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Visionnaire Ventures is a global technology investment firm focused on visionary people and ideas that can become world-class, market-leading companies. Based in San Francisco, California, with unparalleled global access, the team seeks out and funds innovative businesses anywhere in the world that are leveraging technology to evolve and create new Internet and mobile experiences. With the ability to fund companies across all stages from seed to growth, Visionnaire Ventures is focused on key market segments where novel ideas have the ability to become sea changes for people everywhere.

The Visionnaire Ventures team consists of seasoned entrepreneurs and executives who have founded and operated global internet, game and online media companies, and thus are able to support entrepreneurs companies as they build globally successful companies.

The team is currently seeking and funding companies active in diverse technology market segments including Commerce, Advertising, Mobile, Big Data, IoT.

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24
Jun

Helpshift Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding to Bring CRM to Mobile Apps

Helpshift, the leading CRM for mobile apps, today announced that it has closed its Series A financing round of $10 million. The funding round was led by Intel Capital with participation from Visionnaire Ventures and existing investors True Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners. This follows the company’s seed funding of $3.2 million in October 2012, bringing the total to $13.2 million in funding to date.

helpshift-logo“We’ve seen incredible global adoption of our platform among all parts of the app ecosystem, from games to m-commerce, to lifestyle apps,” said Abinash Tripathy, co-founder and CEO, Helpshift. “We’ve realized we have something that most mobile companies could benefit from and the only challenge for us has been the ability to scale to meet the explosive demand. This round of funding will enable us to attack each of these major mobile verticals and bring the benefits of Helpshift to thousands of app publishers,” he said.

In just one year, Helpshift has been installed on more than 150 million devices and reduced incoming support tickets by more than 90 percent for leading companies including Supercell, Glu Mobile, Flipboard and other top app publishers. Helpshift is fast becoming the customer management platform for mobile publishers interested in increasing user engagement and lowering churn.Continue Reading..

29
Oct

Softbank and Gungho Acquire 51% of SuperCell

The rise and rise of Supercell was rewarded Tuesday with the announcement that Japanese telecoms and Internet giant Softbank and its subsidiary Gungho Online Entertaiment will acquire a 51% stake in the Helsinki-based mobile gaming company for $1.53 billion. The full release by Softbank is viewable here.Supercell_logo_white_on_black

Supercell is best known for Clash of Clans, the incredibly popular iOS game (currently in testing for an Android release) which helped to drive mobile revenues to $2.4 million per day in April 2013, and has consistently been the #1 or #2 grossing app in the United States App Store through the purchase of “gems”. According to Supercell, Clash of Clans has been the top-grossing app in 122 national Apple AAPL +0.06% app stores, with Hay Day, their other iOS game, top grossing in 78.Continue Reading..

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