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February 24, 2016

these are vc firms with highest exposure across the fintech sector

The list of VC investors which the highest exposure across Fintech sector

  1. Google Ventures 
  2. Intel Capital 
  3. Citi Ventures 
  4. Mastercard wordwide 
  5. Funders Club 
  6.  American Express Ventures
  7.  Ebay 
  8. Cyberrentagent ventures 
  9. Renren
  10. Credit Saison
  11. Bitcon Shop 
  12. SK Telecom Ventures

    These listings does not include conventional financial  investors like Banks, Insurance firms and other financial services companies.The list shows VC firms that have been traditionally active across the Tech and IT services, which have recently started to invest across Fintech recently
    Google Ventures, is no 1 most active across the Fintech industry with investment across 25 start ups, followed by Intel Capital  with morethan 10 investments into the space

    Fintech Companies have started to grow big time after the 2008  financial market crash as as policymakers  started to concentrated on making finance safer.However apart from the regulatory spotlight, Fintech companies have  started to revolutionized the financial services with innovative products and services across such areas as mobile payments, online transactions , peer to  peer lending payments, big data, using technology to change financial alternatives.

    Goldman sachs estimate the worldwide fintech pie to be worth $4.7 trillion, with North America projected to reach $19.9 billion in 2017.
    According to  to  statista  around 29% investments across Fintech were in the banking &corporate finance space. Read about fintech start ups in Israel  more below after the click

  Apart from US, Israel is the next biggest and hottest market in the fintech ecosystem which has seen many start ups going on to become the leaders across fintech vertical Israel vased Actimize is the leader across the area of fraud prevention, FundTech in the area of transaction banking solutions, Retalix in the area of point-of-sale, Trusteer in the area of cybercrime prevention, Sapiens in the area of insuranc First, the fintech disrupters will cut costs and improve the quality of financial services. They are unburdened by regulators, legacy IT systems, branch networks—or the need to protect existing

February 6, 2016

January 31, 2016

the biggest IPO’s by industry and size

Chinese internet and online shopping giant Alibaba’s IPO was the biggest IPO in the history if financial markets. The number 2 biggest IPO was Votorantim Cimentos followed by Citizen Financial group , which is ranked number 3 The IPO of .Syncrony Financial  was the 4th largest, thereby making the fintech industry  the highest number of record setting initial public offering ,IPO history.

January 25, 2016

united kingdom accounts for 7% global vc deals, 70% growth across technology investments

VC INVESTMENT IN  UK  last year reached 3.6 billion euro  with  UK and Ireland accounting for 7% of global VC deals  in 2015. The UK tech sector received 70 per cent more funding from VCs last year, compared with 2014, with start-ups gaining just $2.1bn in 2014,according to research
based on the data from  CB Insights and London & Partners,

 However this number pales into insignificance when compared to VC investment and start up growth in US and silicon valley  miles According to the US National Venture Capital Association, $35.7bn was invested in tech companies by US venture funds in 2014 alone.

"fintech investment growth across UK venture funding"

However UK has traditionally seen increasing VC funding across  financial  technology  start ups. In 2015 Britain’s financial technology( fintech)  investments has  seen significant upside  with several
funding rounds in the vertical  which included  Ebury, a group that helps small businesses trade internationally, which raised $83m; Funding Circle, the peer-to-peer lender, which raised $150m; and WorldRemit, a money transfer group, which raised $100 million

UK’s  strength has been its proximity with the financial centre of London, where it scores over ” the silicon valley’s software power centre

December 30, 2015

the biggest investors and total funding rounds in snapchat

Snapchat is a photo  and video messaging app that allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to their intended recipients.Snapchat was created by  by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University. Among its investors are 1)Alibaba 2)Benchmark 3)Fidelity Investments 5)General 6)Catalyst Partners7) Glade Brook Capital 8) HDS Capital 9)Kingdom Holding 10)Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers along with  Coatue Management SV Angel and Tencent Holdings  

Geographic Composition of Snapchat Inc.’s Investors (Cumulative) | FindTheCompany

Snapchat as of 2015, December 31st has made 4 Acquisitions with a  Total Equity Funding $1.17B in 7 Rounds from 16 Investors.Snapchat serves transient display ads to over 100 million daily active users on its platform,  for 10 seconds ( for the time range users can keep their recordings) after which the next sets of online ads are shown . Every ad disappear within 10 seconds, followed up the other set.Snapchat has succeeded in disruption the traditional CPC and CPM online ad models.
"investors behin the snapchat brand"

The success of the new model can be explained by the fact that Snapchat charges as astounding $750,000 a day.The company has experienced high user-base growth this year and has been one of the most compelling Unicorns in the tech industry. The firm has managed to raise over $1 billion in equity funding to date, which has valued the company between $15-20 billion.

November 7, 2015

Trends in VC investment across the Healthcare sector

Healthcare costs in the U.S. have gone up over 130% in the last decade, and healthcare is currently 18% of the GDP.

In 2014, Venture Capital Investments in Healthcare Services was 360M US dollars. PE  and VC funding over the last 5 years for Healthcare  has been on an downward trajectory over the last 4  years now.However There have been more than 400 healthcare deals in the first half of 2015, and the year is on track for a five-year high in funding.

 After 2000 .when the healthcare sector VC funding’s were at its peak at 3 billion, the next  biggest peak came in 2010-2011 where more than 1.5 billion ISD was pumped across different  healthcare verticals during the 2 years. At its most recent reporting value (December 31, 2014), the series was sitting down 36.92% from 2010. Over that span, it hit its minimum value on December 31, 2013 at 211M US dollars.

In 2014, heath insurance companies   also raised $308 million across 32 venture rounds, according to CrunchBase data — a 250% increase from the $88 million raised in 2013 and a 556% increase from 2012’s tota

August 26, 2015

top 20 start ups funded by Fidelity investment


The above list prepared and verified by Crunchbase shows the list of total VC funded start ups where Fidelity investments has a stake . From Airbnb, Pinterest, Snapchat , Uber and Hootsuite it is also present across medical and Biotech start ups like  Pax labs and Blue Apron

 Fidelity Investment  has  earlier been known for funding  many unrelated businesses, including a luxury hotel and Veritude, a temporary employment agency.. Fidelity has also strategically invested in the telecom/managed services/data center industries, having incubated COLT Telecom Group in Europe, MetroRED in South America, and KVH in Japan. (Since 2008, all MetroRED ownership has been completely divested.)Meanwhile Fidelity ventures Fidelity Ventures is its venture capital arm. Fidelity International Limited (FIL), was an affiliate founded in 1969, serving international markets and the rest of the world;

July 25, 2015

Start up funding in London to exceed $2billion this year, crosses $683 million in Q1

"VC funding in London exceeds $2billion this year"

London’s Startups Hit A High Of $682M In VC Funding In Q1 2015.
According to  Techcrunch

 London chalked up a record $682.5 million of investment in the first three months of this year, a rise of 66 percent on a year ago and busting through the previous record of $411.62 million, set in Q4 of last year in 2014

 At the current rate, investments in London startups are on track to break past $2 billion this year. The figures, tracked by London & Partners shows that $682.5 million makes up 80 percent of all VC investment in the U.K. for Q1 ($856.7 million). 

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July 14, 2015

top 10 Big Data Start ups with highest VC funding

" top 10 big data start ups with highest VC funding
infographic showing the 10 Big data start ups  with active funding

These are the top 10 Big data startup  with active VC Funding 

  1. Company :Cloudera  Funding Received :$1040 million  Core Service :Hadoop services & training
  2. Palantir  ; Funding Received :$650 million   Core area : Analytics application
  3. Domo Funding Received :$250 million Core Area :Business intelligence
  4. Mongo : Funding :DB $231 million Core Area :Document-oriented DB
  5. MuSigma : Funding :$208 million  Core Area :Data Science-as a Service
  6. Hortonworks: Funding : $198 million Core area:Hadoop services & training
  7. Opera Solutions :Funding  :$114 million Core Area :Data Science-as -a Service
  8. Talend : Funding :$102 million  Core Area :Application & process integration platform
  9. Guavus : Funding :$89 million Core Area :Big Data analytics platform
  10. DataMinr: Funding : 130million  Core area :Data mining start up

list of early stage investment this year by sequoia capital

" what makes  sequoia capital the biggest early stage investor "

Below are the list of  selected list of early stage investment funded by sequoia  invested thishs

 Jul 8, 2015 —ZoomCar $11M Venture

 Jul 8, 2015 SafeBreach $4M Venture

Jul 6, 2015 Hector Beverages $28.7M Series C

Jul 2, 2015 $60M Series CJun 24, 2015 The Porter $5.5M Series A

Jun 23, 2015 Goodservice $1.6M Seed

 Jun 21, 2015 Roadrunnr $10M Series A

 Jun 18, 2015 Namely $45M Series C Pat Grady

Jun 17, 2015 Cohesity $55M Series B Bill Coughran,

Jun 15, 2015 homelane $50M Series B — 

Jun 12, 2015 La Renon $16M Series A —

Jun 10, 2015 Lattice Engines $28M Series D Douglas Leone

Jun 9, 2015  Voonik $5M Series A —

Jun 4, 2015 Cockroach Labs $6.3M Series A

 Jun 4, 2015 PicsArt      $15M Series B —

 Jun 4, 2015 Songkick   $16M Series C

 2, 2015 Mishi $15M Series B —

Jun 2, 2015 Nubank $30M Series B —

Jun 2, 2015 HireVue $45M Series E —

Jun 1, 2015 Sumo Logic $80M Series

May 18, 2015 Akosha $16M Series B —

May 14, 2015 Percolate $40M Series C —

May 13, 2015 Pocket Gems $60M Series

May 13, 2015 PlanGrid $18M Series

May 13, 2015 Yunmanman undisclosed amount Series B

May 12, 2015 Blue Danube Systems $16M Series B

May 11, 2015 MarkLogic $102M Series F

May 8, 2015 Tuniu $500M Post Ipo Equity —

May 6, 2015 Inkling Systems $15M Series D Bryan Schreier A

 Apr 20, 2015 1mg $6M Venture —

Apr 15, 2015 Ninebot $80M Venture — ‘

Apr 14, 2015 PepperTap $10M Series A —

Apr 14, 2015 Grofers $35M Series B —

Apr 14, 2015 Adallom $30M Series C

Apr 14, 2015 Docker $95M Series D

 Apr 13, 2015 Tiantian Yongche undisclosed amount Series C —

 Apr 10, 2015 Zomato $50M Series F —

Apr 10, 2015 SecurityScorecard Inc. $13.7M Series

Apr 9, 2015 Urban Ladder $50M Series C —

Apr 9, 2015 VULCUN $12M Series A —

Apr 8, 2015 Qingchifan $20M Series B — A

Apr 8, 2015 MobiKwik $25M Series B —

Apr 7, 2015 PressPlay $2.2M Seed —

Apr 3, 2015 PPDai undisclosed amount Series C —

Apr 2, 2015 VarageSale $34M Series B —

Mar 31, 2015 Beequick $20M Series B —

Mar 27, 2015 Innovid $10M Venture Gil Raanan

Mar 26, 2015 DoorDash $40M Series B

Mar 26, 2015 Teewe $1.8M Seed —

Mar 25, 2015 OYO Rooms $25M Series A

 Mar 17, 2015 Birst $65M Series F

Mar 16, 2015 Orbital Insight, Inc. $8.7M Series

Mar 12, 2015 To8to $200M Series C —

Mar 11, 2015 Moonfrog Labs $15M Series A —

Mar 10, 2015 Groupon India $20M Venture —

Mar 10, 2015 PepperTap $1.2M Seed —

Mar 5, 2015 EndoChoice $57M Series D —

Mar 2, 2015 Cheyipai $110M Series D —

Feb 26, 2015 Grofers $10M Series A —

Feb 26, 2015 TinyOwl Technology $16M Series B —

Feb 10, 2015 Capital Float $13M Series A

Feb 9, 2015 Faaso’s $16M Series B —

Feb 6, 2015 NewsHunt $40M Series C —

Feb 5, 2015 FreeCharge $80M Series C —

Feb 3, 2015 Guardant Health $50M Series C , Partners Warren Hogarth

Jan 29, 2015 $1.6M Seed Yinglan Tan

aJan 28, 2015 Cardekho $50M Series B —

Jan 28, 2015 GirnarSoft $50M Series B —

Jan 28, 2015 Grabhouse $2.5M

Series A — Jan 27, 2015 $350M Series E

Jan 20, 2015 Ravello Systems $28M Series

Jan 20, 2015 Taykey $15M Series D

Jan 15, 2015 Mapillary $1.5M Seed —

Jan 14, 2015 Rounds $12M Series B —

Jan 14, 2015 Moovit $50M Series C Gil Raanan

Jan 13, 2015 App Annie $55M Series D Tim Lee

Jan 9, 2015 MongoDB $80M Series G Luis Robles

Jan 8, 2015 WeLab $20M Series A —

Jan 7, 2015:LinO: 30million series B

source : Information as gathered from crunchbase

July 12, 2015

timeline of google’s 171 acquisitions and 38 investments across companies

 As of today Google has acquired 171 companies according to Crunchbase and has invested as angel investor across  38 companies. The list of companies Google acquired in 2013-2014 has been illustrated below along with their product lines it represented

" google timeline of  acquisition"


 SlickLogin (Sound identification)

 DeepMind (Aritifical Intelligence)

Nest (Smart smoke alarms)


Boston Dynamics (Robotics) (humanoid robots)

Autofuss (Ads and Design)

FlexyCore (DroidBooster App for Android)

 Flutter (Gesture recognition technology)

Bot & Dolly (Robotic cameras)

Bump (Mobile software)

Holomni (Robotic wheels)

WIMM Labs (Android powered smartwatches)

Meka Robotics (Robots)

Redwood Robotics (Robotic Arms)

Waze (GPS navigation software)

Industrial Perception (Computer Vision)

Makani Power (Airborne wind turbines)

Wavii (Natural Language Processing)

 Behavio (Social Prediction)

Talaria Technologies (Cloud computing)

DNNresearch Inc. (Deep Neural Networks)

Channel Intelligence (Product ecommerce) 

June 9, 2015

capital efficiency ratios across the top 10 3 billion dollar start ups

" the capital efficiency ratios of billion dollar start ups"

This infographic from cbinsights shows how capital efficiency ratios change  depending on  the kind of industries they service .Enterprise tech companies see higher average and median capital efficiency ratios than consumer tech cos. eCommerce companies on the list see a lower capital efficiency ratios as can be seen by firms like Delivery Hero, Snapdeal and Lazada, which all count ratios under 2x. The bottom 3 among unicorns from a capital efficiency perspective are all eCommerce companies.6 billion). )

June 5, 2015

2015 world start up report : 29 nations which belong to the UNICORN CLUB of internet companies

World Start up report : 2015


 What is the number of billionaire internet companies  these 29 nations have ?  The top 10 list is dominated apart from Google and Alibaba whose worth is ( 400 and 200 billion USD) the other 8 has valuations from 6billion to 50billion USD.

29 countries in the above chart have at least one Internet company worth $1 billion..This is the number of members who belong to the “Unicorn” club of Internet companies. Every country on this list has at least one $1B Internet company. Led by Google ($410 billion) and Alibaba Group ($200 billion). The other online companies including , Russian based search engine Yandex ($15.8 billion); Israel’s Checkpoint, the security software maker ($13.6 billion); search portal Naver in South Korea ($28 billion); and media company Naspers in South Africa ($46 billion). )

Europe has the smallest number of  among all the geographical nations 

June 4, 2015

Where are the biggest top 10 internet companies based

"world start up report:10 Top 10 internet startup with highest valuations"

These are the TOP 10 highest valued Internet companies across 50 countries as per the world start up report. The  US ranks no 1 , and  has the highest number of internet companies with valuation of  $400 billion. Among the top 10 list, china ranks no 2 with valuations of ($200billion). Ranking no 3 is  South Africa with $46billion. South Korean and Japanese companies share 4th spot  both with $28billion.

May 22, 2015

mapping private equity investments across nations

" private equity investments across digital ecosystems

The chat shows “: how private equity investments have been happening across the worlds digital ecosystems defined in terms of  ( see left column )  as rapidly receding, rapidly  advancing and , slowly receding and  slowly advancing based on which  nations are mapped

South American countries in the Index have witnessed remarkable growth in digital services and usage. With 85 percent of the population expected to have a mobile connection by 2015,

May 19, 2015

This years top 10 kickstarter projects ranked by venture funding

Statistic: Most successfully completed Kickstarter projects as of March 2015, based on amount of total funds raised (in 1,000 U.S. dollars) | Statista

Kickstarter 2015  Projects with the biggest funding

 The chart shows the biggest funding projects by Kickstarter .founded in 2009  Kickstarter has turned into one of the most prolific crowdfunding platforms worldwide. 
This year in March 2015, Pebble Time project completed its crowdfunding and publicity run with 20.34 billion dollars.No 2   project  was  Coolest Cooler which  finished its Kickstarter run with more than 13.28 million U.S. dollars in project funding. Up until then, Pebble e-paper watch for Android and iOS  had held the title for the highest funded project on the crowdfunding website with 10.27 million US dollars.

May 16, 2015