Vorstellung der Venture Capital Beteiligungen im Bereich “Apps” sowie “Mobile” der US-Venture Capital Gesellschaft Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (dem sogenannten “iFund (TM)” http://kpcb.com/initiatives/ifund). Details unter: http://kpcb.com/initiatives/ifund/companies
Venture Capital Investments in “APPS” als aktueller Trend in den USA. Nachfolgend eine kurze Beschreibung der jeweiligen Venture Capital Beteiligungen sowie Nennung der weiteren Investoren, die bereits in Anbieter mobiler Applikationen (“APPS”) investiert haben.
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25 Investments (Stand: Oktober 2011)
Enterprise Mobile Apps with EASE: For developers who create apps, and enterprise IT professionals who deploy and manage them, Apperian delivers superior productivity with the Enterprise App Services Environment (EASE). EASE is a cloud-based mobile app management platform that provides a developer SDK, templates for creating native apps, rapid provisioning, secure deployment and easy updating, all via a client branded app catalog.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: CommonAngels www.commonangels.com, North Bridge Venture Capital www.northbridge.com, Bessemer Venture Partners www.bvp.com
Booyah, headquartered in San Francisco, is the market leader in real-world & location –based gaming. The company is founded on the premise that “where you play matters” and creates compelling, innovative mass-market entertainment products & services that have been enjoyed by tens of millions of worldwide. By integrating real-world signals into its portfolio of products, Booyah is more than a games company…literally changing how people play and delivering more personal, more social & more meaningful ways for gamers of all ages to play & interact with their friends & the world around them.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Accel Partners www.accel.com
Callaway Digital Arts www.callaway.com
Callaway Digital Arts (CDA) publishes innovative children’s and lifestyle applications for Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices. Funded in August 2010 with an investment from Silicon Valley’s Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, we create meaningful digital experiences that transform the way families connect with media and with each other. With a grant from the Department of Education, CDA is also reinventing learning by creating a platform that builds reading and math skills for children ages two through eight. Our apps have reached the number-one spot in Books and have been featured as App of the Week and among Apple’s Best Interactive Story Apps of 2010.
Cooliris turns digital content into immersive visual experiences that increase user engagement and discoverability. With over 40 million downloads of the Cooliris 3D Wall and over 100,000 daily activations of the Android Gallery application, Cooliris is a leader in creating awesome user experiences. Cooliris’s core consumer product is LiveShare, a free real-time media sharing application for mobile and web that makes it easy for groups to share privately or publicly. Its newly created standalone business unit, Adjitsu, focuses on bringing an unparalleled immersive 3D ad experience to mobile display advertising.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: DAG Ventures www.dagventures.com, The Westly Group www.westlygroup.com, T-Venture www.t-venture.de
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA, Egnyte was founded to deliver revolutionary solutions to the complexities and costs associated with the development and growth of information infrastructure faced by corporations and large organizations. In 2008, Egnyte launched Cloud File Server to provide on-demand infrastructure services to small, medium and large businesses looking to outsource their IT infrastructure. Egnyte has continually received acclaim and recognition from leading news media.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Floodgate Fund (formerly Maples Investments) www.floodgate.com, Polaris Venture Partners www.polarisventures.com
A New Approach to Browsing Social Content: Flipboard Pages. What is Flipboard Pages? Flipboard Pages offers a simple new way for publishers to automatically render select content in a beautiful, engaging layout on the iPad. Flipboard has also announced a handful of publishers whose content has already been enabled via Flipboard Pages including ABC News, All Things Digital, Bon Appetit, Lonely Planet, SB Nation, SF Gate, Uncrate and The Washington Post Magazine. When an article from one of those publishers is shared on Twitter or Facebook, a Flipboard user can simply hit “Read Article” on an excerpt or double-tap while browsing a section to get a delightful magazine-style reading experience.
GOGII www.gogii.com bzw. www.textplus.com
textPlus– fueling the text revolution with free, unlimited group text. GOGII: We do more than make cool apps. We think about communication and connections, and ways to evolve real time conversations. We are committed to innovating and delivering a next gen texting experience through enabling, enhancing and expanding text conversations – to any device. GOGII currently provides customers with next generation text messaging through its flagship product, textPlus. GOGII, Inc. was founded in 2008 by the three founders of JAMDAT Mobile, the leading mobile entertainment publisher that was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2006.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Matrix Partners www.matrixpartners.com
iControl Networks, Inc. www.icontrol.com
Making the “digital home” a reality, the iControl OpenHome software platform enables leading broadband service providers and home security companies to offer next generation broadband home management services to their customers, including interactive home security, home monitoring, home management and control, energy management and home health care. Palo Alto, Calif. (June 20, 2011) — iControl Networks, a leader in broadband home management, today announced the close of over $50 million in Series D funding, bringing total investment in the company to more than $100 million. This round of funding will accelerate the deployment of iControl’s energy management solution and other broadband home management services, while also positioning the company for international expansion.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Cisco www.cisco.com, Comcast Ventures www.civentures.com, Intel Capital www.intel.com
Since our inception in the Asia-Pacific region in 2007, InMobi has grown to become the world’s largest independent ad network serving over 100 Billion mobile ads to date. We built our product in parts of the world where the mobile phone is not just a screen, it’s the only screen. After launching in the U.S. and Europe in early 2010, InMobi has more than doubled its global network from 7.5 Billion to 50.4 Billion impressions monthly.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: SoftBank www.softbank.co.jp/en/, Sherpalo Ventures www.sherpalo.com
Katango simplifies your social life by automatically organizing your online friends, family, and colleagues into the right groups for communication. We believe that the era of online social sharing is just getting started. One of the key friction points in online communications is the repetitive, manual work involved in creating email To: lines, private online groups, and managing all your online contacts. Katango is here to help. Katango has unique, patent-pending algorithms that help anyone with a lot of online contacts automatically create meaningful groups that are personalized to each person who uses Katango. Katango groups are great for on-the-fly coordination of events, staying in touch with life-long friends and family members, chatting with friends who have similar interests, and everything in-between. Katango takes the friction out of online sharing and communications by minimizing all the group setup work.
The Future of Entertainment is Mobile: In the 21st century, we stay connected to our friends, our fun and ourselves with our mobile devices. You are a part of this revolution! At ngmoco:) we are committed to building innovative social entertainment for this new world. ngmoco:) was founded in July 2008 to build top quality games for mobile. In 2010 we became part of DeNA, the leading social games publisher in Japan. Now, together, DeNA and ngmoco develop games and smartphone gaming platforms to unite the globe. Our games are free to play, because we believe that everyone should be able to play together. Today ngmoco:)‘s leading-edge free titles include We Rule, Touch Pets Dogs and Coin Push Frenzy. You can find our games on Android and iOS. With DeNA we provide Mobage, a powerful social framework for developers to build and amplify social activity into their games. Underneath our games is ngCore, a powerful technology framework for games to be published and streamed to multiple platforms from a single codebase. Armed with sharp minds, fantastic technology, and brave ideas, ngmoco:) is building the future of fun! To date, Ngmoco, founded in mid-2008, has raised $40.6 million. (Feb. 2011)
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Norwest Venture Partners www.nvp.com, Maples Investments (jetzt FLOODGATE) www.floodgate.com
Path is the personal network. A place to be yourself and share life with your close friends and family. The personal network doesn’t replace your existing social networks – it augments them. Path allows you to capture your life’s most personal moments and share them with the 50 close friends and family in your life who matter most. Because your personal network is limited to your 50 closest friends and family, you can always trust that you can post any moment, no matter how personal. Path is a place where you can be yourself. The company has now raised a total of $11.2 million. (Oct. 2011)
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Digital Garage Japan http://garage.co.jp/en, First Round Capital www.firstround.com
PayMate is a Mumbai based wireless transactions platform provider founded by entrepreneurs Ajay Adiseshann and Probir Roy. PayMate has offices in India, USA, Sri Lanka, Nepal and UAE making it the single largest M- Commerce company in the sub continent, offering customized mobile payment solutions in each market with local partners. PayMate’s mobile payment system consisting of a hybrid SMS and IVR based transaction platform along with its BREW and j2ME application suite offers unparalleled simplicity making it usable on even the most basic handsets, across all telecom operators. In addition, PayMate’s suite of enterprise solutions for wireless transactions consists of everything from electronic transaction process, POS Solutions to Mobile Banking applications serving clients across Asia, North America, Africa and the Middle East. PayMate’s list of security certifications includes compliances such as PCI DSS 1.2, PA-DSS 1.2 and Govt. Of India’s Cert-in, certifying its systems, processes and infrastructure with banking grade security.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Sherpalo Ventures www.sherpalo.com, Mayfield Fund www.mayfield.com
Pelago was founded to revolutionize the way people explore and experience the physical world. The company’s flagship product — Whrrl — is a location-based, social application for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry designed to help people discover highly relevant new experiences in the real world. Whrrlers join Societies, groups of like-minded people with the same real-world interests, passions and brand affinities to exchange recommendations (new places to go and things to do) and experiences (via photos and notes). Whrrl’s groundbreaking Society Rewards program enables businesses to participate in the discovery experience by offering prizes at places that Whrrlers win by checking in. This drives first-time visits, but Society Rewards goes further in that the most influential people have the best odds of winning the prizes. As such, it is the first real-world social loyalty program. Pelago was founded in 2006, is based in Seattle, and is led by an executive team from companies including Amazon.com, RealNetworks and Yahoo.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Bezos Expeditions www.bezosexpeditions.com, T-Venture www.t-venture.de, Trilogy Equity Partners www.trilogypartnership.com, Reliance Technology Ventures www.relianceventure.com
Pinger makes texting and talking free. Our market-leading communications products have been downloaded by millions of iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android users around the world. Pinger is loaded with inventive people who enjoy creating consumer products and services that make a difference in people’s lives.
Engagement and monetization layer for mobile applications: We are also pleased to have some of the best investors in the world partner with us to help build the business. session M has recently raised $6.5 million in series A funding from Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The round also includes investment from several notable mobile industry leaders. session M will be a part of the KPCB iFund.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Highland Capital Partners www.hcp.com
The world’s leading mobile music discovery and socialization application – enabling consumers to experience and share music with others. Grown into an established business, but retained our start-up approach and work ethic: Shazam believes in creating a magical experience and is passionate about developing innovative products and services. Because of our commitment, we have over 150 million people around the world who use Shazam to discover new songs or other content. And we’re growing every day, adding more than 1 million new Shazamers every week, resulting in more than 4 million tags a day! Shazam supports most of today’s platforms: iOS (iPhone and iPod touch), Android, BlackBerry, BREW, J2ME, Symbian and Windows Phone. Shazam Entertainment is a privately held company headquartered in London with offices in New York, Palo Alto and Seoul. London, UK – 22 June, 2011 – Shazam®, the world’s leading mobile discovery company, today announced that it has raised $32 million in new funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), with existing investor DN Capital participating. The investment will be used to support the company’s continued growth and the development of Shazam’s real-time discovery and sharing App which creates an engaging, interactive mobile commerce platform for brands as it expands into television with Shazam for TV.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Institutional Venture Partners www.ivp.com, DN Capital www.dncapital.com
Shopkick transforms shopping in the physical world. Its mission is to turn it into a great personal, rewarding, and fun experience for everyone. Shoppers get rewarded simply for walking into stores, and amazing deals and rewards at all their favorite stores. The more people use shopkick, the better it gets for them. Love shopping? Don’t love shopping? We believe that shopping in the real world can be done a lot better for both of you. Why does no one reward you for visiting their stores, only for buying something? Why does nobody make shopping more personal? Where are the offers that really matter to you? And why aren’t there any fun surprises happening when you go to your favorite stores? So… what if you could flip on a switch and turn real-world stores into interactive worlds, using your smartphone? That’s shopkick. We founded shopkick in the summer of 2009. Many of us have built mobile apps, mobile companies and e-commerce companies before, or worked at Internet or design companies, like Google, Palm, IDEO, Yahoo!, CBS Mobile, Shutterfly, TellMe/Microsoft, Mozilla, Cisco, SixApart, Loopt, GoldPocket Wireless and 12snap. And all of us believe that shopping can be a much better experience than it is today. So we all came together to transform shopping for you in the real world forever. We still have a lot of work. But we won’t stop until you simply love shopkick. July 15th, 2010: Shopkick has received $15 million in fundingThe investment follows shopkick’s $5 million in initial funding from KPCB and Reid Hoffman, who then invested as an individual but is now part of Greylock Partners.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Citi Growth Ventures & Innovation Group, Silicon Valley angel investment firm SV Angel http://svangel.com/
Spotify is a new way to listen to music. Millions of tracks, any time you like. Just search for it in Spotify, then play it. Just help yourself to whatever you want, whenever you want it. Spotify is an online music service offering users the ability to stream more than 15 million tracks on demand using Spotify’s unique technology. Spotify will be marketed both as a premium monthly subscription service and a version which is free for consumers to use, and supported by advertising. July 2011: Spotify closed on about $100 million in a new funding round that values the company at $1 billion. Spotify has raised in the past approximately $118 million USD.
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren: Wellington Partners www.wellington-partners.com, Russian venture capital firm DST (founder Yuri Milner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Milner; another well-known investment of DST ist www.twitter.com)
Square is a revolutionary new way for individuals and businesses to accept credit card payments anywhere. July, 2011: Having raised a $100 million round at a $1.6 billion valuation
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters in length, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can share a lot with a little space
Weitere Venture Capital Investoren nach Finanzierungsrunden:
* Series A July 2007 (USD 5m) Charles River Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Marc Andreessen, Dick Costolo, Naval Ravikant, Ron Conway, Chris Sacca, Greg Yaitanes, Brian Pokorny
* Series B, May 2008 (USD 15m) Union Square Ventures, Bezos Expeditions, Spark Capital, Digital Garage, Kevin Rose, Timothy Ferriss,
* Series C, February 2009 (USD 35m) Benchmark Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, Spark Capital, Union Square Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Digital Garage
* Series D, September 2009 (USD 100m) Insight Venture Partners, T. Rowe Price, Spark Capital, Benchmark Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, Morgan Stanley
* Series F, January 2010 (USD 200m) Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
* August 2011 (USD 400m) DST Global
Diese Liste wird in Kürze ergänzt…..
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- FASTech 50: Die innovativsten Venture Capital finanzierten Start-Ups aus den USA im Jahr 2011
- Unternehmensbewertung Start-up: Bewertung von Start-up Unternehmen bei Venture Capital Finanzierungen
- Venture Capital Finanzierung – Wagniskapital – Risikokapital – Beteiligungskapital
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