BETA: The Capitalization Report v201027 Funds


KEYWORDS: NTTVC, T-Mobile, Brighteye Ventures, China Creation Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, True Ventures

NEW FUNDS

NTTVC, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm formed in collaboration with NTT, launched a $500m fund

T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has launched T-Mobile Ventures, a new multi-year investment fund focused on early and emerging growth companies developing 5G products and services for the T-Mobile network 

Brighteye Ventures, a Luxembourg-based edtech venture capital firm with offices in London and Paris, announced its $54m first close of its second fund

China Creation Ventures, a Beijing, China-based venture capital firm, closed its second USD fund, at over $300m

OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston, MA-based venture capital firm focused on business software, closed its sixth fund, at $450m

True Ventures, a Palo Alto, CA-based venture capital firm, closed two funds amounting in total to $840m

Menlo Park, Calif.-based venture capital firm Menlo Ventures launched a flagship $500M fund

PRESS RELEASE

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading venture capital firm Menlo Ventures today launched the Inflection Fund.

Menlo Ventures’ Inflection Fund is a $500 million fund designed to target soon-to-breakout companies at the point between venture and growth. With this fund, Menlo Ventures will make investments of $20 – $40 million to propel promising companies into the growth stage. The firm will continue to invest in its areas of expertise including AI, Cloud Infrastructure, FinTech, Marketplaces, Mobility, and SaaS across the broader categories of consumer and enterprise businesses.

“The venture capital market is more competitive than ever, particularly at opposite ends of the spectrum: the number of seed funds is at an all-time high, and the amount of late-stage capital is staggering. The biggest gap in the market is at the early-growth stage or what Menlo calls ‘the inflection stage.’ This is where Menlo intends to focus our new fund,” explained Matt Murphy, managing director of Menlo Ventures. “With the Inflection Fund, we partner with companies at the point where a meaningful injection of capital, introductions to talent and customers, and a helpful partnership will accelerate them to scalable, hypergrowth.”

Companies at the inflection stage show early potential but still carry the risk inherent with scaling an organization, growing a team, and executing against a product roadmap. With the Inflection Fund, Menlo will target companies that demonstrate:

  • A beloved product
  • Early product-market fit (with more than $5M in annual recurring revenue, but often less than $10M)
  • Rapid growth of more than 100% year-over-year
  • Early signs of efficient economics, payback, and retention
  • A strong founding team with a unique perspective on the opportunit

With inflection stage investments in breakout startups such as BitSight, Carta, Chime, Envoy, Everlaw, HomeLight, Rover, ShipBob, Signifyd and Qualia, Menlo Ventures has earned a reputation for identifying great companies ready to take off. The goal is that these fast-growing startups will follow in the footsteps of Menlo’s more established portfolio companies such as Betterment, BlueVine, Pillpack, Poshmark, Uber, and Roku all funded by Menlo at the inflection stage.

The Inflection Fund will be led by Menlo Ventures’ Partners Mark Siegel, Matt Murphy, Shawn Carolan, Tyler Sosin, Venky Ganesan and joined by Steve Sloane, whose recent promotion makes him the youngest partner in Menlo’s 43-year history. Menlo will further build out this team and are actively looking to hire an additional partner, principal, and associate.

“The launch of the Inflection Fund caps a record run for Menlo Ventures,” said Venky Ganesan. “In the last 15 months, Menlo has distributed $2.4 billion to our limited partners. We added four new partners to our team, expanded our focus to include healthcare, and stacked our services team with industry veterans. We’ve never been better equipped to partner with pioneer founders to build the breakout companies of the future. We’ve done that with Poshmark, Uber, and Roku. Who’s next?”

About Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.

BETA The Capitalization Report v201015 Funds


HISTORY: Jan 1, 1971 was day Warburg Pincus announced Warburg Pincus EMW Ventures, Inc. and raised $41 million USD. Today it raises billion USD funds such as $4.3 Billion USD announced Jun 6, 2019 it’s Warburg Pincus China-Southeast Asia II.

NEW FUNDS

Brighteye Ventures, a Luxembourg-based edtech venture capital firm with offices in London and Paris, announced its $54m first close of its second fund

China Creation Ventures, a Beijing, China-based venture capital firm, closed its second USD fund, at over $300m

OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston, MA-based venture capital firm focused on business software, closed its sixth fund, at $450m

Lead Edge Capital, a technology focused growth stage investment firm, closed Lead Edge Capital V, LP, at $950m

Plus Venture Capital (+VC), an Abu Dhabi, UAE-based venture capital firm, has launched its operations and its debut fund

Long Ridge Equity Partners, a NYC-based sector-focused private equity firm, closed Long Ridge Equity Partners III, at $445m

Globale middle-market private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners closed its second fund, at €463m

Pontifax AgTech Management, a Santa Monica, CA-based global growth capital investor in the global food and agriculture sector, closed its second fund, Pontifax Global Food and Agriculture Technology Fund II, with commitments totaling $302m

Future Energy Ventures, a Berlin, Germany-based venture capital platform that invests in the digital technologies and digital business models redefining the energy landscape, launched with €250m invested capital in its portfolio

Plexus Capital, a Raleigh, N.C.-based private investment firm focused on bringing institutional scale to the financing of small businesses in the United States, closed Plexus Fund V, at $502m

KEYWORDS: Plexus Capital, Future Energy Ventures, Pontifax AgTech Management, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Long Ridge Equity Partners, Plus Venture Capital, VC+, Brighteye Ventures, China Creation Ventures,

BETA: The Capitalization Report – SaaS v20.10.14


KEYWORDS: SAAS, Clearlake Capital Group,  ePreop, SenseHawk, Alpha Wave Incubation, Permira, Warburg Pincus, Dragoneer Investment Group, Durable Capital, Clearwater Analytics,  

Permira, Warburg Pincus, Dragoneer Investment Group and Durable Capital invested in Clearwater Analytics, a Boise, Id.-based SaaS provider of investment accounting and analytics. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a Nashville, Tenn.-based , acquired ShiftWizard, Inc., a Raleigh, North Carolina-based company focused on providing a SaaS-based solution that integrates key workforce management capabilities

Anchanto, a Singapore-based B2B software-as-a-service (SaaS) company specializing in eCommerce technology, raised S$16.6M in Series C funding

Observe Inc., a San Mateo, CA-based SaaS observability company emerged from stealth, raised $35m in Series A and debt funding

Quantum Metric, a Colorado Springs, CO-based SaaS platform for organizations to build digital products, secured up to $25m of debt capital from Silicon Valley Bank

Acesso Digital Tecnologia da Informação S.A., a São Paulo, Brazil-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, raised R$580 million (US$108m) in Series B financing

Virdee, an Austin, Texas-based SaaS company serving the lodging and commercial real estate industries, closed a $2M seed funding round

Carketa, a Pleasant Grove, Utah-based developer of the Carketa “Recon” SaaS app and Carketa “Condition Report,” closed a $1.375 M seed financing round

Capitolis, a SaaS platform that drives financial resource optimization for capital markets, completed a strategic investment from Citi, J.P. Morgan and State Street 

SaaS Ventures, a Maryland-based venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage enterprise technology companies in secondary markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, launched a second fund 

Provation, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, acquired ePreop, provider of SaaS solutions for surgery. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

SenseHawk, a San Francisco-based SaaS company for developing  solar and other infrastructure sites, raised $5.1 million in Series A-1 funding. Alpha Wave Incubation led the round.

BETA: The Capitalization Report – SaaS v20.10.14


KEYWORDS: SAAS, Clearlake Capital Group,  ePreop, SenseHawk, Alpha Wave Incubation, Permira, Warburg Pincus, Dragoneer Investment Group, Durable Capital, Clearwater Analytics,  

Permira, Warburg Pincus, Dragoneer Investment Group and Durable Capital invested in Clearwater Analytics, a Boise, Id.-based SaaS provider of investment accounting and analytics. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

HealthStream (Nasdaq: HSTM), a Nashville, Tenn.-based , acquired ShiftWizard, Inc., a Raleigh, North Carolina-based company focused on providing a SaaS-based solution that integrates key workforce management capabilities

Anchanto, a Singapore-based B2B software-as-a-service (SaaS) company specializing in eCommerce technology, raised S$16.6M in Series C funding

Observe Inc., a San Mateo, CA-based SaaS observability company emerged from stealth, raised $35m in Series A and debt funding

Quantum Metric, a Colorado Springs, CO-based SaaS platform for organizations to build digital products, secured up to $25m of debt capital from Silicon Valley Bank

Acesso Digital Tecnologia da Informação S.A., a São Paulo, Brazil-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, raised R$580 million (US$108m) in Series B financing

Virdee, an Austin, Texas-based SaaS company serving the lodging and commercial real estate industries, closed a $2M seed funding round

Carketa, a Pleasant Grove, Utah-based developer of the Carketa “Recon” SaaS app and Carketa “Condition Report,” closed a $1.375 M seed financing round

Capitolis, a SaaS platform that drives financial resource optimization for capital markets, completed a strategic investment from Citi, J.P. Morgan and State Street 

SaaS Ventures, a Maryland-based venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage enterprise technology companies in secondary markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, launched a second fund 

Provation, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, acquired ePreop, provider of SaaS solutions for surgery. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

SenseHawk, a San Francisco-based SaaS company for developing  solar and other infrastructure sites, raised $5.1 million in Series A-1 funding. Alpha Wave Incubation led the round.

New Funds last 45 days


Fund NameAnnounced DateNumber of Investors
ACV Capital III LP2020-10-12
SAIF Partners India VII2020-10-07
Salesforce Impact Fund II2020-10-06
Plexus Fund V2020-10-06
Wingman Ventures Fund II2020-10-06
Catalio Nexus II2020-10-06
Greycroft Growth III2020-10-06
Fund I2020-10-06
Kibo Ventures Fund III2020-10-06
White Star Capital Digital Asset Fund2020-10-06
Ayala Corporation Fund II2020-10-02
Bullpen Fund V2020-10-01
Linear Venture fund IV2020-10-01
Nordic Capital Fund X2020-10-01
Fund II, Bunch Incubator Fund2020-10-01
Silversmith Capital Partners Fund III2020-09-29
Lasalle China Logistics Fund2020-09-28
CLSA Capital Partners Japan Fund IV2020-09-24
BLUE PEACOCK LP2020-09-24
BB Pureos Bioventures LP2020-09-23
Stonehenge Capital Fund Kentucky IV, LLC2020-09-23
Point Nine Capital V2020-09-22
DELTA ORGANIC AG PROPERTIES DST2020-09-22
Panlin Capital Flagship Fund2020-09-21
Kindred Capital II2020-09-21
Questa Capital Partners II2020-09-17
Ardian Expansion Fund V2020-09-16
Mantis Venture Fund2020-09-16
Isomer Capital II2020-09-161
Atlassian Ventures Fund2020-09-16
Endeavor Catalyst III2020-09-16
Fund II2020-09-15
Team8 FinTech Partners I2020-09-15
Greylock Fund XVI2020-09-15
Conductive Ventures Fund II2020-09-14
Serve Capital Fund III2020-09-11
Praetura EIS 2020 Fund2020-09-10
Dawn IV2020-09-09
Benford Capital Partners Fund I2020-09-09
Water Innovation Impact Fund2020-09-094
Do Ventures Fund I2020-09-083
GI Partners Data Infrastructure Fund2020-09-08
Brightspark Canadian Opportunities Fund2020-09-086
Superhero Venture Fund 20202020-09-08
XP Ventures Fund2020-09-07
TEEC Angel Fund IV, LP2020-09-07
S2G Ventures III2020-09-04
Xfund 32020-09-03
3one4 Capital Fund III2020-09-02
Claris Biotech I2020-09-022
Solar Energy Transformation Fund (SET)2020-09-025
AMTD Fund2020-09-01
Opportunity Fund I2020-09-01
Owl Ventures IV2020-09-01
NFC Life Settlements II2020-09-01
Iterative Indie Game fund2020-09-01
Fund I, Value Capital Fund 12020-09-01
Contact us for more information.

BETA: The Capitalization Report (New Funds) v20.10.03.0700


KEYWORDS: Peterson Ventures, White Star Capital, Plexus Capital, Future Energy Ventures, Catalio Capital Management,

UPDATE: The Capitalization Report due to COVID will be launching early 2021. This is a beta report based on testing several formats.

NEW FUNDS

Peterson Ventures, a Salt Lake City, UT-based founder-first seed stage venture firm, raised $65M in capital for its Fund III

White Star Capital, a global multi-stage technology venture capital investment platform, held the first close of its new $30M Digital Asset Fund

Plexus Capital, a Raleigh, N.C.-based private investment firm focused on bringing institutional scale to the financing of small businesses in the United States, closed Plexus Fund V, at $502m

Future Energy Ventures, a Berlin, Germany-based venture capital platform that invests in the digital technologies and digital business models redefining the energy landscape, launched with €250m invested capital in its portfolio

Catalio Capital Management, LP, a NYC-based life sciences investment firm, closed its second venture fund, Catalio Nexus II, at $100m

Greycroft, a NYC-based venture capital firm that invests in technology companies, closed two funds, totalling $678m

MadaLuxe Group, a Seal Beach, CA and NYC-based distributor of luxury fashion, launched an investment arm led by the group’s co-founder, Sandy Sholl

Sunrise Capital, a Japan-dedicated mid-cap private equity fund, closed Sunrise Capital IV, at US$450m of commitments

Pureos Bioventures, a St. Peter Port, Guernsey and Zurich, Switzerland-based newly formed venture capital firm, advised by Bellevue Asset Management, closed its first fund BB Pureos Bioventures LP, with committed capital of USD 170m

Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC), a Charlotte, N.C.-based purpose-driven financial services company, launched its corporate venture capital division

BETA: The Capitalization Report (new funds) v20.09.17


NOTE: This is a beta and we will be making changes over next few months with launch date of 01/01/2021 in mind

NEW FUNDS

Xfund, a Palo Alto, CA-based Cambridge, MA-based early-stage venture capital firm designed to back lateral thinkers, closed its newest investment vehicle, Xfund 3

Bitkraft Ventures, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm, closed its new fund, at $165m

Owl Ventures, a San Francisco, CA-based education technology venture capital firm, closed  two new funds totalling $585m

Dallas Venture Partners has evolved and launched with a focus on the management of an evergreen fund investing in early stage and growth stage companies with cloud infrastructure, AI/ML, mobile and emerging technologies

SaaS Ventures, a Maryland-based venture capital firm focused on investing in early stage enterprise technology companies in secondary markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, launched a second fund

Questa Capital Management, a Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA-based venture growth equity firm dedicated to the healthcare industry, closed Questa Capital Partners II, LP, with $348m of capital commitment

DNX Ventures, a San Mateo, Calif.-based early-stage venture capital firm focusing on B2B startups in the US and Japan, closed its third $315m fund

Brightspark Capital, a Montreal and Toronto, Canada-based venture capital firm, held the third close of its new Brightspark Canadian Opportunities Fund (BCOF) with commitments of $60m

Wix.com, Ltd., a Tel Aviv, Israel-based global website creation company, launched Wix Capital, its own venture capital arm

Hetz Ventures, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based venture capital firm for early-stage investments, closed its second flagship fund, at $77m

Panasonic Corporation announced today the launch of Conductive Ventures II, with a commitment of $150m

Superhero Capital, a Helsinki, Finland-based venture capital firm, held the first close of its second fund, at €30M

Greenfield Partners, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based investment firm, closed a $150m fun

Dawn Capital, a European venture capital firm dedicated to B2B software, closed Dawn IV, at €333m

GI Partners, a San Francisco, CA-based private investment firm, closed its inaugural Data Infrastructure Fund, which totaled $1.8 billion in commitments from a broad group of investors

More coming soon!