INbyJD 20181107 Venture Capital Funds


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Today we highlight new venture capital funds on this beta blog.  Our Senior Executive Advisors are angel investors and can fast-track your deals at many funds like NEA and other top funds.

NEW VENTURE FUNDS

  • Orlando, Fla.-based Global Blockchain Ventures has launched a $100m blockchain technology-focused venture capital fund

 

  • Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, formed Hypertherm Ventures, a new corporate venture capital arm

 

  • Crossplane Capital, a newly formed Dallas, TX-based private equity firm, has officially launched

 

  • Fenox Venture Capital and Sega Sammy Holdings, a Japanese general entertainment company group engaged in a range of businesses, including digital games, amusement machines, toys, animation production and resort facility development, have launched a $20m venture capital fund

 

  • Shavit Capital, a Jerusalem, Israel-based firm specializing in pre-IPO investments, completed a $100m funding for its fifth fund

 

  • Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm True Ventures closed two funds, totalling $635m

 

  • Minnesota Vikings Owners Mark & Zygi Wilf and the Wilf Family have formally launched WISE (Wilf Innovative Sports & Entertainment) Ventures, an investment fund based in Manhattan

 

  • ru-Net, the international early stage investment and venture capital firm founded by Leonid Boguslavsky, is rebranding as RTP Global

 

  • L Catterton, a Greenwich, CT-based consumer-focused private equity firm, Greenwich, is seeking to raise $625m for its fourth growth equity fund

 

  • ArchiMed, a Lyon, France-based healthcare private equity investment firm, has held the first close of a new mid-market buy-and-build fund

 

  • Arch Venture Partners, a Chicago, IL-based early stage venture capital firm, is seeking to raise $600m for its 10th fund

 

  • K&T Capital, a London, UK-based hybrid accelerator and venture capital firm, closed a €20M initial round of funding from private investors

 

  • Strategic Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA), a Herndon, VA-based company dedicated to enabling economic mobility through education, launched a venture initiative

 

  • Bessemer Venture Partners, a global early-stage venture capital firm, launched a new $1.85 billion fund

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IN Pipeline 20181025 Venture Capital


We just found an amazing fund and investment bank that focus is consumer products = Deal of The Day

#dealoftheday Summersalt, the St. Louis based direct-to-consumer swimwear brand, raised $6.1 million in Series A funding. Founders Fund led the round, and was joined by investors including Lewis and Clark Ventures, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Dundee Venture Capital, Breakout Capital, Cultivation Capital, Victress Capital, Amplifyher Ventures, M25 and Giuliana and Bill Rancic.

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PLUS OTHER DEALS OF INTEREST

  • VergeSense, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of an AI-Powered sensor-as-a-service platform for commercial real estate, raised $1.5M in funding

  • Lorem, a New York-based marketplace for freelance website developers and designers, secured $2.5m in funding

  • Ople, Inc., a San Mateo, CA-based artificial intelligence software company, secured $8M in Series A funding

  • WireWheel, an Arlington, Va.-based Software-as-a-Service platform that modernizes global data privacy compliance, closed a $10m Series A funding round

  • Infoworks.io, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based software platform provider for agile data engineering, closed $25m in Series C funding

  • Innovusion, a San Francisco, CA-based developer of LiDAR technology for the autonomous vehicle markets, raised approx. US$30m in Series A funding

  • 4Front Holdings, LLC, a Phoenix, AZ-based cannabis retail and brand development company, completed a private placement of equity securities for gross proceeds of approximately $31m

  • Area 1 Security, a Redwood City, California-based provider of cybersecurity solutions, raised $32m in Series C funding

  • Scale Computing, an Indianapolis-based provider of edge computing and hyperconverged solutions, raised $34.8m in Series F funding

  • Arctic Wolf Networks, a Sunnyvale, CA-based security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service company, raised $45m in Series C funding

  • Yellowbrick Data, a Palo Alto, CA-based provider of analytic solutions for hybrid cloud, raised $48m in Series B funding

  • Enable Injections, Inc., a Cincinnati, OH-based combination products company developing advanced wearable devices for subcutaneous delivery of biologics and other high volume therapeutics, completed a first closing of a Series B round that will raise up to $50M

  • 89Bio, a San Francisco, CA-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and other liver and metabolic disorders, closed a $60m Series A financing

  • DataRobot, a Boston, MA-based automated machine learning company, raised $100m in Series D funding

  • Assembled Brands, a Los Angeles, CA-based provider of working capital to emerging consumer brands, closed $100M in funding

  • Sitka Biopharma, a Vancouver, BC, Canada-based preclinical biotechnology company, raised $1.9M in funding

  • Milestone Pharmaceuticals, a Montreal, Canada-based late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing interventions for tachycardias, completed an $80m equity financing

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VC IN Pipeline 20180928


You do not have to be a Unicorn to take Venture Capital money.  Remember that Unicorns are for show and dragons are for dough! Below are this weeks non-unicorns!

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• Nozomi Networks Inc, a San Francisco-based provider of real-time cybersecurity and operational visibility for industrial control systems, raised $30 million in Series C funding. Investors include Planven Investments SA, GGV Capital, Lux Capital, Energize Ventures and THI Investments.

• Softomotive, a company focused on Robotic Process Automation (RPA), raised $25 million in Series A funding, from Grafton Capital.

• Netradyne, a San Diego, Calif.-based company developing artificial intelligence technology focusing on driver and fleet safety, raised $21 million in Series B funding. Investors include Reliance Industries Limited (through its subsidiary RIIHL) M12, and Point72 Ventures.

• Guardhat, a Detroit-based internet of things industrial safety technology developer, raised $20 million in Series A funding. RTP Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including 3M Ventures, Caterpillar Venture Capital, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, SVB and DVP.

• LiveSafe, an Arlington, Va.-based provider of a mobile safety communications platform, raised $11 million in Series B-1 funding. Investors include Hearst, Enterprise Investment Partners, L.P, IAC, Dave Duffield, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, GXPI, and the Kilberg family.

Continue reading “VC IN Pipeline 20180928”

Investor Network with focus on Venture Capital Deals 20180926


Today’s deal of the day is Urban Plates because we just love the place (good food = I am here).

RECENT VENTURE CAPITAL DEALS

  • Urban Plates, a Cardiff, California-based, upscale fast-casual restaurant brand, closed a $38m growth and working capital facility
  • ReGrained, a San Francisco, CA-based mission-driven ingredient platform and packaged goods company that leverages patented technology to transform food manufacturing byproduct into superfoods, closed out its $2.5m seed financing
  • Mode, a San Mateo, CA-based IoT cloud platform to connect devices, raised $3m in Series A funding
  • Edge Intelligence, a Boston, MA-based developer of a geographically distributed analytics platform built for both edge computing and hybrid cloud environments, raised $3m in seed funding
  • MouSensor, Inc., a New York City-based biotechnology company that develops a novel platform to digitize the sense of smell, raised $3.3M in its seed funding round
  • GigaIO, Inc., a Carlsbad, CA-based provider of data center network architecture and connectivity solutions, closed a $4.5M Series A funding

Continue reading “Investor Network with focus on Venture Capital Deals 20180926”

VC IN Pipeline 20180924


Investor Network did not focus on cannabis, but it looks like some will have a big payoff.

INVESTOR NETWORK FOCUS VENTURE CAPITAL

  • DataGrail, a San Mateo, CA-based personal data privacy startup, raised a $4M Series A round of funding

  • Groundfloor, an Atlanta, GA-based direct real estate investment platform open to all investors and real estate entrepreneurs, raised an additional $4.2m in an online public offering

  • Alydia Health, a developer of a technology device for treating Postpartum hemorrhage, closed an initial $10m in Series B financing

  • Cortera, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based provider of business information, analytics and workflow solutions, raised $10m in Series B funding

  • MJ Freeway, a Denver, CO-based cannabis technology company, completed its $10m Series C financing

  • Providence Medical Technology, Inc., a Pleasanton, CA-based innovator in tissue-sparing surgical equipment and implants for cervical spine fusion surgery, closed a $25m in equity financing

Continue reading “VC IN Pipeline 20180924”

New Funds 20180920 IN Pipeline


I have had the pleasure of working with some of the best know and some of the unknown private equity and venture capital firms.  Both have amazing partners that will help you grow your business and its value.  If you want to get into the game, let me tell you about blank check funds.

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NEW FUND 09-20-2018 IN PIPELINE

  • Building Ventures, an early-stage investor committed to innovation in the built world, has launched officially
  • Amplify Partners, a Menlo Park, CA-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in radically technical founders solving technical problems for the enterprise, closed its third fund, at $200m
  • Investment management firm Hillhouse Capital closed Hillhouse Fund IV, L.P., with aggregate commitments of US$10.6 billion
  • SaaS Capital, a Cincinnati and Seattle-based provider of committed credit facilities to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, closed its third fund, with $75m in limited partner commitments
  • Aflac Incorporated (NYSE :AFL) is increasing its original investment in the Aflac Ventures Fund from $100m over three years to $250 million over three to four years, as opportunities emerge

VC 20180919 IN Pipleine


Happy to see several Los Angeles based companies raising money.  If you are thinking of starting a company in Los Angeles, let me introduce you to one of the best entrepreneur lawyer in town (does 20-40 term sheet a year for early-stage companies).

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VENTURE CAPITAL 09-18-2018 IN PIPELINE

  • Public Goods, a NYC-based a direct-to-consumer brand selling basic necessities, raised $3m in seed funding

  • Empower, a San Francisco, CA-based financial technology company, raised $4.5m in funding

  • Illumix, a Menlo Park, CA-based integrated gaming and technology company combining mixed reality with environmentally-intelligent, world-scale augmented reality (AR) games, emerged from stealth mode and raised $8.6m in seed funding

  • The/Studio, a Los Angeles, CA-based on-demand, custom manufacturing platform for product development, raised $11M in Series A funding

  • ioTium, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based Software-Defined Converged Infrastructure company for the IIoT, raised $13.6m in Series B financing

  • Immune-Onc Therapeutics, Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based cancer immunotherapy company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel biologic treatments, raised more than $33m in Series B funding

  • Ooda Health, a San Francisco, CA- and Salt Lake City, UT-based company focused on removing waste and inefficiency from healthcare administration, completed a $40.5m Series A funding round

  • Zumper, a San Francisco, CA-based residential rental startup, raised $46m in Series C funding

  • Trumid, a NYC-based financial technology company and electronic trading platform for corporate bonds, received a US$53m growth capital investment

  • Bread, a NYC-based marketing technology company that builds customizable financing solutions for brands and retailers, completed a $60m round of equity financing

  • Enigma, a NYC-based Data-as-a-Service company, raised $95m in financing

  • Postmates, a San Francisco, CA-based on-demand delivery company, raised $300m in funding

  • Jamf, a Minneapolis-based Apple device management company, acquired NoMAD, a provider of an open source and commercial set of software products that streamline Mac authentication and account management

MORE ON THE/STUDIO

The Studio, a startup that’s setting out to help merchants and product developers manufacture their own customized goods, has raised $11 million in a series A round of funding led by Ignition Partners, with participation from FJ Labs, VTF, WTI, Firebolt Ventures, and Interplay Ventures.

Founded in 2013, The Studio — which stylizes its name as The/Studio — targets anyone from individual creatives to boutiques and enterprises looking to design and produce their own custom products. Though it could be used for a single item, which many of its customers do for prototyping purposes, that can be more expensive. According to the company, the sweet spot for production is around 100 items, at which point the price is low enough for the customer to make a meaningful profit.

More via VentureBeat:  https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/19/the-studio-raises-11-million-to-grow-its-on-demand-product-manufacturing-platform/

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