2013's Top Fundraising Startups

Uber - August 22, $258 Million

Uber, a transportation logistics startup, raised $258 million in Series C funding from Google Ventures and TPG, according to an August 23 report from TechCrunch.

Founded in 2009, Uber has raised more than $300 million to date.

The company leverages mobile technology to enable users to order and pay for car services.

Lazada - December 9, $250 Million

Lazada, a major Southeast Asia online department store, raised $250 million in December during a Series E funding round.

The company, which raised $100 million in Series D funding in August, operates in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and The Philippines.

Founded in 2012, the company has raised more than $400 million since the start of 2012.

Flipkart - July 11, $200 Million

Online shopping destination site Flipkart, based in India, raised $200 million in Series E funding in July, TechCrunch reported on July 9.

The company, has raised more than $500 million since it first opened for business in 2007.

Tiger Global Management and Accel Partners took part in the Series E round.

Shopify - December 11, $100 Million

Shopify, a commerce platform founded in 2006, raised $100 million in Series C funding in December.

Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital and Georgian Partners are among the VC firms that have invested in the company.

This round of funding was aimed at providing Shopify with the means to branch out into offline commerce ventures.

Zalora - May 22, $112 Million

Zalora, an Asian fashion eCommerce site, raised $112 million from a fund developed by VC firm Rocket Internet, TechCrunch reported on December 3.

Based in Singapore, Zalora was founded in 2012. It has raised more than $200 million since the beginning of the year, including $100 million in venture funding announced in May.

Access Industries led the most recent fundraising round.



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