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Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for December 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$200,000,000AoratoMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
2$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$120,000,000 yuMobileSafaricom, Airtel KenyaMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$100,000,000ironSourceUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$100,000,000DragonPlay Ltd.Bally TechnologiesGamesAcquisition
7$85,000,000IronSource UndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$75,000,000SouqNaspers LimitedEcommerceInvestment
9$34,000,000Genieo InnovationSomotoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$32,000,000Stratoscale ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$30,000,000Vidmind TrellasSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$30,000,000Ginger SoftwareIntelSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$26,000,000Zerto ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$25,000,000GetTaxiVostok Nafta Investment LtdTransactionsInvestment
15$25,000,000CTERA Networks ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$25,000,000OurCrowd UndisclosedTransactionsInvestment
17$20,000,000KenshooBain Capital VenturesMarketingInvestment
18$18,300,000AspiviaUnisonAdaptITSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$15,000,000SimilarWebNaspers, Lord David AllianceSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$15,000,000ForterNew Enterprise Associates, Sequoia CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment

More information

  1. Microsoft Buys Israeli Hybrid Cloud Security Startup Aorato In $200M Deal (TechCrunch)
  2. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  3. Rocket Internet-Backed Jumia Raises $150M For Its African E-Commerce Business (TechCrunch)
  4. Safaricom, Airtel Kenya finally acquire yuMobile for US $ 120 million (CIO)
  5. IronSource Closes Pre-IPO Investment Round of Up to $100 Million (Wall Street Journal)
  6. Bally Technologies acquires DragonPlay for $100m (Globes)
  7. IronSource Raises $85M (FinSMEs)
  8. Souq raises an additional $75m from Naspers (Wamda)
  9. Somoto acquires Genieo Innovation for $34m (Globes)
  10. Stratoscale Raises $32M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Vidmind Receives $30M Investment from Trellas (FinSMEs)
  12. Intel Pays Up To $30M For A Personal Assistant Platform From Ginger Software (TechCrunch)
  13. Zerto Raises $26M in Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Hailo rival GetTaxi raises $150 million in venture capital (Irish Times)
  15. CTERA Networks Raises $25M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. OurCrowd Closes $25M Series B Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  17. Tel Aviv’s Kenshoo Raises $20M; Valuation $400M to $500M (Wall Street Journal)
  18. Adapt IT Acquires AspiviaUnison For $18.3m (Ventures )
  19. SimilarWeb Raises $15M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Forter Raises $15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

It’s Boom Time for Israel’s Startups


It’s Boom Time for Israel’s Startups

Move over, Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv is now becoming one of the world’s leading tech hubs. This week alone, three startups, Interlude, Tabtale, and Stratoscale, have received funding from local and foreign investors. On top of that, Soluto an award-winning startup, has been acquired by Asurion Corporation, a US company for $130 million.

So what makes Israel’s startups so attractive to investors and acquirers? The answer is simple. Israeli entrepreneurs set their sights beyond their local market from day one. Israel is a country of less than eight million people, and their startups tend to be born global in the pursuit of scale. Our tip is that we’ll continue to see a number of significant acquisitions from the region over the next 24 months.