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:

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

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

more coming soon……

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

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100+ deals and we stopped counting! + video of the week!


100+ early stage deals and 100+ M&A deals this year!  Contact JD Morris about private companies / deals that closed in your industry!  

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

  • AppDynamics Inc., a San Francisco-based application performance management solution, has raised $50 million in Series D funding. Institutional Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by return backers Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed Venture Partners.www.appdynamics.com
  • Apperian Inc., a Boston-based provider of enterprise mobile application management solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Intel Capital. The company has now raised a total of $28 million, including prior investments from Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and North Bridge Venture Partners. http://www.apperian.com
  •  Manhattan Labs, a regional clinical laboratory serving the New York tri-state area, has raised $3.7 million in VC funding led by return backer Trevi Health Capital. http://www.manhattanlabs.com
  • Prosper, a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer lending platform, has raised $20 million in new VC funding. Sequoia Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers like Accel Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Crosslink Capital, Omidyar Network, TomorrowVentures and Volition Capital. The company also said that it has hired former Wells Fargo executive Stephan Vermut as CEO.www.prosper.com
  • Puppet Labs, a Portland, Ore.-based provider of IT automation software for system administrators, has raised $30 million in equity funding from VMWare Inc. (NYSE: V). The company previously raised around $15.5 million from VMWare, Cisco Systems, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, True Ventures and Radar Partners. http://www.puppetlabs.com
  • Simply Measured, a Seattle-based provider of social media analytics, has raised $8 million in new VC funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by MHS Capital and existing angel investors. http://www.simplymeasured.com

VIDEO OF WEEK:

Tim Draper & Company takes on Howard Morgan & Company for best Venture Capital video See our Christmas post for First Round’s great video: http://redhookcapital.me/2012/12/21/first-round-capital-and-the-omg-happy-holiday-from-them-via-video/

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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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Educational Webinar Jan. 21st plus deals that closed


INVESTOR NETWORK NIGHTS:

Visit our Events page for a link to register for our Monday Jan. 21st event.  We want to break our record of 196 people!  If you e-mail 10 friends and copy us or provide two referrals to a accredited investors, you will get help pick case studies for our next Investor Network Nights and get 60 days as Investor Network by JD VIP!

Learn more on our event page or via GoToMeeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5671687043462755328

DEALS THAT CLOSE:

We will be posting every four hours with deals that closed to our blog, but here are deals with accredited investor, private equity, and venture capital investors that closed!

  • Abe’s Market, a Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based website for discovering natural and organic products, has raised $5 million in new VC funding. Carmel Ventures led the round, and was joined by OurCrowd, Beringea and return backers Accel Partners and Index Ventures. www.abesmarket.com
  • Celtra Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of rich media mobile ad serving and analytics, has raised $4 million in new VC funding. SoftBank Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers GrandBanks Capital and Fairhaven Capital. www.celtra.com
  •  Curalate, a Philadelphia-based Pinterest analytics and marketing platform, has raised $3 million in Series A funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round, and was joined by First Round Capital and MentorTech Ventures. All three firms previously had participated in a $700,000 seed round for the company. http://www.curalate.com
  • Intigua, a Newton, Mass.-based enterprise cloud management startup, has raised $8.6 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by seed backer Cedar Fund. http://www.intigua.com
  • Keek, a Toronto-based social video networking platform, has raised C$18 million in new VC funding. Backers include AGF Investments, Pinetree Capital, Plazacorp Ventures and Cranson Capital.www.keek.com
  • Levels Beyond, a Denver-based provider of media management and monetization capabilities for video content producers, has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding from TVC Capital. http://www.levelsbeyond.com
  • LoopMe, a London-based developer of a mobile ad management solution, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from a group of individual angels that includes Russell Buckley (ex-AdMob) and Peter Barry (ex-Vodafone Ventures). http://www.loopme.biz
  • OpenX Software Ltd., a Los Angeles-based provider of digital and mobile advertising revenue products and services, has raised $22.5 million in Series E funding. Samsung Venture Investment Corp. led the round, and was joined by return backers Accel Partners, Index Ventures, SAP Ventures, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment and Presidio Ventures.  http://www.openx.com
  • Optoro, a Lanham, Md.-based provider of asset recovery solutions for distressed inventory, has raised $7.5 million in Series A-1 funding. Grotech Ventures led the round, and was joined by return backers SJF Ventures and QED. The company previously raised nearly $3 million in Series A funding.www.optoro.com
  •  R2integrated, a Baltimore–based digital and social marketing agency, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from ORIX Private Equity. http://www.r2integrated.com

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Happy Investing and Networking,

JD Morris

The Great, The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly deals Jan. 21st


INVESTOR NETWORK NIGHTS:

Hear from our panel of accredited investors, VCs, Private Equity, and other top invetors about The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly and why they only invest in “THE GREAT!”

To learn about our educational Webinars visit us at www.RedHookCapital.com or for the Webinar the 21st via GoToWebinar:  http://alturl.com/hvx2b or https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5671687043462755328

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

  • Arctic Sand Technologies Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.–based power conversion startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Germany’s Dialog Semiconductor PLC. It is unclear if this announcement is related to an SEC filing last June that disclosed how MIT spinout Arctic Sand had raised around $6.6 million.
  • ConnectSolutions Inc., a San Francisco-based private cloud service provider of unified-communications-as-a-service solutions for large enterprise and government organizations, has raised $10 million in new VC funding from Frontier Capital. www.connectsolutions.com
  • Converto, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based platform to measure and optimize ad campaign effectiveness, has raised $5 million in Series B funding co-led by Bessemer Venture Partners and DAG Ventures.www.converto.com
  • Janrain, a Portland, Ore.-based user management platform for social web portals, has raised $33 million in new VC funding. Millennium Technology Value Partners led the round, as first reported by TechCrunch. Split Rock Partners, Epic Ventures and Salesforce also participated, alongside return backers Emergence Capital, RPM Ventures, DFJ Frontier and Anthem Venture Partners.www.janrain.com
  • Tongal, a Los Angeles-based social platform that lets marketers create video content, has raised $15 million in Series B funding from Insight Venture Partnerswww.tongal.com
  • Zirtual, an online service that matches professionals with virtual executive assistants, has raised $2 million in Series A funding. Backers include Tony HsiehVegasTechFund and Mayfield Fundwww.zirtual.com

RED HOOK CAPITAL EVENTS:

Jan. 21st  Investor Network Nights

Feb. 12th Investor Network Pitch

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

jdm.networking@gmail.com

858-869-9483 (text is best)

To learn about our educational Webinars visit us at www.RedHookCapital.com or for the Webinar the 21st via GoToWebinar:  http://alturl.com/hvx2b or https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5671687043462755328

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