Deals that Closed! (VC)


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  • BrightTag, a Chicago-based marketing technology platform, has raised $27 million in new VC funding led by Yahoo Japan. The company previously raised around $23 million from TomorrowVentures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, EPIC Ventures, I2A Fund and Baird Venture Partners.www.brighttag.com
  • Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of medicines to treat inflammatory and metabolic diseases, has raised $32.4 million in Series B funding. Lightstone Ventures led the round, and was joined by an unidentified “public crossover fund” and return backers SV Life Sciences, Clarus Ventures, MedImmune Ventures and Advanced Technology Ventures.www.catabasis.com
  • CreativeLive, a San Francisco-based live education platform, has raised $21.5 million in Series B funding. The Social+Capital Partnership led the round, and was joined by return backer Greylock Partners. www.creativelive.com
  • GenapSys, a Redwood City, Calif.-based developer of genomic testing systems, has raised $37 million in Series B funding. Yuri Milner and  Stanford StartX Fund were joined by return backers Decheng Capital and IPV Capital. www.genapsys.com
  • Ø     HDmessaging, a Burlingame, Colo.-based provider of a white label messaging service to mobile operators, has raised $3 million in new VC funding. GrandBanks Capital led the round, and was joined by IDG Ventures, Nexit Ventures and Lighthouse Capital Partners. www.hdmessaging.com
  • Jongla, a London-based free instant messaging app aimed at the youth market, has raised €1.4 million in VC funding from Oy Ingman Finance and individual angels. www.jongla.com
  • Kidaptive, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of early-learning curriculum and assessment framework technologies, has raised $10.1 million in Series B funding. Formation8 led the round, and was joined by Menlo Ventures, Stanford StartX Fund, NewSchools Venture Fund and Prana Studios. www.kidaptive.com
  • Knozen, a stealthy “personality-probing” startup from TheLadders founder Marc Cenedella, has raised $2.25 million in seed funding, according to TechCrunch. Backers include FirstMark Capital, Lerer Ventures, Greycroft Partners and David Tisch. www.knozen.com
  • OneSpot, an Austin, Texas-based provider of “content advertising” solutions, has raised $5.3 million in Series A funding. Mohr Davidow Ventures led the round, and was joined by Capital Factory, Mack Capital, RSL Ventures and Brett Hurt (BazaarVoice co-founder). www.onespot.com
  • Qloo, a New York-based recommendation engine, has raised $3 million in seed funding. Backers include Kindler Capital, Danny Masterson, Cedric the Entertainer, Tommy Thompson (Cross Creek Pictures) and Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury (founders of Maktoob, acquired by Yahoo).www.qloo.com
  • Scoopshot, a Finland-based on-demand mobile photo service, has raised $3.9 million in Series A funding from Conor Venture Partners and Finnish Industry Investmentwww.scoopshot.com
  • Windsor Circle, a Durham, N.C.–based provider of retention automation software for retail and ecommerce companies, has raised $1.4 million in Series A-1 funding. Backers include Triangle Angel Partners, Idea Fund Partner, and Bruce Boehm (ex-USVP). www.windsorcircle.com

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JD Morris

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In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.


We give our hats off to Venture Capital firms today with the quote from Robert Arnott! “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable.” – Robert Arnott

RED HOOK CAPITAL TOP DEAL FLOW:

  • 1.18 acres land deal in Carlsbad, CA with Ocean, Lagoon, and La Costa Resort golf course views for development ( www.TheMorrisTeam.com is the syndication contact ).
  • Android gaming system company  ( JD Morris is the syndication contact ).
  • Music artist direct sales portal  ( JD Morris is the syndication contact ).

DEALS THAT CLOSED:

  • Bespoke Post, a subscription-based e-commerce startup, raised $850,000 in seed funding from Great Oaks VC, 500 Startups, Brad Harrison Ventures, 1-800 Flowers’ investing arm, and several angels.
  • Centzy, a search engine for local businesses, raised $1.6 million in seed funding from Cowboy Ventures, Founder Collective,Lightbank, ff Venture Capital, and strategic angels found on AngelList.
  • Choose Energy, which allows consumers to compare electricity plans, raised a $4 million Series A fundraising round from KPCB and Stephens Capital Partners.
  • Deliv, a same-day delivery service, closed a $1 million seed funding round. The funding came from General Catalyst, Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Operators Fund, and PivotNorth.
  • Fanzy, a marketing app company, raised $550,000 in seed funding from Kima Ventures, Paolo Rubatto’s Start Capital, and OREFA.
  • GreenLancer, a web-based solar energy engineering company, secured more than $275,000 in private funding from a syndicate of Michigan-based investors.
  • Joyride, maker of voice-activated mobile apps, raised $1 million in seed funding from Freestyle Capital, Cowboy Venture Fund, and angel investor Seth Goldstein.
  • Rev.com, a freelance marketplace, raised $4.5 million in Series A financing led by Globespan Capital, with participation from Craig Sherman and Austin Ligon.
  • Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), raised $5 million in funding from Canadian-based EIC Ventures, as well as Kennington.
  • Playdek, a gaming publisher, raised $3.8 million in Series A funding led by Qualcomm Incorporated, with participation from IDG Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Deep Fork Capital, Greycroft Partners, Jarl Mohn and angel investors.
  • Simpler, an employee onboarding company, raised $1.25 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Data Collective, AngelPool, Kenny Van Zant, Alex Bard, Gary Benitt, Elad Gil, Sid Henderson and Formation8.
  •  Sherpa, a virtual personal assistant app for Android-powered mobile devices, raised a $1.6 million seed round. The money came from unnamed angel investors.
  • Showpad, a service that turns tablets into sales and presentation tools, raised a $2 million Series A funding round from Hummingbird Ventures.
  • SoSocio, an app that lets users turn their Facebook photos into books, raised $600,000 in second round funding from a European consortium of private investors led by VC Brooklyn Ventures from The Netherlands.

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Happy Investing & Networking,

JD Morris

 

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Jan 28th Investor Network 3.0 Webinar! Plus 10+ deals that closed!


INVESTOR NETWORK NIGHTS:

Hear two people pitch and learn more about grants from Naval Health Research Center former Navy Officer in charge!  Learn about Red Hook Capital’s management buy out (MBO) program!  Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6370085834619177216

DEAL FLOW:

1) Do you have any deals $4+ million ebitda? Contact JD about an investor! Contact jdm.networking@gmail.com anytime.

2) If you do not have $4+ million in EBITDA, try pitching at Investor Network Nights your great deal (the key word is it is a Great deal). Contact InvestorNetworkNights@gmail.com anytime!

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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