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

Investor Network by JD

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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!


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“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


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)


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.

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  • 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.

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Wiliot, an Israel-based maker of semiconductors that harness ambient nanowatts of electromagnetic energy from cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth networks, raised $30 million in funding. Investors include Amazon, Avery Dennison, Samsung, Norwest Venture Partners, 83North Venture Capital, Grove Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, and M Ventures.


  • Opsview, a Woburn, Massachusetts- and Reading, and London, UK-based company that unifies cloud and infrastructure monitoring, secured funding from SaaS Capital

  • Syncurity, a Bethesda, Md.-based security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) platform provider, held the second and final close of its $2m seed funding

  • Reggora, a Boston, MA-based appraisal platform serving both appraisers and mortgage lenders, secured $3m in seed funding

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Happy New Years!

Here a few deals that closed in December and we look forward to our launch on January 7th, 2019!


  • Bounce, a San Francisco, CA-based mobile platform for booking daily storage, raised $1.2m in funding

  • Qwick, a Phoenix, AZ-based on-demand staffing company that connects service industry professionals with hospitality shifts in real-time, raised $1.3M in funding

  • BrainCheck, a Houston, Texas-based digital neurocognitive testing platform, raised $1.5m in funding

  • Evensi, a San Francisco, CA-based platform for people to find events wherever they are, raised $2.5m in pre IPO funding

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Repost – IND Pipeline 20181211

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#indpick Plaid, a San Francisco-based fintech company, raised $250 million in Series C funding.  Mary Meeker led the round (from Kleiner Perkins’ growth fund), and was joined by investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Goldman Sachs, NEA, and Spark Capital.


  • Tomahawk Robotics, a Melbourne, FL-based startup bringing advanced robotic control systems to enterprise markets, raised $2.4m in seed funding

  • GenEdit, Inc., a Berkeley, CA-based developer of novel polymer nanoparticle technology platform for non-viral-based delivery of gene therapeutics, completed an $8.5m seed financing

  • WhyHotel, a Washington, D.C.-based alternative lodging service that operates pop-up hotels in newly built, luxury apartment buildings, secured $10M in Series A funding


INbyJD 20181107 Venture Capital Funds

This is a beta blog and we have launched a new blog that provides daily deals with new venture capital investments plus other deals of note.

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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.


  • 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.



  • 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

  •, 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

DISCLAIMER: This is a beta blog.  The 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 or venture capital firm for a press release as this is a beta blog that does not update information.