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Top 20 Media Deals for January 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
2 $333,684,900 Immediate Media Co. Hubert Burda Media Media Acquisition
3 $100,000,000 Zhihu Consortium Media Investment
4 $58,000,000 Chushou GGV Capital, Shunwei Capital Media Investment
5 $40,000,000 The Players’ Tribune Undisclosed Media Investment
6 $36,000,000 Kuaikan Comic Consortium Media Investment
7 $27,500,000 Whistle Sports Consortium Media Investment
8 $25,000,000 HOOQ Consortium Media Investment
9 $21,000,000 Er Geng Consortium Media Investment
10 $10,000,000 Ozy Media GSV Capital Media Investment
11 $8,000,000 Niangao-mama Matrix Partners China, Ziniu Fund Media Investment
12 $5,000,000 Share Rocket Consortium Media Investment
13 $4,290,000 MainStreaming United Ventures Media Investment
14 $3,500,000 Viibar Dentsu Digital Holdings, Globis Capital Partners Media Investment
15 $3,000,000 Wikimedia Foundation Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Media Investment
16 $2,300,000 The Athletic Consortium Media Investment
17 $2,250,000 Laugh.ly Eli Lilly Media Investment
18 $1,700,000 One Degree Consortium Media Investment
19 $1,700,000 UberCloud Earlybird Venture Capital Media Investment
20 $1,674,020 BBuzzArt Mirae Asset Venture Investment, POSCO Venture Capital Media Investment

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  1. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  2. Germany’s Hubert Burda Media buys Radio Times and other UK magazines for £270m (City A.M.)
  3. Zhihu crowned China’s first knowledge sharing unicorn with 100m USD series D (Technode)
  4. GGV, Shunwei lead $58M Round In Games Streaming Start-Up (China Money Network)
  5. IVP STEPS UP TO THE PLATE WITH THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE (IVP)
  6. Tiantu leads $36m round for China comic site (AVCJ)
  7. Whistle Sports grabs $27.5 mln Series C (PE HUB)
  8. Asian Netflix challenger HOOQ raises $25M more from Singtel, Sony and Warner (TechCrunch)
  9. China: Media startup Er Geng raises $21m; Travel management platform Meiya bags $17m (Deal Street Asia)
  10. Ozy Media Raises $10 Million to Expand Video, Events (WSJ)
  11. Matrix Partners China leads $8m financing in parenting startup Niangao-mama (Deal Street Asia)
  12. Share Rocket Secures $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Milan video startup MainStreaming scores €4 million in cash for cache-free live video streaming (Geektime)
  14. Japan’s video production startup Viibar finds $3.5M in funding, partners with Nikkei (The Bridge)
  15. Wikimedia Foundation receives $3 million grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to make freely licensed images accessible and reusable across the web (Wikimedia)
  16. The Athletic Raises $2.3M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Stand-up comedy streaming app Laugh.ly raises $2.25M (Vator )
  18. One Degree Raises over $1.7 Million from National Funders (1degree)
  19. UberCloud Closes $1.7M Pre-A Round (VC News Daily)
  20. Social art platform BBuzzArt lands 2 billion won in Series A investment (Venture Square)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for January 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,100,000,000 Koubei.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $215,000,000 Mobike Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $100,000,000 Xueba100.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $80,000,000 Rounds Kik Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $57,000,000 FreeCharge Snapdeal Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $23,500,000 Payfone Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $20,000,000 Button Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $15,000,000 Lola Travel Company, Inc. Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $15,000,000 MobileCause Level Equity Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $14,600,000 TripActions Arif Janmohamed, Oren Zeev Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $13,000,000 Resy Network Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $12,000,000 Fuse Alliance Venture, Northzone Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $7,614,540 Ddocdoc Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $5,000,000 EmployeeChannel, Inc. Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $4,000,000 OOHLALA Mobile Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $3,300,000 Prattle Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $3,286,305 QikServe Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $3,220,920 Budbee Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $3,000,000 Postr Media Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $3,000,000 D8ii Limited Kuvera Capital Group Mobile & Apps Investment

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  1. Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion (TechCrunch)
  2. China’s Mobike raises $215M led by Tencent for its bicycle sharing service (TechCrunch)
  3. China VCs lead $100m round for local education app Xueba (AVCJ)
  4. Kik snaps up video chat app maker Rounds for a reported $60-$80 million (TechCrunch)
  5. FreeCharge receives $57 mn from Snapdeal (Tech Circle)
  6. Payfone Raises $23.5M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Tech Startup Button In $20M Series B (PYMNTS)
  8. Kayak co-founder Paul English raises $15M for his travel startup Lola (TechCrunch)
  9. MobileCause Raises $15m in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. TripActions launches its business travel app and unveils a $14.6 million round (VentureBeat)
  11. Airbnb Invests in Restaurant Reservation App Resy (The Daily Meal)
  12. UX tool suite Fuse raises $12M to make apps prettier and more productive (TechCrunch)
  13. Hospital search app Ddocdoc lands additional 9 billion won investment (VentureSquare)
  14. EmployeeChannel, Inc., a Leading Provider of Mobile Apps for Employee Engagement and Communication, Raises $5M Series A to Fund Growth (EmployeeChannel)
  15. Oohlala aims to school the university-specific app space with a $4M Series A (TechCrunch)
  16. Prattle Raises $3.3m Seed Round Led by GCM Grosvenor (PR Newswire)
  17. QikServe Raises £2.7M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Swedish delivery startup Budbee raises €3 million (Tech.eu)
  19. POSTR raises $3 million for APAC expansion (Voxy)
  20. D8ii announces US$3 million fundraising round (The Nation)

Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for January 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $140,000,000 Proterra Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $109,000,000 Ring Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
3 $91,000,000 Golan Telecom Electra Consumer Products Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $30,000,000 Gilo Industries Kuang-Chi Group Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $23,000,000 Divergent3D Horizons Ventures, Altran Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $22,000,000 Digilens Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
7 $20,000,000 HealthWatch Yiling Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
8 $18,000,000 Rethink Robotics Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
9 $17,506,335 Starship Technologies Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
10 $15,625,000 Sarcos Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
11 $15,000,000 The Finally Light Bulb Company Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
12 $15,000,000 CorePhotonics Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
13 $14,968,299 EasyMile Alstom Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $11,600,000 VisIC Technologies Birch Investment Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $7,500,000 Scandit Atomico Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $6,000,000 Lumus Alibaba Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
17 $5,000,000 EQtainment Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $5,000,000 Eight Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
19 $4,100,000 CannaKorp Singularity Capital Management Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $3,500,000 APANA Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

More information

  1. This electric bus company just raised $140 million (TechCrunch)
  2. Ring raises $109M to help build safer neighbourhoods, sights still set on IPO (TechCrunch)
  3. Electra Acquires Golan Telecom For $91 Million (News18)
  4. Dorset-based aeropsace tech startup Gilo Industries raises $30m (Tech City News)
  5. Divergent 3D Gets $23M For Automotive 3D Printing Technology (SocalTech)
  6. Digilens Raises $22M Series B Financing (VC News Daily)
  7. Israeli HealthWatch – inspired by founder’s father’s heart attack – receives $20M to enter China (Geektime)
  8. Rethink Robotics Adds $18M to Funding Pot Amid Automation Debate (Xconomy)
  9. Starship Technologies Raises €16.5M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Sarcos Robotics Holds Second Close of $15.625m Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Finally Gets $15M Jolt For New Take on Nikola Tesla Lightbulb Tech (Xconomy)
  12. Corephotonics raises $15 million from Samsung, Foxconn, MediaTek (Reuters)
  13. Alstom invests in EasyMile, a start-up developing electric driverless shuttles (Alstrom)
  14. VisIC Technologies Raises $11.6M (No Camels)
  15. Scandit Raises $7.5m in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Augmented reality lens maker Lumus conjures up a $6M investment from Alibaba (Geektime)
  17. Education startup EQtainment raises $5 million to nurture your child’s emotional and social intelligence (VentureBeat)
  18. Smart’ Mattress Company Eight Raises $5 Million Series A To Track Your Sleep (Forbes)
  19. CannaKorp Closes $4.1M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Apana raises $3.5M to help businesses save money by controlling water use (Geekwire)