THINK: Hard word gets results! “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
ACTION: Just call 5 people today that you have been meaning to speak with for business. No thinking and planning, just whoever come to mind!
BOTTOMLINE: Make sure you work smart and then hard as doing the same thing over and over with no results is a very important rule.
EVENT: We will be having a more important two comma club meeting next month! If you invested more than $1,000,000 USD in a private company in last 24 months, we want you to meet our club members that have done the same!
• The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), agreed to acquire BenefitMall, a Dallas, Texas-based provider of employee benefits and payroll services, from an investor group led by Austin Ventures. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
• TransferMate, an Ireland-based B2B payments provider, raised 30 million euros in funding. Investors include Allied Irish Banks.
• Locus Robotics, an Andover, Mass.-based provider of autonomous, mobile robots for use in ecommerce fulfillment warehouses, raised $25 million in Series B funding. Scale Venture Partners led the round.
• Candid Co., a New York-based startup developer of teeth aligners, raised $15 million in Series A funding. Investors include Greycroft, Bessemer, e.ventures, and Arena Ventures.
• Pixvana, a Seattle-based virtual reality technology startup, raised $14 million in Series A funding. Vulcan Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Raine Ventures, Microsoft Ventures, Cisco Investments, Hearst Ventures and Madrona Venture Group.
• AISense, a Los Altos, Calif.-based artificial intelligence startup, raised $10 million in Series A funding. Horizons Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Draper Associates and Draper Dragon Fund, David Cheriton and Bridgewater Associates.
• Buildup, a Mountain View, Calif.-based mobile collaboration and task management platform for construction job sites, raised $7 million in Series A funding. Investors include TLV Partners, UpWest Labs, 01 Ventures, Abstract Ventures, as well as Check founders Guy Goldstein and Ahikam Kaufman.
• Sendwithus, a Canada-based communications management platform that enables organizations to streamline their email creation process, raised $5 million in Series A funding. BlueRun Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Initialized Capital and acequía capital. Existing investors Baseline Ventures, SV Angel, Maiden Lane, Y Combinator and Scott Banister participated.
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Happy Networking and Investing,