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Top 20 Transactions Deals for February 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Uber Undisclosed Transactions Investment
2 $350,000,000 Ele.me Tencent, Sequoia Capital Transactions Investment
3 $324,510,900 Delivery Hero Undisclosed Transactions Investment
4 $280,000,000 Travelocity Expedia Transactions Acquisition
5 $250,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
6 $220,000,000 Instacart Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $200,000,000 Social Finance Consortium Transactions Investment
8 $171,117,750 Talabat.com Rocket Internet Transactions Acquisition
9 $134,000,000 Eat24 Yelp Transactions Acquisition
10 $126,000,000 HelloFresh Rocket Internet, Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
11 $117,000,000 Taboola Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $100,000,000 WorldRemit Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners Transactions Investment
13 $80,000,000 FreeCharge Consortium Transactions Investment
14 $75,000,000 Coinbase Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $70,000,000 Glassdoor Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $65,000,000 Porch.com Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $60,000,000 Betterment Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $58,000,000 TransferWise Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $50,000,000 Bill.com Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $40,000,000 ClassPass General Catalyst, Thrive Capital Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (CNBC)
  2. Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital (TechCrunch)
  3. Delivery Hero Raises €287M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  4. Expedia Inc acquires Travelocity in $280 million deal (Reuters)
  5. Lyft Seeks To Raise Another $250 Million At A $2 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  6. Instacart Closes $220M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Social Finance Raises $200M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Rocket Internet Acquires Talabat.com for €150M (FinSMEs)
  9. Yelp Acquires Eat24 for $134M (FinSMEs)
  10. HelloFresh Raises $126M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Taboola Completes $117M Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. WorldRemit Raises $100M Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. India’s FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons When They Pay Bills, Raises $80M Series C (TechCrunch)
  14. Coinbase Raises $75M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Glassdoor Raises $70M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Porch.com Raises over $65M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Betterment Raises $60M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. TransferWise Raises $58M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Bill.com Secures $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. ClassPass Raises $40M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Asia & Pacific Deals for February 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $600,000,000 Kuaidi Dache Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $590,000,000 Meizu Alibaba Group Holding Limited Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
3 $350,000,000 Ele.me Tencent, Sequoia Capital Transactions Investment
4 $161,000,000 Wanda E-commerce Centec Networks, Xude Rendao Ecommerce Investment
5 $140,000,000 Xero Accel Partners, Matrix Capital Management Software & Services Investment
6 $100,000,000 Beibei.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $100,000,000 APUS Group Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $100,000,000 Ymatou Sailing Capital International Ecommerce Investment
9 $80,000,000 FreeCharge Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $56,000,000 Antuit Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital Software & Services Investment
11 $36,000,000 Metaps Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $30,000,000 Practo Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners Transactions Investment
13 $26,000,000 Brainbees Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $25,000,000 Carmudi Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $20,000,000 Lizhi.FM Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $20,000,000 Stayzilla Undisclosed Transactions Investment
17 $14,800,000 Muse & Co. Mixi Ecommerce Acquisition
18 $13,000,000 Capital Float Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $10,000,000 Lalamove Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $7,769,500 Icon TechnologyOne Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Meizu Receives US$590M Minority Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  3. Food Delivery Service Ele.me Raises $350M From Tencent, Sequoia Capital (TechCrunch)
  4. Wanda E-commerce Raises $161M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Xero raises $140 million to fund US and UK growth (StartupSmart)
  6. Capital Today, New Horizon Lead $100M Series C In Beibei.Com (China Money Network)
  7. APUS Group Raises $100M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Cross-border Shopping Site Ymatou Pockets US$100M Series B Funding (TechNode)
  9. India’s FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons When They Pay Bills, Raises $80M Series C (TechCrunch)
  10. Antuit Secured up to $56M (FinSMEs)
  11. Metaps Completes $36M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Practo Closes $30M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Brainbees Solutions Raises $26M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Rocket Internet-Backed Car Listings Site Carmudi Raises $25M To Fuel Growth In Asia And Mexico (TechCrunch)
  15. Xiaomi, Shunwei, Matrix In $20M Series C For Lizhi.FM (China Money Network)
  16. India’s Stayzilla Raises $20M For Its Hybrid Hotel/Airbnb-Like Booking Service (TechCrunch)
  17. Not satisfied with Monster Strike, Mixi acquires Japanese fashion startup (Tech In Asia)
  18. Capital Float Raises $13M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Lalamove Raises $10M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. TechnologyOne acquires Icon for AUD 10 mln (Telecompaper)

India’s FreeCharge Raises $33M Series B

Commentary

Consumers love getting free items and FreeCharge, India’s number one online recharge app, knows this all too well. What makes FreeCharge tick is their clever business model, rewarding users post purchase. The website allows prepaid mobile phone users to recharge their phones and pay utility bills online. The amount paid by the user is given back in the form of freebies and special offers from merchants like McDonalds, CCD, Costa Coffee and others. The site has become so popular in India that investors have now come to the party. In 2011, the company received seed funding from Sequoia Capital, followed by a Series A in 2012.

Today, FreeCharge raised $33M Series B funding again from Sequoia Capital, as well as Sofine and RuNet. Read about the story here.