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Top 20 Investments for June 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$3,500,000,000UberPublic Investment FundTransactionsInvestment
2$1,800,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
3$1,250,000,000Ele.meAlibabaTransactionsInvestment
4$1,200,000,000LeSportsConsortiumGamesInvestment
5$1,000,000,000Didi ChuxingAppleTransactionsInvestment
6$1,000,000,000LyftConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
7$793,500,000Magic LeapConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$600,000,000Didi ChuxingChina Life InsuranceTransactionsInvestment
9$500,000,000Ping An Good DoctorUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
10$400,000,000Didi ChuxingPoly GroupTransactionsInvestment
11$339,000,000Global Fashion GroupRocket InternetTransactionsInvestment
12$300,000,000GettVolkswagen GroupTransactionsInvestment
13$300,000,000BitautoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$275,000,000TradeKingAlly FinancialTransactionsInvestment
15$259,716,000EirGICHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
16$253,000,000PivotalConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$250,000,000ibiboNaspers GroupTransactionsInvestment
18$235,000,000FenqileHuasheng CapitalTransactionsInvestment
19$228,000,000Mango TVUndisclosedMediaInvestment
20$204,500,000Guazi.ComUndisclosedTransactionsInvestment

More information

  1. Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion ()
  2. Snapchat raised $1.8B in a Series F round; leaked deck reveals revenues, user numbers ()
  3. Alibaba confirms $1.25B investment in food delivery service Ele.me ()
  4. LeSports Secures $1.2 Billion in Series B Financing ()
  5. Apple invests $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing ()
  6. Lyft Raises $1 Billion; Valued at $5.5 Billion ()
  7. Magic Leap Raises $793.5M in Funding ()
  8. China’s Uber rival Didi Chuxing raises $600 million from China Life Insurance ()
  9. Chinese Healthcare App Ping An Good Doctor Closes USD$500M Series A Venture Capital Round ()
  10. Didi Chuxing strikes again with US$400M from China’s leading trading and real estate conglomerate ()
  11. Zalora and Jabong get boost as Rocket Internet’s fashion startup group nabs $339m funding ()
  12. Uber Rival Gett Receives $300M in Funding From Volkswagen ()
  13. Automotive Industry Internet Services Company Bitauto Receives $300m Investment ()
  14. Ally Financial Acquires TradeKing for $275M ()
  15. Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC to acquire stake in Eir ()
  16. Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation ()
  17. Naspers, Tencent-backed travel group gets $250m more to slay India’s hotel industry ()
  18. Chinese startup nabs $235m funding to get more people paying in installments ()
  19. Mango TV to grow beyond just Internet TV with an additional US$228M ()
  20. China’s Guazi.Com Secures $204.5M In Venture Funding ()

Top 20 Media Deals for May 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$155,000,000Baidu VideoConsortiumMediaInvestment
2$107,931,000DeezerAccess Industries, OrangeMediaInvestment
3$100,000,000Musical.lyConsortiumMediaInvestment
4$100,000,000BitstripsSnapchatMediaAcquisition
5$55,000,000Giphy ConsortiumMediaInvestment
6$50,000,000MediumConsortiumMediaInvestment
7$45,000,000iFlixSkyMediaInvestment
8$35,000,000Vidyard ConsortiumMediaInvestment
9$27,000,000MitúConsortiumMediaInvestment
10$25,000,000Odyssey Michael Lazerow, Jason EpsteinMediaInvestment
11$25,000,000HungamaConsortiumMediaInvestment
12$25,000,000WevrConsortiumMediaInvestment
13$23,000,00017 MediaLeSports Innovation FundMediaInvestment
14$17,500,000Altitude Digital Multiplier Capital, Bridge BankMediaInvestment
15$16,656,750VionLabsUndisclosedMediaInvestment
16$15,000,000BrainlyNaspersMediaInvestment
17$15,000,000MashableTurnerMediaInvestment
18$15,000,000fuboTVConsortiumMediaInvestment
19$15,000,000MasterClassConsortiumMediaInvestment
20$13,500,000Replay TechnologiesDeutsche Telekom Capital PartnersMediaInvestment

More information

  1. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. Video Social Network Musical.ly Raising $100 Million at $500 Million Valuation (Billboard)
  4. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  5. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Medium Raises $50M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix (TechCrunch)
  8. Vidyard Closes $35M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. WPP, AwesomenessTV Lead $27 Million Investment in Hispanic Video Net Mitú (Ad Age)
  10. Odyssey Raised $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Xiaomi makes first investment in India, leads $25 million funding in Hungama (The Economic Times)
  12. Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network (TechCrunch)
  13. Taiwan’s 17 Media closes $23m funding from LeSports Innovation, partners (Deal Street Asia)
  14. Altitude Digital Raises Additional $17.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. VionLabs closes 15M SEK round with Zenith to develop Vionel towards a B2B market (Facebook)
  16. Brainly Closes $15M in Funding Led by Naspers to Double Down on the US Market and Scale the Social Learning Community Globally (Marketwired)
  17. Time Warner’s Turner Leads Mashable’s $15 Million Funding Round (Bloomberg)
  18. fuboTV Raises US$15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. MasterClass Raises $15M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Replay Technologies Closes $13.5M Series B Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Marketing Deals for May 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,800,000,000MarketoVista Equity PartnersMarketingAcquisition
2$360,000,000TapadTelenor GroupMarketingAcquisition
3$200,000,000AddThisOracleMarketingAcquisition
4$117,000,000MbloxCLX CommunicationsMarketingAcquisition
5$108,000,000GetuiConsortiumMarketingInvestment
6$100,000,000StickyAdsComcastMarketingAcquisition
7$56,000,000BloomReachConsortiumMarketingInvestment
8$50,000,000ShowpadConsortiumMarketingInvestment
9$50,000,000IntercomIndex VenturesMarketingInvestment
10$50,000,000MoatInsight Venture PartnersMarketingInvestment
11$45,000,000BlipparKhazanah Nasional BerhadMarketingInvestment
12$45,000,000HeyzapFyberMarketingAcquisition
13$42,000,000Sprout SocialConsortiumMarketingInvestment
14$35,000,000Bridge2 SolutionsUpdata PartnersMarketingInvestment
15$25,000,000DrawbridgeConsortiumMarketingInvestment
16$25,000,000ON24Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital InvestingMarketingInvestment
17$25,000,000Insightly ConsortiumMarketingInvestment
18$20,000,000AppboyConsortiumMarketingInvestment
19$20,000,000JW PlayerConsortiumMarketingInvestment
20$16,000,000OutboundEngineConsortiumMarketingInvestment

More information

  1. Vista Equity Partners buys marketing automation giant Marketo for $1.8B in cash (TechCrunch)
  2. Telenor Group Acquires Tapad for $360M (FinSMEs)
  3. Oracle Buys Audience Tracking Firm AddThis For Around $200M (TechCrunch)
  4. Atlanta mobile technology firm Mblox acquired for $117 million (Atlanta Business Chronicle)
  5. Push Notification Service Getui Enters Mobile Marketing With $108M Fresh Funding (Tech Node)
  6. Comcast has acquired French ad tech company StickyAds for more than $100 million (Yahoo)
  7. BloomReach lands $56M to deliver personalized marketing to every digital business (VentureBeat)
  8. Showpad closes $50M Series C to keep growing its SaaS sales productivity platform (TechCrunch)
  9. The Daily Startup: Index Ventures Backs Intercom in $50 Million Series D (The Wall Street Journal)
  10. Moat Raises $50 Million to Help Develop Digital Ad Currency (Wall Street Journal)
  11. With $45 Million In Funding, Augmented Reality Platform Blippar Is Rethinking Search (TechCrunch)
  12. Fyber Acquires Heyzap for $45M (FinSMEs)
  13. Sprout Social Raises $42M For Its Marketing Tools (TechCrunch)
  14. Bridge2 Solutions Raises $35M in Equity Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. Drawbridge raises $25M as it takes its cross-device tech beyond advertising (TechCrunch)
  16. ON24 Receives $25M Investment from Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing (FinSMEs)
  17. Insightly Closes $25M Series C Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  18. Appboy Closes $20M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. JW Player Raises $20M To Expand Its Video Platform (TechCrunch)
  20. OutboundEngine Closes $16M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for May 2016

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$200,000,000AltairSonyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$195,092,000WithingsNokiaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$120,000,000Chehejia ConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
4$61,200,000RingRichard Branson
, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Hardware & InfrastructureInvestment
5$57,000,000tado°INVEN CAPITALHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
6$50,000,000EeroConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
7$45,500,000Roku UndisclosedHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
8$45,000,000eGymHPE Growth Capital, Highland EuropeHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
9$40,000,000360fly ConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
10$35,000,000Baofeng MojingCITIC Capital HoldingsHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
11$30,000,000AirwareConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
12$30,000,000DeePoonXunlei, KaiyingHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
13$25,000,000Zero Zero RoboticsConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
14$22,500,000JuneConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
15$16,000,000nuTonomyConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
16$15,000,000World View EnterprisesCanaan PartnersHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
17$15,000,000SaviokeIntel Capital, EDBIHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
18$11,000,000RythmConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
19$11,000,000FoveConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
20$10,500,000Latch ConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

More information

  1. Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million (e27)
  2. Nokia to Acquire Withings, for €170M (FinSMEs)
  3. ‘China’s Elon Musk’ just raised $120m to disrupt the auto industry (Tech In Asia)
  4. Internet of rings: Smart doorbell startup raises $61.2M, launches sleeker $250 Pro device (VentureBeat)
  5. Smart Home Vendor tado° Raises $23 Million to Fuel US Expansion, Bringing Funding Total to $57 Million to Date (PR Newswire)
  6. Eero’s fancy Wi-Fi router has a chance to break through (recode)
  7. Roku Has Raised New $45.5 Million Round of Funding (Variety)
  8. eGym raises $45M Series C for cloud-connected gym equipment and fitness software (TechCrunch)
  9. 360fly Closes $40M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. Budget VR manufacturer Baofeng Mojing raises US$35M Series B (e27)
  11. Airware snatches $30M to sell complete drones to the Fortune 500 (TechCrunch)
  12. VR company DeePoon pockets Series B funding led by Xunlei, Kaiying (e27)
  13. Zero Zero Robotics Raises $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. June raises $22.5 million, delays shipping its smart oven until the holidays (VentureBeat)
  15. Self-Driving Car Startup nuTonomy Raises $16 Million in Funding (The Wall Street Journal)
  16. World View lands $15 million Series B to bring new stratosphere-flying platform to life (TechCrunch)
  17. Savioke Raises $15m in Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Rythm Raises more than $11M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Fove Raises US$11M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Latch Raises $10.5M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)