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Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for December 2015

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Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Coupang SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
2 $700,000,000 Flipkart Tiger Global Management, Steadview Capital Ecommerce Investment
3 $500,000,000 Wish DST Capital Ecommerce Investment
4 $500,000,000 Snapdeal Consortium Ecommerce Investment
5 $500,000,000 Jet.com Fidelity Investments Ecommerce Investment
6 $360,000,000 Ticket Monster KKR Consortium Ecommerce Acquisition
7 $170,000,000 Fanatics Silver Lake Partners Ecommerce Investment
8 $161,000,000 Wanda E-commerce Centec Networks, Xude Rendao Ecommerce Investment
9 $140,000,000 Jet Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $135,000,000 Purch Canso Investment Council Ecommerce Investment
11 $135,000,000 Blue Apron Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $100,000,000 ShopClues Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $100,000,000 Beibei.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $100,000,000 Ymatou Sailing Capital International Ecommerce Investment
15 $100,000,000 Warby Parker Consortium Ecommerce Investment
16 $100,000,000 Site Mei.com Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
17 $100,000,000 Pepperfry Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $100,000,000 The Honest Company Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $100,000,000 Tuhu Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $86,000,000 Farfetch Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Coupang Receives $1BN in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Flipkart Raises $700M In 10th Funding Round At $15B Valuation (Trak.in)
  3. Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round (TechCrunch)
  4. Snapdeal Receives $500m Growth Investment (FinSMEs)
  5. Jet.com Raising up to $500 Million Led by Fidelity at $1 Billion Valuation (Re/Code)
  6. Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea’s Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M (TechCrunch)
  7. Fanatics raises $170M at $3.1B valuation to sell stuff to sports fans (VentureBeat)
  8. Wanda E-commerce Raises $161M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Jet Raises $140M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Purch Raises $135M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. Blue Apron Eats Up $135M At A $2B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  12. ShopClues.com raises $100 million Series D funding from Tiger Global, existing investors (Your Story)
  13. Capital Today, New Horizon Lead $100M Series C In Beibei.Com (China Money Network)
  14. Cross-border Shopping Site Ymatou Pockets US$100M Series B Funding (TechNode)
  15. Warby Parker Raises $100M in Funding; Valued at over $1BN (FinSMEs)
  16. Alibaba Puts Another $207M Into SingPost And $100M+ In Flash Sales Site Mei.com (TechCrunch)
  17. Pepperfry gets $100 million investment from Goldman Sachs, others (LiveMint)
  18. The Honest Company Closes $100M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Tuhu Completes $100M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Farfetch, the unicorn, may be worth $1 billion (CNBC)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for November 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Coupang SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
2 $700,000,000 Flipkart Tiger Global Management, Steadview Capital Ecommerce Investment
3 $500,000,000 Wish DST Capital Ecommerce Investment
4 $500,000,000 Snapdeal Consortium Ecommerce Investment
5 $500,000,000 Jet.com Fidelity Investments Ecommerce Investment
6 $360,000,000 Ticket Monster KKR Consortium Ecommerce Acquisition
7 $170,000,000 Fanatics Silver Lake Partners Ecommerce Investment
8 $161,000,000 Wanda E-commerce Centec Networks, Xude Rendao Ecommerce Investment
9 $140,000,000 Jet Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $135,000,000 Purch Canso Investment Council Ecommerce Investment
11 $135,000,000 Blue Apron Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $100,000,000 Beibei.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $100,000,000 Ymatou Sailing Capital International Ecommerce Investment
14 $100,000,000 Warby Parker Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $100,000,000 Site Mei.com Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
16 $100,000,000 The Honest Company Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $100,000,000 Tuhu Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $86,000,000 Farfetch Consortium Ecommerce Investment
19 $83,400,000 Imanee CyberAgent Ventures Ecommerce Investment
20 $82,100,000 Qoo10 Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Coupang Receives $1BN in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Flipkart Raises $700M In 10th Funding Round At $15B Valuation (Trak.in)
  3. Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round (TechCrunch)
  4. Snapdeal Receives $500m Growth Investment (FinSMEs)
  5. Jet.com Raising up to $500 Million Led by Fidelity at $1 Billion Valuation (Re/Code)
  6. Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea’s Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M (TechCrunch)
  7. Fanatics raises $170M at $3.1B valuation to sell stuff to sports fans (VentureBeat)
  8. Wanda E-commerce Raises $161M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Jet Raises $140M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  10. Purch Raises $135M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. Blue Apron Eats Up $135M At A $2B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  12. Capital Today, New Horizon Lead $100M Series C In Beibei.Com (China Money Network)
  13. Cross-border Shopping Site Ymatou Pockets US$100M Series B Funding (TechNode)
  14. Warby Parker Raises $100M in Funding; Valued at over $1BN (FinSMEs)
  15. Alibaba Puts Another $207M Into SingPost And $100M+ In Flash Sales Site Mei.com (TechCrunch)
  16. The Honest Company Closes $100M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Tuhu Completes $100M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Farfetch, the unicorn, may be worth $1 billion (CNBC)
  19. Imanee raises seed funding to bring fashion from the TV screen to your closet (Tech In Asia)
  20. Qoo10 Raises US$82.1M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for October 2015

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,000,000,000 Coupang SoftBank Ecommerce Investment
2 $700,000,000 Flipkart Tiger Global Management, Steadview Capital Ecommerce Investment
3 $500,000,000 Snapdeal Consortium Ecommerce Investment
4 $500,000,000 Wish DST Capital Ecommerce Investment
5 $360,000,000 Ticket Monster KKR Consortium Ecommerce Acquisition
6 $170,000,000 Fanatics Silver Lake Partners Ecommerce Investment
7 $161,000,000 Wanda E-commerce Centec Networks, Xude Rendao Ecommerce Investment
8 $140,000,000 Jet Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $135,000,000 Blue Apron Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $135,000,000 Purch Canso Investment Council Ecommerce Investment
11 $100,000,000 The Honest Company Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $100,000,000 Tuhu Consortium Ecommerce Investment
13 $100,000,000 Site Mei.com Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
14 $100,000,000 Warby Parker Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $100,000,000 Ymatou Sailing Capital International Ecommerce Investment
16 $100,000,000 Beibei.com Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $86,000,000 Farfetch Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $83,400,000 Imanee CyberAgent Ventures Ecommerce Investment
19 $82,100,000 Qoo10 Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $82,100,000 Giosis Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Coupang Receives $1BN in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Flipkart Raises $700M In 10th Funding Round At $15B Valuation (Trak.in)
  3. Snapdeal Receives $500m Growth Investment (FinSMEs)
  4. Sources: DST Global Led Mobile Shopping App Wish’s $500M Round (TechCrunch)
  5. Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea’s Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M (TechCrunch)
  6. Fanatics raises $170M at $3.1B valuation to sell stuff to sports fans (VentureBeat)
  7. Wanda E-commerce Raises $161M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Jet Raises $140M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Blue Apron Eats Up $135M At A $2B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  10. Purch Raises $135M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  11. The Honest Company Closes $100M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Tuhu Completes $100M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Alibaba Puts Another $207M Into SingPost And $100M+ In Flash Sales Site Mei.com (TechCrunch)
  14. Warby Parker Raises $100M in Funding; Valued at over $1BN (FinSMEs)
  15. Cross-border Shopping Site Ymatou Pockets US$100M Series B Funding (TechNode)
  16. Capital Today, New Horizon Lead $100M Series C In Beibei.Com (China Money Network)
  17. Farfetch, the unicorn, may be worth $1 billion (CNBC)
  18. Imanee raises seed funding to bring fashion from the TV screen to your closet (Tech In Asia)
  19. Qoo10 Raises US$82.1M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Ebay-Backed, Asian E-Commerce Company Giosis Lands $82.1M Series A (TechCrunch)

Warby Parker: the next IPO star

Commentary
Years ago, billion-dollar tech startups were considered the stuff of myth. These so-called tech “unicorns” were regarded as rare and highly exclusive. Today, however, the tech industry is teeming with them. Thanks to generous funding from private investors, companies like Uber, Airbnb, Dropbox, Spotify, Snapchat and Pinterest have all sprinted towards “unicorn” status and definitely created an impact on the business status quo. The latest startup to join this elite group is Warby Parker. Only five years old, the online and offline retailer of fashionable eyewear, is now reportedly worth $1.2 billion, based on a recent funding round of $100 million. The funding made Warby Parker one of the few ecommerce startups in the US to grow beyond a $1 billion valuation. Thanks to a very effective business model: Find a premium product, get rid of the middle man and sell the product online at an affordable price, Warby Parker has made huge inroads on sales because of its attractive pricing. It’s also one of the most successful online brands to open physical retail stores. The company now has 12 stores across the US. According to experts, the $1 billion valuation has placed the company on an IPO timetable and it could very well be New York’s next big IPO.