Deals that Closed – VC 9/15/2014


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  • Square, the San Francisco-based payments company led by Jack Dorsey, has raised $100 million in new funding at a valuation of nearly $6 billion, according to a Delaware filing obtained by VCExperts.com and shared with Fortune. Read more.
  • Inrix Inc., a Kirkland, Wash.-based provider of real-time traffic information technology, has sold a 10% equity stake for $55 million to Porsche Automobil Holding.The company previously raised around $78 million in VC funding from August Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and Venrock. www.inrix.com
  • Palantir, the secretive big data company known for its relationships with the CIA and NSA, has raised more than $50 million in new venture capital funding, according to an SEC filing. This brings the round total up to $444 million, as the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company appears to have held multiples closes since late last year.Read more.
  • Kateeva, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based maker of production equipment for OLED displays, has raised $38 million in Series D funding. Samsung Venture Investment Corp.led the round, and was joined by return backers Sigma Partners, Spark Capital, Madrone Capital Partners, DBL Investors, New Science Ventures and VEECO Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO). www.kateeva.com
  • Scholar Rock, a Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech startup focused on “niche modulators that selectively target protein growth factors in the disease microenvironment,” has raised $20 million in Series A funding. ARCH Venture Partnersled the round, and was joined by EcoR1 Capital, The Kraft Group and return backers Polaris Partners and Timothy Springer. www.scholarrock.com
  • Kinnek, a New York-based marketplace for small businesses to find suppliers and manage purchasing, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. Matrix Partnersled the round, and was joined by seed backers Sierra Ventures, Version One Ventures, Naval Ravikant, CrunchFund, Richard Chen, TriplePoint Ventures and Benjamin Ling. www.kinnek.com
  • Cloudyn, a San Francisco–based provider of cloud monitoring and optimization solutions, has raised $4 million in new VC funding. Titanium Investmentsled the round, and was joined by return backer RSeed. www.cloudyn.com
  • Molecular Templates Inc., a Georgetown, Texas-based developer of biologic therapeutics, has raised $3.5 million in new Series C funding fromAJU IB Investment. The round total is now $12 million, following a 2013 first close fromExcel Venture Management and Santé Ventures. www.moleculartemplates.com
  • TrustedCompany.com, an online review site for ecommerce businesses in Southeast Asia and India, has raised $1 million in VC funding. Tengelmann Venturesled the round, and was joined by 500 Startups and existing shareholder Asia Venture Group. www.trustedcompany.com
  •  QuanTemplate, a London–based provider of cloud-based analytics software for the wholesale insurance market, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from backers like Anthemis Groupwww.quantemplate.com

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Deals that funded! July 12, 2013


 Information provide by Associated Press, CB Insight, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Rueters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information.

Everspin Technologies, a Chandler, Ariz.-based developer of magnetic RAM products, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. Investors include New Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, Lux Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Epic Ventures. www.everspin.com 

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Inside View, a San Francisco-based provider of CRM intelligence solutions, has raised $19 million in new VC funding. Split Rock Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Emergence Capital, Foundation Capital, and Rembrandt Venture Partners. www.insideview.com

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, a San Francisco-based service for letting users track and share calorie intake and other health and wellness data, has raised $18 million in its first round of outside funding (the company launched in 2005). Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the deal, and was joined by Accel Partners.www.myfitnesspal.com

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ReelGenie, a Maryland-based online service that creates videos from a customer’s photos and digital media, secured $850,000 in seed funding from investors including CNF Investments, the Maryland Venture Fund, faculty members from the Wharton School, and angel investors. www.reelgenie.com 

SigmaCare, an electronic medical records company, has secured new equity funding from health care investment firm Marlin Equity Partners and existing investors. No financial terms were disclosed.www.sigmacare.com

SilkRoad, a Chicago-based provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, has raised $16 million in new VC funding. Backers include Foundation Capital, Intel Capital, Azure Capital Partners, Keating Capital and Crosslink Ventures, SilkRoad has now raised a total of $145 million.www.silkroad.com
TextbookRental.ca, a Toronto-based start-up, closed on a $415,000 seed round led by Seek Capital,techvibes.com reports.

Tegile Systems, a Newark, Calif.-based provider of hybrid storage arrays for virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, has raised $35 million in Series C funding. Meritech Capital Partners led the round, and was joined by Western Digital (Nasdaq: WDC), SanDisk (Nasdaq: SNDK) and return backer August Capital. www.tegile.com

TheFamily, a French startup accelerator, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Index Ventures. TechCrunch reports that the investment is “just under” €1 million.” www.thefamily.co

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Deal of the week and deals that close! ($200 million for you know who!)


DEAL OF THE WEEK:

The San Diego real estate market is on fire in San Diego! Not the best words to use for San Diego, but real estate has seen a 16-20% increase in value in 2012 in most San Diego markets (source: NAR 1/2013).  For example, several homes below $200,000 provide strong rent and cash flow for all cash or 1031 exchange.  The Morris Team has one strong cash flowing home for all cash buyers in Encinitas and other great $200,000 for 1031 and all cash buyers.  More about San Diego home market: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jan/15/san-diego-home-prices-highest-in-4-12-years/

DEALS THAT CLOSE:

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more coming soon……

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JD Morris

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Crowdfunding vs. EB-5 for investors plus deals that closed!


Google crowdfund, crowdfunding, etc. and you can read for months or years about it!  Crowdfunding is a dream in my view, but dreams do come true!  However, Google “EB-5” in the news and you will see results.  Round One: EB-5 one vs. Crowdfunding zero for investors!

The Good: Crowdfunding deals are working today and no investors = no SEC.

The Bad: Crowdfunding for regular investors is years away from seeing results thanks to the SEC.

The Ugly:  Crowdfunding works today, so will the SEC end a good thing!

Bottom Line: Go to non-Crowdfunding event if you want funding!

Learn about our events for accredited investors to future investor through crowdfunding at: http://redhookcapital.me/investor-network-event/

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DEALS THAT GOT FUNDED

More deals will be added in next 24 hours, but here are a few deals:

  • Atlas Powered LLC, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based mobile platform that streamlines business productivity on smartphones, has raised $700,000 in seed funding. Backers include Tech Coast Angels, Maverick Angels and Pasadena Angels. www.getatlas.com
  • Adometry Inc. (f.k.a. Click Forensics), an Austin, Texas-based provider of cross-channel attribution solutions, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. Shasta Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Austin Ventures and Sierra Ventures. The company previously raised around $21 million.www.adopmetry.com
  •  BuyBox, a France-based provider of social payment solutions for ecommerce companies, has raised €1.7 million in VC funding from Iris Capital and Midi Capital.
  • Emerging Threats, a Lafayette, Ind.-based provider of open source and commercial threat and malware intelligence, has raised over $1 million in seed funding from Elevate Ventures, HALO Capital Group and Lawrence Ventures. www.emergingthreats.net
  •  Fixmo, a Toronto-based provider of mobile security and risk management solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Samsung Ventures. Existing Fixmo investors include Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Paladin Capital Group, Horizons Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Rho Ventures Canada, iNovia Capital and Extreme Venture Partners. www.fixmo.com
  • Kaneq Bioscience Ltd., a Montreal-based developer of an inhibitor for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding from TVM Life Science Ventures.
  •  Iconicfuture, a Hamburg, Germany-based developer of branded virtual items in social games, virtual worlds and mobile applications, has raised €2.5 million in Series B funding from Creathor Ventures.www.iconfuture.com
  • iPinYou, a Chinese demand-side platform, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. China Broadband Capital led the round, and was joined by Japan’s Vangoo Investment Partners and return backer Forward Capital. www.ipinyou.com.cn
  • Ceterix Orthopaedics Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif.–based provider of surgical tools for arthroscopic procedures, has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding. Novo Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers Versant Ventures and 5AM Ventures. www.ceterix.com
  •  Kareo Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of billing software for small medical offices, has raised $20.5 million in Series F funding led by Stripes Group, as first reported by VentureWire. The company previously raised more than $20 million from VC firms like OpenView Venture Partners, Greenspring Associates and Western Technology Investments. www.kareo.com
  •  Optimal, a San Francisco-based media acquisition and optimization platform, has raised $7 million in Series B funding. DoubleRock, The Social Internet Fund, Siemer Ventures, Signal Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank were joined by return backers like Stonnington Asset Allocation Fund, Neu Ventures and WGI Group. www.optimalsocial.com
  •  Parallels, a Renton, Wash.-based provider of hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualization, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from Cisco Systems. Existing Parallels shareholders include Intel Capital, Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.www.parallels.com
  •  PayNearMe, a Mountain View, Calif.-based cash payment network, has raised $10 million in Series D funding. August Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers Khosla Ventures, Maveron, and True Ventures. www.paynearme.com
  • BuildingIQ Inc., a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of building energy management software, has raised $9 million in VC funding. Backers include Aster Capital, Siemens Venture Capital and Paladin Capital.www.buildingiq.com
  • Radius, a San Francisco-based provider of sales and marketing intelligence for targeting the small business market, has raised $12.4 million in Series B funding led by American Express.www.radiusintel.com
  •  Syapse, a Palo Alto, Calif.–based provider applications that apply omics to routine medical use, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership.www.synapse.com

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