Google Tops Annual List Of Most Venture-Backed Acquisitions

Posted Jan 5, 2011

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has topped the annual list of the most venture-backed acquisitions. Google beat Facebook, IBM, Zynga, Apple, Cisco, Dell, Federated Media, Microsoft, Nokia, Playdom, Synopsys, and Tibco Software. This is the first time that Google topped the annual list here. Google bought 10 venture-backed companies in 2010.

Some of Google’s acquisitions this year include AdMob ($750 million), ReMail, Aardvark, Like.com, Slide.com, and ITA Software ($700 million).