Intel, Mobeam, Coupons.com: Bay Area BizTech News By the Numbers
Time for our data-driven roundup of business and technology news and deals in the San Francisco Bay Area. From biggest to smallest:
$6.3 billion—the aggregate value of the 101 merger-and-acquisition deals involving venture-backed companies in the third quarter of 2011—an 8 percent increase over the second quarter, according to data released today by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (PDF). That good news was balanced out by some bad: only 41 venture-backed companies have managed to go public in 2011, only five of them in the third quarter.
$300 to $350 million—The reported amount that Intel, the Santa Clara, CA-based chipmaker, is paying to acquire Telmap, an Israeli maker of navigation software. Intel said in a blog post that Telmap’s local search and mapping services “helps bring to life our vision for integrated, uniform experiences across consumer devices.”
107 million—The number of iPhones Apple will sell worldwide in 2012, according to a prediction from Janney Capital Markets analyst Bill Choi. That would be a 27 percent jump over predicted 2011 sales of 84 million units.
$30 million—The reported size of the latest funding round for Mountain View, CA-based Coupons.com, announced today. Greylock Partners contributed the funds, joining a group of institutional investors who put $200 million into the digital coupons company in June.
$15.5 million—A new funding round announced today for Axcient, the Mountain View-CA-based provider of backup and disaster recovery services. Scale Venture Partners led the round, with existing investors Allegis Capital, Peninsula Ventures, and Thomvest Ventures joining in.
$4.9 million—A Series A venture round for Mobeam, a Cupertino, CA, startup with software that uses the LEDs illuminating most mobile handset displays to communicate data directly to the laser barcode scanners in supermarkets and other retail locations. According to today’s announcement of the round, Yet2Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Mitsui, and unnamed independent investors provided the funds.
$4.4 million—A Series C funding round announced today for Enkata, the Redwood City, CA-based customer experience analytics startup. New investor IT Farm Corporation participated in the round, which was joined by existing investors Apex, ComVentures, Sigma Partners, and Enkata CEO David Stamm.
More than 250,000—The number of websites that use fonts from Typekit, the San Francisco-based cloud typography startup acquired today by Adobe. The startup had raised just over $2 million from True Ventures, Freestyle Capital, and individual investors Ron Conway, Caterina Fake, Matt Mullenweg, Chris Sacca, and Evan Williams. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
20,000—The number of core Twitter users who generate 50 percent of all tweets, according to a Yahoo study cited in this week’s New York magazine cover story on Twitter.
300 percent—The increase in sales at London- and San Francisco-based Huddle in the company’s latest fiscal quarter, according to a release. The company makes business collaboration software platform that competes with Microsoft’s Sharepoint server. Huddle also announced that it has stolen a key international executive away from Salesforce.com: Simon O’Kane, former managing director of Salesforce.com’s UK and Ireland operations, has joined Huddle as its vice president of enterprise.
$100 per month—The starting price of Pantheon‘s new cloud-based platform for building and hosting enterprise websites based on the Drupal content management system. The San Francisco company introduced its service on Friday.