BETA: Capitalization Report v20.12.09 Funds


NEW FUNDS

London, UK-based seed venture capital firm Ada Ventures closed its first fund, at $50m,

Crossplane Capital, a Dallas, TX-based private equity firm, closed its inaugural fund, Crossplane Capital Fund, L.P., at $275m

Forbion, a Naarden, The Netherlands and Munich, Germany-based life science venture capital firm, secured its fifth flagship fund, Forbion V, at €460m

Pan European private equity firm Highland Europe closed its fourth fund, at €700M

Timonium, Md.-based medical cannabis and wellness company Curio Wellness has launched a new $30m funding program

OTV (formerly known as Olive Tree Ventures), an Israel-based digital health first venture capital firm, closed a fund, at $170M

Scale Venture Partners, a Foster City, CA-based venture capital firm, closed its latest fund, at $600m

Contour Venture Partners, a New York City-based seed stage venture capital firm, closed Contour Venture Partners IV, at $82m

Sinai Capital Partners, a Los Angeles, CA-based multi-strategy private equity company, raised more than $600m in new capital between the two funds

PRESS RELEASE CROSSPLANE CAPITAL

DALLAS, December 8, 2020 – Crossplane Capital (“Crossplane”), a Dallas-based private equity firm that targets control investments in niche manufacturing, value-added distribution and industrial business services companies, today announced the final closing of its inaugural fund, Crossplane Capital Fund, L.P., at its $275 million hard cap.

Read more: https://www.crossplanecapital.com/news-finalclose

KEYWORDS: Crossplane Capital, Ada Ventures,  Forbion, Highland Europe, Curio Wellness, OTV, Scale Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners, Sinai Capital Partners

BETA: The Capitalization Report v20.11.28


“US venture capital funds have raised a combined $69.1 billion in 2020, edging past a 2018 record and defying the odds amid a pandemic-rattled economy. The high-water mark was set after Andreessen Horowitz announced a pair of mega-funds with $4.5 billion in commitments Friday.” – By James Thorne, Pitchbook, November 20, 2020.

NOTE: The Capitalization Report and RHC Family of compaies is partnering with accredited investors and family offices in due dillegence using tools such as PitchBook.

NEW FUNDS

Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz closed two funds totalling $4.5 billion (see Tech Crunch article below)

Contour Venture Partners, a New York City-based seed stage venture capital firm, closed Contour Venture Partners IV, at $82m

Sinai Capital Partners, a Los Angeles, CA-based multi-strategy private equity company, raised more than $600m in new capital between the two funds

Financial Venture Studio, a San Francisco, CA-based venture firm focused on early stage fintech startups in the US, closed its inaugural fund, FVS Fund I, at $13m

Sumeru Equity Partners, a San Mateo, California-based private equity firm, closed Sumeru Equity Fund III, L.P., at $720m

Qiming Venture Partners, a Shangai, China-based venture capital firm, closed Qiming Venture Partners Fund VII, at $1.2 billion

Pacer Ventures LLC, a venture firm for sub-Saharan Africa, has launched a $3M fund for early-stage startups

Start Codon, a Cambridge, England, UK-based life science and healthcare business accelerator, closed Start Codon Fund I LP, at £15m

Think Bigger Capital, Demium’s Asset Management Company, has launched its first fund (TBF I) which has a target size of €30M

Telus (TSX: T, NYSE: TU), a Vancouver, British Columbia-based communications and information technology company, launched a $100m social impact investment fund

Astanor Ventures, a Luxembourg-based venture capital firm focused on food tech and agtech, is launching a $325m fund 

ARTICLE FROM TECH CRUNCH ABOUT A16Z

Andreessen Horowitz  (a16z) has closed a pair of funds totaling $4.5 billion, the firm confirmed in a blog post this morning. The firm has raised $1.3 billion for an early-stage fund focused on consumer, enterprise and fintech; and closed a $3.2 billion growth-stage fund for later-stage investments. The firm did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The funds may seem somewhat typical, given the size of new funds that venture firms have been raising in recent years. Still, these are extraordinary amounts given that a16z, with offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, was founded just 11 years ago.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/20/a16z-is-now-managing-16-5-billion-after-announcing-two-new-funds/

KEYWORDS: A16Z, Andreessen Horowitz, Contour Venture Partners, Sinai Capital Partners, Financial Venture Studio, Sumeru Equity Partners, Qiming Venture Partners, Pacer Ventures LLC, Think Bigger Capital

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DEALS THAT CLOSED:

  • AppNexus, a New York-based online advertising platform, has raised $75 million in Series D funding.Technology Crossover Ventures led the round, and was joined by Venrock and Tribeca Venture Partners. The company now has raised more than $140 million in total VC funding. www.appnexus.com
  • Bluebox, a provider of enterprise cloud hosting and managed services, has raised $4.3 million in Series A funding co-led by Founders Collective and Voyager Capital. Bluebox has offices in both Seattle and New York City. www.bluebox.net
  • CircuitHub, a San Jose, Calif.-based electronics design facilitator, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Google Ventures, Y Combinator and individual angels like Paul Buchheit and Matt Cutts.www.circuithub.com
  • Extole, a San Francisco-based social advocacy platform, has raised $7.6 million in VC funding from return backers Shasta Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Trident Capital.www.extole.com
  • Front Flip, a Leawood, Kansas–based loyalty marketing company, has raised $3.75 million in Series B funding. Jon Darbyshire (founder of Archer Technologies) led the round, and was joined by individuals like Peter Brown (CEO of AMC Entertainment) and Gary Fish (CEO of FishNet Security).www.frontflip.com
  • Goal Zero, a Bluffdale, Utah-based developer of portable solar power systems, has raised $7 million in VC funding from Mercato Partnerswww.goalzero.com
  • KnowRe, a South Korea-based developer of an online adaptive learning service for mathematics, has raised $1.4 million in VC funding from SoftBank Ventures Koreawww.knowre.com
  • Leyden Energy Inc., a Fremont, Calif.-based maker of lithium-ion batteries, has raised $10 million in Series C funding. Return backers include New Enterprise Associates, Lightspeed Ventures, Sigma Partners and Walden International. www.leydonenergy.com
  • OLO, a New York-based online and mobile ordering platform for restaurants, has raised $5 million in Series B funding. PayPal was joined by return backers Core Capital Partners, RRE Ventures and David Frankel. www.olo.com
  • ParkMe, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based provider of database and analytics software for parking locations and availability, has raised an undisclosed amount of new VC funding. Angeleno Group led the round, and was joined by return backers Fontinalis Partners and IDG Ventures. www.parkme.com
  • Recondo Technology, a Greenwood Village, Colo.-based developer of healthcare payment processing software, has raised $20 million in growth equity funding from Bregal Sagemount.www.recondotech.com
  • ReliOn, a Spokane, Wash.-based provider of fuel cell solutions for backup power and grid-support applications, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic equity funding from Cummins Inc.(NYSE:CMI). www.relion-inc.com
  • Solegear Bioplastics Inc., a Vancouver-based developer of bioplastic technologies, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Best Buy Capital. The company previously raised Series A funding from Yaletown Venture Partners. www.solegear.ca
  • Tradeshift, a London-based social network for businesses, has raised an undisclosed amount of strategic funding from Intuit. The company previously raised around $24 million from Notion Capital, Ru-Net Holdings and Kite Ventures. www.tradeshift.com
  • True Office, a New York-based company that gamifies regulatory and compliance, has raised $3 million in Series A funding. Backers included Rho Ventures, the Partnership for New York City Fund and Contour Venture Partners. www.trueoffice.com
  • Wercker, a Dutch developer of cloud-based continuous delivery solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding. Shamrock Ventures led the round, and was joined by Greylock Partners and Vitulum Ventures. www.wercker.com
  • WizIQ, a provider of SaaS-based virtual classroom software for teachers, has raised $4 million in Series B funding led by Kaizen, an India-based private equity fund focused on the education sector. Bertelsmann also participated. www.wiziq.com

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