BETA: The Capitalization Report v201027 Funds

KEYWORDS: NTTVC, T-Mobile, Brighteye Ventures, China Creation Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, True Ventures


NTTVC, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm formed in collaboration with NTT, launched a $500m fund

T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) has launched T-Mobile Ventures, a new multi-year investment fund focused on early and emerging growth companies developing 5G products and services for the T-Mobile network 

Brighteye Ventures, a Luxembourg-based edtech venture capital firm with offices in London and Paris, announced its $54m first close of its second fund

China Creation Ventures, a Beijing, China-based venture capital firm, closed its second USD fund, at over $300m

OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston, MA-based venture capital firm focused on business software, closed its sixth fund, at $450m

True Ventures, a Palo Alto, CA-based venture capital firm, closed two funds amounting in total to $840m

Menlo Park, Calif.-based venture capital firm Menlo Ventures launched a flagship $500M fund


MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading venture capital firm Menlo Ventures today launched the Inflection Fund.

Menlo Ventures’ Inflection Fund is a $500 million fund designed to target soon-to-breakout companies at the point between venture and growth. With this fund, Menlo Ventures will make investments of $20 – $40 million to propel promising companies into the growth stage. The firm will continue to invest in its areas of expertise including AI, Cloud Infrastructure, FinTech, Marketplaces, Mobility, and SaaS across the broader categories of consumer and enterprise businesses.

“The venture capital market is more competitive than ever, particularly at opposite ends of the spectrum: the number of seed funds is at an all-time high, and the amount of late-stage capital is staggering. The biggest gap in the market is at the early-growth stage or what Menlo calls ‘the inflection stage.’ This is where Menlo intends to focus our new fund,” explained Matt Murphy, managing director of Menlo Ventures. “With the Inflection Fund, we partner with companies at the point where a meaningful injection of capital, introductions to talent and customers, and a helpful partnership will accelerate them to scalable, hypergrowth.”

Companies at the inflection stage show early potential but still carry the risk inherent with scaling an organization, growing a team, and executing against a product roadmap. With the Inflection Fund, Menlo will target companies that demonstrate:

  • A beloved product
  • Early product-market fit (with more than $5M in annual recurring revenue, but often less than $10M)
  • Rapid growth of more than 100% year-over-year
  • Early signs of efficient economics, payback, and retention
  • A strong founding team with a unique perspective on the opportunit

With inflection stage investments in breakout startups such as BitSight, Carta, Chime, Envoy, Everlaw, HomeLight, Rover, ShipBob, Signifyd and Qualia, Menlo Ventures has earned a reputation for identifying great companies ready to take off. The goal is that these fast-growing startups will follow in the footsteps of Menlo’s more established portfolio companies such as Betterment, BlueVine, Pillpack, Poshmark, Uber, and Roku all funded by Menlo at the inflection stage.

The Inflection Fund will be led by Menlo Ventures’ Partners Mark Siegel, Matt Murphy, Shawn Carolan, Tyler Sosin, Venky Ganesan and joined by Steve Sloane, whose recent promotion makes him the youngest partner in Menlo’s 43-year history. Menlo will further build out this team and are actively looking to hire an additional partner, principal, and associate.

“The launch of the Inflection Fund caps a record run for Menlo Ventures,” said Venky Ganesan. “In the last 15 months, Menlo has distributed $2.4 billion to our limited partners. We added four new partners to our team, expanded our focus to include healthcare, and stacked our services team with industry veterans. We’ve never been better equipped to partner with pioneer founders to build the breakout companies of the future. We’ve done that with Poshmark, Uber, and Roku. Who’s next?”

About Menlo Ventures

Menlo Ventures is a venture capital firm that strives to have a positive impact on everything we do. That’s why we support businesses including Betterment, Carta, Roku, Poshmark, Uber, and Warby Parker that are reimagining life and work for the better. Over 43 years we’ve grown a portfolio that includes more than 70 public companies, over 100 mergers and acquisitions, and $5.5 billion under management. We invest at every stage and in every sector, with expertise in Consumer, Enterprise, and Healthcare. From developing market strategies to creating communities, we provide real impact where entrepreneurs need it most. When we’re in, we’re all in.

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AnsibleWorks, a Montecito, Calif.-based provider of open-source IT orchestration solutions, has raised $6 million in new VC funding from Menlo Ventures.

Arkami, an Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based developer of a password management device, has raised $1.8 million in Series A funding from investors like Gordon Clemons, McNeel Capital and Mark

Catavolt, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based provider of a cloud middleware enterprise mobility platform, has raised $5 million in Series B funding. Toba Capital led the round, and was joined by return backer FCA Venture Partners.

 Change Healthcare, a Brentwood, Tenn.-based provider of healthcare consumer engagement and cost transparency solutions, has raised $15 million in new VC funding. HLM Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by Noro-Moseley Partners and return backers BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries, Mitsui & Co., Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund and Solidus Co.

CloudPhysics, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of operations management solutions for virtualized workloads, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byersled the round, and was joined by return backers like Mayfield Fund.

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 Cyvera Ltd., an Israel-based provider of cyber defense solutions to stop zero-day attacks,, has raised $11 million in new VC funding led by Battery

Looker, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based business intelligence startup, has raised $16 million in Series A funding. Redpoint Ventures led the round, and was joined by seed backer First Round

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Bimbo can not eat Twinkies! Plus other deals that closed!


Red Hook Capital continues to look at investing in EBITDA positive deals and provide several referrals to other firms.  Our portfolio company The Morris Team is looking for great 1031 exchange deals for clients ( contact: for real estate and for EBITDA deals ).


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  • Bridge ( )a social investment group focused on the rural Philippines, has launched with $24 million in equity funding from Accion, Bamboo Finance, DEG, FMO and chairman Paul Kocourek.  
  • Energy Capital Partners ( ) has agreed to acquire three merchant generation power stations fromDominion (NYSE: D). No financial terms were disclosed. The stations are in Illinois and 
  • Equistone Partners Europe ( ) has acquired a majority stake in Bretèche Industrie Group, a France-based provider of manufacturing and production equipment for the agro-food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The seller was Azulis Capital, while Céréa Capital co-invested alongside Equistone. No financial terms were disclosed.
  • Heart to Heart Hospice, ( )  a Plano, Texas-based provider of hospice care, has secured a minority equity investment from Summit Partners.
  • Hostess Brands ( ) formally announced that it would sell its snack cake business, including Twinkies, toApollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulos. The two firms had previously been named “stalking horse” bidders, and Hostess says it did not receive any subsequent offers. 
  • Source Refrigeration & HVAC ( ) a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, has acquired TP Electrical, a White, Ga.-based provider of electrical and EMS contracting to commercial clients in the Southeastern United States. 
  • Thomsons Online Benefits Ltd. ( ) a provider of SaaS-based benefit and pension administration, workflow and reporting solutions, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
  • TPG Capital ( )has won the auction for Australian poultry producer Inghams Enterprises at an enterprise value reported to be between A$900 million and $1 billion. TPG beats out The Blackstone Group, in a process managed by Investec Bank.

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  • TripWire ( , a provider of IT security and compliance automation software, has acquired nCircle, a San Francisco-based provider of information risk and security performance management solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. TripWire is owned by Thoma Bravo, while nCircle raised VC funding from such firms as Alta Partners, JK&B Capital, Guide Ventures and Menlo Ventures. 
  • W.H. Smith Co. ( )a maker of hose assemblies and other products for the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial clients, has acquired the IP and select assets of LaBargeProducts Inc., a St. Louis-based maker of critical systems and components for expeditionary military operations. No financial terms were disclosed. W.H. Smith is a portfolio company of JWI Capital

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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:


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

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

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.

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


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

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.

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.

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.



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,, Fusion-io, Juniper, Macromedia, and TiVo.

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