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Time to give a hoot?

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Hootsuite is on a roll. With more that 10 million users that includes 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies, Hootsuite is now the leading social media relationship platform in the world. Today, the company announced that it has received yet another round of funding. Earlier this month, the company already raised $35 million Series C from Fidelity Investments and today; it raised an additional $60 million Series D from a consortium of investors. The investments bring Hoosuite’s current funding to a total of $250 million. Another thing to hoot about is the company also snapped up Zeetl, a social telephony and messaging platform that allows its users to call and message their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn friends for free without needing to know phone numbers. The acquisition will allow Hootsuite to include voice technology into its popular social media platform.

Read more about these latest developments here.

Top 20 Investments for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,530,000,000 Supercell SoftBank, GungHo Games Investment
2 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
3 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
6 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
7 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
9 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
10 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $250,000,000 Spotify Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
12 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
13 $206,000,000 ShopRunner Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
14 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
15 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $200,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $200,000,000 Airbnb Founders Fund Transactions Investment
18 $196,500,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
19 $180,000,000 Composite Software Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $165,000,000 HootSuite Consortium Marketing Investment

More information

  1. Supercell Receives $1.53BN Investment (FinSMEs)
  2. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  3. Here’s the full list of companies that invested $1 billion into BlackBerry, plus interim CEO has a base salary of $1 million (Mobile Syrup)
  4. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  5. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  6. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  7. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  9. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  10. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  11. Technology Crossover Ventures Funds All Of Spotify’s $250M International Growth Round (TechCrunch)
  12. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  13. Alibaba leads $206M financing in Amazon rival ShopRunner (CNET)
  14. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  16. India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors (Techcrunch)
  17. Airbnb’s Nate Blecharczyk Confirms It Raised A $200M Round Led By Founders Fund (TechCrunch)
  18. Palantir Technologies Raises $196.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Cisco Acquires Composite Software for $180,000,000 (Xconomy)
  20. HootSuite Raises $165M Series B Round From Insight, Accel And OMERS To Go Large On Enterprise Social Media Monitoring (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $600,000,000 Neolane Adobe Marketing Acquisition
2 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
3 $350,000,000 MoPub Twitter Marketing Acquisition
4 $165,000,000 HootSuite Consortium Marketing Investment
5 $125,000,000 Channel Intelligence Google Marketing Acquisition
6 $119,000,000 Aggregate Knowledge Neustar Marketing Acquisition
7 $75,000,000 AppNexus Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $68,000,000 Brand Networks AEA Investors Marketing Investment
9 $60,000,000 Domo Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $60,000,000 Videology Consortium Marketing Investment
11 $50,000,000 Extreme Reach Spectrum Equity Marketing Investment
12 $42,800,000 BrightEdge Consortium Marketing Investment
13 $38,000,000 MarketShare FTV Capital, Elevation Partners Marketing Investment
14 $30,000,000 Alloy Digital ABS Capital Partners Marketing Investment
15 $30,000,000 Relationship Science Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $30,000,000 Hearsay Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates Marketing Investment
17 $21,200,000 TubeMogul Digital Advertising Consortium, Omnibus Marketing Investment
18 $20,000,000 iPinYou Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $20,000,000 Collective Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $20,000,000 Gainsight Consortium Marketing Investment

More information

  1. Adobe Acquires Conversational Marketing Platform Neolane For $600M In Cash To Bolster Its Marketing Cloud (Techcrunch)
  2. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  3. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)
  4. HootSuite Raises $165M Series B Round From Insight, Accel And OMERS To Go Large On Enterprise Social Media Monitoring (TechCrunch)
  5. Google Acquires Channel Intelligence For $125M To Boost Product Referrals And E-Commerce With Users (Techcrunch)
  6. Neustar Buys Ad-Tech Firm Aggregate Knowledge for $119 Million (Mashable)
  7. Real-time Ad Bidding Platform AppNexus Raises $75M In Series D Funding (Techcrunch)
  8. Aiming To Be A One-Stop Shop For Social Marketing, Brand Networks Raises $68M In Its First Funding (Techcrunch)
  9. Omniture Co-Founder’s Business Intelligence SaaS Company Domo Raises $60M From GGV Capital, Jeff Bezos, Greylock And Others (TechCrunch)
  10. Another AdTech IPO? Videology Lands $60M From Catalyst, Comcast & Others As Online Video-Ad Market Booms (Techcrunch)
  11. Extreme Reach Receives $50M Investment from Spectrum Equity (FinSMEs)
  12. BrightEdge Raises $42.8M For Content Marketing And SEO (Techcrunch)
  13. MarketShare Raises $38M (FinSMEs)
  14. Alloy Digital raises $30m (C21 Media)
  15. RELATIONSHIP SCIENCE RAISES $30M IN FUNDING (FinSMEs)
  16. Hearsay Social Raises Another $30M To Help Businesses Grow Sales Through Social Media (TechCrunch)
  17. TubeMogul Raises $21.2M; Launches in Japan (FinSMEs)
  18. iPinYou Raises US$20M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Multi-screen ad firm Collective nets $20M from Cox, Samsung, & Accel (Venture Beat)
  20. Gainsight Raises $20M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Investments for September 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,530,000,000 Supercell SoftBank, GungHo Games Investment
2 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
3 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
5 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
6 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
7 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
8 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
9 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
11 $206,000,000 ShopRunner Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
12 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
13 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $200,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $200,000,000 Airbnb Founders Fund Transactions Investment
16 $196,500,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
17 $180,000,000 Composite Software Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $165,000,000 HootSuite Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $160,000,000 Nuomi Baidu Transactions Investment
20 $160,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Supercell Receives $1.53BN Investment (FinSMEs)
  2. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  3. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  4. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  5. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  6. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  8. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  9. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  10. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  11. Alibaba leads $206M financing in Amazon rival ShopRunner (CNET)
  12. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  14. India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors (Techcrunch)
  15. Airbnb’s Nate Blecharczyk Confirms It Raised A $200M Round Led By Founders Fund (TechCrunch)
  16. Palantir Technologies Raises $196.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Cisco Acquires Composite Software for $180,000,000 (Xconomy)
  18. HootSuite Raises $165M Series B Round From Insight, Accel And OMERS To Go Large On Enterprise Social Media Monitoring (TechCrunch)
  19. Confirmed: Baidu acquires majority stake in Renren’s daily deals site for $160 million (Tech in Asia)
  20. Flipkart Raises $160M in VC Funding (FinSMEs)