ASIA)
  125. LINE Indonesia acquires local student-oriented carpooling platform TemanJalan (e27)
  126. IK Investment Partners to buy Studienkreis (The PE Hub Network)
  127. Toronto’s HiMama Acquires Daily Childcare Report (Techvibes)
  128. UL Acquires ChemADVISOR (UL)
  129. Special Investigations Limited Company Announces Reorganization, Acquisition (PR Newswire)
  130. Bygghemma Group purchases WeGot (Nordic9)
  131. B2DIGITAL ACQUIRES COLOSSEUM COMBAT (Canadian Business Journal)
  132. Kuuhubb to Acquire Neybers an Interior Design Game (Marketwired)
  133. Musti Ja Mirri buys Animail, a second Swedish acquisition aimed at consolidating its pet supplies market position. (Nordic9)
  134. Cirrus Insight Acquires Attach.io to Empower Users with Document Management and Real-Time Attachment Tracking (Businesswire)
  135. Marco Purchases BusinessWare Solutions in Minnesota (PR Web)
30 November, 2017
AI facial recognition startup CloudWalk Technology raises $75 million Series B
Commentary

Last week, CloudWalk Technology raised $75 million from several investors, including lead investors Shunwei Capital, Puhua Capital, and Oriza Holdings.  The company focuses on AI facial recognition and its offerings consist of biometrics recognition systems, smart door facial scanners, and binocular detection machines. Their applications can be found in over 100 financial offices, in 80% of airports, and in 23 provincial police departments in China. The startup has seen a huge demand for this type of technology from public entities such as the Bank of China and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).  What is promising is CloudWalk Technology’s interplay with the IoT space as it works with the National Development and Reform Commission’s (NDRC) smart AI Infrastructure Public Service Platform.  The facial recognition market in China is one of the world’s largest as it exceeded 1 billion yuan in 2016. This doesn’t seem surprising at all with the government’s bid to make China the AI global leader by 2030. 

23 November, 2017
Weekly Update – November 23, 2017

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $2,581,022,087              Total Deal Number – 186

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $400,000,000 Ubtech Tencent Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $151,000,000 Friends First Aviva Transactions Acquisition
3 $150,000,000 Maoyan Tencent Transactions Investment
4 $112,100,000 Yidian Zixun Long De Cheng Zhang Culture Communication (Tianjin) Co. Media Investment
5 $112,000,000 Outward Williams-Sonoma Software & Services Acquisition
6 $100,000,000 yMatou.com China Merchants Capital Transactions Investment
7 $100,000,000 Native Procter & Gamble Ecommerce Acquisition
8 $98,000,000 Deliveroo Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $87,500,000 Poshmark Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $75,000,000 Maimai Consortium Media Investment
11 $70,000,000 United Masters Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $70,000,000 Spire Luxembourg Future Fund Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $50,000,000 Graphcore Sequoia Capital Software & Services Investment
14 $50,000,000 Qvidian Upland Software & Services Acquisition
15 $31,600,000 Halove WeDoctor Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $30,000,000 ThreatQuotient Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $27,000,000 ZMT Consortium Marketing Investment
18 $25,000,000 Philo Consortium Media Investment
19 $25,000,000 Pear Video People.cn Media Investment
20 $25,000,000 Tiff’s Treats Consortium Ecommerce Investment
21 $23,000,000 Logz.io Consortium Software & Services Investment
22 $22,000,000 TrueAccord Consortium Transactions Investment
23 $22,000,000 Atomist Accel, Matrix Partners Software & Services Investment
24 $21,500,000 GoSpotCheck Insight Venture Partners, Point Nine Capital. Software & Services Investment
25 $21,300,000 Taskeasy Consortium Transactions Investment
26 $21,000,000 Built Technologies Index Ventures, Nyca Partners Software & Services Investment
27 $20,000,000 LightStep Consortium Software & Services Investment
28 $20,000,000 UBeam Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
29 $20,000,000 Behavox Citigroup Software & Services Investment
30 $20,000,000 NVXL Technology Alibaba Software & Services Investment
31 $20,000,000 AXIOS Consortium Media Investment
32 $19,000,000 Less Index Ventures, Daphni Transactions Investment
33 $19,000,000 Wiliot Qualcomm Ventures, M Ventures Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
34 $18,000,000 Quantum Circuits Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
35 $17,500,000 Bossa Nova Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
36 $15,290,000 Universal Sportsbiz (USPL) Accel Partners Ecommerce Investment
37 $15,000,000 Goji Hudson Structured Capital Management Transactions Investment
38 $15,000,000 Trocafone Consortium Transactions Investment
39 $15,000,000 GumpCome Walden International, Baidu Ventures, DT Capital Partners Software & Services Investment
40 $14,432,110 Pretty Green Rockpool Ecommerce Investment
41 $14,152,560 Onepark Keolis Transactions Investment
42 $14,132,640 WeShareBonds Undisclosed Transactions Investment
43 $12,000,000 Assemble Systems Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
44 $12,000,000 Tacton GRO Capital, Kirk Kapital Software & Services Investment
45 $11,777,200 Shippeo Partech Ventures, Otium Venture Software & Services Investment
46 $11,000,000 Roomi Consortium Transactions Investment
47 $10,500,000 Autobole Yunji Capital, Green Pine Capital Partners Software & Services Investment
48 $10,000,000 Octoly Havas Group, Otium Venture, Twin Partners, Horizon 2020 SME Transactions Investment
49 $10,000,000 Shoobx Steve Papa Software & Services Investment
50 $10,000,000 Winstrike Nikolai Belykh, Jaroslav Komkov Games Investment
51 $10,000,000 Credit Clear Undisclosed Transactions Investment
52 $10,000,000 Kneron Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, CDIB Capital Group, Himax Technologies, Qualcomm, Thundersoft, Sequoia Capital, CY ZONE Software & Services Investment
53 $10,000,000 Trouva Consortium Transactions Investment
54 $9,427,280 Book A Tiger Consortium Transactions Investment
55 $8,887,500 Experiment 101 THQ Nordic Games Acquisition
56 $8,579,200 Pragmatix Services CRISIL Software & Services Acquisition
57 $8,250,000 Active.Ai Vertex Ventures, Creditease Holdings, Dream Incubator, Kalaari, IDG Ventures India Transactions Investment
58 $8,000,000 Lessonly Consortium Software & Services Investment
59 $8,000,000 Inboard Technology Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
60 $7,500,000 VidMob Manifest Investment Partners, Interlock Partners, Stampede Ventures, Acadia Woods Partners, Macanta Investments. Transactions Investment
61 $7,000,000 Woo Lord David Alliance Transactions Investment
62 $7,000,000 Pixelz Consortium Software & Services Investment
63 $7,000,000 CY Vision Vestel Ventures, Intel Capital Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
64 $6,724,062 SAM Labs Touchstone Innovations, E15 Ventures Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
65 $6,607,050 Aston EyeTech Mercia Technologies Software & Services Investment
66 $6,000,000 PayStand Consortium Transactions Investment
67 $6,000,000 Choozle Gemini Group Marketing Investment
68 $6,000,000 At-Bay Consortium Software & Services Investment
69 $6,000,000 Airside Mobile Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
70 $5,600,000 Code2040 The Knight Foundation, The Sara and Ev Williams Foundation Transactions Investment
71 $5,500,000 AdeptMind Fidelity Investments Software & Services Investment
72 $5,500,000 Umajin Immerse Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
73 $5,400,000 Lofelt Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
74 $5,000,000 Meural Consortium Transactions Investment
75 $5,000,000 Hopscotch Consortium Marketing Investment
76 $5,000,000 HUM Nutrition Consortium Ecommerce Investment
77 $4,710,880 Zolar Consortium Ecommerce Investment
78 $4,500,000 Drama & Company Naver Mobile & Apps Investment
79 $4,200,000 ScanTrust Consortium Software & Services Investment
80 $4,000,000 HowLiving Consortium Media Investment
81 $3,915,100 Nudge Rewards Consortium Software & Services Investment
82 $3,700,000 CleanCapital Consortium Transactions Investment
83 $3,600,000 Paydrive NFT Ventures, Gjensidige Software & Services Investment
84 $3,533,160 Wunderflats Consortium Transactions Investment
85 $3,533,160 Proxyclick JOIN Capital Software & Services Investment
86 $3,533,160 Eliq Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
87 $3,200,000 Loft Orbital Consortium Software & Services Investment
88 $3,187,380 Tipsly Big Un Marketing Acquisition
89 $3,100,000 WireWheel PSP Capital, New Enterprise Associates Software & Services Investment
90 $3,000,000 i2e1 Consortium Software & Services Investment
91 $3,000,000 Asoko Insight Singularity Investments Media Investment
92 $3,000,000 Sendy Undisclosed Transactions Investment
93 $2,800,000 Physera Consortium Transactions Investment
94 $2,500,000 Gainfully MassMutual Ventures Software & Services Investment
95 $2,385,000 Opti Staffan Persso, Wilkne family Transactions Investment
96 $2,300,000 Car Next Door Caltex, Investible Transactions Investment
97 $2,300,000 Genialis Consortium Software & Services Investment
98 $2,200,000 Roxy Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
99 $2,200,000 Give and Take Consortium Software & Services Investment
100 $2,200,000 Social360 Dods Software & Services Acquisition
101 $2,000,000 Eventtus Algebra Ventures, 500 Startups Marketing Investment
102 $2,000,000 Tortuga Logic Eclipse Ventures Software & Services Investment
103 $2,000,000 EasyRewardz Consortium Transactions Investment
104 $2,000,000 Rescata Capital Invent, E Capital Transactions Investment
105 $1,847,818 Hiring Hub Maven Capital Partners, Venture Founders Transactions Investment
106 $1,836,000 Tibber Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
107 $1,750,290 Prevision.io SNCF Digital Ventures Software & Services Investment
108 $1,700,000 Morressier Consortium Transactions Investment
109 $1,700,000 AchieveIt BIP Capital Software & Services Investment
110 $1,516,918 Snappy La Caixa, Sabadell Marketing Investment
111 $1,500,000 ReFirm Labs DataTribe Software & Services Investment
112 $1,276,248 JustBeagle SyndicateRoom Transactions Investment
113 $1,260,000 SpherePlay Consortium Software & Services Investment
114 $1,200,000 IOTAS Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
115 $1,200,000 GolfLan Deven Lakshmi Chand Bebhia Transactions Investment
116 $1,131,500 Biryani By Kilo Rohit Chand, AxisCades Engineering Technologies Transactions Investment
117 $1,001,000 Baum K Cube Ventures Software & Services Investment
118 $1,000,000 iPaymy BEENEXT, DG Incubation Transactions Investment
119 $1,000,000 Suggestv Fuel Ventures Marketing Investment
120 $1,000,000 Tipigo Undisclosed Transactions Investment
121 $935,000 Hiveonline Torbjörn Nilsson, Håkan Birging Software & Services Investment
122 $900,000 Sumeru Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
123 $892,800 Waizer Björn Algkvist Transactions Investment
124 $855,000 Edmit Consortium Transactions Investment
125 $790,266 Wonky Star Newable Private Investing Software & Services Investment
126 $715,800 i-Pay Kalon Venture Partners Transactions Investment
127 $656,005 BinaryBots Mercia Equity Finance Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
128 $500,000 LeadMethod Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
129 $500,000 Triple Consortium Transactions Investment
130 Undisclosed SenseTime Qualcomm Software & Services Investment
131 Undisclosed Paxata Accenture Software & Services Investment
132 Undisclosed Natilus Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
133 Undisclosed Brickx Reinventure Transactions Investment
134 Undisclosed 9f Group Consortium Transactions Investment
135 Undisclosed Relode Heritage Group, Frist Cressey Ventures. Transactions Investment
136 Undisclosed Bukalapak Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
137 Undisclosed MobilKamu East Ventures, Denali Partners Transactions Investment
138 Undisclosed Datashield ADT Software & Services Acquisition
139 Undisclosed Masterkey Dubizzle Software & Services Acquisition
140 Undisclosed Secure 24 NTT Communications Software & Services Acquisition
141 Undisclosed Adphorus Sojern Marketing Acquisition
142 Undisclosed 3DSIM ANSYS Software & Services Acquisition
143 Undisclosed wywy TVSquared Software & Services Acquisition
144 Undisclosed Conexsys Optiv Security Software & Services Acquisition
145 Undisclosed Blitsy A.C. Moore Transactions Acquisition
146 Undisclosed Elastic Grid Zift Marketing Acquisition
147 Undisclosed iView Systems Riverside Software & Services Acquisition
148 Undisclosed Decision Lab Optiv Security Software & Services Acquisition
149 Undisclosed Bots Alive Dash Robotics Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
150 Undisclosed ATCORE Inflexion Private Equity Software & Services Acquisition
151 Undisclosed GeonX GE Additive Software & Services Acquisition
152 Undisclosed Alpha Exchange Visible Alpha Transactions Acquisition
153 Undisclosed Kamcord Lyft Mobile & Apps Acquisition
154 Undisclosed Dustin Forensics FARO Software & Services Acquisition
155 Undisclosed Outbank Verivox Transactions Acquisition
156 Undisclosed Hospitality 101 Volaris Group Software & Services Acquisition
157 Undisclosed cDecisions PwC Software & Services Acquisition
158 Undisclosed Airlist dubizzle Transactions Acquisition
159 Undisclosed Little Internet PayTM Software & Services Acquisition
160 Undisclosed Skin Scientific Momentous Entertainment Group Ecommerce Acquisition
161 Undisclosed Nearbuy PayTM Transactions Acquisition
162 Undisclosed TokenTalk.io DNA Brands Media Acquisition
163 Undisclosed Soundtrap Spotify Software & Services Acquisition
164 Undisclosed NetServe365 Magna5 Software & Services Acquisition
165 Undisclosed Eccolo Media Elevation Marketing Marketing Acquisition
166 Undisclosed GenAlpha Shore Points Software & Services Acquisition
167 Undisclosed Cleanio Zipjet Ecommerce Acquisition
168 Undisclosed AdBasis Airbnb Marketing Acquisition
169 Undisclosed Hungry Figliulo&Partners Marketing Acquisition
170 Undisclosed Accomable Airbnb Transactions Acquisition
171 Undisclosed PupBox Petco Ecommerce Acquisition
172 Undisclosed Blissmo Oh My Green Ecommerce Acquisition
173 Undisclosed Kartuku GO-JEK Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
174 Undisclosed Actiance K1 Software & Services Acquisition
175 Undisclosed Alpine Data TIBCO Software & Services Acquisition
176 Undisclosed HR Knowledge THG Software & Services Acquisition
177 Undisclosed Anytrust.cn CIFS Software & Services Acquisition
178 Undisclosed Neumob Cloudflare Software & Services Acquisition
179 Undisclosed CreditShop Värde Partners Transactions Acquisition
180 Undisclosed 495 Communications Cardiff International Marketing Acquisition
181 Undisclosed Pet Circle Francisco Partners, AirTree Ventures Ecommerce Investment
Undisclosed Reniso Undisclosed Transactions Investment
183 Undisclosed Caple BNP Paribas Transactions Investment
184 Undisclosed Nuun TSG Consumer Partners Ecommerce Investment
185 Undisclosed Vacation Innovations Tritium Transactions Investment
186 Undisclosed TRUE Jerky One Thousand & One Voices Ecommerce Investment

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23 November, 2017
Star Wars robot-maker Ubtech raises $400 million at unicorn valuation 
Commentary

Shenzhen-based Ubtech scored the biggest funding round last week. It raised a $400 million Series C round led by tech giant Tencent at a $4 billion to a $5 billion valuation.  But the unicorn robotics company isn’t geared for industrial automation.  Instead, it’s driven to create humanoid robots to the consumer market.  Since 2012, Ubtech has developed consumer robotic products like the Alpha family entertainment robot series and Jimu educational robot kits. Ubtech’s latest creation is a Star Wars Stormtrooper Robot, which is equipped with voice command and facial recognition features. The company has also helped building Amazon’s intelligent robot Lynx. According to International Federation of Robotics (IFR), the household robotic market is projected to grow to $22.4 billion in 2019.