I tracked a total of 275 startups in December 2011 that raised a combined total of a whopping $3.32Bn in funding through the month. The highest figure was a $300M investment in Twitter, the lowest a $15,000 seed funding in SoLatina.
Full report after the jump.
[Note: All funding data has been gathered from FinSMEs and CrunchBase. There are hundreds of other startups raising money all across the globe, but this report pertains to funding rounds covered in the above two publications only.]
I tracked a total of 340 startups that raised funding in December 2011. Exact funding amounts were available for only 275 of these 340 startups.
Altogether, the 275 startups raised a substantial $3,321,636,300 in funding, ranging from $20,000 seed rounds to a $300M investment in Twitter for an average of $12M in funding per startup. As expected, seed and Series A rounds were the most common, while there was a single Series F round and two Series E rounds.
The ten largest funding rounds were:
|Xiaomi Tech||$90M||Dow Jones|
|Novel Therapeutic Technologies||$75M||Dow Jones|
|Blue Interactive Group||$55M||FinSMEs|
The ten largest funding rounds alone total $1.23B. It is interesting to note that save Twitter, none of the ten rounds are in the consumer internet category. Twitter’s investment, too, was unexpected, coming from a Saudi Prince.
From the available data, there were 30 disclosed seed rounds which totaled $29,577,000. The largest seed round was $6.8M for Germany based digital documentation company, doo. There were also 42 Series A rounds that totaled $252M, 24 Series B rounds for a combined $362M, 13 Series C rounds totaling $381M, and 7 Series D rounds for $112M. Additionally, there were also 2 Series E rounds for $35.6M and one Series F round for $26M in Gumi.
Please note that this is only for startups with disclosed venture funding rounds. Many raised money through equity, or did not disclose the source or funding round.
I’m still running through the list and collecting data on startup location, category, and investor profile. Once I’ve churned through that, I’ll post a more in-depth report.
Would you like a more in-depth funding report every month? If enough people will read it, I’ll be more than willing to put in the effort to compile one, including investor profiles, startup location, comparison to previous funding rounds, and a large list of links.
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