BETA – The Capitalization Report v19.50


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NOTE FROM EDITOR

We will be speaking next week at the #1 Family Office Event in FL.  JD Morris (kinda sound like few people speaking in 3rd person) had a great meeting in California, Minnesota, and Canada, with advisors and family members of billionaire families. Also, great meeting with a gentleman farmer (horses) form Texas this week already and it is only Tuesday!

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The Capitalisation Report will go from Beta to launch in 2020!  More than 10,000 people look at our information daily and we look forward to commercial launch.

KEYWORDS: Autotech Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Parthenon Capital, The Silicon Slopes Computer Science Fund, Perceptive Advisors, May River Capital, SignalFire, Peregrine Ventures, Centana Growth Partners, Plexo Capital, Crescendo Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Revelstoke Capital Partners, United Ventures, Novacap, Loyal Valley Capital, Dyal Capital Partners, Harlem Capital, Two Sigma, JD Morris, The Capitalization Report,

FUND OF FUNDS WE LIKE

  • Volvo Group Venture Capital has invested in Autotech Ventures, an American venture capital fund focusing on startups in the ground transportation sector
  • Sequoia Capital, a Menlo Park, California-based venture capital firm, raised nearly 3.4 billion for two funds investing in later-stage U.S. companies, and venture and growth investments in China
  • Parthenon Capital, a growth-oriented private equity firm with offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Austin, announced that its affiliate, Parthenon Investors VI, LP, held its first and final closing with more than $2.0 billion in commitments
  • The Silicon Slopes Computer Science Fund launches with initial contributions and pledges of $4m
  • Perceptive Advisors, a New York, NY-based investment management firm focused in life sciences, closed its inaugural venture capital fund, the Perceptive Xontogeny Venture Fund, LP, at $210m
  • May River Capital, a Chicago, IL-based private equity investment firm, closed its sophomore fund, May River Capital Fund II, LP, at $300m in limited partner subscriptions
  • San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm SignalFire raised a new pair of funds totaling $500M aimed at seed stage and early growth stage enterprise and consumer startups
  • Peregrine Ventures, an Israeli med-tech venture capital firm, closed its fourth fund, Peregrine 4, at $115m
  • Centana Growth Partners, a Palo Alto and New York-based specialized growth equity firm focused on the future of financial services, closed its second fund, Centana Growth Partners II, L.P., at $375m
  • Plexo Capital, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm investing both in emerging VC funds and in early-stage companies around the world, closed on a $42.5m fund
  • Crescendo Venture Partners, a Tel-Aviv, Israel-based venture capital firm, is launching its new VC fund planned to raise $80 million-$100 million
  • Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the Oakland, Calif.-based venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, closed its fifth investment fund, at $141m
  • Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver, CO-based private equity firm focused on investing in healthcare services companies, completed fundraising for Revelstoke Capital Partners Fund II, L.P., and Revelstoke Single Asset Fund I, L.P., totaling $1.4 billion
  • United Ventures, a Milan, Italy-based venture capital firm, closed its second fund, at €120M
  • Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms, has launched a financial services fund with its first closing at C$260m
  • Loyal Valley Capital closed its second US dollar-denominated fund, Loyal Valley Capital Advantage Fund II LP, at $465m
  • Dyal Capital Partners, a division of Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, closed Dyal Capital Partners IV with over $9.0 billion of committed capital
  • Harlem Capital, an NYC-based diversity-focused venture capital firm, closed Harlem Capital Partners Venture Fund I, LP, at $40.3m
  • NYC-based investment firm Two Sigma closed Sightway Capital I, LP, a private investment fund which focuses on building companies in financial services and real assets, at $1.2 billion

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Access to top deals by funds such as  Sequoia Capital, NEA, Kleiner Perkins, and others for accredited investors with $100,000 USD to invest in deals through a broker-dealer based in the US or other countries.  Come to cool places and meet cool people that co-invest!  Canada this week and putting on the Ritz on FL next week on an amazing Island!

PRESS RELEASE OF WEEK (WE HAVE CRUSH ON THIS FUND)

NOVI, Mich., Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Stoneridge, Inc. (NYSE: SRI) has announced an investment in a fund managed by Autotech Ventures (“Autotech”), a venture capital firm focused on ground transportation technology located in Menlo Park, California. The $10 million total investment, which will be contributed over the expected 10-year life of the fund, is expected to provide the Company with increased visibility to early-stage companies.

 

Read more: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stoneridge-accelerates-technology-strategy-with-investment-in-autotech-ventures-fund-300764653.html

 

 

P.S. by JD with “luck begins with hard work” or is the question is moot!


Let us face it that all quotes are based on proverbs so no need to quote somebody as the question is moot! JD Morris’s provocative statement for the day!

Today we launch our new blog posting P.S. by JD that based on my motto! My motto is “Say provocative statements (P.S.) that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!”  P.S. = Provocative Statement

I wrote an article for my MIT class about AI and used an AI tool called Grammarly to check for it being considered plagiarism. Some people are getting smart and know how to take credit for old sayings in the bible, chinses proverbs, etc. and sure enough, Grammarly pointed to possible sources. That leads to my favorite quote has issue and who should get credit?

Should you be able to bastardize a quote and call it yours?  Let me provide an example with my favorite quote that says “I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more luck I have” and nobody knows the source of this quote.  As of today, I am claiming the saying “Luck begins with hard work” and you will need to sight me or my lawyers will be sending you letter and demanding payment (Joking Kinda).

Who said the original statement?  Grammarly did point me to quoteinvetingator.com that points to Thomas Jefferson and a ton of other people that most likely just bastardized a quote from the bible or Chinese proverb. The funny thing is one of Thomas Jefferson’s foundations said that he did not say that statement and should not be quoted. That leads the statement that everything said can be found in a proverb, so you do not need to quote me or anyone.  You be the judge based on this research that did not look at the old proverb for the source.  

Research on the quote:

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/07/21/luck-hard-work/

However, I say the question is moot!

Disclosure:  These are ideas of JD Morris alone.

Next P.S. on blog posting and the use of reblogging or reposting.

The following link for this blog post is as follows: http://bit.ly/2qDczbG

REBLOG: JD Morris featured in Forbes Article on October 17, 2019.


Thanks Forbes for featuring me in one of many articles.

Forbes 5x2 Banking

Choosing The Right Bank Or Credit Card: 10 Tips From Finance Experts

10. Look For Apps That Can Help

Experian and a few others have apps that will provide recommendations based on your credit score. They have apps that will allow you to compare features including annual fees, intro rates, annual percentage rates, etc. Not all people and not all cards are created equal, so take advantage of Experian or others that have apps to help. – JD Morris, Red Hook Capital

For full article visit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2019/10/17/choosing-the-right-bank-or-credit-card-10-tips-from-finance-experts/#165222321733

JD Morris Quoted in Forbes: 15 Financial Experts Share The Industry’s ‘Best-Kept Secrets’


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7. Invest In Real Estate

There are lots of strategies, but a 1031 exchange in real estate allows you to defer paying capital gains taxes on an investment property when it is sold. Almost all high-net-worth individuals have investments in real estate and the 1031 exchange is one of the key tools. – JD Morris, Red Hook Capital

 

read the full article:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesfinancecouncil/2019/08/29/15-financial-experts-share-the-industrys-best-kept-secrets/#59a6322a77bf

Top Angel investing (JD made a list(kinda))


Investor Network by JD

“How to Lie with Statistics that #9,863 in ALL Books on Amazon is a must and funny read! I am sure they have been number one in their category than any of the books I had at number one (for 30 – 180 minutes),” say JD Morris.

Sadly I am not David Morin at #31 with 57 investments, but for the month of April David Morris (aka JD) invested with friends and family in several deals in April (TBA).  Our friends and family have $5 million plus of dry powder for funds to early-stage deals.  Between 2 pm and 5 pm April 1, 2019, we most likely did the most investing in 2019 = we can create our own list with Crunchbase’s help!

QUOTES

“Know when to spin, know when to pivot, and know when to fold!” – JD Morris

“firstrate team with a second-rate idea will always outperform a second-rate team with a first-rate idea.”  –  Brian Cohen,  What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How to Get Smart Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea

ANGEL INVESTORS BY INVESTMENTS

According to data from Crunchbase below are 50 angels ranked by the number of investments made.

1) Fabrice Grinda (245 investments)

2) Paul Buchheit (135 investments)

3) Wei Guo (129 investments)

4) Alexis Ohanian (126 investments)

5) Scott Banister (126 investments)

6) Naval Ravikant (121 investments)

7) Daniel Curran (114 investments)

8) Marc Benioff (113 investments)

9) Mark Cuban (110 investments)

10) Simon Murdoch (99 investments)

11) Ron Conway (89 investments)

12) Esther Dyson (86 investments)

13) Kevin Moore (85 investments)

14) David Tisch (83 investments)

15) Dave McClure (79 investments)

16) Semil Shah (74 investments)

17) Max Levchin (72 investments)

18) Jason Calacanis (72 investments)

19) Benjamin Ling (70 investments)

20) Brendan Wallace (67 investments)

21) Tim Draper (66 investments)

22) James Sowers (65 investments)

23) Auren Hoffman (65 investments)

24) Lee Linden (64 investments)

25) Joanne Wilson (63 investments)

26) Farzad Nazem (60 investments)

27) Joshua Schachter (59 investments)

28) Garry Tan (59 investments)

29) Rajan Anandan (57 investments)

30) Xavier Niel (57 investments)

31) Dave Morin (57 investments)

32) Jose Marin (57 investments)

33) Reid Hoffman (55 investments)

34) Keith Rabois (55 investments)

35) Will Herman (55 investments)

36) Scott Belsky (53 investments)

37) Rick Marini (53 investments)

38) Charlie Songhurst (52 investments)

39) Hesham Zreik (52 investments)

40) Bashar Hamood (52 investments)

41) Brad Harrison (51 investments)

42) Gary Vaynerchuk (50 investments)

43) Clark Landry (50 investments)

44) Wayne Chang (50 investments)

45) Dharmesh Shah (50 investments)

46) Mitchell Kapor (50 investments)

47) Ullas Naik (48 investments)

48) Raymond Tonsing (48 investments)

49) Kevin Mahaffey (48 investments)

50) Elad Gil (45 investments)

ANGEL INVESTORS BY EXITS

We all know that venture capital can be a tricky beast. Best exits and timelines are not always concrete when funding happens. Some of the biggest startups with multi-billion dollar valuations have kept raising money in new rounds, without selling or going public. Those may prove to be some of the best investments in the long term. Yet, it is important for entrepreneurs to know which potential partners have had real success in exits.

Here are the five angel investors, in order of the number of exits:

  1. Fabrice Grinda (48 exits)
  2. Ron Conway (48 exits)
  3. Naval Ravikant (38 exits)
  4. Paul Buchheit (37 exits)
  5. David Tisch (35 exits)

Ron Conway and Reid Hoffman also have an over 50% exit rate versus the number of investments they’ve made.

For more information check contact us at InvestorNetworkbyJD@gmai.com anytime!

DISCLAIMER: This is a beta blog and all deal information is provided by AP, Bloomberg, Crunchbase, Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, VentureBeat, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and other 3rd party sources. Please check with the company website for a press release. We do not update our posting or check the source of the news.

Beta Blog JOURNAL by JD Morris launched


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I have launched a beta blog about my journey back to the top!  CHIME Journal by JD Morris.

CIME is defined as:

the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

My goal is something great by July (3q2019) or September (4q2019).

This is in conflict with my main belief: “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!” or do provocative activities that lead to change and great results!

Here is the URL to the beta blog:

https://investornetworkbyjd.blogspot.com/

Many changes to come!

Happy Networking and Investing,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Your Host for Investor Network family of companies

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REPOST: RHC Pipeline Report


We are happy to see one of our friends A round investment grow to an IPO and now M&A growth! JD Morris always says, “Roll or Get Rolled!”

Contact Victoria via LinkedIn or at Victoria@RedHookCapital.co to share our rock and roll strategy!

URL For Full Weekly RHC Pipeline Report:

http://redhookcapital.co/2019/04/rhc-pipeline-report-v19-04-19/

RHC PIPELINE HIGHLIGHT

Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a San Mateo, CA-based business spend management (BSM) company, is to acquire Exari, a provider of contract lifecycle management

Press Release: https://www.coupa.com/newsworthy/press-releases/coupa-announces-intent-to-acquire-contract-lifecycle-management-leader-exari/

(Coupa Software – SEA Link)

RHC PIPELINE REPORT

  • Apollo Global Management will acquire Smart & Final Stores Inc (NYSE:SFS) for approximately $1.1 billion, including debt.
  • Gen.Ga Playa Vista, Calif.-based esports organization, raised $46 million in funding. Investors include Will Smith, Los Angeles Clippers minority owner Dennis Wong, New Enterprise Associates, Conductive Ventures, Battery Ventures, Canaan Partners, SVB Capital, and Stanford University.

Read More via Red Hook Capital’s “RHC Pipeline Report” via this URL:

http://redhookcapital.co/2019/04/rhc-pipeline-report-v19-04-19/

Happy Travels and Networking,

JD Morris

JD Morris

Vice Chairman & Host of Investor Network Destinations

Join him via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdmorris/