More Angel and Venture Capital Deals!


We are making a few changes to Investor Network programs and Red Hook Capital’s blog!  However, we will keep you updated on deals that close!

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 as the about information is from 2nd hand resources.

  • Baronova Inc., a developer of non-surgical devices to induce weight lost, has raised $27.3 million in Series C funding. Sante Ventures and Boston Scientific Corp. co-led the round, and were joined by Lumira Capital and return backers Onset Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Arboretum Ventures. www.baronova.com
  • Business of Fashion, a fashion trade blog, has raised $2.1 in seed funding. Index Ventures led the round, and was joined by Advancit Capital, LVMH, Samos Investments and Novel TMT Ventures. www.businessoffashion.com
  • Cohera Medical, a developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, has raised $7.3 million in additional Series D funding, bringing the round total to $17 million. Backers include Kern Whelan Capital. www.coheramedical.com
  • Elasticsearch, an provider of open-source search and analytics software, has raised $24 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures led the round, and was joined by SV Angel and return backer Benchmark. www.elasticsearch.com
  • PolyActiva, a developer of drug-polymer conjugates that allow for site-specific drug delivery from medical device components, has raised A$9.2 million in Series B funding. Backers include Medical Research Commercialisation Fund, Brandon Biosciences Fund, Yuuwa Capital and individual angels. www.polyactiva.com
  • Stormpath, a secure user management and authentication service for app developers, has raised $8.2 million in Series A funding. New Enterprise Associates and Pelion Venture Partners co-led the round, and were joined by Flybridge Capital Partners. The company previously raised seed funding from NEA and Flybridge. www.stormpath.com
  • Taboola, a digital content distribution and monetization platform, has raised $15 million in Series D funding. Pitango VC led the round, and was joined by return backers Evergreen Venture Partners, WGI Group and Marker. www.taboola.com

More coming soon…………

Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

 

JD Morris

investor-network

Deals that pay out and angel/VC/PEG deals that closed


INVESTOR NETWORK NIGHTS WEBINAR:

I spoke to the host of Sage Money Radio a few days ago and his listeners just had payout yesterday. 160 Investors earned over a 21.5% annual compounded ROI.  27 policies matured in past 32 weeks, that’s over $61 million in the last 32 weeks alone.  Over 2,670 policies have matured in the past 21 years, paying full benefits to over 19,000 investors.

We have asked the host of Sage Money Radio to provide to the viewers of Investor Network by JD a case study for our show / Webinar.  We will also be joined by former fund manager of life settlements fund to get his feedback on the industry plus our panel of accredited investors and advisors to accredited investors.

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 RED HOOK CAPITAL WISHED THEY CLOSED:

  • AthroCAD Inc., an Ayer, Mass.-based developer of medical devices for improving surgical outcomes for patients undergoing joint replacement procedures, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from backers like Edgar Jannotta (formerly of GTCR). www.athrocad.com
  • Finanzchef24, a Munich-based financial services portal that uses a direct marketing model to target small businesses and self-employed individuals, has raised €2 million in VC funding from Target Partnerswww.finanzchef24.de
  • Flatiron Health, a New York-based developer of an oncology data platform, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. Google Ventures led the round, and was joined by First Round Capital, Laboratory Corporation of America, Great Oaks Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, SV Angel and IA Ventures.www.flatironhealth.com
  • Leonard Green & Partners has acquired CCC Information Services, a Chicago–based provider of software and workflow tools to the insurance automotive claims and collision repair industries, fromInvestcorp. The deal was valued at more than $550 million. www.cccis.com
  • LiquidSpace Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based app that connects people seeking workspace with employers who have empty desks, has raised $6 million in Series B funding, according to VentureWire. GPT Group(Australia) led the round, and was joined by return backers Shasta Ventures, Floodgate and Greylock Partners. www.liquidspaceapp.com
  • MBK Partners has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in Japanese coffee chain Komeda Co. fromAdvantage Partners for approximately $450 million. www.komeda.co.jp
  • Montage Talent, a Delafield, Wis.-based provider of video interviewing solutions, has raised $4 million in new VC funding. The round was led by existing backers Baird Venture PartnersGCI and Calumet Venture Fund, while new investors included Foley Ventures and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. www.montagetalent.com
  • Moontoast, a Nashville, Tenn.-based social commerce network, has raised $5 million in second-round funding led by Martin Companieswww.moontoast.com
  • NewLeaf Symbiotics Inc., a St. Louis-based company that is developing pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs for use in the agriculture and horticulture industries, has raised $7 million in Series A funding. Backers included Open Prairie Ventures, Rockport Capital and Pangaea Ventures.www.newleafsym.com
  • NRI Management Group LLC has secured a $300 million equity commitment from Apollo Global Management, to invest in mining properties around the world. Richmond, Va.-based NRI will focus on coal mining and related assets. www.agm.com
  • Persimmon Technologies Corp., a Wakefield, Mass.-based provider of vacuum robotics and hybrid-field motor technologies, has raised $5.8 million in Series B funding from Intel Capital and The Bernard M. Gordon Charitable Remainder Trust. The company, which serves the semiconductor, LED, FPD and solar equipment markets, previously raised funding from Nidek Sankyo. www.persimmontech.com
  • Tenex Capital Management had acquired Techniks, an Indianapolis-based maker of tooling for CNC machining centers and CNC routers. No financial terms were disclosed. Techniks will be merged with existing Tenex portfolio company NAP GLADUwww.techniksusa.com
  • ReDoc, a Brentwood, Tenn.-based provider of documentation software for the physical, occupational and speech rehabilitation industries, has raised $1.1 million in VC funding from an affiliate of Council Capitalwww.rehabdocumentation.com
  • The Riverside Co. has acquired Operating Tax Systems LLC, a Stowe, Ohio-based provider of driver and vehicle compliance services. No financial terms were disclosed. Riverside will merge OTS into existing portfolio company DISAwww.riversidecompany.com
  • vArmour Networks, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based provider of software-defined security for virtualized data centers, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Highland Capital Partnerswww.varmour.com

cropped-banner-investor-network

Happy Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris

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

Referrals are always welcome plus deal that got funded!


We are still excepting deals for our Jan. 21st Investor Network Night and welcome referrals.  Investor Network Nights provide a wide range of investment for accredited investors, Self Direct IRAs, Corporations, and other investors. Should the deal not fit Red Hook Capital goal of having $4+ million EBITDA, Investor Network Nights provide great deals a good option for funding.

Here are few deals that closed:

BuzzFeed, a New York-based social publisher, has raised $19.3 million in Series D funding. New Enterprise Associates led the round, and was joined by return backers RRE Ventures, Hearst Interactive, Softbank Capital and Lerer Ventures. Also participating as new investors were Buddy Media co-founders Michael and Kass Lazerow. Visit www.buzzfeed.com or read more at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-03/buzzfeed-raises-19-3-million-in-funding.html

Crescendo Bioscience, a South San Francisco, Calif.-based developer of quantitative blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases, has raised $28 million in Series D funding. Skyline Ventures and Safeguard Scientifics co-led the round, and were joined by return backers Mohr Davidow Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Aeris Capital. Ferghana Partners served as placement agent. Visit www.CrescendoBio.com or read more at: http://pevc.dowjones.com/article?an=DJFVW00020130103e913any21&from=alert&pid=32&ReturnUrl=http%3a%2f%2fpevc.dowjones.com%3a80%2farticle%3fan%3dDJFVW00020130103e913any21%26from%3dalert%26pid%3d32

eZono AG, a German developer of portable tablet ultrasound systems, has raised $10 million in VC funding led by MVM Life Science Partners. Visit www.ezono.com or read more at: http://www.finsmes.com/2013/01/ezono-raises-10m-funding.html

Heart Metabolics Ltd., a London-based developer of drugs for the treatment of heart failure symptoms in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, has raised $4 million in its first tranche of Series A funding. Backers include the Trans Tasman Commercialisation Fund (Australia) and AshHill Investments (Kentucky). Visit www.heartmetabolics.com or read more at: http://www.thestreet.com/story/11803336/1/heart-metabolics-receives-funding-for-us-clinical-development-of-heart-failure-drug.html

Leap Motion, a San Francisco-based provider of motion-control software and hardware, has raised $30 million in new VC funding from return backers Founders Fund and Highland Capital Partners. Visit www.leapmotion.com or read more: http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/03/leap-motion-series-b-plus-asus/

Pluralsight, a Layton, Utah-based provider of online education for software developers, has raised $27.5 million from Insight Venture Partners. This represents the first round of outside capital for Pluralsight, which was founded in 2004. Visit www.pluralsight.com or read more at: http://allthingsd.com/20130103/education-site-pluralsight-raises-first-outside-funding-ever-27-5m/

Remitly, a Seattle-based provider of online money transfer solutions, has raised $2.6 million in new VC funding. Trilogy Equity Partners led the round, and was joined by Bezos Expeditions and TomorrowVentures.  Visit www.remitly.com or read more at: http://www.geekwire.com/2012/helping-immigrants-send-money-home-jeff-bezosbacked-remitly-lands-26-million/

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

JD Morris

investor-network