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Disrupting fitness

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From transportation to finance to the hospitality industry, tech startups like Airbnb, the Lending Club and Uber are disrupting traditional business models and reinventing the way we do things. But who would have thought that the good ol’ gym would be disrupted as well? Fitmob, a startup from San Francisco, is doing just that. Fitmob works by connecting people through local, indoor and outdoor group workouts with high-quality trainers. Through Fitmob’s mobile app and website, fitness enthusiasts can find local workouts in a park or in an indoor gym. Clients simply sign up, pay via credit card and attend the class. Fitmob offers as many as 30 different workouts per week, giving its clients a wide range of activities to choose from. Anyone can join the workouts and the first week is free for new members.

Founded by Snapfish CEO and Mayfield VC Raj Kapoor and Ness Computing co-founder and former Palantir Engineer Paul Twohey, Fitmob is the darling of VCs and has recently announced that it raised an additional $5 million from a consortium of investors. You can read about the funding here.

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for March 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $215,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $68,720,000 Hoccer Media Ventures GmbH Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $30,000,000 Whisper Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $29,000,000 Tedemis Criteo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $28,850,000 Hailo Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $25,000,000 Mendix Battery Ventures, Prime Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $20,000,000 Shazam Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $18,800,000 Truecaller Sequoia Capital, Open Ocean Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $12,000,000 Woowa Bros. CyberAgent Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $11,200,000 Tactile Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $10,750,000 Slyce Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $10,000,000 Secret Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $9,750,000 Fitmob Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $9,000,000 Wickr Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $8,500,000 ClassDojo Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  3. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  4. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  5. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  6. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  7. Hoccer Raises €50M (FinSMEs)
  8. Secret-Sharing App Whisper Raising Another $30 Million at $200 Million Valuation (Recode)
  9. Criteo Acquires Tedemis For $29 Million, Proving There Is A Nascent Exit Market In France (TechCrunch)
  10. Cab booking app Hailo raises £17.5m to expand service (London Loves Business)
  11. Mendix, An App-Builder Platform For The Enterprise, Closes $25M Series B Led By Battery Ventures (TechCrunch)
  12. Shazam Raises $20M (FinSMEs)
  13. Truecaller Lands $18.8M Series B From Sequoia, Partners With Yelp To Verify Business Numbers (TechCrunch)
  14. CyberAgent Ventures invests in Korean app developer Woowa Bros (e27)
  15. Tactile Raises $11.2M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Toronto visual search company Slyce gets $10.75 million in funding (GlobalPost)
  17. Secret Raises $10M (FinSMEs)
  18. Fitness startup Fitmob gets $9.75M in Series A funding to unleash “Weapons of Ass Reduction” on SF (Gigaom)
  19. Wickr Raises $9M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. ClassDojo raises $8.5M to put digital gold stars on your kid’s digital folder (Venture Beat)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for February 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $29,000,000 Tedemis Criteo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $28,850,000 Hailo Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $25,000,000 Mendix Battery Ventures, Prime Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $18,800,000 Truecaller Sequoia Capital, Open Ocean Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $9,750,000 Fitmob Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $7,000,000 Glooko Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $7,000,000 Noom Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $6,300,000 Aisle411 Consotium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $5,395,500 Smart Education CyberAgent, Infinity Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $5,000,000 Apportable Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $5,000,000 bigtincan Southern Cross Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $4,800,000 Mobeam Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $3,700,000 YEVVO Aleph, Entrée Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $3,250,000 FarFaria Inventus Capital Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $3,000,000 mobME Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  3. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  4. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  5. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  6. Criteo Acquires Tedemis For $29 Million, Proving There Is A Nascent Exit Market In France (TechCrunch)
  7. Cab booking app Hailo raises £17.5m to expand service (London Loves Business)
  8. Mendix, An App-Builder Platform For The Enterprise, Closes $25M Series B Led By Battery Ventures (TechCrunch)
  9. Truecaller Lands $18.8M Series B From Sequoia, Partners With Yelp To Verify Business Numbers (TechCrunch)
  10. Fitness startup Fitmob gets $9.75M in Series A funding to unleash “Weapons of Ass Reduction” on SF (Gigaom)
  11. Glooko Raises $7M in Series A-1 Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Noom Closes $7M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. $6.3M raised by Aisle411 Inc (Aisle411)
  14. Education App, Smart Education Raises 550M Yen Accelerating Global Expansion / TechCrunch Japan (Venture News)
  15. Apportable Raises $5M (FinSMEs)
  16. bigtincan Raises $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. New $4.8M round raised by Mobeam, Inc (Market Brief)
  18. YEVVO Closes $3.7M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. FarFaria Raises $3.25M To Bring Children’s Books To The iPad (And Eventually Other Devices) (TechCrunch)
  20. MobME Postpones IPO Plans; Raises Angel Funding (Medianama)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for January 2014

 

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $25,000,000 Mendix Battery Ventures, Prime Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $28,850,000 Hailo Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $9,750,000 Fitmob Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $7,000,000 Glooko Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $6,300,000 Aisle411 Consotium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $4,800,000 Mobeam Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $3,000,000 mobME Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $2,300,000 Onit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $2,000,000 Heyday Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $2,000,000 MobStac Accel Partners, Cisco Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $1,650,000 m›PATH JUMP Investors Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $1,500,000 Smile Family Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $1,200,000 First Opinion Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $1,200,000 Mindie Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $750,000 Tales2Go NewSchools Venture Fund, Maryland Venture Fund Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $500,000 Shuttersong Gil Anderson Mobile & Apps Investment
19 Undisclosed SnappyCam Apple Mobile & Apps Acquisition
20 Undisclosed Collaborate.com Cisco Mobile & Apps Acquisition

More information

  1. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  2. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  3. Mendix, An App-Builder Platform For The Enterprise, Closes $25M Series B Led By Battery Ventures (TechCrunch)
  4. Cab booking app Hailo raises £17.5m to expand service (London Loves Business)
  5. Fitness startup Fitmob gets $9.75M in Series A funding to unleash “Weapons of Ass Reduction” on SF (Gigaom)
  6. Glooko Raises $7M in Series A-1 Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. $6.3M raised by Aisle411 Inc (Aisle411)
  8. New $4.8M round raised by Mobeam, Inc (Market Brief)
  9. MobME Postpones IPO Plans; Raises Angel Funding (Medianama)
  10. Onit, Inc raises $2.3M (Market Brief)
  11. Heyday Launches with $2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. MobStac Raises $2M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  13. m›PATH Raises $1.65M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Backed By $1.5 Million, Smile Mom Debuts A Mobile Community For Nearby Moms (TechCrunch)
  15. With $1.2M From Greylock, Yuri Milner And 500 Startups, First Opinion Lets You Text A Doctor Anytime (TechCrunch)
  16. 3 Months after launch, “MTV for Mobile” Mindie raises $1.2M led by SV Angels & Dave Morin (Rude Baguette)
  17. To Let Kids Listen to Stories Online and Offline, Tales2Go Raises $750K (PEVC)
  18. Shuttersong Closes $500K Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed] (TechCrunch)
  20. Cisco buys mobile collaboration company (ARN)