48 deals that closed for $387 million funding!


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CB Insights FundingFlash is the industry’s most comprehensive daily roundup of companies receiving venture capital, angel investment and growth equity funding. Reporting 48 deals that closed for total funding of 387 million on Jan. 9th 2013.  Some of the deals are as follows:

  • Aereo  ( aereo.com ) Long Island City, New York (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Video)): Aereo, formerly Bamboom Labs, provides a remote antenna and DVR that consumers can use to access network television on web-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets, and through internet TV solutions such as AppleTV and Roku. Amt: 38.00M, Round: Series B, Investor(s): Highland Capital Partners, IAC
  • Health Catalyst ( hqcatalyst.com ) Salt Lake City, Utah ( Industry: Healthcare Software ( Sub-Industry: N/A ): Health Catalyst, formerly Healthcare Quality Catalyst, delivers agile data warehouse platform that utilizes an adaptive approach designed specifically to address the complex nature of healthcare data. Amt: 33.00M; Round: Series B; Investor(s): Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Sorenson Capital
  • Halco Lighting Technologies ( halcolighting.com ) Norcross, Georgia (Industry: Electronic Components ( Sub-Industry: Lighting & LED)): Halco Lighting Technologies is a manufacturer and supplier of a full line of lamps and ballasts for the commercial, industrial, residential and specialty lighting markets. Amt: 21.50M; Round: Line of Credit; Investor(s): NXT Capital
  • Chartboost ( chartboost.com ) San Francisco, California (Industry: Mobile Software & Services ( Sub-Industry: Advertising, Sales & Marketing)): Chartboost provides game developers with a platform that is designed to help them reach new users through cross-promotion, make money from their games, and collaborate directly with fellow developers through the Direct Deals Marketplace. Amt: 19.00M, Round: Series B, Investor(s): Sequoia Capital, SK Telecom, Translink Capital
  • Panaya  ( panaya.com ) Saddle Brook, New Jersey (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Application & Data Integration)): Panaya offers software-as-a-service which helps companies that use SAP or Oracle reduce 70% of their upgrade and testing risk and effort. Utilizing a cloudbased supercomputer, Panaya simulates the upcoming upgrade, automatically pinpointing which custom programs will break as a result of the upgrade and automatically ∩¼üxing most of these problems. Amt: 16.00M; Round: Series D; Investor(s): Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Hasso Plattner Ventures
  • Pure Auto ( purecars.com ) Charleston, South Carolina (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Information Providers & Portals)): PureCars helps consumers understand the value offered by the vehicles they’re considering, while assisting dealers in promoting the value benefits of inventory. PureCars Value Reports, found on the websites of automotive dealerships in North America, provide customers a value-focused overview on any pre-owned vehicle; from local price competitiveness to in-demand optional equipment, vehicle reliability through certification and reconditioning services and dealer reputations from customer reviews. Amt: 5.00M; Round: Series A; Investor(s): Stage 1 Ventures, Gemini Investors
  • Iconixx Software ( iconixxsoftware.com ) Austin, Texas (Industry: Customer Relationship Management Software (Sub-Industry: N/A)): Iconixx Software is a provider in cloud based Sales Performance Management and Incentive Compensation Management solutions. Amt: 4.50M; Round: Series B; Investor(s): Ballast Point Ventures
  • Fluid Imaging Technologies ( fluidimaging.com ) Yarmouth, Maine (Industry: Technical & Scientific Instrumentation (Sub-Industry: N/A)): Fluid Imaging Technologies produces particle analysis instrumentation based upon digital imaging technology. The FlowCAM is an automated particle analysis instrument to use digital imaging for measuring size and shape of microscopic particles in a fluid medium. Amt: 3.90M; Round: Angel
  • Dapu ( dapu.com ) China (Industry: eCommerce (Sub-Industry: Home Furnishings & Improvement): Dapu is a China-based home furnishing B2C site. Amt: 3.00M; Round: Angel.
  • MediGain ( medigain.com ) Plano, Texas (Industry: Healthcare Software ( Sub-Industry: N/A)): MediGain enables healthcare providers to navigate and succeed in the reimbursement environment. MediGain is a global revenue cycle management company with an integrated portfolio of information technology, process, and domain expertise solutions to address the wide array of threats to the financial health of medical practices, clinics, hospitals, and other essential providers. Amt: 2.25M; Round: Undisclosed
  • Shadow Health (shadowhealth.com) Gainesville, Florida (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Healthcare)): Shadow Health develops a student-driven, longitudinal patient experience assessment platform for medical professionals. Amt: 0.73M; Round: Angel
  • Alive.cn (alive.cn) Hong Kong (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Collaboration & Project Management): Alive.cn is an online network that connects celebrities and sponsors for creative collaborations. The company enables collaboration between celebrities and sponsors to co-develop new brands and celebrity product lines for the Greater China market. Amt: 0.55M; Round: Angel
  • Apple Pie Technology ( 139.me ) China (Industry: Mobile Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Application Development)): Apple Pie Technology, dba 139.ME, is a mobile application development company. Amt: 0.48M; Round: Undisclosed
  • 5 O’Clock Records ( 5oclockrecords.com ) New York, New York (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Healthcare)): 5 O’Clock Records is a secure online service that streamlines the medical record request process. The company works with medical practices and hospitals to help them run the medical record release process more efficiently. Amt: 0.44M; Round: Angel
  • Etable Services ( etable.in) India (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Social): Etable Services operates operates Etable.in, an online community for foodies. The site acts as a platform where users can create conversations around food. These conversations can include reviews, check-in, recommendations, photo/video uploads, etc. Amt: 0.10M; Round: Angel
  • PowerStorm ( powerstorm.com ) El Segundo, California (Industry: Telecom Devices & Equipment (Sub-Industry: Telecom Equipment Distribution & Maintenance)): PowerStorm Capital provides new and refurbished telecom equipment to wireless, wireline and other telecom verticals worldwide. In addition, the company provides cable manufacturing, engineering, multi-vendor repairs and other services. Amt: 0.10M; Round: Angel.
  • Nomad Editions ( nomadeditions.com ) New York, New York (Industry: Mobile Commerce (Sub-Industry: Digital Goods)): Nomad Editions is a media marketplace that provides readers with digital publications on a wide range of subjects, developed specifically for mobile devices. Amt: 0.03M; Round: Debt Investor(s): Fremont Group
  •  ClickSlide ( clickslide.co ) United Kingdom (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: N/A): ClickSlide can generate a GUI for any API without writing code. The company is developing a cloud-based platform for building apps. It allows users without development or coding experience to build cross-platform apps, reportedly reducing build-time and cost for businesses. Amt: N/A; Round: Seed VC; Past Investor(s): Ariadne Capital
  •  Kextil ( kextil.com ) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Industry: Mobile Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Scientific, Engineering): Kextil utilizes industrial strength speech recognition to connect field technicians to mission critical reporting applications, manuals, knowledge bases, and other supporting data. The hands and eyes free interface creates maximum focus on the service task for top performance and efficiency. Amt: N/A; Round: Seed; Investor(s): Innovation Works
  • MicroEdge ( microedge.com ) New York, New York (Industry: eCommerce (Sub-Industry: N/A): MicroEdge is a provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge solutions deliver a powerful, integrated, and open framework for efficient and effective charitable giving. Amt: N/A; Round: Private Equity; Investor(s): Bregal Sagemount
  • SenSevere Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Industry: Chips & Semiconductors (Sub-Industry: Semiconductors: Sensors): SenSevere has developed and is commercializing a hydrogen sensor for chemically and thermally severe environments that provides real-time safety and compliance monitoring solutions in the power generation, environmental, and chemicals manufacturing industries. Amt: N/A; Round: Seed; Investor(s): Innovation Works
  • Solvoyo ( solvoyo.com ) Boston, Massachusetts (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Supply Chain & Logistics): Solvoyo is a Boston based SaaS provider for advanced supply chain optimization solutions. Solvoyo’s flagship product, planLM, a cloud powered mathematical optimization engine, offers a holistic solution that integrates key operational supply chain decision making in the areas of transportation optimization, production planning, inventory optimization, and replenishment planning. Amt: N/A; Round: Seed VC; Investor(s): 212 Capital Partners
  • Svbtle ( svbtle.com ) San Francisco, California (Industry: Internet Software & Services (Sub-Industry: Content Management): Svbtle is an invite-only publishing network that curates things from newspapers and magazines to a network of people.

Investor Network by JD

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22, 66, ….. deals closed this month plus 6 biotech deals that closed

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CB Insights FundingFlash count down show 66 deals that closed with $405.6 million funding showing Jan. 2013 off to a good start.


Avex is a stealth company developing medical devices for improving arterial, venous and lymphatic circulation.

Actinium Pharmaceuticals engages in the research, development, and commercialization of the alpha emitting isotopes bismuth 213 and actinium 225 for fighting cancer and other cellular diseases. actiniumpharmaceuticals.com

Calithera Biosciences, formerly Protein Activation Therapeutics, develops therapeutic approaches to the treatment of cancer by using small molecules to activate, rather than inhibit, enzymes. calithera.com

Innovaci is a stealth technology enabled consumer products company. Innovaci is Innovaci was formed to take ideas in the health and wellness sector from concept to product. The company is developing a smart personalized air-enhancement device for the hospitality industry. testing prototypes of its first product.

Linkage Biosciences is a molecular diagnostics company developing products that will dramatically improve and expedite complex genetic testing. linkagebiosciences.com

Symbiosis Health develops a platform that allows patients on High Deductible Health Plans to save money on medical expenses and optimize deductible spend. The company’s platform provides pre-negotiated prices for the medical procedures employees need. symbiosishealth.com


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VC deals that closed and profile of NEA

Today we profile several VC deals and NEA.  I can remember the CEO of our portfolio going from hero to zero during his pitch to NEA founder in just one word.  If you have a great deal (i.e. great vs. good), let me introduce you to one of my friends that are investors via Venture Capital firmw, Private Equity Groupw, or other types of investors. Learn more about JD Morris: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris


2nd Watch, a Seattle-based cloud software, service, and analytics company, closed a $4.2 million funding round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from other private investors.www.2ndwatch.com

Aura Biosciences, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of nano-enabled drug delivery systems, has raised $3.23 million in new VC funding from undisclosed investors, according to a regulatory filing.www.aurabiosciences.com

bMobilized, a New York-based mobile technology startup, has raised an additional $2.5 million in series A funding from Norway’s Alliance Venture, Investinor and Alden AS, which together invested $1.5 million in the startup last April. bMobilized.com

FundersClub the world’s first online venture capital platform. Coinbase raised $165,785 from 31 investors. Tracks.by raised $87,500 from 28 investors. Sponsorfied raised $98,400 from 29 investors. www.fundersclub.com


GoBalto Inc., a San Francisco-based developer of cloud-based solutions for clinical trials, has raised $12 million in new VC funding. Singapore’s EDBI led the round, and was joined by Qualcomm Ventures and return backers investors Aberdare Ventures, West Health Investment Fund and founding CEO Jae Chung.www.gobalto.com

IFTTT, a San Francisco-based application that creates connections betweenweb applications including Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, and YouTube, has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz and includes participation from NEA and Lerer Ventures. www.a16z.com

Pluribus Networks, which makes hardware-accelerated network virtualization for private and public cloud datacenters, has closed a $23 million Series C round led by Menlo Ventures and joined by existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and others. Pluribus Networks closed a previous Series B round for $17.5 million in April of 2011. www.pluribusnetworks.com

VictorOps, a Lafayette, Colo.-based vertical collaboration platform for development operations groups, has raised nearly $1.59 million in VC funding, according to a regulatory filing. Backers include Foundry Group and Tango. www.victorops.com



New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm, consistently ranking among the top firms in portfolio IPOs each year, with more liquidity events than any other venture capital firm.

Since its founding, the firm has backed more than 170 companies that have gone public and invested in more than 290 companies that have been successfully merged or acquired.

For more than 30 years, NEA has been helping to build great companies. Our committed capital has grown to $11 billion and we have funded more than 650 companies in the Information Technology, Energy Technology and Healthcare sectors – like Salesforce, Groupon, Data Domain, CareerBuilder, Diapers.com, Fusion-io, Juniper, Macromedia, and TiVo.

Learn more: http://www.nea.com/AboutNEA 


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JD Morris

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Data for VCs Investment 2q2012 plus TPG Biotech’s deal Trevi Therapeutics

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Today we profile a Venture Capital fund of TPG Capital called TPG Biotech and its deal Trevi Therapeutics announced December 18, 2012.  Plus a few graph’s

VC DATA 2Q2012

They reached this conclusion by analyzing several years’ worth of historical data. Looking back, CB found that around 40 percent of seed-funded startups fail to attract Series A money. There’s been a huge uptick in seed financing activity in recent quarters — which means that there will be a bigger number of startups that will end up on the sidelines in terms of follow-on funding over the next year or two.

Read More about Insight Data: http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/19/study-more-than-1000-seed-funded-startups-are-destined-to-be-orphaned-at-the-series-a-stage/

VC Data


TPG Biotech is the life science venture investment arm of TPG (formerly known as Texas Pacific Group), a global private investment firm. TPG Biotech® is a team of investors excited by the challenge of translating discoveries and insights in the biomedical sciences into tangible products. We invest with scientific founders and business entrepreneurs to create novel companies, and we focus on helping to drive the growth of our existing portfolio


Trevi Therapeutics, Inc. (“Trevi”) today announced the closing of a $10 million Series A financing to advance the clinical development of T111 in the lead indication of uremic pruritus. The Series A investment was completed with TPG Biotech, the life science venture investment arm of TPG which had previously made a seed investment in the Company.

tpg capital

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PROMOTION: Accredited Investor Event Jan. 9th

Accredited Investors that RSVP before the New Year will get an VIP package for the event.  The event is free for accredited investors, self-direct IRA, and crowdfunding investors.

Investor Network host “Investors Network’s Deal Night”.

Topics presented:

  • Investing in convertible notes (JD Morris, Red Hook Capital)
  • Crowdfunding Update (TBA)
  • BioTech Deal (Red Hook Capital deal TBA)
  • Real Estate Deals (KW Commercial Deal TBA)
  • GPS Deal (TopAlphaCapital deal TBA)
  • Other Deals TBA

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We have confirmed accredited investors, private equity firms, Venture Capital firms, and other investors. Look for more information soon!


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Deal that closed plus profile of ABS Capital Partners

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  • Advantage Sales and Marketing Acquired Action West Group
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co Acquired CharterLakes Marine Insurance
  • Belden Inc. Acquired Project Performance Corporation
  • Bergmann Associates Acquired Gantt Huberman Architects
  • Finn Partners Acquired M. Silver Associates Inc
  • Furmanite Corporation Acquired ENGlobal Corporation
  • HealthEdge Acquired Click4Care Inc
  • Highlander Partners, L.P. USA Acquired Custom Window Systems, Inc.
  • Liberty Interactive Corporation Acquired TripAdvisor Inc
  • Navitas System USA Acquired A123 Systems
  • Outbrain Inc Acquired Scribit
  • PERNIX Therapeutics Acquired Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Rhino Linings Corporation Acquired BioBased Insulation LLC
  • Sutherland Global Services Acquired Apollo Health Street Ltd
  • Trio Merger Corp Acquired SAExploration
  • Uni-World Capital L.P. Acquired VanDeMark Chemical, Inc.
  • Watchdox Inc Acquired InstallFree, Inc


ABS Capital

Learn more: http://www.abscapital.com


– Revenues greater than $20 million
– Capacity for revenue growth greater than 25%
– Where a $10 to $50 million investment allows for active partnership


ARLINGTON, VA — February 23, 2012 – Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has named Stephen M. Swad as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

“Steve has become a key operating executive at the company and established a close working relationship with the Board and the Rosetta Stone team, with positive involvement in major initiatives and strategic decision-making since he joined Rosetta Stone in November 2010,” said Rosetta Stone Inc. Chairman of the Board, Laurence Franklin. “Steve has been instrumental in establishing the infrastructure, management and processes to position Rosetta Stone to execute on the company’s worldwide growth objectives. Steve has also been active in corporate strategy over the past year and has instituted a robust discipline and rigor surrounding the company’s decision making.”

Read more: http://www.abscapital.com/news/portfolio-company-rosetta-stone-inc-elevates-stephen-m-swad-to-president-and-chief-executive-officer/


I assist growth companies in the media and communications industry on behalf of ABS Capital Partners. We provide “growth equity” investments of $10-40 million. ABS defines growth stage companies as those growing at a rate of 30% or greater and with trailing revenues of at least $10-20 million. I am interested in compelling companies run by experienced executives that are participating in the transformation of advertising spend and content delivery.

Read more from website: http://www.abscapital.com/our-team/#deric-emry


Investor Network by JD

  1. ABS Capital Partners is a great private equity and I will not hold it against them for for beat me to buying Rosetta Stone due to my strategy of buying with the the management team.
  2. We will be hosting Investor Network Event Jan. 9th in San Diego, CA and a live Webinar. To learn more: https://accreditedinvestornetwork.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/investor-network-deals-and-investors-night/

Happy Networking and Investing,

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Deals do happen in December plus profile of BlueRun Ventures

Deals do get done in December.  Have a great deal? What an introduction to BlueRun Ventures or many of our other VC and Private Equity friends? Just check my LinkedIn profile for great introductions:http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris 


  • AppFirs $8.7 million Series B round
  • ClickFuel $4 million Series B round
  • Cloudera $65 million series E round
  • Flexion Therapeutics Inc. $25 million series B round
  • Kapow Events $1.6 million series A round
  • Kona Medical $10 million series C round
  • Restore Medical Solutions $2.5 million A round
  • Zafgen $21 million series D round



About BlueRun Ventures:

BlueRun Ventures is an early stage venture firm focused on mobile opportunities in key global markets.  Since inception, BlueRun has focused on working with mobile startups to shape the ever-evolving ecosystem.  We choose key geographic markets where mobile is a driving force in the way consumers and businesses interact with each other.  Today, we have offices in Menlo Park, Beijing, Shanghai, and Seoul.

Mobile today

Mobile is today’s pervasive computing platform and will only continue to grow, overtaking desktops and traditional software.  At BlueRun, we think of the mobile ecosystem as more than just devices.  Mobile embodies software and services, platforms and applications, infrastructure and brands.  It is the first and most often used computing interface for consumers and therefore integral to their lives.  The opportunities we see in the ecosystem are just beginning to unfold and we look for passionate entrepreneurs who will make those opportunities a reality.

How we work

We focus on early stage opportunities and we work actively with our companies to build value.  The investment is just the beginning.  Our investments are partnerships and we help our entrepreneurs reach their goals of bringing disruptive,positive change to existing markets.

Learn more:  http://brv.com/about/

Blue Run Venture Investments