Pipeline – Venture Capital 20180708


This is a beta blog with our goal of getting people to produce results.  Here are few deals that closed:

• Booksy, a San Francisco-based booking app for appointment-based beauty businesses, raised $13.2 million (£9.5 million) in funding. Piton Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including OpenOcean.

• Trillium Securea Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of cybersecurity protection and data management for vehicles and fleets, raised $11 million in Series A2 funding. JAFCO led the round, and was joined by investors including Airbus VenturesDeutsche Bahn Digital VenturesMitsubishi UFJ CapitalTokyo Century Corp and Plug and Play Ventures.

• MeWe, a Los Angeles-based social media platform, raised $5.2 million in Series A funding. Lynda Weinman, Jack Canfield and Rachel Roy led the round.

• Postie, a direct mail platform, raised $3.5 million in seed funding. Bonfire Ventures and Crosscut Ventures led the round.

• ThetaRay, an Israel and New York City-based provider of artificial intelligence and big data analytics that offers solutions for crime prevention, operational efficiency and threat detection, raised more than $30 million in funding. Investors include Jerusalem Venture Partners, GE, Bank Hapoalim, OurCrowd and SVB Investments.

• Fever, a London-based data-led entertainment and experience company, raised $20 million in Series C funding. Atresmedia and Labtech co-led the round, and were joined by investors including Accel Partners and 14W Ventures.

• Planck Re, an Israel-based developer of artificial intelligence-based insurance data software, raised $12 million in funding. Arbor Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Viola FinTech and Eight Roads.

• Starcity, a San Francisco-based company that converts underutilized multi-family, hotel, and office buildings to residential co-living properties, raised $1 million in funding. Investors include Prophit Investments.

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PIPELINE – Venture Capital


• CareZone, a Seattle-based smartphone service for managing chronic health conditions, raised $50 million in Series D funding. NEA led the round.

• Conga, a company focused on Intelligent Document Automation, raised $47 million in funding. Investors include Insight Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

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• Reltio, a Redwood Shores, Calif.-based provider of enterprise data driven applications, raised $45 million in Series D funding. Investors include New Enterprise Associates, Crosslink Capital, .406 Ventures, and Sapphire Ventures.

• Platform.sh, a France-based provider of the idea-to-cloud application platform that aims to simplify cloud infrastructures, raised $34 million in Series C funding. Partech led the round, and was joined by investors including Idinvest Partners, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), SNCF Digital Ventures and Hi Inov.

• OM1, a Cambridge, Mass.-based health outcomes and technology company, raised $21 million in Series B funding. Polaris Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including General Catalyst and 7wire Ventures.

• Sentry, a San Francisco-based provider of APM for developers, raised $16 million in Series B funding. Investors include New Enterprise Associates and Accel.

• Abstract, a San Francisco-based design and workflow platform, raised $16 million in Series B funding. Scale Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Amplify Partners and Cowboy Ventures.

• Amuse, a Sweden-based mobile record company, raised $15.5 million in Series A funding. Investors include Lakestar and Raine Ventures.

• Hometap, a Cambridge, Mass.-based data-driven, home equity investment platform, raised $12 million in Series A funding. G20 Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including General Catalyst, American Family Ventures and Pillar.

• eLichens, a France and Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of an air quality analysis and prediction platform, raised 7 million euros ($8.2 million) in funding. Investors include Demeter, Sofimac Innovatio, Business Angels Networks, Aereco, Fonds Ville de Demain and BNP Paribas Développement.

• Verifly, a NY-based company that delivers on-demand insurance by the job, raised $7 million in funding. Investors include Slow Ventures, OpenOcean, and the founders of Kayak and HotelTonight.

• Lidya, a Nigeria-based digital financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises in Africa, raised $6.9 million in Series A funding. Omidyar Network led the round, and was joined by investors including Alitheia Capital, Bamboo Capital Partners, Tekton Ventures, Accion Venture Lab and Newid Capital.

• First.io, a tech startup that uses artificial intelligence to help real estate agents, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Investors include MATH Venture Partners, Nine Four Ventures, Thad Wongand Mike Golden.

• Plus One Robotics, a San Antonio, Texas-based 3D vision and controls developer for robotic automation in the logistics and e-commerce markets, raised funding of an undisclosed amount. Schematic Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Lerer Hippeau, ff Venture Capital, First Star and Dynamo.

• ICEYE, an Earth observation data company, raised $34 million in Series B funding. True Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Draper Nexus, Draper Associates, Seraphim Capital, Space Angels, OTB, Tesi, Draper Esprit and Promus Ventures.

• BRD, a Switzerland-based bitcoin and cryptocurrency mobile wallet, has raised $32 million in funding. Investors include East Ventures.

• Phenom People, a Horsham, Penn.-based talent relationship marketing platform, raised $22 million in Series B funding. AXA Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Sierra Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures and Omidyar Ventures.

• Surkus Inc, a Los Angeles-based provider of event technology, raised $10 million in Series B funding. EOS.global led the round.

• Crowd Cow, a Seattle-based small-batch craft meat company, raised $8 million in Series A funding. Madrona Venture Group led the round, and was joined by investors including Sound Ventures and Joe Montana. 

• Porter Road, a online whole animal butcher shop, raised $3.7 million in seed funding. Investors include Max Ventures, Slow Ventures, BoxGroup, Tribeca Venture Partners, Collaborative Fund, and Great Oaks VC.

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Pipeline & $60 USD Unicorn


Just for fun a deals are closing.  As 2017 ends, so does our search for Unicorn deals.  We are going back to focusing on growth capital for EBTIDA deals.

If you really need a Unicorn, I know where you can find one for $60 USD vs. a billion!

 

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• Carbon, a Silicon Valley-based digital 3D manufacturing company, raised $200 million in Series D funding. Investors include Baillie Gifford, Fidelity Management & Research Company ARCHINA CapitalGeneral Electric, JSR CorporationSequoia Capital, Silver Lake Kraftwerk, and Reinet Investments.

• Respicardia, Inca Minnesota-based medical technology company, raised $58.5 million in funding. ZOLL Medical Corporation led the round.

• ACL, a Canada-based SaaS provider helping governments and companies quantify risk, raised $50 million in funding. Norwest led the round.

• Passport, a Dover, Delaware-based mobile payments company specializing in the transportation industry, raised $43 million in Series C funding. Bain Capital Venturesled the round, and was joined by investors including Grotech Ventures, MK Capital and Relevance Capital.

• Common, a New York-based co-living startup, raised $40 million in Series C funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round.

• Convercent, a Denver-based ethics and compliance cloud software provider, raised $25 million in Series E funding. Rho Ventures led the round.

• SendBird, a provider of a messaging and chat API for mobile apps, raised $16 million in funding, according to TechCrunch. Shasta Ventures and August Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Y Combinator and Funders’ Club. (IN knows Funders’ Club)

• Anodot, an Israel-based AI-powered analytics company, raised $15 million in Series B funding. Redline Capital Management led the round, and was joined by investors including investors Aleph Venture Capital and Disruptive Technologies Venture Capital.

• Ample Hills Creamery, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based maker of ice cream, raised $8 million in Series A funding. Rosecliff Ventures led the round and was joined by Bullish, Lerer Hippeau, RiverPark Ventures, The Allana Group, and Charles Cohen of Cohen Media.

• Happy Returns, a technology, logistics and service provider for online retailers, raised $8 million in Series B funding. USVP led the round, and was joined by investors including Upfront Ventures and Trunk Club founder Brian Spaly.

• Asimov, a company creating computer-aided biology design tools, raised $4.7 million in seed funding, according to TechCrunch. Investors include Andreessen HorowitzRead more.

• Fiit, a U.K.-based social workout app, raised 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) in seed funding. Connect Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including JamJar Investors, Rooks Nest Ventures and Westminster Capital.

• Ataata, a Bethesda, Md.-based cyber security training platform, raised $3 million in funding. Next Frontier Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including TEDCO, 2M, SaaS Ventures and ARRA Capital.

• Radar Relaya Fort Collins, Colo.-based decentralized crypto currency exchange, raised $3 million in seed funding. Blockchain Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including SV Angel, Digital Currency Group, Reciprocal Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Kindred Ventures, Kokopelli Capital, Notation Capital, Sparkland Capital, and V1.VC.

• Ocean Protocola decentralized data exchange protocol, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Outlier Ventures.

• Mobike Japan, the Chinese bike rental company’s entity in Japan, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Line, according to TechCrunch

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Pipeline & Beta Blog (ideas for 2018)


This is a beta blog and we are looking for ideas for 2018!  We will try a quote of the day and pipeline.  We wish we saw an amazing  .JPG or item every day to share!

What would you like to see in 2018? Our whiteboard is open for ideas!

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PIPELINE (VC & Private Equiity)

• Investors include Oaktree-managed OCM Growth Holdings invested $275 million in Runway Growth Credit Fund Inca Woodside, Calif.-based provider of term debt to companies seeking an alternative to raising equity.

• Oak Spring Holdings and Wentworth acquired Purshe Kaplan Sterling, a Albany, N.Y.-based financial services firm. Monroe Capital provided $43.5 million in financing to support the acquisition. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Growth Catalyst Partners and PSP Capital acquired a majority stake in Beachfront Media, an Ormond Beach, Fla.-based mobile video monetization company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Shamrock Capital acquired a minority stake in Branded Cities, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based out-of-home media company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• In-Q-Tel (IQT) invested in Enveil, a Washington D.C.-based data security company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• One Equity Partners acquired OneLinkan outsourcing offshoring service with offices in Guatemala and El Salvador, as outlined further in the attached press release. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Shire invested in Rani Therapeuticsa San Jose-Calif-based maker of robotic pills that will enable injected drugs to be taken orally. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Apis Partners and other investors invested $60 million in Greenlight Planet Inc., a Nairobi, Kenya-based provider of off-grid solar products and solar financing for underserved populations around the world.

• Zeta Global acquired Disqusa San Francisco-based audience engagement platform. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• RESIDE Worldwide, a portfolio company of Westbridge Capital, acquired ABODA, a Seattle-based provider of housing solutions. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Oasis Outsourcing, a portfolio company of Stone Point Capital and Kelso, acquired Staff One HRDallas-based based provider of human resources services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Prosci, a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Being Human Pty Ltd, a Sydney, Australia-based change management services firm. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• China Broadband Capital invested in investment in Payoneera New York City-based digital payments company. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• H.I.G. Capital acquired Velocity Solutions Inc, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based provider of software and solutions to financial firms. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Bain Capital Ventures and Silversmith Capital Partners acquired Swift Prepaid Solutions Inc, a Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based provider of prepaid solutions for global incentive and reward programs. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• Canadian pension funds and private equity investors are lining up to buy German metering company Techem with a multi-billion euro sale expected to launch in early 2018, sources familiar with the matter said.

• Global ID, a portfolio company of Paine Schwartz Partners, acquired Bioagricert, a Bologna, Italy-based provider of organic certification services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• ABRY Partners acquired a majority stake in Breakthrough Technology Group, a Morganville, N.J.-based private cloud service provider. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

• VPI Holding Co, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, acquired Aware Products, a Los Angeles-based beauty industry branding firm. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

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PIPELINE & Family


Join us for pairing dinners before or after great events such as Opal’s Alternative Asset or CLO conference.  We just had great events at Ritz in Orange County on the ocean.

THINK: “Take time for the ones you love as our time is limited” – JD

ACTION:  Plan to take some time off before your next business trip with your family.

BOTTOMLINE: Join us for one of our great events that based on fun and making good friends.

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PIPELINE

• Earnya Santa Monica, Calif.-based personal financial service, raised $9 million in Series A funding led by Mayfield and was joined by investors including Comcast Ventures and Science Inc. (IN knows Comcast)

• VirtualHealthNew York City-based provider of population health and care management technologies, raised $7 million from investors led by Edison Partners. (IN knows Edison)

• Kesprya Menlo Park, Calif.-based aerial intelligence solution provider, raised $33 million in Series C funding led by G2VP, and was joined by investors including Shell Technology Ventures, Cisco Investments, and ABB Ventures (IN knows Shell)

• LaunchDarkly, an Oakland, Calif.-based feature management platform, raised a $21 million in Series B funding led by Redpoint Ventures and Vertex. (IN know Redpoint)

• Noodle Partnersa New York firm that helps colleges decrease the cost of online higher education, raised about $14 million in Series A funding led by Owl Ventures.

• Pilotworks, New York City-based a community of food entrepreneurs formerly known as FoodWorks, raised $13 million in Series A funding led by Techstars Ventures and Acre Venture Partners.

• Hellobike, a Shanghai, China bike-sharing firm, raised $350 million in its latest funding round from investors including Alibaba’s Ant Financial.

• ChemomAb, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based biopharmaceutical firm, raised $10 million in funding led by OrbiMed Israel and Peter Thiel, who were joined by investors including SBI Japan-Israel Innovation Fund and Milestone Venture.

• NS8an Arlington, Va.-based ecommerce fraud prevention provider, raised $7.5 million in funding led by Arbor Ventures, and was joined by investors including TDF Ventures and Hanna Ventures.

• IRONSCALES, a Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity company that combines human intelligence with  machine learning to automatically detect phishing emails, raised $6.5 million in Series A funding from investors including K1 Investment Management and RDC.

• Guardian Optical Technologies, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based sensor technology maker for automobile manufacturers, raised $5.1 million in Series A funding from Maniv Mobility and Mirai Creation Fund.

• Powerful, a Miami-based food and beverage company, raised $4 million from two separate funding rounds from investors including Cambridge Companies SPG, River Hallow Partners and Gerber Finance.

• Continuum Security,a Spain-based threat modeling startup, raised €1.5 million ($1.7 million) in funding, led by Swanlaab Venture Factory and was joined by investors including JME Venture Capital and Sonae IM.

• Stateless, a Boulder, Colo.-based firm allowing network functions to be consumed through the “as a service” model, raised $1.4 million in a seed round led bySpeedinvest and was joined by investors including Techstars, EVO Venture Partners, PV Ventures, and Service Provider Capital.

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Pipeline & make opportunities


THINK:  What opportunities can you make today as most success comes from making vs. find opportunities – JD Morris

ACTION:  Review your current opportunities and can you make new!

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PIPELINE

• Farmers Business Network, a San Carlos, Calif.-based farmer-to-farmer network raised $110 million in Series D funding. T. Rowe Price Associates Inc and Temasek led the round, and were joined by investors including Acre Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GV and DBL Partners.

• Affinio Inc, a Halifax, Nova Scotia-based interest analytics platform using machine learning, raised $9 million in Series B funding. Investors include Round13 Capital, Whitecap Venture Partners and Build Ventures.

• BlazingDB, an Austin-based data warehouse, raised $2.9 million in seed funding. Investors include NVIDIA GPU Ventures and Samsung NEXT.

• Aurora Labs, an Israel-based provider of software maintenance for connected vehicles, raised $2.7 million in seed funding. Investors include Maniv Mobility, MizMaa Ventures, Expansion Venture Capital and Trucks Venture Capital.

• BrightFlag, an Ireland-based AI platform for managing legal spending in large corporates raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Investors include Frontline Venturesand Tribal VC.

• VisitPay, a Boise, Idaho-based platform for patient financial health, has secured an undisclosed amount of funding. The investor was Flare Capital Partners.

• TetraVue, a Vista, Calif.-based 3D technology provider, raised funding of an undisclosed amount. Investors include KLA Tencor, Lam Research, Tsing Capital, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Samsung Catalyst Fund and Nautilus Ventures.

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Pipeline & Join us this weekend!


Remember this is a BETA blog and things change!

Today we are just reminding our accredited investors and family offices to join on of our private clubs.

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PIPLEINE ( Venture Capital A 11-29-2017 )

• ALO7, a China-based English language learning product and services provider, raised $37.5 million in Series D funding. Legend Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including GuoHe Capital, UG Investment, Qualcomm, New Oriental andVickers Venture Partners.

• Spot.IMa New York-based operator of an online social network platform, raised $25 million in Series C funding. Insight Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Altair VC and Norma Investments.

• Seebo, an Israel-based platform for Internet of Things planning and delivery, raised $8 million in an extension of its Series A funding. Investors include TPY Capital, Viola VenturesPritzker Group Venture Capital and Global IoT Technology Ventures.

• Terbium Labsa Baltimore, Md.-based dark web intelligence company, raised $6 million in funding. Glasswing Ventures led the round.

• APEXX, a London-based marketplace for global payments, raised $4 million (£3.2 million) in funding. Forward Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including MMC Ventures and Alliance Venture.

• Envisagenics, a Huntington. N.Y.-based developer of a predictive analytics platform, raised $2.25 million in seed funding. Dynamk Capital led the round.

• Ikbenfrits, a Netherlands-based digital mortgage broker based, raised €2 million ($2.4 million) in Series A funding. Finch Capital led the round

• Ayopop, an Indonesia-based mobile bill payment platform, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Finch Capital.

• Turner Imaging Systems, an Orem, Utah-based developer of X-ray imaging systems, raised funding of an undisclosed amount. Cavendish Impact Capital led the round.

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