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Weekly Featured Company: Xiaomi

Founded Headquarters Sector Employees Revenue Total Investment Recent Investment
2010 Beijing, China Mobile & Apps 3,000 $12B $1.4B Undisclosed

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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $600,000,000 Kuaidi Dache Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
2 $485,000,000 Snapchat Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
3 $100,000,000 APUS Group Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
4 $100,000,000 Sunrise Microsoft Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $55,000,000 App Annie Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
6 $50,000,000 Moovit Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
7 $50,000,000 AppDirect Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
8 $36,000,000 Metaps Undisclosed Mobile & Apps Investment
9 $20,000,000 Defense Mobile Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $20,000,000 AppsFlyer Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $20,000,000 Lizhi.FM Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $15,000,000 Reserve Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
13 $15,000,000 Branch Metrics New Enterprise Associates, Ben Narasin Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $12,000,000 Button Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
15 $11,000,000 MileIQ Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $10,000,000 Roadie Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
17 $10,000,000 PicsArt Sequoia Capital Mobile & Apps Investment
18 $8,000,000 Depop Balderton Capital, Holtzbrinck Ventures Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $7,800,000 Coffee Meets Bagel Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $7,000,000 Jampp Consortium Mobile & Apps Investment

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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $9,670,032,000 Ono Vodafone Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $9,247,968,000 Global Village Telecom Telefonica Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
5 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $3,500,000,000 Trulia Zillow Transactions Acquisition
7 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
9 $2,500,000,000 Mojang Microsoft Games Acquisition
10 $2,500,000,000 Compuware Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
11 $2,300,000,000 Conversant Alliance Data Marketing Acquisition
12 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
15 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
16 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
17 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $1,200,000,000 Multimedia Games Global Cash Access Games Acquisition
19 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
20 $1,100,000,000 Xiaomi Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment

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) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
2 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
4 $1,100,000,000 Xiaomi Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $1,000,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
6 $900,000,000 Cloudera Intel Corporation Software & Services Investment
7 $600,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
8 $575,000,000 Financial Software and Systems Premji Invest Software & Services Investment
9 $542,000,000 Magic Leap Consortium Software & Services Investment
10 $475,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $445,000,000 Rocket Internet PLDT Software & Services Investment
12 $444,200,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
13 $355,000,000 WeWork Undisclosed Transactions Investment
14 $350,000,000 Koudai Tencent, Tiger Fund Ecommerce Investment
15 $350,000,000 Delivery Hero Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
17 $300,000,000 Coupang Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $280,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
19 $256,000,000 PetHub Altivia Ventures Software & Services Investment
20 $250,000,000 SurveyMonkey Undisclosed Transactions Investment

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)