20180912 IN Pipeline – Venture Capital


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  • Epic Sciences, a San Diego, CA-based developer of blood tests that predict therapeutic benefit for cancer patients, completed a $52m Series E financing.
  • Wasabi, a Boston, MA–based hot cloud storage company, closed its $68m Series B financing round.
  • Sisense, a NYC-based provider of a business analytics platform for complex data, closed an $80m funding round.
  • Interana, a Redwood City, CA-based event data platform, raised funding from M12, Microsoft’s venture fund.
  • Burlywood, a Longmont, Colo.-based innovator of flash-based storage for cloud data centers, completed a $10.6m Series A funding.
  • Pendo, a Raleigh, N.C.-based creator of a product cloud for digital products and data-driven product teams, raised $50m in venture capital funding.
  • Q4 Inc., a provider of cloud-based investor relations and capital market solutions, closed a USD$38m Series C financing round.


New Clound based companies are alive in well with the model of a strong management team that did it before!

Wasabi, a Boston, MA–based hot cloud storage company, closed its $68m Series B financing round.

Backers included Forestay Capital, the tech fund of Swiss entrepreneur, Ernesto Bertarelli, industry veterans, and family offices.

The company intends to use the funds to expand internationally and to continue to invest in the brand.

Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is a hot cloud storage company delivering low-cost, fast, and reliable cloud storage.
The company will open its first European data center later this year. Their second data center, located near Portland, OR, is already supporting customers from Asia. In the past six months alone, they introduced a cloud storage offering with unlimited free egress, introduced Wasabi Direct Connect, a high-speed, dedicated private connection directly to Wasabi, and benchmarked an ecosystem of over 100 partners currently integrating their solutions through its open API.
The company has acquired more than 3,000 customers across a wide range of industries including Media and Entertainment, Healthcare/Genomics research, Video Surveillance and Education, which have massive file storage and rapid data retrieval requirements.

24 hours of deals, new friends, food, and fund/fun in November


Come to “Sunny San Diego” for a pairing of amazing food, great people, and private deals.   Pizza & Deals was fun, but we are taking our fun to a new level!

  1. Amazing Dinner and brunch
  2. A group of people that have invested more than million in private companies
  3. Had picked deals from the Bay Area to San Diego
  4. Global deals by our host

Red Hook Capital will be speaking about its new fund and we will also have an example of a deal to provide you the education of what we think you will find an amazing deal.  We are interviewing the following:

  1. DNA/RNA medical device
  2. Wireless Technology
  3. Wireless Incubator
  4. Logistic Company
  5. Family Office Funds
  6. Fund of Fund
  7. Venture Capital Fund

Pitch your deal to our screening panel contact InvestorNetworkNights@gmail.com anytime.

For accredited investors & family offices ONLY contact Victoria at INFO@RedHookCapital.co anytime!

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Your Host for Investor Network





Real Men collect dragons!


It is amazing if your fantasy unicorn turns into a dragon.  However, it is as clear as black and white that your investors want a great return on their money.

This is why we focus on middle market EBITDA deals and take a shot at the moon (moon shot deals) from time to time with our family offices and funds.  We only look for Unicorns that need help becoming a dragon.  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!”  We get results from taking Unicorns to become dragons.

Visit the first Sunday and Monday of November for an amazing collection of investors by contacting Victoria at Events@RedHookCapital.co anytime!

Good Read TechCrunch: Unicorns vs. Dragons

Unicorns are for show! Dragons are for dough!  The 21 firms that can rightly claim that their unicorns were also dragons for their LPs include Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Spark Capital, Floodgate, Matrix Partners, Charles River, Union Square Ventures, Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital and a dozen others.


Join us for our double comma club ( ,, Club ) for investors that can show they invested at least a million dollars in a private company.

Two to Three

Zoom Zoom goes the Unicorn – hear how several family offices are funding a Unicorn deal!

Convertible Debt

We have a great story to be told about how several family offices are and have worked together to make a Unicorn deal backed by family office. It is a SPV Convertible debt round until the D round open in 30 days!

Contact Info@RedHookCapital.co to setup a call with one of the key players.  You must be an accredited investor or key person in your family office to attend.

IMPORTANT:  You must be an accredited investor or key person in your family office to attend.

Happy Networking & Investing,

JD Morris

JD Morris

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Deals & Meals in Napa in October with guests to talk about the next generation of leadership for family offices.

Last Opal Napa conference we had a great dinner at Angele Restaurant!

This year we plan to have two great families that are very active in investing into early companies (one they IPOed).  Did we say the next generation of the family help lead these companies?

Contact INFO@AccreditedInvestorNetworking.com for more information on this event or our other events in Aspen, Beverly Hills, La Jolla, London, Hong Kong, Scottsdale, and other great locations worldwide!  Look for 2018 to have some amazing events such as cruises.

Next generation leaders




IN on Deck – Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas = Are you optimizing your short & long-term capital allocation strategies?

Are you optimizing your short & long-term capital allocation strategies?  Let out Senior Executive Advisers (S.E.A. program or future riseSEA)?   How confident is the board that the capital allocated for innovation, digital transformation, acquisition and other growth initiatives is sufficient for achieving the company’s strategic priorities, particularly relative to peer companies and potential new entrants?

EY’s October 2016 Capital Confidence Barometer found that while organic growth remains intact, a near-record 57% of senior executives are actively pursuing acquisitions in the next 12 months and that about half have more than five deals in the pipeline. There also is innovation in the deal space with the use of M&A, joint ventures, partnerships and strategic alliances; and 91% are using big data and analytics as part of the deal process.

Contact JD for more information about for half or 5 day strategy session here in SoCal or DC!

Happy Networking,

JD Morris

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IN – 3 part posting (Brain Dump)

Hope your having an amazing weekend!  I love deals and today is a recap of some of the best things I have seen!  No time to cross my t’s or dot my i’s and here we go:


  1. Fin Tech Deal ($1.0 of 1.5 million raised)
  2. Real Estate Technology ($3.0 of 5.0 million rasied)
  3. Medical Device ($2.0 of $5.0 million)
  4. Insurance (non-unicorn, but solid)

Ton other deals from early to EBITDA (NDA needed).  Reach out to me with your deals and investment interest.


We will be doing some cool events with celebrities (San Diego Sports to “normal” Hollywood (normal for them)).  Found this cool graph!


More to come Sunday, but that is one long .jpg