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Weekly Featured Company: Xiaomi

FoundedHeadquartersSectorEmployeesRevenueTotal InvestmentRecent Investment
2010Beijing, ChinaMobile & Apps3,000$12B$1.4BUndisclosed

Unstoppable Xiaomi

In 2013, Google lost its top Android executive, Hugo Barra, to Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi. Joining Xiaomi as Vice President of International, Barra’s move to Xiaomi was considered as an important milestone for the company. It provided some much-needed legitimacy to an otherwise unknown company. Fast forward to the present, Xiaomi is now a global smartphone manufacturer and ranked as the third biggest seller of smartphones worldwide. The company sold 15.8 million units in the third quarter of 2014, a whopping 300% increase from the same period in 2013 when it reportedly sold 3.6 million units. In December of last year, the company raised a massive $1.1 billion worth of funding and received a valuation that has reached $45 billion, making it one of the most valuable tech startups in the world. What sets Xiaomi apart from others is its strategy. It sells Android-based phones with premium specs at rock bottom prices. By selling quality phones at near cost, it has become a serious threat to Apple and Samsung. Although it’s too early to say if Xiaomi can beat high-end giants Apple and Samsung, it will most likely try to make a dent in their market. After all, the company can beat them hands down on price.

Top 20 Mobile & Apps Deals for February 2015

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$600,000,000Kuaidi DacheConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
2$485,000,000SnapchatConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
3$100,000,000APUS Group ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
4$100,000,000SunriseMicrosoftMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$55,000,000App Annie ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
6$50,000,000Moovit ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
7$50,000,000AppDirectConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
8$36,000,000MetapsUndisclosedMobile & AppsInvestment
9$20,000,000Defense Mobile ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
10$20,000,000AppsFlyer ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
11$20,000,000Lizhi.FMConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
12$15,000,000Reserve ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
13$15,000,000Branch MetricsNew Enterprise Associates, Ben NarasinMobile & AppsInvestment
14$12,000,000ButtonConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
15$11,000,000MileIQ ConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
16$10,000,000RoadieConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
17$10,000,000PicsArt Sequoia CapitalMobile & AppsInvestment
18$8,000,000DepopBalderton Capital, Holtzbrinck VenturesMobile & AppsInvestment
19$7,800,000Coffee Meets BagelConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment
20$7,000,000JamppConsortiumMobile & AppsInvestment

More information

  1. KuaiDi Dache Raises US$600M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  2. Snapchat Raises $485M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  3. APUS Group Raises $100M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  4. Microsoft Is Acquiring Calendar App Sunrise For North Of $100 Million (TechCrunch)
  5. App Annie Closes $55M Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  6. Moovit Closes $50M Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  7. AppDirect Raises $50M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Metaps Completes $36M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  9. Defense Mobile Completes $20M of Series A Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. AppsFlyer Raises $20M in Series B Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Xiaomi, Shunwei, Matrix In $20M Series C For Lizhi.FM (China Money Network)
  12. Reserve Raises $15M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. Branch Metrics Raises $15M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Button Raises $12M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. MileIQ Closes $11M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  16. Roadie Raises $10M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. PicsArt Secures $10M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Depop Raises $8M Funding Round (FinSMEs)
  19. Coffee Meets Bagel Closes $7.8M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Jampp Raises $7M in Series A Funding (FinSMEs)

Top Deals for December 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$9,670,032,000OnoVodafoneHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$9,247,968,000Global Village TelecomTelefonicaHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
5$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$3,500,000,000 Trulia ZillowTransactionsAcquisition
7$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$2,500,000,000Compuware Thoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$2,300,000,000ConversantAlliance DataMarketingAcquisition
12$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
14$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
15$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
16$1,200,000,000Uber ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
18$1,200,000,000Multimedia Games Global Cash AccessGamesAcquisition
20$1,100,000,000Xiaomi ConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Vodafone completes €7.2 billion acquisition of Ono (Vodafone)
  3. Vivendi, Telefonica seal 7.2-billion-euro Brazilian broadband deal (Reuters UK)
  4. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  5. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  6. Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal (TechCrunch)
  7. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  8. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  9. Minecraft’ Developer Mojang Acquired by Microsoft for $2.5 Billion as Notch Moves On (TouchArcade)
  10. Compuware to Be Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.5 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
  11. Alliance Data to acquire Conversant for $2.3 billion (LA Times)
  12. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  13. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  14. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  15. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  16. Uber Raises Giant $1.2 Billion Funding Round At A $17 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  17. Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At $40B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  18. Global Cash Access to Acquire Multimedia Games (Owler)
  19. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  20. Xiaomi confirms it raised monster $1.1B round and is now valued at $45B (VentureBeat)

Top 20 Investments for December 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,200,000,000Uber ConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
4$1,100,000,000Xiaomi ConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
6$900,000,000ClouderaIntel CorporationSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$575,000,000Financial Software and Systems Premji InvestSoftware & ServicesInvestment
9$542,000,000Magic Leap ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$445,000,000Rocket Internet PLDTSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$444,200,000Palantir TechnologiesUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$350,000,000Koudai Tencent, Tiger FundEcommerceInvestment
15$350,000,000Delivery HeroConsortiumTransactionsInvestment
16$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$280,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
19$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$250,000,000SurveyMonkey UndisclosedTransactionsInvestment

More information

  1. Uber Raises Giant $1.2 Billion Funding Round At A $17 Billion Valuation (TechCrunch)
  2. Uber Confirms New $1.2B Funding Round At $40B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  3. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  4. Xiaomi confirms it raised monster $1.1B round and is now valued at $45B (VentureBeat)
  5. India’s Flipkart Raises $1 Billion, Among The Largest In Single Funding Round In Global E-Commerce (Forbes)
  6. Cloudera raises $900 million, plots expansion (ZDNet)
  7. Flipkart secures another $600m, taking funding total to nearly $2.5bn (Red Herring)
  8. Financial Software and Systems Secures $57M in Fourth Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Magic Leap Completes $542m Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. Airbnb closes $475 million funding round (Fortune)
  11. PLDT Invests $445M In Rocket Internet To Develop Online Payment Services For Emerging Markets (TechCrunch)
  12. Palantir receives $444.2M private equity funding (SEC.GOV)
  13. WeWork raises $355M at nearly $5B valuation, plans IPO (VentureBeat)
  14. Koudai secures giant $350 million Series C funding round (Red Herring)
  15. Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding (TechCrunch)
  16. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  17. Coupang Raises $300M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  18. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  19. Altivia Ventures Invests in PetHub (Maandate.com)
  20. With M&A In Mind, SurveyMonkey Snaps Up $250 Million More In Funding (TechCrunch)