App Annie lures in $55M in latest funding

Sino-US startup App Annie, an app analytics service for developers, revealed today that it has secured US$55 million in series D funding. The investment eclipses the previous US$17 million round in May 2014, which was accompanied by news that it had acquired competitor Distimo for an undisclosed sum. App Annie’s newest input comes from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital, Greycroft Partners, and IDG Capital Partners.

Hot or not? App Annie’s guide to worldwide app trends

We’re now precisely three weeks away from the kick-off of Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 , our first ever Japan conference, on September 3 and 4. Amidst all the opportunities for networking, there’ll also be plenty of insights and chances to learn. For app developers and startups of all sizes, Yuji Kuwamizu (pictured below), the Japan GM at App Annie, will present a keynote (in English) on the subject of Japan and worldwide app trends. His presentation will be on the afternoon of the first day.