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The future of mobility

Commentary
The recent partnership between Apple and Didi Chuxing underscores the changing market dynamics in today’s auto industry. Consumers have started to shift from traditional car ownership to ride sharing, while tech companies are investing heavily in autonomous driving technologies in the hopes to make the roads safer and traveling more convenient. It’s a combination of these trends that has created a market conducive for partnerships and investments. In addition to Apple’s investment in Didi, other companies have recently partnered up, either to take on Uber or to explore the possibilities of autonomous cars. General Motors invested in Lyft, who has teamed up with Didi, Ola and Grab. Google has partnered with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Chinese rivals Alibaba and Tencent have both invested in Didi. In short, this market consists of many alliances and these partnerships will surely unlock new transportation experiences for consumers.

Top 20 Investments for January 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
2 $187,000,000 StorageCraft Technology TA Associates Software & Services Investment
3 $184,563,200 Skyscanner Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $160,000,000 WeLab Consortium Transactions Investment
5 $150,000,000 LendUp Consortium Transactions Investment
6 $145,000,000 CarTrade Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $107,931,000 Deezer Access Industries, Orange Media Investment
8 $94,500,000 Datadog Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $93,000,000 Grindr Beijing Kunlun World Wide Technology Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $76,000,000 ForeScout Technologies Wellington Management Company Software & Services Investment
11 $75,000,000 Pindrop Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $63,000,000 App Annie Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $56,000,000 BloomReach Consortium Marketing Investment
14 $52,000,000 Nubank Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $50,000,000 Digital Asset Holdings Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $50,000,000 FiveStars Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $50,000,000 FreedomPop Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $50,000,000 HighQ Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $50,000,000 JFrog Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $50,000,000 Malwarebytes Fidelity Management Research Company Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  2. StorageCraft Technology Receives $187M Investment from TA Associates (FinSMEs)
  3. Skyscanner Raises £128M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. WeLab Raised US$160M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. LendUp Raises $150M in Series B and Debt Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. CarTrade Raises $145M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Datadog Raises $94.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Gay dating app Grindr gets $93-million investment from Chinese company (LA Times)
  10. ForeScout Technologies Secures $76M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. Pindrop Raises $75M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. App Annie continues its conquest of Asia with a cool US$63M (e27)
  13. BloomReach lands $56M to deliver personalized marketing to every digital business (VentureBeat)
  14. Nubank Raises $52M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Digital Asset Holdings Raises more than $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. FiveStars Secures $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. FreedomPop Raises $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. HighQ completes $50 million growth financing round from One Peak Partners, Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking and Goldman Sachs Private Capital (Business Wire)
  19. JFrog Secures $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Malwarebytes Raises $50M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Transactions Deals for January 2016

 

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
2 $184,563,200 Skyscanner Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $160,000,000 WeLab Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $150,000,000 LendUp Consortium Transactions Investment
5 $145,000,000 CarTrade Consortium Transactions Investment
6 $52,000,000 Nubank Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $50,000,000 FiveStars Consortium Transactions Investment
8 $40,000,000 BlueVine Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $40,000,000 Olo The Raine Group Transactions Investment
10 $35,000,000 Swiggy Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $30,000,000 Patreon Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $28,000,000 Silvercar Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $27,500,000 Hometeam Consortium Transactions Investment
14 $25,000,000 Movinga Consortium Transactions Investment
15 $22,000,000 SmashFly Technologies Bessemer Venture Partners, OpenView Venture Partners Transactions Investment
16 $20,000,000 Bayut.com Undisclosed Transactions Investment
17 $20,000,000 Emerging Markets Property Group Undisclosed Transactions Investment
18 $17,000,000 LeisureLink Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $17,000,000 Quartzy Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $17,000,000 The Zebra Consortium Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  2. Skyscanner Raises £128M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. WeLab Raised US$160M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. LendUp Raises $150M in Series B and Debt Financing (FinSMEs)
  5. CarTrade Raises $145M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Nubank Raises $52M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. FiveStars Secures $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. BlueVine Closes $40M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Olo Receives $40M Minority Investment from The Raine Group (FinSMEs)
  10. Swiggy Raises Approx. $35M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Crowdfunding Platform Patreon Raises $30 Million In Series B Funding (Forbes)
  12. Silvercar Raises $28m in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Hometeam Secures $27.5M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Movinga, The European Online Removals Startup, Picks Up $25M Series B Round Led By Index (TechCrunch)
  15. SmashFly Technologies Raises $22M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. UAE-based Bayut.com closes $20m investment round (Construction Week Online)
  17. Parent company of Pakistani property portal Zameen gets US$20M (e27)
  18. LeisureLink Closes $17M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  19. Life Sciences Marketplace Quartzy Raises $17 Million To Build Up The Supply Side (TechCrunch)
  20. The Zebra, A “Kayak For Auto Insurance,” Grabs $17 Million To Better Educate Drivers About Rates & Coverage (TechCrunch)

Top 20 North American Deals for January 2016

 

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
2 $870,000,000 SolidFire NetApp Software & Services Acquisition
3 $275,000,000 iSIGHT Partners FireEye Software & Services Acquisition
4 $250,000,000 Gilt Groupe Hudson’s Bay Company Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $200,000,000 AddThis Oracle Marketing Acquisition
6 $187,000,000 StorageCraft Technology TA Associates Software & Services Investment
7 $150,000,000 LendUp Consortium Transactions Investment
8 $94,500,000 Datadog Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $93,000,000 Grindr Beijing Kunlun World Wide Technology Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $76,000,000 ForeScout Technologies Wellington Management Company Software & Services Investment
11 $75,000,000 Pindrop Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $63,000,000 App Annie Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $56,000,000 BloomReach Consortium Marketing Investment
14 $50,000,000 Digital Asset Holdings Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $50,000,000 FiveStars Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $50,000,000 FreedomPop Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $50,000,000 JFrog Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $50,000,000 Malwarebytes Fidelity Management Research Company Software & Services Investment
19 $50,000,000 Sisense Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $50,000,000 Zerto Consortium Software & Services Investment

More information

  1. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion (FinSMEs)
  2. NetApp to Acquire SolidFire, for $870M (FinSMEs)
  3. FireEye Acquires iSIGHT Partners for up to $275M (FinSMEs)
  4. Hudson’s Bay Company to Acquire Gilt Groupe for $250M (FinSMEs)
  5. Oracle Buys Audience Tracking Firm AddThis For Around $200M (TechCrunch)
  6. StorageCraft Technology Receives $187M Investment from TA Associates (FinSMEs)
  7. LendUp Raises $150M in Series B and Debt Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Datadog Raises $94.5M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Gay dating app Grindr gets $93-million investment from Chinese company (LA Times)
  10. ForeScout Technologies Secures $76M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. Pindrop Raises $75M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. App Annie continues its conquest of Asia with a cool US$63M (e27)
  13. BloomReach lands $56M to deliver personalized marketing to every digital business (VentureBeat)
  14. Digital Asset Holdings Raises more than $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. FiveStars Secures $50M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. FreedomPop Raises $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. JFrog Secures $50M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Malwarebytes Raises $50M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Sisense Closes $50M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Zerto Raises $50M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)