The Best-Funded Mobile Startups of 2013
The best-funded private companies of 2013 so far represent the diverse swatch of industries, applications, and hardware that make up the mobile market today.
Alongside the ever-popular mobile social media startups sit companies that are creating smarter ways to handle wireless data, extend network capacity, and allow cheaper international roaming calls. Smart devices are also well represented with a WiFi thermostat that learns the temperatures its users like and a mobile health sensor the patient can swallow.
The data on this year's funding -- compiled from information provided by Rutberg & Co. -- indicates that 2013 might be one of the biggest yet for mobile venture capital investment. Not just amongst some of the youngest startups but also in very well established mobile companies that are too old to be called startups still but that are able to take advantage of the increased interest in areas like enterprise BYOD and mobile health to grab large investments for rapid expansion.
There are also, as you'll see, several companies bubbling around the $50 million round mark that didn't quite make the cut for the top 10.
Click on the links to see which companies are most flush with new VC cash in 2013:
— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading