Consolidation case study plus PEG Pipeline


“Travel tech startups raised $982M across 21 deals so far in Q3’16 — a 70% decrease in deals but a 68% increase in funding over Q2’16” – CB Insight

Although not every company made the list, there are some amazing people in the travel industry that changed the field and its future.  If you want a 2 day or 2 hour strategy session, I am currently interviewing several industry leaders and tech gurus that would be happy to provide short of 2 day strategy session.


AirBnB vs.!  VRBO was much like the low tech Craiglist.  However, one is story of great exit and the other of Unicorn in the making!

HomeAway announced in November 2006 its $160 million in financing to fund global expansion initiatives, including the acquisition of (Vacation Rentals by Owner). On November 11, 2008, HomeAway announced it had completed an additional $250 million equity capital raise. The investment was led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and with existing investors Austin Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and Redpoint Ventures.  In 2010 the Wall Street Journal named HomeAway one of the top 10 venture funded companies.

Today AirBnb has the honor raising $4.2B making and Expedia acquired HomeAway in Dec. 2015 for $3.9 Billion!  Will the Unicorn AirBnB find an exit or is the founder of the smart business owner.

FYI: My team loves helping with a consolidation play from MBO to LBO to just an exit!


1 AirBnB $4.2B
2 $1.2B
3 TuJia $464M
4 Decolar $342M
5 Ibibo Group $273M
6 Quintess $247M
7 Oyo Rooms $26M
8 Skyscanner $197M
9 Huoli $144M
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It is best to visit the website of the company or investor for correct information.This information is provide via online websites such as Associated Press, Bloomberg, CB Insight, Forbes, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and other online resources.  And now for deal pipeline update:

• Apollo Global Management reportedly may have interest in acquiring the assets of Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH), a $1.4 billion U.S. hospital chain that said it is exploring strategic options that could include a sale.

• General Electric (NYSE: GE) has received three private equity bids for its 43% stake in Hyundai Card, a South Korean credit card joint venture, according to a local media report. The deal could be valued at more than $535 million. Bidders include Affinity Equity Partners and PAG, with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley managing the process

• Graphite Capital has acquired Beck & Pollitzer, a UK-based provider of industrial machinery installation and relocation services, from Bridgepoint Development Capital. No financial terms were disclosed.

• JenCap Holdings LLC, a New York-based insurance brokerage platform backed by The Carlyle Group, has agreed to acquire M. J. Kelly Co., a Springfield, Mo.-based managing general agency and wholesale insurance brokerage. No financialterms were disclosed.

• New Mountain Capital has invested in Island Medical Management LLC, a Hauppauge, N.Y.-based provider of outsourced healthcare practice management services to emergency departments, hospitalist programs and hospital-based urgent care centers. No additional terms were disclosed.

• Patricia Industries, a portfolio company of Investor AB, has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Laborie Medical Technologies, an Ontario-based provider of medical devices for urological, pelvic health and gastrointestinal applications. No financial terms were disclosed. The seller was Audax Private

• Reimagine Holdings Group, a New Canaan, Conn.-based holding company focused on consumer insights and marketing services companies, has secured an undisclosed amount of new equity funding from BV Investment

• Thomas H. Lee Partners has agreed to acquire System One, a Pittsburgh-based provider of specialized workforce solutions and integrated services, fromMidOcean Partners. No financial terms were

• Wendel has agreed to acquire South Africa-based Tsebo Solutions Group, a pan-African facilities services provider, for approximately €331 million. Sellers include Rockwood Private Equity.

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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:



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.
  • 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
  •  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.
  •  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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  •  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.
  •  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.
  •  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
  •  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.
  • 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
  • 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
  •  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