Investor Network Nights Preview gets results plus deals that closed!


Investor Network will have weekly Webinars on Monday night called Investor Network Nights.  You can register for these Webinars at: http://redhookcapital.me/investor-network-event/

One of our deals just got several great referrals such as a tier one venture capital firm and grant organization.  Learn more about this deal on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/InvestorNetwork

Below are deals that closed and hear about 50+ deals that closed this year on our blog at: http://redhookcapital.me/

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

Digital Lumens, a Boston-based developer of intelligent LED lighting systems, has raised $10 million in new VC funding from return backers Black Coral CapitalFlybridge Capital Partners and Stata Ventureswww.digitallumens.com

PureCars, a Charleston, S.C.-based provider of “value reports” for automotive consumers, has raised $5 million in new VC funding from Gemini Investors and Stage 1 Ventureswww.purecars.com

SPR Therapeutics
, a Cleveland-based developer of a peripheral nerve stimulation therapy platform, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Backers include NDI Healthcare FundPublic Square Partnersand individual angels. www.sprtherapeutics.com

Iconnix Software Corp., an Austin, Texas-based provider of sales performance and incentive compensation management solutions, has raised $4.5 million in Series B funding from Ballast Point Ventureswww.iconnixsoftware.com

Kitsy Lane, a Maynard, Mass.-based social commerce platform for at-home entrepreneurs, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. Data Point Capital and Longworth Venture Partners co-led the round, and were joined by return backer Point Judith Capital. www.kitsylane.com

Hortau Inc., Quebec City-based maker of edge irrigation management technologies, has raised C$3 million in VC funding from Avrio Capital. www.hortau.com

Infusionsoft, a Chandler, Ariz.-based provider of all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses, has raised $54 million in growth equity funding from Goldman Sachs. The company previously raised around $17 million from Mohr Davidow Ventures and Signal Peak Ventures.www.infusionsoft.com

InsideSales.com Inc., a Provo, Utah-based sales automation platform, has raised $35 million in new VC funding, according to a regulatory filing. VentureWire reports that U.S. Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backer Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. www.insidesales.com

Health Catalyst (f.k.a. Healthcare Quality Catalyst), a Salt Lake City-based provider of healthcare data warehousing, has raised $33 million in Series B funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Sequoia Capital and Sorenson Capital. www.healthcatalyst.com

Chartboost, a San Francisco-based business engine for mobile game developers, has raised $19 million in new VC funding led by Sequoia Capital. The company previously raised $2 million from XG Ventures, SK Telecom Ventures and Translink Capital. www.chartboost.com

Foundation Medicine, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of genomics-based cancer diagnostic tests, has raised $13.5 million in additional Series B funding. New investors include Bill GatesEvan Jones and Yuri Milner. The company previously held a $42.5 million first close on the round, from Deerfield Management Co., Casdin Capital, Redmile Group, Roche Venture Fund, WuXi Corporate Venture Fund, Third Rock Ventures, Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.www.foundationmedicine.com

Altitude Digital, a Denver-based online display and video advertising company, has raised $5 million in group capital funding from Mercato Partners. It also has secured a new credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank. www.altitudedigitalpartners.com

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48 deals that closed for $387 million funding!


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DEALS THAT CLOSED:

CB Insights FundingFlash is the industry’s most comprehensive daily roundup of companies receiving venture capital, angel investment and growth equity funding. Reporting 48 deals that closed for total funding of 387 million on Jan. 9th 2013.  Some of the deals are as follows:

  • Aereo  ( aereo.com ) Long Island City, New York (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Video)): Aereo, formerly Bamboom Labs, provides a remote antenna and DVR that consumers can use to access network television on web-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets, and through internet TV solutions such as AppleTV and Roku. Amt: 38.00M, Round: Series B, Investor(s): Highland Capital Partners, IAC
  • Health Catalyst ( hqcatalyst.com ) Salt Lake City, Utah ( Industry: Healthcare Software ( Sub-Industry: N/A ): Health Catalyst, formerly Healthcare Quality Catalyst, delivers agile data warehouse platform that utilizes an adaptive approach designed specifically to address the complex nature of healthcare data. Amt: 33.00M; Round: Series B; Investor(s): Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sorenson Capital
  • Halco Lighting Technologies ( halcolighting.com ) Norcross, Georgia (Industry: Electronic Components ( Sub-Industry: Lighting & LED)): Halco Lighting Technologies is a manufacturer and supplier of a full line of lamps and ballasts for the commercial, industrial, residential and specialty lighting markets. Amt: 21.50M; Round: Line of Credit; Investor(s): NXT Capital
  • Chartboost ( chartboost.com ) San Francisco, California (Industry: Mobile Software & Services ( Sub-Industry: Advertising, Sales & Marketing)): Chartboost provides game developers with a platform that is designed to help them reach new users through cross-promotion, make money from their games, and collaborate directly with fellow developers through the Direct Deals Marketplace. Amt: 19.00M, Round: Series B, Investor(s): Sequoia Capital, SK Telecom, Translink Capital
  • Panaya  ( panaya.com ) Saddle Brook, New Jersey (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Application & Data Integration)): Panaya offers software-as-a-service which helps companies that use SAP or Oracle reduce 70% of their upgrade and testing risk and effort. Utilizing a cloudbased supercomputer, Panaya simulates the upcoming upgrade, automatically pinpointing which custom programs will break as a result of the upgrade and automatically ∩¼üxing most of these problems. Amt: 16.00M; Round: Series D; Investor(s): Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Hasso Plattner Ventures
  • Pure Auto ( purecars.com ) Charleston, South Carolina (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Information Providers & Portals)): PureCars helps consumers understand the value offered by the vehicles they’re considering, while assisting dealers in promoting the value benefits of inventory. PureCars Value Reports, found on the websites of automotive dealerships in North America, provide customers a value-focused overview on any pre-owned vehicle; from local price competitiveness to in-demand optional equipment, vehicle reliability through certification and reconditioning services and dealer reputations from customer reviews. Amt: 5.00M; Round: Series A; Investor(s): Stage 1 Ventures, Gemini Investors
  • Iconixx Software ( iconixxsoftware.com ) Austin, Texas (Industry: Customer Relationship Management Software (Sub-Industry: N/A)): Iconixx Software is a provider in cloud based Sales Performance Management and Incentive Compensation Management solutions. Amt: 4.50M; Round: Series B; Investor(s): Ballast Point Ventures
  • Fluid Imaging Technologies ( fluidimaging.com ) Yarmouth, Maine (Industry: Technical & Scientific Instrumentation (Sub-Industry: N/A)): Fluid Imaging Technologies produces particle analysis instrumentation based upon digital imaging technology. The FlowCAM is an automated particle analysis instrument to use digital imaging for measuring size and shape of microscopic particles in a fluid medium. Amt: 3.90M; Round: Angel
  • Dapu ( dapu.com ) China (Industry: eCommerce (Sub-Industry: Home Furnishings & Improvement): Dapu is a China-based home furnishing B2C site. Amt: 3.00M; Round: Angel.
  • MediGain ( medigain.com ) Plano, Texas (Industry: Healthcare Software ( Sub-Industry: N/A)): MediGain enables healthcare providers to navigate and succeed in the reimbursement environment. MediGain is a global revenue cycle management company with an integrated portfolio of information technology, process, and domain expertise solutions to address the wide array of threats to the financial health of medical practices, clinics, hospitals, and other essential providers. Amt: 2.25M; Round: Undisclosed
  • Shadow Health (shadowhealth.com) Gainesville, Florida (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Healthcare)): Shadow Health develops a student-driven, longitudinal patient experience assessment platform for medical professionals. Amt: 0.73M; Round: Angel
  • Alive.cn (alive.cn) Hong Kong (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Collaboration & Project Management): Alive.cn is an online network that connects celebrities and sponsors for creative collaborations. The company enables collaboration between celebrities and sponsors to co-develop new brands and celebrity product lines for the Greater China market. Amt: 0.55M; Round: Angel
  • Apple Pie Technology ( 139.me ) China (Industry: Mobile Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Application Development)): Apple Pie Technology, dba 139.ME, is a mobile application development company. Amt: 0.48M; Round: Undisclosed
  • 5 O’Clock Records ( 5oclockrecords.com ) New York, New York (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Healthcare)): 5 O’Clock Records is a secure online service that streamlines the medical record request process. The company works with medical practices and hospitals to help them run the medical record release process more efficiently. Amt: 0.44M; Round: Angel
  • Etable Services ( etable.in) India (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Social): Etable Services operates operates Etable.in, an online community for foodies. The site acts as a platform where users can create conversations around food. These conversations can include reviews, check-in, recommendations, photo/video uploads, etc. Amt: 0.10M; Round: Angel
  • PowerStorm ( powerstorm.com ) El Segundo, California (Industry: Telecom Devices & Equipment (Sub-Industry: Telecom Equipment Distribution & Maintenance)): PowerStorm Capital provides new and refurbished telecom equipment to wireless, wireline and other telecom verticals worldwide. In addition, the company provides cable manufacturing, engineering, multi-vendor repairs and other services. Amt: 0.10M; Round: Angel.
  • Nomad Editions ( nomadeditions.com ) New York, New York (Industry: Mobile Commerce (Sub-Industry: Digital Goods)): Nomad Editions is a media marketplace that provides readers with digital publications on a wide range of subjects, developed specifically for mobile devices. Amt: 0.03M; Round: Debt Investor(s): Fremont Group
  •  ClickSlide ( clickslide.co ) United Kingdom (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: N/A): ClickSlide can generate a GUI for any API without writing code. The company is developing a cloud-based platform for building apps. It allows users without development or coding experience to build cross-platform apps, reportedly reducing build-time and cost for businesses. Amt: N/A; Round: Seed VC; Past Investor(s): Ariadne Capital
  •  Kextil ( kextil.com ) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Industry: Mobile Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Scientific, Engineering): Kextil utilizes industrial strength speech recognition to connect field technicians to mission critical reporting applications, manuals, knowledge bases, and other supporting data. The hands and eyes free interface creates maximum focus on the service task for top performance and efficiency. Amt: N/A; Round: Seed; Investor(s): Innovation Works
  • MicroEdge ( microedge.com ) New York, New York (Industry: eCommerce (Sub-Industry: N/A): MicroEdge is a provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge solutions deliver a powerful, integrated, and open framework for efficient and effective charitable giving. Amt: N/A; Round: Private Equity; Investor(s): Bregal Sagemount
  • SenSevere Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Industry: Chips & Semiconductors (Sub-Industry: Semiconductors: Sensors): SenSevere has developed and is commercializing a hydrogen sensor for chemically and thermally severe environments that provides real-time safety and compliance monitoring solutions in the power generation, environmental, and chemicals manufacturing industries. Amt: N/A; Round: Seed; Investor(s): Innovation Works
  • Solvoyo ( solvoyo.com ) Boston, Massachusetts (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Supply Chain & Logistics): Solvoyo is a Boston based SaaS provider for advanced supply chain optimization solutions. Solvoyo’s flagship product, planLM, a cloud powered mathematical optimization engine, offers a holistic solution that integrates key operational supply chain decision making in the areas of transportation optimization, production planning, inventory optimization, and replenishment planning. Amt: N/A; Round: Seed VC; Investor(s): 212 Capital Partners
  • Svbtle ( svbtle.com ) San Francisco, California (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Content Management): Svbtle is an invite-only publishing network that curates things from newspapers and magazines to a network of people.

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22, 66, ….. deals closed this month plus 6 biotech deals that closed


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CB Insights FundingFlash count down show 66 deals that closed with $405.6 million funding showing Jan. 2013 off to a good start.

BIOTECH DEALS THAT CLOSED (PRE-JP MORGAN CONFERENCE):

Avex is a stealth company developing medical devices for improving arterial, venous and lymphatic circulation.

Actinium Pharmaceuticals engages in the research, development, and commercialization of the alpha emitting isotopes bismuth 213 and actinium 225 for fighting cancer and other cellular diseases. actiniumpharmaceuticals.com

Calithera Biosciences, formerly Protein Activation Therapeutics, develops therapeutic approaches to the treatment of cancer by using small molecules to activate, rather than inhibit, enzymes. calithera.com

Innovaci is a stealth technology enabled consumer products company. Innovaci is Innovaci was formed to take ideas in the health and wellness sector from concept to product. The company is developing a smart personalized air-enhancement device for the hospitality industry. testing prototypes of its first product.

Linkage Biosciences is a molecular diagnostics company developing products that will dramatically improve and expedite complex genetic testing. linkagebiosciences.com

Symbiosis Health develops a platform that allows patients on High Deductible Health Plans to save money on medical expenses and optimize deductible spend. The company’s platform provides pre-negotiated prices for the medical procedures employees need. symbiosishealth.com

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Strategic Education Loan Fund, LLC semi-finalist Jan 21st


Strategic Education Loan Fund, LLC semi-finalist for Jan. 21st from more than 200 deals. Top ten semi-finalist to be announced Jan. 14th and finalist Jan. 19th!

Strategic Education Loan Fund, LLC, Providing Critically Needed Financing for Important Skilled Education at Select Career Colleges.

January 9th

Webinar to Preview ”Investors Network Night.”

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January 21st

Investor Network host “Investors Network Night” in Del Mar, CA.

Topics presented:

  • Investing in convertible notes
  • Investing using your IRA
  • Crowdfunding Update
  • Real Estate Deals (KW Commercial)
  • Deals DBT by Jan. 19th

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Deals that closed and Investor Network Nights deal


INVESTOR NETWORK UPDATE:

Investor Network Nights to pre-view several deals that are semi-finalist.  Webinar Jan. 9th and register at GoToWebinar URL:

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Today we profile Keller Williams Commercial deals.  Mark Huhes, Managing Director, for KW Commercial will provide a commercial deal at 20% loan to value.  Mr. Hughes has over 30 years of experience covering all aspects of commercial real estate brokerage, development, marketing, finance, and management. He has made extensive development and civic contributions to San Diego County.

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

Blue Equity has acquired a controlling stake in The Antilles Group Ltd., the licensed user of Shell brands in the country of Jamaica, from the Rubis Group (Paris: RUI). No financial terms were disclosed.www.blueequity.com

Corridor Capital has acquired three California-based specialty manufacturing companies from Churchill ESOP Capital PartnersWetmore Tool & Engineering Inc. (China), US Industrial Tool & Supply(Gardena) and Arvan Inc. (Gardena). No financial terms were disclosed. www.corridorcapital.com

Dyal Capital Partners, a private equity fund managed by Neuberger Berman Group, has acquired a minority stake in Scopia Fund Management, a hedge fund manager with approximately $3.4 billion of assets in long/short equity strategies. No financial terms were disclosed. http://www.nb.com

H.I.G. Capital has completed a recapitalization of Big Tex Trailer Manufacturing, a Mt. Pleasant, Texas–based maker of open utility, equipment, horse, livestock and cargo trailers and truck beds. No financial terms were disclosed. www.bigtextrailers.com

Irving Place Capital has acquired a minority equity stake in Rag & Bone, a New York-based maker of high-end men’s and women’s apparel. No financial terms were disclosed. Peter J. Solomon & Co. served as placement agent. www.rag-bone.com

Koch Eye Associates, a portfolio company of Candescent Partners, has acquired Eye Health Vision Centers, a provider of vision health services in Southeastern Massachusetts. No financial terms were disclosed. Candescent led the round, and was joined by co-investors Eagle Private Capital, First New England Capital, Bay Capital, Pine Street Capital Partners and Plexus Capital. www.kocheye.com

NEX Performance Films, a portfolio company of Mason Wells, has acquired Charter Films Inc., a manufacturer of plastic films. No pricing terms were disclosed. US Bank led senior debt financing and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. provided mezzanine financing. www.nex-films.com

Potpourri Group Inc., a portfolio company of American Capital, has acquired Cuddletown Inc., a Portland, Maine-based multi-channel retailer of high-end bedding products. No financial terms were disclosed. www.cuddledown.com

PRV Aerospace, an Everett, Wash.-based portfolio company of Court Square Capital Partners, has acquired Astro Star Inc., a City of Industry, Calif.-based maker of components and assemblies for the commercial and military aerospace industries. No financial terms were disclosed, except that debt financing was provided by GE Antares Capital and Ares Capital. www.prvaerospace.com

RLJ Equity Partners has acquired R. Thompson Trucking Inc., a provider of trucking and other transportation services in Virginia and North Carolina, from Linx Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. www.thompsontruckinginc.com

Rock Hill Capital Group has acquired Core International LLC, a Houston, Texas-based maker of rubber components like oilfield elastomer products. No financial terms were disclosed. www.oilpp.com

Segulah has agreed to acquire Beerenberg Holding AS, a provider of maintenance services for the onshore and offshore oil and gas industries with a focus on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, from Herkules Capital. No financial terms were disclosed, except that Beerenberg’s 2012 revenue was approximately $267 million. www.segulah.se

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe has acquired GetWellNetwork, a Bethesda, Md.-based provider of interactive patient care solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. GetWellNetwork had raised over $17 million in VC funding from firms like Valhalla Partners, GrosvenorFunds, Johnson & Johnson Development Corp., Point Judith Capital and Village Ventures. www.getwellnetwork.com

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Referrals are always welcome plus deal that got funded!


We are still excepting deals for our Jan. 21st Investor Network Night and welcome referrals.  Investor Network Nights provide a wide range of investment for accredited investors, Self Direct IRAs, Corporations, and other investors. Should the deal not fit Red Hook Capital goal of having $4+ million EBITDA, Investor Network Nights provide great deals a good option for funding.

Here are few deals that closed:

BuzzFeed, a New York-based social publisher, has raised $19.3 million in Series D funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round, and was joined by return backers RRE Ventures, Hearst Interactive, Softbank Capital and Lerer Ventures. Also participating as new investors were Buddy Media co-founders Michael and Kass Lazerow. Visit www.buzzfeed.com or read more at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-03/buzzfeed-raises-19-3-million-in-funding.html

Crescendo Bioscience, a South San Francisco, Calif.-based developer of quantitative blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases, has raised $28 million in Series D funding. Skyline Ventures and Safeguard Scientifics co-led the round, and were joined by return backers Mohr Davidow Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Aeris Capital. Ferghana Partners served as placement agent. Visit www.CrescendoBio.com or read more at: http://pevc.dowjones.com/article?an=DJFVW00020130103e913any21&from=alert&pid=32&ReturnUrl=http%3a%2f%2fpevc.dowjones.com%3a80%2farticle%3fan%3dDJFVW00020130103e913any21%26from%3dalert%26pid%3d32

eZono AG, a German developer of portable tablet ultrasound systems, has raised $10 million in VC funding led by MVM Life Science Partners. Visit www.ezono.com or read more at: http://www.finsmes.com/2013/01/ezono-raises-10m-funding.html

Heart Metabolics Ltd., a London-based developer of drugs for the treatment of heart failure symptoms in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, has raised $4 million in its first tranche of Series A funding. Backers include the Trans Tasman Commercialisation Fund (Australia) and AshHill Investments (Kentucky). Visit www.heartmetabolics.com or read more at: http://www.thestreet.com/story/11803336/1/heart-metabolics-receives-funding-for-us-clinical-development-of-heart-failure-drug.html

Leap Motion, a San Francisco-based provider of motion-control software and hardware, has raised $30 million in new VC funding from return backers Founders Fund and Highland Capital Partners. Visit www.leapmotion.com or read more: http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/03/leap-motion-series-b-plus-asus/

Pluralsight, a Layton, Utah-based provider of online education for software developers, has raised $27.5 million from Insight Venture Partners. This represents the first round of outside capital for Pluralsight, which was founded in 2004. Visit www.pluralsight.com or read more at: http://allthingsd.com/20130103/education-site-pluralsight-raises-first-outside-funding-ever-27-5m/

Remitly, a Seattle-based provider of online money transfer solutions, has raised $2.6 million in new VC funding. Trilogy Equity Partners led the round, and was joined by Bezos Expeditions and TomorrowVentures.  Visit www.remitly.com or read more at: http://www.geekwire.com/2012/helping-immigrants-send-money-home-jeff-bezosbacked-remitly-lands-26-million/

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

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Investor Network’s Webinar to Start the New Year for Investors on Jan. 9th


January 9th

Webinar to Preview ”Investors Network Night.”

RSVP to attend Webinar: Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3441837879236909568

January 21st

Investor Network host “Investors Network Night.”

Topics presented:

  • Investing in convertible notes (JD Morris, Red Hook Capital)
  • Crowdfunding Update (TBA)
  • BioTech Deal (Red Hook Capital deal TBA)
  • Real Estate Deals (KW Commercial Deal TBA)
  • GPS Deal (TopAlphaCapital deal TBA)
  • Other Deals TBA

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