The list is a compilation of the year’s largest venture capital funding events based on data provided by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and National Venture Capital Assocation. But the headline pulls no punches and proudly equates size with best. Yes, size matters but in reality, the larger a deal the less likely it is to deliver outstanding venture returns.
Crittercism: $5.5 million. San Francisco-based Crittercism is a mobile app performance-management solution. Monitoring errors and crashes on phones and tablets will be a massive category, and with the area’s web incumbents seemingly reluctant to move to mobile, the way is clear for Crittercism to dominate the space. The company is already seeing rapid adoption from enterprise customers and raised $5.5 million from Opus Capital, Shasta Ventures and Google Ventures in June 2012.