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POLL: Your Ideal Investment Exit Strategy for 2017?


Welcome to “Investor Network by JD.”   Our goal is networking for results!  Our moto 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

What would be your ideal investment exits in 2017 as the tax man is coming!

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IN on Deck – Private Equity Deals that closed


We are selling and raising capital for few companies and have had to place this blog on the hold!  However, I did want to show you that deals are closing!

Private Equity firms are doing flips to find deals with great than $5 million EBITDA!  If you have strong EBITDA, now is the time to explore raising equity and debt!

Let our team of advisers help you!

Here are some deals we can speak about or find similar deals to you company!

W.W. Williams Company, a Columbus, Ohio-based distributor of industrial products backed by One Equity Partners, acquired Auto Safety House, a Phoenix-based vehicle maintenance service and parts provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Mapletree Investments acquired Oakwood Worldwide, a Los Angeles-based provider of temporary corporate housing. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Infogix, a Naperville, Ill.-based data and analytics software provider backed by Thoma Bravo, acquired Data3Sixty, a Westwood, Mass. cloud-based data governance provider. Terms weren’t disclosed.

• Blackstone (NYSE:BX) acquired a majority stake in Cloudreach, a London-based cloud computing company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Read more at Fortune.

• Veronis Suhler Stevenson has invested in VKidz Holdings, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based provider of curriculum and supplementary programs to homeschool families and elementary schools.

• H.I.G. Growth Partners has invested in AdTheorent, a New York City-based ad network for digital advertisers and publishers.

• Cimbria Capital has invested in AMI Global, a Las Vegas-based IoT company.

• Covey Park Energy, a Dallas-based oil and gas exploration and production company backed by Denham Capital Management, acquired assets from Chesapeake Exploration, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), for $465 million.

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IN on DECK – Venture Capital deal that close


We have seen some amazing early stage and venture capital deals get closed!  Hard work pays off.  Work hard, but let my team help you work smart.  They can fast track you with some amazing investors.

Here is a list of some deals that closed:

• Nova Sciences Holdings, a Wakefield, Mass.-based industrial instrumentation company, raised $100 million from  Pamplona Capital Management and Ascent Venture Partners.

8i, a Wellington, New Zealand-based company that develops holographic technology for virtual and augmented reality, raised $27 million in Series B funding. Time Warner Investments led the round, and was joined by Baidu Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Verizon Ventures, One Ventures, Carsten Maschmeyer’s Seed & Speed Ventures, and existing investors.

BirdEye, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based business reputation and customer experience platform, raised $25 million in funding. World Innovation Lab led the round, and was joined by Trinity Ventures.

Samanage, a Cary, N.C.-based provider of enterprise service management software, raised $20 million in funding. Investors include Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures, Marker LLC, Salesforce Ventures, and Vintage Investment Partners.

Dedrone, a San Francisco-based drone detection technology company, raised $15 million in Series B funding. Felicis Ventures and John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco (Nasdaq:CSCO), led the round.

Dreamscape Immersive, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based virtual reality company, raised $11 million in funding, according to Variety. Bold Capital led the round, and was joined by  Warner Bros. 21st Century Fox, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, IMAX Corporation, Westfield Corporation, and Steven Spielberg.

Sense.ly, a San Francisco-based developer of a virtual assistant app for patients, raised $8 million in a Series B funding. Chengwei Capital led the round, and was joined by the Mayo Clinic, Chengwei Capital, Bioved Ventures, Fenox Venture Capital, and the Stanford StartX fund.

Flutura Business Solutions, a Benagluru, India-based IoT data analytics firm, raised Rs 50.13 crore ($7.5 million) in funding, according to The Economic Times. Vertex Ventures led the round, and was joined by Lumis Partners, and the The Hive.

Miyoko’s, a Fairfax, Calif.-based line of non-dairy cheeses, raised $6 million in funding. JMK Consumer Growth Partners led the round, and was joined by the CircleUp Growth Fund, Stray Dog Capital, and Obvious Ventures.

ConsejoSano, a San Francisco-based health services navigation platform for Spanish speakers, raised $4.9 million in Series A funding, according to MobiHealthNews. 7wire Ventures led the round, and was joined by Tufts Health Ventures, TOTAL Impact Capital, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments, Acumen, Oxeon Partners, and Impact Engine.

Wiretap, a Columbus, Ohio-based security intelligence platform, raised $3 million in Series A funding. Draper Triangle Ventures and Ohio Innovation Fund led the round.

QD Solar, a Toronto-based solar technology company, raised C$2.5 million ($1.9 million) in Series A funding. DSM Venturing led the round, and was joined by MaRS innovation and KAUST Innovation Fund.

Galore, a San Francisco-based mobile app that allows parents to book activities for their children, raised $1.65 million in seed funding. Norwest Venture Partners and DCM Ventures led the round.

NanoSteel, a Providence, R.I.-based manufacturer of nano-structured steel alloys, raised an undisclosed amount in funding. GM Ventures led the round, and was joined by Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) and SPDG.

Conductor Technologies, a Berkeley, Calif.-based maker of cloud rendering platforms used to make Hollywood films, raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding. Walden Venture Capital led the round, and was joined by Autodesk (Nasdaq:ADSK).

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IN on Deck – EBITDA is hot!


Our goal is networking for results!  Our moto 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

However, the key word is RESULTS!  Today I am focusing on my results!  However, if you have a EBITDA company, please contact us as private equity firms are fighting to invest in $5 million plus EBITDA deals.  Now is the time for growth capital on great terms!

Here is list a few that closed recently:

• The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq:CG) acquired a majority stake in CMC Networks, a Johannesburg-based telecommunications carrier, for more than $100 million.

• Altus Capital Partners acquired MAX Environmental Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based environmental services company that treats, stores, and disposes of industrial waste. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Baldwin Technology Company, a manufacturer and supplier of process-automation equipment backed by Forsyth Capital Investors, acquired Air Motion Systems, a River Falls, Wis.-based provider of LED UV curing technology.

• Innovative Chemical Products, backed by Audax Private Equity, acquired MinusNine Technologies, a Birdsboro, Pa.-based formulator and manufacturer of UV/EB coatings, adhesives, primers, and specialty products for graphic arts and industrial applications. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Waud Capital Partners invested in Minnesota Eye Consultants, a provider of clinical eye care services.

For fund I have to add the VC deal called GOAT, a Culver City, Calif.-based mobile app for buying and selling sneakers, raised $25 million in funding. Accel led the round, and was joined by Matrix Partners, Upfront Ventures, and Webb Investment Network.

Also lots of deals are closing and here is a snap shot of Boston, L.A., and NYC!

Funding raised from 2012 to present / Number of deals:
L.A.: $14.9 billion / 1,198
NYC: $30.1 / 3,087
Boston: $23.1 billion / 1,628

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Deals that close – Venture Capital


Again this is a BETA blog and we are still working on what you want!  Feedback welcome!

Today we are all about showing you that deals are closing!  Here is a short list of Venture Capital deals and we are happy to make list just for you as an Adviser!

MapAnything, a Charlotte, N.C.-based provider of geo-analytics and mapping services for Salesforce users, raised $33.1 million in Series B funding. Columbus Nova led the round, and was joined by ServiceNow Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Harbert Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and individual investors.

Wealthsimple, a Toronto-based provider of digital investment advisory services, raised C$20 million ($15.4 million) from Power Financial Corp, according to Reuters.

Gastrofix, a German cloud-based POS service for the hospitality industry, raised €8 million ($8.6 million) in Series B funding from Radeberger Group, according to Tech.eu

Disruptor Beam, a Framingham, Mass.-based gaming company, raised $8.5 million in Series B funding. GrandBanks Capital and Romulus Capital led the round.

LogicHub, a Mountain View, Calif.-based cybersecurity company, raised $8.4 million in Series A funding. Storm Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners led the round.

SparkFund, a Washington, D.C.-based financial technology company, raised $7 million in Series B funding. Energy Impact Partners led the round, and was joined by Vision Ridge Partners, among others.

Hutch, a U.K.-based developer of free-to-play mobile games, raised $5.5 million in Series A funding, according to TechCrunch. Index Ventures and Backed VC led the round.

OptiRTC, a Boston-based provider of platforms for stormwater management, raised $5.5 million in funding. Ecosystem Integrity Fund led the round, and was joined by MissionPoint Partners, the Renewal Funds, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and Geosyntec Consultants.

Litify, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based developer of software for law firms, raised $5 million in funding from Fortress Investment Group.

Klipboard, a London-based developer of workflow management software, raised $1.1 million in seed funding.

Airware, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based platform for developing and operating drones, raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Caterpillar Ventures, Caterpillar‘s (NYSE:CAT) venture arm.

• LendingFront, a New York City-based platform for business lending, raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Las Olas Venture Capital.

Our goal is networking for results!  Our moto 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

However, today is just about results from hard work by people to get Venture Capital funding!

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IN on DECK – Early stage deals are closing!


Our moto 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

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future” – JFK

Today we focus on business & investors that are moving forward to deals that are closing!

• WeWork, a New York City-based provider of co-working spaces, could receive more than $1 billion in funding from SoftBank Group‘s (TSE:9984) $100 billion technology fund, according to a report by the WSJ. WeWork is valued at $17 billion.

•  SoundHound, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based search technology company, raised $75 million in Series D funding. Investors include Global Catalyst Partners, Walden Venture Capital, Translink Capital Partners, KPBC, Samsung Catalyst Fund, NVIDIA, Nomura Group, Sompo Holdings, RSI Fund, SharesPost 100 Fund, and MKaNN. The company has raised $115 in VC funding million to date.

• CSDC Systems, a Toronto-based provider of process automation software, raised $30 million in funding from BuildGroup.

• TeamSnap, a Boulder, Colo.-based provider of team management applications for sports teams and clubs, raised $25 million in funding. Foundry Group led the group, and was joined by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.

• Feedvisor, an Israeli algorithmic repricing platform for Amazon sellers, raised $20 million in Series B funding. General Catalyst led the round.

• YouEarnedIt, an Austin, Texas-based developer of employee engagement software, raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. Silverton Partners and IDG Ventures USA led the round.

• Radish, a Los Angeles-based platform for reading serialized fiction, raised $3 million in seed funding, according to TechCrunch. Investors include Greylock, Lowercase Capital, Softbank Next Media Innovation Fund, and Sherpa Capital.

• GoKid, a Detroit-based startup helping parents coordinate carpools for their kids, raised $1 million in seed funding. InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s VC arm, led the round, and was joined by Fontinalis Partners.

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DEAL Data – Venture Capital


Our moto 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

HOWEVER, sometime posting deals that closed is a good thing!  Lots of deals are closing 1q2017!  We hope to share one of our own soon as well as ton of Venture Capital deals below!

DEAL DATA – VENTURE CAPITAL

DigiLens, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of diffractive optical waveguide technology for augmented and virtual reality, raised $22 million in Series B funding. Investors include Sony, Foxconn, Continental, Panasonic, Alsop Louie Partners, Bold Capital, Nautilus Venture Partners, and Dolby Family Ventures.

iHear Medical, a San Leandro, Calif.-based company developing web-enabled hearing devices, raised $4.1 million in Series C-2 funding. Ameritas led the round, and was joined by Aphelion Capital and Lighthouse Capital.

Faradion, a U.K. low-cost battery material developer, raised £1.3 million ($1.6 million) in Series B funding from Mercia Technologies, according to Tech City News. Read more.

OhYeah! Nutrition, a Charlotte, N.C. maker of nutritional shakes and bars, raised an undisclosed amount in funding from CAVU Venture Partners.

National Arbitration and Mediation, a provider of alternative dispute resolution services, raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Sageview Capital.

•  Tricentis, a Vienna, Austria-based developer of software testing tools, raised $165 million in Series B financing from Insight Venture Partners.

•  Nuna, a San Francisco developer of a data platform for Medicaid, has raised more than $90 million in funding, led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and John Doerr.

•  UR Work, a Chinese co-working startup, has raised 400 million yuan ($58 million) in Series B funding, bringing its valuation above $1 billion, according to China Daily. Read more.

•  TrustPilot, a multi-language online review community based in Copenhagen, has raised $6.9 million from Draper Esprit.

•  Lumus, an Israeli augmented reality lens company, has raised $6 million in funding from Alibaba, according to Geektime. Read more.

•  Mainstreaming, an Italian video delivery startup, has raised €4 million ($4.2 million) in Series A venture capital funding from United Ventures.

•  Mobike, a Chinese bicycle rental app, raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Foxconn. The investment comes shortly after the company raised $215 million in funding from Tencent Holdings and Warburg Capital.

•  Pitchero, a UK-based sports club startup, has raised £3.1 million ($3.8 million) in Series A funding led by ICM, according to TechCrunch.

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IN on DECK – perfect storm can provide years work in a few days?


This weekends rain = normal year of rain in San Diego!  Can the perfect storm can provide a years of work in few days?  Let of Senior Executive Advisers (SEA) program work with you to position yourself for the perfect storm!

 

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“Look at every day is being a game changer and sometime it will be big!  Like a year of work in one day!” – JD

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