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BY : Diego GutiérrezDecember Fri, 2013

venture capitalThe fourth quarter of 2013 has seen the highest number of transactions of venture capital in mobiles in the US. Investments have gone to large companies such as UberFlipboard, y Snapchapbut also on seed capital companies.


Sector Funding IT Sector

Given the increasing interest in the mobile sector, and the large number of investments in 2013, we have sought to highlight some of the most important investors The most active venture capitalists in the sector.

Andreessen Horowitz leads the list of the investorsIn the past, most of the investments have been in early-stage companies, such as AviatePropeller and Red Hot Labs. Andreessen Horowitz is followed in the ranking of the largest investors according to CB insights by SV Angel 500 startups. Below is the ranking of the top 10 investors.

"In Spain there have also been operations in the sector recently, La Caixa Capital risk Bonsai venture Capital have participated in a €1M investment round in the startup Alicantina From the Bench and the startup minube has this week received a €1M funding round from Sputnik Ventures, Sputnik Capital , Bonsai Venture Capital Kibo venturessays Diego Gutierrez, a corporate finance expert from Abra-invest.

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Corporate venture capital has also been very active in the sector this year. In the third quarter, CVC deals in the mobile sector increased by 68% from the same period last year and by 39% from the previous quarter.The list of the most active VCs is headed by Google ventures y Qualcomn ventures.

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Leading companies in the financing rounds

Uber received one of the four financing rounds to startups, related to the world of telephony, the largest of $ 100M. The protagonists of this round were Benchmark, Google Ventures, y TPG Capital and the amount of this was $ 258M.

While to date, the major financing rounds In the sector were related to telecommunications equipment and services, in 2013 there have been a large number of funding rounds to mobile software companies and apps, including Snapchat and Flipover, which raised $800M in a series C round.

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Exits

One of the most talked about exit deals in the telecoms world this year has been that of Snapchat, who turned down a multi-billion dollar offer from Facebook. But there have been more exits in the sector. The 5 largest total $ 1.42B and all of them were corporate acquisitions.

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