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“Investor Network by JD” is now the personal blog for JD Morris.

Welcome to “Investor Network by JD” (IN) and our goal is networking for results!  Our motto is “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!” – JD Morris

Red Hook Capital is a private confidential company by referral and produces weekly news report on deals that closed.  Learn more at Red Hook Capital via this URL:

http://redhookcapital.co/

Investor Network Destinations” provides daily news reports on deals that close. Investor Network Destinations goal is to provide information to investors with a focus on having charity events pre and post great events.  Learn more via this URL:

http://www.investornetworkdestinations.com/

Please read the disclaimer below for RHC Pipeline Report (Weekly) and IND Pipeline Report (Daily) that provide information about M&A, Venture Capital, IPOs, and other types of deals closing.

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Join me on LinkedIn via this URL: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

This Blog Post updated 05-24-2019

 

JD Morris article profiled in Forbes Aug 29th


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7. Invest In Real Estate

There are lots of strategies, but a 1031 exchange in real estate allows you to defer paying capital gains taxes on an investment property when it is sold. Almost all high-net-worth individuals have investments in real estate and the 1031 exchange is one of the key tools. – JD Morris, Red Hook Capital

 

read the full article:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2019/08/29/15-financial-experts-share-the-industrys-best-kept-secrets/#59a6322a77bf

IND Report v19.09.09


IND REPORT HIGHLIGHT

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 9, 2019– AppZen, the world’s leading AI platform for modern finance teams, announced today that it has secured $50 million in Series C funding led by Coatue Management. Existing investors Redpoint Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participated in the round. This brings the company’s total investment to more than $100 million. AppZen will use the new funding to accelerate its mission to become the leading artificial intelligence (AI) platform for CFOs and their teams to reduce spend, comply with policy and streamline process.

Read more: https://apnews.com/Business%20Wire/8f2963e6c60247238c3d69cb51e6d57e

IND REPORT

  • TPA Stream, a Cleveland, OH-based healthcare benefits automation company, closed a $1.4m seed funding round
  • Sight Machine Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based digital manufacturing platform, received a venture capital investment from Sony Innovation Fund (SIF), Sony Corporation’s venture capital arm
  • SeekOps Inc., an Austin, TX-based company which develops and fields advanced sensor technology to detect, localize, and quantify natural gas emissions through integrated drone-based systems, secured funding from two strategic investors as part of its Series A-1 fundraising
  • RippleMatch, a NYC-based data-driven university recruiting platform, secured $6m in Series A funding
  • SGI-DNA, a San Diego, CA-based developer of synthetic genomics technologies and DNA data storage solutions, closed a $25m Series A financing
  • Platelet BioGenesis, Inc. (PBG), a Cambridge, Mass.-based leader in stem cell-derived, on-demand human platelets (PLTs+™) and platelet-based therapeutics, raised more than $26m in Series A-1 financing
  • Axiom, the global leader in specialized on-demand legal talent, received a strategic investment from Permira
  • HackerOne, a San Francisco, CA-based hacker-powered pentest and bug bounty platform, raised $36.4M in Series D financing
  • IceKredit, Inc., a Los Angeles, CA and China-based credit risk and credit management company, raised $47m in pre-Series C funding
  • TransPerfect, a New York-based provider of language and technology solutions for global business, acquired MoGi Group, a Dublin, Ireland-based bespoke gaming solutions house that partners with studios, developers, and content owners in the gaming space
  • Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a Tinton Falls, NJ-based provider of software for the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, is to acquire Hedvig, a Santa Clara, CA-based software-defined storage (SDS) company, for $225m
  • Red River, a Claremont, N.H.-based technology transformation company, acquired CWPS, a Washington D.C.-based technology solutions provider
  • PeopleShare, a Collegeville, PA-based staffing firm in the East Coast, acquired Best Practices Staffing, a staffing firm focused on the Greater Chicago area
  • MyHeritage, a global discovery platform for exploring family history and gaining health insights, acquired River Road Bio, the company that owned and operated SNPedia and Promethease
  • AppZen, a San Jose, CA-based AI platform for modern finance teams, secured $50m in Series C funding

DISCLAIMER: All deal information for our Pipeline Reports are provided by 3rd party websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, Business Wire, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other sources. We advise that you check with the company website for a press release or other direct sources that are in our reports as we do not update our posting and use third-party resources to source our news.

 

Requsting data on ground breaking companies vs. second to market having a better track record


I have seen some amazing data showing the market leader is not always the winner.

  • Goolge vs Yahoo
  • trans-atlantic cable (1st one failed and 2nd was sucess)
  • other great examples

SLACK

Will Slack break the rule?  Symphony raised $165 million, but is Slack the market leader.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-symphony-funding/goldman-backed-chat-platform-symphony-raises-165-million-in-new-funds-idUSKCN1TD1RB

Or was Slack just making a better dialed in product.  People could have used Google products or texted to each other.

FACEBOOK (vs MySpace)

OTHERS

More to come…..

Welcome people input and welcome debate.  Contact me at jdm.networking@gmail.com

 

Requesting Data and input on M&A for an article.


I am interviewing people for stories on how M&A played key roles in the success of many companies.  From Microsoft need a system for IBM to Google/Facebook dominating ads by acquisitions.

GOOGLE / Alphabet

google acquisitions

 

MICROSOFT – Day one acquisition (kinda):

Microsoft founder could not develop fast enough a system for IBM, so the acquired a company for its DOS software.

For this deal, Microsoft purchased a CP/M clone called 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products, which it branded as MS-DOS, although IBM rebranded it to IBM PC DOS.

-DOS had a command structure and application programming interface that imitated that of Digital Research‘s CP/M operating system, which made it easy to port programs from the latter. The system was licensed and then purchased by Microsoft and developed further as MS-DOS and PC DOS.[1] Source: https://www.msx.org/wiki/The_History_of_MSX-DOS

REPORT: RHC Pipeline Report = 8 new funds this week


URL for Full Report:  http://redhookcapital.co/2019/05/rhc-pipeline-report-v19-22/

RHC PIPELINE REPORT

  • XFactor Ventures, a NYC-based venture capital firm focused on investing in companies with at least one female founder, launched its second fund, with $8.6m in capital commitments

  • Santé Ventures, an Austin, Texas-based healthcare and life sciences investment firm, closed its third fund, at $250m

  • Global agrifood investment firm Finistere Ventures, venture investor OurCrowd, Israeli food manufacturer Tnuva, and Israeli beverage company Tempo Beverages created a consortium to invest $100M in Israeli agrifood startups

The pipeline report profiles total of 8 new funds.

See more:  http://redhookcapital.co/2019/05/rhc-pipeline-report-v19-22/

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

Host of Investor Network Destinations (IND)

Join us onFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/InvestorNetwork/

Welcome – Networking with JD Morris


Welcome, all the new people to my social media.  More than 100 people have joined us this week.  For example on LinkedIn, we have 140+ apply for our Investor Network (5,696 members) and Sell Your Company (9,739 members).

Referrals for Investor Network Destinations membership would be greatly appreciated this week.

closed deal referral

More to come……

Top Angel investing (JD made a list(kinda))


Investor Network by JD

“How to Lie with Statistics that #9,863 in ALL Books on Amazon is a must and funny read! I am sure they have been number one in their category than any of the books I had at number one (for 30 – 180 minutes),” say JD Morris.

Sadly I am not David Morin at #31 with 57 investments, but for the month of April David Morris (aka JD) invested with friends and family in several deals in April (TBA).  Our friends and family have $5 million plus of dry powder for funds to early-stage deals.  Between 2 pm and 5 pm April 1, 2019, we most likely did the most investing in 2019 = we can create our own list with Crunchbase’s help!

QUOTES

“Know when to spin, know when to pivot, and know when to fold!” – JD Morris

“firstrate team with a second-rate idea will always outperform a second-rate team with a first-rate idea.”  –  Brian Cohen,  What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How to Get Smart Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

ANGEL INVESTORS BY INVESTMENTS

According to data from Crunchbase below are 50 angels ranked by the number of investments made.

1) Fabrice Grinda (245 investments)

2) Paul Buchheit (135 investments)

3) Wei Guo (129 investments)

4) Alexis Ohanian (126 investments)

5) Scott Banister (126 investments)

6) Naval Ravikant (121 investments)

7) Daniel Curran (114 investments)

8) Marc Benioff (113 investments)

9) Mark Cuban (110 investments)

10) Simon Murdoch (99 investments)

11) Ron Conway (89 investments)

12) Esther Dyson (86 investments)

13) Kevin Moore (85 investments)

14) David Tisch (83 investments)

15) Dave McClure (79 investments)

16) Semil Shah (74 investments)

17) Max Levchin (72 investments)

18) Jason Calacanis (72 investments)

19) Benjamin Ling (70 investments)

20) Brendan Wallace (67 investments)

21) Tim Draper (66 investments)

22) James Sowers (65 investments)

23) Auren Hoffman (65 investments)

24) Lee Linden (64 investments)

25) Joanne Wilson (63 investments)

26) Farzad Nazem (60 investments)

27) Joshua Schachter (59 investments)

28) Garry Tan (59 investments)

29) Rajan Anandan (57 investments)

30) Xavier Niel (57 investments)

31) Dave Morin (57 investments)

32) Jose Marin (57 investments)

33) Reid Hoffman (55 investments)

34) Keith Rabois (55 investments)

35) Will Herman (55 investments)

36) Scott Belsky (53 investments)

37) Rick Marini (53 investments)

38) Charlie Songhurst (52 investments)

39) Hesham Zreik (52 investments)

40) Bashar Hamood (52 investments)

41) Brad Harrison (51 investments)

42) Gary Vaynerchuk (50 investments)

43) Clark Landry (50 investments)

44) Wayne Chang (50 investments)

45) Dharmesh Shah (50 investments)

46) Mitchell Kapor (50 investments)

47) Ullas Naik (48 investments)

48) Raymond Tonsing (48 investments)

49) Kevin Mahaffey (48 investments)

50) Elad Gil (45 investments)

ANGEL INVESTORS BY EXITS

We all know that venture capital can be a tricky beast. Best exits and timelines are not always concrete when funding happens. Some of the biggest startups with multi-billion dollar valuations have kept raising money in new rounds, without selling or going public. Those may prove to be some of the best investments in the long term. Yet, it is important for entrepreneurs to know which potential partners have had real success in exits.

Here are the five angel investors, in order of the number of exits:

  1. Fabrice Grinda (48 exits)
  2. Ron Conway (48 exits)
  3. Naval Ravikant (38 exits)
  4. Paul Buchheit (37 exits)
  5. David Tisch (35 exits)

Ron Conway and Reid Hoffman also have an over 50% exit rate versus the number of investments they’ve made.

For more information check contact us at InvestorNetworkbyJD@gmai.com anytime!

DISCLAIMER: This is a beta blog and all deal information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website for a press release. We do not update our posting or check the source of the news.