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Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,900,000,000 91 Wireless Baidu Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $1,100,000,000 Waze Google Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $150,000,000 MapMyFitness Under Armour Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $102,365,000 Truphone Roman Abramovich, Minden Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $90,000,000 Pulse LinkedIn Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $60,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $55,000,000 Lookout Deutsche Telekom Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $50,000,000 Qwiki Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $50,000,000 Chukong Technologies Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $40,000,000 Shazam America Movil Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $35,000,000 Houzz Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $30,000,000 Fitbit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $25,000,000 Streetline Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $25,000,000 AirWatch Accel, Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $25,000,000 Clinkle Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $24,000,000 Check Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $23,000,000 TapIt Phunware Mobile & Apps Acquisition
20 $23,000,000 Slice Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

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  1. Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B (Techcrunch)
  2. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (Techcrunch)
  3. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  4. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  5. Under Armour Buys Mobile Workout Veteran MapMyFitness For $150M As It Looks To Keep Pace In Digital Fitness (TechCrunch)
  6. Roman Abramovich acquires a £70 million stake in Truphone (FinSMEs)
  7. LinkedIn Acquires Pulse for $90M (FinSMEs)
  8. Snapchat: self-destructing messaging app raises $60m in funding (Guardian)
  9. Cloud Security: Mobile Startup Lookout Gets $55M Led By Deutsche Telekom To Go Global & Target Enterprise (TechCrunch)
  10. Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For Around $50 Million (Techcrunch)
  11. Chukong Technologies Raises $50M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Shazam Pulls In $40M From America Movil To Take On Latin America (Techcrunch)
  13. Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Raises $35M Series C Round Led By NEA And GGV Capital, Launches Paid Pro+ Accounts (Techcrunch)
  14. Fitness And Health Tracker Fitbit Is Raising $30M At A $300M-Plus Valuation (TechCrunch)
  15. Mobile Parking Service Streetline Grabs $25M From True Ventures, Qualcomm, Citi (Forbes)
  16. Enterprise Mobility, BYOD Startup AirWatch Adds $25M From Accel To Take Its Series A Total To $225M, As It Preps For Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  17. Clinkle Raises Celebrity-Filled $25M Round As It Gears Up To Eliminate The Physical Wallet (Techcrunch)
  18. Check Raises $24M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Phunware Acquires Mobile Advertising Company TapIt Media Group For $23M (TechCrunch)
  20. Slice, The Shopping Companion Powered By Email Inbox Data, Raises $23M From Rakuten & Others (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for August 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $102,365,000 Truphone Roman Abramovich, Minden Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $90,000,000 Pulse LinkedIn Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $60,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $50,000,000 Qwiki Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $45,000,000 Hotel Tonight Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $41,000,000 Foursquare Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $35,000,000 Houzz Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $30,000,000 Fitbit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $25,000,000 Clinkle Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $25,000,000 AirWatch Accel, Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $25,000,000 Streetline Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $24,000,000 Check Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $23,000,000 Slice Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $23,000,000 TapIt Phunware Mobile & Apps Acquisition
17 $21,000,000 Whisper Lightspeed Ventures, Sequoia Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $19,500,000 Kik Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $18,300,000 Kony Solutions Telstra Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $18,000,000 Keek Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)
  2. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  3. Truphone Secures £75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. LinkedIn Acquires Pulse for $90M (FinSMEs)
  5. Snapchat: self-destructing messaging app raises $60m in funding (Guardian)
  6. Yahoo Acquires Qwiki For Around $50 Million (Techcrunch)
  7. Last-Minute Booking App HotelTonight Raises $45M With An Eye On Continued Global Expansion (TechCrunch)
  8. Foursquare’s New $41M Round Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation (Techcrunch)
  9. Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Raises $35M Series C Round Led By NEA And GGV Capital, Launches Paid Pro+ Accounts (Techcrunch)
  10. Fitness And Health Tracker Fitbit Is Raising $30M At A $300M-Plus Valuation (TechCrunch)
  11. Clinkle Raises Celebrity-Filled $25M Round As It Gears Up To Eliminate The Physical Wallet (Techcrunch)
  12. Enterprise Mobility, BYOD Startup AirWatch Adds $25M From Accel To Take Its Series A Total To $225M, As It Preps For Acquisitions (Techcrunch)
  13. Mobile Parking Service Streetline Grabs $25M From True Ventures, Qualcomm, Citi (Forbes)
  14. Check Raises $24M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Slice, The Shopping Companion Powered By Email Inbox Data, Raises $23M From Rakuten & Others (Techcrunch)
  16. Phunware Acquires Mobile Advertising Company TapIt Media Group For $23M (TechCrunch)
  17. Secret-Sharing App Whisper Snags $21 Million From Sequoia, Adds Roelof Botha To Its Board (TechCrunch)
  18. Kik Raises $19.5M Series B, Bets On Its Cards Platform Play To Take On WhatsApp And Others (Techcrunch)
  19. KONY SOLUTIONS COMPLETES $18.3M SERIES D FINANCING (FinSMEs)
  20. Keek Closes $18M Funding (FinSMEs)

22 Year Old Wants to Rev Up Mobile Payments

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22 Year Old Wants to Rev Up Mobile Payments

If you haven’t heard of Lucas Duplan you soon will because his idea for a frictionless mobile wallet is about to take off, especially since Silicon valley’s biggest venture capitalists are backing him up.

Duplan’s company, which is still in stealth mode, is called Clinkle and it’s just received a $25 million seed round from the who’s who of investors including VCs Accel Partners and Andreessen Horowitz and strategic investors Intel and Intuit. The company’s angel investors include Peter Thiel of PayPal, Andrew Viterbi of Qualcomm, and Salesforce founder and CEO Mark Benioff.

For years, there’s been much talk about using mobile phones as a payment method but it hasn’t taken off. Clinkle is an app-to-app payment platform that requires no special hardware on the phone or at the point of sale. In short, paying with mobile phones will be as easy as downloading an app for both merchants and consumers.