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2019 Venture Deals 50 List (of 2018)

The built industry has never seen such a remarkable year of funding as we did in 2018. Though led by the largest deal sizes this industry has ever seen from some of the most prolific investors, the year would have remained groundbreaking without them.

But first, let's rewind over a decade to put all of this in perspective:

In 2008, we witnessed one of the first major pushes to fund technology within the industry with global investment reaching $4.5 million across 2 major deals. 

In 2017, the story had changed drastically, largely due to the massive influx of new technologists entering the market. Investment grew to $882 million across 103 deals.

Now, something magical happened in 2018, and we're all still trying to wrap our heads around it. Investment more than 10x the year prior hit the market. In just our identification of the top deals that took place, we hit $9.6 billion across 50 deals. Yes, you heard that right... BILLION. 

Take a look at our comprehensive list and make your own judgments and perhaps even predictions for how 2019 will stack up.

Top 50 Deals of 2018

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November 13, 2018

Funding Round

Investor(s): Softbank

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September 20, 2018

Series H

Investor(s): Softbank Vision Fund

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August 9, 2018

Debt Financing

Investor(s): Softbank

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January 24, 2018

Series D

Investor(s): Softbank Vision Fund

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April 26, 2018

Debt Financing

Investor(s): Softbank

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January 26, 2018

Series A

Investor(s): Warburg Pincus

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July 26, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): Trustbridge Partners, Temasek, SoftBank, Hony Capital

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September 27, 2018

Series F

Investor(s): Softbank Vision Fund, Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), Wellington, IVP, Fidelity

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September 27, 2018

Series E

Investor(s): General Atlantic, Access Technology Ventures, Lennar Corporation

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October 10, 2018

Series F

Investor(s): Yunfeng Capital

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September 20, 2018

Series D Expansion

Investor(s): Softbank Vision Fund

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December 14, 2018

Series H

Investor(s): Tiger Global Management

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August 22, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): Brookfield Ventures, Camber Creek, Lux Capital, RRE Ventures, Primary Venture Partners, Third Prime, Corigin Ventures, Tishman Speyer, Balyasny Asset Management

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October 23, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): Newmark Knight Frank, The Sapir Organization

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July 24, 2018

Series A

Investor(s): Draper Nexus Ventures

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December 12, 2018

Series C

Investor(s): Draper Esprit and Cathay Innovation, Salesforce Ventures, Serena, Aster, CapHorn Invest

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May 30, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): Cathay Innovation, Atomico, Idinvest, All Iron Ventures, Total Energy Ventures, GP Bullhound, Point 9 Capital, Samaipata Ventures

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August 21, 2018

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July 17, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): Emergence Capital

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December 28, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): Sway Ventures, Camber Creek, Salesforce Ventures, Building Ventures

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April 24, 2018

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Investor(s): Brookfield Ventures

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February 15, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): Upfront Ventures, Union Square Ventures, DJI, Hearst Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

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January 3, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): S3 Ventures, Altos Ventures, Brick & Mortar Ventures

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June 5, 2018

Series A

Investor(s): U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Tao Capital Partners, Eniac Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners, Spider Capital

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February 8, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): Oxford Properties Group, The Durst Organization, DivcoWest Real Estate Investments

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August 15, 2018

Corporate

Investor(s): Autodesk

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January 17, 2018

Investor(s): Level Equity

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April 16, 2018

Series A

Investor(s): Camber Creek, Concrete, DivcoWest, Salesforce Ventures, Sway Ventures, Borealis Ventures, Impact Engine, Building Ventures

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May 22, 2018

Seed

Investor(s): Upfront Ventures, Sorenson Ventures, Bonfire Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Fika Ventures

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September 25, 2018

Series A

Investor(s): Obvious Ventures, Amazon Alexa Fund, Ferguson Ventures

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October 23, 2018

Series A

Investor(s): Tola Capital, Our Innovation Fund, LP (OIF)

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April 20, 2018

Series A

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June 1, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): Alpha Edison, US News, Fischer Capital Investments, March Capital Partners, Jeremy Zimmer

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March 8, 2018

Seed Prime

Investor(s): Cushman & Wakefield, Camber Creek, Corigin Ventures, LeFrak and Expansion Ventures, Fika Ventures

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June 1, 2018

Series B Expansion

Investor(s): First Capital Reality

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June 6, 2018

Seed

Investor(s): 83 North, Entrée Capital, HFZ Capital

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April 6, 2018

Investor(s): Itochu Technology Ventures, Genesia Ventures, Klab Venture Partners, Nippon Broadcasting System, Persol Holdings, Legend Partners, Kotaro Chiba

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September 25, 2018

Investor(s): Target Global

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July 11, 2018

Series A Prime

Investor(s): Camber Creek, Trinity Ventures, Rudin Ventures, Currency M, The Durst Organization, LeFrak Ventures, Torch Venture Capital

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August 29, 2018

Seed

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October 12, 2018

Seed

Investor(s): 8VC, Abstract Ventures, Lerner Enterprises, Index Ventures

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March 28, 2018

Investor(s): 500 Group

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October 4, 2018

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July 24, 2018

Seed

Investor(s): UP2398

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December 5, 2018

Series A

Investor(s): Venture Highway, GREE Ventures, Sonny Kalsi, the Space Matrix Group, Anuj Srivastava, Ramakant Sharma

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April 12, 2018

Series B Expansion

Investor(s): Altus Group, QuadReal Property Group

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May 10, 2018

Series B

Investor(s): Spiral Ventures

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February 17, 2018

Convertible Note

Investor(s): Merus Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Creative Ventures, Cantos

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May 12, 2018

Investor(s): Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital

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May 16, 2018

Series A

Investor(s): Autodesk, Revolution Ventures