Market Analysis & Industry News

Windows Phone has about 12M handsets in the wild, according to analysis completed by NextWeb. This compares to  218M iPhones and 300M+ Android devices. link

The average US smart phone has 41 apps, up from 31 last year according to Nielsen but time spent using these apps has held constant at about 40 minutes per day. 73% of those studied reported personal data collection is a concern. Also of note, Google operates 4 of the top 5 applications by usage. Facebook is the only exception. link

The Financial Times digital subscribers will outnumber print subscribers by the end of the year, according to the paper, at roughly 310,000.  link

Online video ads are growing rapidly in volume. The average US viewer watches 60 ads per month, up from 49 in March 2012, despite a relatively stable number of video views, according to comScore. link

Product Releases

Yahoo announced Genome, a rebranding of the data tools offered by Interclick, which Yahoo acquired in 2011. Genome offers advertisers a rich data set to use for data targeting. link

Factual Releases Three New Location And Mobile Ad Targeting Tools link

Comcast is deploying Skype to cable subscribers in 8 markets. The feature will cost $10 per month. link

Company Announcements

Millennial Media’s revenue has increased by 53% y/y in Q2 to $33M. The company forecasted lower than expected revenues for 2012: $175M compared to analyst estimates of $203M. link

The Galaxy III, the next phone Samsung’s most successful smartphone lineage, has amassed 9M preorders in 2 weeks. The Galaxy II required 3 months to reach 3M preorders.  link

GroupOn reported $560M in revenue (+89% y/y) and a loss of $4.5M. link

Spotify has reached 20M MAU. link

Gogobot surpassed the 1M user mark. link

En route to $100M in revenue in 2012, Fab announces 4M subscribers. link

The 10 most popular instructors on Udemy, a crowdsourced education platform, reported combined 2011 earnings of $1.6M. link


Brad Garlinghouse has left Aol to become CEO at YouSendIt.  link

Foursquare has hired Steven Rosenblatt at CRO. link


The M&A market Q1 2012 was largely driven by enterprise acquisitions including Cisco/NDS and Oracle/Taleo. Across all venture backed M&A, deal volumes were identical to 2011 but deal value fell 12% y/y. link

Facebook went public last week with a market cap of roughly $100B. On the same day, the company announced the acquisition of social gifting company, Karma. link


Company Description Investment Investors
Contactually, Inc. Contactually, Inc. provides business tools. The company focuses on CRM solutions. Its solutions automatically convert user’s email contacts to a central spot; sync it with their CRM; and add tasks, follow-ups, and priorities associated with those contacts. The company offers its solutions to collect data on user’s email relationships and enable them to take action. Contactually, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia. 0.5 500 Startups
Curalate Curalate builds a platform that helps brands leverage curation platforms. 0.75 New Enterprise Associates; First Round Capital; MentorTech Ventures
Prismatic Prismatic offers a beautiful feed reader. 1.2 Battery Ventures; Javelin Venture Partners
Prosodic, Inc. Prosodic builds automated social media interaction tools for brands. 1.4 Ignition Partners
elicit, inc. 1.5 First Round Capital; Greycroft Partners LLC; ff Venture Capital
Crowdtilt CrowdTilt builds a group crowdsourcing platform. 2.1 SV Angel; CrunchFund
Mass Relevance Inc. Mass Relevance Inc. develops and offers cloud-based platform for managing and broadcasting content via social platforms. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Austin, Texas. 3.3 Austin Ventures; Battery Ventures; Allegro Ventures; FLOODGATE; Metamorphic Ventures
Mocavo.com, Inc. Mocavo.com, Inc. operates genealogy search engine. 4.0 Foundry Group
ClearInsight Inc. ClearInsight Inc., doing business as InsightSquared, provides data intelligence on companies and their customers to small and medium businesses. 4.5 Atlas Venture L.P.; Bessemer Venture Partners; salesforce.com, inc (NYSE:CRM); NextView Ventures
Simplificare, Inc. Simplificare, Inc. develops and offers online healthcare expense management software. 6.0 Greylock Partners; The Social+Capital Partnership
Electric Imp 7.9 Redpoint Ventures; Lowercase Capital
Lenddo.com, Inc. Lenddo.com, Inc. provides credit scoring service that uses online social network of users to assess credit. 8.0 Accel Management Co, Inc.; Blumberg Capital; iNovia Capital; Omidyar Network; Metamorphic Ventures
Wave Accounting, Inc. Wave Accounting, Inc. provides an online accounting system that stores financial information about a company or individual as provided or entered by that company or individual 12.0 Charles River Ventures; The Social+Capital Partnership; OMERS Ventures
ModCloth, Inc. ModCloth, Inc. engages in the online retail of clothes, accessories, and home decoration products. 25.0 Accel Management Co, Inc.; Norwest Venture Partners
Pinterest Pinterest provides an online service that enables users to organize and share various things on the Web. 100.0 Bessemer Venture Partners; FirstMark Capital, L.L.C.; Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ:4755); Andreessen Horowitz
Gen110 Gen110 operates a consumer service that allows users to buy electricity at a fixed price for the future. Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
Jed-i Accel Management Co, Inc.