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Weekly Update – November 16, 2017

      Total Deal Value (USD) – $5,027,673,145              Total Deal Number – 198

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 NIO Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $900,000,000 Musical.ly Toutiao Media Acquisition
3 $455,000,000 Respawn Entertainment Electronic Arts Games Acquisition
4 $220,000,000 WeLab Consortium Transactions Investment
5 $150,000,000 Intersection Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
6 $150,000,000 Huashenghaoche Minsheng Financial Leasing Co. Transactions Investment
7 $117,000,000 i.am+ Salesforce Ventures Software & Services Investment
8 $110,000,000 Cloudmark Proofpoint Software & Services Acquisition
9 $105,000,000 Phoenix Travel Consortium Transactions Investment
10 $100,000,000 Compass Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $100,000,000 Peak Games Zynga Games Acquisition
12 $98,734,300 Career Partner Group Oakley Capital Transactions Acquisition
13 $93,524,750 Monzo Consortium Transactions Investment
14 $86,600,000 News Republic Bytedance Media Acquisition
15 $85,000,000 Cantaloupe Systems USA Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
16 $83,000,000 Ds.cn Guangzhou Automobile Group, Urtrust Insurance Transactions Investment
17 $77,000,000 CloudSense Vector Capital Software & Services Investment
18 $65,000,000 MetricStream Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $51,000,000 Yotpo Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $47,000,000 Leanplum Consortium Marketing Investment
21 $41,000,000 Yixue Education Consortium Software & Services Investment
22 $40,000,000 Beijing Jinying Consortium Media Investment
23 $39,000,000 Huibaoche.com Undisclosed Transactions Investment
24 $33,000,000 Malong SBCVC Software & Services Investment
25 $31,000,000 Bokecc.com Consortium Software & Services Investment
26 $27,000,000 StrongBox Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Partner One Capital Software & Services Investment
27 $27,000,000 Mistral Solutions Axiscades Software & Services Acquisition
28 $25,000,000 ShopBack Consortium Transactions Investment
29 $25,000,000 Jitterbit KKR Software & Services Investment
30 $25,000,000 Excelero Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
31 $25,000,000 Qubole Consortium Software & Services Investment
32 $21,102,080 Eque2 LDC Software & Services Acquisition
33 $20,000,000 Scoop Consortium Transactions Investment
34 $20,000,000 CargoX Consortium Transactions Investment
35 $17,600,000 Sansan Goldman Sachs Software & Services Investment
36 $16,309,440 EclecticIQ Keen Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
37 $16,000,000 Panorama Education Consortium Software & Services Investment
38 $15,900,000 Aisance Lakeshore Ecommerce Acquisition
39 $15,000,000 Hostmaker Consortium Transactions Investment
40 $15,000,000 VisitPay Consortium Transactions Investment
41 $15,000,000 Broker Genius Volition Capital Transactions Investment
42 $15,000,000 Alauda Consortium Software & Services Investment
43 $15,000,000 Alilo Fosun RZ Capital Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
44 $13,500,000 Smartkarma Consortium Transactions Investment
45 $13,000,000 Quidd Sequoia Transactions Investment
46 $12,000,000 Optibus Consortium Software & Services Investment
47 $12,000,000 TIS Consortium Transactions Investment
48 $12,000,000 Vade Secure ISAI Software & Services Investment
49 $11,700,000 The Guarantors Consortium Transactions Investment
50 $11,600,000 Interaxon Consortium Software & Services Investment
51 $11,600,000 Neufund Undisclosed Transactions Investment
52 $11,000,000 MyMusicTaste Consortium Transactions Investment
53 $10,000,000 Kissht Consortium Transactions Investment
54 $10,000,000 Crux Informatics Goldman Sachs Software & Services Investment
55 $8,000,000 Resonate Consortium Marketing Investment
56 $8,000,000 Framer Accel Software & Services Investment
57 $7,600,000 Happilyunmarried Wipro Consumer Care Ecommerce Investment
58 $7,500,000 Qimingpian Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
59 $7,000,000 Matic Consortium Transactions Investment
60 $7,000,000 LogDNA Initialized Capital Software & Services Investment
61 $7,000,000 NeuVector Hummer Winblad Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
62 $7,000,000 Timely Consortium Software & Services Investment
63 $7,000,000 ThirdChannel Fung Capital Software & Services Investment
64 $7,000,000 Kaodim Consortium Transactions Investment
65 $7,000,000 Embodied Intelligence Consortium Software & Services Investment
66 $6,000,000 Enview Consortium Software & Services Investment
67 $5,807,900 Volocopter Consortium Software & Services Investment
68 $5,600,000 Rollick Outdoor Consortium Transactions Investment
69 $5,500,000 QLess Consortium Software & Services Investment
70 $5,000,000 DataFox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
71 $5,000,000 Equalum Consortium Software & Services Investment
72 $5,000,000 FinMkt Consortium Transactions Investment
73 $5,000,000 CoveIoT Titan Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
74 $5,000,000 Longmao Data Consortium Software & Services Investment
75 $4,800,000 Pinpianyi Guanghe Venture Capital Transactions Investment
76 $4,192,300 Glue Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
77 $4,000,000 Enveil Consortium Software & Services Investment
78 $4,000,000 intelliHR Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
79 $4,000,000 Powerful River Hollow Partners Ecommerce Investment
80 $4,000,000 OnlinePajak Alpha JWC, Sequoia Software & Services Investment
81 $3,800,000 Fisdom Consortium Transactions Investment
82 $3,600,000 Meleap Consortium Games Investment
83 $3,500,000 Jiraffe Consortium Media Investment
84 $3,500,000 Opendorse Consortium Marketing Investment
85 $3,500,000 Sourceress Consortium Transactions Investment
86 $3,500,000 Dynastrom Roku Software & Services Acquisition
87 $3,290,826 Coconut Software Consortium Software & Services Investment
88 $3,100,000 Horangi Cybersecurity Consortium Software & Services Investment
89 $3,100,000 Sesepei.com Wei Lu Ecommerce Investment
90 $3,000,000 Twignature Consortium Transactions Investment
91 $3,000,000 Heyday Lerer Hippeau Ventures Transactions Investment
92 $3,000,000 Ulandian.com SIG Transactions Investment
93 $2,950,000 RiskGenius QBE Ventures Software & Services Investment
94 $2,845,009 asknet 5EL SA Software & Services Acquisition
95 $2,766,225 Mojiworks Consortium Games Investment
96 $2,600,000 Aquant Consortium Software & Services Investment
97 $2,500,000 ScaleFactor Consortium Software & Services Investment
98 $2,500,000 HealthKit Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
99 $2,366,130 Peloton Innovations Consortium Software & Services Investment
100 $2,319,380 Aylien Consortium Software & Services Investment
101 $2,200,000 ChartMogul Consortium Software & Services Investment
102 $2,100,000 Accern Consortium Software & Services Investment
103 $2,100,000 Privy Consortium Marketing Investment
104 $2,100,000 Pienso Consortium Software & Services Investment
105 $2,000,000 Schoolguru TermLease Software & Services Acquisition
106 $2,000,000 TrackStreet Consortium Marketing Investment
107 $2,000,000 Mike’s Hot Honey Fifth Down Capital Ecommerce Investment
108 $1,976,100 Autologyx Consortium Software & Services Investment
109 $1,800,000 CuePath Consortium Software & Services Investment
110 $1,800,000 Spirit Media Consortium Media Investment
111 $1,724,310 Autenti Innovation Nest, Black Pearls VC Software & Services Investment
112 $1,600,000 Gridics BH3, Dune Road Capital Software & Services Investment
113 $1,600,000 Kenzie Academy Consortium Transactions Investment
114 $1,500,000 FreshUp Lotus Global Investments Ecommerce Investment
115 $1,500,000 Fat Lama Consortium Transactions Investment
116 $1,500,000 Yongle Undisclosed Transactions Investment
117 $1,480,000 Fast4ward Fenghou Capital, N5 Capital Media Investment
118 $1,480,000 MyOffer Lianhe Capital, Enjoyor Co. Transactions Investment
119 $1,400,000 Bon Games Polkuni, Nurmiranta Holdings Games Investment
120 $1,250,000 Vidrovr Consortium Software & Services Investment
121 $1,200,000 MF Fire Marlyland Momentum Fund, Bill Clarke Ecommerce Investment
122 $1,164,960 FinScience Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
123 $1,159,690 JobRocker Surplus Invest Transactions Investment
124 $1,100,000 Target Data Undisclosed Marketing Investment
125 $1,100,000 No Agent Nick Hynes, Carl Uminski Transactions Investment
126 $1,015,845 NoPaperForms Info Edge Software & Services Investment
127 $1,000,000 Rep the Squad Consortium Ecommerce Investment
128 $1,000,000 StickEarn East Ventures Transactions Investment
129 $1,000,000 Alpine Start Slow Ventures Ecommerce Investment
130 $1,000,000 Modern Adventure Seal Rock Partners Transactions Investment
131 $999,970 Embotech Swiss business angels, Zürcher Kantonalbank Software & Services Investment
132 $968,927 iSecrets Fatfish Internet Group Ecommerce Acquisition
133 $870,000 Photoslurp Consortium Marketing Investment
134 $812,252 Segmentify ACT Venture Partners Marketing Investment
135 $612,750 IncludeOS Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
136 $600,000 Medsonway RPG Ventures Ecommerce Investment
137 $550,000 Open App Axilor Ventures, ZOHO Software & Services Investment
138 $500,000 AdvicePay Goodworks Ventures, Front Street Capital Transactions Investment
139 Undisclosed ScoreStream Consortium Media Investment
140 Undisclosed Crayon Data Consortium Marketing Investment
141 Undisclosed AHA Taxis Lead Angels, ah! Ventures Transactions Investment
142 Undisclosed The TEAM Companies TorQuest Partners Software & Services Investment
143 Undisclosed WorldStrides Eurazeo, Primavera Capital Group Transactions Investment
144 Undisclosed Leverage Edu Consortium Transactions Investment
145 Undisclosed Play Shifu IDG Ventures, IDFC Alt Games Investment
146 Undisclosed Itilite Technologies Matrix Partners Software & Services Investment
147 Undisclosed Big Property Data Rickitt Mitchell Ecommerce Investment
148 Undisclosed Breadfast Consortium Ecommerce Investment
149 Undisclosed AMTdirect Luminate Capital Software & Services Investment
150 Undisclosed SmartMEI Accion Venture Lab, Canary Ventures Transactions Investment
151 Undisclosed Thursday Boot Company Blue Scorpion Investments Ecommerce Investment
152 Undisclosed ECaTS West Corporation Software & Services Acquisition
153 Undisclosed Swng Microsoft Mobile & Apps Acquisition
154 Undisclosed Helios Interactive Freeman Digital Ventures Marketing Acquisition
155 Undisclosed Restlet Talend Software & Services Acquisition
156 Undisclosed Immerse Havas Group Marketing Acquisition
157 Undisclosed Bitcoinmag.de Investoo Group Transactions Acquisition
158 Undisclosed Giaran Shiseido Americas Corporation Software & Services Acquisition
159 Undisclosed Evercondo FRONTSTEPS Software & Services Acquisition
160 Undisclosed K2 Digital Purefacts Financial Solutions Marketing Acquisition
161 Undisclosed Arts Alliance Media Luxin-Rio Software & Services Acquisition
162 Undisclosed CASCAID Xello Software & Services Acquisition
163 Undisclosed Qumram Dynatrace Software & Services Acquisition
164 Undisclosed ABC Financial Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
165 Undisclosed AVST StoneCalibre Software & Services Acquisition
166 Undisclosed BlueCielo Accruent Software & Services Acquisition
167 Undisclosed Raizlabs Rightpoint Software & Services Acquisition
168 Undisclosed CINTEO Daimler Marketing Acquisition
169 Undisclosed Riddle & Bloom Teall Investments Marketing Acquisition
170 Undisclosed FHL RSM UK Software & Services Acquisition
171 Undisclosed Agronomic Technology Yara Software & Services Acquisition
172 Undisclosed SurfEasy Symantec Software & Services Acquisition
173 Undisclosed Auguri Element Data Software & Services Acquisition
174 Undisclosed Zyme E2open Software & Services Acquisition
175 Undisclosed Vidispine Arvato Software & Services Acquisition
176 Undisclosed Pixelberry Studios Nexon Korea Corporation Games Acquisition
177 Undisclosed iDelivr Phonon Software & Services Acquisition
178 Undisclosed Jumia House Nigeria ToLet Ecommerce Acquisition
179 Undisclosed Flow Network PlayAd Media Media Acquisition
180 Undisclosed Tacton Systems GRO Capital Software & Services Acquisition
181 Undisclosed NewFusion LiveReach Media Marketing Acquisition
Undisclosed Swiftype Elastic Software & Services Acquisition
183 Undisclosed Twizoo Skyscanner Software & Services Acquisition
184 Undisclosed Sonian Barracuda Software & Services Acquisition
185 Undisclosed VetZoo Musti ja Mirri Ecommerce Acquisition
186 Undisclosed Motion Math Curriculum Associates Games Acquisition
187 Undisclosed LiveTourLAB Spectiv Software & Services Acquisition
188 Undisclosed Jumia House Ghana MeQasa.com Ecommerce Acquisition
189 Undisclosed VarageSale VerticalScope Transactions Acquisition
190 Undisclosed Hotelscan lastminute.com group Transactions Acquisition
191 Undisclosed Concise PSAV Software & Services Acquisition
192 Undisclosed e-Travel Etraveli Transactions Acquisition
193 Undisclosed BrandShop Beringer Capital Software & Services Acquisition
194 Undisclosed Hobbs The Foschini Group Ecommerce Acquisition
195 Undisclosed Vault Acorns Transactions Acquisition
196 Undisclosed ICE InsureTech Acturis Software & Services Acquisition
197 Undisclosed ZoomSystems Swyft Software & Services Acquisition
198 Undisclosed Streamed Money Forward Software & Services Acquisition

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  1. EV startup Nio reportedly raises $1B from Tencent and others (TechCrunch)
  2. China’s Toutiao is buying Musical.ly in a deal worth $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  3. Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment, Confirms New ‘Titanfall’ Game Is In The Works (Tech Times)
  4. Financial tech startup WeLab raises $220M from investors including Alibaba, the IFC and Credit Suisse (TechCrunch)
  5. Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free Wi-Fi (TechCrunch)
  6. DealShot: Minsheng Finance Invests $150M In Chinese Automotive Trading Platform Huashenghaoche (China Money Network)
  7. Will.i.am’s startup raises $117 million, enters enterprise market (Reuters)
  8. Proofpoint acquires Cloudmark for $110M in cybersecurity consolidation play (TechCrunch)
  9. China’s CITIC, Legend co-lead $105m Series C in Phoenix Travel (Dealstreet Asia)
  10. Real estate startup Compass nabs $100M at a $1.8B valuation (TechCrunch)
  11. Zynga pays $100 million for Peak Games’ casual card game studio (Venture Beeat)
  12. Oakley Capital acquires higher education company Career Partner Group (Real Deals)
  13. Challenger bank Monzo raises another £71M from Goodwater Capital, Stripe and Michael Moritz (TechCrunch)
  14. Bytedance to acquire News Republic from Cheetah Mobile (ACQ5)
  15. USA Technologies To Acquire Cantaloupe Systems (Business Wire)
  16. DealShot: Guangzhou Automobile Leads $83M Round In Chinese Car Services Platform Ds.cn (China Money Network)
  17. Vector Capital backs CloudSense (The PE Hub Network)
  18. Clearlake Capital, EDBI, and Existing Investors Complete $65 Million Financing Round for MetricStream (PR Newswire)
  19. User-generated content marketing platform Yotpo closes $51M Series D round (TechCrunch)
  20. Leanplum raises $47M to help put the relationship back into marketing (silicon ANGLE)
  21. Chinese Artificial Intelligence-Powered Educational Firm Yixue Education Completes A $41M Angel Round (China Money Network)
  22. Xiaomi, Yunfeng lead $40m round in online publisher Beijing Jinying (Dealstreet Asia)
  23. China Funding Flow: Overseas VCs interest rises in Chinese startups (Entrackr)
  24. SBCVC Leads $33M Round In Chinese Machine Vision Firm Malong (China Money Network)
  25. NewQuest joins $31m round for China video cloud player (AVCJ)
  26. Partner One-owned StrongBox nabs $34.4 mln in funding (The PE Hub Network)
  27. AXISCADES to acquire embedded technology firm Mistral Solutions (VCCiRCLE)
  28. ShopBack raises US$25M funding round led by Japan’s Credit Saison (e27)
  29. KKR leads Series C round for Jitterbit (The PE Hub Network)
  30. Israeli storage co Excelero raises $25m (Globes)
  31. Qubole raises $25 million for data analysis service (Venture Beeat)
  32. LDC backs Eque2 to support buy and build strategy in £16m deal (LDC)
  33. Scoop announces $36M in total financing for its fully managed carpool program for commuters (Index Ventures)
  34. Smart trucking startup CargoX raises $20M (TechCrunch)
  35. Brief: Biz card digitizer Sansan gets $18m from Goldman Sachs (Tech in Asia)
  36. Amsterdam-based EclecticIQ secures €14 million to further expand with its Cyber Threat Intelligence solution (EU Startups)
  37. Panorama Education raises $16 million to promote “socio-emotional learning.” (IMPACT ALPHA)
  38. Thai PE firm Lakeshore acquires controlling stake in skincare firm Aisance for $15.9m (Dealstreet Asia)
  39. Airbnb management service Hostmaker scores $15M Series B funding (TechCrunch)
  40. iVinci Health Rebrands as VisitPay and Raises Funds to Fuel Growth for Patient Financial Health Platform (Business Wire)
  41. Dynamic Pricing Disrupter Broker Genius Raises $15 Million In Series A Funding (PR Web)
  42. DealShot: Tencent Leads $15M Series B Round In Chinese Cloud Computing Firm Alauda (China Money Network)
  43. China Digest: Tencent backs Alauda; Fosun RZ Capital puts $15m Series A in Alilo (Dealstreet Asia)
  44. Smartkarma Raises Series B Round Led by Sequoia (Dealstreet Asia)
  45. Sequoia leads $13 million investment in Quidd’s digital goods marketplace (Venture Beeat)
  46. Optibus raises $12 million for its public transport operating system (Tech.eu)
  47. TIS Raises Further $12M as Demand Grows for Its Leading SaaS B2B Payment Platform (Business Wire)
  48. Vade Secure Raises $12M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  49. The Guarantors Raises €10.07M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  50. Interaxon Inc. Announces $11.6 Million USD in Series B-1 Funding Led by Trend Forward Capital, Export Development Canada and OMERS Ventures to Scale Brain Health Technology Platform (Business Wire)
  51. Berlin Start-Up Raises Nearly $12 Million to Create First Equity Token (The New York Times)
  52. MyMusicTaste, which allows fans to request live events, gets $11M Series C (TechCrunch)
  53. China’s Fosun leads $10 million round in fin-tech startup Kissht (VCCiRCLE)
  54. Goldman Sachs leads $10 million round for data structuring startup Crux Informatics (TechCrunch)
  55. Real-Time Consumer Intelligence Platform for B2C Marketers Resonate Raises $8 Million (Technologies.org)
  56. We’ve teamed up with Accel for our Series A (Framer)
  57. Wipro Consumer Care To Invest $7.6 Mn In Online Gifting Firm Happilyunmarried Against 20% Stake (INC 42)
  58. China Funding Flow: Overseas VCs interest rises in Chinese startups (Entrackr)
  59. Mr. Cooper leads $7 million funding for digital homeowners insurance agency Matic (Housingwire)
  60. Former Y Combinator Partners Lead $7 Million Series A in LogDNA (NewsCenter.io)
  61. Container Security Firm NeuVector Raises $7 Million (SecurityWeek)
  62. Timely lands $7m investment (National Business Review)
  63. ThirdChannel Series A Funding Accelerates Growth of Digital Retail Intelligence Hub for Physical Stores (Business Wire)
  64. Kaodim raises $7M for its home services platform in Southeast Asia (TechCrunch)
  65. Berkeley spin-off Embodied Intelligence raises $7 million to build ‘teachable’ robots (Robotics and Automation News)
  66. Geospatial imaging service Enview raises $6 million to manage energy and utility infrastructure (TechCrunch)
  67. Intel increases investment in air taxi startup (eeNews Europe)
  68. Austin startup Rollick Outdoor raises $5.6M for platform to sell boats, RVs, motorcycles (512tech)
  69. QLess Raises $5.5M In New Funding (socaltech)
  70. DataFox Raises $5 Million (NewsCenter.io)
  71. Israeli data beaming co Equalum raises $5m (Globes)
  72. FinMkt Closes $5 Million Financing Round Led by ManchesterStory Group (Digital Journal)
  73. Titan invests $5 million in wearable IoT firm CoveIoT (The Economic Times)
  74. China Funding Flow: Overseas VCs interest rises in Chinese startups (Entrackr)
  75. China Funding Flow: Overseas VCs interest rises in Chinese startups (Entrackr)
  76. Glue wants to drop e-commerce right into your home – takes in 35 million (BreakIt)
  77. Enveil Raises $4 Million in Strategic Funding (Business Wire)
  78. IntelliHR raises $4 million in pre-IPO funding to take its people management software global (SmartCompany)
  79. Powerful Raises $4M in Series B and ABL Funding (FinSMEs)
  80. Exclusive: Indonesia’s OnlinePajak closes $3-5m Series A backed by Alpha JWC, Sequoia (Dealstreet Asia)
  81. India: Wealth management startup Fisdom raises $3.8m led by Quona Capital (Dealstreet Asia)
  82. Japan’s Meleap raises $2.6M to offer augmented reality-based sports experiences globally (THE BRIDGE)
  83. APAC Digest: MyMusicTaste Series C; Jiraffe funding; MeLeap Series A (Dealstreet Asia)
  84. Prince Amukamara Heavily Invests In Opendorse’s $3.5 Million Round (Forbes)
  85. Sourceress raises $3.5M to find candidates that managers want without realizing it (TechCrunch)
  86. Roku acquired Danish multi-room audio startup for $3.5million (BOSTON Herald)
  87. Coconut Software nets $4.2 mln in Information VP-led Series A (The PE Hub Network)
  88. Singapore’s Horangi Cybersecurity bags US$3.1M Series A round led by Monk’s Hill Ventures (e27)
  89. Sesepei.com Raises over $3 Million in Funding from Regional and Offshore Angel Investors (ReleaseWire)
  90. Twignature Raises $3M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  91. Heyday raises $3M for personalized skincare and facials (TechCrunch)
  92. China Funding Flow: Overseas VCs interest rises in Chinese startups (Entrackr)
  93. After $2.95M round, corporate deal ensures word-of-mouth marketing for RiskGenius (Startland)
  94. 5EL SA acquires Majority Ownership in asknet AG, underwrites asknet’s Capital Increase at €9.20 per Share (asknet)
  95. Mojiworks raises £2.1M Series A to build games for Facebook Messenger (TechCrunch)
  96. Industrial AI Software Startup Raises $2.6 Million (CTech)
  97. ScaleFactor Secures $2.5M in Seed Funding to Modernize Accounting for Small Businesses (Venture Beeat)
  98. GP tech platform HealthKit raises $2.5 million to take on Europe (The Australian Financial Review)
  99. Toronto’s Peloton Innovations Secure $3 Million for Startup Studio (Techvibes)
  100. AI start-up Aylien announces €2m investment and 70 new jobs (siliconrepublic)
  101. ChartMogul grabs $2.2 million to build the financial dashboard of your subscription business (TechCrunch)
  102. Data Science Startup Accern Raises $2.1 Million In Pre-Series A Funding (Forbes)
  103. How Privy Scored 1,000s of Customers Before Raising Its $2.1M Round (AMERICANINNO)
  104. Pienso raises $2.1M to help non-programmers interact with machine learning models (TechCrunch)
  105. India Dealbook: TeamLease to acquire stake in Schoolguru, Benow buys Finmo (Dealstreet Asia)
  106. TrackStreet Raises $2M in Seed Funding (VC NEWS Daily)
  107. Honey, Kraut and Biltong Bring in Investors (PROJECT NOSH)
  108. Robotic process automation tech startup Autologyx gets over £1.5m (UKTN)
  109. CuePath raises $1.8M for smart medication organizer and monitoring system (GeekWire)
  110. Spirited Media Fights Collapse of Local News (The Wall Street Journal)
  111. Forget about printing and signing documents. Autenti received PLN 6.3 million for “depar- gation” (Business Insider Polska)
  112. Real estate software startup Gridics raises $1.6 million (Miami Herald)
  113. Kenzie Academy raises $1.6 million for Indianapolis tech apprenticeship program (Venture Beeat)
  114. FreshUp raises $1.5 million from Singapore-based investors (The Times of India)
  115. EXCLUSIVE: Fat Lama scores $1.5m from backers including Greylock Partners (UKTN)
  116. Yongle Nails Down $1.5 Million for Home Sales Platform (Techvibes)
  117. China Funding Flow: Overseas VCs interest rises in Chinese startups (Entrackr)
  118. China Funding Flow: Overseas VCs interest rises in Chinese startups (Entrackr)
  119. Finnish startup Bon Games closes $1.4 million seed round to launch first game Transit King (POCKETGAMER.biz)
  120. Vidrovr raises $1.25M to bring smarter video search to publishers (TechCrunch)
  121. First Investment from recently created Maryland Momentum Fund (Press Release Point)
  122. FinScience Closes €1M Seed Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  123. Job portal JobRocker raises €1 million to begin expanding (Tech.eu)
  124. Enterprise IT Startup Raises $1.1 Million (NewsCenter.io)
  125. No Agent raises $1.1m to help landlords save time and money (UKTN)
  126. Naukri owner Info Edge invests $872K in ed-tech platform NoPaperForms (VCCiRCLE)
  127. Rep the Squad is a subscription service to borrow authentic sports jerseys (TechCrunch)
  128. Vehicle wrap ads startup StickEarn raises $1m seed funding (Tech in Asia)
  129. Boulder-based coffee startup receives $1M in venture capital (BizWest)
  130. Modern Adventure Raises $1M in Seed Funding (FinSMEs)
  131. Embotech raises CHF 1M (startupticker.ch)
  132. Fatfish Global Ventures AB, acquired iSecrets AB (MandASoft)
  133. Photoslurp bags $870k for its ‘shop the look’ UGC marketing platform (TechCrunch)
  134. Segmentify completes second investment round led by ACT Venture Partners (Webrazzi)
  135. Fetching 5 Million: Living IT Legends Investing In Entrepreneurs Who Trying To “The Impossible” (Shifter)
  136. RPG Ventures backs e-pharmacy startup Medsonway with $600K (VCCiRCLE)
  137. Open App raises seed funding from Axilor Ventures, ZOHO co-founder (VCCiRCLE)
  138. AdvicePay Secures $500K Seed Round (VC NEWS Daily)
  139. ScoreStream Receives Intel Capital Funding (PR Newswire)
  140. India Dealbook: Startups Crayon Data, MedsOnWay, The Office Pass raise funds (Dealstreet Asia)
  141. Exclusive: AHA Taxis raises pre-Series A round led by Lead Angels, ah! Ventures (Dealstreet Asia)
  142. TorQuest Partners invests in The TEAM Companies (The PE Hub Network)
  143. WorldStrides to Receive Strategic Investment from Eurazeo and Primavera Capital Group (Business Wire)
  144. Leverage Edu raises seed money from Alok Mittal, Ritesh Malik, others (VCCiRCLE)
  145. Augmented reality startup Play Shifu raises money from IDG Ventures, IDFC Alt (VCCiRCLE)
  146. Itilite Technologies raises funds from Matrix Partners, angel investors (livemint)
  147. BIG PROPERTY DATA SECURES FUNDING (insider MEDIA LIMITED)
  148. Cairo-based Breadfast raises seed funding from 500 Startups and Averroes Ventures (MENAbytes)
  149. AMTdirect and Luminate Capital Announce Strategic Investment (PR Newswire)
  150. SmartMEI Secures Funding from Accion Venture Lab to Reach Underserved Micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil (ACCION)
  151. Blue Scorpion Investments Leads Series-A Funding Round For Thursday Boot Company, Bringing Network Of Added Value And High Profile Investors (PR Newswire)
  152. West Corporation Acquires ECaTS (GLOBE Newswire)
  153. Microsoft acqui-hires cinemagraphic photo app Swng (TechCrunch)
  154. Freeman Digital Ventures Acquires VR Specialist Helios Interactive (Trade Show Executive)
  155. Talend Acquires Restlet, a Leader in Cloud-Based API Design and Testing (Business Wire)
  156. HAVAS : HAVAS GROUP ACQUIRES AWARD WINNING DIGITAL AGENCY IMMERSE IN MALAYSIA (GLOBE Newswire)
  157. Investoo Group acquires Bitcoinmag.de (CPI Financial )
  158. Shiseido Americas Acquires Giaran, Inc. (Business Wire)
  159. FRONTSTEPS Acquires Toronto-Based Evercondo (PR Newswire)
  160. PureFacts Financial Solutions acquires digital transformation specialists K2 Digital (Newswire Canada)
  161. China’s Luxin-Rio acquires Arts Alliance Media (FilmJournal)
  162. Xello and CASCAID Join Forces to Strengthen Impact on Future Readiness (PR Newswire)
  163. Dynatrace Acquires Qumram, Adding New Dimension to Digital Experience and Expanding R&D (Business Wire)
  164. Thoma Bravo to buy ABC Financial (The PE Hub Network)
  165. StoneCalibre acquires AVST, merges with XMedius Solutions (The PE Hub Network)
  166. Accruent Acquires BlueCielo, Accelerates European Expansion (Business Wire)
  167. Rightpoint Acquires Raizlabs, Expanding Capabilities in Mobile Innovation and Emerging Technologies (PR Web)
  168. Daimler takes over CINTEO (Fleet Europe)
  169. Teall Investments buys millennial-centered marketing agency Riddle & Bloom (The PE Hub Network)
  170. RSM UK acquires FHL to become Europe’s largest and leading NetSuite provider (RSM)
  171. Yara International ASA: Yara acquires leading crop nutrition recommendation platform to strengthen Digital Farming offering (FinanzNachrichten.de)
  172. Symantec Announces Acquisition of SurfEasy, Inc. (Business Wire)
  173. Element Data buys patents and assets from Auguri, its third acquisition (GeekWire)
  174. E2open Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Zyme (E2OPEN)
  175. Swedish media management firm Vidispine acquired by Germany’s Arvato (Tech.eu)
  176. Nexon Acquires Pixelberry Studios, Leading Developer in Interactive Narrative Mobile Games (Business Wire)
  177. Consumer interaction solutions firm Phonon acquires AI chatbot iDelivr (VCCiRCLE)
  178. Online real estate startup ToLet acquires Jumia House Nigeria to create PropertyPro.Ng (TechCrunch)
  179. Playad media buys crisis company Flow network (BREAKIT)
  180. GRO Capital becomes majority owner of Tacton Systems AB (GROCAPITAL)
  181. LiveReach Media Acquires European Digital Marketing Technology Services Leader NewFusion to Launch European Expansion (PR Newswire)
  182. Elastic acquires search startup Swiftype (TechCrunch)
  183. Skyscanner buys Twizoo to add social content shout-outs to travel reviews (TechCrunch)
  184. Barracuda Acquires Sonian Inc. (PR Newswire)
  185. Musti ja Mirri acquires VetZoo – expands online platform (EQT)
  186. Learning Games Startup, Motion Math Moves to a New Home: Curriculum Associates (EdSurge)
  187. Spectiv ICO Acquires LiveTourLAB Technology and Assets: Token Sale December 8th (The Merkle)
  188. Frontier Digital Ventures-backed meQasa.com acquires Jumia House Ghana for an undisclosed amount (TechMoran)
  189. VarageSale Acquired by VerticalScope (Techvibes)
  190. lastminute.com group announces the acquisition of hotelscan to expand its metasearch business into other verticals (lastminute(dot)com group)
  191. PSAV Acquires Concise (GLOBE Newswire)
  192. Etraveli and e-Travel join forces (Private Equity Wire)
  193. Beringer Capital Acquires Full Service Digital Commerce Provider BrandShop (PR Newswire)
  194. The Foschini Group buys fashion brand Hobbs as 3i exits (City A.M.)
  195. Acorns to launch new retirement accounts after buying Portland fintech startup, Vault (TechCrunch)
  196. Acturis acquires ICE InsureTech Limited (Acturis)
  197. Swyft, Inc. acquires ZoomSystems; the global leader in automated retail (PR Newswire)
  198. Money Forward, Inc., will acquire Streamed (MandASoft)

Media giants participate in AI-powered video solution Wibbitz’s $20 million Series-C round

Commentary

US-based Wibbitz raised $20 million last week from Germany’s Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, with participation from The Weather Channel, Associated Press, TF1, and existing investors. The latest funding round brought in reputable investors’ support as video emerges to be a key component in digital content.  An eMarketer report estimates that 62% of Internet users view digital videos and the audience viewership reached two billion in 2017. With Wibbitz’s AI-based platform, publishers are able to improve audience engagement and ad monetization. The patented technology utilizes language algorithms that scan text content for a uniquely developed script, which may be combined with customizable video widgets like images, audio, and soundtrack within just minutes. Wibbitz is expecting a 400% year-on-year revenue growth in 2017 and have on-boarded huge clients like Reuters, Forbes, and Time. The funds will be used to expand into new markets, beef up manpower, and strengthen automated video features.

Top 20 Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $22,000,000,000 Tsinghua Unigroup China Development Bank Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
2 $5,500,000,000 Didi Chuxing Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $3,700,000,000 AppDynamics Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
4 $3,350,000,000 Chewy.com PetSmart Ecommerce Acquisition
5 $3,300,000,000 Bureau van Dijk Moody’s Media Acquisition
6 $2,500,000,000 Grab Didi Chuxing, SoftBank Transactions Investment
7 $2,180,000,000 LeEco Sunac China Holdings Media Investment
8 $2,000,000,000 Ola Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $1,759,560,000 Bambora Ingenico Group Transactions Acquisition
10 $1,580,000,000 BAMTech The Walt Disney Company Software & Services Acquisition
11 $1,530,000,000 iQiyi Consortium Media Investment
12 $1,500,000,000 Flipkart SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
13 $1,400,000,000 Flipkart Tencent Holdings, eBay, Microsoft Ecommerce Investment
14 $1,400,000,000 Paytm SoftBank Transactions Investment
15 $1,400,000,000 eBay India Flipkart Ecommerce Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Go-Jek Tencent Holdings Transactions Investment
17 $1,100,000,000 CoverMyMeds McKesson Software & Services Acquisition
18 $1,100,000,000 Koubei.com Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $1,000,000,000 Ele.me Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition

More information

  1. China’s Largest Chipmaker Secures $22 Billion to Expand Globally (Bloomberg)
  2. China’s ride-hailing giant Didi raises $5.5 billion, valuing it at $50 billion (CNBC)
  3. Cisco to Buy Software Maker AppDynamics for $3.7 Billion (Bloomberg)
  4. PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35 billion in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever (Recode)
  5. Moody’s Corp to buy Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  6. Uber Rival Grab Raises $2.5 Billion From SoftBank Group and Didi Chuxing (Inc)
  7. China’s LeEco Raises $2.18 Billion From Property Investor (Variety)
  8. Report: Ola raises $2B to take the good fight to Uber in India (siliconANGLE)
  9. Ingenico buys Bambora in €1.5 billion deal (MarketWatch)
  10. Disney to acquire majority stake in BAMTech from Major League Baseball for additional $1.58 billion (Variety)
  11. Baidu’s iQiyi video service raises $1.53 billion (TechCrunch)
  12. SoftBank’s Vision Fund backs Flipkart in record India tech investment (TechCrunch)
  13. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  14. Paytm raises $1.4 billion from Softbank, valuation jumps to over $8 billion (The Economic Times)
  15. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  16. Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation (TechCrunch)
  17. McKesson to buy CoverMyMeds for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
  18. Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion (TechCrunch)
  19. Ele.me Secures over $1 Billion in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)

Top 20 Acquisition Deals for October 2017

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,700,000,000 AppDynamics Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
2 $3,350,000,000 Chewy.com PetSmart Ecommerce Acquisition
3 $3,300,000,000 Bureau van Dijk Moody’s Media Acquisition
4 $1,759,560,000 Bambora Ingenico Group Transactions Acquisition
5 $1,580,000,000 BAMTech The Walt Disney Company Software & Services Acquisition
6 $1,400,000,000 eBay India Flipkart Ecommerce Acquisition
7 $1,100,000,000 CoverMyMeds McKesson Software & Services Acquisition
8 $1,000,000,000 CompuCom Office Depot Software & Services Acquisition
9 $1,000,000,000 Vantage Data Centers Digital Bridge Holdings Software & Services Acquisition
10 $1,000,000,000 Outfit7 United Luck Group Holdings Games Acquisition
11 $900,000,000 Telvent DTN TBG Treuhand Günthardt AG Software & Services Acquisition
12 $720,000,000 Institutional Shareholder Services Genstar Capital Software & Services Acquisition
13 $705,000,000 eVestment NASDAQ Software & Services Acquisition
14 $675,000,000 Cambridge Global Payments FleetCor Technologies Transactions Acquisition
15 $650,000,000 Souq.com Amazon Transactions Acquisition
16 $650,000,000 SimpliVity Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software & Services Acquisition
17 $635,000,000 Plarium.com Aristocrat Technologies, Inc Games Acquisition
18 $614,000,000 Veracode CA Technologies Software & Services Acquisition
19 $613,851,385 Tian Tian Express Suning Commerce Group Transactions Acquisition
20 $610,000,000 Viptela Cisco Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Cisco to Buy Software Maker AppDynamics for $3.7 Billion (Bloomberg)
  2. PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35 billion in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever (Recode)
  3. Moody’s Corp to buy Bureau van Dijk for about $3.3 billion (Reuters)
  4. Ingenico buys Bambora in €1.5 billion deal (MarketWatch)
  5. Disney to acquire majority stake in BAMTech from Major League Baseball for additional $1.58 billion (Variety)
  6. Flipkart lands $1.4B from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent as India online retail battle with Amazon continues (Geekwire)
  7. McKesson to buy CoverMyMeds for $1.1 bln (PE HUB)
  8. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/office-depot-to-buy-compucom-for-1-billion-lowers-guidance-2017-10-03 (2)
  9. Digital Bridge to acquire Vantage Data Centers for $1 billion – sources (Europe Breaking News)
  10. Chinese group buys Talking Tom app maker Outfit7 for $1b (Deal Street Asia)
  11. Schneider Agrees to Sell Telvent DTN to TBG for $900 Million (Bloomberg)
  12. Genstar Capital to buy proxy advisory firm ISS for $720 million (Reuters)
  13. Nasdaq to pay $705 million to acquire eVestment (MarketWatch)
  14. FleetCor To Buy Cambridge Global Payments For $675M (PYMNTS)
  15. Amazon to acquire Souq, a Middle East clone once valued at $1B, for $650M (TechCrunch)
  16. HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650M in cash (TechCrunch)
  17. Aristocrat buys Israeli gaming company Plarium for $635 million (SMH)
  18. Veracode bought by CA Technologies for $614 million (Boston Globe)
  19. Suning Commerce Group to buy Tiantian Express for 4.25 billion yuan (China Daily )
  20. Cisco scoops up yet another cloud company, acquiring SD-WAN startup Viptela for $610M (TechCrunch)