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Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for December 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $200,000,000 Aorato Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
2 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
3 $150,000,000 Jumia Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
4 $120,000,000 yuMobile Safaricom, Airtel Kenya Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $100,000,000 ironSource Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
6 $100,000,000 DragonPlay Ltd. Bally Technologies Games Acquisition
7 $85,000,000 IronSource Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
8 $75,000,000 Souq Naspers Limited Ecommerce Investment
9 $34,000,000 Genieo Innovation Somoto Software & Services Acquisition
10 $32,000,000 Stratoscale Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $30,000,000 Vidmind Trellas Software & Services Investment
12 $30,000,000 Ginger Software Intel Software & Services Acquisition
13 $26,000,000 Zerto Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $25,000,000 GetTaxi Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd Transactions Investment
15 $25,000,000 CTERA Networks Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $25,000,000 OurCrowd Undisclosed Transactions Investment
17 $20,000,000 Kenshoo Bain Capital Ventures Marketing Investment
18 $18,300,000 AspiviaUnison AdaptIT Software & Services Acquisition
19 $15,000,000 SimilarWeb Naspers, Lord David Alliance Software & Services Investment
20 $15,000,000 Forter New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital Software & Services Investment

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

Commentary

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.