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!

BETA Capitalization Report v20.05.04


KEYWORDS: Apollo Global Management, Advent International, The Blackstone Group, HealthpointCapital, Spectrum Equity, Cinven, KPS Capital Partners, Warburg Pincus, General Atlantic

NEW FROM EDITOR: Look for good news on May 7th!  Our LinkedIn group “Sell Your Company” will be changing it name soon as it reaches 9,983 members.  Please join us with M&A news at the following URL: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2593533/

PRIVATE EQUITY NEWS:

  • Apollo Global Management is investing $300 million in Cimpressan Irish printing services provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Blackstone acquired a near 7% stake in Energy Transfer, a transporter of natural gases and crude oils, including shares held by Harvest Fund Advisors, per Bloomberg citing sources. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • HealthpointCapital acquired IlluminOss Medicalan East Providence, RI-based provider of technologies for fracture repairs.
  • Cinven and Advent, the private equity firms behind planned Europe’s largest deal in a decade, are seeking other investors to help them pay for the €17.2 billion acquisition for Thyssenkrupp’s elevator business, per the Financial Times citing sources.
  • KPS Capital Partners agreed to acquire Lufkin, a Missouri City, Texas-based maker of rod lift products, from Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR).  Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Ocean Link, Warburg Pincus, and General Atlantic have offered to buy 58.com, a Chinese classified ads marketplace, for roughly $8.2 billion.
  • AE Industrial Partners acquired Adcole Maryland Aerospace, a Marlborough, Mass.-based provider of satellite components. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Spectrum Equity invested in OurFamilyWizard, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based co-parenting application. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Vander-Bend Manufacturing, a portfolio company of Aterian Investment Partners, acquired TMK Manufacturing, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based specialty prototyping and precision machining provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • Macquarie Capital Principal Finance ​acquired a majority stake in Multifuels Midstream Group, a Houston-based operator of lateral natural gas pipelines and related infrastructure in the U.S. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
  • MPK Equity Partners and Princeton Equity Group invested in Restoration 1, a Waco, Texas-based property restoration company and sister brand Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, a plumbing franchise.
  • Warburg Pincus invested in Polyplus-transfection SA, a Illkirch, France-based, developer of gene and cell therapies, alongside the existing majority shareholder, ArchiMed. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Contact us about our search for funding EBITDA growth companies.  The Capitalization Report is still under beta and we hope to provide a more regular report in the near future.

 

 

 

BETA Capitalization Report v04.04.27


KEYWORDS: Enov0, Goodpath, Nuvocargo, SingleOps, Qnergy, OpenInvest, Fishtown Analytics, Digits, LifeSprout, Brain Corp, The Closing Exchange, 

FROM EDITOR:  Good news is that deals are closing and we will try to profile them here as we develop our Report for our readers.

  • Env0, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a self-service cloud management platform for infrastructure as code (IaC) architecture, raised $3.3m in seed funding

  • Goodpath, a Cambridge, Ma.-based telehealth startup focused on  improve helping people managing common health conditions, raised $4m in seed funding

  • Nuvocargo, a New York and Mexico City, Mexico-based digital freight forwarder and customs broker for U.S./Mexico trade, raised $5.3M in seed funding

  • SingleOps, an Atlanta, Ga.-based SaaS business management software for outdoor services companies, raised $6m in funding

  • Qnergy, an Ogden, Utah-based provider of solutions for methane emissions mitigation, raised $10M in Series B financing

  • OpenInvest, a San Francisco, CA-based tech-enabled asset manager that provides customization, direct indexing, and ESG investing at scale, completed a $10.5m Series A1 round of strategic financing

  • Fishtown Analytics, a Philadelphia Pa.-based provider of an open-source data engineering platform, raised $12.9m in Series A funding

  • Digits, a San Francisco, California-based fintech startup, is coming out from stealth mode with $22m in Series B funding

  • LifeSprout, a Baltimore, Md.-based regenerative medicine company founded with technology licensed from Johns Hopkins University, closed a $28.5m Series A financing

  • Brain Corp, a San Diego, CA-based AI company creating core technology in the robotics industry, raised $36m in Series D funding

  • Miro, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a digital whiteboard for distributed teams, raised $50m in Series B funding round

  • The Closing Exchange, a Long Beach, CA-based dynamic vendor management and signing services company, received a multi-million-dollar investment from Decathlon Capital Partners (read here)

  • Medallia, Inc. (NYSE: MDLA), a  San Francisco, Calif.-based global leader in experience management, is to acquire Voci Technologies, a provider of a real-time speech to text platform, for $59m

COVID-19 Action Report


Provided is a list of activities and companies that are trying to solve the COVID-19 (virus).

FYI: As more testing is being done we will see a change in the data, however, we are always happy to report that 84,557 have been reported as recovered.

Great Data: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

ACTION

StartX, a non-profit startup community of more than 1500 Stanford faculty and alumni founders, has launched its StartX Med COVID-19 Task Force

iBio, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN:IBIO), a biologics contract manufacturing organization and biotechnology company, announced its progress towards developing vaccine candidates for preventing infection from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 coronavirus disease

GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC: GOVX), an Atlanta, GA-based biotechnology company developing human immunotherapies and vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer, provided an update on its development of a vaccine for prevention/control of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by SARS-Cov-2 coronaviru

Roche begins Phase III clinical trial of Actemra/RoActemra in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 Pneumonia

More coming soon!

 

BETA: Capitalization Report AI v20.03.12


Keywords: artificial intelligence, AI, Unity Technologies, Artomatix, Deep North, SymphonyAI Group, TeraRecon, Dexai Robotics, Hailo, DocuSign, Seal Software, LinkSquares, K Health, Supersie.ai, 

Unity Technologies, a San Francisco, CA-based creator of a real-time 3D development platform, acquired Artomatix, an Ireland-based software company that uses AI and neural networks to streamline 3D artistic workflows in top studios worldwide

SymphonyAI Group, an operating group of business-to-business AI companies, acquired TeraRecon, a Durham, NC-based advanced visualization and AI solution provider for medical imaging

DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU) acquired Seal Software, a Walnut Creek, CA – based contract analytics and AI technology provider, for $188 million in cash

Deep North, a Foster City, Calif.-based computer vision and AI-powered video analytics company, closed its $25.7m Series A funding round

Superwise.ai, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based provider of an AI Assurance platform, secured $4.5m in seed funding

Dexai Robotics, a Boston, MA-based AI robotics company focused on commercial kitchen automation, raised $5.5M in seed funding

Hailo, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based AI chipmaker delivering performance to edge devices, raised $60m in Series B funding

FastForward.ai​, a Mountain View, Calif.-based social media SaaS platform for digital marketing, commerce and payments, raised $8M in seed funding

DeepSig, an Arlington, VA-based company developing AI to transform wireless for 5G, IoT, and security, raised $5M in Series A financing

K Health, a NYC- and Tel Aviv, Israel-based AI powered telemedicine company, closed a $48m series C funding

Pony.ai, a Fremont, California-based autonomous driving company, raised $462m in funding

LinkSquares, a Boston, MA-based provider a comprehensive AI-powered SaaS contract management and analysis tool, raised $14.5m in Series A financing

Investor Network by JD

 

BETA The Capitalization Report v20.03.10 Fund


Keyword for fund version of the report: Elevate Capital, LSP, Imperial College London, Kleiner Perkins, Vertica Capital Partners, Bregal Sagemount, Innovestor, Anthemis, BV Investment Partners,

 

Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has launched its nineteenth fund, KP19, with $700M

Elevate Capital, a Portland, Ore.-based venture capital fund that supports inclusion and diversity by targeting entrepreneur investments in women and minorities that includes founders of color, LGBTQ, immigrants, and veterans, is raising a second fund

LSP, a life sciences investor in Europe, has held its final close of LSP 6 at the $600m hard cap

Imperial College London has launched its first Innovation fund to invest in early-stage, high-growth, knowledge-intensive companies spun out of the world top ten university

Vertica Capital Partners, a NYC-based private equity firm, closed its $205m maiden fund

RTP Global, a global venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology investments, is launching a $650M fund to back tech startups

Bregal Sagemount, a NYC-based growth-focused private equity firm, closed its Bregal Sagemount Fund III, at $1.5 billion

Innovestor, a Helsinki, Finland-based venture capital firm, held the first close of its new B2B Industrial Technology Fund, at €30M

Anthemis, a London, UK and NYC-based venture platform dedicated to investing in the change in financial services, held the first close of its $90m latest discretionary fund

BV Investment Partners, a Boston, MA-based middle-market private equity firm, closed BV Investment Partners Fund X, at $1.1 billion

The Capitalization Report has identified 35 plus new funds.  Contact us at NewFunds@RedHookCapital.co anytime for more information.

PRESS RELEASE FROM KLEINER PERKINS:

Announcing KP19 Thursday, March 5, 2020

We’re excited to announce Kleiner Perkins’ nineteenth venture fund, KP19, with $700M to focus on early stage investments in Enterprise, Consumer, Hardtech, Fintech, and Healthcare companies.

The last few years in venture capital have been incredibly exciting with more amazing entrepreneurs and growing businesses than ever before. The momentum in our industry is palpable, and the opportunity is bigger than ever. Success requires a jedi-like focus and a small, nimble team of dedicated practitioners.