VC deals that closed and profile of NEA


Today we profile several VC deals and NEA.  I can remember the CEO of our portfolio going from hero to zero during his pitch to NEA founder in just one word.  If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that are investors via Venture Capital firmw, Private Equity Groupw, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

8 VC DEALS:

2nd Watch, a Seattle-based cloud software, service, and analytics company, closed a $4.2 million funding round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from other private investors.www.2ndwatch.com

Aura Biosciences, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of nano-enabled drug delivery systems, has raised $3.23 million in new VC funding from undisclosed investors, according to a regulatory filing.www.aurabiosciences.com

bMobilized, a New York-based mobile technology startup, has raised an additional $2.5 million in series A funding from Norway’s Alliance Venture, Investinor and Alden AS, which together invested $1.5 million in the startup last April. bMobilized.com

FundersClub the world’s first online venture capital platform. Coinbase raised $165,785 from 31 investors. Tracks.by raised $87,500 from 28 investors. Sponsorfied raised $98,400 from 29 investors. www.fundersclub.com

 

GoBalto Inc., a San Francisco-based developer of cloud-based solutions for clinical trials, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. Singapore’s EDBI led the round, and was joined by Qualcomm Ventures and return backers investors Aberdare Ventures, West Health Investment Fund and founding CEO Jae Chung.www.gobalto.com

IFTTT, a San Francisco-based application that creates connections betweenweb applications including Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, and YouTube, has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz and includes participation from NEA and Lerer Ventures. www.a16z.com

Pluribus Networks, which makes hardware-accelerated network virtualization for private and public cloud datacenters, has closed a $23 million Series C round led by Menlo Ventures and joined by existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and others. Pluribus Networks closed a previous Series B round for $17.5 million in April of 2011. www.pluribusnetworks.com

VictorOps, a Lafayette, Colo.-based vertical collaboration platform for development operations groups, has raised nearly $1.59 million in VC funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Foundry Group and Tango. www.victorops.com

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PROFILE OF NEA

New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm, consistently ranking among the top firms in portfolio IPOs each year, with more liquidity events than any other venture capital firm.

Since its founding, the firm has backed more than 170 companies that have gone public and invested in more than 290 companies that have been successfully merged or acquired.

For more than 30 years, NEA has been helping to build great companies. Our committed capital has grown to $11 billion and we have funded more than 650 companies in the Information Technology, Energy Technology and Healthcare sectors – like Salesforce, Groupon, Data Domain, CareerBuilder, Diapers.com, Fusion-io, Juniper, Macromedia, and TiVo.

Learn more: http://www.nea.com/AboutNEA 

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12 Deals in the News! Think Strategic, Think Lockheed Martin!


Want to know what is the value of your company?  If you have $4+ million in EBITDA, Red Hook Capital will provide you a valuation.  A company  in most cases make the strongest buyers and investors in a deal.  Today we profile my old company, Lookheed Martin.  Lookheed Martin invest and buy & sells more deals a year than the top private equity firms.

DEALS THAT CLOSED (CLICK FOR MORE):

PROFILE LOOKHEED MARTIN:

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Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation’s net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.

LOCKHEED ACQUIRES CDL SYSTEMS LTD.

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of CDL Systems Ltd., a software engineering firm that specializes in the development and licensing of vehicle control station software for unmanned systems. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material to Lockheed Martin.

CDL Systems has developed an open, standards-based, and commercial off-the-shelf software product that has been integrated into numerous unmanned vehicle platforms.  The company’s products are designed on low-cost, interoperable, and open architecture systems to support government and civil applications around the world, with more than one million hours of operational use.  CDL Systems was founded in 1992 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with offices in Calgary and Huntsville, Ala.

Read More: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2012/december/lockheed-martin-acquires-assets-of-cdl-systems-ltd.html

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Think Global, Think Northgate Capital plus it investment in TubeMogul


If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that are investors via Venture Capital firm, Private Equity group, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

If you want venture funding for your deal, starting your company in Silicon Valley give you a lot of options.  However, Global and local VCs are your best options outside Silicon Valley!  Today we profile Northgate, a global VC, and its investment this month in  TubeMogul!

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ABOUT NORTH GATE CAPITAL

Powered by a global network of deep and relevant relationships, rigorous selection processes, laser focused analyses, and an experienced and opportunistic investment team, Northgate continually delivers exceptional returns to our limited partners

Lean more: http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/northgate-capital

ABOUT NORTHGATE AND TUBEMOGUL

 

TubeMogul announced today that it closed $20 million in Series C financing, positioning the company well as brand dollars follow consumer attention to digital mediums. The funds will be used to accelerate hiring and extend the company’s technological lead in real-time buying of video ads worldwide.

Learn More: http://www.tubemogul.com/company/announcements/106-TubeMogul-Secures-20-Million-in-Series-C-Funding

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JD Morris

 

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First Round Capital and the OMG happy holiday from them via video!


I have always liked Howard Morgan and this video shows you why:

PROFILE OF FIRST ROUND CAPITAL

Our investment team works side-by-side with founders to offer strategic advice and help solve unique challenges.

Read More: http://www.firstround.com/about/

HOWARD MORGAN OF FIRST ROUND CAPITAL

Howard was Professor of Decision Sciences at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Computer Science at the Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania from 1972 through 1985.

Read More: http://www.firstround.com/team/Howard_Morgan

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Data for VCs Investment 2q2012 plus TPG Biotech’s deal Trevi Therapeutics


If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that are partner in Venture Capital, Private Equity, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

Today we profile a Venture Capital fund of TPG Capital called TPG Biotech and its deal Trevi Therapeutics announced December 18, 2012.  Plus a few graph’s

VC DATA 2Q2012

They reached this conclusion by analyzing several years’ worth of historical data. Looking back, CB found that around 40 percent of seed-funded startups fail to attract Series A money. There’s been a huge uptick in seed financing activity in recent quarters — which means that there will be a bigger number of startups that will end up on the sidelines in terms of follow-on funding over the next year or two.

Read More about Insight Data: http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/19/study-more-than-1000-seed-funded-startups-are-destined-to-be-orphaned-at-the-series-a-stage/

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PROFILE TPG BIOTECH

TPG Biotech is the life science venture investment arm of TPG (formerly known as Texas Pacific Group), a global private investment firm. TPG Biotech® is a team of investors excited by the challenge of translating discoveries and insights in the biomedical sciences into tangible products. We invest with scientific founders and business entrepreneurs to create novel companies, and we focus on helping to drive the growth of our existing portfolio

TPG BIOTECH INVEST IN TREVI THERAPEUTICS INC.

Trevi Therapeutics, Inc. (“Trevi”) today announced the closing of a $10 million Series A financing to advance the clinical development of T111 in the lead indication of uremic pruritus. The Series A investment was completed with TPG Biotech, the life science venture investment arm of TPG which had previously made a seed investment in the Company.

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If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that are partner in Venture Capital, Private Equity, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

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JD Morris

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Private Equity’s Top 50 Firms for 2012


If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that is a partner in Venture Capital, Private Equity, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

Today’s we profile the top 50 in size Private Equity Funds.   TPG, The Blackstone Group, KKR, Goldman Sachs, The Carlyle Group are all well know names, but as we know their are thousand of Private Equity Groups ( PEGs).  Here is a great chart about the top 50:

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E-mail me about your deal and I can make an introduction based on it being a great deal.

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