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“Investor Network by JD” is JD Morris’ personal blog”

Welcome to “Investor Network by JD” (IN) and our goal is networking for results!  My 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!”

UPDATE:  We are re-launching our media reports, radio shows, and Webinars 1q2020.

I look forward to networking with you and am currently focused on moonshot deals (possible Unicorns) and EBITDA deals.  We work with several Red Hook Capital family funds that are currently looking at Fintech.  We always welcome all introductions to $4 million-plus EBITDA deals and enjoy the possibility of moonshot deal.

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 November 20, 2019 (19-11-20)

 

The Capitalization Report – TCR BOTTOMLINE v20.01.13.700


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BOTTOMLINE: The US has been winning for the last 10 years (Under any President)

  • US mark share increase is 10% vs. China is 6%
  • US top banks consolidated the industry (no Lehman Brothers or Bear Sterns)
  • UK down from 15% to 6% (Hong Kong Factor)

TEA LEAVES: What do you see in the data or look at the report by McKinsey.

NOTES FROM EDITOR:  Know your data – J20.01.13.0700

Source: https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/mckinsey/industries/financial%20services/banking%20blog/where%20is%20the%20money%20infographic/mckinsey_wheres%20the%20money%20v4_mck.ashx

BETA: The Capitalization Report v20.01.12


EDITORS NOTES

  • KEYWORDS: Accenture, Broadcom, Omega Funds, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, The Vistria Group, Tusk Ventures,  Rev1 Ventures,  EV Growth, ATU Partners, Omega Funds, Results, Key, Keys
  • RHC’s MIT tribe (mafia, group, syndication, etc.) is raising a fund of funds
  • Look forward to seeing where Goodyear new VC fund RUBBER hit the road as RESULTS are KEY (a kinda funny play on our keywords)

NEW FUNDS

  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT), one of the world’s largest tire companies, launched a new $100 million venture capital fund.
  • The Vistria Group, a Chicago, IL-based private investment firm focused on the middle market, closed Vistria Fund III, L.P., at $1.11 billion
  • Tusk Ventures, a NYC- and Chicago, IL-based venture capital firm, closed its second fund, at $70m
  • Rev1 Ventures, a Columbus, OH-based venture capital firm, launched a $15m life sciences fund
  • EV Growth, a Singapore-based venture capital firm, closed its first fund, at US$250M
  • ATU Partners, a Seoul, South Korea-based private equity firm, has launched its first USD 17M esports growth fund
  • Omega Funds, a Boston, MA-based investment firm focused on backing companies delivering impactful medicines to patients, closed Omega Fund VI, L.P., with $438 million in capital commitments

NOTE: Contact “V” for more information about 2020 Funds and Fund of Funds at jd@investornetworkbyjd.com and cc: v.investornetwork@gmail.com for referrals to a paid consultant that know funds and fund of funds

COOL NEWS & DEALS

  • RHC Brotherhood has foud a hedge fund that announced 50% plus returns for 2019 and 150% plus returns for 18 months.
  • Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is to acquire Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom, Inc #broadcom
  • Genea, an Irvine, CA-based SaaS (software as a service) company, acquired Sequr, Inc., a cloud-based physical access control company
  • Docket, an Indianapolis-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for managing intelligent meetings, raised $1.5M in seed funding
  • Practis, a Charlotte, NC-based digital marketing and SaaS software solutions company catering to independent healthcare providers, received a private equity investment of an undisclosed amount
  • GrowthPlug, a Portland, Ore.-based healthcare practice growth and optimization software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, secured $1m in funding
  • HyperPay, a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based payment processing company, closed an 8-digit funding round

BOTTOMLINE

This is a beta and we look forward to feedback.  More importantly, how do we “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!”

YOUR HELP NETWORKING

We are always looking for help networking with MIT, Berkely, Standford, Havard, GWU, and other alumni that would make good friends or becoming part of our tribe, gang, group, network, etc. – M & M & M

RHC MIT Alumni SPV

 

 

CONCEPT: Lunch Martini? Vodka Martini, Shaken, Not Stirred #psbyjd Do we need a new bond or old type bond or female bond like the old bond?


 

A woman used a 1980s trick to try to steal my male friend’s female date.  Times are a-changing!  I miss the old 007 and look forward to 007 to be reborn as we need martinis for lunch and dinner (breakfast martini vs. bloody Marry?).  So let us debate to following:

  • Would it be sexist if a man used this strategy on a woman’s female date?
  • Can we all be 007 (everyone)?
  • Should the next Bond be female like Dr. Who?
  • Should 007 M be female or male in the next movie (Head of the Secret Intelligence Service—also known as MI6)
  • Who should 007 M’s assistant be?

I hope we return back to the days of alpha being alpha regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, etc. = I look forward to the return of a martini for lunch (or 2 or 3)!

Thank you a 2020 “Phoebe Buffay” for the Shaken, Not Stirred “Double” Martini  for lunch vs. tea (they have cool teas)!  You are so cool and should be in the next 007 movies!

My 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!” This is FUN!

007

 

Your Host and Provocateur,

J.

Join me on LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris/

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#justforfun – Ying and Yang or my logo


REPOST:  The Hidden Meaning Behind Yin and Yang

Few ancient philosophies have been as influential as Taoism. Developed in the 4th century B.C., the philosophy is centered around the achievement of ‘the Way’ and finding harmony and balance within. At the heart of this philosophy is the symbol that has come to represent it as its most identifiable aspect: the Yin and Yang.

Read More: https://theculturetrip.com/asia/china/articles/the-hidden-meaning-behind-yin-and-yang/

LOGO DESIGN (ROUGH DRAFT)

Working on a new logo and debating Coat of Arms vs. more ancient based on Ying and Yang.   This one is a Viking coast of arms (kinda)

Idea One:

Unicorn: We all love Unicorn deals

Dragon: We all want a return on our money

Moon: I love looking at moonshot deals

The Unicorn key, the moon key, and dragon key are all KEY to my life (ok sad pun)

Viking shield as I just found out that I am 49% Viking from DNA (Viking that invaded England).  ____ (Insert Viking Finance Joke Here)______.

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BRAIN DUMP FOR COAT OF ARMS

 

Diffent Types of Keys

#PSbyJD = Black Friday is the day that makes me happy and also mad as hell (or off with your horn you mule)


Unicorn to Mule

My 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!”

Editor Note: This is an example of possible future blog postings (this is an experiment)

Trying an example of Mad as Hell to provoke response or debate!

Wow, Black Friday produced some amazing deals and I was all in getting purple (vs. just Black) YETI cup, Dyson HEPA technology, boss glasses, and Apple iPad Pro!

My provocative statement/quote:  “Dyson is a baller/model for Unicorns in 2020, but Bose, Apple, and few others are more like Mules vs. role models for future Unicorns!” – JD Morris 12-15-19 (19.12.15)

 

I AM MAD AS HELL!

APPLE: Love my watch (better than Dick Tracy’s watch) and love Apple.  However, epic fails on not having a folding phone or trying something out of the box.  You have more than $200 Billion (BILLION) in cash and can not keep pace with others.  I want a Razor or Samsung Fold for Christmas Santa (please).  Dear Apple, You have lost your role as an example for CEOs and dreamers of Unicorns.

BOSE: Love my boss’s glasses and adding my own lenses as I am kinda blind and can not hear well.  However, What is your AR plan?  You are at risk going from “Hero to Zero” in the next few months or year due to AR technology in glasses.

YETI:  I am a loyal YETI fan but please re-design or pull the YETI Hopper as I can not live with lubing the zipper.  FYI: https://www.wired.com/2016/11/review-yeti-hopper-flip-12/

Dyson: You guys are amazing!  So sorry to hear about pulling the electric car, but you guys keep going.   You guys are ballers! Source: https://news.yahoo.com/dyson-scraps-electric-car-155235422.html

America get Mad as your hero companies are failing!

Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get MAD”  – Network / Howard Beale

Keywords: Apple, Bose, Dyson, JD, J.D., JD Morris, Provocative Statement by  JD, YETI

SOCIAL MEDIA: #psbyjd #provacativestatement #jdmorris #jd

 

BETA – The Capitalization Report v19.50


Toronto Intercontential

NOTE FROM EDITOR

We will be speaking next week at the #1 Family Office Event in FL.  JD Morris (kinda sound like few people speaking in 3rd person) had a great meeting in California, Minnesota, and Canada, with advisors and family members of billionaire families. Also, great meeting with a gentleman farmer (horses) form Texas this week already and it is only Tuesday!

https://familyoffices.com/super/

The Capitalisation Report will go from Beta to launch in 2020!  More than 10,000 people look at our information daily and we look forward to commercial launch.

KEYWORDS: Autotech Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Parthenon Capital, The Silicon Slopes Computer Science Fund, Perceptive Advisors, May River Capital, SignalFire, Peregrine Ventures, Centana Growth Partners, Plexo Capital, Crescendo Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Revelstoke Capital Partners, United Ventures, Novacap, Loyal Valley Capital, Dyal Capital Partners, Harlem Capital, Two Sigma, JD Morris, The Capitalization Report,

FUND OF FUNDS WE LIKE

  • Volvo Group Venture Capital has invested in Autotech Ventures, an American venture capital fund focusing on startups in the ground transportation sector
  • Sequoia Capital, a Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, raised nearly 3.4 billion for two funds investing in later-stage U.S. companies, and venture and growth investments in China
  • Parthenon Capital, a growth-oriented private equity firm with offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Austin, announced that its affiliate, Parthenon Investors VI, LP, held its first and final closing with more than $2.0 billion in commitments
  • The Silicon Slopes Computer Science Fund launches with initial contributions and pledges of $4m
  • Perceptive Advisors, a New York, NY-based investment management firm focused in life sciences, closed its inaugural venture capital fund, the Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund, LP, at $210m
  • May River Capital, a Chicago, IL-based private equity investment firm, closed its sophomore fund, May River Capital Fund II, LP, at $300m in limited partner subscriptions
  • San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm SignalFire raised a new pair of funds totaling $500M aimed at seed stage and early growth stage enterprise and consumer startups
  • Peregrine Ventures, an Israeli med-tech venture capital firm, closed its fourth fund, Peregrine 4, at $115m
  • Centana Growth Partners, a Palo Alto and New York-based specialized growth equity firm focused on the future of financial services, closed its second fund, Centana Growth Partners II, L.P., at $375m
  • Plexo Capital, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm investing both in emerging VC funds and in early-stage companies around the world, closed on a $42.5m fund
  • Crescendo Venture Partners, a Tel-Aviv, Israel-based venture capital firm, is launching its new VC fund planned to raise $80 million-$100 million
  • Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the Oakland, Calif.-based venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, closed its fifth investment fund, at $141m
  • Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver, CO-based private equity firm focused on investing in healthcare services companies, completed fundraising for Revelstoke Capital Partners Fund II, L.P., and Revelstoke Single Asset Fund I, L.P., totaling $1.4 billion
  • United Ventures, a Milan, Italy-based venture capital firm, closed its second fund, at €120M
  • Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, has launched a financial services fund with its first closing at C$260m
  • Loyal Valley Capital closed its second US dollar-denominated fund, Loyal Valley Capital Advantage Fund II LP, at $465m
  • Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, closed Dyal Capital Partners IV with over $9.0 billion of committed capital
  • Harlem Capital, an NYC-based diversity-focused venture capital firm, closed Harlem Capital Partners Venture Fund I, LP, at $40.3m
  • NYC-based investment firm Two Sigma closed Sightway Capital I, LP, a private investment fund which focuses on building companies in financial services and real assets, at $1.2 billion

WHY JOIN INVESTOR NETWORK BY JD?

Access to top deals by funds such as  Sequoia Capital, NEA, Kleiner Perkins, and others for accredited investors with $100,000 USD to invest in deals through a broker-dealer based in the US or other countries.  Come to cool places and meet cool people that co-invest!  Canada this week and putting on the Ritz on FL next week on an amazing Island!

PRESS RELEASE OF WEEK (WE HAVE CRUSH ON THIS FUND)

NOVI, Mich., Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE: SRI) has announced an investment in a fund managed by Autotech Ventures (“Autotech”), a venture capital firm focused on ground transportation technology located in Menlo Park, California. The $10 million total investment, which will be contributed over the expected 10-year life of the fund, is expected to provide the Company with increased visibility to early-stage companies.

 

Read more: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stoneridge-accelerates-technology-strategy-with-investment-in-autotech-ventures-fund-300764653.html

 

 

Meet me in Toronto and let me teach you the Billionaires Two-Step


Meet me in Toronto to learn the millionaire or billionaire two-step (thinking moving to Dallas or Florida or Canada for citizenship as it is a much better dancing here).

I will be in Toronto trying to be a white knight and talk to accredited investors, a billionaire family office, and others about Fund of Funds, Venture Capital Funds, and how to play with other billionaires!

Brain Dump for my draft for a Forbes article.

Meeting my good friend from a billionaire family Sunday and Monday to talk about the Billionaire two-step.  I hope to watch “Wall Street” with Micheal Douglas with him to understand how to dance with other billionaire families.  Let us face it, you have to be a baller to be a billionaire.  If you can not stand the dance, sit the game out when other billionaires want to dance on your head.  What can you do if you do not know about take-overs, leveraged buyouts, etc.

LITTLE 101 WATCHING COOL MOVIES

Here are my picks to get your 101 training for your family office battles and/or billionaire battle.  Watch some movies such as:

  1. Wall Street
  2. Barbarians at the Gate
  3. Pretty Woman
  4. Others TBA (input welcome)

WHITE KNIGHT

Find a friend that can help save the day that knows high finance and can help you with a public or private company.  More to come…..

THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND

Let us face it, the saying “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” could be your solutions.  However, you might find that new friend your enemy very shortly.  More to come…

MORE TO COME…………

BOTTOMLINE: Just Dance

gray scale photo of children dancing on street
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