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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Happy Networking and Investing,

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Pipeline & 4 Competencies of a leader


THINK >> The Four Competencies of a Leader > Keep your eye on the task, not on yourself.  The task matters and you are a servant

ACTION >> Set aside ten minutes every Friday afternoon to give yourself a weekly report card on all four skills: listening, communicating, reengineering mistakes, and subordinating your ego the task on hand – Managing the Non-Profit Organization

BOTTOMLINE >> Our Senior Executive Advisers program is hear to support you every day or one time a year.  We are task masters that help you get results step by step to success.

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PIPLEINE ( Venture Capital 2017-11-18 )

• GoSpotChecka Denver, Colo.-based SaaS-based field execution management platform, raised $21.5 million in Series B1 funding. Insight Venture Partners andPoint Nine Capital co-led the round.

• Axios, an Arlington, Va.-based media company, raised $20 million in funding. Greycroft Partners and Lerer-Hippeau Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by investors including NBCUniversal, Laurene Powell Jobs’s Emerson Collective, Greg Penner, and WndrCo.

• Trocafone, a Brazil-based online marketplace for used electronics, raised $15 million in funding. Investors include Callfort, MIT Castor Ventures Fund, FJ Labs, Rocketship, and Mercado Libre Fund.

• Airside Mobile, an Arlington, Va.-based creator of a mobile passport app, raised $6 million in Series A funding. Blazar Ventures and Grotech Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by investors including Bain Capital Ventures and 8VC.

• Meural, a New York-based digital art technology company, raised $5 million in Series A funding, according to TechCrunch. Corigin Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Netgear, and Resolute Venture PartnersRead more.

• Modulated Imaging Inc, an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of imaging technology for preventing, diagnosing and curing medical conditions, raised $2.86 million in Series A funding. Grey Sky Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co and Fresenius Medical Care Ventures GmbH.

• Physera, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based musculoskeletal care company, raised $2.8 million in funding. Investors include Innovation Endeavors, Lux Capital, Expa, Slow Ventures, and iD Ventures.

• Bird.i, a U.K.-based startup which collates and disseminates satellite, airborne and drone imagery in real-time, raised $2.6 million in funding. Accelerated Digital Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Concrete VC, Frontline Ventures, Satellite Application Catapult Services and Scottish Investment Bank.

• Gainfully Inc, a San Francisco-based software-as-a-service network that connects insurance and financial services companies, raised $2.5 million in funding. MassMutual Ventures led the round.

• OROS, a France-based maker of high-tech outerwear, raised $2 million in seed funding. Investors include NCT Ventures and Fengshion Capital.

• Achievelt, an Atlanta-based company that helps businesses “improve the execution of their strategic plans and growth initiatives,” raised $1.7 million in funding from BIP Capital.

DISCLAIMER:  This information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune,  preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources.  Please check with the company website as this a beta blog and will not be updated.

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VC Pipeline & Terroism and Basic Trends 2017-11-16


THINK:  Terrorism and Basic Trends >> Management of an institution has to be grounded in basic and predictable trends that persist regardless of today’s headlines.

ACTION:  Write down three basic social trends that your business is based on.  Are these trends still intact?  – Managing in the Next Society

BOTTOMLINE:  Contact Victoria about the full case study with greater thinking and actions that get results.  If you want massive action, talk to us about a day with our Senior Executive Advisors.

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PIPLEINE ( Venture Capital   11/16/2017 )

• Syapse, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of precision medicine software, raised $30 million in Series D funding. Investors include Ascension Ventures, GE Ventures, Intermountain Healthcare Innovation Fund, Safeguard Scientifics, Social Capital, Amgen Ventures, Medidata Solutions, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and Roche  Fund. (riseSEA knows GE)

• LightStep, a San Francisco-based provider of application performance management for enterprise software, raised $29 million in funding. Investors include c, Sequoia Capital, Cowboy Ventures and Harrison Metal.  (riseSEA know Sequoia and Redpoint)

• Quantum Circuitsa New Haven, Conn-based startup developing quantum computers, raised $18 million in Series A funding. Canaan and Sequoia co-led the round, and were joined by investors including Tribeca Venture Partners. (riseSEA know Sequoia)

• Bossa Nova, a San Francisco-based developer of autonomous service robots for the global retail industry, raised $17.5 million in Series B funding. Paxion led the round, and was joined by investors including Intel Capital, WRV Capital, Lucas Venture Group, and Cota Capital. (riseSEA knows Intel)

• Collective Medicala Salt Lake City, Utah-based network for care collaboration, raised $47.5 million in Series A funding. Kleiner Perkins led the round. (riseSEA knows Kleiner Perkins)

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• Lessonly, an Indianapolis-based team training software solutions company, raised $8 million in Series B funding. OpenView led the round, and was joined by investors including Rethink Education, High Alpha Capital, and Allos Ventures.

• SAM Labs, a London-based edtech startup, raised $6.75 million in Series A funding. Touchstone Innovations and E15 Ventures co-led the round.

• Airside Mobile, Inc, an Arlington, Va.-based developer of the Mobile Passport app, raised $6 million in Series A funding. Blazar Ventures and Grotech Ventures co-led the round, and were joined by Bain Capital Ventures and 8VC. (riseSEA knows Grotech)

• Choozle, a Denver, Colo.-based self-service programmatic ad platform, raised $6 million in Series B funding. The investors were not named.

• Lofelt, a Germany-based developer of haptic technology for use in gaming, AR, VR, automobile, consumer electronics, toys, medical, and entertainment, raised $5.4 million in Series A funding, according to TechCrunch. Wolfman.One led the round, and was joined by investors including Q Venture Partners, Coparion, and Horizons Ventures. (riseSEA knows Horizons)

• Medigate, a Tel Aviv-based medical device security platform, raised $5.35 million in seed funding. Investors include YL Ventures and Blumberg Capital. (riseSEA knows Blumber)

• HUM Nutrition, a Los Angeles-based producer of vitamins, supplements and powders, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Investors include CircleUp Growth Partners, Imaginary Ventures and Strand Equity Partners.

• GreenRush, a San Mateo, Calif.-based online marketplace for legally purchasing cannabis, raised $3.6 million in Series A funding. Investors include James Weil and Chris Burggraeve.

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Battle & Pipleine 2017-11-14 Venture Capital


WIN:  Every battle is won before it is fought – Sun Tzu

ACTION:  What wins have you set up for your company in 2018 and what plans do you know you will lose? Let our riseSEA (Senior Executive Advisors) program help you with this plan.

BOTTOMLINE:  Make sure you have some wins for 2018 and 4q2017!

“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!” – JD Morris

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PIPELINE  2017-11-14 Venture Capital

ThreatQuotient, a Reston, Va.-based threat intelligence platform, raised $30 million in Series C funding. Adams Street Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Cisco Investments, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc, New Enterprise Associates, and Silicon Valley Bank. (IN knows NEA & Silicon Valley Bank)

• ScoreStream, a Del Mar, Calif,-based crowdsourcing platform for live local sports, raised funding of an undisclosed amount from Intel Capital. (IN knows Intel Capital)

• Graphcore, a U.K.-based developer of machine intelligence processors, raised $50 million in Series C funding. Sequoia Capital led the round. (IN Sequoia Capital)

• Roomi, a New York-based peer-to-peer marketplace for shared housing, raised $11 million in Series A funding. Atami Capital led the round.

• Trouva, a U.K.-based operator of an online network of independent boutiques, raised $10 million in Series A funding. BGF Ventures led the round, and was joined by Index Ventures and Octopus Ventures.

• Loft Orbital, a San Francisco-based company that leases space on satellites, raised $3.2 million in seed funding. Uncork Capital (formerly SoftTech VC) led the round, and was joined by investors including V1.VC, MDIVenturesMercuria Investment Co., the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan, and Shobunsha.

DISCLAIMER:  This information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune,  preqin, Reuters, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources.  Please check with the company website as this a beta blog and will not be updated.

Happy Networking and Investing,

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