IN Pipeline – Venture Capital – 20180719


Blog but still wanting to show people that deals are closing.

Here are a few Venture Capital deals that closed:

• Light, a San Francisco-based developer of computational imaging technology, raised $121 million in Series D funding. SoftBank led the round, and was joined by investors including Leica Camera AG.

• BookMyShow, an India-based online ticketing service for cinemas, theatres and sports, raised $100 million in Series D funding. The investors were not named.

• Centivo, a New York-based type of self-funded health plan, raised $34 million in Series A funding. Bain Capital Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including F-Prime Capital Partners, Maverick Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Ingleside Investors, Rand Capital, Grand Central Tech Ventures and Oxeon Investments.

• Seeq Corp, a Seattle-based provider of industrial internet of things advanced analytics software, raised $23 million in Series B funding. Altira Group led the round, and was joined by investors including Chevron Technology Venturesnext47, and Second Avenue Partners.

• Openpath, a Los Angeles-based provider of secure access systems for the modern office, raised $20 million in Series B funding. Emergence Capital led the round.

• Reali, a San Mateo, Calif.-based real estate app, raised $20 million in Series B funding. Zeev Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Signia Venture Partners.

• K Health, a New York-based primary care app, raised $12.5 million in funding. Investors icnlude Mangrove Capital Partners, Lerer Hippeau, Primary Venture Partners, BoxGroup, Max Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and Comcast Ventures.

• Swim.ai, a San Jose, Calif.-based edge intelligence software firm, raised $11 million in Series B funding. Cambridge Innovation Capital led the round.

• Fattmerchant, an Orlando, Fla.-based payment technology provider, raised $10.5 million in Series C funding. Fulcrum Equity Partners led the round.

• Swivel, a San Francisco-based online service where companies can find and design their own plug-and-play workspace, raised $4.75 million in seed funding. First Round Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Fuel Capital, Correlation Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Hack VC, Capital Factory, Abstract Ventures, Floodgate and Next Coast Ventures.

• Kenzie Academy, an Indianapolis-based apprenticeship program that develops modern tech workers, raised $4.2 million seed funding. ReThink Education led the round.

• The Ken, an India-based business news site, raised $1.5 million in Series A funding. Omidyar Network led the round.

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Pipeline 2017-10-04 Deals that close


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IN THE PIPELINE /  IN ON DECK / DEALS THT CLOSE

SoftBank, alongside Dragoneer Investment Group, has agreed to invest between $1 billion and $1.25 billion in Uber at its ~$70 billion valuations. The group would also spend up to $10 billion to buy shares from existing investors at a lower valuation of about $50 billion (i.e. it not closed until the money is in the bank). BOTTOM LINE: Convertible debt with tough terms would have been cooler!

INFINIDAT, an Israel-based independent provider of petabyte-scale data storage solutions, raised $95 million in Series C funding at a $1.6 billion valuation. Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing led the round, and was joined by investors including TPG Growth.  BOTTOM LINE: Win/Win as those are some amazing investors!

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Roofstock, an Oakland, Calif.-based online marketplace for single-family rental home investing, raised $35 million in Series C funding. Canvas Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Nyca Partners, QED Investors, and FJ Labs.

Frame.io, a New York-based collaboration platform for the video industry, raised $20 million in Series B funding, according to TechCrunch. FirstMark Capital led the round, and was joined by investors including Accel Partners, SignalFire and Shasta Ventures

Numetric, an Salt Lake City, Utah-based business intelligence tool provider, raised nearly $13 million in funding. Investors include Insight Venture Partners, EPIC Ventures, Tim Draper, and Aaron Skonnard of Pluralsight.

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VC Deals that closed plus your input on Light & Google Ventuers


TOPIC OF THE DAY: Did Light pick the best investors for its C round?

Quote of the Day: “Google Ventures has a direct financial incentive to ensure the companies we invest in succeed.” –  Bill Maris

Investment: $30 million in Series C funding. Google Ventures led the round, and was joined by Foxconn, Paul Jacobs and return backers Bessemer Venture Partners, CRV, Eclipse Ventures and StepStone Group.

About Light via YouTube: https://youtu.be/cW3rx7jiX8E

JD’s Raw Brain Dump: I have seen Motorola, McKesson Corporation, and many other 800 pound gorillas kill many good companies with their term sheets for the intellectual property! Did Light ( www.Light.co ) pick the best investors?  I think Google could be an amazing investor as possible buyer of the technology or it could be future IP play for Google (i.e. the devil is in the details of the term sheet).

And now for VC Deals that closed!

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Airwallex, a cross-border transactions startup with offices in China and Australia, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Gobi Partners led the round, and was joined by Huashan Capital One and Billy Tam (CEO of Easylink Payments).

BevSpot, a Boston-based beverage management software platform for the hospitality industry, has raised $11 million in Series B funding led by Bain Capital Ventures.

Black Swan Data, a London-based provider of data integration and classification services, has raised GBP 6.2 million in Series B funding. Albion Ventures led the round, and was joined by Blackstone Group and Mitsui & Co.

CoolaData, an Israeli provider of a cloud-based behavioral analytics platform for business intelligence, has raised $5.6 million in VC funding from Salesforce Ventures, TEEC Angel Fund and the existing investors in CoolaData’s Series A, 83North and Carmel Ventures. www.cooladata.com

Drupe, an Israel-based mobile interface overlay, has raised $3 million in new VC funding from Canaan Partners Israel and Sweet Capital. www.getdrupe.com

EarnUp, a San Francisco-based platform for automating loan payments, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Backers include Blumberg Capital, Kapor Capital, Camp One Ventures and Fenway Summer Ventures. www.earnup.com

Light, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based maker of a multi-aperture co mputational camera, has raised $30 million in Series C funding. Google Ventures led the round, and was joined by Foxconn, Paul Jacobs and return backers Bessemer Venture Partners, CRV, Eclipse Ventures and StepStone Group. www.light.co

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Riffyn, an Oakland-based provider of cloud-based research process design software, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding from Siemens Venture Capital. The company has now raised a total of $4.6 million, including earlier investments from Bioeconomy Capital and OATV. www.riffyn.com

Service Partners One, a Berlin-based digital office management company, has raised $10 million in Series A funding. EQT Ventures led the round, and was joined by Target Global, Vito Ventures, Rheingau Founders, Ringier Digital Ventures and Earlybird Venture Capital. www.servicepartnerone.com

SmartNews, a Japan-based mobile news aggregation app, has raised $38 million in Series D funding. Development Bank of Japan led the round, and was joined by SMBC Venture Capital and Japan Co-Invest. TechCrunch reports that the deal values SmartNews at between $500 million and $600 million (post-money), compared to its prior valuation of $320 million.

Syntax, a Montreal-based provider of cloud and other enterprise tech solutions to North American businesses, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from Novacapwww.syntax.com

Vyclone, a Los Angeles-based social video creation and collaboration app, is shutting down. The company had raised $2.7 million in Series A funding in 2012 at a $14.3 million pre-money valuation, from A-Grade Investments, Live Nation Entertainment, Thrive Capital and DreamWorks Animation SKG.

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KEY WORDS: Airwallex,  Gobi Partners,   Huashan Capital One, BevSpot, Bain Capital Ventures, Black Swan Data, Albion Ventures, Blackstone Group, CoolaData, , Salesforce Ventures, TEEC Angel Fund, 83North, Carmel Ventures, Drupe, Canaan Partners Israel, Sweet Capital, EarnUp, Blumberg Capital, Kapor Capital, Camp One Ventures, Fenway Summer Ventures,  Google Ventures, Foxconn, Paul Jacobs, Bessemer Venture Partners, CRV, Eclipse Ventures, StepStone Group, Riffyn, Siemens Venture Capital, Bioeconomy Capital, OATV, Service Partners One, EQT Ventures, Target Global, Vito Ventures, Rheingau Founders, Ringier Digital Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital, SmartNews,  SMBC Venture Capital, Syntax, Novacap, Vyclone, A-Grade Investments, Live Nation Entertainment, Thrive Capital, DreamWorks Animation SKG

Deals that closed – 10/19/2014 Venture Capital


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VC DEALS THAT CLOSED

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• Selecta Biosciences Inc., a Watertown, Mass.-based developer of targeted antigen-specific immune therapies, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. Return backers include Polaris Venture Partners, Flagship Ventures, OrbiMed Advisors, NanoDimension, Rusnano, I2BF, Eminent Venture Capital and Leukon Investments. www.selectabio.com

• Thismoment, a San Frandcisco-based content marketing platform, has raised $17.6 million in Series D funding. Return backers include Sierra Ventures, Trident Capital and UMC Capital. www.thismoment.com

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• EverTrue, a Boston-based social donor management platform, has raised $8 million in Series B funding. Canvas Venture  led the round, and was joined by Silicon Valley Bank. www.evertrue.com

• Viewics Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based healthcare analytics and data platform company, has raised $8 million in new VC funding led by Canvas Venture Fund.www.viewics.com

• Nara Logics Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based big data analysis and personalization platform, has raised $6 million in Series A-2 funding from .406 Ventures and existing shareholders. www.naralogics.com

• OneEnergy Renewables, a Seattle-based developer of distributed, utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects, has raised $5 million in Series B funding. Ecosystem Integrity Fund led the round, and was joined by return backer Element 8.www.oneenergyrenewables.com

• Geofeedia, a Chicago-based provider of location-based social media intelligence solutions, has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding. Hyde Park Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by Blue Vista Ventures and Glade Brook Capital. www.geofeedia.com

• H3 Financial Services Inc., an Aliso, Viejo, Calif.-based provider of a patient financing software suite for the dental and veterinary markets, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding led by Connexus Equity Management Partners. www.h3financialservices.com

MedAvail Technologies Inc., a Canadian maker of consumer-facing prescription-drug dispensing kiosks, has raised US$30 million in Series C funding.Pura Vida Investments led the round, and was joined by Deerfield Management Co., Adage Capital Management and return backers Redmile Group, Walgreens and Alliance Boots. www.medavail.com

• Highland Therapeutics Inc., a Canadian pharma startup that wants to leverage a proprietary drug delivery system to improve existing drugs, has raised $25 million in Series A funding. No investor information was disclosed.

• AdNear, a Singapore-based provider of historical location intelligence solutions for advertisers, has raised $19 million in new VC funding. Telstra Ventures and Global Brain were joined by return backers Sequoia Capital and Canaan Partners.www.adnear.com

• Portal Instruments Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of a computerized, needle-free drug delivery system, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Sanofi led the round, and was joined by PBJ Capital and a “major US medical device company.” www.portalinstruments.com

• Blue Box, a Seattle-based provider of on-demand private cloud-as-a-service solutions, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Return backers include Voyager Capital and Founders Collective. www.bluebox.net

• Metail, a UK-based provider of virtual fitting rooms for clothing retailers, has raised $12 million in new VC funding led by TAL Apparel. Read more

• Sapience Analytics, an Indian provider of software to measure the amount of time employees spend on certain projects and applications, has raised around $7.32 million in Series B funding led by Orios Venture Partners. www.sapience.net

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  • Wahanda, a UK-based hair and beauty marketplace, has raised $26 million in new growth equity funding from RGIP, Fidelity Growth Partners and Lepe Partners. The company also has acquired German rival Salonmeister for an undisclosed amount.www.wahanda.com

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  • Gainsight, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of customer success management solutions, has raised $25 million in Series C funding co-led by Bessemer Venture Partnersand Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company previously raised over $20 million from Summit Partners, Battery Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and Salesforce. www.gainsight.com
  • VoloMetrix, a Seattle-based provider of employee analytics software, has raised $12 million in Series B funding.Split Rock Partners led the round, and was joined by return backer Shasta Ventures. www.volometrix.com
  • CloudFactory, a Durham, N.C.-based “distributed labor platform melding human and machine intelligence,” has raised $3 million in Series A funding led byDavid Clouse (founder of VRBO). www.cloudfactory.com
  • Voxa, an Atlanta-based “email intelligence” startup, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding from firms likeEthos Capital Partnerswww.voxa.com
  • Simplestream, a London-based provider of live-streaming services for broadcast TV channels, has raised an undisclosed amount of VC funding fromBeringea.www.simplestream.com

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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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