Category: Fundings and Exits

Google Acquihires Work Chat Startup Pie To Build Engineering Team In Southeast Asia

Google today announced that it is building its first engineering team devoted to Southeast Asia, and the search giant has gobbled up Pie, a Slack-like team communications service based in Singapore, to kick start things. Pie, which raised $1.2 million in funding last year led by Gree Ventures, is the first acquisition Google has made in Southeast Asia. The…

YouAppi Closes $13.1M Series B To Grow Its Mobile User Acquisition Service In Asia

YouAppi, a US-Israeli startup that helps companies acquire users through mobile ads and analytics, has closed a $13.1 million Series B round to develop its technology and expand its business Asia. The company was founded in 2011 with the aim of providing a single platform for companies wanting to attract and retain new users on mobile. It combines a mobile ad…

Singapore-based Cloud Communication Startup Wavecell Scores $1.6M Series A

Wavecell, a Singaporean startup that creates APIs for communication tools, has raised a $1.6 million Series A. The round was led by Qualgro Asean Fund with participation from Wavemaker Pacific, and will be used to grow Wavecell’s market presence in Southeast Asia. Founded in 2010, Wavecell’s products lets developers integrate SMS, voice, chat, and video…

Yello Mobile Raises $30M More At A $4B Valuation From Japan’s SBI Holdings

Yello Mobile — the Seoul, Korea-based mobile apps business that has grown by raising nearly $150 million and acquiring over 80 other app startups — has picked another $30 million in funding. This latest cash injection comes from SBI Holdings, a digital financial services group based out of Japan that announced a strategic partnership with Yello at the end of last year.…

Zoomdata Snares $25 Million Series C Led By Goldman Sachs

Zoomdata, a company that’s trying to transform business intelligence by connecting to both modern and traditional data sources at scale, announced a $25 million Series C round today. The investment was led by Goldman Sach’s Principal Strategic Investments Group. New investor Comcast Ventures also participated along with prior investors Accel, Columbus Nova Technology Partners and NEA. With…

Palantir Acquires Kimono Labs For Its Web-Scraping Service

Kimono Labs, a Y Combinator-backed web-scraping tool that helps developers grab information from sites without having to write their own scrapers, has been acquired by Palantir. The company made the announcement on its website today, and Kimono co-founder Pratap Ranade confirmed the acquisition to TechCrunch. Neither Palantir nor Kimono disclosed any financial details of the transaction, but…

Movebubble, The App That Aims To Make Renting In London Suck Less, Scores $1.6M Investment

Movebubble, the startup that wants to make renting in London suck a little less, has picked up $1.6 million in further funding, bringing total investment to just over $3.4 million. Investors include Adam Williams (former Spotify MD), Richard Leigh (co-founder and MD of London and Capital), and Robert Stiff. The company, which launched on-stage at…