Yello Mobile

  • Yello Mobile Raises $30M More At A $4B Valuation From Japan’s SBI Holdings

    Yello Mobile Raises $30M More At A $4B Valuation From Japan’s SBI Holdings

    Yello Mobile — the Seoul, Korea-based mobile apps business that has grown by raising nearly $150 million and acquiring over 80 other app startups — has picked another $30 million in funding. This latest cash injection comes from SBI Holdings, a digital financial services group based out of Japan that announced a strategic partnership with Yello at the end of last year. When… Read More

  • Korea’s Yello Mobile Raises $47M More At A $4B Valuation Led By Formation 8

    Korea’s Yello Mobile Raises $47M More At A $4B Valuation Led By Formation 8

    Korea’s Yello Mobile has made a name for itself raising $100 million and using it to hoover up more than 80 startups to build its mobile apps business, which now serves 18 million users. Now, Yello Mobile is raising again: it has racked up another $47.2 million in financing, led by existing investor Formation 8. The funding comes as convertible debt at a $4 billion… Read More

  • Korea’s Yello Mobile Buys Influencer Marketing Firm Gushcloud

    Korea’s Yello Mobile Buys Influencer Marketing Firm Gushcloud

    Yello Mobile, the Korean company that gobbled up 61 companies last year and recently raised $100 million, is always hungry for acquisitions, and it’s back at the table again after picking up Gushcloud, a Singapore-based influencer marketing platform that operates across Southeast Asia. Read More

  • How Yello Mobile Ate 61 Startups In One Year

    How Yello Mobile Ate 61 Startups In One Year

    So many eyeballs, so little growth. Or so Yahoo’s recent performance under Marissa Mayer could be summarized. Joining Yahoo as its head in 2012, Mayer quickly made a splash with a rapid series of acquisitions, from the billion dollar purchase of Tumblr to the $30 million acquisition of Summly. The performance of that strategy has been lackluster. While Yahoo has acquired nearly 50… Read More

  • Formation 8 Closes Its $500 Million Second Fund

    Formation 8 Closes Its $500 Million Second Fund

    Formation 8, the investment firm founded by Joe Lonsdale, Brian Koo and Jim Kim, has closed its second fund, the company is announcing today. The new fund will give Formation 8 another $500 million to make investments in startups anywhere from seed- to late-stage, as it seeks to capitalize on some early successes. Read More

  • Korean Mobile Media Company Yello Mobile Raises $100M From Formation 8 At A $1B Valuation

    Korean Mobile Media Company Yello Mobile Raises $100M From Formation 8 At A $1B Valuation

    Korea-based startup Yello Mobile has raised $100 million from Formation 8 at a $1 billion valuation. You probably haven’t heard about Yello Mobile if you live outside of Asia, but the startup has set its sights on becoming one of the region’s largest mobile media companies through a series of acquisitions. Its latest funding puts the total Yello Mobile has raised since it was… Read More