Speechmatics, a London-based speech recognition technology engine, raised 6.35 million pounds ($8.25 million) in Series A funding. AlbionVC led the round, and was joined by investors including IQ Capital.
Acronis, a Singapore and Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based provider of cyber protection solutions, raised $147m in funding
Arceo.ai, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of an end-to-end cyber risk analytics and insurance platform, secured $37m in funding
CyberFortress, a San Antonio-based insurtech startup focused on protecting e-commerce companies from cyber threats, closed a $3m seed funding
Cowbell Cyber, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based startup focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered cyber insurance for small to mid-sized enterprises, secured $3.3M in seed funding
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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!
“Know when to spin, know when to pivot, and know when to fold!” – JD Morris
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:
Fabrice Grinda (48 exits)
Ron Conway (48 exits)
Naval Ravikant (38 exits)
Paul Buchheit (37 exits)
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.G, a 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.
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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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#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.
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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