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Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for February 2014

 

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
2 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
3 $134,000,000 Snapdeal EBay Ecommerce Investment
4 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $100,000,000 TutorGroup Consortium Software & Services Investment
6 $82,000,000 17u.cn Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
8 $67,890,809 Lithicon FEI Company Software & Services Acquisition
9 $65,500,000 Express Data Dicker Data Software & Services Acquisition
10 $50,000,000 Cheyipai Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $50,000,000 Myntra Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $45,168,480 NetRegistry Melbourne IT Transactions Acquisition
13 $30,000,000 SiteMinder Technology Crossover Ventures Transactions Investment
14 $21,500,000 Joyme Fosun Capital Group,
BlueRun Ventures
Games Investment
15 $20,000,000 Westhouse Xiaomi Games Investment
16 $16,500,000 QFPay Undisclosed Transactions Investment
17 $16,480,000 To8to Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners Transactions Investment
18 $15,000,000 FirstCry.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $15,000,000 Talent Neuron Corporate Executive Board Software & Services Acquisition
20 $13,410,000 1Form.com REA Group Transactions Acquisition

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  1. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  2. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  3. EBay Bets Big On India, Pours Another $134M Into Online Marketplace Snapdeal (TechCrunch)
  4. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  5. Alibaba & others sink $100M into Asia’s language-learning service TutorGroup (exclusive) (Venture Beat)
  6. Tencent Joins A $82mn Round of Funding in Online Travel Service 17u (TechNode)
  7. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  8. ANU, UNSW tech startup sells for AU$76 million (Canberra Times)
  9. UPDATED: Dicker Data buys Express Data (ARN)
  10. Cheyipai Completes US$50M Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. Myntra Raises $50M (FinSMEs)
  12. Melbourne IT snares NetRegistry in $50.4m deal (AFR)
  13. SiteMinder Raises US$30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Mobile Game Portal Joyme Gets $21.5 Million Series B Funding (TechNode)
  15. Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company (Tech in Asia)
  16. Square-like Chinese startup QFPay swipes $16.5 million in series B funding (Tech in Asia)
  17. Interior Decoration Platform To8to Nets $16.48 Million of Series B Funding from Sequoia Capital (TechNode)
  18. FirstCry.com Raises $15M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. CEB Acquires Indian Talent Analytics Startup Talent Neuron for $15M (TechCrunch)
  20. From pantry to penthouse for 1Form duo (The Australian)

Top 20 Transaction Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
2 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
3 $13,410,000 1Form.com REA Group Transactions Acquisition
4 Undisclosed MatchMate LikeBright Transactions Acquisition
5 Undisclosed MuseumLand PhotoSpotLand Transactions Acquisition
6 Undisclosed Exec Handybook Transactions Acquisition
7 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
8 $88,000,000 Delivery Hero Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
9 $80,000,000 Stripe Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $30,000,000 Oscar Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $30,000,000 SiteMinder Technology Crossover Ventures Transactions Investment
12 $23,600,000 MDLIVE Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $20,000,000 Teespring Andreessen Horowitz Transactions Investment
14 $18,000,000 Nexmo Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $16,500,000 QFPay Undisclosed Transactions Investment
16 $15,000,000 WePay Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $14,000,000 Oyster Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $12,000,000 Dianrong.com Northern Light Venture Capital Transactions Investment
19 $10,400,000 CommonFloor Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Transactions Investment
20 $10,200,000 StyleSeat Lightspeed Ventures, Lowercase Capital Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  2. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  3. From pantry to penthouse for 1Form duo (The Australian)
  4. LikeBright Acquires MatchMate (FinSMEs)
  5. PhotoSpotLand Acquires Museum Portal Museumland (FinSMEs)
  6. Handybook Acquires Exec (FINSMEs)
  7. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  8. Delivery Hero Raises $88M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. Eyeing International Growth, Stripe Raises $80M From Peter Thiel, Khosla And Sequoia At A $1.75B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  10. Oscar, a New Health Insurer, Raises $30 Million (DealBook NT TImes)
  11. SiteMinder Raises US$30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. MDLIVE Raises $23.6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Teespring Raises $20M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Nexmo Closes $18M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Square-like Chinese startup QFPay swipes $16.5 million in series B funding (Tech in Asia)
  16. After A Pivot, WePay Raises $15M To Focus On Payments API For Marketplaces, Crowdfunding Sites And Others (TechCrunch)
  17. Oyster Closes $14M Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Dianrong.com Raises $12M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. CommonFloor Raises $10.4M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. StyleSeat Raises $10.2M in Series A Financing (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for January 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $13,410,000 1Form.com REA Group Transactions Acquisition
2 Undisclosed Collaborate.com Cisco Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 Undisclosed Anittel BigAir Software & Services Acquisition
4 Undisclosed Little Eye Labs Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 Undisclosed PRM Cloud Solutions Minerals Corporation (MSC) Software & Services Acquisition
6 Undisclosed SpeedySparrow Spiral Hosting Software & Services Acquisition
7 Undisclosed CN Group Viatek Software & Services Acquisition
8 Undisclosed ATPNet FaktorTel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 Undisclosed O2 Networks Telstra Software & Services Acquisition
10 Undisclosed mig33 Latin Gold Media Acquisition
11 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
12 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
14 $30,000,000 SiteMinder Technology Crossover Ventures Transactions Investment
15 $16,500,000 QFPay Undisclosed Transactions Investment
16 $15,000,000 FirstCry.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $12,000,000 Dianrong.com Northern Light Venture Capital Transactions Investment
18 $10,400,000 CommonFloor Accel Partners, Tiger Global Management Transactions Investment
19 $5,400,000 RedMart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $3,000,000 mobME Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. From pantry to penthouse for 1Form duo (The Australian)
  2. Cisco buys mobile collaboration company (ARN)
  3. BigAir’s Anittel acquisition cements new reseller arrangement (ARN)
  4. Facebook Acquires Little Eye Labs (FinSMEs)
  5. Acquisition will fuel PRM’s growth and global expansion (IT Wire)
  6. Spiral Hosting Acquires Australian Web Host SpeedySparrow (WHIR Hosting Cloud)
  7. IT reseller, Viatek, acquires CN Group (ARN)
  8. UPDATED: FaktorTel buys ATPNet customers (ARN)
  9. Telstra acquires enterprise network and security integrator (Telecoms.com)
  10. mig33 to be acquired by Latin Gold; heading for reverse IPO (e27)
  11. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  12. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  13. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  14. SiteMinder Raises US$30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Square-like Chinese startup QFPay swipes $16.5 million in series B funding (Tech in Asia)
  16. FirstCry.com Raises $15M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Dianrong.com Raises $12M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. CommonFloor Raises $10.4M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Singapore Online Grocer RedMart Raises $5.4M From Investors Including Facebook Co-founder (TechCrunch)
  20. MobME Postpones IPO Plans; Raises Angel Funding (Medianama)

A Bright Start for Aussie Startups

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A Bright Start for Aussie Startups

Australia has not always been a hub of tech activity. Not long ago, many of Australia’s tech entrepreneurs lamented that the best way to succeed was to leave Australia and set up business in Silicon Valley, the land of promise for tech businesses. They argued that the market in Australia was too small, that there were no big tech companies making it outside of the country, and that there were few opportunities with local VCs.

Now all that is changing. The long winter is over and Australia’s tech scene is blossoming. Today, the country’s startup scene is heating up as local and global VCs infuse serious cash in Australian startups. Last week alone, seven successful deals were reported. SiteMinder received $30 million from Technology Crossover Ventures, a US venture firm, to fuel its global expansion. Six other companies – Unicorn Media, 1Form, PRM Cloud Solutions, SpeedySparrow, CN GROUP, and ATPNet (customer base and trademark) – were acquired, by international and domestic players.

Australia may not have a robust ecosystem as Silicon Valley, but it’s truly on its way to finding its place in the tech world.