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Spotify acquired CrowdAlbum


In an effort to attract more artists and music fans, Spotify has acquired CrowdAlbum. CrowdAlbum was launched in 2013. The company aggregates photos and videos from artists’ performances based on the location and time when these were shared on social media. The albums essentially give artists a visual history of their concerts and help them connect with their fans. Although it’s still not clear if Spotify will shut down CrowdAlbum, which is what it did to its two most recent acquisitions, the company says CrowdAlbum will help them continue to build products and tools for musicians to engage with fans and gain insights about their preferences and behaviours.

You can read about the acquisition here.

Top 20 European Deals for December 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$5,900,000,000King DigitalActivision BlizzardGamesAcquisition
3$700,000,000AcanoCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$526,000,000SpotifyConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
5$324,510,900Delivery HeroUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
7$254,890,000MultifondsTemenosSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$240,000,000RuntasticAdidasMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$215,351,910Quandoo RecruitTransactionsAcquisition
11$193,779,000PAY.ONACI WorldwideTransactionsAcquisition
12$176,946,810UnrulyNews CorpMediaInvestment
13$150,000,000Funding CircleConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
14$126,000,000HelloFreshRocket Internet, Insight Venture PartnersTransactionsInvestment
15$120,000,000Afrimax GroupConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
16$117,619,750Career PartnerApollo Education GroupSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$115,000,000Sigfox UndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$110,000,000Foodpanda Rocket InternetTransactionsInvestment
19$110,000,000Delivery HeroUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
20$100,000,000WorldRemit Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel PartnersTransactionsInvestment

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  1. Activision Blizzard to acquire King Digital for $5.9B (GIGA OM)
  2. Naspers Makes US$1.2 Billion Investment in Avito (FinSMEs)
  3. Cisco Snags Acano for $700 Million To Enhance Video Conferencing Capability (TechCrunch)
  4. These Are The Companies That Just Gave Spotify Half A Billion Dollars (Forbes)
  5. Delivery Hero Raises €287M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. ProSiebenSat.1 Acquires Etraveli for €235M (FinSMEs)
  7. Temenos Acquires Multifonds for €235M (FinSMEs)
  8. Runtastic Acquired By Adidas For $240M (TechCrunch)
  9. Recruit Acquires Quandoo for €198.6M (FinSMEs)
  10. BlaBlaCar Secures $200M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. ACI Worldwide Acquires PAY.ON, for €180M (FinSMEs)
  12. News Corp. to Buy Unruly for up to £114M (FinSMEs)
  13. Funding Circle Raises $150M in Venture Capital (FinSMEs)
  14. HelloFresh Raises $126M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Afrimax Group Raises $120M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Apollo Education Group Acquires Career Partner for up to €107M (FinSMEs)
  17. Sigfox Secures $115M Round of Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda fattens up with $110M funding (Tech In Asia)
  19. Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Raises Another $110M At Over $3.1B Valuation Ahead Of IPO (TechCrunch)
  20. WorldRemit Raises $100M Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for December 2015


Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$810,000,000PrimeAgainConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
2$600,000,000Kuaidi DacheConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
3$537,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
4$526,000,000SpotifyConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
5$485,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
6$315,000,000OlaConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
7$240,000,000RuntasticAdidasMobile & AppsAcquisition
8$200,000,000SnapchatAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
9$200,000,000MiaopaiConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
10$186,000,000PinterestConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
11$158,000,000AppDynamics ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
12$126,000,000Glu MobileTencentMobile & AppsInvestment
13$120,000,000Afrimax GroupConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
14$100,000,000APUS Group ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
15$100,000,000BanjoSoftbank, BlueRun VenturesMobile & AppsInvestment
16$100,000,000EdaixiConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
17$100,000,000letgoNaspers LimitedMobile & AppsInvestment
18$100,000,000GuveraAMMA Private EquityMobile & AppsInvestment
19$90,000,000OfferUpConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
20$70,000,000CongaInsight Venture PartnersMobile & AppsInvestment

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  1. Japan’s PrimeAgain raises $810,000 to further develop ephemeral video sharing app (The Bridge)
  2. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. Snapchat Closes Another Massive Funding Round — $537 Million (Re/code)
  4. These Are The Companies That Just Gave Spotify Half A Billion Dollars (Forbes)
  5. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Ola raises blockbuster $315M funding to stay ahead of Uber in India (Tech In Asia)
  7. Runtastic Acquired By Adidas For $240M (TechCrunch)
  8. Alibaba invests $200M in Snapchat (Tech In Asia)
  9. China’s answer to Vine gets new funding, now valued at over $1b (Tech In Asia)
  10. Pinterest Adds $186M To Series G Funding Round, Offers Secondary Sale To Employees (TechCrunch)
  11. AppDynamics Secures $158M in Growth Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Tencent Will Pay $126M For A 14.6% Stake In Glu Mobile, Maker Of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (TechCrunch)
  13. Afrimax Group Raises $120M in Growth Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. APUS Group Raises $100M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Banjo Raises $100M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Baidu Leads $100M New Funding Round In Edaixi (China Money Network)
  17. letgo Raises $100M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Music streaming firm Guvera raising US$100M for Indian expansion (e27)
  19. OfferUp Unveils $90M in Total Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Conga Raises $70M in Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Investments for December 2015


Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$2,000,000,000Didi KuaidiConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
2$1,250,000,000Ele.meAlibaba Group HoldingTransactionsInvestment
3$1,200,000,000Uber BaiduTransactionsInvestment
6$1,000,000,000Coupang SoftBankEcommerceInvestment
7$1,000,000,000UberMicrosoft, Bennett Coleman & Co.TransactionsInvestment
8$1,000,000,000Didi KuaidiUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
10$810,000,000PrimeAgainConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
11$700,000,000FlipkartTiger Global Management, Steadview CapitalEcommerceInvestment
12$700,000,000Yidao YongcheLe TVTransactionsInvestment
13$630,000,000Ele.me ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
14$600,000,000Kuaidi DacheConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
15$590,000,000Meizu Alibaba Group Holding LimitedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
16$537,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
18$526,000,000SpotifyConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
19$500,000,000ZenefitsConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$500,000,000Tuniu JDTransactionsInvestment

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  1. Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s Arch Rival In China, Confirms It Raised $2B In Fresh Funding (TechCrunch)
  2. Alibaba to pump US$1.25 billion in Chinese online food delivery service Ele.me (e27)
  3. Uber Has Raised $1.2B More In China With Baidu Investing As Rival Didi Kuaidi Gets $3B (TechCrunch)
  4. Naspers Makes US$1.2 Billion Investment in Avito (FinSMEs)
  5. Facing Demand, Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion (NY Times)
  6. Coupang Receives $1BN in Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Uber reportedly raises $1B at a $51B valuation from investors including Microsoft (VentureBeat)
  8. Didi Kuaidi raises extra $1B to battle Uber in China (Tech In Asia)
  9. SoFi raises whopping $1 billion to refinance student loans (Fortune)
  10. Japan’s PrimeAgain raises $810,000 to further develop ephemeral video sharing app (The Bridge)
  11. Flipkart Raises $700M In 10th Funding Round At $15B Valuation (Trak.in)
  12. Uber may have a new rival in China, as Yidao Yongche to raise $700M (VentureBeat)
  13. Ele.me Raises US$630M in Series F Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Meizu Receives US$590M Minority Investment from Alibaba (FinSMEs)
  16. Snapchat Closes Another Massive Funding Round — $537 Million (Re/code)
  17. Lyft Raises $530M in Series E Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. These Are The Companies That Just Gave Spotify Half A Billion Dollars (Forbes)
  19. Zenefits Raises $500M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Chinese travel site Tuniu gets $500M injection, JD now biggest shareholder (Tech In Asia)