Top 17 Venture Deals Roundup of The Week

Top 17 Venture Deals Roundup of The Week


  1. Intuity Medical  raised $76M in funding, in a second close of a previously announced Series D funding.
  2. 3D CAD software firm Autodesk acquired Instructables, the San Francisco-based online community focused on do-it-yourself projects. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.
  3. Twitter  scored a “significant round of funding” from venture firm DST Global, which it says will be used to aggressively innovate, hire more people and invest in international expansion.
  4. Google  acquired The DealMap, the Menlo Park-based online aggregator of local deals. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.
  5. Sony Computer Entertainment  acquired videogames developer SUcker Punch Productions.
  6. Google Ventures, the venture capital arm of Google, made an investment in an online coupon and deals operator, WhaleShark Media. Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.
  7. InMobi, the venture-backed, mobile advertising network,  acquired Sprout, a developer of mobile HTML5 rich media advertising software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.
  8. FirstRain, the developer of software used by business to monitor marketing, sales, finance, and other operations,  raised $6.4M in a funding round.
  9. Grandis, Inc., a developer of spin transfer torque random access memory (STT-RAM) memory technology, was  acquired by Samsung Electronics, Samsung announced Tuesday. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced.
  10. Airy Labs, a developer of social learning games for young children, raised $1.5M in a seed funding round. The round was led by Foundation Capital.
  11. Inkling, which develops digital textbook software,  raised $17M in a Series B funding round. The round was led by Tenaya Capital.
  12. Get Satisfaction, which develops online software to help companies power online customer support and online communities,  raised $10M in a Series B funding round.
  13. Lending Club, the person-to-person microlending marketplace operator, secured a $25M investment round. The round was led by Union Square Ventures.
  14. The Meltwater Group, a developer of social media monitoring tools and services,  acquired IceRocket, a developer of blog and social media search tools. Financial details of the buy were not announced.
  15. Kixeye–the social gaming developer formerly known as Casual Collective– raised $18M in a Series C funding round. The round was led by Jafco Ventures.
  16. myRete, the developer of the mobile social networking app, WhosHere,  raised a first round of funding from Lightbank, the venture capital investment fund of Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell.
  17. IO Turbine, a developer of software caching technology for VMware virtual environments, was acquired by flash SSD maker Fusion-io.

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