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Investment in Mobile App Development Industry is Soaring

Mobile App Development Trends from The Startup Garage

VC Funding in Mobile App Development Still Hot

Since 2012, mobile app development companies have taken $262M in VC funding across 36 deals, which accounts for 59% of the $446M to the mobile app development space overall.  Some of the largest acquisitions included Kony Solutions at $18.3M in a Series D round from Telestra Ventures as well as Mobiquity at $12M in a Series B round from NewSpring Capital and Sigma Partners.  On a broader note, VC funding to the developer tools category as a whole reached $646, a 77% increase from the previous year.

M&As Are Also Hot

Investors bullish outlook on the market has been spurred by the increasing number of enterprises utilizing mobile apps as well as numerous M&As in the space.  Some of the large M&As include Facebook’s acquisition of Parse for $85M and IBM’s acquisition of Worlight for $70M (highlighted in the chart below).
VC Mobile App Development from CB Insights

Graph and data thanks to CB Insights.

With growth projections for the mobile industry as a whole in the double digits, mobile app development companies will likely continue to see an increase in VC funding in the years to come.


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