Top Angel investing (JD made a list(kinda))


Investor Network by JD

“How to Lie with Statistics that #9,863 in ALL Books on Amazon is a must and funny read! I am sure they have been number one in their category than any of the books I had at number one (for 30 – 180 minutes),” say JD Morris.

Sadly I am not David Morin at #31 with 57 investments, but for the month of April David Morris (aka JD) invested with friends and family in several deals in April (TBA).  Our friends and family have $5 million plus of dry powder for funds to early-stage deals.  Between 2 pm and 5 pm April 1, 2019, we most likely did the most investing in 2019 = we can create our own list with Crunchbase’s help!

QUOTES

“Know when to spin, know when to pivot, and know when to fold!” – JD Morris

“firstrate team with a second-rate idea will always outperform a second-rate team with a first-rate idea.”  –  Brian Cohen,  What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How to Get Smart Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

ANGEL INVESTORS BY INVESTMENTS

According to data from Crunchbase below are 50 angels ranked by the number of investments made.

1) Fabrice Grinda (245 investments)

2) Paul Buchheit (135 investments)

3) Wei Guo (129 investments)

4) Alexis Ohanian (126 investments)

5) Scott Banister (126 investments)

6) Naval Ravikant (121 investments)

7) Daniel Curran (114 investments)

8) Marc Benioff (113 investments)

9) Mark Cuban (110 investments)

10) Simon Murdoch (99 investments)

11) Ron Conway (89 investments)

12) Esther Dyson (86 investments)

13) Kevin Moore (85 investments)

14) David Tisch (83 investments)

15) Dave McClure (79 investments)

16) Semil Shah (74 investments)

17) Max Levchin (72 investments)

18) Jason Calacanis (72 investments)

19) Benjamin Ling (70 investments)

20) Brendan Wallace (67 investments)

21) Tim Draper (66 investments)

22) James Sowers (65 investments)

23) Auren Hoffman (65 investments)

24) Lee Linden (64 investments)

25) Joanne Wilson (63 investments)

26) Farzad Nazem (60 investments)

27) Joshua Schachter (59 investments)

28) Garry Tan (59 investments)

29) Rajan Anandan (57 investments)

30) Xavier Niel (57 investments)

31) Dave Morin (57 investments)

32) Jose Marin (57 investments)

33) Reid Hoffman (55 investments)

34) Keith Rabois (55 investments)

35) Will Herman (55 investments)

36) Scott Belsky (53 investments)

37) Rick Marini (53 investments)

38) Charlie Songhurst (52 investments)

39) Hesham Zreik (52 investments)

40) Bashar Hamood (52 investments)

41) Brad Harrison (51 investments)

42) Gary Vaynerchuk (50 investments)

43) Clark Landry (50 investments)

44) Wayne Chang (50 investments)

45) Dharmesh Shah (50 investments)

46) Mitchell Kapor (50 investments)

47) Ullas Naik (48 investments)

48) Raymond Tonsing (48 investments)

49) Kevin Mahaffey (48 investments)

50) Elad Gil (45 investments)

ANGEL INVESTORS BY EXITS

We all know that venture capital can be a tricky beast. Best exits and timelines are not always concrete when funding happens. Some of the biggest startups with multi-billion dollar valuations have kept raising money in new rounds, without selling or going public. Those may prove to be some of the best investments in the long term. Yet, it is important for entrepreneurs to know which potential partners have had real success in exits.

Here are the five angel investors, in order of the number of exits:

  1. Fabrice Grinda (48 exits)
  2. Ron Conway (48 exits)
  3. Naval Ravikant (38 exits)
  4. Paul Buchheit (37 exits)
  5. David Tisch (35 exits)

Ron Conway and Reid Hoffman also have an over 50% exit rate versus the number of investments they’ve made.

For more information check contact us at InvestorNetworkbyJD@gmai.com anytime!

DISCLAIMER: This is a beta blog and all deal information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website for a press release. We do not update our posting or check the source of the news.

REPORT: RHC Pipeline Report v19.19


Link to original article: http://redhookcapital.co/2019/05/rhc-pipeline-report-v19-19/

Report v19.19

RHC PIPELINE REPORT

  • MIT Solve, a Cambridge, Mass.-based initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems, has launched a philanthropic venture fund
  • Fuel Capital, a Burlingame, CA-based early-stage venture capital firm, closed its third fund, at $75M
  • Universal Display Corporation (Nasdaq: OLED), a provider of technology and materials that enable energy-efficient displays and lighting, launched its corporate venture arm
  • Philippines-based Kickstart Ventures, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, was selected by Ayala Corporation (AC) to manage its new US$150m venture capital fund
  • Gainline Capital Partners LP, a Stamford, CT-based private equity firm that invests in U.S.-based lower middle-market companies, closed its $155m debut fund

Link to original article: http://redhookcapital.co/2019/05/rhc-pipeline-report-v19-19/

QUOTES BY JD 2019.05.05


Each day I try to creaMost quotes are what I call spinning Confucius quotes (or Palms, or other great sources).  For example, the idea that the harder you work the luckier you get is quoted by many.

JD ORIGINAL QUOTE (I HOPE)

“Moving the ball down the field helps on stats, but the bottom line is scoring is the only stat that counts.” – JD Morris on May 5th, 2019 09:30:00 Pacific

JD SPINNING CONFUCIUS QUOTES

“Know when to spin, Know when to pivot, Know when to fold”

“Know when to SPIN, Know when to PIVOT, Know when to FAIL”

Happy Networking and Travels,

JD Morris

Host

Investor Network by JD

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REBLOG: RHC Pipeline Report


We are happy to see one of our friends A round investment grow to an IPO and now M&A growth! JD Morris always says, “Roll or Get Rolled!”

Contact Victoria via LinkedIn or at Victoria@RedHookCapital.co to share our rock and roll strategy!

URL For Full Weekly RHC Pipeline Report:

http://redhookcapital.co/2019/04/rhc-pipeline-report-v19-04-19/

RHC PIPELINE HIGHLIGHT

Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a San Mateo, CA-based business spend management (BSM) company, is to acquire Exari, a provider of contract lifecycle management

Press Release: https://www.coupa.com/newsworthy/press-releases/coupa-announces-intent-to-acquire-contract-lifecycle-management-leader-exari/

(Coupa Software – SEA Link)

RHC PIPELINE REPORT

  • Apollo Global Management will acquire Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) for approximately $1.1 billion, including debt.
  • Gen.Ga Playa Vista, Calif.-based esports organization, raised $46 million in funding. Investors include Will Smith, Los Angeles Clippers minority owner Dennis Wong, New Enterprise Associates, Conductive Ventures, Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners, SVB Capital, and Stanford University.

Read More via Red Hook Capital’s “RHC Pipeline Report” via this URL:

http://redhookcapital.co/2019/04/rhc-pipeline-report-v19-04-19/

Happy Travels and Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Vice Chairman & Host of Investor Network Destinations

Join him via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris/

REBLOG: Investor Network to launch IND


Source URL: http://redhookcapital.co/2019/04/spe-formed-to-invest-in-investor-network-destinations/

Investor Network Destinations closes seed round

April 15, 2019

Investor Network Destinations (IND), a Beverly Hills-based entertainment and education company providing service to high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) and single family offices (SFO), opened a Special Purpose Entity (SPE) to raise seed capital and closed a seed round via convertible debt with founders of companies for an undisclosed amount.

Red Hook Capital’s friends and family invest in Special Purpose Entity to fund the creation of “Investor Network Destinations” through a Special Purpose Entity (SPE).

Three CEOs/Founder of technology companies lead the round into the SPE.

Ross Cooper, founder and former CEO of Verimatrix Inc., says “He looks forward to the development of IND’s yacht and luxury car program. IND’s Parade of Light party on a Mega Yacht in San Diego was one of the best parties of the year.”

Omar Bakr, founder, and CEO of Tarana Wireless says “JD Morris connects the right people together at the right time. Investor Network has a wide range of contacts from IPO CFOs to successful founders of companies.”

Investor Network Destinations is a spin-off of “Investor Network by JD” that has been providing networking and educational events for more than 20 years. With thousands of subscribers that invested in hundreds of deals provided by Investor Network by JD (IN) and its partners. ” Investor Network Destination will focus on people with more than $500,000 dollar to invest in alternative assets by providing amazing educational events at great destinations,” says JD Morris, founder of Investor Network and ACG.

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Contact Details: Victoria at VB@RedHookCapital.co

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RHC to Launch New Fund in 3q2019


Red Hook Capital family of companies is to launch a new fund in 3q2019 called The TIE Fund.

April 2, 2019

The TIE Fund will be launched with the leadership of JD Morris with a focus on synergies in Technology, Internet, and Entertainment industry (TIE).

“We will be creating a new universe for games, video, and more!  Changes in the video, gaming, and other entertainment industry are ready for another disruption in finance and technology.  Netflix, Amazon, and others have changed the way.

Investor Network Destinations will be hosting private events for our friends and families (MFO and SFO) to learn more about The TIE Fund in the coming weeks.

ENDS

MEDIA CONTACT:  Victoria Block at Events@InvestorNetworkDestinations.com

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REPOST: IND Pipeline v 19.03.28


For full pipeline of deals visit following:

http://www.investornetworkdestinations.com/ind-pipeline-v-19-03-28/

IND PIPELINE HIGHLIGHT

Proxy, a startup that provides a universal identity signal, raised $13.6 million in Series A funding. Kleiner Perkins led the round and was joined by investors including WeWork, Y Combinator, and Coatue Management.

Read More Via AP Press Release: https://www.apnews.com/Globe%20Newswire/e42158fc650970987993c7086600987f

IND PIPELINE

  • Nodin (Formerly called Appli), a Denver, CO-based AI-driven augmented analytics platform, completed an initial round of funding of $5m

  • Boundless Immigration, a Seattle, WA-based technology company that enables immigrants to navigate the green card and citizenship processes, raised $7.8m in Series A financing

  • PhotoShelter, a NYC-based digital asset management platform for visual storytellers, raised $8m in funding

Continue reading “REPOST: IND Pipeline v 19.03.28”