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True sharing

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The sharing economy is changing everything. People now share photos, personal experiences and opinions in social networks; car owners share rides with strangers through Uber, Lyft and other services; homeowners share their properties through Airbnb and other sites; crowdfunding has allowed small businesses to raise funds through the combined efforts of many investors. It looks like the sharing economy is gaining ground and is changing the dynamics of our daily lives. More recently, the idea of leveraging the sharing economy to improve mobile communication and security has emerged. Truecaller is a Swedish startup whose users a can share their contacts and in return get access to the collaborative database of names and numbers. The best thing about Truecaller is it sends you a spam alert each time you get a call from a number that has been reported as spam. Since its launch in 2009, Truecaller now has 85 million users and just received a funding of $60 million from a consortium of investors.
You can read about the funding here.

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for April 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $215,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $68,720,000 Hoccer Media Ventures GmbH Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $46,000,000 Wattpad Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $30,000,000 Crittercism Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $30,000,000 Whisper Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $29,000,000 Smartisan Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $29,000,000 Tedemis Criteo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 $28,850,000 Hailo Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $25,000,000 Mendix Battery Ventures, Prime Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $20,000,000 Shazam Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $19,000,000 Wish Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $18,800,000 Truecaller Sequoia Capital, Open Ocean Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $18,000,000 Ondot Systems Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $16,600,000 Smule Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $14,000,000 Hike BSB Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  3. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  4. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  5. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  6. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  7. Hoccer Raises €50M (FinSMEs)
  8. Wattpad raises an additional $46-million in funding (The Globe and Mail)
  9. Crittercism Raises $30M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Secret-Sharing App Whisper Raising Another $30 Million at $200 Million Valuation (Recode)
  11. Chinese Startup Smartisan Receives $29 Million in Funding. (Asia Tech Hub)
  12. Criteo Acquires Tedemis For $29 Million, Proving There Is A Nascent Exit Market In France (TechCrunch)
  13. Cab booking app Hailo raises £17.5m to expand service (London Loves Business)
  14. Mendix, An App-Builder Platform For The Enterprise, Closes $25M Series B Led By Battery Ventures (TechCrunch)
  15. Shazam Raises $20M (FinSMEs)
  16. Wish Closes $19M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Truecaller Lands $18.8M Series B From Sequoia, Partners With Yelp To Verify Business Numbers (TechCrunch)
  18. Ondot Raises $18M To Let You Take Complete Control Of Your Credit Card Via Your Mobile Phone (TechCrunch)
  19. Social Music App-Maker Smule Raises Another $16.6M (TechCrunch)
  20. IM app Hike to get $14m funding (Times of India)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for March 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $215,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $68,720,000 Hoccer Media Ventures GmbH Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $30,000,000 Whisper Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $29,000,000 Tedemis Criteo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $28,850,000 Hailo Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $25,000,000 Mendix Battery Ventures, Prime Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $20,000,000 Shazam Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $18,800,000 Truecaller Sequoia Capital, Open Ocean Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $12,000,000 Woowa Bros. CyberAgent Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $11,200,000 Tactile Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $10,750,000 Slyce Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $10,000,000 Secret Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $9,750,000 Fitmob Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $9,000,000 Wickr Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $8,500,000 ClassDojo Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  3. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  4. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  5. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  6. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  7. Hoccer Raises €50M (FinSMEs)
  8. Secret-Sharing App Whisper Raising Another $30 Million at $200 Million Valuation (Recode)
  9. Criteo Acquires Tedemis For $29 Million, Proving There Is A Nascent Exit Market In France (TechCrunch)
  10. Cab booking app Hailo raises £17.5m to expand service (London Loves Business)
  11. Mendix, An App-Builder Platform For The Enterprise, Closes $25M Series B Led By Battery Ventures (TechCrunch)
  12. Shazam Raises $20M (FinSMEs)
  13. Truecaller Lands $18.8M Series B From Sequoia, Partners With Yelp To Verify Business Numbers (TechCrunch)
  14. CyberAgent Ventures invests in Korean app developer Woowa Bros (e27)
  15. Tactile Raises $11.2M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  16. Toronto visual search company Slyce gets $10.75 million in funding (GlobalPost)
  17. Secret Raises $10M (FinSMEs)
  18. Fitness startup Fitmob gets $9.75M in Series A funding to unleash “Weapons of Ass Reduction” on SF (Gigaom)
  19. Wickr Raises $9M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. ClassDojo raises $8.5M to put digital gold stars on your kid’s digital folder (Venture Beat)

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for February 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
3 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
5 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $29,000,000 Tedemis Criteo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $28,850,000 Hailo Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $25,000,000 Mendix Battery Ventures, Prime Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $18,800,000 Truecaller Sequoia Capital, Open Ocean Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $9,750,000 Fitmob Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $7,000,000 Glooko Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $7,000,000 Noom Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $6,300,000 Aisle411 Consotium Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $5,395,500 Smart Education CyberAgent, Infinity Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $5,000,000 Apportable Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $5,000,000 bigtincan Southern Cross Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $4,800,000 Mobeam Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $3,700,000 YEVVO Aleph, Entrée Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $3,250,000 FarFaria Inventus Capital Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $3,000,000 mobME Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  3. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  4. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  5. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  6. Criteo Acquires Tedemis For $29 Million, Proving There Is A Nascent Exit Market In France (TechCrunch)
  7. Cab booking app Hailo raises £17.5m to expand service (London Loves Business)
  8. Mendix, An App-Builder Platform For The Enterprise, Closes $25M Series B Led By Battery Ventures (TechCrunch)
  9. Truecaller Lands $18.8M Series B From Sequoia, Partners With Yelp To Verify Business Numbers (TechCrunch)
  10. Fitness startup Fitmob gets $9.75M in Series A funding to unleash “Weapons of Ass Reduction” on SF (Gigaom)
  11. Glooko Raises $7M in Series A-1 Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Noom Closes $7M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. $6.3M raised by Aisle411 Inc (Aisle411)
  14. Education App, Smart Education Raises 550M Yen Accelerating Global Expansion / TechCrunch Japan (Venture News)
  15. Apportable Raises $5M (FinSMEs)
  16. bigtincan Raises $5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. New $4.8M round raised by Mobeam, Inc (Market Brief)
  18. YEVVO Closes $3.7M Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. FarFaria Raises $3.25M To Bring Children’s Books To The iPad (And Eventually Other Devices) (TechCrunch)
  20. MobME Postpones IPO Plans; Raises Angel Funding (Medianama)