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Weekly Featured Company: Houzz

Founded Headquarters Sector Employees Revenue Total Investment Recent Investment
2009 Palo Alto, California Transactions 300  $213.6M  $165 M
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Power Houzz

Renovating a home can be nerve-wracking. There are just too many things to do: you need to manage a budget, select a contractor, and make numerous decorating decisions. Leading renovation and design company Houzz has helped change all that. Houzz makes home renovations so much easier by giving homeowners a platform that provides hundreds of design suggestions, renovation tips, and over 600,000 architects and contractors to choose from. The platform also allows users to purchase home products from thousands of online retailers. What makes Houzz one-of-a-kind is it has successfully built a marketplace that combines community, content and commerce and created a flourishing ecosystem where homeowners, service providers and even manufacturers can interact with each other. Only six years in business, Houzz was recently valued at $2.3 billion and has raised $213.6 million total funding from various investors.

 

Top 20 Transactions Deals for November 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
2 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
3 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $1,000,000,000 Ebates Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
5 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
6 $475,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $350,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment
8 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
9 $250,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $210,000,000 Olacabs SoftBank Transactions Investment
11 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
12 $200,000,000 LY.com Ctrip Transactions Investment
13 $200,000,000 Viator TripAdvisor Transactions Acquisition
14 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
15 $165,000,000 Houzz Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $150,000,000 Houzz Undisclosed Transactions Investment
17 $140,000,000 Kobalt Music Group Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $135,000,000 Pluralsight Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $128,756,800 Momondo Group Great Hill Partners Transactions Investment
20 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition

More information

  1. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  2. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  3. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  4. Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion (TechCrunch)
  5. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  6. Airbnb closes $475 million funding round (Fortune)
  7. Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding (TechCrunch)
  8. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  9. Lyft Raises $250 Million Series D To Fight The Car Wars (Forbes.com)
  10. Olacabs raises $210 million from Japan’s SoftBank Corp; enters $1b Club (Economic Times)
  11. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  12. China’s Ctrip invests over $200 million in an online ticketing site (Tech In Asia)
  13. Travel Site TripAdvisor To Acquire Viator For Approximately $200M (Forbes)
  14. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  15. Houzz Raises $165M Series D Funding Round Led By Sequoia To Fuel International Expansion (TechCrunch)
  16. Home Deco Site Houzz Raises $150M At A $2.3B Post-Money Valuation (TechCrunch)
  17. Kobalt Raises $140M To Scale Up Its Digital Royalty Collection Business (TechCrunch)
  18. Pluralsight Closes $135M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Momondo Group raises £80 million from Great Hill Partners (TNOOZ)
  20. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)

Weekly Update – October 7, 2014

      Total Deal Value (USD) –  $1,150,818,624                                 Total Deal Number – 85

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $200,000,000 Shopkick SK Planet Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $165,000,000 Houzz Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $75,000,000 Credit Karma Consortium Software & Services Investment
4 $55,000,000 Anki Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $50,000,000 Deem Undisclosed Marketing Investment
6 $50,000,000 Dollar Shave Club Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $50,000,000 Reddit Consortium Media Investment
8 $40,000,000 Remind Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $38,000,000 InnoLight Technology Google Capital, Lightspeed China Partners Software & Services Investment
10 $36,300,000 ReWalk Robotics Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Public
11 $30,000,000 Xceed Technologies Anite Software & Services Acquisition
12 $26,000,000 Qubit Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $25,700,000 GoodData Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $19,000,000 HWW Gracenote Media Investment
15 $18,600,000 Netpulse Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $17,000,000 Glow Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $16,000,000 Helium FirstMark Capital, Khosla Ventures Software & Services Investment
18 $15,000,000 Appboy Consortium Marketing Investment
19 $15,000,000 Datorama Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $15,000,000 Zafin Kayne Partners Software & Services Investment
21 $13,000,000 Tile Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
22 $12,000,000 Scribble Technologies Consortium Software & Services Investment
23 $11,000,000 Internships.com Chegg Transactions Acquisition
24 $10,000,000 Lever Matrix Partners Transactions Investment
25 $10,000,000 Sharethrough Consortium Marketing Investment
26 $9,700,000 Dwolla Consortium Software & Services Investment
27 $9,100,000 Ingogo UBS, Canaccord Genuity Mobile & Apps Investment
28 $8,000,000 Opal Madrona Venture Group Software & Services Investment
29 $6,500,000 Navdy Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
30 $6,500,000 Netuitive Consortium Software & Services Investment
31 $6,000,000 AnyPresence Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
32 $6,000,000 Food52 Consortium Media Investment
33 $5,800,000 Stratos Consortium Software & Services Investment
34 $5,500,000 365Scores Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
35 $4,000,000 Argus Cyber Security Consortium Software & Services Investment
36 $4,000,000 Insightpool Consortium Marketing Investment
37 $4,000,000 Rowl Consortium Media Investment
38 $4,000,000 Superpedestrian Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
39 $3,500,000 Expensify Consortium Software & Services Investment
40 $3,200,000 ZenMate Consortium Software & Services Investment
41 $3,100,000 CloudHelix Consortium Software & Services Investment
42 $3,100,000 Front Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
43 $2,794,662 CogBooks Consortium Software & Services Investment
44 $2,500,000 Sourcery Consortium Transactions Investment
45 $2,400,000 Wercker Consortium Software & Services Investment
46 $2,300,000 Eve Consortium Software & Services Investment
47 $2,200,000 15 Five Consortium Software & Services Investment
48 $2,200,000 MoviePass Consortium Transactions Investment
49 $2,000,000 Hipcamp Consortium Transactions Investment
50 $2,000,000 Locqus Moneris Solutions Software & Services Investment
51 $2,000,000 Octopus Red Gate Software & Services Investment
52 $1,892,827 Plyce Caloga, BpiFrance Mobile & Apps Investment
53 $1,743,210 Tinybeans Undisclosed Media Investment
54 $1,600,000 Physitrack Crown Ocean Capital Software & Services Investment
55 $1,600,000 Pomelo Consortium Ecommerce Investment
56 $1,500,000 Architizer Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
57 $1,500,000 Brewbot Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
58 $1,500,000 Viyet Consortium Ecommerce Investment
59 $1,400,000 Ritot Indiegogo Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
60 $1,300,000 Privcap Media Consortium Media Investment
61 $1,065,000 BillGuard OurCrowd Software & Services Investment
62 $1,000,000 Inbox Silicon Valley Bank Software & Services Investment
63 $1,000,000 MedAware OurCrowd, GE Ventures Software & Services Investment
64 $1,000,000 Remerge Point Nine Capital Marketing Investment
65 $1,000,000 Rootstock Software Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
66 $975,000 Roost Consortium Software & Services Investment
67 $809,145 Spacious Undisclosed Transactions Investment
68 $800,000 WICASTR Granatus Ventures Software & Services Investment
69 $700,000 Numerous Consortium Software & Services Investment
70 $650,000 Grasswire Consortium Media Investment
71 $650,000 Hostel Rocket Great Oaks Venture Capital Transactions Investment
72 $638,780 Semafone Consortium Software & Services Investment
73 $500,000 AmazingHiring Altair, SMRK VC Fund Transactions Investment
74 $500,000 Baremetrics General Catalyst Software & Services Investment
75 $500,000 Woto Ingenious Ventures, Galata Business Angels Software & Services Investment
76 Undisclosed Gaadi Web Cardekho Transactions Acquisition
77 Undisclosed Spaces Slack Software & Services Acquisition
78 Undisclosed Adaptive Path Capital One Marketing Acquisition
79 Undisclosed DCI Design Communications Light Beam Capital Software & Services Investment
80 Undisclosed isentium Marc Spilker, David Heller Software & Services Investment
81 Undisclosed Meetyl Glass, Lewis & Co. Software & Services Acquisition
82 Undisclosed Move News Corp. Transactions Acquisition
83 Undisclosed Ncyclo SNS Software & Services Investment
84 Undisclosed Socialarc Sparkpr Marketing Acquisition
85 Undisclosed Vendavo Francisco Partners Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Shopkick Bought for $200 Million (MediaPost)
  2. Houzz Raises $165M Series D Funding Round Led By Sequoia To Fuel International Expansion (TechCrunch)
  3. Credit Karma Raises $75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. Toy car start-up Anki raises $55m (Develop)
  5. Deem grabs $50M to help companies maximize their bottom lines (update) (VentureBeat)
  6. Dollar Shave Club Closes $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise (TechCrunch)
  8. Remind Closes $40M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. InnoLight Technology Closes $38M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. ReWalk Robotics Completes IPO Raising $36.3M (FinSMEs)
  11. Acquisition – Network Testing significantly expands its data analytics capability
    (Anite.com)
  12. Qubit Raises $26M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. GoodData Completes $25.7M Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Gracenote targets Australia with $19M buy-up of TV & movie data provider HWW (VentureBeat)
  15. Netpulse Secures $18.6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Glow brings in $17M in new funding, puts big data to work for women’s health (VentureBeat)
  17. Shawn Fanning’s connected hardware platform Helium raises nearly $16M (VentureBeat)
  18. Appboy Closes $15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Datorama Raises $15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Zafin Receives $15M investment from Kayne Partners (FinSMEs)
  21. Tile has $13M and dreams of helping Android users find their keys, too (VentureBeat)
  22. Scribble Technologies Closes $12M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  23. Internships.com Acquired for $11 Million (Domain Investing)
  24. Lever Raises $10M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  25. Sharethrough Raises $10M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  26. Payment Network Dwolla Picks Up A Strategic $9.7M Led By CME Group (TechCrunch)
  27. Taxi app Ingogo raises $9.1 million, with $1.2 million through crowd equity (StartupSmart)
  28. Opal raises $8M for cloud marketing platform (VentureBeat)
  29. Navdy Closes $6.5M Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  30. Netuitive Secures $6.5m in Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  31. AnyPresence Raises $6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  32. Cooking Site And Online Shop Food52 Picks Up $6 Million More (TechCrunch)
  33. Stratos Secures $5.8M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  34. 365Scores Secures $5.5M (FinSMEs)
  35. Argus Cyber Security Raises $4M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  36. Insightpool Raises $4M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  37. Rowl Raises $4M To Help You Find The Heart Of Saturday Night (Or Any Night) (TechCrunch)
  38. Superpedestrian Raises $4M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  39. With $3.5 Million In New Funding, Expensify Targets Concur Customers (TechCrunch)
  40. ZenMate Scores $3.2M Series A For Its VPN-Style Private Browsing Service (TechCrunch)
  41. Network monitoring startup CloudHelix pins down $3.1M (VentureBeat)
  42. Shared Inbox Front Pulls $3.1 Million To Optimize Your Email Workflow (TechCrunch)
  43. CogBooks Raises £1.75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  44. With $2.5M in tow, Sourcery is helping professional kitchens better source their food (VentureBeat)
  45. Wercker Raises $2.4M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  46. Eve Raises $2.3M To Rethink Programming (TechCrunch)
  47. 15 Five Raises $2.2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  48. Offering A Subscription Service To Make Movies Cheaper, MoviePass Premiers $2.2 Million Financing Round (TechCrunch)
  49. Hipcamp Cooks Up $2M Seed To Get People Camping (TechCrunch)
  50. Locqus grabs $2M to help employees in the field skip the trip to the office (VentureBeat)
  51. Octopus Deploy gets set to unfurl its tentacles after $2 million investment from Red Gate (StartupSmart)
  52. Mobile shopping startup Plyce raises €1.5 Million from Caloga & BpiFrance (Rude Baguette)
  53. Tinybeans sprout with a $2 million capital raise (StartupSmart)
  54. Physitrack Raises USD$1.6M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  55. Pomelo gets $1.6M early stage funding to spread Korean fashion in Southeast Asia (Tech In Asia)
  56. Architizer receives funding (SEC.GOV)
  57. Brewbot nabs $1.5M to get more people brewing their own beer (VentureBeat)
  58. Viyet Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  59. The “Impossible” Projection Watch Hits $1.4 Million In Crowdfunding (TechCrunch)
  60. Privcap Media Closes $1.3m Funding (FinSMEs)
  61. BillGuard Secures $1,065,000 New Funding Round (Agile Equity)
  62. Inbox Closes $1M Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  63. MedAware Completes $1M Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  64. Berlin-Based Adtech Startup Remerge Raises $1M For Its Mobile App Marketing Platform (TechCrunch)
  65. Salesforce-backed resource management company Rootstock Software grabs $1M (VentureBeat)
  66. Roost Raises $975K in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  67. Spacious Secures £500,000 Seed Round To Match London Startups To Office Space (TechCrunch)
  68. CLOUD-BASED DIGITAL CONTENT DELIVERY PLATFORM WICASTR RAISES US$800,000 LED FROM GRANATUS VENTURES (Granatus Ventures)
  69. Big Data for the little people: App developer Numerous snags funding (Biz Journals)
  70. Grasswire Gets $650K (Tech Rockies)
  71. Hostel Rocket Arrives On Mobile, Making It Easy To Book Hostel Stays Worldwide (Graphucker)
  72. Semafone Secures £4M Growth Capital (FinSMEs)
  73. Igor Ryabenkiy and venture fund SMRK invest $500k in AmazingHiring (Rusbase)
  74. Baremetrics Raises $500K from General Catalyst (FinSMEs)
  75. If you wanted a middle ground between Twitter and blogs, Woto is it — and it just raised $800K (VentureBeat)
  76. Cardekho Acquires Ibibo Group Owned Gaadi.Com (Inc42)
  77. Slack Buys a Collaboration Tool in First Acquisition (Wall Street Journal)
  78. Design Firm Adaptive Path Acquired By Capital One (TechCrunch)
  79. DCI Design Communications Receives Growth Equity Investment from Light Beam Capital (FinSMEs)
  80. isentium Received Investment (FinSMEs)
  81. Meetyl Acquired By Glass, Lewis & Co. (Silicon Tap)
  82. News Corp To Acquire Move, Inc. (MarketWatch)
  83. Ncyclo Closes Venture Funding (FinSMEs)
  84. Sparkpr acquires Socialarc (PE HUB)
  85. Francisco Partners to Acquire Business-to-Business Pricing Leader Vendavo, Inc. (Sacramento Business Journals)

Top 20 Transactions Deals for September 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
2 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
3 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $1,000,000,000 Ebates Rakuten Transactions Acquisition
5 $658,969,500 Wotif Expedia Transactions Acquisition
6 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
7 $475,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
8 $350,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
10 $250,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
12 $200,000,000 LY.com Ctrip Transactions Investment
13 $200,000,000 Viator TripAdvisor Transactions Acquisition
14 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
15 $150,000,000 Houzz Undisclosed Transactions Investment
16 $140,000,000 Kobalt Music Group Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $135,000,000 Pluralsight Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
19 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
20 $112,000,000 Borro Victory Park Capital Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  2. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  3. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  4. Rakuten Buys Ebates For $1 Billion (TechCrunch)
  5. Expedia, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Wotif Group (The Wall Street Journal)
  6. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  7. Airbnb closes $475 million funding round (Fortune)
  8. Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding (TechCrunch)
  9. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  10. Lyft Raises $250 Million Series D To Fight The Car Wars (Forbes.com)
  11. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  12. China’s Ctrip invests over $200 million in an online ticketing site (Tech In Asia)
  13. Travel Site TripAdvisor To Acquire Viator For Approximately $200M (Forbes)
  14. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  15. Home Deco Site Houzz Raises $150M At A $2.3B Post-Money Valuation (TechCrunch)
  16. Kobalt Raises $140M To Scale Up Its Digital Royalty Collection Business (TechCrunch)
  17. Pluralsight Closes $135M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  19. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  20. Borro Closes $112M Financing with Victory Park Capital (FinSMEs)