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June Mobile VC: $795M in Funding

Twilio, Snapchat and Affirmed top the charts for June's mobile VC action, according to the latest report from Rutberg & Co.

Dan Jones

July 16, 2013

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June Mobile VC: $795M in Funding

Financial analysts Rutberg & Co say that mobile startups have brought in US$4.1 billion in deals in the first half of 2013, a 7 percent increase over the year before.

Overall, during June 2013, private companies in mobile raised $795 million in 98 venture capital deals says the latest funding report from Rutberg. Some of the biggest earners are working on voice-to-mobile APIs, short mobile video apps and wireless network virtualization technology.

Here's how the top five earners stack up, according to Rutberg:



The top five is more U.S.-orientated and -- in particular -- more California-focused than in many previous months. Rutberg also notes that San Francisco-based Clinke, which is working on a still-secret take on mobile payments, came out strong a seed round of $25 million.

"The round is significant for being the largest disclosed seed funding in history, coming from Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital, Intuit, and a number of notable angels including Marc Benioff, Jim Breyer, and Peter Thiel," the Rutberg report states.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

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His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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