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A Look Back at 2011

Funding:
appMobi   
• January: $6M in Series B funding (angel investors / not identified)
Paydiant
• February: $7.6M in Series A funding led by North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners
Apperian
• March: $9.5M from North Bridge Venture Parrtners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ iFund, CommonAngels, and LaunchCapital
MobileIron
• May: $20M in Series D funding from existing shareholders Foundation Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Storm Ventures
Fixmo
• June: $6.5M in Series B funding led by Panorama Capital
 o Current investors Rho Ventures Canada, iNovia Capital, Extreme Venture Partners also participated
• November: $23.4M in Series C funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Paladin Capital Group, and Horizons Ventures (Hong Kong)
App47
• June: $1M in Series A funding from Valhalla Partners
Square
• June: $100M in Series C funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
VIVOtech
• June: $24M in Series C funding from EDBI (Singapore), SingTel Innov8, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Alloy Ventures, Citi Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurveston, DFJ Gotham, First Data Corporation, Miven Ventures, Motorola Mobility, Nokia Growth Partners, and NCR
Lookout
• September: $40M led by Andreessen Horowitz
 o Current investors Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, Index Ventures also participated
Mocana
•September: Undisclosed amount from Intel Capital
 o Shasta Venture Capital and Southern Cross Venture Partners also contributed
MeLLmo
• September: $30M led by Sequoia Capital
Nukona
• September: (undisclosed) led by Citrix Startup Accelerator and other angel investors
Enterproid
• October: $11M in Series A funding led by Comcast Ventures, with Google Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures also contributing
Zenprise
• October: $30M in Series E funding led by Greylock Partners
• Current investors Rembrandt Venture Partners, Ignition Partners, Bay Partners, Mayfield, and Shasta Ventures also participated
Sencha
• October: $15M in Series B funding led by Jafco Venture
• Current investors Sequoia Capital and Radar Partners also participated

Major Aquisitions:
Microsoft: Skype — $8.5B (May)
Google: Motorola Mobility — $12.5B (August)
HP: Autonomy — $10.3B (August)
Oracle: RightNow Technologies — $1.5B (October)
SAP: SuccessFactors — $3.4B (December)

Minor Acquisitions:
Adobe: Nitobi Software
Akamai: Cotendo and Velocitude
Alcatel-Lucent: OpenPlug
Antenna Software: Volantis
appMobi: TapJS
BMC Software: Aeroprise
Emptoris: Rivermine
Facebook: Strobe Inc.
Fixmo: Conceivium Business Solutions
Intermec: Vocollect and Enterprise Mobile
IBM: Emptoris
Juniper Networks: SMobile Systems
McAfee: tenCube
Motorola Solutions: Rhomobile
Nuance Communications: Noterize
Salesforce: Radian6
Software AG: Metismo
Visa International: Fundamo

Partnerships:
Microsoft and Nokia
Sprint and Clearwire

Themes:
RIM's Fall: 
• Playbook a massive failure
• Market capitalization decimated
• BB 10 OS pushed back
• RIM an acquisition target
Post Job's Apple
Android's rise
Patent battles
Spectrum battles
BYOD
Tablets in the workplace

2011 brought a wave of change to the mobile industry, attracting investors and driving significant acquisitions across the market — in 2012 we expect to see further innovation and maturing in the mobile ecosystem.

We will be following these trends into the New Year, with our first Mobile and Wireless report publishing in March of 2012: “A Classic ‘Attack from Below’ – Gauging the Impact of Best-of-Breed Mobile Upstarts.”


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