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Microsoft and Qualcomm invest in Team8

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Microsoft started the new year with a bang by further ramping up its investment in cybersecurity, a fast-growing industry which is expected to reach a market size of $170 billion by 2020. This week, the tech giant, along with Qualcomm, have invested an undisclosed amount in Team8, a two-year old cybersecurity firm based in Israel. Team8 was founded by Nadav Zafrir, Liran Grimberg and Israel Grimberg, top veterans of the prestigious Unit 8200, Israel Defense Force’s technology and intelligence agency. Unlike typical cybersecurity companies, Team8 is a think tank that develops highly specialised startups that tackle the biggest problems in cybersecurity today. The investment in Team8 underscores Microsoft’s commitment to cybersecurity as well as validates Israel’s growing influence in the sector.

Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for November 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $350,000,000 Annapurna Labs Amazon Software & Services Acquisition
2 $171,117,750 Talabat.com Rocket Internet Transactions Acquisition
3 $119,000,000 Behalf Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $84,000,000 Checkmark Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
5 $60,000,000 Careem Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $50,000,000 Moovit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $50,000,000 IFood Just Eat, Movile Transactions Investment
8 $42,000,000 Optimal+ Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $35,000,000 ClickTale Consortium Marketing Investment
10 $30,000,000 Music Messenger Consortium Media Investment
11 $30,000,000 Nubank Consortium Transactions Investment
12 $30,000,000 Avenida Naspers, Tiger Global Ecommerce Investment
13 $26,000,000 Argus Cyber Security Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $25,000,000 SimilarWeb Naspers, Lord David Alliance Software & Services Investment
15 $22,000,000 illusive networks Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $20,000,000 EarlySense Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $20,000,000 ironSource Access Industries Software & Services Investment
18 $20,000,000 Cato Networks Steve Krausz, Theresia Gouw Software & Services Investment
19 $18,000,000 Team8 Consortium Software & Services Investment
20 $17,000,000 AreaOne Taptica Mobile & Apps Acquisition

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  2. Rocket Internet Acquires Talabat.com for €150M (FinSMEs)
  3. Behalf Closes $119M Series B Equity and Debt Round (FinSMEs)
  4. Checkmark Raises $84M (FinSMEs)
  5. Careem Secures $60M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Moovit Closes $50M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. IFood Raises $50 Million From Movile And Just Eat For Food Delivery (TechCrunch)
  8. Optimal+ Raises $42M Growth Funding Round Led by KKR (FinSMEs)
  9. ClickTale Receives $35M Growth Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  10. Music Messenger Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Brazil’s Nubank Raises $30M Led By Tiger To Build Out Its Mobile-Based Credit Card Business (TechCrunch)
  12. Argentinian E-Commerce Leader Avenida Gets $30M Series C Round From Naspers And Tiger Global (TechCrunch)
  13. Argus Cyber Security Raises $26M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Analytics Startup SimilarWeb Raises $25M At $400M Valuation, Wants To Be A Better Alexa (TechCrunch)
  15. illusive networks Raises $22M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. EarlySense Completes $20M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. ironSource Raises $20M (FinSMEs)
  18. Cato Networks Secures $20M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Team8 Raises $18M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Taptica Acquires AreaOne for $17M (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for October 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $589,000,000 Yemeksepeti Delivery Hero Transactions Acquisition
2 $350,000,000 Annapurna Labs Amazon Software & Services Acquisition
3 $171,117,750 Talabat.com Rocket Internet Transactions Acquisition
4 $119,000,000 Behalf Consortium Transactions Investment
5 $84,000,000 Checkmark Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
6 $50,000,000 Moovit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $42,000,000 Optimal+ Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $35,000,000 ClickTale Consortium Marketing Investment
9 $30,000,000 Classmates Intelius Media Acquisition
10 $30,000,000 Music Messenger Consortium Media Investment
11 $26,000,000 Argus Cyber Security Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $25,000,000 SimilarWeb Naspers, Lord David Alliance Software & Services Investment
13 $22,000,000 illusive networks Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $20,000,000 Cato Networks Steve Krausz, Theresia Gouw Software & Services Investment
15 $20,000,000 ironSource Access Industries Software & Services Investment
16 $20,000,000 EarlySense Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $18,000,000 Team8 Consortium Software & Services Investment
18 $17,000,000 The Hola CDN Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $17,000,000 AreaOne Taptica Mobile & Apps Acquisition
20 $15,000,000 Yotpo Consortium Marketing Investment

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  1. Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey’s Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M (TechCrunch)
  2. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  3. Rocket Internet Acquires Talabat.com for €150M (FinSMEs)
  4. Behalf Closes $119M Series B Equity and Debt Round (FinSMEs)
  5. Checkmark Raises $84M (FinSMEs)
  6. Moovit Closes $50M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. Optimal+ Raises $42M Growth Funding Round Led by KKR (FinSMEs)
  8. ClickTale Receives $35M Growth Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. A new era at Classmates: Student directory selling to Intelius for $30M (GeekWire)
  10. Music Messenger Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Argus Cyber Security Raises $26M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Analytics Startup SimilarWeb Raises $25M At $400M Valuation, Wants To Be A Better Alexa (TechCrunch)
  13. illusive networks Raises $22M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Cato Networks Secures $20M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. ironSource Raises $20M (FinSMEs)
  16. EarlySense Completes $20M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Team8 Raises $18M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. The Hola CDN Closes $17M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Taptica Acquires AreaOne for $17M (FinSMEs)
  20. Yotpo Raises An Additional $15M, Adds Former GoDaddy CEO To Board (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Rest of the World Deals for February 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $350,000,000 Annapurna Labs Amazon Software & Services Acquisition
2 $171,117,750 Talabat.com Rocket Internet Transactions Acquisition
3 $50,000,000 Moovit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $35,000,000 ClickTale Consortium Marketing Investment
5 $20,000,000 EarlySense Consortium Software & Services Investment
6 $20,000,000 ironSource Access Industries Software & Services Investment
7 $18,000,000 Team8 Consortium Software & Services Investment
8 $10,500,000 Applicaster Pitango Venture Capital, 83North Media Investment
9 $7,000,000 Jampp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $5,000,000 Insert Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $4,200,000 WebyClip Consortium Marketing Investment
12 $2,500,000 Colu Consortium Transactions Investment
13 $1,200,000 Knowmail Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $1,100,000 BitPesa Consortium Transactions Investment
15 Undisclosed Visualead Alibaba Group Software & Services Investment
16 Undisclosed 24h.ae Foodpanda Transactions Acquisition
17 Undisclosed Saguna Networks SoftBank Ventures Korea Corp., Akamai Technologies Mobile & Apps Investment
18 Undisclosed ContaAzul Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 Undisclosed SinDelantal.Mx Just Eat Transactions Investment

More information

  1. Amazon buys secretive chip maker Annapurna Labs for $350 million (Extreme Tech)
  2. Rocket Internet Acquires Talabat.com for €150M (FinSMEs)
  3. Moovit Closes $50M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  4. ClickTale Receives $35M Growth Equity Investment (FinSMEs)
  5. EarlySense Completes $20M Financing (FinSMEs)
  6. ironSource Raises $20M (FinSMEs)
  7. Team8 Raises $18M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Second Screen TV Apps Startup Applicaster Pulls In $10.5M Series B Funding (TechCrunch)
  9. Jampp Raises $7M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Insert Raises $5M in Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  11. WebyClip Raises $4.2M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Colu Raises $2.5M (FinSMEs)
  13. Knowmail Raises $1.2M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. BitPesa Raises $1.1m in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Visualead Secures Series B Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  16. foodpanda Acquires 8 Competitors in Asia and Middle East (FinSMEs)
  17. Saguna Networks Closes Investment Round (FinSMEs)
  18. ContaAzul Raises Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Just Eat Acquires Mexican Online Take-Out Ordering Service SinDelantal.Mx (TechCrunch)