Welcome to Investor Network


 

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Welcome to “Investor Network by JD” (IN) and 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

We have launched “Investor Network Destinations” to provide education and events for our members.  You can learn more at:

https://investornetworkdestinations.com/

Happy New Yeas and our focus for the first quarter 2019 will be tech software companies and funds that invest in software tech companies.

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

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DISCLAIMER: This is a beta blog.  The information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website or venture capital firm for a press release as this is a beta blog that does not update information.

This Blog Post was last update 01-028-2019

 

REBLOG IND Pipeline 20190125


IND PICK OF THE DAY

Jyve, a San Francisco-based platform for in-store flexible and skilled labor, raised $35 million in funding. Investors include SignalFire, Crosscut Ventures, Ridge Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

Press Release: https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=234783

OTHER DEALS OF INTEREST

  • RealBlocks, a NYC-based blockchain-powered real estate tech platform, closed a $3.1M seed funding

  • Allvision, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based geospatial analytics company providing insights and business intelligence to verticals such as infrastructure management, insurance, advertising and security, raised $3.2m in seed funding

  • Apruve, a Minneapolis-based B2B credit automation platform, closed on $6m in its Series A financing

  • Obo, a San Mateo, CA-based provider of a SaaS product decision system, emerged from stealth with $8.2m in funding

  • V, a Denver, CO- and Santa Monica, California-based human capital resource platform to the legal cannabis industry, closed a $10 million Series A financing

  • FoodMaven, a Colorado Springs, CO-based startup that offers a way to source food, raised an additional $10M in funding

Read More: https://investornetworkdestinations.com/ind-pipeline-20190125/

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PWC/CB Insight MoneyTree Report 4q2018


Read Full Report: https://www.pwc.com/us/en/moneytree-report/moneytree-report-q4-2018.pdf

Amid falling deal activity, US companies still raised a record-number of mega-rounds in 2018, with 184 $100M+ funding rounds. There was also a record number of new unicorns this year as 53 US VC-backed companies saw their valuation rise to over $1B.

NORTH AMERICA SURPASSES ASIA FOR MOST NEW UNICORNS FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT QUARTER

North America saw a record number of private companies hit $1B valuations in Q4’18, at 21 companies.

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REPOST – IND Pipeline 20190114


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IND PIPELINE DEAL OF THE DAY

Wiliot, an Israel-based maker of semiconductors that harness ambient nanowatts of electromagnetic energy from cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth networks, raised $30 million in funding. Investors include Amazon, Avery Dennison, Samsung, Norwest Venture Partners, 83North Venture Capital, Grove Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, and M Ventures.

OTHER DEALS OF INTEREST

  • Opsview, a Woburn, Massachusetts- and Reading, and London, UK-based company that unifies cloud and infrastructure monitoring, secured funding from SaaS Capital

  • Syncurity, a Bethesda, Md.-based security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform provider, held the second and final close of its $2m seed funding

  • Reggora, a Boston, MA-based appraisal platform serving both appraisers and mortgage lenders, secured $3m in seed funding

For Full Post on Investor Network Destinations us this URL:

https://investornetworkdestinations.com/ind-pipeline-20190114/

 

REPOST – IND Pipeline 20190107


REPOST: IND Pipeline 20190107

PICK OF THE DAY

Boom Supersonic, a Denver-based aerospace startup, raised $100 million in Series B funding. Investors included Sunstone Management and Y Combinator Continuity.  Press release:  http://bit.ly/2C8POy6

DEALS OF INTEREST

  • StructionSite Inc., an Oakland, CA-based provider of intelligent construction management software, raised its $1.5M seed round of financing

  • Grabango, a Berkeley, Calif.-based provider of enterprise class, checkout-free technology for existing stores, raised $12m in Series A financing

For Full Posting of 10+ deals that close and/or of interest from IND use the following URL:

https://investornetworkdestinations.com/ind-pipeline-20190107/

Repost – Tech Exits and more great info from CB Insight


The $1B Rounds of 2018

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Today, we’re taking a look at kingmaker rounds in 2018, mega-deals, warehouse automation, and more, including:

  • 11 mega-deals to round out the year
  • All the $1B+ kingmaker fundings in 2018
  • Tech exits hit record levels last year
  • Plus 11 mega deals that happened at end of the year ($100 million plus)
    • Bakkt
    • Boom Supersonic
    • CarDekho
    • Hello TransTec
    • Niantic
    • SpaceX
    • Samsara Networks
    • Tangent Technologies

Contact us via LinkedIn or learn more via CB Insight URL: http://bit.ly/2SGci0L

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DISCLAIMER: This is a beta blog.  The information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, CB Insight, Forbes, Fortune, preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website or venture capital firm for a press release as this is a beta blog that does not update information.

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

Join Your Host on LinkedIn via this URL: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

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IN by JD – repost IND Pipeline 20190102


Full posting: https://investornetworkdestinations.com/ind-pipeline-20190102-happy-new-years/

Happy New Years!

Here a few deals that closed in December and we look forward to our launch on January 7th, 2019!

DEALS OF INTEREST

  • Bounce, a San Francisco, CA-based mobile platform for booking daily storage, raised $1.2m in funding

  • Qwick, a Phoenix, AZ-based on-demand staffing company that connects service industry professionals with hospitality shifts in real-time, raised $1.3M in funding

  • BrainCheck, a Houston, Texas-based digital neurocognitive testing platform, raised $1.5m in funding

  • Evensi, a San Francisco, CA-based platform for people to find events wherever they are, raised $2.5m in pre IPO funding

Full posting: https://investornetworkdestinations.com/ind-pipeline-20190102-happy-new-years/

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