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NEW LAUNCH DATE SOON!

Welcome to “Accredited Investor Network” (AIN) and “Investor Network by JD” (IN) our BETA blogs for investors.  I am JD Morris your host!

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Our beta is on hold but we will continue to post about deal flow and say provocative statements!

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

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JD Morris

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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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Deals are Closing! – Venture Capital


Deals are closing!  We continue to provide good news and look forward to our new media provide to you in few months!

If you have $3 million plus in EBITDA, we would enjoy speaking with you about growth capital.  If you are a possible Unicorn play, we can make referrals!

Deal Flow is provided by AP, CB Insight, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Wall Street Journal, and other 3rd party sources.  Please check the company’s website for best information.

Venture Capital Deals that are closing:

Away, a New York City-based travel brand and luggage company raised $20 million in Series B funding. Global Founders Capital led the round, and was joined by Forerunner Ventures and Accel Partners, Karlie Kloss and Stewart Butterfield.

CornerJob, a Barcelona, Spain-based mobile recruitment platform, raised $19 million in Series C funding, according to TechCrunch. Investors include Northzone, Randstad Innovation Fund, e.ventures, Samaipata Ventures, Caixa Capital Risc, Sabadell Venture Capital, Mediaset Italia, Mediaset Espana, Groupe TF1, 5M Ventures, Media Digital Ventures, Augesco Ventures and TV Azteca. Read more.

EcoIntense, a Berlin-based environmental management platform, raised €22 million ($24.7 million) in funding. Investors include One Peak Partners and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital.

SkyX, a Canada-based unmanned aircraft system developer, raised $4 million in funding from Kuang-Chi Group.

MortgageGym, a London-based regulated mortgage robo-adviser, raised 2 million pounds ($2.6 million) in seed funding. Investors include Wharton Asset Management, China Pacific Capital and Trifecta Capital.

Shipamax, a London-based fleet and deal management startup, raised $2.5 million in seed funding, according to TechCrunch. Cherubic Ventures led the round, and was joined by AME Cloud and FF Angel. Read more.

IronCore Labs, an encryption software developer with locations in Colorado and Montana, raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Next Frontier Capital led the round, and was joined by Blue Note Ventures, PV Ventures, and v1.vc.

NooBaa, a Boston-based storage software company, raised funding of an undisclosed amount. Investors include Jerusalem Venture Partners, OurCrowd and Akamai.

Valorem Energy, an Oklahoma City, Okla.-based oil and natural gas company, raised $300 million in funding from Kayne Private Energy Income Fund.

 

 

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Text me anytime 858-869-9483 with a deal referral!

Deals are closing – VC update 5/15/2017


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We will have our next launch several months from now, but we do like to remind you deals are getting funded.  Happy to see our old friend TPG Capital pulling the trigger big and small and other deals:

 

Vice Media, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based media company, is reportedly raising a new round of funding that would give it a market value of more than $5 billion. Investors could include TPG Capital and CVC Capital Partners.

Delivery Hero, a Berlin-based food delivery platform, raised €387 million ($423 million) from Naspers.

Terminus, an Atlanta account-based marketing platform, raised $10.3 million in Series B funding. Atlanta Ventures and Edison Partners co-led the round, and were joined by HubSpot, High Alpha, and Vine St. Ventures. Existing investors including Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures and Knoll Ventures participated.

Mintigo, a San Mateo, Calif.-based predictive analytics AI platform, raised $10 million in funding. Investors include Glilot Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital IL, Adams Street Partners, Giza Venture Capital, Maverick Ventures and Vintage Investment Partners.

unu, a Berlin-based smart electric scooter developer, raised €7.5 million ($8.2 million) in funding. Investors include Capnamic Ventures, Iris Capital, NRW.Bank and Founder.org.

People Power, a Redwood City, Calif.-based Internet of Things and artificial intelligence software company, raised $4 million in Series B-1 funding. Investors include innogy SE and Origin Energy.

AppOnboard, a Los Angeles-based developer of mobile demos for apps and games, raised $4 million in funding. Investors include Troy Capital Partners and London Venture Partners.

AKUA, a Baltimore, Md.-based cargo container tracking solution provider, raised $3 million in seed funding. Crosslink Capital led the round, and was joined by Talis Capital and Enterprise Security Syndicate.

Truepic, a San Diego, Calif.-based digital photo verification company, raised $1.75 million in seed funding from investors including Jeffrey Parker, Andrew Flilpowski, and William Sahlman.

Aflore, a Colombia-based financial services company, has raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding from Fiinlab.

PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS
TPG Capital Management raised its bid for Fairfax Media (ASX:FXJ), an Australian media company, to an offer of A$2.76 billion ($2.04 billion), according to Reuters. Read more.

Wendel (ENXTPA:MF) is selling Constantia Labels, a Germany-based packaging company, according to Reuters. The deal could value the company at more than €1 billion ($1.1 billion). Read more.

General Atlantic made an investment of an undisclosed amount in ControlExpert, a Germany-based car insurance service provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

 

REBLOG: Deals are closing! Snap shot of deal flow!


Still working on future beta blog.  However, here is soem good news deals are closing!

220

Funding Rounds Added

297

Acquisitions Recorded

$1.4B

Fundings
Captured

11,907

Entities
Updated

Source: Crunchbase

Snap shares plunge on earnings miss

Snap reported its first-ever quarterly earnings, and investors did not like what they heard. Shares fell over 20 percent in aftermarket trading after the company reported losses far exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue was just shy of $150 million, also below what analysts expected.

Clover Health raises $130M at $1.2B valuation

Clover Health, an insurance startup that uses data science for preventative health care, has raised $130 million in new financing from GV and other investors, according to a Bloomberg report citing unnamed sources. The new round reportedly values the three-year-old company at $1.2 billion.

Google buys VR game maker Owlchemy

Google announced that it is acquiring Owlchemy, an Austin-based developer of virtual reality games. Founded in 2010, Owlchemy previously raised about $5 million in venture funding.

Comcast snaps up Craftsy

Craftsy, an online destination for crafting enthusiasts, has sold to Comcast NBCUniversal for an undisclosed sum. Denver-based Craftsy previously raised more than $100 million in venture funding.

Deals are closing every day – Venture Capital


Just a reminder that deals are closing every day!  Recent deals:

Truck Alliance, a China-based truck logistics platform also known as Guiyang Huochebang Technology Co, is near an agreement to raise about $156 million, according to Bloomberg. Baidu Capital will lead the round.

ServiceChannel, a New York-based facility maintenance management software platform,raised $54 million in funding. Accel led the round.

Orbital Insight, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based geospatial analytics company, raised $50 million in Series C funding. Sequoia Capital led the round, and was joined by Envision Ventures, Balyasny Asset Management, Geodesic Capital, ITOCHU Corporation and Intellectus Partners. Existing investors GV, Lux Capital and CME Ventures participated.

Fornova, an Israel-based web scanning technology company, raised $17 million in series B funding. Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners led the round, and was joined by Waypoint Capital. Existing investor JAL Ventures participated.

One, Inc, a Folsom, Calif.-based insurance software and payments provider, raised $15.5 million in funding. American Family Ventures and Centana Growth Partners co-led the round. Existing investors AXA Strategic Ventures and MassMutual Ventures participated.

Bitfusion, an Austin, Texas-based application software technology startup, raised $5 million in Series A funding, according to TechCrunch. Vanedge Capital led the round, and was joined by Sierra Ventures. Existing investors Data Collective, Resonant VC and Geekdom participated.

Twine Data, a New York-based mobile data company, raised $4.5 million in Series A funding from undisclosed investors.

Morty, a New York-based automated mortgage marketplace, raised $3 million in funding. Thrive Capital led the round. Investors SV Angel, Techstars, FJ Labs, Corigin Ventures, and MetaProp participated.

CreatorIQ, a Culver City, Calif.-based influencer marketing enterprise software provider, raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding. Affinity Group led the round.

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

PitchBook 1Q 2017 M&A Report


PitchBook 1Q 2017 M&A Report (get your report)

Keep information flowing while we plan our next beta!

URL: http://reports.pitchbook.com/1q-2017-ma-report/?utm_source=nl-na&utm_campaign=1q-2017-ma-report&utm_medium=report

REPOST

Through March’s end, the year has seen just $385 billion spread across 3,785 deals in North America and Europe, the fourth consecutive quarter to see drops in each. Inside our 1Q 2017 M&A Report, you can find breakdowns of US and European activity, EV/EBITDA multiples and analysis of private equity’s role.

Key takeaways from the report:

  • Deal value fell especially sharply in Europe, where investors are still facing political uncertainty
  • Strong stock market performance and perceived stability pushed US M&A multiples to 10.8x in 1Q
  • PE exits to strategic acquirers decreased substantially—secondary buyouts have become more common as industry dry powder grows

Deals that close – Venture Capital


We are still working on our next launch of our beta, but we like to let you know early stage deals are getting funded every day by VCs!  Here few:

Oyo Rooms, an India-based online hotel booking platform, raised $250 million in funding, according to the Economic Times. Read more.

EverFi, a Washington D.C.-based learning and education technology platform, raised $190 million in Series D funding. Rise, a newly established social impact investing fund managed by TPG Growth, led the round, and was joined by TPG Growth and MainStreet Advisors. Existing investors Advance Publications, Rethink Impact, Allen & Co, Jeff Bezos. Read more at Fortune.

Robinhood​, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based stock trading app, raised $110 million in Series C funding from DST Global, Greenoaks Capital and Thrive Capital. Existing investors Index Ventures, NEA, and Ribbit Capital participated. The deal values the company at $1.3 billion.

Ivalua, a Redwood City, Calif.-based web-based spend management software company, raised $70 million in growth equity minority funding from KKR. Existing investors include Ardian.

Prescient, an Arvada, Colo.-based construction technology company, raised $40 million in Series D from undisclosed investors.

RapidSOS, a New York-based emergency communication tech provider, raised $14 million in Series A funding. Highland Capital Partners led the round, and was joined by Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, A3Ventures, The Westly Group, Two Sigma Ventures, and Responder Ventures.

Quovo, a New York-based financial analytics platform, raised $10 million in Series B funding. F-Prime Capital and Napier Park Financial Partners co-led the round, and were joined by existing investors, FinTech Collective and Long Light Capital.

Sense360, a Culver City, Calif.-based market research startup, raised $7 million in Series A funding. Firstmark led the round, and was joined by Qualcomm Ventures and Upfront Ventures.

Lynk, a Hong Kong-based data-driven knowledge sharing platform, raised $4 million in Series A funding. Hong Leong Group led the round, and was joined by Cyberport, Zhuhai Da Heng Qin, and CRE Venture Capital.

Pockit, a London-based mobile banking app, raised £2.9 million ($3.7 million) in funding, according to TechCrunch. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Read more.

Getsurance, a Berlin-based digital insurance company, raised €2 million ($2.6 million) in seed funding. Investors include Picus Capital and Swiss Postfinance Bank.

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

JD Morris

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris